Print-on-demand is a fantastic way to turn your creative ideas into passive income by creating designs for coffee mugs, shot glasses, t-shirts, and more that people can order online.
And the best part of working with POD designs and products is not having to worry about inventory or shipping. A POD service provider handles all of that for you.
Below, I’ve rounded up ten POD designs that require minimal effort but can yield impressive results. Each of the designs featured in this post has average monthly earnings of more than $1K, which could equal more than $12K a year of passive income from a single design. And all of the designs could be created in under ten minutes.
Whether you’re a seasoned POD seller or a newcomer, you’re sure to find something here that inspires you to create winning designs. (I also share the tool I use to check designs’ earning stats on Etsy, which is super helpful.)
I also made a video that I’ll post below – this should hopefully help give you lots of inspiration:
How to find winning Etsy POD designs (and see sales proof)
To see how many sales and how much revenue a particular design has made on Etsy, you can use a tool called EpicPODTool.com. Click Product Research then select Product Seeker.
From here, you can input the metrics you’re interested in – for example, a minimum monthly revenue of $1K. Hit the search button after you’ve input your desired metrics.
Next, you can sort through the search results by…
- number of favorites
- number of monthly sales
- number of total sales
Then, just click on a design you want to know more about and you’ll be able to see the following information:
- monthly sales
- monthly revenue
- total sales
- total revenue
- number of favorites
- tags used
Now, let’s take a look at ten text-based designs I found that all have an average monthly revenue of more than $1K. You’ll notice that all of these designs consist of simple black text on a white coffee mug. I’ve said it before and I’ll keep saying it: simple sells.
Let’s take a look…
(Please note that some of these designs do include cuss words.)
1. I survived another meeting that should have been an email
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $27,595.89.
2. Sometimes you forget that you’re awesome so this is your reminder
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $25,420.44.
3. Of course I talk to myself. Sometimes I need expert advice
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $17,320.24.
4. Fifty the ultimate F word
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $14,633.55.
5. I’m trying to be awesome today, but I’m exhausted from being so freakin’ awesome yesterday
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $10,836.14.
6. Probably whiskey
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $10, 569.79.
7. You’re awesome keep that shit up
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $10,431.00.
8. Don’t touch me, peasant
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $4,858. 88.
9. I love you more, the end, I win
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $2,719.46.
10. Marriage an endless sleepover with your favorite weirdo
This mug design has an average monthly revenue of $2,249.10.
It’s wild how much opportunity is there, all made with minimal effort. None of these designs could have taken more than ten minutes to come up with and create. To learn more tips about creating winning POD designs, check out these resources:
Creating new design ideas – A compilation of effective strategies
Not feeling especially creative? Here’s a list of strategies to come up with new design ideas
Not feeling especially creative? Here’s a list of strategies to come up with new design ideas (updated)
How to use your favorite news source to get design ideas to sell on Etsy and Amazon
…Want to see how fast you can take your product listings to the next level? Take advantage of my 14-day free trial of the Easy POD Mastermind! It’s the perfect way to test drive our accountability and action-based strategies: www.EasyPODTrial.com.
I hope you find these examples of super-simple POD designs useful! If you have any other tips you’d like to share about creating print-on-demand designs, leave a comment below. And if you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends and followers.
8 thoughts on “10 Super-simple POD designs that made over $1K in sales and took less than 10 minutes to make”
1. Is there status bar on mobile phone that contain all these helpful icons? (that can be seen in your show video)
2. Is it possible to get debit from your and/or any other organisation that used for startup the business? (Since I am from the developing country.)
Above all your business breakthrough is what I appreciate throughout my life. I thank you because you make me to see these !!!
Please email [email protected] with your questions and concerns. :) Thanks!
bUT THE SELLING PRICE ON MOST OF THESE MUGS WOULD LEAVE US WITH A NEGATIVE PROFIT AFTER COST OF GOODS AND FEES. HOW DOES THAT MAKE ANY SENSE?
Hi Rachel, I am wondering what tool you sued to show the sales data for mugs on Amazon in your video.
Please email [email protected]. :) Thank you!
I don’t see what the niche is in any ofbthese designs. Adam keeps telling us that we have to target a niche in our designs.
I see a contradiction here. Or I’m confused. Odilie Castro
Hey there, We didn’t specify any niches for these designs. These aren’t our designs. These are other people’s designs we found that are earning well.
Apart from mug 8 you can sell those mugs to niches
The niches I see are gifts for coworkers, boss, office gifts, birthday gifts, wedding anniversary, gift to mom, grandma, husband, wife