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5 Offline Marketing Ideas to Promote Your Designs

5 Offline Marketing Ideas to Promote Your Designs

Let’s face it, we’re completely consumed by the internet. Digital marketing is in full-force and it’s exhausting to keep up with the trends. Algorithms are changing, machines are learning, and micro-moments are somehow becoming even more micro. You’re expected to anticipate new trends, so you can strike when the iron’s hot.

Meanwhile, many successful offline marketing tactics are overlooked. Digital marketing hasn’t always been around, so, what are the best offline marketing strategies that can still be used to promote your designs?

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Text Talk: The Best Fonts for T-Shirts

Text Talk: The Best Fonts for T-Shirts

Have you ever seen a t-shirt and immediately thought it was made for you? It happens all too often. T-shirts with quotes and sayings help express how we’re feeling and are relatable to the people around us. We can all sympathize with someone wearing a shirt saying, “Is it Friday yet?” on a sleepy Monday morning. This is why graphic tees will never go out of style. There’s at least one design for each and every personality out there! Read more

Spreadshirt, Taxes, and You: Everything You Need to Know

Spreadshirt, Taxes, and You: Everything You Need to Know

‘Twas Benjamin Franklin who said, “In this world, nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

With the end of 2017 approaching, it’s time we do the taxation information dance. The following article is a “Spreadshirt Taxation for Dummies” guide to help you determine what you need to do to meet your Spreadshirt taxation obligations. Please read the information below carefully. A few things are required of all Spreadshirt Partners, and some are specific to certain types of Partners. Find out which group you fit into with our handy flowchart, and follow the information below to ensure your compliance. Read more

Top Search Terms August – October 2017

Top Search Terms August – October 2017

Some T-shirt trends linger on, while others come and go like the seasons. Every three months, we present you with Spreadshirt’s quarterly trend report to give you some insight into the top design search terms from Google and Spreadshirt’s Marketplace. Of course, it’s always good to know and design for your niche and target group, but you’ll also be in the money if you can come up with a stand-out design in line with these trending terms. Read more

The Struggle is Real: 10 Ways to Overcome Designer’s Block

The Struggle is Real: 10 Ways to Overcome Designer’s Block

Oh no! It’s happened, the dreaded. You’ve hit the wall that we like to call, designer’s block.

Every designer has experienced the frustration of feeling mentally blocked at least once in their career. Sometimes, ideas just don’t feel like coming to us and it couldn’t be more discouraging.

Next time you’re sitting there, blank, thinking, “When is this going to be over?” don’t lose hope. We have 10 helpful tricks, tried and true, to help you break through any case of designer’s block.

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7 Success Tips for Marketplace Designers

7 Success Tips for Marketplace Designers

Naturally, the question we receive most from Marketplace Designers is, ‘What can I do to improve my chances of selling on the Marketplace?’ With more than 2.4 million customers browsing Spreadshirt’s international marketplaces every month, the odds of your designs being seen pretty good. In addition to the existing traffic, you can apply to become our Spreadshirt Select Designer of the Month to gain even more exposure. Also, if you’re selling well, we’ll feed your designs to external marketplaces like Amazon and eBay, where you can benefit from their crazy amount of traffic. On top of all that exposure, there are certainly things you can be doing to further increase your chances of selling on the Marketplace. Check out the list after the jump and put these tips to work for you.

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Networking for Designers

Networking for Designers

Traditional networking requires a certain type of personality. Awkwardly shaking hands, forcing a smile and sucking up to complete strangers isn’t always a comfortable situation. However, growing your network is one of the most important entrepreneurial practices, especially for designers. Nevertheless, traditional networking is useful when done correctly, but it’s not the only networking practice used to cultivate brand awareness. Technology is on our side, offering resources and tools to use to our advantage.

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10 Tips for Shop Success This Holiday Season

10 Tips for Shop Success This Holiday Season

The wait is over, and Christmas season has arrived! Put yourself in the right position, and there is a lot of money to be made. Hit the gas pedal on your marketing efforts, mix this list of ten success tips into your holiday business strategy, and you’ll reap the rewards that come with the busiest season of the year.

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Copyright Basics for T-Shirt Design: Dos and Don’ts

Copyright Basics for T-Shirt Design: Dos and Don’ts

Selling designs and opening your own t-shirt shop is easier than ever. Of course, with the freedom to create and sell in such an efficient way, potential legal risks start to appear.

Most creators have heard of copyright laws or have general ideas of what they are. Truth is, more commonly than not, designers are in the dark about what these laws actually entail. So, how can you be completely sure you’re not going to end up in the middle of a legal disaster? Read more

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