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Develop a Daily Designing Habit

How To Develop A Daily Designing Habit (And Supercharge Your T-Shirt Sales)

Last Updated: October 20, 2016

In order to develop a regular monthly income from T-Shirts online, you need to create a lot of designs. (We discussed this in detail in this previous blog post: Zero To $10k A Month In Passive income from T-Shirts: 3 Key Principles)

Here is where I shifted mindset and started designing daily:

The Impact Of Designing Daily - My Sales Increased After Developing a Daily Designing Habit

…as you can see, my earnings took off not long after.

If I hadn’t shifted to a strategy of daily designing, I don’t think my earnings would be anything like what they are now – and I’m not sure they would have grown significantly at all.

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Daniel Caudill Merch By Amazon

How Non-Designer Daniel Caudill Makes $12k a Month From Merch By Amazon [Q & A Interview]

Last Updated: October 12, 2016

Daniel Caudill isn’t a designer.

He doesn’t use Photoshop.

He doesn’t create illustrations or graphics.

But last month alone Daniel made over $12k from selling T-Shirts online.

And this isn’t just a one-off – Daniel has been seeing similar number for the previous 6 months, with ever increasing monthly numbers before he ever hit $12k.

Daniel Caudill MBA Revenue

Daniel Caudill’s MBA Revenue

The best bit?

Daniel has been doing this for less than 1 year!

Daniel was kind enough to answer some questions about how he managed to achieve such great numbers within such a short space of time – so read on to fast-track your knowledge!

(And check out the links at the end of the article to find out more about Daniel’s Courses and some other excellent resources).

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T-Shirt Artist Interview - Anna-Maria Jung

Success As A T-Shirt Artist: An Interview With Anna-Maria Jung

Last Updated: October 5, 2016

Anna-Maria JungLearning from the success of others is essential if you want to fast-track your T-Shirt income – and I’m pleased to announce that one such succesful person has agreed to share their knowledge with us!

Anna-Maria Jung is a freelance illustrator (and self-confessed full-time nerd) who has been immersed in the online T-Shirt market since 2010, with considerable success.

She has had designs selected for the biggest online T-Shirt stores (Threadless, Teefury etc.) and has attracted over 10,000 followers on Facebook alone!

Anna-Maria was kind enough to answer some questions from myself – so read on for the knowledge bomb, and make sure you check out the links to her amazing blog at the bottom. (and of course follow her on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter for the latest!)

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10k A Month Selling T-Shirts Online

Zero To $10k A Month In Passive income from T-Shirts: 3 Key Principles

Last Updated: September 30, 2016

I’ve been selling T-Shirts online for 3 years.

In that time I’ve sold at least half a million dollars worth of T-Shirts.

In my first month (August 2013) I made about $50.

Last month (august 2016) I made $13k.

10K a Month T-Shirt Income

If you’re looking for a ‘get rich quick’ scheme then you’ve probably already gathered that this isn’t it. Three years is a long time – though I’m pretty sure that if you followed my steps and advice you could reach these numbers (or much better) within 2 years or even less.

So what’s the secret?

No secrets really, but there are a few key principles that have helped me, and I think they will help you.

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Copyright T-Shirt Design

Copyright and T-Shirts: An Introduction To Trademark And Intellectual Property For T-Shirt Designers

Last Updated: September 21, 2016

There is a lot of confusion around ‘copyright’ in the world of selling T-Shirts online.

  • Is it ok to create designs based on Movies, TV Shows or Bands?
  • What if I want to draw a celebrity, and sell that on a T-Shirt?
  • Do I need to register my work to make sure it is copyrighted?
  • What about Trademarks and Intellectual Property?

In this blog post I will clear up these questions and more, so that you’ll have a clear idea of what is ok (and what is not ok) when it comes to creating designs for T-Shirts, and selling them online.

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Print on Demand T-shirt Fulfillment

Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment – Which Company Should You Use?

Last Updated: September 21, 2016

Print-on-demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies seem to be popping up everywhere.

When I started designing T-Shirts in 2013, there were only a couple of options. But now you have several T-Shirt printing and Fulfillment companies with various app and integrations, many of them also offering additional print-on-demand merchandise and products – beyond the standard T-Shirt.

In this post I review and explain some of the differences between the T-Shirt drop-shipping companies that I have used – so you can find the right one for you and your T-Shirt business.

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Where To Sell T-Shirts Online

Where Can You Sell T-Shirts Online? The Ultimate Guide To The Different Types Of Shirt Sites

Last Updated: August 30, 2016

As a newbie designer who wanted to sell T-Shirts online, I felt overwhelmed with the number of websites out there selling Tees.

There’s just so many to choose from!

Which ones have the highest royalties?

Which will bring the most sales?

Which ones have the biggest audiences?

Which ones are right for my style and my designs?

I wanted to make money selling T-Shirts online, but I didn’t really know where to start.

Well after 3+ years of trying and testing almost every T-Shirt site out there, I’ve found out a little about what works and what doesn’t.

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Merch By Amazon Weekly News Blog

Is Merch By Amazon Preparing For A UK Launch?

Last Updated: August 30, 2016

In this week’s Merch By Amazon update, there’s really only one story worth talking about: Rumours of a UK launch.

Since it’s inception, Merch By Amazon has been limited to Amazon.com – so you cannot find or purchase any Merch Shirts on Amazon.co.uk… or the other international Amazon sites. The principle problem would seem to be Amazon’s ability to produce the T-Shirts within ‘Prime Eligible’ limits.

There has been no official word from Amazon, but it seems clear Amazon is at least testing the Merch platform in the UK, judging by this thread in the official forums.

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