Ink Tuesday, Month 3: Giving My Artist Shop a Refresh

Trying to start a brand from scratch while still having a day job is one of the hardest things I’ve ever done. Some months it feels like I have all the time in the world, and others I’m lucky if I get enough sleep and food in me, let alone work towards my side hustle. Despite my obstacles, this past October, I was still able to put out Ink Tuesday content, go viral once with a TikTok video that receivedRead more

6 Posts You Must Read for Holiday Success

The holiday season is your Artist Shop’s time to shine. According to a recent survey conducted by the National Retail Federation (NRF), more than half of consumers plan to do their holiday shopping online in 2021. They also expect to spend an average of $998 on holiday gifts and other items. With today’s shopping trends, your online shop has potential for great success this holiday season. But you must have a comprehensive holiday game plan in place—and we can helpRead more

Your Artist Shops Holiday Checklist: 2021 Edition

We’re already deep in the trenches of the holiday season. If you’ve been here before, welcome back! First time? Just follow our lead and we’ll help you navigate through the chaos of running an online shop during the busiest time of the year. There’s a lot to do to ensure your holiday season is successful, from refreshing the look of your shop to strategizing promos to mapping out your social media schedule. We want to make that to-do list lessRead more

Ink Tuesday, Month 2: My First Sale, the TikTok Algorithm, and More

Starting a brand from scratch is thrilling, but after that initial enthusiasm wears off, things get progressively harder. Especially when you don’t see much success posting online to keep you motivated. It’s easy to get frustrated making artwork no one sees. This is part of what I experienced during Month 2 of Ink Tuesday, my 365 project where I freehand paint for 52 weeks straight. Even though I didn’t see the kind of growth I wanted during September, I’m stillRead more

How to Join the Season of Giving this Holiday

The busiest shopping season is upon us. This time of year is your best opportunity to attract new visitors to your Artist Shop and convert them into regular customers. Your success is our priority, and that’s why we’re letting you in on our upcoming Season of Giving holiday campaign. We’re sharing our concept with you to give you ideas on how to market your shop during the holiday season. This year, we’re focusing on the warm, fuzzy feeling we allRead more

Introducing Ink Tuesday: Month 1 of Starting a Brand from Scratch

I’m the creator of Ink Tuesday, and this past month has been the best of my life. This is surprising, considering this summer I was the most anxious I’ve been in years. I felt like the rug had been pulled out from under me. I was just going through the motions of work, eat, sleep, and repeat with very little to look forward to. All those gut-wrenching feelings of self-doubt went away when I decided to start a 365 projectRead more

New Product: The CHAMPION® of All T-Shirt Styles!

Champion® Unisex T-Shirts are now among the many Threadless apparel styles you can add to your Artist Shop today! This isn’t just any new addition to the product catalog. It’s the first-ever branded T-Shirt style we’ve opened up for Artists on the Artist Shops platform. This elevated version of a classic, everyday tee makes Champion® and your Artist Shop a winning combination. Each Champion® Tee carries on the tradition of an American manufacturer that’s been making sportswear since 1919. They’veRead more

8 Popular Design Trends for Fall Home Decor

Do you smell that? The faint aroma of pumpkin spice? Summer’s not technically over, but fall is hot on our heels. That means your customers will soon plan to redecorate their homes for the upcoming season. Now is the time to add seasonal designs to your Artist Shop and build a collection of Fall home decor. Make your Artist Shop the first place your followers look for ideas on embellishing their abodes. If you aren’t already aware, the Artist ShopsRead more

10 Steps to Earning $1,000+ Monthly with Your Shop

I’m Justyna, owner of two Threadless Artist Shops, Fox Shiver and TRUFFLEPIG. I’m here to share some advice on how to run a successful shop that brings in money. When I started making designs, I was bad at drawing, had no followers on social media, and earned nothing. I didn’t even have any designs to add when I opened my first shop. It took me days to make one, and then weeks to add it to my store, because IRead more

5 Sweet Design Ideas for Double-Sided T-Shirts (NEW!)

We’re heading into uncharted T-Shirt territory. We’re ecstatic to announce double-sided printing is now available for most styles of T-Shirt in your Threadless Artist Shop! Our artists have long requested alternative print locations for garments, and we’re thrilled to offer this game-changing new feature. Double the print area means double the space to showcase your creativity! The ability for artists to add front, back, and crest prints to their tees exists exclusively within Artist Shops. No other print-on-demand brand offersRead more

Three Ways to Make Money at Threadless

For many members of the Threadless community, making art is a lifelong passion. But how does an artist turn that passion into not just money, but a reliable source of income? That’s what Threadless focuses on since we set up shop more than two decades ago. Over the years, we’ve partnered with thousands of independent artists, many of whom experienced great success. Some have even gone on to create their own businesses. And we couldn’t be more excited! If you’reRead more

4 Photoshop Alternatives that Won’t Break the Bank

There was a time when I loved Photoshop. It’s an incredibly intuitive and versatile tool made for creative pros. No denying that. But that level of quality comes with a price tag—one that’s cost-prohibitive for a lot of folks. There’s good news, however. The list of cheap and free alternatives to Photoshop continues to grow. Some work on tablets, and others even work inside your browser. And work well at that! There are a bunch of Photoshop alternatives you canRead more