How to Start Your Own T-shirt Business with a T-shirt Heat Press 

By  Cartess Ross

Are you ready to finally take the t-shirt ideas twirling around in your head and turn it into a profitable t-shirt business?

Well… here’s your chance to finally do that while building your own t-shirt empire! The machine in the video below allowed me to make a fortune in the t-shirt business…


This 2nd video below is a follow-up to the video you saw above… Apparently a lot of you still had questions about the transfer paper itself… so I made some clarifications in this video — click the play button in center of the screen to play:


The purpose of my book is to show you what is involved in the t-shirt printing business. It will take you on the inside and introduce you to the strategies and the techniques I used to drive t-shirt sales and profits.

But first, let’s be real… I’m not going to sit here and say that you’ll make millions of dollars selling t-shirts. In fact, most of you won’t make 500 dollars. And I’m just being real. Truth is, most people are lazy and aren’t willing to put in the time required to build a successful t-shirt business.

Statistically, the vast majority of you reading my words right now will go back to a job you HATE with a passion tomorrow morning, and won’t even spend 2 hours this month trying to build your own t-shirt business!

The rest of you won’t even spend the few measly dollars I’m charging for this book to cut your time in half so you can actually get off to a good start!

I might be wrong, but chances are, YOU won’t do anything either. YES! I’m talking about YOU!

You see… when I started this business I worked my but off! I was evicted and had my car repossessed. Not once, but twice! But I was hungry… I desperately wanted this thing to work. I ate, dranked and slept “t-shirts”. That’s all I did…

Maybe you don’t need it bad like I needed it. But if by some rare chance YOU ARE HUNGRY… Then I can help!

I failed at this business 2 times before finally getting it right. The first time, the business grew to fast and I couldn’t handle it. I had to shut down, refund everybody and start over because I got a bad reputation for not delivering t-shirt orders on time.

The second time… I grew too fast again, but this time I was ready (or so I thought). I had my cousin move down from Chicago to help me run the business and everything was going well until I realized 3 months later that he was stealing from me and nearly made me go bankrupt.

As a result, I had to shut down again…

That was a major setback for me and I thought about giving up! But what I learned from the second experience changed everything?

Trust no one! Seriously! That’s right… Not even your own family when money is involved!

I know that’s bad to say, especially coming from a Christian guy like myself. But when it comes to running your own business, it’s best not to get family involved because it can cause some serious problems with the relationship; especially when the money starts to come in. Just trust me on this one…

The other thing I learned was to have a strict system in place to check everything! Don’t allow employees or family members to have access to customer information. For some reason, people you knew all your life will do some funny things when money is involved, so watch everybody! In fact, have someone who watches over them… then get somebody else to watch over the people who is watching over your family or employees… You get the point, and I know it may sound like I’m paranoid, but I have good reasons to be.

But even with all the failure, I’m proud to say the 3rd time around, I generated over $350,000 in a very short period of time in t-shirt sales. I didn’t know then, what I know now about marketing. I’ve since then sold my company and started a new one specifically for dealing with Church fundraisers and church bookstores (they buy in bulk, which is good… you can see that website here).

Like I said earlier, if you’re looking for a real business opportunity that will allow you to attain your goals and dreams, then the t-shirt business is the best business to get into. You can start off small and gradually grow.

Plus, the equipment you need to get started in this business will also allow you to custom make t-shirts for a variety of businesses, events and industries (soccer and basketball teams, custom t-shirts for businesses, etc), but I’ll explain that later.

How Much Can You Make In This Business?

Take a Look at some screen shots of the shopping cart from one of the people who bought this system and actually did something with it… Unlike most folks who buy it and do absolutely nothing… That’s not you is it??? (The shopping cart screen shot below shows his customer sales (orders). We had to blackout the names for obvious reasons).

It’s Hard To Have a Bad Day When You
Get T-shirt Sales Like This Each Week






That’s About $3,300 in T-shirt Sales Over a 2 Month Period

All Done With Very Minimal Advertising….In fact, they only spent about $400 to generate all of the above sales using Google & Overture (now Yahoo), and a few other cheap Christian websites that they advertised on…and I’ll show you how to do the same thing too.

