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Build A T-Shirt Business - No Upfront Costs or Inventory Required | Teespring, Merch by Amazon, Redbubble, & More!
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Created by Jason Gandy
Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 4.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Get started on multiple platforms such as Merch by Amazon, Teespring, Redbubble & More!
  • Create or purchase quality designs for your t-shirt business
  • Research target markets using tools & resources to find a niche for your designs
  • Create a keyword list using various methods to use for listing optimization & SEO
  • Free & paid marketing strategies to promote your shirt designs such as targeted ads on Facebook & Google Adwords
  • And Tons More! (Check out the preview videos and curriculum below)
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Requirements
  • You do not have to be a designer to build your t-shirt design business
  • Little to no cost is required to start your own t-shirt business with the method we teach
  • You do not need to purchase or store any inventory for your business
  • You can run your t-shirt business from anywhere with a computer and internet connection
Description

Are you ready to start an online business that DOES NOT require any startup costs? A business that doesn't require you to store or purchase any inventory? 

Welcome to the 'How to Start A T-Shirt Business | Online Marketplaces' training course from Quantum Courses!


Start Building Your T-Shirt Business Today!

Learn how to start a t-shirt design business by leveraging online sales channels & marketplaces, such as Merch by Amazon, Teespring, Redbubble and more!

This business requires little to no upfront costs, does NOT require you to store or purchase product inventory, and can grow to be a major source of income over time. With this business model, you can simply upload your shirt designs to one or more of the online marketplaces and sales channels, and get your royalty payments as customers make purchases.

Get started on multiple sales channels such as Merch By Amazon, Teespring, Redbubble, CafePress and many more!

We will setup each platform one-by-one, and go over various strategies for each marketplace such as my secret strategy to tier-up on Merch by Amazon, and how to set up your Facebook Pixel on Teespring to gather data & create custom audiences for targeted ad campaigns.

Follow along as I create & purchase designs for my t-shirt business, setup & upload designs to various platforms, create high quality image & video mockups, and promote my designs using multiple free & paid methods!


Leverage Online Sales Channels

By leveraging online sales channels such as Merch by Amazon & Teespring to build your t-shirt business, you can focus all your attention to creating or purchasing your designs, and let the online marketplaces handle the product production,shipping, marketing and even the customer service!

With the methods we discuss in the course, you can get started building your t-shirt business today with little to no upfront cost. Also, you are not required to store or purchase ANY inventory, and you don’t even have to be a designer to start using the strategies we will go over in the course.


Why Should You Enroll Now?

You get to follow me step by step as I go over how to perform market & keyword research, how to purchase quality designs at a low cost, how to create your own designs using free software & tools, how to signup & upload designs to multiple platforms such as Merch by Amazon & Teespring, how to market and promote your designs to increase sales & customers using both free & paid promotion strategies, and tons more!

Although the marketplaces we discuss will market your designs for you, it is still important to promote your brand and products yourself as well. We will go over various ways you can market and promote your designs, using both free and paid methods to increase traffic and sales. 

We will discuss marketing strategies such as creating brand pages on Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest in order to begin building a following and customer base. You will watch me as I create targeted ad campaigns in Google Adwords, and use customer data to create laser targeted ads in Facebook.


What We Will Cover

  • How to Create T-Shirt Designs
  • Where Purchase Quality T-Shirt Designs
  • Download & Use The Free Photo Editor
  • Download A T-Shirt Template for Your Designs
  • Research Your Niche & Target Market
  • Perform Keyword Research & Create Your Keyword List
  • Get Started on Multiple Platforms (Merch by Amazon, Teespring, etc.)
  • Product Listing Optimization & SEO
  • Create Brand Pages for Your Business on Facebook, Instagram & Pinterest
  • Install The Facebook Pixel on Teespring
  • Create Mockup Photos & Videos of Your Designs for Marketing
  • Free Marketing & Promotion Strategies 
  • Paid Marketing & Promotion Strategies
  • Create Custom & Lookalike Audiences on Facebook
  • Create Targeted Ads on Facebook & Google Adwords
  • ...And Much More!


Time To Take Action!

I encourage you to take a moment to view the course preview videos, and browse through the curriculum so you can see how much value and information you will learn by enrolling. 

It will take some time for you business to grow, so take action now and get started today!

When you enroll in this course today, you will finally have the tools you need to move forward with building your online t-shirt business!

We offer a 30-day money back guarantee because we are confident in the information and value provided in this course. This option is available if you have any issues or concerns, so there is very little risk to start learning today.

Enroll now and start learning with me today... 

See you in the course!

