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Can an Artist Make Money Selling T Shirts

 

Printed T Shirts are a great way to promote your artwork and hopefully make some well-earned cash.  The Teeser would like to help artists throughout Singapore by offering our professional t shirt printing services so you can begin to sell your artwork through t shirts.

We believe that with the right attitude and a little bit of luck, many artists in Singapore can showcase their work, and earn money while using t shirts as their canvas.

The Teeser is ready to help walk you through the costs & benefits for each printing process so that you can determine the level of quality and pricing that you would like to offer to the public.

 

Can I Make Money Selling T Shirts?

Companies such as Teespring, Redbubble, and Merch by Amazon have helped thousands of people earn passive income by selling trendy, catchy printed t shirts online.  These companies help t shirt designers by handling the ecommerce side of the business.

It is important to note that not everyone is getting rich selling t-shirts, and some t shirt designers actually lose money do to shipping return charges when setting up shop with companies such as Teespring, Redbubble and Merch by Amazon.

Our goal at The Teeser is to offer artists an alternative to such companies and allow artists to experiment with their craft.  We feel that artist should have full control over their artwork and be able to manage every aspect of their t shirts.

 

How will I Promote my T Shirts?

 

The internet offers artists an incredible number of opportunities to promote your artwork.  The only problem is that while the internet is endless, your time and resources are probably not.  That is why we wanted to create this article, to provide a starting place to learn the t shirt printing business.

Below are areas that we feel are especially important in learning how to promote your t shirts.

 

Identify Your Target Market

 

Every artist has their own unique style and voice, it’s what makes art so exciting and exhilarating.  Unfortunately, being original and true to your art means that not everyone will like your artwork.

Understanding and identifying your target market is especially important in determining how to market your printed t shirts.  In most case you probably are already knowledgeable and know what type of person really “digs you work”.

Platforms like Google AdWords and Facebook allow you to tailor your marketing campaigns to specific user groups, over time you will be able to understand and market to specific groups which will help lower your marketing budgets and efforts.

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Image – Andy Warhol silkscreen print of famous Marilyn Monroe.

 

Establishing a Brand is Important

 

Establishing your unique brand will go a long way in increasing profits and reducing your marketing expenditures.  As a brand allows you to charge more and provides you with a market who is interested in everything you do.

Start early when thinking about your brand, research some of the famous artists to see what they did to create their own personal unique brand.

 

Reach Out To Influencers

 

We could all use a little help, and influencers understand.  We recommend that you begin to reach out to influencers as soon as you establish your brand.  Influencers can be found as bloggers, YouTubers and even Facebook personalities.

Find a way where both you and the influencer can benefit, then contact the influencer and let them know.   If your idea is good, your now in a great position to expand your reach.

 

Let Your Personality & Passion Shine Through

 

People love art because of the passion.  So make sure to let your own unique personality shine though on the work that you do.  Your followers and customers will be impressed with your sincerity and stay loyal to you.  Share your excitement and passion.

 

Types Of T Shirt Printing Methods

 

There are many types of t shirt printing methods, such as silkscreen printing, heat transfer, dye sublimation and direct to garment printing.  Each t shirt printing method has its own unique benefit.  Please contact us to learn more about the t shirt printing process and the costs and benefits associated with each printing process.

 

Keep It Simple – Be True to Your Art

 

The Teeser understands the need for art!  Our goal is simple, we want to help whoever we can, by offering our advice and services to help promote your unique brand.  Be true to your self, be true to your art.

 

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