– Hey, everybody! And in this video I’m gonna be revealing five mystery T-shirt designs
that made over $100,000 on Teespring or the very
similar website, ViralStyle. Not only am I going to reveal
what these T-shirts are, but I’m also going to
explain why they sold so well so that you can help take these lessons and create your own successful designs. Now, my last video on
Teespring turned out to be pretty popular, so I suspect a lot of you know what Teespring is, but
just in case that you don’t, Teespring is a website
where you can sell custom, print-on-demand merch that you create, with the most popular being T-shirts. Once you sign up, which is free to do, you can then create
your own custom products by uploading an image file. You then in add in a product description and set a price. It’s like having your
own website where people can purchase your shirt from you, but of course, you don’t
have to pay anything to list and sell it. Then, when a customer comes to your page and purchases the T-shirt
from you, Teespring will then print your image onto a T-shirt and then ship it out to
the customer for you. Best of all, they will
do this automatically without you having to do anything. In the industry, we call
this print-on-demand. Now, for many people that’s not actually the best part about Teespring. The best part for some
people is that to sell an item on there and
to make money doing so, you don’t actually need
to have a credit card or any start-up money. That’s because when you
sell a T-shirt on Teespring, what they’ll do, is take
the money that the customer pays, remove the cost of
the T-shirt from the price and pay out the difference
as profit, like a commission. They have multiple payout options. You can have it paid out
to your PayPal account or a worldwide Payoneer account. So obviously, all of this is pretty cool. It allows you to sell
products and make money without having to spend any money. But, it does beg a couple of questions. Question one, what T-shirts should I sell? And question two, how should I sell them? And I think those are great questions, so in this video we’re gonna be looking at previous case studies and examples of successful T-shirts that sold hundreds of thousands of dollars on Teespring. But that’s not all, because
we’ve had a huge influx of new subscribers, I decided to introduce some to a staple here at this
channel, which is quiz videos. What I’m gonna do, is I’m
gonna reveal one T-shirt to you you have five seconds
to guess how much money you think that this T-shirt made. Play along and see how
many you can get right. All right, here is mystery
T-shirt number one. How much money do you think
that this made on Teespring? You have five seconds to guess, go! (cowbell timer tings) (high-pitched bell dings) All right, drum roll please!
(drum roll drumbeat) The answer is that this
T-shirt made over $200,000. Yep, this T-shirt design
has made it’s creator over $200,000 on Teespring, which is pretty incredible. But how did he do it? Well, he followed that exact same method that I talked about in last week’s video. He used the Facebook Fan
Page plus Teespring method. Best of all, this T-shirt
here, it’s just one example of a successful design that
his Teespring store has had. It’s made hundreds of
thousands of dollars by selling a big range of engineer
related merchandise, thanks to this Facebook Fan Page. So here it is. Now, yes it’s pretty big at this point, but even when it was just
a fraction of it’s size, it was making money and in fact, it’s been making money consistently
for years and years. It’s built it’s following in a simple way, by posting funny pictures that
are relevant to engineers. Funny pictures and pages
are one of the easiest ways to grow, because people will often share the posts with their
friends and best of all, tag them in posts. Now, over time this page has
grown organically for free as a result of consistently
posting funny pictures that engineers like. Now, he usually posts
about two pictures a day and this keeps your audience engaged and as you can see, he also advertises the products in the post
and because of the fact the pairs it with a funny
picture, it gets huge engagement and advertising for their products. Now of course, building
up a niche social media account like this is not
an overnight strategy, but that’s okay because
it is a free strategy. As I said before on this
channel, if you want overnight, fast, free
money then you need to be prepared to pay for traffic
and I will be showing you an example of a fast money
method later in this video. But if you want a free
strategy to make money, then this is a great one. Build up a social media
following that focuses on a group of people that are highly passionate about something. In this case, engineers are very dedicated to their professional careers
and are extremely passionate. And then, once you have built
a social media following, you can then use it to
launch and sell products designed to appeal to
it over and over again. Honestly, this is pretty basic. It’s not rocket science to
see why this works so well. But, even though there are
literally countless examples of people who are doing this successfully, I still had people asking
on my previous Teespring video, “Hey guys, does
this actually work?” And whenever I saw a comment like that, I’m not a good person because
what I was thinking was, gee, let me think about that for a moment. Does building a niche
audience online of people who are passionate about
something by posting great content that they
like and then using that platform to share
products that appeal to this audience, does this work? Because even though
there are lots and lots of examples of people who are successfully doing this, I’m still not actually sure. If this whole, take time
to build a dedicated social page about a niche
audience and then post great niche-specific
shareable products on there that the would actually like. I’m not sure if this actually works. (deeply inhales) Well, if you’re still
on the fence about this, then take this video as your answer. Yes, if you’re dedicated
to this and don’t treat it like an overnight gold rush, this does very much indeed work. If you’re looking to follow
this strategy for yourself, but you’re not sure what
niche audience you should build up on say, Instagram
or Facebook or another social media page, then
careers can actually be a great source of inspiration. For example, here’s one of
my favorite Instagram pages, which yes, also works
great with this method instead of a Facebook Fan Page. This page is all about accounting memes. You know, I’m not even an
accountant, but I have friends that are and they love this page. And as you can see on Social Blade, they are growing rapidly
each and every day. They plan to launch merchandise soon and if they do what the
engineering memes page did and create a great design,
they will be successful. And here is another example
of a career-focused design. This nursing T-shirt was
aimed at a very specific type of nurse, an OB nurse
and it made well over 50 thousand dollars. And this T-shirt here for math teachers, well, this one made over
50 thousand dollars too. And by the way, if you are
enjoying this video so far and you have learned
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don’t miss out on any of our videos. Did you guess right? If so, congratulations. If you didn’t though,
that’s okay because we’ve got another chance for you to win. It’s on to mystery T-shirt number two. All right, here is the T-shirt. How much money do you think
that this design has made? You’ve got five seconds, go! (cowbell timer tinging) (high-pitched bell dings) All right, time’s up! Drum roll please!