Jason G

Who is the target audience?
  • Anyone seeking to learn how to leverage online sales channels to build a t-shirt business
  • Anyone looking to start an online business with little to no startup costs
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Curriculum For This Course
61 Lectures
04:19:33
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Introduction to the T-Shirt Business
2 Lectures 04:29
  • There are many methods available for you to build a t-shirt business, but we will focus on how to easily use online marketplaces that already have a customer base to sell to your shirts & designs

  • My goal for this course is to help you get started with your online t-shirt business at the lowest cost possible

  • Leveraging online sales channels and marketplaces allows you to get started quickly, simply and also cheaply

  • Services such as TeeSpring and Merch by Amazon allow you to generate income by simply creating tee shirt designs, and upload your designs to their platform

Preview 03:02

  • We will focus on three main platforms, which include TeeSpring, Redbubble and Merch by Amazon

  • These are among the most popular platforms today to leverage in order to build an online t-shirt business

  • Follow me step by step as you watch me setup each platform, and upload my designs to be listed for sale

  • You will learn how to either create your own t-shirt designs, or how to outsource the work using various methods that we will cover in the course

  • You can start by focusing on only one platform, but you should also think about opening new income streams by adding your shirt designs to all the platforms we discuss

  • Once you upload your designs to the various platforms, you will also need to do some marketing and promotions to boost your sales

  • We will cover various marketing methods such as creating a Facebook business page and running targeted ads
Start A T-Shirt Business | Course Overview
01:27
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How to Purchase T-Shirt Designs
6 Lectures 29:07
  • One of the biggest concerns most people have about starting a t-shirt business is where to get shirt designs

  • Many people want to start their own t-shirt business, but are not sure how to get designs for their shirts

  • Luckily nowadays, you do not have to be a graphic designer just to get your shirt designs

  • There are multiple places where you can purchase shirt designs for you to upload and sell

  • In this section, we will take a look at a few different services that you could use to purchase your designs

  • Each shirt design can be repurposed and used on every platform you decide to build for your business
Purchasing T-Shirt Designs | Section Overview
01:24

  • Fiverr is probably the most risky place to purchase designs that we will discuss

  • The designs are typically cheaper on FIverr, but you also have to watch out for copycats and people stealing designs from others

  • Make sure you research each designer you plan to use, and make sure they are a trusted source

  • That being said, Fiverr still has many excellent designers to work with

  • I recommend finding and favoriting trusted designers to use on future projects as well
The Cheapest & Fastest Place to Purchase Shirt Designs!
07:42

  • Now let’s take a look at another great place you can find designers for your t-shirts designs

  • Formerly known as Odesk, Upwork can connect you with some great freelancers to help with your designs

  • All you have to do is post a description of the job you have, and upwork will analyze your needs and connect you with the best candidates

  • One of the main differences between upwork and fiverr is that the freelancers are screened to make sure you get quality work and designs each time
Get Pre-Vetted Freelancers to Create Your Shirt Designs
04:11

  • The next place we will look at to purchase designs for your tshirts is a new company called ToEazy.com

  • To Eazy is a new service for t-shirt companies to easily purchase shirt designs

  • The designs are reasonably priced at around $8-$12, and the designers will create custom artwork for your shirts
Purchasing T-Shirt Designs from this Platform is Way to Easy!
08:07

  • In this lecture, we will go over the process to purchase t-shirt designs from 99Designs

  • 99 Designs has been around for awhile, and is a trusted source for quality freelancers

  • Although it can be on the more expensive side, you will be able to select your favorite design from a range of designers

  • You can actually hold a contest for designers, and you can select the winner and the design you like the best
Hold A Contest For Freelancers To Create Your T-Shirt Design
04:39

  • In this lecture, we will discuss how to get designs for your tshirts from a brand new platform called MerchCandy

  • Merch candy is a new membership site that specializes in providing t-shirt designs for Merch by Amazon

  • Although the designs are for Merch by Amazon, you can still upload them to all the other platforms as well

  • I’ve never used this platforms, but it was created by some respected guys in the Merch by Amazon space
Access Dozens of Completed T-Shirt Designs By Becoming A Member
03:04

Purchasing Designs Quiz

Purchasing Designs | Section Quiz
1 question
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How to Create Your Own T-Shirt Designs
6 Lectures 20:46
  • So we’ve gone over various places to purchase shirt designs, so now let’s discuss how you can create the designs yourself

  • In this section, we will look at the various tools and resources you can use to create your own tshirt designs

  • It’s highly important to keep the costs of your designs low in order to make a profit

  • We will discuss how you can create designs for little or no cost

  • In order to create your own designs, you will need a photo editor, text or fonts, and royalty free images

  • If you are already a designer, and have other tools such Photoshop, feel free to use this

  • But im going to show you another program similar to Photoshop that you can download for free to create and edit your designs
How to Create T-Shirt Designs | Section Overview
02:18

  • In this lecture, we will download and discuss a free photo editor called GIMP

  • GIMP is a great free tool that you can use to edit your designs when starting your t-shirt business

  • It lacks many features that are included with an advanced image editor like photoshop, but GIMP has everything you need to start creating t-shirt designs for free

  • If you plan to sell on Merch by Amazon, you can even download a t-shirt design template specifically created to be used with GIMP
Download This FREE Photo Editor To Create & Edit Designs
03:54

  • In this lecture, we will look at one of my favorite places to get text or fonts for my t-shirt designs

  • I have been using this website for years, and I love the many variations you can create with the text graphics and designs

