My advice — make t-shirts based on your hobbies or passion… I personally like motivational and/or inspirational type messages on t-shirts and that’s what we gravitate to.
If you’re into martial arts or hockey or even parachuting, then make designs around those topics. The goal here is to create based on the things you’re passionate about. Making t-shirts around the things YOU like is what makes this thing so interesting.
There’s a great possibility that others share the same likes and interests as you and it’ll be those people who’ll buy your stuff.
So if you’re into worms — then guess what??? With a few billion people in the world, there’s bound to be other people who are into worms too. And I’m serious about that…
Also, there’s plenty of opportunity around you to create from… The other day, I was at Ross and TJ MAXX department store and came across the following: (All Men are Idiots is what it’s suppose to say — I just caught the mispelling).
My wife laughed when she saw it and I took a picture of it so I wouldn’t forget what it said because I plan to make a t-shirt with that saying on it…
I imagine others have made tees with the same wording, but that doesn’t mean I can’t make money from it either… Not only that, I can make a variation about women too.
If I act on it, I could very well sell a few hundred or a few thousand of these over the course of a year. I can also choose to do nothing at all and sell absolutely nothing too!
The key is for you to take action.
Later on in the day, we went to the mall and saw these:
The lady in the store say they have a hard time keeping these in stock — they sell soooo many each week.
If they’re selling out like that, then I imagine these messages on a t-shirt will do well too!
So all in all, the thing to do is to keep your eyes open to the many opportunities around you… Just the act of taking action will put you on course to seeing and doing great things.
One day, I’ll tell you the story about how TshirtRiches got started… I never set out to teach a course on starting a t-shirt business.
It literally happened on it’s own because I was doing something ELSE for another purpose and this thing just blew up… So take action and the act of doing will set you on course to doing great things.