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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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    My pleasure

    I use a dozen methods to get traffic on Etsy and use a dozen methods to send traffic to Etsy. None of which I am quite ready to share just yet ;)
     
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    May I ask how many views a day are you getting and is it organic or paid traffic
     
  3. bingbang

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    Hello William702, I am also wanting to start a POD with t-shirts etc. Following this thread with great interest.
    I am based in the UK, so there are 'other' POD outfits that I can tap into, such as teemill.
    Good luck with your journey, great going so far!!!
    BTW, wonder what is your gig on fiverr!?
     
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    I know you mentioned you're going to open multiple shops in family members names with the same products, just don't forget, if Etsy catches you then they will ban your accounts.

    Obviously you know what you're doing with proxies and IP's.

    They don't mind you having separate shops, they just don't want them selling the same products. I've got three on the go at the moment, have not paid them much attention in the last 7 weeks though, mainly out there to test the range and SEO. Also going to drop you a PM.
     
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    You're right, thank you for the heads up, however I have been on Etsy for nearly 7 years and have over a dozen shops in mine and my wifes name. I had 8 shops in my personal name under my SSN, three sold vintage jewelry, 2 sold craft supplies. I have only ever used my single residential IP. I have a personal admin from Etsy and have had for about 3 years. I spoke to Chad Dickerson several times when he was CEO, I helped with some press stuff across social media for their IPO, had to sign a load of form saying I would not purchase stock blah blah blah. I have been through the system with Etsy many times so I'm aware of what they say, but personally I have a good relationship with them and have never had any problems. I even have emails where they said, "oh dont worry it's at our discretion so just let me know if you have any problems" I normally hate it when there are rules for one person and rules for another but when it's working in your favor it's pretty neat :)

    Thank you again for your post, I hope you are doing well on Etsy too.

    You may ask. I'm not going to tell you the actual figure but the VAST majority comes organically but that will change when I get my head around these ads.

    Thank you. Good luck with your shop. As for fiverr I have quite a few accounts and gigs there, mainly for farming their affiliate program.
     
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    Jaja thanks I been doing research lately and finally I'm starting to get some sales I tweaked the price and now my sales are coming thru I'm still on the process to in crease my daily sales and I figured it a couple niche shirts that been doing pretty good. I'll keep you informed as I continue to develop longer and make new discoveries
     
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    We have tweaked the price several times. In fact we have had free shipping and high prices, low prices and high shipping, super high prices and 50% off sales. you name it and we are testing it lol. Keep us updated :)
     
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    Kobayashi is Following
     
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    Sheesh and what has worked he best for you? I’m currently doing normal price + free shipping
     
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    following!
     
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    How are you getting on with your POD venture WIlliam702?
     
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    Yes exactly lol. Dont leave us hanging!
     
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    where do you get designs from?
     
  14. William702

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    I'll try and make updates as often as possible. everything is going well. and growing nicley, apart from Printful getting ridd of a product we used heavily it has been smothe sailing and we are now profiting $8 - $12 per sale of T-shirts and mugs

    Low pricing and normal to high shipping has worked the best surprisingly, we thought free shipping would be the thing they wanted the most but cheap prices o n the products seemed to work best

    My head. well that's not exactly true, I go around other shops and get inspiration and see what is selling the most and what people have in their carts.
     
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    Things are moving along, but moving along slowly. The two main shops that actually have some designs and listings up are doing well on their own considering we have not promoted them or done any growth hacking techniques. All we have done is open a shop and list the items. so far its running at $1,938 in earnings a far cry from the 10k initial goal but considering we have not done anything and just listed 200+ items in each store it's not bad. Especially as we only had 12 listings up for the first few months and only recently listed the extra designs.

    I'm fully confident that come the holidays when we have lots of designs up we will make well into the 5 figures over the holidays with little effort. This has been an eye opener. i would say we have put in at least 100 hours, so even though the payout is not that much as it stands by the time a year has passed it should have generated a lot revenue and profit. The only costs so far have been $92 worth of ads and around $50 for some mockups to work with.

    I'll make another update when I have something interesting to share.
     
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    Couple questions

    Which T-Shirt site do you guys find naturally SEO wise ranks the highest for keywords after making a store on their site ?

    Also are any of these t-shirt shipping sites not super stern on copyrighted stuff ?
     
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    I really have no idea. I am not an SEO guy and I know, I mean I know the basics but I'm the wrong guy to ask because I just don't look at things in that way so would probably not notice. Again the copywrite questions is not something I can personally speak to because I stay away from that stuff. I go for longevity in projects so I have stayed away from anything like that. I do know that most sites wont actively deal with reports unless they are official and from the rights holder but I have no idea if for example they will make a Disney t-shirt
     
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    when you started your shop did you follow a course or guide for it? also are you earning good profit with it now?
     
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    where do you get your designs?
     
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    Nope, no courses, no guides, just common sense. I am not a stranger to Etsy so it felt like the natural progression.

    My head. I do often look at other shops though and see what is selling the best and go from there.
     
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