  • The site is called Cool Text, and it’s a free online text graphics generator

  • You can create your text design on the cool text website, then download the PNG file of the text image to edit in GIMP

  • Many of my designs are simply text statements or sayings, without an any images or photos

  • Sometimes just simple text on a tshirt can sell very well
Get Text & Font For Your Designs...For Free!
03:56

  • In this lecture, we will take a look at one of the most popular websites to get royalty free images

  • Whenever downloading images online, you have to make sure you have the rights to use it

  • Many websites are available where you can purchase images and licenses for your shirts such as Shutterstock

  • But I wanted to introduce you to a image site where you can get royalty free images for free called Pixabay

  • Pixabay has thousands of royalty free images to help you get started with your t-shirt business
My Favorite Place to Get Royalty Free Images
02:24

  • I wanted to go over 1 more website where you can get royalty free images for your shirt designs

  • There are dozens of sites you could use to get your images, but some can be costly

  • I wanted to show you some cheaper options to keep startup costs low

  • Remember that you have to make sure you have the rights to use any image you get online

  • FreePik has thousands of royalty free images, and you can even access even more by becoming a premium member

  • By becoming a member, you can download and use any image without giving attribution
Become A Member Here to Access Thousands of Images for Your Designs
02:57

  • Now that we have decided on a shirt design concept, created our text and selected an image to use, we can now put them all together to create your first shirt design in GIMP

  • You should have already downloaded and installed GIMP in the beginning of this section, and downloaded your text and image to your computer

  • GIMP is a free photo editor and is not as powerful as other editing programs

  • Remember GIMP is a free photo editor and may run slowly at times, but it’s great if you need to get started on a low budget

  • So let’s look at how to add the text and image to GIMP, and export your design so you can upload it to all the platforms you plan to sell on

  • Go ahead and open up GIMP on your computer

  • You should have downloaded your text and image to a folder on your computer

  • Make sure you know where these are
Create & Export Your First Completed T-Shirt Design!
05:17

Go through the course section, and use the tools & resources to create your first t-shirt design.
Create Your First T-Shirt Design
1 question

Creating Shirt Designs Quiz

Creating Shirt Designs | Section Quiz
1 question
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Market Research, Keywords & Trademarks For Your T-Shirt Business
8 Lectures 28:39
  • In this section, we will go over how to perform market research for you t-shirt business, find keywords to use in your product listing, and ways to check for trademarks

  • Market research is how you find out current trends, what’s popular and customer demand for products

  • In order to succeed, you have to know your niche and what they are looking for

  • For each design you create, you have to perform adequate research in three different areas

  • The three areas we will be going over are niche or market research, Keyword and SEO research, and also trademark research

  • Each design you create should be in a market that has enough demand, your t-shirt listing should have good keywords to increase SEO, and your images and text must be free of trademarks and copyrights
Market Research, Keywords & Trademarks | Section Overview
01:50

  • There are many places both online and offline where you can get ideas for your shirt designs

  • This can range from hearing about a new trend all the kids are doing at school from your little nephew, to researching the latest trending topics using online resources

  • Remember to keep an open mind when brainstorming shirt designs, inspiration can come from anywhere

  • Some of my favorite places online to get ideas are Google Trends, Amazon, and Social Media platforms

  • On Google trends, you can see real time trending topics and the search demand for any subject

  • If you search on Amazon, you can see which shirt and topics are already selling well


Selecting A Niche | Create Your Niche List
02:11

  • In the previous lecture, you should have brainstormed some possible niches for your shirt designs, and niched down to sub and micro niches

  • In this lecture, we will be going over how to research the niches on your list to find the best opportunities on Google Trends

  • Google trends is a very useful tool that allows you to see the current trend and other valuable information on any topic

  • We will go through your main, sub and micro niches to check popularity and demand

  • We want to research the current trends to see how many people are searching for and are interesting in a particular market
Market Research | Check Market Trends & Demand
04:18

  • In this lecture, we will take a look at another method to research markets for your shirt designs

  • One of the best ways to research what niches and products are actually selling the best is to check the largest online retailer, which is of course Amazon

  • Amazon is a great resource for you to use when researching markets and products to see what products are in demand

  • Each item on Amazon has a BSR, also known as best seller rank, which gives you an indication of how quickly an item is selling

  • In order to check a product’s BSR, you have to click on the product and search the information on the product listing

  • But to save you tons of time, I will also show you how to download a free Chrome app which will allow you to see all the product BSR’s on the search page

  • Downloading the AMZ Seller Browser app gives you the ability to easily and quickly research the best seller ranking of t-shirts on Amazon

  • After checking how popular a product is, you also want to check both the competition, and also how saturated the market is
Market Research | What is Already Selling?
05:43

  • In order for customers to find your t-shirts, you must have good keywords and seo so that your product is displayed in search results

  • This requires using good keywords that customers are actually searching for in your product listing

  • In this lecture, we will perform keyword research using Google keyword planner

  • The google keyword planner is a very useful tool that allows you to check keyword search volume to see which one’s perform the best

