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Print on Demand (PoD) marketing ideas.

PoD Marketing applies to both online and offline.

Online there are numerous websites that sell t-shirts, caps, coffee cups, etc. Offline as well with some exceptions. For the most part, both are profitable and the profit margins are determined by the marketing. At least that is what I have discovered.

One thing that determines a profitable PoD business starts with "creative minds" supported by "excellent graphic designers" and ends with PoD Marketers.

Over the years I have found that I can hire "excellent graphic designers" and rub shoulders with "excellent Marketers" in this very forum. However, one important element is missing and I have learned that element is more important than the others... Creativity.

A Creative Mind (Creativity) is what all good companies seek. After all, excellent graphics artists are easy to source theses days, Fiverr is an example. The PoD Creative Mind is not easy to source and when a company does obtain one - they tend to take very good care of them.

"Freelancers with the creativity to meet the markets demand are in high demand."

Here is what I know about myself. First, I am not a graphics designer. Second, I love messing with graphics. Kinda like a fisherman that loves to fish, but does not eat fish, lol.

What I do for creativity, inspiration, etc. is nothing new. I love to sit at malls, flea markets and auctions observing everybody, everything and anything that makes my imagination get off the porch. Sometimes I jot down ideas and at other times I make a sketch.

Later, I love to crank out amateur (that is what I am) designs on Microsoft Paint and GIMP. This is what I call PoD Ideas.

Then there comes a time that you may want to know if you have a winner or loser. First, I personally feel that if anyone has an idea or two and takes action is a... winner. On the other hand, if that idea does not agree with the market then you do not have a loser, yet for another time maybe. In that event just move on to the next idea and keep on trucking.

Hey, the day will come.

Care to share some of your PoD Ideas? Look, they don't have to be perfect. They only need to get your idea across. Remember, PoD companies seek creativity almost everyday.

I'll starts with a few of my lame ideas to break the ice.

Here is one. There is a small story behind this idea. In the news it was reported that dogs and even rats can detect COVID 19. Why not create a PoD t-shirt and see where it goes.

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  • Back in the Jane Austen days, restraint rooled the roost.

    Right now, we speak our hearts direct from our boobies.

    An' you right ... perfectly easy to get all kindsa Ts & shit printed out all kindsa ways.

    Tech & smarts exists to permit


    YOU, DEAR SWEETIE

    to screenshot this comment, render to jpg or png, load up on Teespring or wherevah, an' be blastin' Pure Princess Powah from your mammalian exotica within mebbe 24 hours.

    Same as if I drew out a dick in mascara an' WF said "thanks for your contribution to the forum Ms Balestra. Our artistic team will factor in the follicular detail. Meantime, we're happy to sanction your anatomically accurate prepuce for general consumption. If you're able to illustrate kidneys and bile ducts with equal facility, we may wish to contact you about a forthcoming Warrior Special Offer."

    So ... impossible volumes of all kindsa stuff could manifest in an instant!

    Only ... this is nevah what happens.

    bcs evrywan real choosy 'bout slogans an' designs.

    Mass market EZ Ts can prolly fly outta the print shops like the Sock Weavah Gals of Bremen could nevah imagine.

    But if'n you want zeitgeist drippin' offah your torso, for sure the magic is in the ink rather than the fabric.

    Natchrlly, as a Princess, I go for classy stylin' without too much overt messagin' beyond swan brooch cost more than your house (hey I jus' jokin' bcs it is actschwlly a duck), but I know the whole 'heart on sleeve' ethos has extended to proclamations from pec.

    Dunno ... evrywan wantsta broadcast sumthin'.

    Identity. Values. Protest. Brand.

    PoD says ... all here, u wanna.

    So ... what u wanna say, zackly?
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    I can't offer a lot of value on this, as this is not an area I have worked in, yet at least!

    But I fully agree with taking action, if it doesn't work out the first few times, you will still have learnt something every time and improve next time.

    Taking imperfect action everyday is key to success.

    PS I like the image above, clever!
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      Originally Posted by 0Mike0 View Post

      I can't offer a lot of value on this, as this is not an area I have worked in, yet at least!

      But I fully agree with taking action, if it doesn't work out the first few times, you will still have learnt something every time and improve next time.

      Taking imperfect action everyday is key to success.

      PS I like the image above, clever!
      Me, I can't count the times I made mistakes and also learned from those mistakes. Maybe that is what drives us to be better. Some mistakes here - some success there - and many a time that I revisited projects "work-in-progress" based on mistakes to eventual success.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    To those making passive income with POD (Print on Demand), where do you get your design ideas?
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      To those making passive income with POD (Print on Demand), where do you get your design ideas?
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      "Freelancers with the creativity to meet the markets demand are in high demand."

      What I do for creativity, inspiration, etc. is nothing new. I love to sit at malls, flea markets and auctions observing everybody, everything and anything that makes my imagination get off the porch. Sometimes I jot down ideas and at other times I make a sketch.
      Can't speak for others when it comes to "where do you get your design ideas?" because I think it comes from within a person's imagination.I could be wrong.

      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Later, I love to crank out amateur (that is what I am) designs on Microsoft Paint and GIMP. This is what I call PoD Ideas.
      A lot of times my rough ideas come from "digital pen to digital paper" and more often than not an idea sort of materializes on the screen.

      For me, the trick is not try and be perfect in the scheme of graphics - just try to get your idea presented in a way that other people's minds will play on the concept.

