I recently wrote an article about whether or not Teespring is a legit company, and another one about a college student who made $80,000 in less than a year with their platform. I mentioned this to my sister because she’s the one with artistic talent in our family, and I thought it might be a good way for her to make some extra money in her spare time.
Sister: “Do you really think people can make money at this?”
Sister: “How much?”
Me: “I don’t know. I guess it would depend on how much time the person put into it.”
Sister: “How about someone just doing it in their spare time? Maybe a couple of hours a day, a little longer on weekends?”
Me: “I don’t know. Maybe $1000 to $2000 once they got going.”
Sister: “So you think you could make that much in your spare time?”
Me: “No, I didn’t say that…”
Sister: “Just as I figured. You suggest these things to others while you can’t do it yourself. That’s so typical of you.”
Me: “Wait a minute. I’m sure I can make some money doing this if I gave it a try.”
Sister: Laughs to herself as she rolls her eyes. “There is no possible way you can make money creating t shirts.”
Me: “And why is that?”
Sister: “Well, you have no artistic capabilities and you think Comic Sans is an acceptable font.”
Me: “Oh, come on, I’m not that bad…”
Sister: laughing to herself. “You’re the poster boy for the the inartistic in the world.”
Me: “I think I could do it…”
Sister: “Okay, then prove it to me. Make $10,000 in 100 days in your spare time.”
Me: “Wait a minute. I said I could make some money. I didn’t say I could make thousands a month.”
Sister: “Figures. Chickening out even before you try…”
Me: “I’m not chicken, I’m just being realistic. I’ve never done anything like this before and I readily admit I’m not the most artistic person in the world. I’m sure I could make a few hundred dollars.”
Sister: “There is a college sophomore who made $80,000. You’re saying you can’t even make a fraction of that? Just go ahead and admit it. I’m right. You can’t do it.”
Me: “Stop being ridiculous.”
Sister: “Either do it and prove me wrong or admit that I’m right and you can’t do it…”
And this is how I find myself attempting the Teespring $10,000 extra income in my spare time challenge. The rules are pretty simple:
1. I have to make $10,000 profit in 100 days.
2. I can only work on it during my spare time. That means I have to put in at least 8 hours a day on my writing and can’t work an entire day on the challenge. The exception is weekends when I’m free to work on it as much as I want.
I’m really not sure if I will succeed or not, but it should be a worthwhile way for others to learn from if they are interested in trying to make some extra cash with Teespring. I believe it will be an interesting experiment, and it should give a good indication of what will be required to be successful from the perspective of someone who is literally beginning from scratch in their attempt.
If nothing else, you’ll get to see my thought process as I tackle the challenge so you can possibly get ideas if you decide to try to create some Teespring campaigns yourself, and learn mistakes to avoid. I look forward to your comments, criticisms, helpful hints and opinions on this journey as I take on the challenge of once again proving my sister wrong.
Day 1: Upfront Costs
Day 2: Artwork When You’re Not Artistic
Day 3: Teechip vs Teepsring
Day 4 & 5: Free Audience Targeting Tool
Day 6: Gluten Free T-shirt
Day 7: Paddleboard T-shirt
Day 8: Hello Knitty T-shirt