  • You want to create a keyword list and add all the top performing keywords so that you can  include them in your t-shirt listing headline, bullet points and description
Create A Keyword List | Keyword Research for SEO
04:18

  • One of the best ways to get the best performing keywords to add to your t-shirt listings is to actually spy on the competition

  • You can easily check and see which shirt designs in a particular market is selling the best by researching the designs on Merch by Amazon

  • Merch by Amazon is a new program that allows designers to upload their artwork and sell them using the ‘print on demand’ service

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to search your competitor's top selling designs, and see which keywords are working for them

  • Amazon is the largest online retailer, and one of the best places to research markets, niches and products
Spy on Your Competitors Keywords | What is Already Working?
03:12

  • There is one more place I wanted to discuss to get keywords to add to your product listings

  • Researching relevant keywords is very important and must be done in order to increase your product's SEO and visibility online

  • The best keywords you can possibly use are called ‘buyer keywords’

  • These are the keywords that customers are searching for when actually purchasing a product

  • It can be difficult to find buyer keywords, but in this lecture, I will show you one of my favorite places to get ‘buyer’ keywords that are generated from purchases on Amazon

  • Scientific seller offers a free keyword research tool that allows you to easily check the ‘buyer’ keywords for any market or product
How to Search 'Buyer' Keywords From Amazon
02:22

  • After you purchase or create your designs, and before you start selling them, you always want to make sure the design isn’t trademarked by someone else

  • Most designers you purchase from online are honest, but there are many who will steal designs from others as well

  • It’s recommended to use the most reputable designer you can find or afford to avoid any problems

  • You want to find images that are royalty free or that are able to be used under the creative commons license

  • Creative commons is a range of creative works available for others to build upon legally and to share

  • You always want to perform trademark research to avoid any future legal issues

  • The best way to check trademarks and copyrights is to hire a IP Attorney, but there is a simple check you can perform online to initially research trademarks for designs on your own
Trademarks & Copyright Research | Avoid Future Issues
04:45

Review the marketing section of the course, and use the information & resources to create a keyword list to use when optimizing your product listing. You need relevant keywords for your titles, descriptions and product tags. Relevant keywords can improve your listing SEO and search engine ranking.
Create Your Keyword List | Keyword Research
1 question

Marketing & Keywords

Marketing & Keywords | Section Quiz
1 question
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Getting Started on Merch By Amazon
7 Lectures 31:25
  • In this section, we will go over how to get started with Merch by Amazon

  • Merch by Amazon is a relatively new platform that allows designers to upload their t-shirt designs, and Amazon will use their ‘print on demand’ service to fulfill customer orders

  • Merch by Amazon is an amazing program that allows you to easily sell your t-shirt designs without having to purchase or store any inventory

  • This is a new program, and constantly making changes and improvements

  • But as of now, you may start with tier 10, and the ability to upload 2 shirts per day until you have a maximum total of 10 shirts available for sale at one time

  • After you make your first 10 sales, you will automatically be tiered up to tier 25

  • The goal is to continue making sales in order to continuing tiering up

  • The higher your tier, the more shirts you can have live on Amazon, which should result in increased sales

Getting Started on Merch By Amazon
01:44

  • In this lecture, we will take a look at and do a quick overview of the Merch by Amazon platform

  • Merch by Amazon has an easy to use user interface where you can manage your account

  • You can edit your designs, upload new designs, check your payments & royalties, get updates about the platform, and much more
Merch By Amazon | Platform Overview
04:25


  • In this section, we will go over how to request an invitation to join the Merch by Amazon program

  • Merch by Amazon is an invitation only platform, and requires approval from the Amazon team before you can join

  • I recommend apply to merch by amazon as soon as possible, because it could actually takes months before you are accepted

  • I’ve been hearing people getting accepted sooner recently, but many people wait 3 months or more before getting approved

  • We will discuss a few things you can do that may help you get accepted faster
  • In this section, we will go over how to request an invitation to join the Merch by Amazon program
  • Merch by Amazon is an invitation only platform, and requires approval from the Amazon team before you can join
  • I recommend apply to merch by amazon as soon as possible, because it could actually takes months before you are accepted
  • I’ve been hearing people getting accepted sooner recently, but many people wait 3 months or more before getting approved
  • We will discuss a few things you can do that may help you get accepted faster
Applying For Merch By Amazon | Invitation Only
05:50

  • After you have been approved for Merch by Amazon, you will then have access to the Merch dashboard

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to create designs for Merch by Amazon by downloading the t-shirt design template to use with GIMP photo editor

  • You should have already downloaded the free GIMP photo editor earlier in the course

  • The design template insures your design will have the correct size requirements for the Merch by Amazon platform

  • Whether you purchase a design or create your own, you still want to use the design template before uploading your design

  • We will go over how to download the T-Shirt Template from Merch resources, and I will use the bowling design I purchased earlier in the course as an example design to edit in GIMP

  • You can still access the t-shirt design template and other resources even if you have not been accepted into merch by amazon yet

  • This is great so that you can go ahead and start getting your designs ready to go for when your account gets approved

