question number one here is “How many followers on Instagram do I need “before I get my first sale?”
this question in regards to the Instagram strategy to get sales on your Teespring store to get your trust score, But to give you the answer here on how many followers you need to get your first sale on Instagram, you actually don’t have to worry about followers at all. The strategy that we use Instagram for is using niche hashtags. So we are getting people who don’t follow our page yet but are interested in a niche to see our posts and go over to a storefront. With that said the vast majority of the purchases are going to be impulse purchases, right place at the right time. This is not actually coming from followers who are brand loyal, that are going to follow you for a long time and make a purchase of a design that they really liked down the road. So I wouldn’t worry about followers at all. I would just worry about posting more great content on Instagram with good hashtags.
Question number two, “If you are rejected by Merch by Amazon, “then what can you do?”
The short answer : you can apply as many times as you need to just make sure that you’re using a new email address every time you apply. In the past, they didn’t require you to use new email addresses, but now for some reason they do, so, just make sure that you use a different one when you apply. I have heard from many people who have been accepted on the second or third application without doing anything seemingly different.
Question number three, “How do you collect your earnings?”
This is a good question and it’s different for all three of these sites:
you connect either Payoneer or PayPal for you to be paid. And then all of your profits will build up in your Teespring account. You go to the payouts tab and you can actually payout to that Payoneer or PayPal account anytime you want.
Redbubble and Merch by Amazon:
they automatically payout and give you your money. So you don’t have to worry about manually paying out on those two sites.
Question number four, “Text designs or elaborate designs, “which ones do you recommend?”
So I actually sell a lot of both of these, but with that being said, I spend most of my time now creating designs that have texts, but a graphic on them. They’re not too elaborate and they’re not basic text-only designs. These by and large come from t-shirt design templates. They’re going through templates. They have graphics and text on them. That’s where I would spend your time creating designs.
Question number five, “My upload frequency on Teespring “has been inconsistent. “Does that affect my trust score?”
The short answer here is no, you can upload couple of designs on one day 10 on the next day. It doesn’t matter if you stop for a while and upload more, that will have no effect on your trust score.
Question number six, “Why do I recommend niche-specific storefronts?”
This is a really good question and a really big staple in the entire strategy. Creating a storefront on Teespring and promoting it to traffic over on Instagram. It’s super important to be about one specific niche for two main reasons. The first reason is over on Instagram, you have to use hashtags to get traffic. By being focused on one specific niche, we can use hashtags that are all about one specific niche. We are going to get in front of people, interested in that single niche. Then once those people see our post and go to our storefront, they see that the entire storefront is about that niche. It stays relevant to them and it keeps their attention. As they’re scrolling through increasing our conversions.
If you make a more general style store that has a ton of different niches in it, it’s going to be really hard for you to find proper hashtags to attract people. And then once they get there, they’re going to see that there are all different types of topics. It loses their attention very quickly.
Number seven, “My listings on Teespring are not showing up “in the marketplace. “What is going on?”
This is simply because you don’t have a trust score yet. Teespring’s the only one that has a trust score. So essentially you need to drive two to 10 of your own sales. Once you get your trust score, then Teespring starts doing all the marketing for you and they add your items to their marketplace. Don’t be worried about this in the beginning. If you don’t see your items on the marketplace, you can’t find them, that’s the reason why. With that said, a lot of people worry that they won’t be able to get sales if no one can find them. That’s where the whole Instagram strategy with the niche storefront comes in.
Number eight, “Can you do all of print-on-demand “only on a smartphone?”
The short answer here is yes, you can, but it’s going to be a little bit slower and not as efficient. I recommend getting a laptop. It’s going to be the fastest way because you get the desktop version of all the websites. And this way, it increases your efficiency and speed in print-on-demand.
Number nine, “I got my Teespring sales, “when does the trust score start?”
Those first two to 10 sales are so important to get the marketing going. I’ve seen it an average of about a month from when you get those sales to when your trust score kicks in. There is no direct way to check if your trust score has kicked in yet. However, there’s two ways that you can do this. You can go to the marketplace, search for your listings, and see if you can find them. If you can find them in the marketplace, that is a great indicator that you have a trust score on your account. And second, if you go to your analytics on Teespring, you can go over, you can switch it from sales to views. And that way you can see if your views are going up if they are going up, that means Teespring’s doing marketing for you and more people are seeing your listings.
question number 10. “What is the earnings potential for print-on-demand?”
This is a great question. I don’t blame you for thinking about this early on. However, I wouldn’t focus on the money, the earnings potential for print-on-demand I would say roughly over the years that I’ve seen it, I would say is an average of about $1 per month per listing. Now, yes, every time you make a sale, you’ll make somewhere from two to $15 profit. However, you’re not going to sell every item every month. So as a benchmark for making your financial goals with print-on-demand, I would say an average of $1 per month per listing.