Make Money Selling T-Shirts for a Profit
By following the hottest trends in popular culture, you can get an idea of the most popular slogans and the most popular transfers. These transfers are the ones you will want to print. With the invention of the inkjet transfer paper, you can design your own transfers from your home computer for pennies. At small-town harvest-type festivals, you can print t-shirts which have a unique local voice to the shirts and sell hundreds of them!
Purchase the equipment needed to make the t-shirts. Certain items which will be helpful for your business are:
• Heat press machine
• Graphic design program
• Inkjet printer
• Professional heat transfer paper
• T-shirt blanks
• Teflon pad
• Teflon sheets
Using your computer, create a design with your graphic design program. When you print, use professional heat transfer paper. Store these images in a cool, dry place. Also, there are several places online where you can purchase images specifically for making t-shirts. Choose the design and then print the image on the specialty paper on an inkjet printer.
Use the heat press to attach the design to the t-shirt. Use an alignment tool to make certain the image is centered on the t-shirt. Use the press according to the instruction for the type of material, transfer paper, and machine.
Purchase t-shirts wholesale. If you can buy the t-shirts for about $1.50 each and the transfers for 50-cents each then you can create a t-shirt for $2.00. You can reap the profit by selling your creations for $15.00 each.
Obtain a website. To be able to sell your t-shirts online you must have an online presence. You can purchase a website three different ways. First, buy software to create your website on your personal computer and then purchase your online hosting. Second, you could choose to find help in creating your website through site building website, which assists you step-by-step through the designing process. Last, you can hire a website builder to create your website and then you provide the content.
Your website should have a shopping cart. Your checkout should be a secure store. Offer different credit card types, but most importantly offer PayPal capabilities.
If you don’t mind working on location, you can purchase a mobile kiosk to place at a mall, on a college campus, or near an athletic stadium to make t-shirts. Consider placing your kiosk near athletic events or fairs to make t-shirts specific for the venue.
You can make a hefty profit by using a computer to design t-shirt transfers and a heat press to attach the transfers. Heat transfer process requires basic equipment and relatively unskilled labor. The costs to create the t-shirts are low, so the shirts can be marketed affordably.