Creating Designs For Merch By Amazon | T-Shirt Template
06:53

  • By now you should have either purchased or created your own design using the resources we discussed earlier in the course, and edited your design for Merch by Amazon using the t-shirt design template in GIMP

  • In this lecture, we will go over the steps to upload your shirt design to the Merch by Amazon platform

  • Your design must be 4500 x 5400 pixels, in PNG format with a transparent background

  • If you followed along in the last video, your design should be ready to go

  • You will also need the keyword list you created in the previous section to help write your t-shirt listing title, bullet points, and description
Uploading Designs to Merch By Amazon
07:44

  • In this lecture, I wanted to show you the strategy I just used to quickly tier up from tier 25, to tier 100 on Merch by Amazon

  • With Tier 100, I can now upload up to 100 designs at one time

  • This strategy doesn’t require any extra time or effort, and can be used to help upgrade whatever tier you are currently at

  • So as you can see here, I now have the ability to sell up to 100 different t-shirt designs at any one time

  • When starting out on Merch by Amazon, you should not worry much about profit

  • You want to try and tier up as fast as possible so you can eventually offer hundreds or thousands of shirts to customers
My Secret Strategy to Tier Up Fast | How I Quickly went from Tier 25 to Tier 100
02:25

  • The most important thing to focus on when starting out on merch by amazon is tiering up

  • When starting out, don’t worry much about your royalties and profits

  • You main goal is to tier up quickly until you have the ability to upload hundreds or thousands of shirt designs on the merch by amazon platform

  • Once you have tested out various designs and tiered up to higher level, you can then raise prices on shirts with good bsr rankings and increase your royalties

  • Merch by amazon is a long term platform, not a get rich quick scheme

  • It will take time to tier up and build your business on the platform
Tiering Up on Merch By Amazon
02:24

Apply to Merch by Amazon & Upload Your First Design
Get Started on Merch by Amazon
2 questions

Merch By Amazon

Merch By Amazon | Section Quiz
1 question
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Getting Started on TeeSpring
9 Lectures 48:21
  • In this section, we will be going over how to get started with selling your designs using the Teespring platform

  • Teespring is a great marketplace that is free to use, and doesn’t require an invitation, so you can get started today

  • They not only allow you to create and sell your designs on t-shirts, but also other apparel, pillows, canvas prints, mugs and more

  • The platform is an online marketplace that has millions of users

  • You can use Teespring to create a line of products that feature the designs that you create

  • Similar to Merch by Amazon, Teespring is free to use, and they only get paid if you make sales

  • With this business model, it is in Teespring’s best interest to provide you with all the tools and resources you need to create and sell your products

  • Production costs may vary depending the product you wish to add your designs to
Getting Started on Teespring | Section Overview
02:05

  • In this lecture, we will be going over the process to create your account on Teespring

  • The signup process is very simple, and does not require approval like Merch by Amazon

  • After you register your account, you will then have access to the Teespring dashboard

  • Here you can access your account dashboard settings in order to provide your profile, marketing and payment information

  • You can provide profile information such as your display name, phone number and login info

  • You also can update your marketing preferences such as choose whether to opt-in to retargeting, Teespring marketplace and more

  • And finally, we will look at where to add your paypal information to receive your payments
Create Your Teespring Account | Signup & Settings
03:46

  • In the previous lecture, you should have already created your Teespring account and added your account information

  • In this section, we will be going over a quick overview of your teespring creator dashboard

  • Teespring is a great platform that provides you with everything you need to get your design  business up and running

  • You can find helpful insights into sales trends, monitor your online business analytics, view and edit your products and storefront, and even create designs directly in the Teespring designer
Teespring Dashboard | Platform Overview
04:14

  • The Teepring platform not only provides you with the tools you need to create and upload designs, but also allows you to track your analytics and sales by adding conversion tracking codes

  • Conversion tracking allows you to analyze your sales data and get insight into the habits, interests and characteristics of your customers

  • This information allows you to create laser targeted marketing campaigns to get more customers similar to the one’s that have already purchased from your store

  • Teespring allows you to easily integrate tracking codes from multiple sites, including facebook, google and twitter

  • In this lecture, we will be going over the process of adding the Facebook Pixel to your Teespring account
Teespring Conversion Tracking | Facebook Pixel Example
05:01

  • Teespring not only allows you to upload your own designs to the platform, but they also provide you with the capability to create new designs using the Teespring Designer, right on their website

  • Earlier in the course, you should have either created or purchased a shirt design

  • In this lecture, we will go over the process to add your designs to Teespring, and also how you can create and upload a new design right on the teespring website using the teespring designer

  • To sell your products on the Teespring platform, you need to create a Teespring campaign

  • After you upload or create your design, simply select the products you wish to sell on your design on such as t-shirts or mugs, add your title and description, select the price you want to set for your products and launch your campaign

  • In order to improve your search rankings, you will need to add good relevant keywords to your product listing title and description

  • Make sure you have your keyword list you created earlier in the course for your design
Preview 10:02

  • Teespring not only allows you to run time specific campaigns, but also let’s you create your own branded storefront for your business

