Do you have a creative streak in you?
Do you look at a fabric and say, I could have designed this better?
Do you want to make money using only your ideas and zero investment?
If the answer to all the above questions is yes, then you should explore Teespring.
Teespring allows you to create customized items and sell them to anybody who might be interested in buying. The way Teespring works is, you create a design for an item (t-shirts, pillows, phone cases etc.), set a sales goal and promote the design to anybody who might be interested. Teespring handles the manufacturing and delivery for you.
Once you reach the sales goal, you get paid the profit that you were promised. Awesome isn’t it?
How to design t-shirts and sell them with Teespring?
The first step is to register with Teespring. Once you are registered, you can start designing your t-shirt.
#1 T-Shirt Design
#2 Sales Price & Goal
You can decide the price of your t-shirt and the number of t-shirts you expect to sell. It is important to have realistic expectations when it comes to setting sales goal, because Teespring will not pay you unless you reach the sales goal. Each campaign runs for a specified duration and if you feel like you may not achieve your goal by the time the campaign ends, you have the option of reducing your goal. This will ensure that you do not come out empty handed.
#3 Get A Name For The Campaign
#4 Promote your product
Anybody who tells you, they achieved their sales goal without advertising is either lying or is a sheer genius. If you expect to achieve your sales goal, you will have to spend some money towards advertising. Facebook ads are the #1 option according to me as you can filter out your audience to the last detail.
- Consider hiring a graphic designer to ensure your thoughts are beautifully transferred on to the design. Sites like Fiverr and Odesk can be of great help in such cases.
- It is easy to market to a niche than to general public. Pick a niche like vegan,fitness enthusiast, college kids etc.
- Use sites like Teeview to find out what works.
- Give the buyer choice of colors and other options
- Join Teespring groups on facebook for inspiration and help.
Even if you don’t succeed with your first campaign don’t loose heart. One of the guys who made over 100K selling on Teespring had 21 failed attempts before he tasted success. The key is to persevere and become better with each iteration.
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