Starting Your Own Tee Business

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Most people like having a side business going, apart from their day job. Be it baking, teaching or even creating printed merchandise. When looking at a few of these side businesses, one prominent area that has been growing for a while is the tee business. 

So if it is a kick-starter business or something you want to give a go at straight after college, there are a few things you need to consider and do your research on. There are many companies such as Threadless that has gained huge popularity due to unique designs and the option of right same day custom design t shirts; however it is not as easy as it looks. If you think simply having a printer and a great design will get you in the business then you are only dreaming. So read on to see some important factors as highlighted by some of the key players within the industry.

  • Design: so you think you are creative and have a few ideas that will work well on tees, however before you go over your head, do some research to see how appealing the designs are. Get a few printed t shirts Sydney and wear them to see comments from your peers. This is because when it comes to doing this as a business you need to consider what your potential customers will like as oppose to your preferences.
    • Printer: this is a very important aspect. Having the right printer that is knowledgeable about printing personalised designs and has experience in the garment trade is important. Many would think that looking for the cheapest option is good to start with, but many in the business will tell you that this is not a good option. This is because a bad print job can really eat in to your business and budget. The printer you select and their level of experience and commitment will greatly impact the quality of the final print product. If bad inks are used the colours of the final product can be really poor while too much of chemicals can eat in to the fabric and also leave a lot of residue.
      • Delivery: this is very crucial if you are planning on having same day t shirt printing, as one of your services. You need to have a mechanism in place to deliver the goods as promised in a very economical way. So you need to research on the delivery and shipping options you will have.
        • Word out: this is the next most important thing and is popularly known as “marketing”. But a very few start-ups will actually look at it seriously. But it must be one of the most important aspects in selling or running a business. After all having a great print product will not sell itself, you need to tell people about it and create trust. A relationship based on trust can create repeat purchases and good referrals, not to mention free word of mouth promotion that can do wonders for start-up businesses.
          These are few things you will need to thoroughly research on before embarking on a tee shirt business of your own. We hope these guidelines will be useful.