  • In this lecture, we will discuss Teespring storefronts, and how to set one up for your products

  • Having a storefront can help with branding your business and increase the chance that customers will purchase more than one product from your store

  • Just like with Teespring campaigns, you can set up continuous relaunch so your campaigns consistently run for the specified number of days, ship products to customers, and relaunch

  • You can also customize your storefront with your own branding by adding a custom banner, selected products, and your own brand logo
Build Your Teespring Storefront | Header, Banner, About Page & Products
09:40

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to check your analytics for your teespring products

  • You can easily track the activity on your account by using the analytics tools on your teespring dashboard

  • You can view data such as the number of orders made on a campaign, the conversion rate of customers that visit your campaign and purchase, and your estimated profit or payout based on how many items are sold and the price of each item

  • We will also discuss some of the marketing options offered by Teespring

  • The Teespring website states that 1 out of 5 sales on Teespring comes from Teespring marketing

  • In order to reach the most customers, I recommend opting into all available Teespring marketing options such as retargeting, boosted ads, and campaigns on the Teespring marketplace
Teespring Analytics & Marketing Options | Retargeting, Boosted Ads & More
04:09

  • What makes Teespring such a great platform, is all the tools that they provide to not only create your designs, but also the marketing and promotional services they provide to help you sell more designs.

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to create a promotion for your products, and also how to enable upsells to potentially get multiple sales from a single customer

  • Everything you need is available from your Teespring dashboard, so let’s head there now and set up our first promotion

  • For now, we will focus on how to create your promotion, and later in the marketing section of the course, we will go over how to display your promotion to potential customers using various marketing methods
Create A Teespring Campaign Promotion & Enable Up-Sells | Discount Codes
05:58

  • Not only does teespring provide an easy to use dashboard to manage your account, but they also have a seller app that you can use to manage your account on the go

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to download the teespring seller mobile app, and take a look at what it can do

  • Teespring has a new mobile app that allows you to manage your teespring products and account

  • It features all sorts of functions such as analytics tracking, customer data, allows you to message customers, and even gives sales notifications with a ‘cha-ching’ sound with you make a sale
Download & Review The Teespring Seller Mobile App
03:26

Create your account, upload your first design to Teespring, and launch your first product campaign.
Getting Started on Teespring
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Teespring Section Quiz

Teespring | Section Quiz
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Getting Started on Redbubble
6 Lectures 24:06
  • In this section, we will discuss how to get started with selling your designs on Redbubble

  • Redbubble is similar to Teespring in that you not only can sell your designs on t-shirts, but also on other various products as well

  • Anyone can sign up for Redbubble, and you don’t need an invitation like merch by Amazon

  • Redbubble gives you complete control over your artwork, and allows you to set your own profit margins for your products

  • The retail price of your products will be calculated by the base price, or production cost, plus your selected profit margin
Getting Started on Redbubble | Section Overview
01:15

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to create your account on the Redbubble platform, and how to get set up to receive payments

  • Setting up your Redbubble account is very simple, and only requires you to verify your email address

  • After you sign up, you will have access to the dashboard where you can edit your account settings, and update your payment preferences

  • You will need to set up payments in order to get paid for sales on redbubble
Create Your Redbubble Account & Set Up Payments
05:30

  • Earlier in the course, you should have already either purchased a shirt design, or created your own design using the tools and resources we discussed

  • In this lecture, we will go over the process to upload your first design to the redbubble platforme

  • Redbubble makes it easy for you to upload and sell your designs to customers, so you can spend your time focusing on your artwork and creating quality designs

  • We also went over how to perform keyword research in a previous section of the course.

  • You will need your keyword list in order to optimize your product listing to increase your search engine rankings and visibility to customers

  • If you already sell on Merch by Amazon or Teespring, you can find your best selling design there, and start by uploading that one to the Redbubble platform

  • You can also use the same title and description, if they are already keyword optimized
Redbubble | Upload Your First Design & Optimize Your Listing with Keywords
05:54

  • In this lecture, we will discuss Redbubble Markups and pricing calculations

  • There is no commission charge or fees to list your designs on the Redbubble marketplace, but each item you sell will have a base price which is deducted from the the total revenue

  • The remaining payment will be your profit for the sale

  • By default, each item you list will have a price markup that is 20% more than the base price, but you can change this at anytime
Redbubble Markups| Edit Your Product Pricing
04:56

  • In this lecture, we will go over how Redbubble promotes products with site wide sales and discounts

  • Redbubble periodically offers sales for various products, and provides a discount code for customers right on there website

  • When a customer uses a discount code, the base price will be a bit smaller and you will get less profit than a full price purchase

  • But this is nothing unexpected from a discount code

  • The discount code is taken from the base price, which lowers the amount of profit for the markup percentage you set

  • Redbubble offers customers site-wide discounts, where you will receive less profit per unit sold, but can help increase your number of sales, upsells and cross sells, and also you gain a new customer that may purchase more products from your store in the future
Redbubble | Site-Wide Sales & Discounts
03:16

  • In this lecture, we will discuss Redbubble journal posts

  • You can write journal posts that are shown publically to the Redbubble community

