Can You Really Sell and Make Money with the T-shirt Design Ideas Floating Around in Your Head? 

By  Cartess Ross


Hundreds of people have passed through this website this year alone and have literally started making money with t-shirt designs that didn’t exist prior to them making them! The only difference between YOU and them is the simple little fact that they took action.

What good is your t-shirt idea if you never get it out on the market for people to see? With the Internet and some other inexpensive offline marketing stuff, you too can get your creation onto the masses that buy t-shirts every year.

Billions of t-shirts worldwide will be sold this year… Millions of the t-shirt designs that will count towards that ‘billion number’ for next year doesn’t even exist yet. Thus making the opportunity for you to get out there and put your design up for the masses!

Check out this e-mail I just received from John today…

Hi Cartess,

This is John. I wanted to show you one of the t-shirts that I created (sorry people, I can’t show you his design). I took the movie, ### $$ ### $$$$ and just changed it around. Like I said told you before. My focus is Fraternities and Sororities and I use movie themes or popular phrases and turn them into t-shirts. So far, I sold 400 of these t-shirts by way of my website and facebook.

When you get a chance please checkout my facebook page at: www.#######.com. I got something else big going on in regards to Fraternities and Sororities that I will share with you later. It’s big.

Cartess I would not have been able to do this without your vision to create the t-shirt riches program.  Thanks John

I have hundreds of these types of letters and e-mails… But that’s not what I’m here to talk about right now. Notice, John literally created a design out of thin air. His t-shirt design didn’t exist the day before and yet, he managed to sell over 400 of his t-shirt designs.

If 400 people purchased his fraternity/sorority design, guess what… Four-thousand people will purchase it as well. I e-mailed John a congratulatory e-mail, along with some tips that could help him turn that 400 into 4,000. And since he’s selling and making his t-shirt designs around a certain niche, it’s easy for him to get his designs in front of those people.

There are a bunch of fraternity and sorority websites online that he could joint venture with in an effort to sell more of his t-shirts… There are lists with names and addresses of people who belong to a specific fraternity/sorority that he could send catalogs too. There are groups and fanpages where these people hang out at, thus the opportunity for him to market too.

There’s so much he can do to easily get that number to 4,000…. Then up to 10,000 and so on!

Now I’ll be upfront with you. I imagine this didn’t happen for John overnight. He had to work at it. And truth be told, you likely won’t put in the time required to be successful at launching your own t-shirt business.

Starting a T-shirt Business Might Not Be for You

You might prefer to go out to the movies with your friends on Friday night, versus staying at home to get your newly created t-shirt design ideas out to market.

You may wish to sleep in on Saturday morning because you spent the week busting your butt for “The Man”… In fact, “The Man” that you work for could possibly be in trouble himself — and depending on him to provide you a check next week is absolutely foolish. “The Man” himself is trying to survive and keep a roof over his head. Afterall, he did go into business to get rich. And if he needs to cut down on expenses to cover his bills, you could be out of a job!

But… if you insist on busting your butt for 40 hours each week, then consider putting maybe 4 hours each week into your own t-shirt business. Start building a future for yourself and your family.

The t-shirt business is a fun and rewarding one. This is the only business where you’re only limited by your own creativity.

If you’ve been having these weird ideas for a t-shirt design, then make them! Don’t wait… Don’t delay. Get started with your vision.

A few words from people who purchased our “starting a t-shirt business course”

I’m not even totally setup and I already have two orders from people finding out what I’m about to do meaning I haven’t even advertised yet. Both will be recurring sales, one is 20 shirts & caps a month and the second one is the potential huge account, not for the 120 tees, fleeces, and polos they want on this first order, but because these people are tied to all local public schools and some major universities like Bama.

They were actually urging me to make sure I’m serious about doing this as there will be massive orders in the future for anything from student athletics to group events, 1,000’s of shirts. We’ll see, but in the meanwhile I’m starting to question if I need to sell my own designed tshirts or just focus wholly on custom order tshirts from organizations and events. What do you think?

