|CafePress is one of the reasons I started this quest. About a year ago I started looking into different ways to make money online. I came across CafePress and was instantly intrigued.
CafePress allows you to open up an online store. In this store you can sell clothing - ranging from hats to boxers to t-shirts. The clothing in the store contains designs that you make. You upload the designs, place them on the shirts, and off you go - you're now a t-shirt maker. There's a base price for each article of clothing and you get to decide how much to mark it up. For anything that sells, you make the full mark up. So if something costs $15, and you decide to sell it for $20, then you make $5 for every piece that sells.
My store has been open for a little over a year. Right now my average monthy check from them is about $100. My shop sells about 20 - 25 shirts a month and I make 5 or 6 dollars a shirt. So if you break it down by day - I'm making 3 or 4 dollars a day on CafePress without doing anything now, and that is still slowly increasing.
I put a lot of work into the shop when I first opened it, but I would say I spend about an hour a month right now updating and maintaining it. That's one of the reasons I started this quest for multiple income streams online. I figured I am making a hundred bucks a month off of a little bit of work that I did initially. What else could I do online that would increase my income stream?
One of the keys to success at CafePress is to find your niche. Most shops have some theme on the clothing they sell - anything from dog lovers to funny movie quotes. My shop has a poker theme.
My best seller.
Also - know your limitations. I'm no artist, but I am creative. Most of my designs consist of text with minimal graphics. Some people have huge online shops with hundreds/thousands of products. There are people making a living just through CafePress. Building a large shop takes some work and effort - but there really is no limitation to your earnings on CafePress if you do it right.
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