  • This is not a place to only make tons of posts just trying to promote your products

  • You want to build a good reputation in the community with helpful, entertaining and well-written journal posts

  • You can promote your brand in clever ways, such as by posting about your achievements, or maybe hold a contest where a lucky customer can win a free gift or design

  • In order for users to find your journal posts, make sure you use good keywords relevant to the subject of your post

  • You can go back through the keyword research section of the course if needed
Redbubble Journal Posts | Create Content for Your Brand
03:15

Get started on Redbubble by creating your account on Redbubble. After you create your account, upload your design to the platform, optimize your listing using your keyword list, and launch your first product listing.
Get Started on Redbubble
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Redbubble | Section Quiz

Redbubble | Section Quiz
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Other Marketplaces & Platforms for Your Shirt Designs
6 Lectures 16:45
  • In this section, I wanted to show you a few other marketplaces and sales channels where you can upload and sell your t-shirt designs

  • Merch by Amazon, Teespring and Redbubble are my 3 favorites, but there are many other marketplaces with growing customer bases as well

  • You can also upload your designs to these platforms, and more new platforms will also be introduced as the market grows

  • Since you have already created or purchased your designs, why not get the most visibility possible online by posting on multiple platforms?
Alternative Marketplaces & Sales-Channels | Section Overview
01:27

  • In this lecture, we will go over how you can get started selling your designs on the CafePress platform

  • Similar to Teespring and Redbubble, you can upload your designs to many different products, not just t-shirts

  • You can sell your products on the CafePress marketplace, and also create your own branded cafepress shop

  • By listing on the marketplace, Cafepress will market your products and no shop management is required

  • But having a cafepress shop is like having your own branded website for your products

  • This is the best option if you already have an audience, or can drive your own traffic
CafePress | Getting Started on CafePress
04:43

  • In this lecture, we will discuss how you can get started on the TeePublic platform

  • Teepublic focuses on apparel, but it is similar to redbubble in that you can add your designs to multiple products as well

  • On Teepublic, you can add you designs to your own digital storefront, and they will manufacture the product and fulfill the customer orders

  • Teepublic allows you to sell as many designs as you like without any limits or tiers like Merch by Amazon
TeePublic | Getting Started on TeePublic
02:10

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to get started on the Zazzle platform

  • Zazzle is another free marketplace where you can sell your artwork and designs

  • They offer many products for you to add your designs to, similar to Redbubble

  • Zazzle will handle the product production, shipping and customer service

  • They offer hundreds of products that you can sell, and they allow you to set your own royalty rates

  • You do not have to worry about inventory, simply focus on creating your artwork
Zazzle | Getting Started on Zazzle
02:52

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to get started on the Spreadshirt platform

  • On Spreadshirt, you have the ability to add your design to and offer over 200 apparel and accessories products

  • Spreadshirt is similar to other platforms that we have covered, and allows you sell your products in the Spreadshirt marketplace, or even build your own online shop

  • The Spreadshirt marketplaces gets tons of traffic, which increases visibility of your products and can provide organic sales

  • They use marketing and advertising to drive over 80 thousand daily visitors to the spreadshirt site

  • They also provide access to offer your product using campaigns, and on Amazon & Ebay

  • If you like, you can even build your own branded online shop customized however you like
SpreadShirt | Getting Started on SpreadShirt
02:54

  • In this lecture, we will go over the FunnyShirts platform

  • Funnyshirts focuses on the creation of apparel products

  • On FunnyShirts, you can create your own online shop to offer your designs on apparel items

  • You can customize your shop with your own URL, title, description and artwork

  • Simply share each design you create to your online shop, and you earn royalties for each sale
FunnyShirts | Getting Started on FunnyShirts
02:39

Other Marketplaces | Section Quiz

Other Marketplaces | Section Quiz
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Free Marketing Strategies to Promote Your Designs
5 Lectures 17:29
  • Although many of the platforms we discussed will promote your products for you in their marketplace, it is still very important for you to market your products yourself as well

  • In this lecture, we will discuss some free marketing strategies that you can implement to help you sell more of your designs

  • There are many methods you could use to promote your shirt online for free

  • These can include building a website for your brand around your topic or niche, setting up brand pages on social media accounts to promote designs, post to relevant forums, or by using video such as Facebook Live or YouTube
Free Marketing Strategies | Section Overview
01:24

  • Having an optimized listing can improve your search rankings and help customers more easily find your designs

  • Optimizing your listing includes things such as researching and adding relevant keywords to your product title and description

  • This improves your listing SEO and can boost your product in the search rankings.
Listing Optimization | SEO, Keywords & Quality
01:08

  • In this lecture, I want to go over some free marketing strategies that you can use on Facebook to promote your designs and products

  • Facebook is a great platform to find and reach new and existing customers in order to market your products

  • There are a wide variety of tools and resources available on facebook for businesses to use, both free and paid

  • We will discuss creating a brand page on Facebook for your business, and multiple free strategies to implement in order to market your products using your fan page

