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

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

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

Lifestyle Overlays That’ll Make Your Art Pop

Lifestyle photography showcases your products in real-life situations, out in the real world. This allows potential customers to envision themselves using your products in their everyday lives. 75% of online shoppers rely on product photos when deciding on a potential purchase¹. High-quality lifestyle photography not only helps you drive conversions in your Artist Shop, but it can also increase engagement on your social-media posts. More shares equals more conversions! Most lifestyle photography requires a professional-grade camera, near-perfect natural lighting, andRead more

Get Your Incredible Art Featured on Threadless!

We at Threadless want to introduce your art to millions of folks around the world. Not just because it gives us the warm fuzzies in our tum-tums (it totally does), but because it helps you—an independent artist—succeed. That’s the sole reason why Threadless exists. All of the visuals you see on our homepage, social media, blog, and email newsletters feature original designs made by our diverse community. We use our platforms to put your art in front of people whoRead more

Double Your Earnings with Face Masks in April!

The pandemic continues to have a financial impact on independent artists and small businesses across the globe. At Threadless, we’re determined to help our artist community offset those financial losses any way we can. That’s why we’re doubling shop owner earnings on all Face Mask sales for the entire month of April! This amazing earnings opportunity is only available to Artist Shop owners opted into Managed Pricing and Promotions (MPP). If you decide to opt into MPP, here’s how yourRead more

Numbers Don’t Lie: Grow Your Business with These Tools

If you’re an Artist Shop owner, you have the skill and imagination you need to make incredible art. We know because we’ve seen it! However, no matter how adept you are at wielding a paintbrush, pen, or stylus, you might not be familiar with the online tools you can use to better sell your art. There are two tools in particular that reveal how customers interact with your shop. Read on to learn how Google Analytics and targeted ad campaignsRead more

Earn Double When You Sell Regular T-Shirts in March!

The pandemic continues to have a financial impact on independent artists and small businesses across the globe. At Threadless, we’re determined to help our artist community offset those financial losses any way we can. That’s why we’re doubling shop owner earnings on all Regular T-Shirt sales for the entire month of March! This amazing earnings opportunity is only available to Artist Shop owners opted into Managed Pricing and Promotions. Regular T-Shirts are the most popular product across Artist Shops, soRead more

Transform Your Collections into Holiday Gift Guides

According to a 2022 survey conducted by Criteo, more than half of Gen Z and Millennials are planning to spend more online this year than they did in 2021.1 This increase presents more opportunities for Artist Shop owners to boost their traffic and conversion rate. One way of guiding your customers into making purchase decisions is to create holiday gift guides. The Collections feature in your Artist Dashboard lets you make a unique landing page in your shop for designsRead more

We’ve Increased Your Artist Shop Earnings—Again!

We’re ecstatic to announce that if your Artist Shop is opted into Managed Pricing Promotions, you’ll never earn less than 10% of the sale price during promotional events! In fact, oftentimes you’ll earn more. Whenever we run a sale or promotion in your shop and/or the Threadless Marketplace, you’ll now receive higher minimum earnings across the board when the promotional price of an item drops below the base fee. This will significantly increase your Artist Shop earnings! Who inspired thisRead more