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Spring CEO Chris Lamontagne shares his advice for creators looking to monetize

'Creators know what they want to put in front of their fans. We just have to figure out how to do it and support them.'


Grace Stanley

Internet Culture

Posted on Dec 16, 2021   Updated on Jul 26, 2023, 6:12 pm CDT


This story was originally published on Passionfruit.

On Dec. 8, creator commerce platform Spring (previously known as the print-on-demand platform Teespring) announced that over 8 million people are currently using its platform to sell products. Remarkably, Spring told the Daily Dot that over 5 million of those people signed up in the last two years. 

In the wake of this announcement, we spoke with Spring CEO Chris Lamontagne about recent company changes, his advice for creator monetization, as well as his opinions and goals regarding an evolving workforce. 

Lamontagne began working for Teespring in 2016, and not long after, in 2019, he became the CEO. Lamontagne’s beginnings with the company were centered in the print-on-demand world; back in 2016, Teespring was mostly focused on products like T-shirts and hoodies. Lamontagne told the Daily Dot that back then, he felt that Teespring’s business could be more powerful if it branched into monetization strategies for creators beyond print. 

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2021, 6:00 am CST