It’s not easy to be a woman in business, and it’s even harder to be a mom, a successful businesswoman, and a housewife all at the same time. It’s 2018, and we often find ourselves fighting for higher managerial positions and a supermom title. To manage it all successfully, starting your own business without big expenses, from the comfort of your own home, seems like the perfect way out of the never-ending chaos.
Blogging, affiliate marketing, and YouTubing are all good ways to earn money as well as to establish your brand and voice in the online world. But if you have just a little bit of marketing, sales, or advertising experience, e-commerce is an even better way to go. An up and coming branch of e-commerce we’re going to talk about today is print on demand.
Why print on demand?
Print on demand allows you to sell a broad range of products with your designs on demand. It’s a fairly new and inexpensive dropshipping method where only your creativity and selling skills are required. The beauty of print on demand dropshipping lies in the logistics of it all. There is no need for storage facilities for your custom made goods. Your designs are printed and products are shipped when an order is placed, which leaves you with more time to focus on marketing and sales.
How to begin?
To become a successful business owner of a shop that sells custom made items with your designs, you need to create a simple e-commerce website that facilitates print on demand. One of the easiest ways to do that is to use Shopify, WooCommerce or Etsy as your e-commerce platform and install Printify plugin on it. Printify is a platform designed to satisfy all your print on demand needs. It will also print and ship your products straight to your customers.
Here are some of the great features Printify offers:
Managing order productions and shipment.
Selling personalized and custom-made items is effortless with Printify. The platform is designed to simplify elaborate production and shipment procedures. Once an order in your shop is placed, Printify will only ask you to provide the shipment details, and then it will produce and ship the ordered item.
Hundreds of products to design and sell.
This print on demand platform provides tons of various items for you to put your designs on and sell. Anything from household items to clothes and accessories can be turned into creative and unique designs.
To produce unique and well-fitting designs, Printify offers an easy-to-use mockup generator. This tool will generate realistic 3D product images for your shopfront. Using Mockup Generator, you will be able to see how your creatives look on the products purchased.
Star Customer Support
Printify does not require you to be an IT expert. Setting up a shop with this platform requires minimal technical knowledge but in case you need more help with it, Printify customer support is always available to you. Experts of the platform will quickly answer all of your questions.
On Printify’s blog, you will find a lot of useful information and articles concerning different angles of running a successful online shop. Anything from creating good designs to sales and marketing can be found here. Find out how to monetize your community in a few steps or increase your visibility with this excellent Facebook marketing tutorial.
What to sell?
There’s no doubt that starting a business is challenging. But once you get the ball rolling, it’s not that complicated. One thing that you need to consider carefully before starting out is your niche. While Printify offers a truly vast selection of goods you can sell, you indeed shouldn’t sell all of them. Finding products that inspire you to put your designs on is essential if you’re going to be successful. Here are a few examples of the niche stores you can establish:
Custom made leggings.
Jogging, healthy eating, gym, and exercising is on the rise at the moment. Everyone wants to be, look, and feel healthy. What is a better way to accomplish these goals than wearing leggings with an exceptional and motivating design? Create colorful and eye-catching prints, put them on leggings and every woman in your area or city will want to have them. Wear them yourself so that it becomes contagious.
What goes with custom-made leggings better than a yoga mat? Create similar or even the same matching designs for both and you’ll have combo deals to offer to the ladies. In-house or outside, everyone these days is doing yoga. You will not go wrong with creating similar looking or even the same designs for both – yoga mats and leggings.
One-off kids apparel.
Unique is the new chic and who better understands that than your kids. If you’re a mommy, chances are you’ll want your kids to be unique, unlike others on the block. Create one-off designs for t-shirts, hoodies, bodysuits, and even bibs for your kids and make them feel special. So special that everyone at school, kindergarten or daycare will want your goods.
These few ideas will help you start off on the right foot but if you already have something in mind that you’re passionate about – go for it, be brave and victorious. Remember, it is possible to achieve great things, so go for your goals and become a businesswoman that you always wanted.