Burned $2500 on Teespring without any sucess! BROKE

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Yes its true. i have til today burned $2500 bucks on ads for teespring campaigns on Facebook. its for about 3 weeks now i have used teespring.

Tried almost 15 different designs. ONLY 1 of them have sold 4 of 50, and i have spend like 60 bucks on that campaign. Its a hockey team hoodie. A hoodie that exactly looks like the hoodie that has sold over 200 hoodies before. Now im the only one running this campaign with this shirt that sold over 200 shirt, but i have only sold 4 and have 5 days to fulfill the goal.


I can tell you its Anaheim ducks team im in.

My target looks like this. Men/woman who lives in california anaheim and are 16 and older, who likes anaheim ducks, anaheim might ducks. and so on.

I did use newsfeed ad only.
I did use a custom audience, but they didnt give any sucess.
I did these 4 sales when i used standard targeting.

the CTR are around 2.5 and 3%.

Im using oCMP, (clicks between 0.80-$0.50). Tried CPC but the ads does not show up so much when i have a smaller bid (0.30)

Okey guys i shared very much info about my niche and which team. i did this because im in a crisis now. I thought teespring would be a way out, but after spending $2500 im feeling like a f****ng douche who just throwed away the money. its horrible when you see other make at least $400 on a campaign in profit and me myself making $ZERO.

I dont know what do now. should i stop and save the 10k i have or should i keep on. get broke vs not get broke?!. Like you see people im in a desperate situation now.:confused::confused::confused:

Any ideas or help will appreciate VERY MUCH!!
#$2500 #broke #burned #sucess #teespring
  • Profile picture of the author ppcmanager
    First of all, do not get demoralized.

    Do pause your campaign though for the time being till you figure out the winning combination by using the stats collected so far, and studying successful campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
    I spent $147 yesterday on a Teespring campaign and here were my results:



    It's not always pretty. When it works you can blow it up though. I had a campaign this weekend that generated about $3,000 in sales over a 24 hour period. The "trick" is the same with Teespring as it is with any marketing campaign: test, analyze/optimize, test, analyze/optimize, and keep repeating. Scale when there's opportunity to scale. Kill it off when it does't work.

    Good luck!
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    • Profile picture of the author QtoBrooklyn
      Originally Posted by LukePeerFly View Post

      I spent $147 yesterday on a Teespring campaign and here were my results:



      It's not always pretty. When it works you can blow it up though. I had a campaign this weekend that generated about $3,000 in sales over a 24 hour period. The "trick" is the same with Teespring as it is with any marketing campaign: test, analyze/optimize, test, analyze/optimize, and keep repeating. Scale when there's opportunity to scale. Kill it off when it does't work.

      Good luck!
      Luke, do you use Optimized CPM setting?
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      • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
        Originally Posted by QtoBrooklyn View Post

        Luke, do you use Optimized CPM setting?
        I believe I started with Optimized CPM on that one and then switched to manual bidding part way through the day.
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        • Profile picture of the author QtoBrooklyn
          Originally Posted by LukePeerFly View Post

          I believe I started with Optimized CPM on that one and then switched to manual bidding part way through the day.
          Everytime i set it to Optimized CPM, I end up with $7-$10 CPMs, which comes down to about $0.40 CPC if my CTR is around 3%. That's way too high, isn't it? But if I just 'Bid For Clicks' at around $0.20 then I get no traffic at all. So what's the deal here? What's the average CPC or CPM with Teespring campaigns that brings positive returns?
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      • Profile picture of the author jgreene1333
        Hang in there
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    • Profile picture of the author Inferno272
      Originally Posted by LukePeerFly View Post

      I spent $147 yesterday on a Teespring campaign and here were my results:



      It's not always pretty. When it works you can blow it up though. I had a campaign this weekend that generated about $3,000 in sales over a 24 hour period. The "trick" is the same with Teespring as it is with any marketing campaign: test, analyze/optimize, test, analyze/optimize, and keep repeating. Scale when there's opportunity to scale. Kill it off when it does't work.

