Operating a successful t-shirt business is one of the best ways to supplement your income. This type of business can be a very lucrative one. This article will give you tips on how to start your own t-shirt business in the comfort of your own home.
One of the first steps is to make sure you have all of your paperwork in order. You would need to apply for your business license and sale tax id number. This will allow you to purchase some of your items at wholesale price and you will also be able to charge sales tax. You will need to contact your state’s Department of Revenue office to find out what your state requirements are.
You can start your t-shirt business with $1000.00. The most expensive item you will need to purchase is a heat press. You should be able to purchase a good one for about $700.00. After you have searched around to find a good heat press that will fit your budget, you will need to find a company where you can purchase your t-shirts at a wholesale price. Try to search for a wholesale t-shirt company in your city or a nearby city. This will allow you to purchase your t-shirts over the phone and you will be able to drive and pick them up possibly the next day if the order is place earlier enough. This really cuts down on the two to three days waiting period and not to mention the shipping charges.
The next step is to search for a company where you can purchase heat transfers at a reasonable price. Two great companies are Pro-World and Smartwear. Pro-World heat transfers can be found online. Smartwear heat transfers are located in their mail out catalog. You can order your heat transfers and in about four days you should be ready to start.
Now that you have the main items to produce your t-shirts you will need to find somewhere to sell your shirts.
Selling at college homecoming games will increase your income greatly. Sororities and Fraternities t-shirts at these functions is a hot seller.
Church events-Selling Christian t-shirts at church conferences, banquets and musical events also do very well.
Going to flea markets on the weekend is another excellent way to help your business. Depending on where you live you can also sell them in your yard.
Online is another way to increase your income, however you would need to advertise so that people will know where and how to purchase your t-shirts online.
These are just a few ways you can increase your income by starting your own t-shirt business.