We thought we’d solicit a little feedback on how our fellow t-shirt entrepreneurs faired in 2007. Cafepress.com is one of the most popular entry points for designers looking to sell shirts online. One of the questions I see frequently in forums is how much money can you really make with Cafepress.
I’ve had a Cafepress shop for several years, (and Spreadshirt as well). I can certainly tell you it’s not a matter of ‘if you build it they will come’. As most site owners know, it takes an ongoing effort – daily really – to make a site successful. When I was actively working my Cafepress shop it did pretty good, as things considered, and the earnings fell way above the scale I have listed below. Of course I spent a lot of effort doing SEO as well as some Pay Per Click advertising – not to mention continually coming up with new shirt designs. My guess is that the average shopkeeper isn’t taking those kind of steps. So, we want to hear from you. If you had a Cafepress shop online last year, answer our quick poll below and let us know how much you made.