      One thing I have learned over the years about PoD is if only one person on the internet likes your work then there are hundreds if not thousands of people on the internet that will also take interest in your work.[/QUOTE]

      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Care to share some of your PoD Ideas? Look, they don't have to be perfect. They only need to get your idea across. Remember, PoD companies seek creativity almost everyday.
      Companies that have modest to large budgets pay handsomely if not passively for creative PoD ideas. A little bit here and a little bit there adds up to a nice passive income.[/QUOTE]
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      • Profile picture of the author writeaway
        Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

        Can't speak for others when it comes to "where do you get your design ideas?" because I think it comes from within a person's imagination.I could be wrong.



        A lot of times my rough ideas come from "digital pen to digital paper" and more often than not an idea sort of materializes on the screen.

        For me, the trick is not try and be perfect in the scheme of graphics - just try to get your idea presented in a way that other people's minds will play on the concept.

        One thing I have learned over the years about PoD is if only one person on the internet likes your work then there are hundreds if not thousands of people on the internet that will also take interest in your work.


        Companies that have modest to large budgets pay handsomely if not passively for creative PoD ideas. A little bit here and a little bit there adds up to a nice passive income.[/QUOTE][/QUOTE]

        The problem with just coming up with your own ideas is that this model doesn't scale and you're limited by your awareness or non-awareness of trends.

        This is the problem I see with POD but thanks to the inspiration of this thread, I'm inspired to investigate AI-based meta data-based 'idea sources.'

        The great thing about the Internet is that the more people use the Web, the more they leave clues as to their preferences
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        • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
          Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

          The problem with just coming up with your own ideas is that this model doesn't scale and you're limited by your awareness or non-awareness of trends.

          This is the problem I see with POD but thanks to the inspiration of this thread, I'm inspired to investigate AI-based meta data-based 'idea sources.'

          The great thing about the Internet is that the more people use the Web, the more they leave clues as to their preferences
          What do you mean by "this model doesn't scale" and you're limited by your awareness or non-awareness of trends.

          This is where a Marketer excels. Say, one more companies offer to pay you for your works (PoD Ideas) based on a trend.

          Remember, you own the works - they do not own the works. You have all of the marketing leverage - and they know it.

          To scale what you do is offer "limited resell rights".

          When they buy 'limited resell rights" they stand to earn the lion's share of income and they will accept your offer quick because it is a trend. That is how you scale your PoD Ideas be it a trend, special event, or just creative works,
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    Another one. The original image is public domain, so zero cost and zero limitations.

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    Christmas is six months away. Now is a good time to prepare for the coming holidays.
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      Christmas is six months away. Now is a good time to prepare for the coming holidays.
      Sloganismo is real Barf & Swallow stuff.

      World pumps out raw material with all kindsa ways to hit nerves an' excite spirits.

      But before anywan buys in, fronts up & shows out, there gotta be sum twist makes the choice personal.

      Meantime, I ain't fried my strawboes enough yet to be thinkin' bout Christmas.

      Gotta get midsummah outta the way before I entertain snowblushed fancies.

      "Impossible structures
      melting on the end of your tongue
      can do no wrong."

      Aw ... now you made me feel like Snoopy.

      What is the point of showin' up here as a malign harridan hellbent on trollin' the place if'n I gotta roll ovah an' reveal my fluffy underbelly soon as sumone mentions Santa?
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    Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

    Print on Demand (PoD) marketing ideas.

    PoD Marketing applies to both online and offline.

    Online there are numerous websites that sell t-shirts, caps, coffee cups, etc. Offline as well with some exceptions. For the most part, both are profitable and the profit margins are determined by the marketing. At least that is what I have discovered.

    One thing that determines a profitable PoD business starts with "creative minds" supported by "excellent graphic designers" and ends with PoD Marketers.

    Over the years I have found that I can hire "excellent graphic designers" and rub shoulders with "excellent Marketers" in this very forum. However, one important element is missing and I have learned that element is more important than the others... Creativity.

    A Creative Mind (Creativity) is what all good companies seek. After all, excellent graphics artists are easy to source theses days, Fiverr is an example. The PoD Creative Mind is not easy to source and when a company does obtain one - they tend to take very good care of them.

    "Freelancers with the creativity to meet the markets demand are in high demand."

    Here is what I know about myself. First, I am not a graphics designer. Second, I love messing with graphics. Kinda like a fisherman that loves to fish, but does not eat fish, lol.

    What I do for creativity, inspiration, etc. is nothing new. I love to sit at malls, flea markets and auctions observing everybody, everything and anything that makes my imagination get off the porch. Sometimes I jot down ideas and at other times I make a sketch.

    Later, I love to crank out amateur (that is what I am) designs on Microsoft Paint and GIMP. This is what I call PoD Ideas.

    Then there comes a time that you may want to know if you have a winner or loser. First, I personally feel that if anyone has an idea or two and takes action is a... winner. On the other hand, if that idea does not agree with the market then you do not have a loser, yet for another time maybe. In that event just move on to the next idea and keep on trucking.

    Hey, the day will come.

    Care to share some of your PoD Ideas? Look, they don't have to be perfect. They only need to get your idea across. Remember, PoD companies seek creativity almost everyday.

    I'll starts with a few of my lame ideas to break the ice.

    Here is one. There is a small story behind this idea. In the news it was reported that dogs and even rats can detect COVID 19. Why not create a PoD t-shirt and see where it goes.

    Innovation is the word. I occasionally work for innovation minds and I am always perplexed at how they help clients re-engineer themselves. So if you are able to think out of the box and create something that your competitors are not offering to their customers you will win.
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    I have noted that entrepreneurs are even willing to pay more to retain creative minds. The IoT is now giving each and every person an opportunity to be creative.
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