You probably heard me talk about the Printful + Etsy integration by now. Last week I was on Printful working on my Shopify store, which is, unfortunately, collecting some serious dust. However, I was intrigued by the Printful and Etsy collaboration and decided to upload my first design on Etsy.
It’s been seven days since I uploaded my very first design on Etsy and this is the outcome. In the past week, I uploaded 29 designs in total and currently have 121 products live. The products vary from tank tops, t-shirts, and mugs.
My strategy for the designs has been to upload the ones that are not allowed on Amazon. This means parody designs and other designs that are not allowed on Amazon. However, the designs are all ethical and original.
The reason I’m doing this is to deter the copycats. If people were to take my designs and post them on Amazon, then a couple of things can happen. Amazon can either reject the design, and if it slips through the cracks, people are jeopardizing their account getting suspended.
I’m just a week into this, and I didn’t expect my numbers to be overwhelming. As I’m writing this, I’ve sold six shirts for a total amount of $115.40 in royalties to be deposited into my account tomorrow. Obviously, this is nothing to write home about but considering this is still a new platform I’m satisfied with the results.
My primary goal is to scale my MBA program to where I’m consistently making $5k per month consistently. That is still my goal as Amazon is king when it comes to e-commerce. However, I’ve always said that we should all have various income streams since Amazon has so much control of what we do on their platform.
While Etsy isn’t our platform, it does offer us another opportunity. If you plan on selling on Etsy, you should follow the same rules that apply on Amazon. Take the opportunity to sign up now while this integration is new to beat out the herd of traffic that is soon to follow.