Robert Payton

I think your course and what you are doing in showing people how to stand on their own two feet, or to try again after a set back or a series of defeats you show people how to fight again and also to trust again t shirt riches/Cartess Ross shows that not everybody is a con in life and some people do care .

Thanks for being true to your word, the business, and things that you are doing.

All the best,
from Ken

Hey man, I’m on my way! Got a lot of hard work ahead of me, but, who cares…this Business is my dream. Thanks for sharing.


I really have enjoyed your book from the moment I made my purchase. Very informative! Since then, I have purchased my machine, and have obtained my business license..You are an inspiration!


Alright… you get the point! Plus, I’m tired of copying and pasting ­čÖé

But seriously. If not now, then when? When will you finally take the action necessary to put your creation onto a t-shirt? People are waiting to buy what you have. You don’t have to know how to draw, my course will show you how to get some of the best designers in the world to do it for you for nearly free.

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Cartess Ross

I will guide you through this process and provide you with proven strategies to help you build a t-shirt company. As on´╗┐e of the ´╗┐original pioneers to start selling t-shirts online 20 years ago, I've ´╗┐sold millions of dollars in t shirts to people all over the world. I founded ´╗┐TshirtRiches´╗┐ in 2007 to teach others how to turn their t-shirt ´╗┐ideas into a business. So if you're ready, hop onboard and let's make this money!

Cartess Ross

  • oohhh i am not understand whats the mathord i have loot of ideas lot of modren design but i have no stuf no material what can i do dont know?

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  • are there any legal issues with listing musicians on an shirt?

  • Yes, it does….The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

  • Yes, it does…
    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

  • Whisperscloset says:

    Hi Cartess,
    you have been a motivator and inspirational person..i have been following you since last year…keep up the good work

  • hi my name is tim watts im speaking on behalf of my brother ok here goes……..hi my name is eric i live in charlotte nc and i been watching your videos for the last 2 years and i have a heat press and plotter and i wanted to know if i could start my tshirt bussniss with those two items ……if you could give me a call at ###-###-#### i would really appreciate it

    • Hi Tim, that is definitely enough to get started. Only decision left is to decide if you want to make your own designs, or purchase existing designs from sites like http://www.TheWildSide.com — many companies already have ‘stock transfers’ with designs that may already appeal to you or the audience you wish to sell too…

      If you already have ideas you want to start with, then the next step would be getting your designs created and then get them onto transfers so you can start selling/marketing.

  • You can pretty much screen print on anything. If you plan to print on anything other than shirts, mugs, etc. I would recommend screen printing on those item.
    We have a source list available for purchase. The source list includes various companies to purchase custom, and pre-made transfers. As well as blank t-shirts at wholesale cost.

    The price for custom transfers will be determined by the amount of colors you have in your design. If you are on a tight budget then I would recommend no more than 2 colors in the design. The more colors in the design the more it will cost to have the designs screen printed onto the release paper.

    If you would, please click the link below to purchase the source list.

  • Hi Billy,
    If you haven’t already please subscribe to our emails, and be sure to spend as much time on our website as possible. We have tons of information provided that will get you going in the right direction.
    We also have a course available that is essential and it’s something I recommend you take advantage of.
    We have definitely provided the information anyone will need to start their own tshirt business.

  • hi any idea where to get good trancfers also i do vinyl t-shirts any help with that any idea where to get t-shirt vinyl in my location someone said there was a place nere my house but cant seem to locate it i live in sunnyvale ca

  • Hello I have many original and funny (mostly edgy and offensive) ideas for T shirts, however my problem is I don┬┤t have the tools (photoshop,ect.) or artistic ability to make the designs myself. Places like threadless wont work because my stuff is too edgy.

    If someone who has the ability were to work with me on my ideas I believe many of them would be smash hits.And we could split the cash

  • I went to the link you pisted and submitted my name and e mail but the confirmation was n ver sent to my e mail.?

  • I want to sell my exclusive designs…so what can i do??
    Or,u can contact me

  • Jimmy Grandville says:

    Wats up my name is jimmy I have a lot a ideas n a name to put on the T-shirt but I don’t have a logo yet but have ideas how I want it to look like

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