We’re proud to announce MJ Wood as our first ever female Springer of the Week! She’s an incredible seller with the #goldnuggets of wisdom to match! “View the world through a Teespring lens! There are shirt ideas everywhere!”
How did you first get started with Teespring? What were you doing before you started selling? I’d first like to say that I am eternally grateful to Ty Huls for his generosity of spirit, and his ability to teach and mentor.
The timing of Ty’s arrival into my life was nothing short of an answered prayer.
In 2011 health issues forced me rethink being able to work in an office situation, where honestly, the cubicle life was slowly murdering my spirit. I knew I had to find another path.
I dabbled in mobile marketing for a year or so part-time, and while I was able to manage the technical aspects, I quickly realized, I am NOT a salesperson!
Through some of the contacts I’d made in mobile marketing, I received an email about FB Ads Cracked and was shortly thereafter introduced to t-shirtbomb.com, Ty and Teespring.
What been the hardest part of your Teespring journey so far? How did you get past it? The hardest part is getting through the lows and lulls- not letting them beat me. Knock on wood, so far there have only been a few of those periods, and only one major dry spell, but it was a doozy while it was happening.
At about the 2-week mark, I was beginning to question my Teespring abilities. Those dreadful “little voices” tried whispering stupid nothings into my ear!
Thankfully, I have a very supportive partner who believes in me. She knew the dry spell would pass and kept encouraging me.
Of course, I kept launching – even when nothing was working. It was quite humbling. That’s when I learned from Ty to clone my Facebook pages because they might be “sick”. I launched the same campaigns to the new twin pages and a few of them tipped finally. One actually did very well.
The other difficult aspect for me is time management. I literally do “Eat. Sleep. Teespring. Repeat”, but hey, no complaints here!
What’s been the best part of your success on Teespring? The best part is that I now own my freedom. My partner works and lives in another state, so being able to come and go as I wish is amazing – and of course, I get to take my Teespring with me! :)
Ok, this part will probably sound cheesy, but I don’t care…! I love Teespring! Everyone there is so devoted. Bridget, Scott, Vince and Yury have been incredibly helpful – at ALL hours of the day and night! (Thank you guys!!) And seeing Walker so invested and involved in the community just reaffirms my knowing that I am in the right place with the right people.
The very first time I emailed Yury to ask for changes to a campaign, I had misspelled his name in the email. I got an email back within a few minutes from Walker that he had taken care of it! After I about died from embarrassment, I thought, “how cool is that?!”
What’s the best piece of advice you could give someone just starting out? Be patient with yourself, there is so much to learn.
Don’t give up, don’t take failed designs personally. I can’t tell you how many times I almost didn’t launch a shirt because I thought, “oh, that’s just stupid” and it ended up being one of my better or best sellers!
Know that to succeed you will have to put in the time, become friends with Excel and know your numbers.
Keep learning. There is a wealth of knowledge in the Teespring community and there are many great folks that want to see you succeed too.
View the world through a Teespring lens! There are shirt ideas everywhere!