I’ve been selling T-Shirts online for 3+ years, and have made a lot of mistakes along the way.
Thankfully I’ve learnt from those mistakes, and now I make a decent living from my T-Shirt designs.
If you want to make a good income from selling T-Shirts online (and believe me, it is possible to do so – and has never been easier) – then you’ll want to avoid these mistakes.
But first I want to get a few things straight:
- I am not talking here about how to make money from starting your own T-Shirt ‘brand’ – for example setting up your own T-Shirt store on Shopify or similar. (I do have a shopify site, but the majority of my income comes in the form of royalties from print-on-demand sites such as Merch By Amazon, Redbubble, Teepublic and others). If you want to start your own site and deal with customers directly – then you will still get something from these tips, but that is not the type of T-Shirt income I’m discussing primarily.
- I’m talking here about how to make money from T-Shirt designs – not about how to design them, or how to make the best T-shirt design the world has ever seen. Design is obviously important when you want to design T-Shirts that will sell – but I’m not giving photoshop tips and tricks in this article. Rather I’m telling you the principles you need to make decent money from your work.
So with that out of the way, let’s get into the 5 mistakes you should avoid…