How to Design a T-shirt, Even If You Can’t Draw 

By  Cartess Ross


In this short video, I’m going to show you how to design a t-shirt and make money with your t-shirt design idea, even if you can’t draw. Graphic design software are too expensive and they’re too difficult to learn for people not already familiar with the software. I’m going to reveal a source where you can get top notch graphic designers to design your t-shirt design ideas for pennies on the dollar.

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I will guide you through this process and provide you with proven strategies to help you build a t-shirt company. As one 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!

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    • Hi Steve,

      At this time, we do not. However, it is something we have talked about in implementing in the near future. We’ll keep you posted when it becomes available.

  • t thought your course was closed?

    • Hi Lamont,

      The course is currently open at the moment. There’s no way of knowing when the course is available or when it closes. Please be sure that you have signed up for our email list to be notified of enrollment.

  • Mustapha lanayina says:

    l want to know how l can get the machine? for the tshirt.

  • chris clark says:

    Im a Dj so i have lots of graphic designers…so my question is When i pay for my design is there anything that i may i need from him when im sending my design to a transfer company

    • Hi Chris,

      We recommend you have the graphic artist go to the website of the transfer company you decide to use to print your designs. Each transfer company may require a specific digital file format. The file format they may require may be in a technical language you may not understand. The graphic artist for the most part will provide you with several file formats. Again, make sure you check with the transfer company prior to having the design created. It’s as easy as having the file saved in a certain file format.

  • Hi Mr.Ross, I have a lot of potential customers asking for custom designs. How do I solve this problem I do not want to loose the business if I can help it.

    • Hi Dash,

      I would highly recommend you hire a graphic artist to create the design for you. Find out the what type of design they want, provide the details to the graphic artist for an accurate quote. From there you’ll base the price what you want to charge the customer which includes the graphic artist fees and your pay as well.

  • Hello Cartess Good Morning. I am just wondering when and how can I start or access the training. I have ordered the course (Order No. 5039146452) last July 16, 2013 and since then I have not started yet. Please get back on me and advise me what to do next. Thanks and looking for a fruitful t-shirt business with your guidance.


  • Tobi Ogunnaike says:

    Hi there,

    I have spent some time working on my designs for not only t-shirts but other clothing. As you pointed out, the design softwares are difficult to quickly master.

    I don’t currently plan to buy a print machine so I may have to outsource the actual production to where it is cheaper. So with the costs of shipping and production, it might be too expensive for me to hire a graphic designer. Do you know a certain way to get cheap graphic designers to create say, 5 designs?

    • Hi Tobi,
      If you are not a graphic artist and wish to create designs that actually sell and that people will want to buy from you. You will need to hire a graphic artist by all means! Unfortunately, the
      sake of the design will determine if someone will will buy from you or not. You may check out http://freelancer.com.

      If you’re on a tight budget; start off with one design at a time. There’s no law that says you have to have more than one design or five designs in order to get started. Start off with what you can do.

  • Hi there,

    I watched your video about hiring a graphic artist to make a design, and it’s a great idea. I want to use the http://www.freelancer.com website, but I’m not sure how to advertise what I need without giving too much away. I created my design in Photoshop v. 7, and it’s almost ready to send out to be made into a heat transfer, but the design needs some tweaking, and I need someone experienced in making designs ready for heat transfer (like rasterizing fonts, making outlines using stroke, making one design ready to use on both black and white tshirts – things I don’t know how to do). Do you have any suggestions about how to write the ad? I’m nervous about attaching the entire .jpg file since it’s almost in final form. Thanks.

    • Hi Daniel,

      Please know after you have the design created and printed onto a shirt someone can steal your design. With that said, simply place an ad with information of what you are needing. Please know, it will be impossible for any designer to provide you with you want without properly communicating to the designer what it is you exactly want.

      The better you communicate with the designer the closer he/she will get to creating exactly to what your vision is for your design. It’s extremely important that you’re clear and communicate extremely well regarding the design you want to have created. If you don’t; it can become a total headache; you’ll get frustrated with the ordeal and end up abandoning the project all together.

      Simply write up an agreement between you and the designer stating you are hiring the designer; the design belongs to you, etc.

  • Anthony Rolleand says:

    Do u recommend GoDaddy.com
    As a good place to register a domain name and create a website .

  • This is about the Epson printer, I know you recomend the 7010. The next model is usually $70 more but this week its $30 less. Do youvthink it will work as well as the 7010? I think its 7510.

  • JayeshGujrati says:

    Hi There,

    I want to start up my own T-Shirt Business in India. Near Mumbai. Suppose I purchased a Press Machine from you then…??? for the design paper to print sheet do I depend on you or I can get that from local market also….???

  • Hello, need advice I have a creative mind and came up with some pretty design, but my drawing skills is not good. Is their any software to help me create my design on my computer. Do I need to hire a graphic designer.

    • Hi ErickB,

      We would HIGHLY recommend you hire a skilled graphic artist. The graphic artist will be able to take your ideas and create something for you that may not ever imagined was possible. More importantly, they have the skills in using photoshop and all the abode programs used to create designs. Having the knowledge of using such programs is a skill set within itself. Which can take many years to master and to be able to create the designs they do using such programs. Please hire a graphic artist, spend your time on things that matter and that will allow you to move ahead.

      We have created a training course that will walk you through the entire process from beginning to end. There’s no reason in trying to figure all this out on your own, cut your learning curb in half! We’ve done all the hard work for you. All you have to do is take advantage of the blueprint we’ll provide, learn the material and apply it towards your business. This isn’t an easy task, this isn’t some get rich quick scam and it will require a lot of hard work if you expect to receive any type of results. Honestly, your results depend on you.

      Please click the link to check out the program we have created along with the pricing information.


  • Ivy Green says:

    I’m thinking about selling t-shirt designs online but I’m no artist. Have ideas and slogans but need to come up with the artwork. Thanks very much, really nice video, very helpful in that regard.

  • momofboys says:

    great stuff and really like how detailed you are.. however, how does one know that the graphic designer will not take your ideas and sell it themselves.

    • Cartess Ross says:

      For the most part, most won’t. They’re simply in the business of designing. They’re not interested in making and selling t-shirts. That’s an entirely different business model for them.

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