“I’m Glad GOD Chose YOU As My Mentor…”

I haven’t had an opportunity to e-mail you back because I have been overwhelmed. Your system works. It really works! (I guess you already knew that). I cannot thank you enough for your mentorship.

I hope that this is the beginning of a life long business relationship. I’m glad God chose you as my mentor!


(the debt free t-shirt lady)

The Debt Free Lady at Debt FREE Tees

End of Testimonial — But Listen up everybody!

Memorie took my program and ran with it. Since the beginning, she has gone on to add on additional t-shirt designs to her collection and she is doing well… Don’t take my word for it! Go to her site and see for yourself. Order one of her debt free t shirts and you’ll see first hand the quality she offers and the great customer service she provides. I’m so proud of Memorie…

My program was simply a guide… But she took her ideas, her passions and her dreams and ran with it!

Are you going to sit idly by while others go out and pursue their dreams? Or are you going to take action and do something about your dreams today?

So what are you going to do?

What Else Can You Do With This Equipment?

You Can Make These Custom Shirts

For All Types of Events & Activities:

You’ll Be Able to Generate Extra Cash by Making Sports Team Shirts, Church Shirts, or T-shirts for Different Schools & Day Care Programs!

I’ll set you up with a company that will basically make whatever type of design you want for your customers. When churches ordered my religious t-shirts, they always wanted to add their church name to the back or front of their shirts. I charged them a $75 fee which basically took care of the cost to get their name and design made and I’d charge them an extra $1.75 for each shirt that got the design, which was straight profit for me. I’ll teach you how to do that too!

“I Have Wanted to Start My Own T-shirt Business for Years…”

I just wanted to thank you for taking the time to make the videos and output the information you do. I have wanted to start my own t-shirt business for years, but have not had the direction to do so. Now, I do!

In His Grace,


If you’re ready to get started in the t-shirt business, I can help!

Here’s just a sliver of the techniques… tips and tricks you’ll learn and master directly from me when you get your hands on my “Starting a T-shirt Biz on a Shoe String Budget” guide and VIDEOS:

Checkbox Where to get quality wholesale t-shirts! You’ll have access to thousands and thousands of t-shirts, blank canvas tote bags, baseball caps, jackets, sweatshirts and more at wholesale prices!

Checkbox Where to get your transfer designs from and how to save money. There are thousands of designs to choose from and lots of categories to choose from (cats, dogs, dolphins, religious, inspirational, motorcycles, country crafts, birds, horses, cities, states, youth, juniors, outdoors, Americana, men, women, teens, novelty, resort, season, etc). You’ll also find out how to get your own designs onto the transfer papers I use in my sample videos.

Checkbox How to get a merchant account up and running inside of 3 days – even if you have little, poor or NO credit! You must have a merchant account to process your customer’s credit cards! Without this, you won’t make it! This allows you to charge credit cards and then the money drops into your checking account within 2-3 days.

Checkbox How to get a web site custom made for less than $300.00 that will collect orders for you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Your web site will generate money while you’re fast asleep in your bed! That’s right… you don’t have to pay thousands for a website anymore. I show you how to get a top quality website for less than $300.00, designed to your specifications!

Checkbox How to locate and identify groups of people hot to buy your tshirts.... People spend all their time working on a pretty catalog but have no idea who to mail them to. You want qualified & targeted people who are most likely to buy your t-shirts; otherwise you’re wasting your money! I mailed teacher t-shirt catalogs to teachers and I mailed nurse t-shirt catalogs to nurses. Not only that… I knew that every teacher and nurse all had credit cards AND I knew every last one of them purchased a nursing or teacher related item through the mail 6 months earlier. Knowing this ahead of time allowed me to mail a targeted catalog to a group of teachers and nurses with a history/pattern of ordering through the mail and Internet. I show you how to do this in the book as well… Actually, I provide you with a video tutorial on this section. In the book, I link to a video you can watch me talk about this very topic.

