15 Things About Selling T-Shirts Online

15 Things I’ve Learnt About Selling T-Shirts Online

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

I’m three and a bit years into selling T-Shirts online, and I’ve just begun to learn a few things. (!)

I wish someone would have been around to tell me this stuff when I was starting out. But sometimes it’s best to learn things the hard way.

Here’s my purpose with this article: to help the young designer or illustrator get a clearer picture of the key principles that have the biggest impact on your success selling T-Shirts.

If you can grasp and apply these principles, I believe you will be streets ahead of your competition.

Like any business (and be in no doubt – as soon as you start trying to make money from something, you are starting a business) – making money from T-Shirts online takes hard work and dedication. But working hard on the wrong things is not going to be effective. With a clear understanding of what matters and how to achieve your goals, you are much more likely to succeed.

So let’s get into it!

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Merch By Amazon Review

Merch By Amazon Review: Merch vs. Redbubble vs. Teepublic vs. Etsy – Where Is My Income Coming From?

Last Updated: April 10, 2017

Merch By Amazon is all the rage right now – but the business model of Merch is nothing new.

Sites like Zazzle, Cafepress, Redbubble and Teepublic have allowed artists to make money from their designs for several years.

So how does Merch compare to these other sites? That’s what we’re going to look at in this Merch By Amazon review – as we delve into my income from various T-Shirt websites.

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Develop a Daily Designing Habit

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

Last Updated: May 8, 2017

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: April 10, 2017

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: April 10, 2017

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: April 10, 2017

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: April 10, 2017

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: July 28, 2017

Update: I’ve written a new article for 2017 that goes into a bit more detail on the various Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies and why you would want to use one – with some new recommendations. You can check it out here: The Best Print-On-Demand T-Shirt Fulfillment Companies To Use In 2017

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: April 11, 2017

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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