      Good luck!
      revenue numbers are really not nearly as helpful as profit. 100 in revenue with 50 dollars in profit is obviously way more impressive than 3000 in revenue with 20 dollars in profit...unless one is significantly more scalable than the other.
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      • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
        Originally Posted by Inferno272 View Post

        revenue numbers are really not nearly as helpful as profit. 100 in revenue with 50 dollars in profit is obviously way more impressive than 3000 in revenue with 20 dollars in profit...unless one is significantly more scalable than the other.
        I ran $100 in ads to that campaign and the rest of the sales were generated through 3 posts on one of my Facebook Pages. Profit was fantastic.
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  • Profile picture of the author xrcv
    You jumped on the train too late, everyone and their brother-in-law are currently running tee spiring campaigns. Methods get saturated easily nowadays thanks to a million idiot IMs looking to make a quick buck without any work. If you learn about a new profitable method from a forum thread, it's already too late. Just look at how many teespring threads there are.

    Look for new profitable methods and when you find one don't share it for free on an IM forum. It's beyond me why people keep doing this.
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    • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
      Originally Posted by xrcv View Post

      You jumped on the train too late, everyone and their brother-in-law are currently running tee spiring campaigns. Methods get saturated easily nowadays thanks to a million idiot IMs looking to make a quick buck without any work. If you learn about a new profitable method from a forum thread, it's already too late. Just look at how many teespring threads there are.
      Totally disagree. People fail because they see a method, do one half assed attempt then drop it right away when they don't make thousands overnight. It's the IM mindset that is the issue NOT the method. (The method works and works very very well if you know what you're doing and don't quit after one horrible attempt).

      Originally Posted by xrcv View Post

      Look for new profitable methods and when you find one don't share it for free on an IM forum. It's beyond me why people keep doing this.
      Yeah only new stuff works right? Old stuff never works, don't bother with it.

      Originally Posted by jelderkin View Post

      Pick yourself up grab some paper and a pen write down what you learnt works and what you learnt doesn't.
      This I agree with. LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES ON THAT CAMPAIGN!

      Originally Posted by jelderkin View Post

      Most importantly move onto the next idea! I am a noob in comparison however I bet they all had similar feelings of dread and disappointment. Its that feeling of getting a lead conversion that makes you push for the next and the next!!!
      Most importantly, do not follow the above advice. Moving onto the next shiny object will result in spinning your wheels for YEARS. This is exactly what 99% of people do. They are constantly searching for the magic pill to swallow. You made ONE attempt and failed. GOOD. You're now one step closer to succeeding. Jumping to a NEW method is just plain dumb at this point.

      But hey just my opinion.

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  • Profile picture of the author RemyMartin
    Take this as a learning experience. A lot of people are buying into the hype and not realizing that with Teespring campaigns, it's a gamble really.

    Not only do people have to like your design, but you have to sell at least 10 before you can even get paid. Not as easy as it seems.
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  • Profile picture of the author frx
    If you're using a sports team logo, are you not at all worried of getting into legal trouble for copyright violation?
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    • Profile picture of the author Berkxz
      Originally Posted by redondo View Post

      i came in contact with Brainster here. via skype. we did a agreement that he helps me. he took 1200$ from me and didnt refund me. now i dont know what to do ? its via paypal
      stop throwing money bro I'd recommend the big guys here in CPA, they're legit and ready to help through paid or not. I knew them! Greedy, Chrisba, Kenster, PPC coach, Luke. Stop throwing money bro.
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      • Profile picture of the author redondo
        Berkzx, i messaged PPCcoach but didnt get any answer. its done now, i have transfered the 1200 bucks and nothing can be done except to hope that Brainster keep his words about our JV!
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      • Profile picture of the author eternalwarrior
        Originally Posted by redondo View Post

        yea and i didnt feel comfortable, so we did a agreement that you will refund me, but you havent. so basically you took 1200$ from me.. very kind of you!
        Easily giving money to someone you don't know? Nice!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Hydrogen
    LOL. OP, quit throwing money at everything. O and for teespring, don't just copy what other people are doing believing that it's going to provide the same success they received, that's super lazy and you will never find success that way.

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    • Profile picture of the author vx777
      Originally Posted by Hydrogen View Post

      LOL. OP, quit throwing money at everything. O and for teespring, don't just copy what other people are doing believing that it's going to provide the same success they received, that's super lazy and you will never find success that way.

      -Hydrogen
      Oh, c'mon, Captain Obvious. I copied one campaign (not teespring) in December which made me 10k$ in profit.
      Copying works definitely, you just want to know that you are copying the real thing, not some fantasy sh&t.
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      • Profile picture of the author RexRoamer
        Just stumbled on this thread. Are you openly advocating for stealing someone else's design...? Or, are you talking about something other than blatant copyright infringement...?
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    • Profile picture of the author ducnt
      Originally Posted by Hydrogen View Post

      LOL. OP, quit throwing money at everything. O and for teespring, don't just copy what other people are doing believing that it's going to provide the same success they received, that's super lazy and you will never find success that way.

