Starting a new thread to motivate myself. I'll be needing it since this is probably going to be a really boring AF, whitehat journey. For some background about myself and/or if you want to check out my other, more blackhat journey, read here: https://www.blackhatworld.com/seo/2017-splogging-adsense-journey.952072/ The Insight So I was reading some T-shirt journeys here and have been going through Teespring/Redbubble/Zazzle and noticed a problem: QUALITY. As in, a lot of people are really bad at making shirts. I see a lot of the shirts whose designs were thrown together to simply try and make $$$ -- you know, those nurse/firefighter/artist/birthday/eclipse/tvshow methods, or those quotes which were simply copied from brainyquote and shoddily slapped on shirts and merch without font-matching or kerning whatsoever. I can see how people might buy them for the novelty (especially if you sink enough advertising money), but they're simply designed poorly that a quality alternative will surely stand a good chance of winning customers over with little effort. What can I do differently? Design is subjective but I'd like to think I have an eye for graphics and just might have the creative acumen to edge out a bunch of the competition. My confidence is stemming from a recent clothing venture which I designed for my fitness studio, sold-out 6 designs across 50 shirts in 2 weeks (hoodies, racerbacks, tanks, muscle tees, dri-fits). I've also been doing a lot of ad-hoc logos and brand assets for our studio which caters to a high-end lifestyle. I also recently did branding work for a 3-star boutique hotel. Oh really now Can you show me some designs? Sorry, none at the moment. Checked my files and everything's actually pretty much tied up to a client and/or my own personal identity. I'll try to whip up something just for this thread down the road. What's the plan? Red Bubble. 100 Shirts. No ads, just SEO. Goal is $10/day consistently by December 2017. More importantly, this is a learning journey for me. I've never tried my hand at the T-shirt business before. Why Red Bubble? Really not a fan of the campaign+ads model, so Teespring is out. Red Bubble has A LOT of direct and search traffic and so I expect a higher-quality audience that would appreciate good design. What's been done so far? Signed up to RB (just realized they do Paypal payments, f-yeah) and now in the process of creating designs. I've chosen my niche which is quite broad, but I'll narrow this down once I'm more familiar with RB's internal SEO measures. I'm monitoring all shirt/merch categories and designs on a Google sheet. For the designs, I'm using a vector program and working on a file which has a 5x4 grid of 240px x 320px so I can create small mock ups very quickly then easily blow them up to 10x the size, ready for uploading. Hoping to do 20 designs a week at least. --- That's about it, and sorry if it's not an exciting journey. This is for my own documentation than anything else, but I hope this eventually inspires some people to take action.