Create your own merchandise to sell on YouTube with Launch Cart. Learn how YouTubers make and sell merch online to their followers.
How do YouTuber's make merch?
Studies how shown that merchandise sales can account for more than 80% of a YouTuber’s income, thus leading many people to wonder how do YouTube creators make merch to sell online?
What most people don’t realize is that anyone can sell custom merch on a youtube channel. It’s not just for online influencers anymore. You don’t have to be a famous YouTube creator to build a successfull online business.
With the right online tools, you can have your own shop setup and ready to start selling merch within a few hours or less.
In this short guide, I’ll walk you through the process to creating your own merch shop, creating quality products, and promoting your new ecommerce platform. Before you know it, you’ll become a content creator and your shop will be up and running.
Create an eCommerce store
Before you can sell any merchandise online, you’ll need an online store. An ecommerce store is where your merchandise and products will be sold from. Launch Cart is the recommended free ecommerce software tool to build your website since it was built for YouTubers and influencers around the globe. Other creators are using it successfully to sell their quality merch online. Launch Cart is an easy-to-use platform that helps managing all aspects of an online store.
Customize & list your products for sale
Now that you have an ecommerce store created with Launch Cart, it’s time to start creating products for sale. You can use Launch Cart’s built-in product creation wizard (YouTube’s free merch maker tool) to choose from over 300+ products to sell. Just choose a product, customize and enhance it with your own branding elements such as custom designs, graphics, logos, or artwork images and press save. Once you saved a product, it will be listed for sale on your very own online store. Just repeat this step for adding more products to your store.
Start promoting your new store
Once you’ve created your store and added products to sell, it’s time to start marketing it. To spread the word about best merch, you should share your shop with your fans and subscribers. You can promote your merch by publishing YouTube videos to youtube or posting the link to your new store on your social media accounts, such as Facebook, Instagram or even Twitter. We also recommend you link to your YouTube Merch Store inside the video description of every video you post.
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Step-by-step video tutorials
If you need more help on to create and sell YouTube merch, follow our step-by-step video instruction by heading over to our quick start guide section.