      -Hydrogen
      Yes I agree with you. I spent too much money before and get nothing
      Now I realize I need to learn many many things...
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  • Profile picture of the author drewfioravanti
    Never send anyone money who says they can help and to PM them or add them on skype.
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  • Profile picture of the author namso85
    ummm why did you keep throwing money at a campaign that was losing a ton of money?
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  • Profile picture of the author petjelly
    $2500 and did you get anything in return? 2500 is too much to test atleast for me.
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    • Profile picture of the author tismi
      so my comment which I put much effort into writing gets deleted, nice.
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  • Profile picture of the author cpa-money
    teespring i a hype, everyone promote them. it is only a matter of time till it wont be that profitable.....
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  • Profile picture of the author egoldzone
    Not yet try but I found several people make profit here with teespring
    My best convertion is forex related offers and I made over $2500 this month with free traffic
    I thing you can try another niche with your budget....
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    Seems like your design is not working with your targeting.

    Remember that MOST of the big successes are from people who fit into 1 of 2 categories:

    1.) They have a page with a huge following and they've been blasting the shirt to that audience for weeks.

    2.) They have a large budget and can out bid, out budget and take over all ad spots from everyone else.

    Set a maximum you're going to spend for each attempt. Stick to it. If you hit that number and don't succeed, dump it and move onto the next attempt. Not every attempt works, (contrary to what some would have you believe).

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  • Profile picture of the author costi
    Better use all that money in getting more likes to a fan page, after that you can use the fans to promote them a teespring campaign or any other CPA offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mateenyall
    Hey redondo,

    If you've spent $2500 over 15 campaigns it's quite clear you don't have a 'test budget' lol.

    I've made good money with teespring and i just got into it a couple of weeks ago so for all those that say 'it's too late' or 'you've missed the boat', that's not true, there's ALWAYS opportunities.

    Spend around $20 on advertising, if no one buys, stop the campaign and design something else.

    DON'T set the target to more then 10, it's clear you need a bit more experience with this so try hit 10 sales before you set the target higher.

    If you've almost tipped over to printing and you need a couple more sales but it seems like it's not going to print, just buy them yourself. You can sell them on ebay + get that little bit off via your commission. I did this when my campaign had sold 8 out of 10 lol. I bought the two that didn't sell and put them up on ebay!

    Good luck and be MUCH more conservative with your money!
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    • Profile picture of the author constrait
      Originally Posted by AffEngineer View Post

      Hey redondo,

      If you've spent $2500 over 15 campaigns it's quite clear you don't have a 'test budget' lol.

      I've made good money with teespring and i just got into it a couple of weeks ago so for all those that say 'it's too late' or 'you've missed the boat', that's not true, there's ALWAYS opportunities.

      Spend around $20 on advertising, if no one buys, stop the campaign and design something else.

      DON'T set the target to more then 10, it's clear you need a bit more experience with this so try hit 10 sales before you set the target higher.

      If you've almost tipped over to printing and you need a couple more sales but it seems like it's not going to print, just buy them yourself. You can sell them on ebay + get that little bit off via your commission. I did this when my campaign had sold 8 out of 10 lol. I bought the two that didn't sell and put them up on ebay!

      Good luck and be MUCH more conservative with your money!
      Bro from AUS as well saw your posts I need a teespring and FB marketing mentor PLEASE HELP I can not afford to pay but I would consider a profit share of a few successful campaigns Please help man Im a smart guy but have a small budget with 4 children and do not want to waste it.
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  • Profile picture of the author sakuzki
    i think you definitely should keep that 10K what you have and do some other biz with your money and try make that 2,5k back but if you lose more money stop it and forget it what's lost it's lost.
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  • Profile picture of the author wrr954
    Is it possible that the Tee-Spring testimonial on here was a clever advertising technique by Tee-Spring themselves? I haven't seen much positive feedback about it outside of one person using it.
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    • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
      I can't speak for anyone else, but i did over $30k with them last month and am hoping to do more this month. I am not advertising for them at all.



