(Member Content) Tip #7 of 10 – “Steal” Like An Artist – Graphic Tee Coach

(Member Content) Tip #7 of 10 – “Steal” Like An Artist

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This is part of a 10 minipost series called "10 Tried, Tested, Proven Ways to Make $100K/year Selling T Shirts Online" that will help you become a better t-shirt seller.

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Pablo Picasso said, "Good artists copy; great artists steal."  A guy named Austin Kleon even wrote a whole book about it.  Now, Picasso was obviously not just ripping off other people's art and selling it as his own.  He was referring to the practice of taking good ideas from others and putting your own spin on it to make something new.

A lot of times, retail is just about seeing what everyone else is doing and doing a variation of it.  Certain colors are in at the same time, certain materials, styles, etc. So take a look at what’s popular and get ideas for your own variations.  Go to some popular sites like Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Jet, WalMart, etc. and search for graphic t shirts.

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You’ll start to see all kinds of similar looking shirts.  Come up with some of your own variations based on the popular designs and you’ll have some t-shirts that people will buy.  These are your long-term sellers. The more you have on your site the better. And, don’t forget… the hot sellers will drive traffic to your site and cause your long-term sellers to sell.  BTW, if you’re not a member of https://www.graphicteecoach.com, you’re missing out on countless ideas for hot seller t-shirts inspiration that will be shared with you via email.


Steve got into the t-shirt business several years ago and has never looked back. He is now able to pass on his knowledge and experience through Graphic Tee Coach, including how to design winning tees, marketing your shop, and sustaining a strong profitable business in the long run.

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