Checkbox A “call center” that will take all your phone orders 24 hours a day- 7 days a week. You’ll never have to speak with a customer! The call center will know everything about your product, to include wholesale prices, quantity discount rates, etc… They will even charge your customers credit card – you won’t have to do a thing! Big orders typically come by phone so you better have someone in place to answer the phone, you’re potentially throwing away thousands of dollars each month by not having someone answering the phone live. This is fairly inexpensive and will likely make you more money each month!

Checkbox How to persuade the majority of your orders to go through your website- instead of your toll- free lines. Lower phone bills… less human-error. It’s usually much better to leave it up to your website to take the lion’s share of orders. We talk about this in the book!

Checkbox How and Where to Get a Great Deal on a Heatpress Transfer Machine: The 16″ x 20″ heat press is ideal for larger items such as t-shirts, jackets, fleecewear and more. It is also heavy duty and equipped with an automatic timer that lets you know the shirts are done! Most of the popular transfers won’t fit on a machine smaller than this one. Don’t pay $1,000.00 for these machines… I show you where and how to get them much cheaper!

Checkbox Making Back-end Cash: I’ll show you simple techniques that you can use to upsell additional products to your customers without costing you anything more. Customers are hot to buy when you follow this simple and under utilized technique!

How Much Will This Cost Me?

I’ll be honest with you- my “Starting a T-shirt Business on a Shoe String Budget” e-guide & videos is something I wanted to give away for FREE, but from all my years of marketing, I realized people typically don’t value anything that’s FREE.

So with that said, I’m going to make this as affordable as possible and only charge you a very small fee, primarily to cover my costs associated with the time it took to get this made and available for go-getters like you.

Order now to take advantage of this low introductory price, which will be ending soon….Just invest $77 and you’ll be able to instantly download these files once you place your order! Now don’t let the $77 price tag fool you…this e-guide, along with the videos are jam-packed with tons of usable information.

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One of customers made this design for a t-shirt… BUT… if you’re not an artist or have the skills to draw out your ideas, then you’re out of luck. But I’ll show you how to get some of the best graphic designers in the world to take the ideas you envision and create the design for you for pennies on the dollar… If you’re like me, you probably can’t draw. But in this business, you don’t have to. Instead of paying graphic artists $150 per hour (4 hour minimums — I’ll show you how to get top graphic artists to create the designs you have in your head for pennies on the dollar. I’m talking like $25, $50, $75 and $100. I paid $25 for the following t-shirt design: click here to see and I own the rights… it’s mine to do whatever I wanted! As a bonus, you’ll get the videos showing you how to do this step by step…



Why pay thousands for a website to showcase your design when you can get one made for mere pennies on the dollar too? My own website was built for less than $100.00. In this bonus video, I’ll show you how to get the top designers to also build you a website for your t-shirt business for pennies on the dollar…

No cookie cutters, nor templates!!! These will be customized to your specifications. I’ve had hundreds of websites built for clients that I charge $2,000.00 – $5,000.00 a piece for, but only cost me pennies on the dollar to have made… Get my source and secrets to doing this for your own business with the free bonus video that comes with this package!

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P.S. I Admit This May Not Be For You

Life is a series of choices. I realize that not everyone will completely understand the power of my system. You may not be able to afford it or their might be some reason you truly think that you can’t follow the simple step-by-step instructions inside. That’s OK

Like my daddy use to say, “The World Needs Ditch Diggers Too Son”

Truth is, only a small percent of people (about 2%) ever have the salt to become financially independent. The others are content to move around like sheep and work for the people on top. God bless them because they have made me a lot of money over the years. Now you have to choose which side you’re going to be on.

Will you create your own future, be in charge of your destiny and rise to the top… or will you pick up a shovel for the next 40 years? It’s 100% up to you.

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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 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!

Cartess Ross

  • Could you recommend a company that does screen printing?
    I have the designs.

  • calvin cooke says:

    hi there man 🙂

    I liked to do this in the past year ago and i decided to go out there and buy it from the local store and i got it and they said just print it out and iron it on and here you go so I went home did it and put my design onto a t-shirt and whn it was done i was wearing it for some time and it started to peel off and i was wondering – where do you buy the good transfer paper
    – what printer do you need
    – and what would be a good price to start doing it like what printing press and etc. i am living in Ireland and would there be a good t-shirt printing package were you get all this from at a reasonable price thanks.

