Fall Design Tips and How to Stay Seasonally Relevant

Before the season starts turning, it’s valuable to make a plan for new fall-inspired designs to add to your online business. While creating designs that embody your brand and resonate with your current audience is important, your shop can benefit from offering a variety of designs that appeal to an even wider customer base. Don’t abandon your brand’s aesthetic and tone, just apply it to seasonally relevant themes, colors, and products. Then when customers explore your Artist Shop as theRead more

9 Proven Strategies to Grow Your Brand Online

As a small business owner, there are a lot of ways to track and celebrate growth. You can grow your audience on social, subscribers to your newsletter, and visitors to your site. You can also monitor engagement with those different audiences and grow the level of active participation across those channels. There’s always revenue to monitor and hopefully increase over time, as well as units sold, and unique and repeat customers. We’ve collected our favorite Creative Resources to help guideRead more

5 Hacks to Grow Your Online Business

Running a successful online business requires strategy. It’s not a set-it-and-forget-it endeavor. If you’re continually focused on improving your customer experience, from the way your brand’s expressed on your homepage to the kinds of products you offer and the frequency with which you add new art, then you’ll likely see repeat shoppers and increased traffic over time. We’ve gathered the latest Artist Shops hacks artists are using to ensure their brands stand out, their art’s well represented on each product,Read more

Activewear Alert: Add Performance Tees to Your Artist Shop

Nothing’s more motivating when you’re hitting up the gym than an energizing outfit. Activewear is stylish, fashion-forward apparel that’s been optimized for athletic performance. It looks good while you’re working out and transitions well to other activities throughout the day. Welcome to our catalogue brand-new, exclusive to Artist Shops, short and long sleeve performance t-shirts. Your fans will finally be able to sweat in style, sporting your designs on the treadmill, trail, court, or anywhere else they like to workout. Finally,Read more

New Products Update: Magnets and Buttons Are Live

Sharing your art just got easier. Magnets and buttons are available to include in your Artist Shop, and we can’t contain our excitement for these likable, wearable, and magnetic products. Fans will delight in scooping up your designs to stick to their fridges and lockers or pin on their tees, jackets, and backpacks. Both products are an excellent item to add to a shopper’s cart in order to reach shipping minimums. It’s great to have several cart-building products like theseRead more

Four Painless Ways to Grow Your Email Marketing List

The good news about email marketing: it’s an easy way to leverage data to better communicate with your customers and drive sales. The bad news? When you’re not actively adding new contacts to your list, you’re slowly losing them. (People opt-out of your communications, change email addresses, and abandon old accounts.) Even as you’re adding fresh emails, your overall list could be shrinking. That’s why it’s imperative to diligently collect contacts on an ongoing basis. These two guides are incrediblyRead more

New Product Update: Include Cut & Sew Tees in Your Artist Shop

Ready to wow followers with brilliant designs that use every inch of the shirt as your canvas? Then cut and sew tees are the all-over print apparel of your dreams. This new product means you can feature large format designs or repeat patterns fluidly across the entire garment—and our new Artist Shops feature allows you to easily see the exact design placement from the largest to smallest-sized t-shirt. The superior quality of the t-shirt material, printing inks, and cut andRead more

How Themes and Collections Strengthen Your Brand

Your brand is uniquely you. More than simply the accumulation of your designs or art, your brand is what makes you distinct—setting you apart from other artists in the marketplace. It’s what comes to mind when a potential customer thinks of your work. Whether or not you’re actively taking steps to mold and shape it, your audience responds and reacts to obvious (and nuanced) aspects of your brand’s online presence. New and longtime fans will base their perceptions about yourRead more

How to Update Your About Page in 4 Easy Steps

You’ve set up your Artist Shop and sales are rolling in. Our community loves your work and they want more! But questions remain; Who are you? What inspires you? Where did you come from? These questions can all be answered in your Shop’s ‘About’ page. Keep reading to learn how to update your Shop in four easy steps! The Importance of a Personal Touch The ‘About Page‘ lets your customers connect with you on a more personal level. Having anRead more

Trends, Tags and Driving Sales in your Shop

Design trends play an important role in identifying sales opportunities. Both website search behavior and sales trends allow brands to know what topics and terms are currently popular. This critical information is instrumental in helping brand owners design and launch products that align with what customers are searching for. In fact, top search terms and top-selling designs on Threadless play an important role in defining our own design release schedule. You too can use this approach to design with popularRead more

3 Strategies Top Artists Use to Gain More Instagram Followers

Are you frustrated by watching the Instagram account of your competitors grow while your brand’s follower count has stalled out? Then it’s time to do something about it! Why should you care? These 3 strategies will help you get more followers for your Instagram account. The facts are pretty straightforward: 94% of all adults use social media! There are three tactics to use on social media, and I reference two successful artists to help to demonstrate these tips below. NathanRead more

The Anatomy of a Perfect Newsletter

Promoting your business may seem daunting, but with the right tools and strategy, it doesn’t have to be. Knowing how to properly put together and send a newsletter is an important part of running promotions, notifying your customers of new products or designs, and driving traffic to your website. If you aren’t quite ready to send a newsletter, learn how easy it is to get started! If you don’t have an email service provider (ESP), Mailchimp is a great placeRead more