Do friends and family tell you that you are a creative person? Do you enjoy designing things, especially clothes? Do you have causes that you are passionate about?
Then you may want to look into Teespring, a site that you can use to make money designing & selling T-shirts.
What is TeeSpring?
TeeSpring is a company founded in 2011 with no upfront costs that lets you sign up and start designing your own T-shirts using their system. Basically you can do it for extra money or even as a business.
You can use some of their graphics and texts plus your own pictures and colors to design T-shirts. Then you set the price, decide how many you want to sell, and find your audience. TeeSpring will print the shirt, ship it out to the customer, and send you the money.
TeeSpring claims that it has designers making over 6-figures a year. They have also been written up in Forbes, Fast Company, Tech Crunch, and Wired.
How Does TeeSpring Work?
TeeSpring has a 90-minute video, a checklist, and a blog with success stories and tips. Once you set the sales price, TeeSpring will suggest a base price. You will earn the difference between the base price and the sales price.
There is even TeeSpring University, where they will show you how to set up a campaign. Many designers also get designers on Fiverr, Upwork, Freelancer, Craigslist, and a host of other design sites to design their T-shirts there. Then the TeeSpring designer simply uploads the customized design to the TeeSpring system.
You choose between 5 to 21 days to print your minimum of T-shirts. If you reach your minimum goal, your T-Shirts print. If you don't reach it, they don't print. So, really make sure that you have the right audience for your merchandise, and they are ready to buy.
How Do You Get Started at TeeSpring?
First of all, you will need to sign up with TeeSpring and create an account with your contact information. You may receive your commissions via a paper check, PayPal or direct deposit.
Make sure you read the Terms and Conditions before you begin. There are several points to remember when using third party designers. You don't want to get closed down due to a copyright violation.
If you go to TeeSpring University, they can teach you a few good marketing tips as well as show you how to do Facebook ads to promote your T-shirts. Most T-shirts tend to do well in the $16 to $24 range, while hoodies do well in the $34 to $39 range. While most designers stick to T-shirts and hoodies, you may expand out to cell phone cases, campaign buttons, and drinking cups.
What Do Others Think of TeeSpring?
The company itself maintains a 5 star rating on Glassdoor. However, for designers and companies they are giving it a 3 out of 5 star rating, such as in this review.
How Can an Interested Individual Start Designing T-Shirts at TeeSpring?
Just go to the website and watch the short introductory video, the 90-minute video, and look at the checklist. Also, read the terms and conditions. If you are still excited, then sign up with an account.