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(Journey) T-shirt Printful Adventure.

Discussion in 'My Journey Discussions' started by William702, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. William702

    William702 Jr. Executive VIP Jr. VIP

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    Yes I found a bunch. Here is a link to the Etsy search https://www.etsy.com/search?q=tshirt mockup you will find hundreds there of all styles and colors. I dont want to link to any specific one, but you will see a whole selection and can choose the ones best for you. They are paid ones but they are literally a few dollars and if you set it to cheapest first you will find lots for under a dollar.

    I cant be bothered to go searching for free ones when they are this cheap.
     
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  2. comforrts

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    i can sell t-shirt with singer photo? with my design
     
  3. googleagent59

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    I'm also in same journey... But my method is

    Created ecommerce website
    I have designer and already uploaded 150+ designs
    For traffic full focus on SEO already ranking 250+ keywords but they are in 3rd,4th... Pages, waiting for 1st page
     
  4. William702

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    Singer Photo? Whats that?
     
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    Starting a journey like this myself, but I wish you the best of luck. Will be following to see how you get on!
     
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  6. William702

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    Due to the number of people I have begging me for help or asking if they can pay me to show them how to do this and asking if they can work for me for free. I have to state that I wont be answering any PM's about this journey.

    I will share what I can and am willing to share in this thread. I dont have time for people messaging me with PM's under the guise of offering help only to beg for help themselves. I appreciate all of the advice and knowledge people are willing to share, and if they are willing to share any they can do it here in the thread as opposed to a PM.

    So this is just a polite post to let those people know (not naming names as there are too many) that they can feel free to ask questions or comment in this thread but not to PM me asking for help. I'm not doing this to get clients, I'm not doing it to sell a guide in the future, and I'm certainly not doing it to earn peanuts coaching unimaginative people who cant figure out simple shit like this for themselves. All that I have to share will be shared here for free.

    Honestly I have no idea why I am even being asked. I have stated I am new to this and I am far from being an expert in eCommerce so your guess is as good as mine as to how to build a business like this. There are tons of resources available to everyone who spends a little time doing research.

    Thank you.
     
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  7. googleagent59

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    Any update?
     
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  8. William702

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    Over the last week I closed escrow, had a birthday and my sister in law had a wedding, I also moved everything I own which took two 16ft trucks and two days solid moving. I have not had time to scratch my ass, let alone get the listings up. That said last night I finished off 62 new designs so I should have some stuff listed today. I was thinking of doing an update tomorrow.
     
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    Looking forward to your update. I'll follow your journey! Good luck and thanks!
     
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  10. Rummy777

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    Following :)

    When it comes to designs - quality or quantity?
     
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  11. William702

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    Both :)

    You dont need to start out with complex designs, I'm just testing the waters.
     
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    OK so here is a very quick update. I'm busy right now getting the listings up so I cant be too detailed.

    I have one of the shops up. I'm putting the finishing touches on the website but the shop on Etsy is up and has already had three sales, without any real promotion other than putting a first 5 customers coupon up. The second shop is still in the development stage as we launching our etsy guides and services this week. I have been working on both projects all week but the Etsy stuff has had more of my attention.

    Which is why I have been hesitant to make an update as I dont have much to say. I have a goal of getting 100 listings up by the end of the month, I only have 16 up so far with a bunch of others very close, almost everything is done and I just have to list them. I am waiting to get the etsy services stuff up though because when I have those up I can start the promotion on that which will also allow me to start up the promotion on this shop, doing both at the same time is way more efficient. I am planning on going the paid ads route more though because I may not have time for all the tedious growth hacking stuff. Given the possibility of limited internet where we will be moving, I dont want to be wasting time if I cant automate a lot of those methods, so paid ads is probably the easiest option.

    Running Total:
    Expenditure $66.07
    Revenue $19.64

    If you are wondering why the revenue from three orders is so low, its because I gave an insane coupon out to get some orders in there and feedback before I get the ball rolling on the promotion. Once I have the other project underway I will have lots more time to get this pumping. I plan for the POD stuff to be a large part of our income so I will be pulling out all the stops. The other project does go hand in hand with this so having that done will help me a lot with the POD stuff. With everything I have to do I wont be able to make an update for at least a week if not longer, but I will hopefully have lots to report.
     
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    Thank you so much for this update!! Really look forward the next one's next week. Very interesting journey, keep us updated! Thanks! :)
     
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    Very quick update but more of a tip really

    If you are using Etsy, your own Shopify site or both, you can save a lot of time setting up new designs by making the listings on these sites and linking them to Printful when something sells as opposed to doing the whole process right in the beginning.

    My wife has been the one making the designs and setting them up on printful and it's causing a bottle neck in how many she can list each day. It takes a long time to set up a design on Etsy and then on Shopify and then it takes even longer to create the product on Printful. She has been doing it all in one go up till now. To save time you can create the listings in Either Etsy or Shopify, just do it on one. Then you can export listings from one to the other. And then when it comes to setting the actual product up on Printful you can just wait until you have an order.

    Doing this over the last day has meant that we can list WAY more products. We are just listing on Etsy at the moment and concentrating on the one shop. Once we have around 200 designs up we will export them to the Shopify store. Once that is done we will start promoting with ads for our Etsy shop and the Shopify store using FB ads for the site and paying for ads on Etsy that go direct to the Etsy shop. I will send all of the social media traffic to our own Shopify store. Then as soon as we get an order for a new design we will create the product on Printful and link them for all future posts. It just seems like we are wasting a lot of time setting up ones that have not even been ordered yet.

    Anyway that was just an idea I wanted to share if people are setting up a shop for the first time and want to be more efficient. We have a lot going on this weekend so I'll post a proper update with figures when I can.
     
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  15. mhtro

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    This seems really interesting, i thought about joining the POD business but never did this might change my mind:anyway:
     
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    Good Luck, thanks for the Tips so far. What will be your main traffic sources?
     
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    Hey I've been thinking of using Printful. Is it an automatic dropship once you integrate it with woocommerce? (or shopify, etc). Meaning, does it not charge you if someone buys it, and just pay you the profits of the orders?
     
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    I am pretty sure you teespring has lower costs per t-shirt but as far as I know Printiful has really good quality
     
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    I'd only do POD if I'd find a supplier who has quality organic T-shirts at a fair price.
     
  20. redarrow

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    the amazon program might help.

    you just advertise the t shirt design they print it all the way .

    you have to own the designs or got them made for you or use free royalty picture's.

    the amazon program also show your designs on ebay for free on adverts amazon own.

    amazon merch account 《《《《 need applying to get in.

    i only bother with tshirts in summer months