The clothing niche is huge on the internet with one apparel in particular – T-shirts, and you can see them a lot on drop shipping sites. What if I say that you can make money selling T-shirts online without having to store them in your garage. By using Teespring, you can be a T-shirt designer and an entrepreneur at the same time. Let’s see how you can get started.
What Is Teespring?
The idea of making T-shirts started when two senior students, Walker and Evan, created commemorative shirts to support their favorite local dive bar that was closing down back in 2011. Teespring was born following that successful event and today, it is a creative platform that helps sellers prints custom designed apparel and ship them directly to the buyers.
How Do You Make Money Selling T-Shirts Online With Teespring?
One of the best ways to sell T-shirts is to create a theme (or a campaign) because this will help you get targeted buyers within a certain time period. Without a campaign, your T-shirt will not be special and it would take forever for people to notice your product. A campaign can be related to a worthy cause such as raising donations or an entrepreneurial idea whereby profits are made from the sales.
Once you have a theme in mind, head over to Teespring to create an account.
Step #1 – Design Your Tee
With the easy-to-use Teespring designing platform, you can create your tee by adding/editing text styles and artworks online. When it comes to quality, rest assured that your designs will be printed on names like Hanes and American Apparel, which provides some of the best materials out there for T-shirts.
Step #2 – Set a Campaign Goal
Your goal here refers to how many tee you want to sell and the amount of profit you wish to achieve from the sale. For example, if I want to sell 50 pieces of my Time Rich Worry Free design on Hanes Tagless Tee, my profit is estimated to be about $631+. Each T-shirt design come with different colors and you are encouraged to add varieties to the color and style to optimize your campaign.
Step #3 – Create Your Campaign
Next, you need to give your campaign a nice title and description so that people will know what your T-shirt is all about. You can choose to run the campaign for a minimum of 3 days to a maximum of 21 days. Once you have completed this step, a URL will be generated to direct buyers to the campaign page for them to book their orders.
And this is how your campaign page would look like at the front end;
Step #4 – Marketing Your Campaign
Now, it’s all about getting your campaign out there so that people will know about it. There are a few ways you can go about doing this.
- If you have 3 campaigns or more, you can create a storefront on Teespring to cross promote your T-shirts whenever someone visits the marketplace.
- Share the campaign page within the social networks. Let them know why your campaign is special and why their support can make a difference. Based on the general feedback, Teespring sellers tend to have a lot of success with Facebook postings and ads. So if your target audience is within this network, you should check out their YouTube tutorials on how to get started. Considering that T-shirts are pretty visual, you should also take advantage of Pinterest to promote your apparel.
- Email your families, friends and colleagues and share with them about your T-shirt project.
- Create a WordPress website and blog about your campaign. This way, you can reach out to more audience and make more sales.
How Much Does It Cost?
It’s absolutely free to design your tees or launch your storefront on Teespring. You will only be charged when the campaign reaches the minimum order required for printing, which is usually about 3 to 5.
So, Is Teespring Worthy of Your Time?
Back in the old days, T-shirt sellers have to source for their own suppliers and printers. With Teespring, that’s been taken care of. It’s almost like selling drop ship items, except that they are all YOUR custom design apparels so it makes your business campaign more unique in the eyes of the buyers.
When the designing, printing and shipping works are being handled by someone, you will have more space to focus on the marketing effort. This is really important considering that you have very limited time to make the best out of your campaign.
In summary. Teespring is a wonderful platform whether it is for a personal, business or community project. Everyone loves to have a nice tee that represents something significant. So, wouldn’t it be great to have someone wearing a T-shirt designed by you? 🙂
Can’t wait to get started? Read how you can start an online business selling T-shirts with my recommended training platform at Wealthy Affiliate University.
Do you have any thoughts or questions about this business project idea? Please leave them in the comment area below and I’ll get back to you.