Art is a great creative outlet that expands into a wide variety of different categories. There are so many different ways one can create and share their artwork. Many people believe you can’t make a living off of art. However, there are many different ways to generate passive income as an artist.
One of the easiest ways to do so is through selling your designs on t-shirts. This sales outlet is great because you can use artwork that you have already created. People need apparel so the demand for t-shirts is always there. Additionally, designs can be elaborate or super simple. You can have a lot of fun when creating new design ideas for your customers.
You may be thinking, “uh, this sounds like a lot of work…where do I even start to find a printer or even apparel supplier!?” That’s where Air Waves OnDemand comes in. We are an on-demand printing and fulfillment service that deals with the not-so-fun part of selling t-shirts. You handle the designing and marketing, and we will handle the printing, inventory, and shipping. What’s even cooler is that your customers will have no idea about us! We ship everything out for you without our name showing to your customer.
To get started, you need to create a Shopify account and download the free Air Waves OnDemand app. Once you have made an account, you’ll be able to get started on your products. You’ll be able to easily upload your designs on the garments of your choice. From there, you’ll be able to set your price and see your profit right away. The best part is you only pay for the cost of goods when an item has sold!
You’ll have access to a variety of analytics on your Shopify dashboard to track your shop’s progress and see what items are selling. You’ll be able to use that information to decide which designs to launch next as well as which marketing efforts are performing properly.
Speaking of marketing, you’ll need to focus a lot of your time on how you’re getting the word out about your t-shirt shop. The most recommended way is utilizing different social media platforms to push your products.
- TikTok is a great platform to try out when you’re starting out. It’s one of the only platforms where someone can go viral in an instant without having any sort of following or previous content. Make sure to do your research (aka endless amounts of scrolling) to make sure the content you are pushing out is native to the platform.
- Instagram and Facebook are also highly recommended for your business. You’ll be able to connect your Shopify account as well to make your posts shoppable.
To get a full run-down on how to start your t-shirt business, read 5 Steps to Starting your Own T-Shirt Business.
Selling t-shirts is a great way for artists to make passive income. Things may even take off where you can turn it into your full-time job!