Posted on May 21 2019
As a creator, you want to make sure that your fans can show their support for your YouTube channel - and what better way to do this than by offering them fun merch? Not only will your merch give followers something that they love to wear or display, but it also helps monetize your channel. At Zap Creatives, we’ve been helping YouTubers create unique merch for a long time. We know what works and we know what your followers will want to purchase. Let’s take a look at our top 5 Youtuber merch ideas!T-Shirts
One of the most popular Youtuber merch ideas is t-shirts. Although we don’t print our own shirts here at Zap Creatives, we’ve seen enough designs to know what makes a great collection. The obvious option is to create a t-shirt design based on your channel logo, but if you are looking to do something a bit different, why not look at creating a whole series of t-shirts with different designs?
Utilise your community lingo and any inside jokes that you have with your followers to create merch that will make them feel that they’re part of something special. You could also release different t-shirt designs to celebrate reaching milestones with your YouTube channel. If you’re not skilled in graphic design, why not utilise sites such as Fiverr to find talented freelancers who can bring your ideas to life?Pin Badges
At Zap Creatives, we love a pin badge and with the rising popularity of people wanting to cover their jackets and bags with cool designs, we think it’s a great Youtuber merch idea! Pin badges are affordable and a great way to promote your channel. Choose from either enamel, acrylic or wooden designs to suit your theme and create either one design or a whole series of designs to showcase your channel logo.
For extra marketing ‘punch’, why not mount your pin badges on backing cards that have your YouTube and social media addresses on them? We’ve been creating high-quality pin badges for years and we know exactly what makes a great looking pin, chat to our experts from more info.Laptop Stickers
Think about the best time your Youtuber merch could possibly be seen by others….did you think about when your followers are watching your videos? A clever way to promote your channel and give your followers something unique to show their support for you is through stickers, especially when they’re placed on the laptops. Available in a wide range of sizes, you can print your channel logo, fun quotes or your own unique designs on quality stickers that are perfect for decorating laptops or computers.
Just think, the next time one of your followers is enjoying your content, they could be doing in on a device that promotes your channel. It’s easier than a business card! Our sticker printing service is ideal for those looking for YouTuber merch, choose from gloss or matte finishes to suit your brand, or opt for a sticker sheet to give your followers multiple designs.Phone Charms & Keyrings
Chances are, your followers are going to spend a lot of time glued to their phones as they watch your latest creations. Phone charms are a fantastic piece of merchandise that keeps your brand close by as they scroll for new and exciting content. Not only are phone charms affordable to create, but they’re also a great option for anyone looking to create a range of designs. Go for your channel log, a fun graphic that fits in with your brand or a word or quote that only your followers will ‘get’. These phone charms can easily become collector's items for die-hard fans and a great add-on item if you are looking to see larger merchandise options such as t-shirts or tote bags.
Same goes for keyrings! A fun, printed keyring is a valuable addition to any YouTuber’s merch and something that you can easily bundle up with charms or pin badges as a collectors pack. Keep your designs consistent to show that you’ve really thought about your brand.Need some help bringing your Youtuber merch ideas to life? We’re here to help. Get in touch with a member of the Zap Creatives team today or read our step by step guides on our blog. Where you will find helpful advice on creating your YouTube merch including how to make custom button badges.