5 Ways Artificial Intelligence Can Supercharge Your (AI) Sticker Business

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Written By Sam Davis Ph.D.

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing the world and every industry it touches, including the sticker business. By utilizing AI, businesses have the potential to not only increase efficiency but also drive greater accuracy and predictive analytics.

This blog outlines five ways that AI can supercharge your sticker business – speeding up your creation process, developing novel marketing campaigns, improving your search engine optimization, researching best selling designs, and speeding up your copywriting process. Together, these methods should help you grow your small businesses and get some extra money. Let's dive in!

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Strategy 1: Speed Up Your Sticker Design

Midjourney is an AI art generator that offers businesses the unique opportunity to quickly and easily move from concept to finished idea. This Discord-based platform makes it simple for users to bring their sticker designs to life by harnessing the power of artificial intelligence. As well as being able to produce art in a fraction of the time it would normally take when manually creating artwork, Midjourney also allows users to make variations and adjustments on the fly – ensuring that the stickers produced are of a professional standard.

AI generated art is a rapidly growing field. Using machine learning, algorithms like Midjourney are producing fantastic, sale-worthy AI generated art in almost unlimited niches. Using Midjourney as a launching point for your side hustle is an amazing way to get started, and it's just $10/mo.

With its easy-to-use interface, Midjourney provides individuals with an efficient way to produce high quality sticker artwork and create products that stand out from the competition. I highly recommend joining the Midjourney beta and picking up these new tools so you don't get left behind. It is, hands down, the best artificial intelligence stickers creation tool that I have.

There are a few caveats here. While AI technology is great, Midjourney produces a good starting point, not a finished product. You'll need to use the AI powered tool to make a concept, but you're almost always going to need to do some post editing in Photoshop, Photopea, or Affinity Photo. You'll need to clean up some artifacts from the AI technology, and get it ready to be sticker-ified. You may also need to put your new design into a mock up to make your product photos.

Strategy 2: Develop novel marketing and ad campaigns with AI

AI offers sticker businesses a unique opportunity to create engaging and memorable ad campaigns with little effort. With AI, businesses can develop marketing campaigns that are tailored to the individual needs of their customers. Utilizing AI-driven analytics and predictive analysis, businesses can create strategies that are based on customer behavior, interests and preferences. This allows them to deliver ads that will have maximum impact and result in greater ROI for their sticker business.

Additionally, AI-based creative assistance tools can help companies generate ideas for novel applications of the advertising content they already have, increasing engagement with existing customers while expanding their reach to potential new ones. This is where AI powered tools really shine. I love using ChatGPT (via Jasper) to brainstorm new social media management ideas. It lets you create ads in your own voice with very little extra cost.

Strategy 3: Researching Best Selling Designs

Researching best selling designs can give sticker businesses a competitive edge. By leveraging data and analytics, sticker businesses can identify the characteristics of their most popular designs from past sales. Utilizing this information, businesses are able to create more informed decisions about which new designs to pursue for upcoming campaigns.

AI-driven analytics and predictive analysis are also key tools for uncovering consumer trends and gathering insights into what the public likes and dislikes. This allows companies to prioritize designs that have the highest potential to become best sellers, so they can make changes or tweaks as needed in order to ensure maximum success with their products.

While you can use something like ChatGPT, the tendency to “hallucinate” (make stuff up) is still present. I recommend using Surfer or a tool like Keywords Everywhere for some keyword research, and follow it up with a search on Etsy, Redbubble, and TeePublic.

While AI can point you in the right direction, you'll still make more money when you create and test new designs based on your own interpretations of the data. For example, AI might tell you that Bernie designs sold well in 2020, but it doesn't mean they'll sell well now. It's a new technology, so use it with your full brain.

Strategy 4: Improving your search engine optimization

This is similar to the above. Artificial Intelligence (AI) can be a powerful tool for improving the search engine optimization (SEO) of a sticker business. By leveraging AI-powered analytics, businesses can gain deeper insights into how customers and potential customers find their products or services through search. This data can help you inform decisions about the types of content to create and prioritize for maximum visibility in search results.

Additionally, AI-driven algorithms can help businesses optimize their websites for better organic rankings so they appear higher in search results. Utilizing these tools also improves user experience. This is key to getting more potential customers and retaining existing ones, making it easier for them to find what they're looking for on a sticker business' website.

This, again, is an AI tool best developed outside of ChatGPT or interactive models. I'd recommend heading to Surfer, ScaleNut, or Keywords Everywhere to get the best bang for your buck.

Strategy 5: Speeding up your copywriting

Literally no one likes writing product descriptions. That's why, if you're looking for a faster way to create copy and content for your website, AI is the answer. With natural language processing (NLP) algorithms, businesses can generate high-quality product descriptions in minutes that are SEO friendly and engaging to readers.

I recommend using Jasper for this task, but there are tons of AI writers out there now. Most of them have easy to use interfaces and will generate content faster than a human ever could. Try one out today and see what you can create!

Final thoughts

If you want to get ahead of your competitors, AI is the place to start improving your side hustles. Even if you don't have a large following, you'll be able to create everything just a little bit better, from engaging video to a blog post, to the best designed stickers you've ever made. While you can also use these AI powered tools for things like free downloadables (e.g., coloring books) – I recommed staying focused on your current side hustle instead. Let the AI tool help you with your current business.

In other words, don't let all the things that you COULD do with AI tools stop you from doing what you SHOULD. AI generated art is a great, easy way to get started. Or, maybe you can use it and fire your social media manager.

If you're curious about all the different ways you can use AI to power your side hustle, you should consider joining the Sticker Academy waitlist. We will have exclusive lessons and courses on AI, giving you comprehensive understanding of the potential power it holds.

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