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AlexanderBastowros

I guess the first question we all have is, what is the best way to promote our work?

fightstacy
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Best not to do it so much on Threadless itself, ..but definitely bother your friends and family on Facebook, Myspace, Google+... Your followers on Tumblr, twitter, the internet.

Threadless has you pretty much covered for about 200 - 400 votes, ..you gotta go out and find the rest, ..you've got to go out and find people who like you enough to 1. Vote at all, ..and 2. Vote you well.

fightstacy
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Word of mouth it to colleagues, strangers, ..get your close friends to help spread the word.

Abstract Matter

You have all of social networking at your fingertips! You can use Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Tumblr, anything you have to share your work with your friends and family.

You can also create threads to promote right here on Threadless, but don't just go onto other people's threads to promote - that's rude.

The most important promotion you can do is to be active on Threadless. Get involved with what everyone is doing - the more people see your name around, the more chance you have of them clicking 'x designs submitted - Score now!'

Abstract Matter

The most important promotion you can do is to be active on Threadless. Get involved with what everyone is doing - the more people see your name around, the more chance you have of them clicking 'x designs submitted - Score now!'

By this of course I mean commenting and voting on other users' work and getting to know some other Threadless users on the forums. DON'T spam the forums with your work over and over, it will just piss people off and you'll likely be scored lower as a consequence.

Just be cool!

fightstacy
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Abstract Matter said:

You can also create threads to promote right here on Threadless,

I'm against a lot of promoting on Threadless, ..There's ways to do it, but starting a blog for every design you make is spammy and just ugly's up my blog feed, ..I skip every one (except those from cool dudes, because they have a well established past)

When promoting on Threadless, you're preaching to two groups.
...those who vote a lot and will already, or already have scored your design.
and those who vote selectively (whether they think their chances are altered by how they vote others, will only vote if asked, or any other reason.)

So I think to a certain degree it is fruitless... and annoying.

fightstacy
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Chengui said:

I'm ready to answer. Gimmie a hard one!

Does Threadless send you an email when you haven't been selected?

unicorndinosaurs
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mechanicalrobotpower said:

I'm against a lot of promoting on Threadless, ..There's ways to do it, but starting a blog for every design you make is spammy and just ugly's up my blog feed...

I have to agree, too much promotion on threadless itself can be a bad thing. The worst thing you can do is post a link to your submission on someone else's submission. Just don't do it. But if you have a work in progress publish a "WIP" thread and people will gladly help you ready your design for submission, which in turn builds support. Oh, and no one's going to crucify you for publishing a thread about a design you're particularly excited about. Just bad spammy what he said ^ hope this helps!
briancook
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But they DO send you a live monkey! I think this was implemented because people were submitting too much. Nobody wants a truck full of monkeys delivered.

Andreas Mohacsy
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run while you still can, they will take you legs and it's hard to slther away now isn't it!

Adilanam

Can someone explain how I'm supposed to make my design by a 845 pixels wide x 445 pixels tall limitation if my design is VERTICAL? I don't understand how that's supposed to work.

fightstacy
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That is a tricky problem, ..I usually post one slide with the design as big as I can, ..one slide showing placement on a shirt, and a slide for close up details.

but yeah, the new landscape format is a little trickier than it used to be.

fightstacy
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I assume it helps with uniformity between every design. ..the old format would support a certain width by any height (up to a maximum) ..but it wouldn't work in the new scoring pages

Morkki
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Bro tip: Get a profile pic! Posts without a profile pic look like spammers.

Adilanam
mechanicalrobotpower said:

That is a tricky problem, ..I usually post one slide with the design as big as I can, ..one slide showing placement on a shirt, and a slide for close up details.

but yeah, the new landscape format is a little trickier than it used to be.

So what do you do with all the extra space on the sides even if you make it as big as they can. Is that way people put the design on one half and the tshirt sample on the other (like in the sock challenge)?

Adilanam

Also, is there a limit to number of colors?

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