Running a small business can be the perfect job for someone with an entrepreneurial spirit, but every business venture comes with its own set of challenges. The truth is, starting a business of any kind is hard work, and the first thing you need is an idea. To begin, you’ll need to think of a…

Looking to break away from the typical front and back t-shirt design placements? Adding custom sleeve designs might be the ideal solution. Whether complementing the t-shirt’s main design or making a minimalistic solo statement, customized t-shirt sleeves can effortlessly improve your t-shirt game with an original twist.  Whether you’re seeking t-shirt design ideas for your…

The back-to-school season is upon us. It’s a time of new beginnings for those going back to learning or teaching, and a busy time for business owners.  To be able to provide the right product at the right time, preparations need to be made in advance. Now’s the time to start generating back-to-school marketing ideas…

No matter where they shop online, every customer expects reliable, affordable shipping. As a seller, however, providing stress-free order fulfillment can feel anything but easy. It’s up to you to store products, package orders, choose delivery partners, and select the right shipping methods—all while balancing customer satisfaction and your business’s resources. Below, find out how…

When you visit a retail website and find yourself thinking it’s a pleasant experience, that’s not by accident. In fact, you’re being guided by a well-designed website structure known as product taxonomy. Different types of products are organized and categorized together so that you can find what you want. What is product taxonomy? Product taxonomy…

Etsy is an online marketplace full of potential buyers and a ready-made audience looking for exactly the type of products you make.  For experienced small business owners and those of you selling your creations for the first time, starting an Etsy store is an exciting step in turning your hobby or creative passion into a…

Entrepreneurs can find themselves hitting a brick wall when it comes to sourcing products. Whether you plan to manufacture something of your own or find suppliers to purchase from wholesale, good products aren’t always easy to identify. Sourcing a supplier for your next project includes finding a manufacturer, deciding whether it’s better to work with…

Affiliate marketing has become a high-value, low-risk way to drive sales and brand awareness for companies—and to generate revenue for their affiliates. The affiliate marketing industry is worth $8.2 billion and has plenty of opportunities for those looking to make money online. As an affiliate marketer, there is no shortage of affiliate marketing programs to…

Black-owned businesses have not had equal access to financial capital compared to their white counterparts in the US. According to the Minority Business Development Agency, racial discrimination and unfair lending practices are among the reasons for this disparity. This is why grants can be especially helpful to Black business owners. 9 grants for Black business owners…

Getting revenue is (arguably) the most exciting part about having an online store. So, in this article, we’ll cover how you get paid when selling with Printful.  Note: We’ll briefly touch on the billing process where necessary, but since billing has been covered extensively, we’ll focus specifically on payouts. Does Printful pay sellers directly? No,…