(drum roll drumbeat) This T-shirt made over $400,000. And it’s such a simple design! It’s mostly just text
with a simple graphic of a football that you could easily find available for free! So why did such a simple
design that anyone could so easily replicate sell so well? Well, this T-shirt is actually in a niche where simple text-based
designs with great slogans that appeal emotionally to the customer actually sell well and
that’s because the number one thing in life that parents
are passionate about is their kids. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise then, that this similar T-shirt
they created aimed at mothers of kids that play baseball
made well over $100,000. And this design for
mothers of soccer players made over $50,000. And fun fact, unlike
most places in the world, here in New Zealand, we actually use the same terminology as the USA. We call this soccer and
we call this football and of course, we call this rugby. RIP the All Blacks. Anyway, back to the video. Did you guess right? If so, congratulations! If you didn’t, it’s all
good because we’ve got another chance for you to win. All righty, here’s mystery
T-shirt number three. How much money do you
think that this one made on a Teespring clone
like website, ViralStyle? You’ve got five seconds to guess, go! (cowbell timer tings) (high-pitched bell dings) Okay then, drum roll please!
(drum roll drumbeats) The answer is that this
T-shirt made over $200,000. The question then is why? Well, there are two
major factors as to why this T-shirt and it’s product variations sold so well. But first, we wanna go and take a look at where this Teespring store
managed to find it’s customers and surprise, surprise. It’s customers came from Facebook. Here is this store fan page. They have tens of
thousands of fans of people in the hunting niche. Now, this ad promoting this
T-shirt did incredibly well and it’s not hard to see why. From the comments you very
quickly get the impression that people are taken aback
and pleasantly surprised by the shirt because
they’ve never seen anything like it before. Yet it speaks so strongly to them, because the time that
these fathers and daughters spend together is some of
their happiest memories. At the time that this T-shirt launched, very few T-shirts out there existed that targeted this very large,
passionate group of people. Targeting an underserved niche of people is one of the secrets
of creating successful print-on-demand products. It’s why that this T-shirt,
despite statistically being more relevant to a bigger audience, did not sell quite as
well as this T-shirt here because the previous
T-shirt targeted a group of people that already
had products for it. By focusing on daughters that go hunting with their dads, despite it
being a smaller group of people, it did well because
products in this sub-niche did not previously exist. Although, yes this T-shirt
definitely sold well too, even if it wasn’t quite
as big of a winner. But this fan page is also
noteworthy for something else. It’s noteworthy for the
way in which they rapidly grew their fan page and
the way that they rapidly grew their sales. What they did, was they
created this amazing design to kick-start it that
resonated with people and then advertised it
with low-cost Facebook ads. Because people really liked
the design and shared it with their friends, not only
did people go and buy it, but the page got thousands of likes too. They got paid while growing their Facebook Fan Page with ads. The fan page that they then
used to launch new designs for the future. Pretty cool, right? There’s another bonus feature
to this T-shirt though, that helped them sell a lot of shirts and it’s because when
most people buy this, they don’t just buy one, they buy two. One T-shirt for the dad and one T-shirt for the daughter. Being creative and creating
products that are designed to have somebody buy not
just one, but multiples of it is one of the easiest ways
to drastically increase the profits you make when selling online, which is why I teach you how to implement this tactic effectively inside my premium print-on-demand video training
course, The ECOMM Clubhouse. If you’re interested in
signing up, you’ll find a link to it in the
video description below. And you know what, there’s
actually something else that eagle eye subscribers
who were watching closely earlier might have noticed. These two successful
T-shirts, they’re essentially just the same design. Once this one design was
made, all the creator had to do was swap out
the word daughter for son. It’s two winning designs
for the price of one. So, did you get it right? If so, congratulations. If you didn’t though, that’s
okay because we’ve got another chance for you to win. Here is mystery T-shirt number four. How much money do you
think that this made? You have five seconds to guess, go! (cowbell timer tings) (high-pitched bell dings) All right, time’s up! Drum roll please!
