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Tips to Sell and Design Custom T-Shirts Online

Monday, June 11th, 2012

Everybody who enters the world of internet marketing will realise that selling a product online is not an easy business. If it was, then everybody would be doing. Since ‘everybody’ is doing, but only a small proportion are making any kind of profit, the key question to ask is are your sales tactics working?Are you an artist or designer that can design your own t-shirts? Do you think you can do better than most of the other t-shirt designs you see online or even people wearing? Then perhaps you want to try to make money from your own designs professionally, and run your own online store.

Lots of people make money online with a work from home business, the vast majority selling items that belong to other people for a commission, otherwise known as ‘affiliate marketing”. Some make a lot of money but could make even more if their designs were unique and they were not selling the same thing as hundreds of others are selling on the internet! The person that wins is normally he or she who understands a bit about marketing and can attract visitors to their website.

What if you were able to produce your own unique designs and can then have them printed onto a T-shirt that you can sell online from a website provided to you just for that purpose – then how cool would that be! Not only cool, but very profitable, since your design is unique and you have no competition selling the same as you. You can use it on other forms of clothing, and it’s not even restricted to clothes: mugs and many more forms of promotional goods that can be made unique when printed with your designs.

It sounds a great idea, especially if you are a good artist? But can you really do this? To design your very own T-shirts, have them printed for you and then be given a website so you can sell them online? All are at a good price so that it is possible to make a fair amount of money doing it? What is all this going to cost you in advance? Is a chance like this going to cost you a fortune to set up?

Decide for yourself: here’s how it works:

1. Have your own unique design – or more than one.

2. Come up with name for your home business: something along the lines of ‘Exclusive Shirts’ or ‘T-Shirts 4 U’ – Come up with a name for own store where you will be selling your own custom T-shirts online.

3. You must get yourself a PayPal account so you can get paid: that’s not difficult to set up.

4. If you can locate a printer to help you achieve your ambition then you might become the world’s next famous entrepreneur: selling your personally designed clothing.

That is fairly simple to do, and just think how you would benefit: after your initial design, you can make money online with little effort. It will be necessary to advertise and market your online business, but you can do that is a number of simple and very effective ways. There isn’t much else that you would have to do because the orders will be taken for you and invoices and receipts will dealt with automatically without any humans being involved.

That means that you have more time to design your T-shirts and increase your range rather than waiting for telephone calls and writing down orders. The more designs you come up with then the more you can sell. Maybe you will find one or more fashion houses getting interested in your work, and you could find yourself working for them or selling or licensing your designs for their exclusive use!

You have no problems other than finding the unprinted shirts and finding a printer to transfer your designs to these blanks. It’s not as hard to get done as you might believe – much easier than you would think. There are businesses around that will do all that for you: print your designs onto self-colored T-shirts. They will even accept orders from you, print the garments and deliver them to your customers. You would normally get about 50% of the profit on the garment, the other 50% going to the merchant.

That’s not bad since all you have to do is to design and advertise! You can use online advertising techniques such as article marketing and banner ads free of charge. You might even decide to arrange to have the garments printed yourself: there are many different techniques, although sublimation printing can be carried out using an old-style trouser press or just a hot iron. It’s easy to do yourself if you have your design printed on paper using sublimation dyes.

What all this means is that you can very easily get an idea for a design, sketch or draw it onto paper, send the design to a printer and have it printed onto a plain colored or white garment. That is the way to design custom T-shirts and use your own home business store to sell them online and make money.

Perhaps you won’t make enough to keep you full time, but just think of how great it would be to have an extra few hundred to spend on yourself each month? Just for designing a few designs for custom T-shirts on the internet. By doing this full time you never know how much you could make, although you are not advised to give up your day job just yet, unless you are unemployed or retired and have a great design idea that has enabled you to make a lot by working part time.

So if you think you can do it, and design your own T-shirts online, then you can easily sell them from your own website. It is hard to fail with a business like that and is a great way to spend any spare time you have profitably – making money online!

Advantages & Disadvantages of Buying Bathroom Remodeling Supplies Online

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Like many homeowners looking for a good deal, you may be considering the purchase of your remodeling supplies on the Internet, but you’re wondering if that’s a good idea. Keep reading to learn about both the benefits and the disadvantages of buying your bathroom remodeling supplies on the web.

Great Savings

Home renovators can typically save between 20-50% off the standard retail price when purchasing their products online. As a consumer, you’re not paying for retail overhead like building costs and store staff, meaning you save money.

Hidden Shipping Costs

Hidden costs for online purchases, like shipping, can easily tip your budget overboard. Because building materials are often bulky and heavy, you can wind up paying a hefty premium to have online-purchased items shipped to your house. One strategy is to look for products that can be picked up in-store or for online specials that include free shipping.

Easy Cost Comparison

Because all the price information is right in front of you, the Internet makes it simple to do a fast cost comparison between different products and suppliers. With just the click of a mouse, you can find out who has the lowest price on Moen faucets or Ceralux sinks.

Lack of Product Testability

When we’re browsing through a bricks-and-mortar retail store, we’re able to really examine a product. We can look at it, touch it and even shake it if we want. Unfortunately, with online shopping we don’t get that tactile testability.

Online Consumer Reviews

Even though you may not get to test the product yourself, it’s often easy to find numerous product reviews written by consumers just like you. By browsing through review sites or even doing a web search for your product name plus the word “review,” you’ll quickly find honest product summaries that speak directly to quality, ease of installation and the manufacturer’s level of customer service.

Purchasing online may not be for everyone. Some of us like the ease and convenience of one-stop shopping from the comfort of our home office while others prefer to browse the store aisles, getting ideas and checking out products first-hand. If you are going to try online shopping for bathroom remodeling supplies, always read product reviews, do a thorough price comparison and be aware of hidden costs like shipping.

Luxury Living Direct (LLD) is one of the Largest Bathroom remodeling online stores with distribution warehouses located across the United States. Their customers include home owners and buyers, retail stores, designers, builders and contractors.They carry hundreds of 24” to 85,” handcrafted, single and double bathroom vanities and vanity sets. Their styles range from modern/contemporary to transitional. LLD vanities are designed from high quality materials and are handcrafted by skilled craftsman, resulting in one-of-a-kind pieces.