When her students expressed disappointment at not being considered for summer jobs, teacher and seasoned Teespring seller Cristina sprung into action. Her students had spent the school year learning how to use Photoshop, creating resumes, and competing in a national LifeSmarts competition. Cristina saw an opportunity for her students to use these skills in e-commerce;
“It dawned on me to help them set-up a Teespring store and let them run with the idea all summer. They don’t need a boss to make money! And it doesn’t cost them a penny to get started. They love the idea of creating their own products and posting them for sale.”
We had the chance to catch up with four students and speak with them about their new online business. Cristina’s students are brimming with creativity and drive, and they’re a great example of how anyone can take an idea and turn it into a sellable product with Teespring.
Diggy has a goal of taking over his parents’ business one day. In the meantime, he plans to go to college and continue working on his graphic design and marketing skills. Enter: Teespring. To start designing, Diggy used inspiration from his own wardrobe to create products and optimized his listings with keywords to increase marketplace sales. Check out Diggy’s store, Dignatize Designs.
Allison has a host of Photoshop experience and used her personal interest in dogs and coffee to inspire her Teespring products. When working with Teespring, Allison stated,
“Creating products for Teespring was really easy! Photoshop is a program I am pretty well versed in. In Teespring it’s quite easy to place your graphic on a T-shirt and it’s easy to write your descriptions and chose colors. I like being able to choose different T-shirt styles when making a product. Not only that but I like the array of products I can make!”
She hopes that her comedic descriptions and universal designs will connect with her audience and earn her some sales this summer break. Visit That Barista Girl, Allison’s store!
Abby goes above and beyond when it comes to learning. She’s enrolled in a dual-credit program with a local community college‚ and by the time she graduates high school she’ll be at a Junior level in college! All that studying doesn’t leave a lot of time for working, and while she plans to study cosmetology, her passions lie in graphic design and fine art. Teespring enables Abby to use her passion to create awesome product designs. Her store includes trendy tee designs and pop culture references that she avidly promotes on social media. See Abby’s designs at Apopofcolors.
Austin’s goal for his Teespring store include funding his educational aspirations – medical school! As a student athlete, Austin’s gym-centric Teespring store, Power Gym Shirts, exemplifies his personality. In fact, that’s one of Austin’s favorite things about Teespring! His favorite feature is the storefront tab because “it promotes individuality in everyone’s own business.”
We’d like to thank Cristina, Diggy, Allison, Abby, and Austin for sharing their stories. These students are a perfect example of what Teespring is all about—anyone, anywhere can create products to sell online. We’re expecting great things from Diggy, Allison, Abby, and Austin—keep up the great work and best of luck with those summer sales! 😉