Obinsun Interview: Cute Skulls, Cats, Rainbows – Oh My!

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: July 20, 2020

Joel Robinson (aka. Obinsun) is an artist I’ve admired for a while.

You’ll regularly see his work being promoted and featured on the homepages of Redbubble, Teepublic or Threadless – and his simple but attractive style is highly recognisable.

Joel was kind enough to answer some questions from me about how he got started, what his creative process looks like, and what advice he would give to up and coming T-Shirt artists.

Let’s get into it!

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Merch by Amazon Phone Cases: 6 Tips To Boost Sales

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: July 10, 2020

Phone Cases have landed at Merch by Amazon – allowing artists to create designs for iPhone and Samsung cell phone cases, across various models.

In this article I’ll cover the basics of the phone cases, show you how to setup your artwork for optimum results, and share 6 tips and tricks to help you identify target markets for your designs.

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How To Sell On Teepublic: The Definitive Guide [With 8 Top Selling Tips]

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: October 23, 2020

Welcome to How To Sell On Teepublic – my comprehensive guide to selling your art on Teepublic.

Whether you’re just getting started with Teepublic – or if you’re a succesful Teepublic designer already – this guide has something useful for you.

I’ll explain how Teepublic works, why it’s a great place to sell your artwork, and give you 8 practical Teepublic selling tips that will help grow your sales.

So let’s dive in!

Sell On Teepublic

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The Best Print On Demand Sites for Artists & Designers [October 2020]

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: October 1, 2020

This is my guide to the best Print on Demand sites for artists and designers.

Whether you’re looking for the best place to sell shirts or merch online, or you just want to find more sites like Redbubble – this guide has got you covered.

I’ll compare Redbubble vs. TeeSpring, plus many more – to help you find the right place for your designs.

Best Print on Demand Sites

The 7 Best Print On Demand Sites:

First up, here’s my list of the best Print on Demand websites right now:
(click the name to jump to my in-dept review of each)

In this guide I’ll discuss each of these Print on Demand site in detail, explain why you should use them, and share my personal experience with each site.

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Printify Sample Order

How To Place Your First Printify Order

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: March 23, 2020

Are you thinking of trying out Printify as a potential Print on Demand Fulfilment Partner – but not sure where to start?

If so – I got you. In this article I’ll show you how you can place a sample order with Printify, without having to integrate with any marketplace or storefront. 

In other words, you can test the quality of various Printify providers, without the effort of setting up a full integration. 

I’ll show you:

So let’s dive in!

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Printful Sample Order

How To Place Your First Order With Printful The Right Way (with FREE Shipping & 20% Off)

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: March 23, 2020

If you’re thinking of using Printful as your Print-on-demand fulfilment partner – then placing a sample order is an absolute must.

By placing a sample order you’ll get familiar with Printful’s website and ordering process, plus you’ll be able to judge for yourself the quality of Printful’s products and printing.

In this article I’ll show you..

So let’s get to it!

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Print-On-Demand FAQs

Print-On-Demand For Beginners: Your FAQs Answered

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: May 18, 2020

If you’re new to Print-On-Demand and selling your art online, then you probably have questions. Lots of them.

I get a lot of Print-On-Demand questions, and I see the same ones popping up time and time again.

So I thought I would start a ‘FAQs’ page for common print-on-demand questions that can serve as a useful resource for beginners and veterans alike.

I will keep adding FAQs and updating the information regularly – so if you have a question you’d like to ask, please do so by commenting below. 

I hope this helps!

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Jim Benton

Billions From Bunnies: An Interview With Jim Benton

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: March 7, 2020

Is it a cartoonist? Is it a children’s author? Is it the mind behind the licensing behemoth ‘It’s Happy Bunny®’? 

The answer is yes – because it’s Jim Benton

I bumped into Mr. Benton at the Licensing Expo in Las Vegas last year, and he was kind enough to let me pick his brain for this ‘ere blog post.

My personal thoughts and takeaways follow, but first let’s dive into the incredibly productive mind of the man himself. 

Ladies and gentlemen, I give you: Jim Benton

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David Olenick

From Print-On-Demand To Brick & Mortar: An Interview With Illustrator David Olenick

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: March 7, 2020

There aren’t many T-Shirt designers whose work is as recognisable as that of David Olenick

David is a T-Shirt OG – and his quirky, pun-heavy designs have been a hit across multiple platforms and products since he started submitting to Threadless in 2012. 

In this interview David spills the beans on his journey and his methods – whilst sharing a wealth of advice for aspiring artists – plus some of his predictions for the future of our industry. 


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How To Sell On Redbubble (& Actually Make Money)

by Michael Essek   ·   Updated: June 26, 2020

This is my new and updated guide on how to sell art on Redbubble.

If you want to learn how to sell on Redbubble – and how to make money on Redbubble – then this guide is for you.

I’ll explain exactly how Redbubble works, how to sell on Redbubble, and give you some practical Redbubble selling tips.

These are the same tactics I’ve used to grow my Redbubble sales income from zero to $1000+ dollars a month, every month.

I’ve been selling art on Redbubble since 2013, and in that time I’ve learnt a lot about what works and what doesn’t.

So in this Redbubble tutorial I’ll spell out the mistakes to avoid, and give you everything you need to help your Redbubble store make regular, repeated sales, month after month.

Sell On Redbubble

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