      It's like every other method out there. People see big numbers, think it's easy and then complain when they fail. That's what all newbies do.
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      • Profile picture of the author toobit
        Question for you, when people do good size numbers and profits with these T spring campaigns, don't you already have a piece of follow words that you can market to? People that have 100,000 followers on Facebook or other avenues it seems quite easy to sell and get a percentage back. Isn't The first step to get a good base of followers and your niche?
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  • Profile picture of the author drb16153
    I'm a newbie and this was my 3rd campaign....look at the small audience...the cost per click and the freq? is up only because I left it run because every time I posted on the fan page I was closing they would buy more....Just wanted to share...total profits...$1332.83 not bad for 4 days
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    • Profile picture of the author Glynn Kosky
      Originally Posted by drb16153 View Post

      I'm a newbie and this was my 3rd campaign....look at the small audience...the cost per click and the freq? is up only because I left it run because every time I posted on the fan page I was closing they would buy more....Just wanted to share...total profits...$1332.83 not bad for 4 days

      COMPLETE N00B Question...

      Where is this screen grab from?

      I am new to IM so im still learning...is it from facebook...from teespring or another app you use to track campaigns etc?

      Thanks all.
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      • Profile picture of the author pierreyoung
        Originally Posted by londonwar View Post

        COMPLETE N00B Question...

        Where is this screen grab from?

        I am new to IM so im still learning...is it from facebook...from teespring or another app you use to track campaigns etc?

        Thanks all.
        It's from Facebook Ads Campaign
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin T
    ^ That is an absurd CTR. Almost 17%?! Part of me just doesn't believe that. I don't think even 17% of people even look closely enough at ads to even realize what they're promoting... let alone click them.
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    • Profile picture of the author drb16153
      The ctr run around 24-25% till the end and the clicks to site was down around 5 cents...then I left it go a bit to see if I could sell. I noticed the Freq starting to increase so thats when I began posting I was closing then sales began again....just wanted to let newbs know it can be done....difficult but can be done...test and test...
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  • Profile picture of the author PPC-Coach
    IT can happen he said he posted it on his fanpage, probably targeted his page with a custom audience too. I've had those kind of CTRS too on an audience that small before.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenster
    First, your test budgets are way too big if you've lost a few grand and only hit 4/50 shirts on one campaign. Test small, fail small, blog up once it's a proven winner.

    Also, most of Teespring is about targeting, you need to target a lot more...I can go on a lot about how to do this but I don't have the time at this moment. I'm sure there are threads in here that go over targeting in more depth...but most super profitable teespring campaigns have zeroed in on a pretty narrow audience...unless they have a fan page etc (which can boost your results a lot btw...this is what a lot of guys are doing)

    the biggest issue for me with teespring is the amount of copyright and trademark issues that are going on in there. You are doing a pro NHL team, so just be careful.

    I would be VERY surprised if some type of larger legal action doesn't happen within the next 12 months. Whether it's directly against Teespring or filters through to the individual vendors, who knows. Just be careful.
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    • Profile picture of the author sree94
      Originally Posted by Kenster View Post

      First, your test budgets are way too big if you've lost a few grand and only hit 4/50 shirts on one campaign. Test small, fail small, blog up once it's a proven winner.

      Also, most of Teespring is about targeting, you need to target a lot more...I can go on a lot about how to do this but I don't have the time at this moment. I'm sure there are threads in here that go over targeting in more depth...but most super profitable teespring campaigns have zeroed in on a pretty narrow audience...unless they have a fan page etc (which can boost your results a lot btw...this is what a lot of guys are doing)

      the biggest issue for me with teespring is the amount of copyright and trademark issues that are going on in there. You are doing a pro NHL team, so just be careful.

      I would be VERY surprised if some type of larger legal action doesn't happen within the next 12 months. Whether it's directly against Teespring or filters through to the individual vendors, who knows. Just be careful.
      Yeah, people are taking a big chance with all these NFL t-shirts they are hocking on Facebook. I'd consult an attorney first
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    Is it still profitable and possible to target specific enough, without scraping custom audiences...?
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    If you're using a proven design then it's one of two things:

    1) Ad blindness - people have already seen the hoodie design. You fail to capture their attention and this will be reflected with low CTRs.

    2) Wrong targeting - you are targeting the wrong people. I would extract the data and see which demographic is converting well for you. Look for age ranges that has high CTRs.
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  • Profile picture of the author smolodoy
    I know its irrelevant to this post but can anyone tell me the payouts for Teespring and how to sing up with them, can't find an affilaite link to them? Want to give this a try. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author DavidGold
    Target the right audience with the right design .. and you will most likely convert.