  • If you do not currently have a facebook brand page, you can go over to Business.Facebook.com and set one up for your business
Facebook Marketing | Strategies to Promote for Free on Facebook
07:56

  • In this lecture, we will discuss how you can promote your designs and products for free using Instagram

  • Instagram is a rapidly growing platform with millions of users

  • The platform focuses on photos and videos, so this is perfect for displaying your shirt designs

  • When promoting on instagram, it is very important to post high quality designs, photos or videos

  • Every post you make shouldn’t be just an advertisement for you products,

  • you also want to provide good value or entertainment to build rapport with visitors

  • A good formula would be 5 to 1, meaning that for every 5 posts providing value or entertainment, you post 1 post advertising a product
Instagram Marketing | Building Your Instagram Brand Page
03:34

  • Another great social media platform to set up in order to market your designs & products is Pinterest

  • Pinterest revolves around visual content and is great for posting and pinning photos to help gain more customers

  • Pinterest has a large user base, and engagement on Pinterest is much better than other social networks

  • A large percentage of pinterest users actually use the platform to shop for products
Pinterest Marketing | Marketing Your Brand with Pinterest
03:27

Get started with free marketing strategies by building brand pages on multiple social media platforms.
Free Marketing Strategies
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Free Marketing Strategies | Section Quiz

Free Marketing Strategies | Section Quiz
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Paid Promotion Strategies | Create Ads for Your Desgns
5 Lectures 29:50
  • In this section, we will discuss some paid marketing strategies that you can implement to help you promote and sell more designs

  • Although free strategies do not cost any money, they can take a lot more time to get going than paid methods

  • Paid marketing strategies can instantly put your product in front of the eyes of potential buyers

  • You do not have to start with a lot of money, and I actually recommend that you don’t

  • You can start with a small marketing budget of maybe $3-5 per day, and work your way up as your business grows and you start getting more sales
Paid Promotion Strategies | Section Overview
01:47

  • In this lecture, I wanted to show you one of my favorite websites to use in order to generate mockups for my T-shirt designs

  • The website is called Placeit.net, and it’s a mockup generator that gives you the ability to choose from hundreds of photos and videos that you can add your t-shirt design to

  • The quality of the mockups are amazing, and they have images and videos for almost any need you may have

  • Using a mockup from Placeit.net is one of the best ways to create the image or video for your paid advertisements
Create Mock-Ups for Your Ads | Get High Quality Photo or Video Mockups
06:25

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to promote products or content on facebook by using boosted posts

  • Boosted posts can be used in order to create a quick promotion for your products, create brand awareness or gain more followers

  • When boosting a post or creating an ad on facebook, make sure the image does not contain more than 20% text

  • If facebook thinks the image has too much text, they will either reject or suppress your ad from viewers

  • Every now and then, I will promote products using boosted posts, but I usually prefer doing this using targeted ads in the business manager

  • I like using boosted posts to create engagement, bring more awareness to my brand or gain more follower on my page
Facebook Post Boost | Boost Your Facebook Post to Increase Engagement
03:37

  • One of the best places to create highly targeted paid ads for your t-shirt designs is facebook

  • In the previous lecture, we went over the process to boost a post in order to create a quick promotion

  • Facebook provides you with tons of resources and tools to help you reach potential customers

  • You can create laser targeted ads to promote your product to your target audience

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to use the pixel that we installed on teespring earlier in the course to create custom audiences, and also how to create highly targeted ads to reach your customer base

  • If you already have a ton of followers on your facebook brand page, I would suggest using Audience Insights on facebook in order to set the targeting for your ads

  • But if you are just getting started, you can use your pixel data to create a lookalike audience that match the same characteristics of the visitors to your online store

  • As you create various ad sets and gather customer data over time, you can see what works and what doesn’t, and perfect your ads to get the lowest cost per click
Facebook Targeted Ads | Custom Audience & Targeted Ads
12:42

  • Another great platform to create paid ads in order to promote your brand or products is Google Adwords

  • Google adwords is a powerful tool that allows you to create targeted ads to display on the google network, or even Youtube if you are creating a video ad

  • In this lecture, we will go over how to create a targeted ad in Google Adwords using keywords in order to send traffic to your product

  • Earlier in the course, we went over keyword research and how to create a keyword list

  • Before creating your ad, make sure you have these keywords handy in order to reach your target market
Google Adwords | Create Targeted Ads on Google & YouTube
05:19

Paid Marketing Strategies | Section Quiz

Paid Marketing Strategies | Section Quiz
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Jason has over 10 years teaching experience. He graduated from Georgia Southern University with a degree in Business Information Systems. He is a lifelong martial artist that not only has a history of competing, but has also taught many students in the art of self defense and fitness.


Jason is also a published author, frequent traveller, and entrepreneur. He now runs Quantum Courses, which specializes in teaching how to leverage online sales channels (such as Amazon) to start an online business.


"I've always been passionate about teaching, whether it’s in person or online. I used to be limited to teach a maximum of 10-30 people in a local kickboxing or self defense class, but now online teaching has allowed me to reach over 6000 students with 7 courses, and growing!"