5 Easy Ways to Prep Your Shop for Summer

This Summer will be different than any before it, and with that in mind your approach to the designs you showcase and promote may be largely dependent on where you and your customers are in the world, and just how open those particular areas are. To that end, we wanted to provide some easy tips on the best way to get your Artist Shop into summer mode. Summer is a time to be outdoors – albeit a physically distant outdoorRead more

Promoting During the Shutdown

You’re still making art and designs, you still need to pay rent, but it might feel super weird – if not utterly tone deaf – to actively promote when so many people are having such a tough time. So what do you do? We take your success and well-being very seriously and want to share some resources and tactics that we think might help, while still being very sensitive to the current state of the world. To this end, weRead more

The Top 5 Products to Have in your Artist Shop

So you’ve taken the first step and decided to open an Artist Shop. Congratulations! Now what? Branding your shop is an obvious first step, and we have multiple sources to help you do that. But first, let’s start with a few designs you want to offer in your shop once it launches. Once you have those designs uploaded and ready, the next step is the fun part! What products do you want to place them on? Knowing what products sellRead more

We’re Just Getting Started: Threadless Community Action Plan

To Our Artists and Friends: Well, here we are. It’s weird and unsettling to say the least, particularly for independent creative folks. For the last 20 years, Threadless has helped humans express their emotions, individualism, and rebellion through art and design. UPDATE as of June 1st: We’re excited to announce the extension of one component of our Community Action Plan – the ease of getting your Artist Shop online by simply emailing your logo to start@threadless.com. From there, our teamRead more

7 Ways to Grow Your Business with Social Media

One of your simplest and most accessible marketing tools as a small business owner is social media. It’s a powerful, impactful way to meet customers on their terms. With social media, you can increase brand awareness, connect with current customers, and grow your audience. The trick (as always) is strategically leveraging social media in an efficient and authentic way for your brand.  We’ve gathered seven of our favorite Creative Resources to help stoke your social success and grow your business.Read more

How to Better Manage Your Time as a Creative in 2020

Looking back at 2019, how did you feel about your productivity level? Were you crushing it? Knocking items off your to-do list, achieving goals, and never, ever finding yourself lost down the Instagram Stories rabbit hole?  If that’s you, we should be signing up for your life advice! But, if you’re like the rest of us and you have great days, okay days, and the occasional not-so-good day, then we’re here to help you better manage your time as aRead more

Why You Should Set Creative Goals for the New Year (and 5 Ideas to Get You Started!)

Now that we’re in January, the focus is on resolutions and the promises you’re making to yourself for the next 365 days. But, this year, we’re doing something different. Eat local, drink more water, exercise more, wake up earlier. Those are all great promises to make to yourself, but we want to dive a little deeper. In 2020, we’re setting creative goals for the new year––creative goals that will help us grow professionally and personally. Why You Should Set Creative GoalsRead more

Curating Gift Guides for Your Artist Shop

As a small business owner, you know how important it is to utilize every tool you have — newsletters, social media, a promotion schedule, and keeping your shop up to date with your latest designs. It can be overwhelming, but there are easier ways to elevate your customer’s shopping experience in your shop without thinking about it too much. This is where curating a gift guide for your customers comes in! Finding your target audience Gift guides are a greatRead more

Promoting Your Designs on Social Just Got Easier

If you’ve been making art or running an online business for a while, you’ve probably got a comprehensive social media strategy you use to stay on top of your marketing game. Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter are critical platforms for promoting your work. We’re happy to announce, it just got easier to share your products on social. Thanks to the new Promo Tools feature in your Artist Shop dashboard, you can quickly and easily download images of your designs on productsRead more

Add New Designs and Promote them Frequently for Artist Shops Success

Want to know one of the biggest keys to success we’ve heard from thriving Artist Shops owners? It’s not just dialing in your audience and really understanding who you’re designing for (though that’s important). It’s not simply hosting a bunch of giveaways on social or constantly running sales (though both of those things are important).  It may seem obvious, but regularly creating and promoting your new designs is the best way to drive sales and growth for your Artist ShopRead more

Give Customers Holiday-Ready Designs

Help your customers get in the holiday spirit with designs perfectly paired for Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or any other yuletide occasion. It’s as true for the winter holidays as any other major holiday (St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Valentine’s Day, the list goes on), people want to celebrate wearing holiday-themed apparel. Make brand-new designs this season, perfectly crafted for cozy apparel, that embrace your favorite (or least favorite) parts of the holidays. Create ugly sweater designs, cross-stitch or knitting inspired art,Read more