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Pro's and Con's of Starting A T-Shirt Business From Home

Sep 9, 2008
There is a huge market for customized t-shirts. Customization is one thing that keeps the t-shirt printing business making money, year after year.

But starting a t-shirt business from home can be intemidating. Here are a few tips and some timely advice to help you get started.

If starting a t-shirt printing business from home kinda scares you, then your first stop should be a placed called CafePress. CafePress is an online service where you can design your t-shirts online and then either print them off in bulk or just advertise the links to your t-shirt designs. When someone buys from your online store, you'll receive commissions on that sale. CafePress is probably one of the easiest ways to get started. Although probably not the most profitable because you split a commission with the folks at CafePress.

Before running out and buying bulk loads of t-shirts, you want to be sure this is something you are willing to spend the time to learn and money to expand the business. One of the biggest factors in whether or not you're successful in the t-shirt business is coming up with unique designs. If you're talented in designing creative looking t-shirts, then you may have the creativeness to succeed.

You want to be unique and creative and come up with something nobody else has thought of. Simply copying others designs won't cut it for long. You're local market may buy a few shirts from you, but over time to make really good profit from your business, you're going to have to be creative and unique.

You want to remember that people order from tee shirt printing businesses every day. Some of these people include fraternities, churches, athletic teams, sororities, businesses, and many more. With this in mind, you want to be sure you have enough inventory to meet the needs of these demanding services. All tee shirt printing businesses have their own niche so you want to be sure to find yours. Whether it is the selection of your shirts, your design, your services, whatever the case, you want to have your own.

You can gain access to many of these potential customers and many more by joining your local Chamber of Commerce. Never underestimate the power of Networking through your local Chamber of Commerce. It has made the difference between success and failure for many businesses.

There are limitless possibilities to starting your own tee shirt printing business. You just have to do your homework and if you want to be successful, you will want to be sure you have everything you need. No use in mortgaging the home, getting started in the t-shirt printing business can be done on a part time basis and started with a small amount of money.

Just remember to offer a quality product at a reasonable price. Advertise your t-shirts properly and treat your customers well and you'll likely soon have all the business you can handle.
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The Stay At Home Mom Diaries brings you these tips on starting your own T-shirt printing business from home. You can find more tips and reviews of work from home opportunites for stay at home moms at her website
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