    My first campaign to custom audience Newsfeed ad --> Teespring Cost $16 and payout was $859 + $130 from late orders. I re-launched to facilitate those late orders & have since ran the campaign 3 times.

    I figure if I run ads that cost me the profits of 1-2 sales .. and I get no sales, then it is unprofitable. (My best design was a failure but I really thought it was great .. Moral of the story: Trust your gut but obey your stats!)
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  • Profile picture of the author NORTHMALL
    I too spent $50 promoting a Teespring campaign yesterday on Facebook. Today I have $0 in my advertising balance and didn't make a sale. I'll work on a new design and try again before I quit.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ricardo-Acosta
    Originally Posted by redondo View Post

    Yes its true. i have til today burned $2500 bucks on ads for teespring campaigns on Facebook. its for about 3 weeks now i have used teespring.

    Tried almost 15 different designs. ONLY 1 of them have sold 4 of 50, and i have spend like 60 bucks on that campaign. Its a hockey team hoodie. A hoodie that exactly looks like the hoodie that has sold over 200 hoodies before. Now im the only one running this campaign with this shirt that sold over 200 shirt, but i have only sold 4 and have 5 days to fulfill the goal.


    I can tell you its Anaheim ducks team im in.

    My target looks like this. Men/woman who lives in california anaheim and are 16 and older, who likes anaheim ducks, anaheim might ducks. and so on.

    I did use newsfeed ad only.
    I did use a custom audience, but they didnt give any sucess.
    I did these 4 sales when i used standard targeting.

    the CTR are around 2.5 and 3%.

    Im using oCMP, (clicks between 0.80-$0.50). Tried CPC but the ads does not show up so much when i have a smaller bid (0.30)

    Okey guys i shared very much info about my niche and which team. i did this because im in a crisis now. I thought teespring would be a way out, but after spending $2500 im feeling like a f****ng douche who just throwed away the money. its horrible when you see other make at least $400 on a campaign in profit and me myself making .

    I dont know what do now. should i stop and save the 10k i have or should i keep on. get broke vs not get broke?!. Like you see people im in a desperate situation now.:confused::confused::confused:

    Any ideas or help will appreciate VERY MUCH!!
    I believe targeting 16yr old kids was a mistake along with a few others. You want ppl who can whip out a CC and pay for the shirt, i dont know about 16yr old kids now days but when I was 16 I didn't have a CC. Also as far as sports go, I'm not sure about targeting women (no offense) but its the dudes who go crazy for hockey, football, basketball, etc... Make sure you study your audience well, I've done similar mistakes.

    Take money from the 10k you have and invest in your sales and marketing education. Also use your reason, when you see someone talk about a teespring that did phenomenal and they tell you it was in the sports niche...guess who else is seeing that? everybody in this forum plus the hundreds of visitors who suddenly hoard over to FB and attempt the same to the same groups, pages etc. Anyway hope that helps

    Peace!
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    • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
      Originally Posted by Ricardo-Acosta View Post

      I believe targeting 16yr old kids was a mistake along with a few others. You want ppl who can whip out a CC and pay for the shirt, i dont know about 16yr old kids now days but when I was 16 I didn't have a CC. Also as far as sports go, I'm not sure about targeting women (no offense) but its the dudes who go crazy for hockey, football, basketball, etc... Make sure you study your audience well, I've done similar mistakes.

      Take money from the 10k you have and invest in your sales and marketing education. Also use your reason, when you see someone talk about a teespring that did phenomenal and they tell you it was in the sports niche...guess who else is seeing that? everybody in this forum plus the hundreds of visitors who suddenly hoard over to FB and attempt the same to the same groups, pages etc. Anyway hope that helps

      Peace!
      Most of my relatives are on Facebook now. When my nephews are old enough to be on Facebook there is a very good chance I'll end up buying them a lot of the things they share on Facebook. I'd much rather buy them something I know they like.

      I recently did a campaign on one of my Facebook Pages...



      There are 310 comments so far and at least 90% of them are people tagging their friends/relatives. Things like:

      Tyler you should get this for NJ lol

      Just something to keep in mind
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      • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
        Originally Posted by LukePeerFly View Post

        Most of my relatives are on Facebook now. When my nephews are old enough to be on Facebook there is a very good chance I'll end up buying them a lot of the things they share on Facebook. I'd much rather buy them something I know they like.