  • Hi I have a question on you.If you looking for a graphics because Iam interested in graphic design,draw,paint,design logos atc.Thank you for answer…

  • Mike Napoli says:


    I would love to buy your book, but my credit card is the Discover card. I don’t have
    Visa or Master Card.

    If you don’t take the Discover Card is there another way to pay for the information and still
    have it be able to download to me.

    Please get back to me at mikenapoli@ymail.com to let me know what I can do.

    Thank You and God Bless,

    Mike Napoli

  • Joshua Milliea says:

    was wondering where u get your transfer papers made?

  • I am wanting to start a tshirt business. Is the market saturated where it is really hard to make money? I have read this from a website. Also, I want to have a web site, is it important to think about ranking in google. I see so many websites, how does anyone find you. I would not find you unless you tell me where to go. So when certain opportunites come up, like Michael Vick, how do you get so many hits when there are so many out there and you are not in the top ranking?

  • Cartess Ross says:

    @ biancha — Sorry… I haven’t used screen printing in years… so there’s no one I can recommend. How many designs do u have?

  • Cartess Ross says:

    @ Calvin Cooke —-> As you learned the hard way, the iron-on method doesn’t work well at all. I’m going to make a frequently asked questions video and I’ll post it to this site so I can give a better explanation of the transfer process.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    @ Jiri —-> Yes… send me some samples of your work so I can preview it. Use the “Contact Me” link on the navigation bar.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    @ Mike Napoli —-> I’ll send u a payment request via Google Checkout.

  • Cartess Ross says:

    @ Cynthia —-> The market is wide open for t-shirts. If you have creative ideas then you can make money in this arena. I see crazy ideas everyday and people are making money. But like you mentioned, the key to selling your designs is making available for the masses to see your designs.

    I use the Internet a lot — here is a watered down version of my steps. I outline this in my free chapter that you can read right here. It starts around page 17, however, I suggest you read the whole thing. I have videos included in the chapter for you to watch and I go into detail on how I use Google to get online immediately. Go here, it’s free and u don’t have to sign up for anything:



  • You mention in one of your vids that you know where to get heat transfers made that are over-nighted. Do you include the direct contact to this supplier or do we have to go through you? What is the fastest time you can get transfers printed and delivered with approved artwork? Some places I ooked they have like 5 to 10 day turnaround. Is there anyone who does it FAST?

  • “Hi I was wondering” -Where can I shop for a heat press (online or Store)?
    -What would be the best heat press to get?
    -What Type/Brand Heat Press do you use?
    – What type/Brand of Ink do you use?

    Thank You, and “GOD BLESS US ALL”,
    Eist Skape.

  • O’ and Where can i get the best T-shirt Transfers material, inks, and equipment?

  • Kenny Ogunmilade says:

    Thank God i found your site.
    I finally decided to take off this month of Nov but i never knew that there is the heat press.
    How can i buy 2 please. And of course will need your advice as intend to sell on line too.



  • Hi,
    I learned a lot from your videos and am fixing to buy your book. Although I am still scared about investing in the shirts because I have no idea if they will sell I have to try and make a better life for my family.
    I wanted to let you know I checked with a screen printer today. They made me a sample shirt from a transfer that was printed out from a computer printer. How can I say this nicely, it was HORRIBLE.
    You were right in saying not to waste your time on that. It looked faded, cracked, hardly no color, just terrible.
    I have a lot of color in my designs and I sent an email to your office with a sample to see if yall could help me out.
    I look forward to hearing from you. And thanks for helping others make their dreams come true.

  • Johnny Miller says:

    I was wondering what was the best type of transfer paper to use. I saw the type you used and was wondering what kind of transfer paper that is.

  • Hey,

    I want to know, how will i get the transfer paper to design my own design.
    let me the cost of the heating mech rate.


  • Just by reading though other peoples questions and you answers they have answered my questions
    Thank You so much

  • This is hilarious!

    I badly need to know the cost of this machine. I am into it. I am in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and want so start this business immediately if the price is as that low as being said.

    Thanks for helping on the information on how to get the machine and later on how to use and make fortune!.



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