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I have a single design for now to monetize...

Discussion in 'Dropshipping & Wholesale Hookups' started by wpsokw, Jan 3, 2020.

  1. wpsokw

    wpsokw Regular Member

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    Hello BHW, I have a single design (that I could do a few variations on--I think max of 3 designs) that I assume would be profitable in a few niches right now. How do you think I should go about doing this?

    My hypothesis is: upload design to teespring or printful or redbubble, and get that all setup/centered on shirts and such.
    Then: run fb ads to the audiences that I can think of (targeted to that niche), but have the ad direct to the {printful/redbubble/teespring} product page.

    How profitable do you think this would be? And if not profitable, then how difficult would this be? How can I improve this effectiveness?

    Addressing questions:
    1. I can't make a website just yet, because I don't really have more than one design, and I feel it would be a little sketchy to have a single item shop (especially it being a t-shirt design)
    2. I don't have money to upkeep a single domain with a single t-shirt design (UNLESS you guys can suggest another angle to do this).
    3. I'm unsure of any other types of promotions I can do, outside of fb ads, do you guys have any?

    Any and all support/suggestions/questions would be much appreciated!
     
  2. Icey Dan

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    Since you're on a limited budget, you could try joinig some Facebook groups that are related to your design's niche - then upload a picture of your shirt to each group with a caption like "Hey guys, what do you think of this shirt?" Or something similar. Don't drop any purchase links right away.

    Once people start commenting and showing interest you can drop a purchase link the comments. I've had people straight up ask where they can buy for themselves, so this does work.

    Facebook groups are very powerful from a marketing perspective because they allow you to directly communciate and get to know the very same group of people you would likely end up targeting with your paid ads - except you don't have to pay for them.

    Hope that helps :)
     
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  3. wpsokw

    wpsokw Regular Member

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    Awesome angle! Thanks so much for the input! I guess I'll have to research more into this method. My main concern: I'm afraid my design might get taken and someone might profit off of it before I can start. How do you get over this fear? The niches I'm targeting are very active and there's plenty of merch surrounding it, but not of my design; I feel I have a unique take on it. Thanks!
     
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  4. wpsokw

    wpsokw Regular Member

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    Just bumping this post. Hopefully it gets seen by more members viewing right now. ;)
     
  5. GringoMonkey

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    Fashion, particularly t-shirts, is a volume based business.

    The only way you can start for $0 is by gaining natural search traffic on a 3rd party site, such as amazon merch or redbubble. But you will most likely have a lot of competitors.

    Therefore, in reality, if you cannot afford a website, then you definitely cannot afford ads! So you wont be able to make any real money with 1 idea.

    I suggest you first go and do something to make the cash so you can build the site / pay for ads and come up with more t-shirt ideas before you invest.
     
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    Can I just drop the image of a tshirt(without a link) in a facebook page that is not mine? Wont that get me into any troubles? And later, when I add the link?