January 29, 2024

You’ve Got Your First Print on Demand Sale! Now What? | Lissa Talks Print On Demand: Episode 004

What To Do After Your First Print on Demand Sale

Hooray! It happened! You got your first print on demand sale. What happens next?

In this episode, I am spilling a ton about my own story. How I got into print on demand, my first print on demand sale, and how I took that information and expanded. This episode probably isn’t exactly what you’re thinking from reading the title. Like, we aren’t talking about logistics of how actual sales work. Instead, we’re talking ways to look at your shop’s data and scale.

Cause if we want to succeed with print on demand? We need to pay attention to what works best for our unique shops!


In our fourth episode of Lissa Talks Print on Demand, we’re talking:

The Background of My Shop Growth

How Print on Demand Sales Work

How to Look at Your Data

Expanding on That Data

How to Not Get Into Your Own Head

Realizing That Success Takes Time

Wanna know this episode in one quote? Wonderful! I’ve got you!

“Sometimes you have to scale out big to get what’s going to work… is it the design that’s selling or is it the vibe? Think of it as a series. Like, as a collection… these things all grow because of that first sale and it’s not always what you meant to sell when you started print on demand.”


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Lissa Talks Print on Demand: A Conversational Podcast for Print on Demand Sellers

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Find the schedule for this podcast here! Want to see my past Print on Demand posts? Find ’em here!

Literally forever obsessed with Printify. I use Printify for all of my print on demand printing and I’ll never stop singing their praises. They’re incredible!  For design work, I’m totally in love with Canva and also love finding extra artwork + fonts on Creative Fabrica and Creative Market.  For photography, I shoot with a Canon R6 and most of my mockup photographs are taken with the 35L or 50L. I do all of my editing in Adobe Lightroom and have since 2011! It’s my jam!

P.S. The next photo (white sweatshirt) is a mockup from DollyMocks. Love their work!

Silly and chaotic wolf tee shirt with flowers and rainbows

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Based in Fayetteville, Arkansas Lissa Chandler is a portrait and wedding photographer. Lissa is also the owner of Opal and June where she offers mockup photographs, bookish + history merch, and the dreamiest photoshoot dress rentals. Additionally, Lissa is the host of the podcast Your Photographer Mom. As a creative photographer in Northwest Arkansas, Lissa doesn’t niche down on a genre. She niches on a feeling instead! That feeling? The huge, happy feeling of hope and excitement that you feel as a kid opening up a huge box of 120 crayons. Sound like a feeling you remember? Let’s shoot!