Selling T-shirts Again

There’s nothing easy about it, the T-shirt business I am trying to tap into. I just bought about 100 T-shirts, all white and in 4 sizes. Never mind the colored shirts, the women’s, the tank tops etc. for now, it’s too much to even think about. Now I have hundreds of pictures to put on shirts, but only 100 shirts and I only have 50 of the large size transfer papers which are 17×20, could be cut in half but then that’s another complex problem, what to do for sizes of prints. I can’t possibly put each picture on each size ahead of time. Then should i put them on front or back? Anyway moving forward, heat press is a waiting.

Meanwhile cafe press and zazzle are selling an occasional shirt, they make over $20 and I make less than $2. That is why I want to cut out the middle man.

I tried selling shirts years ago in ebay but quit when people started complaining about cat hairs on the shirts. We still have the cats and a dog too, and there will be hairs on shirts but I have come a long ways in making designs and it is the direction I have always been going with my graphics and photography. I have invested a lot of money in equipment and put years into learning. I do have an advantage over others with my fish photos and need to put it to use.

So I am going ahead as planned with my new large high quality printer, my heat press and all my new photos in which new ones are still being created. I will be opening a new ebay store soon and hope to be able to turn a profit.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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