posted on Sep, 6 2010 @ 09:42 AM
For all of you creatives out there, including the ones who don't know it yet!, you may want to get your ideas on tees to sell online.
When I was made redundant at the start if the Global Financial Eff Up I needed to do something as we had just had a baby and money-things were tight
I had always wanted to do t-shirts but had never got around to doing it as I was sidetracked working for The Man! And so now, with my suddenly
acquired free time, I started out looking at t-shirt fulfillment services. The reason being, as I found out after some research, is that you do
not need a a scrap of cash to start!
Companies like Cafe Press, Spreadshirt, Zazzle and Print Mojo do all of the work for you and you are not just limited to t-shirts, i.e. you can print
on and sell hoodies, skateboards, mugs and more.
You can also enter competitions (Design By Humans etc.) with some winners receiving up to £10k (possibly more?) for a single tee design! easypeasy
money if it's what you are good at eh?!
I was lucky and had some money come my way from other avenues and so was able to setup my own business enabling me to control the whole process and
fully customise/brand my tees. It was not all roses and easy rolling though. Without a massive budget for advertising or the well-established services
of a t-shirt fulfillment company you need to invest plenty of time online gaining an interest in your ideas and product so choose wisely!
The business hasn't made me a millionaire and I don't expect to retire anytime soon, but I do get to donate some profits to charity, pay some bills
and travel around selling tees at festivals and London's markets and meet some fascinating people.
If you have the slightest want to do something then you should go for it!
Escape the 9-5 and don't wait until you've been made redundant like I did - it may not happen!
[edit on 6/9/2010 by skibtz]