This past Christmas, my mom gifted me the Silhouette Cameo 3. A few months later, I traded that one out for the Cricut Maker. I had all of these grand ideas for making t-shirts and what not to earn some income. Not only is this a expensive hobby, but I just can’t seem to get that business off the ground. So, I am starting a t-shirt business on spreadshirt! Go check out my designs HERE.
Now, after my own cutting machine business failed, why would I want to start a business on spreadshirt? Well, right now my designs are not on the marketplace for them, but I plan to add them there later, so that means more eyes on the designs than those that come here. BUT, I also have it linked to this site here, with my own page and store front.
How to Start A T-Shirt Business On Spreadshirt
After heading to Spreadshirt.com click on the button that says start selling. Follow the prompts and input your information. I went ahead and did the W-9 now so that I don’t have to wait for my pay to do that later. Now you can start uploading your designs.
When putting your design information you have a couple of things to keep in mind. You can put in a design price, from $0 – $20 per design. I don’t use this feature. I have other ways of getting paid with Spreadshirt and so do you.
I am paid with a affiliate link. So, I upload my designs to the store, and I am paid 20% of the products that I am selling on here. If I do REALLY well, I could be recieving a volume commission also. So, I don’t feel the need to markup my prices with a design price.
Read up about the commission on Spreadshirts Help Page!
Why Starting A T-Shirt Business On Spreadshirt is A Good Idea?
My mom purchased my Silhouette last year for right at $200.00, when I traded that for the Cricut Maker, I spent $300. So starting a t-shirt business on spreadshirt is a cost savings on the startup prices. Then you have your materials that you have to use to make these shirts. A good quality t-shirt locally that is the same t-shirt used on spreadshirt cost $3-$10. You then have to purchase the vinyl. Vinyl locally for a small sheet of it is right at $3.50. Then you have your time to weed out the design on the vinyl and press it to the shirt.
With spreadshirt, all you do is upload the shirt to the site, and the good thing about this is, it’s printed on the shirts! Not vinyl like I was doing. Your upfront cost is zilch other than the cost of your computer and time designing. But, those fee’s would be the same for both. You don’t have to have inventory.
Do You Have A T-Shirt Business?
Do you run a t-shirt business? What are your tips and hints down in the comments below!