You are in the right place.
You’re in the right place if your brain is bursting with custom t-shirt ideas that you KNOW will sell.
You’re in the right place if you can’t go to a store, or a mall, or look at decorated shirt or jacket and think “I could do that… better”
You’re in the right place if you’ve tried other part-time, multi-level marketing, home-based business schemes that just never worked out for YOU.
You’re in the right place if you have always wanted to be your own boss, make some money on the side, start your own business.
If you’ve always wanted to work at being creative and not just working at WORK.
You are ESPECIALLY in the right place if you’ve started looking at all the different printers, cutters, imagers, uv, dtg, screen printing, powders, inks, embroidery machines – because you don’t know how to pick one, and you’re terrified to pick the WRONG one.
You are in the right place if you already have equipment but don’t sell enough custom t-shirts to get by because you don’t know how to market them. Or you have been reselling other people’s custom t-shirts and are ready to do it yourself.
This course was inspired by talking to tens of thousands of people. Some of them like you who want to start a business. Others who bought a custom t-shirt or embroidery equipment and were succeeding.
But mostly it was inspired by the ones who are failing or DID fail.
They failed because they had great ideas, but bought the wrong equipment to make them come true.
They failed because they THOUGHT they were making money but didn’t understand how to price their shirts and what it really cost, so they were actually losing money.
They failed, or are failing because they do amazing bling designs or hilarious custom shirt designs but never figured out how to get them in front of the people that would pay money for them.
Some of them are failing now, and they don’t notice. They just never seem to get ahead and never stop to think about why.
Here’s the hard truth. The best design, the prettiest embroidery, the funniest slogan, the coolest logo doesn’t make the phone ring. Doesn’t make the orders come in.
What will make you successful in the custom t-shirt business is finding the right market for your product, or finding the right market and developing a product for it? Then finding the most profitable way to get that markets attention. Then doing all the paperwork, math, accounting and sourcing it takes to run a business that lasts.
That’s what inspired this course.
A few months ago I spoke to a guy in a small town that started a t-shirt business with a t-shirt transfer printer. He was struggling to get his business off the ground and his printer was about to be repossessed. After he was finished blaming the equipment, the economy and his competition we uncovered the real reason he wasn’t successful. He was relying on 1 big customer and was only charging them $8/shirt. Losing money every order and wasting his precious time.
Let me tell you this too – talking to people that are succeeding is a rush. It’s an amazing feeling to get a call from someone MAKING it and excited about it, or growing so fast they need to add another embroidery machine or cutter, or direct to garment printer.
Yesterday I spoke to someone in North Carolina with the same device, same cost to make each shirt, in another small town. He was doing great, selling shirts for $15-20 each and wholesaling t-shirt transfers to others. He just wanted to know if I’d mind if he made a YouTube video of how he does it.
Last month 7 companies that had already gotten into the business came back to my company for bigger machines or to add another one.
Here’s What YOU are going to learn
I’ve taken my own experience in 30 years of sales, marketing and entrepreneurship, all these conversations with both successful and unsuccessful businesses, issues and solutions for the over 7,000 professionals and wannabe’s in our Facebook Group and added it to the 40 years of history my company has in getting people started in custom apparel. Taken all of the questions, and answers from the custom t-shirt entrepreneurs that have come before you – and answered them all right here.
That’s what you’ll learn. How to succeed, and how not to fail.
There’s going to be a wide mix of teaching methods in this course.
- You’re going to the usual slideshows – but with important content
- I’ll walk you through choosing a niche market using flowcharting software that makes it clear and easy to follow
- There’s actual video of different kinds of equipment running, and how they work
- Have you ever listened to a podcast? One of the best Lectures is a podcast recording that’s an hour-long information-fest
- Downloads! There are some very valuable resources included like:
- Where to buy blank shirts
- The business paperwork checklist
- How to find an active and PROFITABLE niche market
- The Simple Plan – what you need to do to market your product and make money doing it
- Selling Online – See how to set up a Shopify Store
- NOT Selling Online – How to market your business locally
- How to set up to get found on Google and Facebook for Free
- What equipment you should buy with VIDEOS of how they work!
Before you sign up
You are NOT in the right place if you’re in business now and not successful, but you’re not willing to change what you do.
This course is full of action steps. You have to do the work. If you’re not going to do the work, don’t bother paying for the course.
If you are not comfortable on a computer. You don’t have to be DaVinci, in fact, there’s a Lecture on getting artwork done if you’re not an artist, but every custom apparel process uses a computer. If you can’t check your email without help, take that course first