- How to Sell and Design Custom T-Shirts Online
How to Sell and Design Custom T-Shirts Online
- By Peter Nisbet
- Published 04/17/2012
More information on how to design Custom T-Shirts Online and also how to market them from a free website and have them printed can be found on Open a T-Shop Free Shop where they will also deliver them for you.View all articles by Peter Nisbet
Lots of people make money online with a work from home business, the vast majority selling items that belong to other people for a commission, otherwise known as 'affiliate marketing". Some do very well, but they would do a lot better if the product was theirs to sell and they were not selling specific products in competition with thousands of others selling exactly the same thing! The winner is usually the person that knows most about marketing and getting traffic to their website.
However, let's say you could come up with your own unique design and then have it printed onto a t-shirt that you can sell online - then how cool would that be! Not just cool, but profitable, because you are the only person in the entire word selling that design on a t-shirt. You could even use it on other garments, or not even restricted to clothing: mugs and a variety of promotional items would be unique if printed with your personal design.
It sounds good, doesn't it, particularly if you are an artist? But is it possible for you to actually do this? To design your own t-shirt, get it printed and then have a website on which to sell it? All at an economical price so you can make money from it? And what about the up-front costs? Are you going to have to break the bank to take a chance like this?
Decide for yourself: here's how it works:
1. Have your own unique design - or more than one.
2. Think of a name for your own online shop: something like 'TShirtsRUs' or 'Unique Shirt Designs' - think of your own unique name for your store that will enable you to sell custom t-shirts online.
3. You will need a PayPal account to get paid: that's not difficult to set up.
4. Find a printing company that can support you in your dream, and you will quickly be the world's next entrepreneur: selling your garments printed with your own unique designs.
None of that is difficult to do, and consider the benefits: after your initial design, you can make money
What that means is that rather sitting by a telephone all day taking orders, you can focus on new designs and increase your range of custom t-shirts online. The more designs you have the more you will sell. Perhaps some of the fashion houses will purchase your designs for their sole use, and that could be the start of something big as they say!
Your only problem is getting the blank unprinted shirts and paying a printer to print your unique design into them. That is fairly easy to get done actually - lot easier than you may believe. There are firms available that will take your designs and print them onto blanks. They will even take your orders, print the t-shirts and deliver them for you. Generally you would share the sales price of the garment 50-50 or thereabouts with the other firm.
That's pretty good considering all you have to do is design and advertise! Most online advertising can be carried out free of charge using techniques such as article marketing and search engine marketing. You could also arrange to have the designs printed yourself: there are a number of techniques, but sublimation printing can be done using a hot iron, or old-style trouser press. You can do it yourself if your design in printed onto paper in sublimation dyes.
The point is, that it's totally 100% possible for you to have an idea in your head for a design, draw it out on paper, send it to a printer, and have it printed onto a self-colored garment. That is how you can design custom t-shirts online and sell them from your very own online t-shirt store to make money.
You might not make a complete living doing this, but imagine how good it would be to have an extra few hundred bucks to spend each month on yourself? Just for one or two designs for custom t-shirts online. If you tried it full time, who knows how successful you could be, although nobody is recommended to give up the day job and go full time unless they have either retired, are unemployed or have a winning idea that has proved to work perfectly part time.
So if you are a bit of an artist, design custom t-shirts online and sell them from your own website. Itís difficult to fail to make money, and is a fabulous way to spend your spare time - making money online!