        I recently did a campaign on one of my Facebook Pages...



        There are 310 comments so far and at least 90% of them are people tagging their friends/relatives. Things like:

        Tyler you should get this for NJ lol

        Just something to keep in mind
        Holy Crap! Over 7,000 likes and over 1,000 shares. Great job! Did you get all those from newsfeed ads or did you already establish a large fan page base before you launched the campaigns. I hear conflicting stories whether you need a large fan base or not.
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        • Profile picture of the author LukePeerFly
          Originally Posted by Saintsfan40 View Post

          Holy Crap! Over 7,000 likes and over 1,000 shares. Great job! Did you get all those from newsfeed ads or did you already establish a large fan page base before you launched the campaigns. I hear conflicting stories whether you need a large fan base or not.
          Most of it was from my Facebook Page. I did have some Facebook Ad traffic in there, but most of it is Pages traffic. Pages traffic is better because you don't have to pay
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  • Profile picture of the author betandallas
    If you are looking for super cheap facebook clicks or likes you should check my WSO. Its only $4.99. If you are not happy I will refund your money.
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  • Profile picture of the author BlvdJeremy
    This thread is actually pretty informative. Luke must have some KILLER fan pages!
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  • Profile picture of the author ccjus535
    You need to think outside the box when doing Tee Spring campaigns. When everyone is "zigging" by doing sports teams...you need to "zag" and do something totally different.

    There are so many niches out there, the best one to focus on is one that you have some sort of interests in, and are somewhat passionate about that way when you're not profiting immediately from it you won't lose hope.

    Find a niche that you know for a fact where YOU speak the audiences language, it will help a ton with conversions.
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    Teesprings success requires action and common sense. I took massive action, used my brain and generated $14,000+ in my first 2 weeks.

    My first tee was a failure but the next two smashed it out of the park. My point is that you don't need to give up if you run into obstacles.

    I targeted trends and stayed away from sports, names etc and carved out my own niche. Nobody else is selling my angle so that leaves me to clean up.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      I targeted trends and stayed away from sports, names etc and carved out my own niche. Nobody else is selling my angle so that leaves me to clean up.
      Glad you're having excellent success and sounds like you found angles that work. You mentioned Trends. Do you use Google Trends or Facebook Trends in the upper right column? I noticed on my Facebook the other day, the Trends area but had a hard time connecting those to T-Shirts lol
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  • Profile picture of the author craig2mau
    Dude! Try a new platform! Teespring is so competitive now and everyone just copies successful campaigns.

    Try something like fabrily.com - it is more focused for international markets rather than just the USA.

    I have seen some big campaigns here; https://fabrily.com/Interesting-engineering-2014

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    • Profile picture of the author jhunry
      Originally Posted by craig2mau View Post

      Dude! Try a new platform! Teespring is so competitive now and everyone just copies successful campaigns.

      Try something like fabrily.com - it is more focused for international markets rather than just the USA.

      I have seen some big campaigns here; https://fabrily.com/Interesting-engineering-2014

      it takes time to approve your design.
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      • Profile picture of the author Callamarketer
        Originally Posted by jhunry View Post

        it takes time for time to approve your design.
        Yeah, it does take time - maybe an hour or two at most. I have found them pretty quick. They check each campaign carefully for little mistakes. I have had a couple where I wanted a certain profit in pounds, but put it in dollars (they do multi-currency options), and they noticed and fixed it for me.

        Also, I think they are aiming to have automated the process in the next month or so, but still want to check over campaigns for us - like guiding parents I guess?
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    • Profile picture of the author Drazz
      Originally Posted by craig2mau View Post

      Dude! Try a new platform! Teespring is so competitive now and everyone just copies successful campaigns.

      Try something like fabrily.com - it is more focused for international markets rather than just the USA.

      I have seen some big campaigns here; https://fabrily.com/Interesting-engineering-2014


      Does is matter if there a lot of people on Teespring when you send your own (paid) traffic to your shirt?
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  • Profile picture of the author tristatemedia
    wow...17% ctr...awesome..i have only seen that in movies....lol
    very impressive:
    i will have to target more.......
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  • Profile picture of the author Trevorjc
    Fabrily looks interesting as like me they are UK based, i have tried a few Teespring Campaigns targeting US without success i think in part do to the slightly different culture and my lack of knowledge of whats hot currently in the US.
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    The trick really is to NOT promote anyting per SALE ... but per LEAD. This is true CPA and a heck of a lot easier to make money on, as it doesnt require a credit card. So even if your traffic is halfbaked you'll still make a better ROI. I know because I've been there myself! Stick to anything that pays per submit or lead or signup. Much easier and you dont just tank through 2.5k like that without a return.

