Once you've found a passionate target niche, it’s time to search for some design ideas! Although creativity is a bonus when it comes to creating t-shirt designs, but as long as you are dedicated to do the research, you are definitely on the right track to score a successful TeeChip campaign.

Remember, being relevant is more important than being creative when it comes to selling niche-focused products online. 

Here are some of our sellers’ favorite tools when it comes to looking for ideas:

  • Google images
  • Pinterest
  • Etsy
  • Wanelo
  • Reddit
  • Zazzle
  • Social media comments
  • Product reviews

Keep these questions in mind when researching for ideas :

  • What is my niche most proud of?
  • What does my niche want other people to recognize them for?
  • Does this idea have potential to expand to other products: mugs, posters, etc?

Let’s take the example of the “fitness mom” niche and see what we can come up with.

First, we are going to search for “fitness mom quotes” on Pinterest:

As you can see from the circled boxes, we’ve already found 3 great ideas just on page 1. Be sure to check the number of engagement of each post to select the most popular ideas. Save the ones you like to the ideas folder so you can easily come back to them later.

Next, let’s try searching the same keywords on Google Images and see what we get:

Once again we’ve found some great ideas for our niche. It's always a good idea to re-post these quotes on Facebook fan pages to test how well your niche engages with these quotes.

It is worthwhile to do a thorough research to understand what and why your niche is passionate about. As we've talked about before, it is crucial to have a relevant offer that strongly resonates with your niche. Keep in mind that things you find clever may not appeal to your niche the same way. Dive deep into your niche and learn what stirs them.