The middle of October. Something came to my mind. Correcting the course.
Didn’t write here for a whole half of a month! Wow! Had different things learnt and experienced. Actually cuz of working to hard (unfortunately what didn’t bring to a great results) had my eyes so much tired and even felt pain and had to slow down working to recover. Have read tons of information about Merch by Amazon and Teepublic and Zazzle and so on.
Going to say that this month going to correct my course. I understood for myself that all PODs really made for different purposes and also there is no point to use them exactly the same way.
I learned that Teepublic (TP) mostly sells first day-two because your shirts hang in «new» products. Also I realized that there an audience is groups of fans of some specific niches and they need not text designs but some really cool art mostly. So there are plenty cool graphic designs that way more complex then mine since i’m not professional designer. But at the same time I have sold 17 products in all and in profit on $51 what is not really much and probably doesn’t worth the efforts compare to Merch By Amazon for example. One bad thing about Teepublic — I can’t change tags in my profile at all! And the support just don’t answer to me. But at least I got my first money from TP — on my Paypal I got $20 for the September!) It’s nice)
Zazzle (ZZ). Zazzle-Zazzle… Actually I don’t get alone with ZZ. It was so time consuming to upload designs and put tags and so on. ZZ several times deleted my designs and recently I saw decreases orders after couple weeks of pending. I’m really mad with ZZ. Also what is really sad for me — I almost don’t see any views on my designs! Seems like I’m too bad with keywords on ZZ. Well I think I am. My correction for today — don’t think it’s worth it to upload myself designs to ZZ now. And this really annoying 60% Off or something like this that I get everyday from ZZ to my mail…
Redbubble still is really good for me. Haven’t make much but at least I see that people check my designs (I see amount of views under every design) and it’s not so much time consuming to upload a design on it. Going to continue Redbubble.
Merch By Amazon (MBA). Since I tiered up to 100 slots MBA became my prior. Well so far have filled all 100 slots and already substituted few to a new ones. MBA now is the best POD I have seen. Organic traffic here is huge! Definitely it must be the prior. Rumor has it this will not be like this for long…
Teespring (TS) has also generated me some organic sales. And the royalty is much higher then from TP and Redbubble. Generally if you tag right your shirts and price somewhere from $23 per t-shirt when TS sell your item they get from you $4 per order so if the tee price is $23 and profit per item about $9 you will get $5. The good thing is that there are Hoodies that profit you for $11+ and people can purchase more then one t-shirt at ones and you will make more.
Alright. For now things went too slow. Contemplating about this I can say that from now I will focus mostly on Merch by Amazon, Teespring, Redbubble and Teepublic accordingly.
The good realization of mine is that now I look for trends and when I find one and make a tee I upload it all the PODs and it seems like almost always at least one platform generate sales!
Also since I touched a tiny piece of real power of MBA and had my best numbers per week I’m going to concentrate all my efforts on MBA when I tier up higher.
Lets go to check my number for today.
Going to change a bit the tables I make to show my numbers. Apparently will include Monthly Tables and the Total tables. Also going to exclude PODs that I don’t use currently or not going to use anymore. Instead will add summarize of the date for these PODs.
SEPTEMBER Monthly report.
|1||TOTAL DESIGNS UPLOADED||165|
Table 1. Total spend, revenue and profit made from September 1 to October 15-th 2016.
Designs uploaded from by OCTOBER 15 from September 1.
|#||POD PLATFORM||DESIGNS by OCTOBER 15|
|2||MERCH BY AMAZON|| 100
|9||TOTAL DESIGNS UPLOADED||272|
Table 2. Total uploaded designs and amount of designs uploaded to each POD platform on October 15-th 2016.
Sales and Profit.
|2||MERCH BY AMAZON|| 71
|5||Other PODs|| 9
Table 3. Total Profit and profit made from each POD platform on September 29-th 2016.
Total spend, revenue and profit from September 1. All spend is $60.
|2||REVENUE FROM ALL SALES||$666|
|7||TOTAL PROFIT FOR 45 DAYS||$606|
Table 4. Total spend, revenue and profit made from September 1 to October 15-th 2016.
Today my total is $606 what is about 0,6% from my goal. Too slow. But I make corrections and going to take off.
DAYS REMAINING: 109