No Doubt ‘Print On Demand’ business is growing day by day and an easy way to start an online business which has the ability to make huge money. So if you want to start your own POD business. Let me help you.
If you are new to this website, I will tell you that I have a passion to train people to start their passive or regular income with an online business.
What is Print On Demand:
POD- print on demand is the business model where you get the products printed through a vendor and sell it to customers online. It can be anything like T-shirt, Keychains, Mugs, Cups, Mobile covers, Gift Items and what not.
Most popular segment and indeed a growing one is T-shirt design.
Let’s drill down, what are the various business model that you will start your very own POD business from $0 and can scale later on.
Model 1- Campaign Based POD:
In campaign based POD all you have to do is to design your product and promote it to customer. There are already thousands of designs which you can sell without even designing your own.
But I will recommend you design your own product and promote it because it is way too easy to design your own product through Canva or photoshop.
This is for sure the best way to start your first Print on demand business. Why I am saying so? Because,
- You don’t have experience.
- You don’t need investments.
- No need for building an online store.
There are platforms where you can start with like-
Teespring has a wide range of product portfolio as apparel, home decor, phone cases, socks, accessories, mugs.
Key features with Teespring are
- It has the reach to 180 countries.
- State of art manufacturing facility
- Reprint rate is less than 1%
- Same day production and 2-day shipping globally.
Teezily is a platform for marketing several personalized products such as Tshirt, accessories, jewellery, and more. Teezily is one of the world’s leading in print on demand European textiles and accessories platform that is globally renowned for its products and service.
TeeChip offers a beginner-friendly interface and very easy to use and customize. It offers thousands of eye-catching designs A user-friendly design that’s even easier to navigate for the newbies as well for signing up to the platform, to uploading your design and launching a campaign.
- Large selection of customizable products.
- Easy sign-up with no joining fees.
- Offers Custom domain name for your TeeChip store.
- Extensive academy to help get you started with your online store.
- Easy upselling features in the store.
- Facebook pixel support.
- Shipping time is too long.
- Phone support not available.
Gearbubble offers two ways to start your Print on demand online business
The first is Gearbubble Pro, where it offers you to create a platform as Shopify and launch your entire POD website with a variety of products and can compete with the market.
The second is their e-commerce platform integrations, where you can integrate your Amazon, eBay, and Etsy stores via API to have them automatically fulfil your orders to customers
You just need to design your product and promote it. Gearbubble will take care of the printing, shipping and support.
Model 2- Promotion Based POD:
This is sort of affiliate promotion. You need to join as an affiliate to start promoting. My personal favourite is Sunfrog.com.
Sunfrog has thousands of ready-made designs that you can promote on different platform such as Facebook, google, amazon to get traffic and generate sales.
- No minimum sales goal required for printing
- Good quality stuff and printing.
- You can redesign the existing product.
- Easy to design platform even for a non-artist.
- Excellent customer support.
- Sunfrog academy helps you to learn and earn more with Print on demand.
The beauty about promotion based POD is that you don’t have to design your product but you can join them as an affiliate and promote their product via Facebook Ads or whatever.
There are huge products available for you to promote and earn a commission without even spending a penny.
Model 3- Crowd Based POD:
Almost Every online POD store use this business model to scale up their business. As you know any product require a target audience or potential customers. At this model, you can design your own product and they have a large audience base to promote your product.
Two of my favourite and indeed one of the largest POD platform to target a huge audience and increase revenue are
You can sell almost any POD products on these websites. What you have to do is just upload your design and let the people buy it organically without promotion.
Even if you have your own print on demand store you can sell your products in these websites.
Model 4- Create online store:
Who doesn’t want to sell with their brand name? Obviously, if you are looking for long term sustainable business then you have to build your own POD store.
Two best platforms are –
Shopify is undoubtedly the trending platform which enables you to create a professional-looking online store without any coding skills. Reason Shopify is the best because it is user friendly and easy to integrate with the vendor website.
Once you build your online store at Shopify or WordPress, you can integrate with printing websites where you will get your printing done.
Recommended websites are –
These are the best printing places that have a huge variety of products and features with worldwide shipping.
Model 5 – Become a POD vendor:
Once you gain knowledge and expertise in this business you can actually start your very own Print on demand start-up by building print on demand facility and provide POD to other online stores and ship them worldwide.
This will definitely require some investment than the above business model. What do you need to consider to start?
- Investment for sure
- Printing Machines
- Raw material
- Products like cups, mugs, t-shirts, mobile cover etc.
- Logistics partner
- Marketing cost
- Production cost- includes labour, maintenance & all.
So As you can see this is obviously not recommended for the people who want to start this for passive income and also who do not have proper experience of Print on demand.
This is more of a scalable model after you are getting good results from your Shopify store or other models.
How to start earning from POD from day 1- Step by Step
- Log in to Gearbubble.
- Once login, click on launch campaign and select traditional
- You will be directed to the product page and choose what you want to design like a mug, t-shirt, bracelet, neckless etc.
- Create design, set the price and you are good to go.
- After designing the product copy the link and promote it to Facebook and run an ad campaign. That’s how you will start earning with your POD products without even launching a store.
I hope by now you are confident to start Print On Demand business and can easily generate a good passive or full-time income with this.
Should you have any question regarding this, feel free to comment below.