(drum roll drumbeat) This T-shirt made over $300,000. Yep, over $300,000. Isn’t that crazy? Well, it’s not actually that crazy at all. Because believe it or not,
this whole little niche of making T-shirts designed
around people’s ages, is actually extremely popular
and very high in demand. This Teespring store, it
hasn’t just made $300,000 from this T-shirt, nope! It’s made over $150,000 with this design and over $40,000 with this design and over $35,000 from this design. If you haven’t guessed
already why these T-shirts sold so well, a really big part of it is that they kinda fall
under the birthday niche. I.e. someone might buy
this T-shirt for a friend who is turning 50 or some
people might just buy it for themselves as a
funny surprise for their friends and family on their birthday. Now, this isn’t the
only reason why somebody would buy an age-based T-shirt, but it is a really big reason. And actually, while this
video is about Teespring, it is worth deviating for a moment to talk about another website
where this niche dominates and that is Merch by Amazon. This is Amazon’s free
print-on-demand service. For those of you that
don’t know, Merch by Amazon works incredibly similar to
the way that Teespring does. Once registered, you can
create your own custom products like T-shirts. All you need to do is
upload the artwork or design you want onto it. You can then go in and select which colors you want your T-shirt to be
and create a custom product page for it. Your T-shirt product page
listing will then go live and people can buy it and find
it directly on Amazon.com, Amazon UK, and Amazon Germany. Just like this T-shirt here, which is also in the birthday niche. In the last month, it made
it’s creator over $3,000. It’s a nice source of side
income for it’s creator. Just like Teespring, Amazon
will collect the money that the customer paid, take
out the cost of production and then pay out the rest to you as profit in the form of a commission. However, unlike with
Teespring, where almost anyone can sign up for an account,
with Merch by Amazon, you do need to submit an application. So I highly recommend
that you go and you Google for advice on how to successfully submit an application letter so that you can get accepted first go like several
of our subscribers were when they applied after
watching my last video. But yes, Amazon is actually
a really common place for people to come and search for T-shirts to buy for birthdays,
especially milestone birthdays. Such as this simple text-based
T-shirt design here, which made over $1,400
passively last month. And this T-shirt here,
which made almost $5,000 last month passively from free internal search traffic. And another way to
successfully twist this idea of making a T-shirt about birthdays is to instead of focusing on the
age, focus on the birth year. Such as this shirt here. While it’s aimed at 50 year olds, it focuses on the birthday
year, rather than the age. In the last month, this
has made over $3,000 and has consistently
been making it’s creator thousands of dollars each and every month from free internal search traffic. Did you get it right? If so congratulations. If you didn’t, that’s all
good because you’ve got another chance to win. It’s on to mystery T-shirt number five. Here it is! How much money do you think
that this made on Teespring? You have five seconds to guess, go! (cowbell timer tings) (high-pitched bell dings) All right, time’s up! Drum roll please!
(drum roll drumbeat) The answer is that this
T-shirt made over $100,000. Pretty insane, right? Just the word pretentious
inside of a red rectangle. And creating this on image editing app would be super simple! Making money online is so easy! I’m gonna go ahead and do this right now. But no, sorry son. It’s not quite that simple. The reason why this
design sold over $100,000 is because it was sold by none other than Philip DeFranco, who if
you’ve never heard of him before, runs a news and
commentary YouTube channel with over six million subscribers. So, remember, if you are
using a product research tool like this to look at
previously successful products in places like Teespring
or AliExpress, be careful. Just because you see a product sold well, doesn’t mean that it’s
good for you to sell because the context of
why a product or a design sold well is extremely important too. So yes, product research apps can be great for print-on-demand stores
and drop-shipping stores, but don’t rely on them. Thanks for watching this video. How many T-shirts did you guess right? Let me know in the comment section below and also, if you would like
even more free training on how to set up a successful
print-on-demand business, then you should be sure to
download our free E-book, “The 6 Steps That 6 Figure
Online Stores Follow “To Make Over $10,000 A Month” and you’ll find a link
to download that E-book in the video description below.