Getting started with merch design

Maybe I spoke too soon last week about things starting to pick up - since those initial 2 sales, it's been crickets over here. It's tough - I've been getting decent engagement (views, likes, etc) but no conversion. I know the t-shirt/merch market is extremely crowded these days, but I do think I have decent …

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Printful vs PrintAura – which t-shirt printing partner to use for Etsy?

Yesterday I walked through the decision to print products on your own vs use a production partner. If you're like me and it was a clear decision to use a partner, the next question is which one to use? I spent a few days researching and testing products. While there are a ton of t-shirt printing …

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Side Hustle #1: First Orders In!

It's been exactly 1 week since I launched my first products on Etsy, and I finally got my first orders today! 2 orders to be exact. It's finally starting to feel real! I'll admit, it was getting a bit discouraging not seeing any sales come through. I've been consistently adding new products all week, and …

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Side Hustle #1: Etsy

I launched my first Side Hustle 2 days ago: an Etsy Shop. A little cliche, I know - but I've explored several different potential business options the last few months, and this one seemed to fit my needs best. I'll go through my full option set of potential side hustles and considerations in a future …

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