    Any questions just let me know,
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      The trick really is to NOT promote anyting per SALE ... but per LEAD. This is true CPA and a heck of a lot easier to make money on, as it doesnt require a credit card. So even if your traffic is halfbaked you'll still make a better ROI. I know because I've been there myself! Stick to anything that pays per submit or lead or signup. Much easier and you dont just tank through 2.5k like that without a return.

      Any questions just let me know,
      Nick
      Agree and disagree to an extent. Whether it's Lead Gen or Sale, none of it's easy. I tried promoting a Lead Gen Health Insurance offer that paid me $30 per lead without a credit card on Adwords and did not do well at all. This was after hours and testing different ad copies, keywords etc. The CPC was way too high in order to make any decent ROI. And the Health Insurance niche is just way too competitive.
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    • Profile picture of the author Saintsfan40
      Originally Posted by badboy_Nick View Post

      The trick really is to NOT promote anyting per SALE ... but per LEAD. This is true CPA and a heck of a lot easier to make money on, as it doesnt require a credit card. So even if your traffic is halfbaked you'll still make a better ROI. I know because I've been there myself! Stick to anything that pays per submit or lead or signup. Much easier and you dont just tank through 2.5k like that without a return.

      Any questions just let me know,
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  • Profile picture of the author jsk13
    Teespring is not about make 1 shirt , get many sales.

    It's more like make 10 shirts, find 3 works, scale up from there.

    Max I spend on 1 campaign to test is $20, or 150 website clicks... no sale I move on.

    The key is once you find a winning campaign, you go ahead and scale up and think if you can do something more like make a version 2 that will sell as well.
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  • Profile picture of the author strictlaw
    I launched a campaign and spent 5$ for facebook Ads. I dreamt to get 100,000$/day with my campaign.
    I was wrong, 4 peoplelike it and no one buy it! I think the point is how we target our customer and our design. Not the budget! I saw that with 5$ I got > 300 audience per day. If my design is good to all these target audience I will get 300 * 5$ = 1500$ (5$ get 1500$!)
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    • Profile picture of the author CtrlAltRage
      Originally Posted by strictlaw View Post

      I launched a campaign and spent 5$ for facebook Ads. I dreamt to get 100,000$/day with my campaign.
      I was wrong, 4 peoplelike it and no one buy it! I think the point is how we target our customer and our design. Not the budget! I saw that with 5$ I got > 300 audience per day. If my design is good to all these target audience I will get 300 * 5$ = 1500$ (5$ get 1500$!)
      If you're expecting to make money off of $5 you will be very disappointed. It's a good goal to strive for, but in my opinion it is not realistic. With $5 you could potentially make 1 or 2 sales, but don't expect hundreds of dollars.

      Remember to test, scale, rinse and repeat.
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  • Profile picture of the author CpvTrafficPro
    I am surprised to see that nobody asked how much are the hoodies your selling.

    If its $50 a hoodie no wonder nobody bought it.

    Its all about testing. Your design may be "BADASS" but if the price is wrong thats your fault for not testing and finding out the right cost.
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  • Profile picture of the author ghost209
    congratulations for charging it! but sorry to hear about burning through money. keep your head up and stay strong
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  • Profile picture of the author SteveBowen4
    Is TeeSpring a place to buy and sell T-shirt? Sorry warriors for this question.

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author joshuawine
    First of Facebook ads are outragous! Always go with google adwords. You may not be able to narrow the market down like you can on Facebook but you can advertise only to people who are looking for what you are selling. Oh and next time you launch a campaing use my referral link and you get an extra $.50 off every shirt you sell up to $1000. Boom! sharethebonus.com/referral/teespring-t-shirts/
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanoakley
    I've never personally got involved with the whole Teespring fad that I've been seeing everywhere nor have I tried to make any money off of it but I believe some of the same principles apply to this as they do to all marketing and product creation.

    - Understanding Your Numbers Is Crucial

    Fairly obvious but always keep in mind the numbers.

    - Uniqueness is KEY

    Don't bother creating the same crap that you are already seeing or are being told about, I can't tell you how many times I've opened up Facebook and saw the same favorite sports team related t-shirt being sold.

    Try something different!
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