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Hey! Today, I want to share with you a fun way that you can make money online with TeeSpring that I am currently trying out. Just like most of you reading this, I’m also always looking for new ways to create an extra stream of income. The more streams of income the better! I want to talk about the website TeeSpring and how I am using it to make money. Some of you may be familiar with the website and for those that are not, I will explain more on what the website does.
What Is TeeSpring?
TeeSpring is a website where you can design custom t-shirts and other apparel such as hoodies, socks, pillows, phone cases, mugs etc using their online design software. Once you create your custom design, you can promote and share a link with your friends who can then buy your custom t-shirt or apparel.
With TeeSpring, your custom shirts aren’t actually made until you have fulfilled a minimum order amount. All you do is create the design and TeeSpring handles all the orders, payments and shipping once a minimum amount of shirts are sold. This works perfectly because you don’t have to worry about carrying inventory, shipping, or dealing with customers. TeeSping handles all of that.
TeeSpring handles all the heavy work, but since you are the one that created the shirt design and marketed it, you as the designer get a cut of the profits for creating the design!
How I Use TeeSpring To Make Money
TeeSpring is mostly known for making t-shirts and I have made t-shirts on their website before, but this time I wanted to try something different and instead used TeeSpring’s platform to make an indoor pillow.
Mother’s Day is around the corner and I wanted to create something for that holiday and so a pillow seemed like a good idea. I liked the idea because it seemed like once the design is created I already have in mind who my target audience will be and how I want to market to them. Here is how I created the pillow design on TeeSpring.
Head over to Teespring.com and hit “Start Designing”. It will ask you to create an account with them. It’s very simple, just the basic name, email, and password.
You will then be asked to “Pick Your Canvas”. They have a number of options to choose from which include:
- Canvas Prints
- Beach Towels
- Phone Cases
- Posters (12″x24″) & (24″x36″)
- Indoor Pillows
- Tote Bags
I am going to focus on indoor pillows for this post to show you what I did. So I selected indoor pillows. This will take you immediately to their design software where you can create a completely unique pillow design from scratch.
Here you can change the color of your pillow or upload an image of the design you would liked placed on your pillow.
Since the theme for my design is centered around Mother’s Day I used Canva to create a simple image that I then uploaded onto the pillow on TeeSpring. It came out looking like this:
Once you finish a design, TeeSpring will let you add a title and description for your product. They will sell your pillow in different sizes and show you the profit you will make at each price point.
Here is how my finished product with title and description came out below. You can also check it out by clicking here. I tried to create a title and description that was clear and straight to the point. Having a clear and clever description can really help sell your item to people on the fence of buying.
And that’s it! Product is ready to be marketed and sold. From here now you can take your custom link for your product and send them to family and friends or you can start running some ad campaigns on Google or Facebook. After I completed my pillow design I went to Facebook and started running some ad campaigns.
Honestly creating the designs are not so hard. The tough part is marketing the items to the right people willing to buy. To me that was the most challenging part. As I’ am creating the Facebook ad I’m thinking of how my headline on the ad and description should be. I tried targeting mothers, soon to be moms, soccer moms and just about every Facebook “mom” group. Since Mother’s Day is around the corner I tried to create a sense of urgency to purchase before the holiday reaches.
With this ad I created, since I am paying per click, I placed the price in the picture. The reason for that is because if I didn’t add the price in the picture I would probably get a bunch of clicks of people just curious to see the cost of the pillow on TeeSpring. I wanted to eliminate any curious buyers and target serious buyers so I also added a “Click To Buy Now” button on the picture as well as a “Limited” stamp. Here is how my Facebook ad came out:
Overall I like the idea of TeeSpring. I think it is a good quick side hustle to make some extra cash here and there. I normally like to use TeeSpring around the holidays and create holiday themed items. If you have an eye for design or can think of witty or clever designs for t-shirts, socks, pillows, etc then I think you should give TeeSpring a try. It is also a good way to practice your digital marketing skills. Once you have those skills down you can almost sell anything online. I’m still working on my marketing skills.
I wanted to share this with you all on how I’m using TeeSpring. I hope the information was helpful and that it inspires you to start making money online. Its amazing how much opportunity to make money is available because of the internet. I encourage you take advantage of it. If you are using TeeSpring or thinking about it, let me know in the comments. I want to here from you and help any way I can!