Fun! Create T-Shirt Designs & Earn With Spreadshirt

Just upload an image, add it to a shirt, and set your commission! No inventory required.
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  • Lectures 50
  • Length 3 hours
  • Skill Level Beginner Level
  • Languages English
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Published 5/2015 English

Course Description

Update: My students are earning money because of this course! Be sure to watch the free preview videos below to see the testimonials!


[Please watch the free, preview videos before signing up to ensure you can access the software I recommend.]

Would you like to make money from your website? Or maybe you'd like to profit from your social media or YouTube following.

Get ready because you are about to have a ton of fun with this affiliate program, and make some extra money in the process!

P.O.D. (print on demand) programs let you create your own virtual store and start earning right away thanks to affiliate marketing. All you do is upload an image from your computer, add it to the product of your choice, set your commission, promote and start cashing in!

You can sell shirts, hats, mousepads, phone cases, you name it. (This course focuses more on shirts.)

What's even better is the parent company (Spreadshirt) does all the product creation, shipping and handles the customer service.

Spreadshirt is one of my favorite affiliate programs and I know you're going to enjoy it too.

What you're going to learn...

  • How to manage your Spreadshirt account
  • How to create images with text and shapes using Paint (free) and Photoshop
  • Turn a photo into an artistic drawing for your shirts
  • Where to go for image designs (outsourcing)
  • Get strategies for setting your prices
  • Discover how to get your visitors to buy multiple products
  • Create a header for your shop
  • Integrate your shop into your website

If you don't have Photoshop, no worries. I will show you how to use Paint (Windows Only) to create simple images with text and shapes. You can download it for free.

Also, if you don't want to create your own images, you can use Spreadshirt's marketplace images. There are hundreds of thousands of existing designs to choose from.

How Does This All Work?

Let's say you have a golf website and you're looking to sell some golf-related T-shirts. You could either create some images with some golf sayings or search the Spreadshirt marketplace for some existing golf images.

Then add the images to the shirt design of your choice. Next, publish the images to your store and start promoting!

When a sale is made, Spreadshirt creates the shirt, ships it to your visitors, and you get the commission you set for the shirt.

How cool is that?

This is Not an Advanced Design Course

I will be showing you how to use Photoshop and Paint to create some simple designs with text and shapes, but this is not an advanced design course.

I outsource my designs that have the sophisticated artwork, but create my shirts with the text and shapes myself. This course focuses more on showing you how to use text and shapes and you'll also learn where to outsource images.

However there is one intermediate lesson in the course that will show you how to take a photo and turn it into a sketch/artistic drawing for your shop. Cool stuff!

So what are you waiting for? Spreadshirt is so much fun and I know you're going to enjoy it. Join today so you can start learning and creating!

NOTE: This course is for people creating shops for customers in the U.S. only.

What are the requirements?

  • Paint or Photoshop (one or the other) Paint is free
  • If you use a Mac, you must use Photoshop
  • A free Spreadshirt Account
  • One video covers using a draw tablet but you can still do a lot without one

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Setup a Spreadshirt Account
  • Learn the Basics of Paint and Photoshop
  • Create Simple Images in Paint or Photoshop
  • Take a Photo and Turn it Into a Sketch Drawing
  • Make Strategic Decisions About Pricing for the Shirts
  • Learn Several Ways to Promote Your Shop
  • Discover What Kinds of Shirts Sell Best
  • Find Out Where to Outsource Your Designs
  • Integrate Your Shop Into Your Website

Who is the target audience?

  • Perfect if you're looking for another way to monetize your site or following
  • Great for people who want to learn the basics of Photoshop and/or Paint
  • This course does not cover website creation

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Course Intro (Please Watch Before Buying!)

Highlighting student reviews.


See how their commission structure works.

Can You Earn Without a Website or Following?

Setting the right expectations before you join.


Going over the software you'll need for this course.


Get a 30-day free trial of Photoshop CC to take this course and make some shirts.


How to get into the private group for this course.

Section 2: Your Image Files

Find out what formats are best for your images.

Section 3: Intro to
Introduction to Paint and the Tools Used

Using Paint to create an image with a shape and picture.

Section 4: Intro to Photoshop

Learn how to get a 30 day trial of Photoshop to use for this course.

Intro to Photoshop and The Tools Used
How to Create an Image With Photoshop
Section 5: Image Effects (Paint and Photoshop)
How to Color Parts of an Image

Cool trick to create an interesting effect with shapes.


Use the stretched text effect for emphasis


How to rotate text in Photoshop and Paint


How to underline your text


A neat trick that will show you how to take a photo and turn it into a drawing. Link for Plugins
How to Add a Stroke Around Text (Photoshop Only)

Use Paint's Curved Line feature to draw a curved line in seconds.


An option to do even more cool effects with your images.

How to Create Distressed/Worn Text in Photoshop
How to Turn Your Photos Into Usable (Vector) Formats
Design Inspiration

Add fonts to your computer so you can have more design options with your shirts.


How to check if a phrase is copyrighted.

Section 6: Other Ways to Get Images / Outsourcing

Find out how to buy rights to stock photos you want to use on your shirts.


If you need additional art for your shirt to make it pop, this is a great site.

Outsourcing Images
Section 7: Your Shop (For Accounts Created in Fall 2016 or Later)
New vs. Old Spreadshirt Interface

Learn how to setup your shop and begin creating products.


Learn about the different shop customization options to help make your store your own!


Here's my strategy for pricing that seems to work best.

Section 8: Your Shop (For Accounts Created Fall 2016 or Before)
Starting / Opening Your Shop
Adding Products to Your Shop

How to update your shop settings and layout.


How to use the Spreadshirt Text Tool to add custom text.


Learn about the Design Settings in Spreadshirt.


Add images to different sides of the shirt.

How to Integrate Your Shop Into WordPress With a Plugin
Section 9: Promotion

Here are several ways to promote your shirts and shop.

Pricing Strategies to Boost Your Income

I had to eat my words about certain products not selling.

How to Create Awesome Product Thumbnails for Facebook
BONUS: Insider Tips From Spreadshirt Employee
Upload to Other P.O.D. Sites and Make More!
Section 10: Conclusion

Wrapping it up!

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Instructor Biography

Lisa Irby, Owner of 2 Create a Website & Entrepreneur

I'm a full-time Internet entrepreneur who has taught thousands of people online about website creation and marketing through my site, podcast and YouTube channel.

In 2002, I began educating others to create their own websites and monetize them with AdSense, affiliate marketing and more. In 2006, I quit my full-time job to grow my online business full time.

Since then I have learned to use a lot of different tools and software and have also done consulting part-time for those who want to learn more about website creation and Internet Marketing.

I am ecstatic to broaden my reach to the Udemy community and look forward to teaching even more people online.

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