I’m fortunate to work in an industry with very little barrier to entry. I’m also fortunate to work for a company that has taken the time and devoted the resources to making it as easy as possible to make those barriers even more insignificant. Many entrepreneurs are drawn to our industry because the start-up costs can be under 1k.
Here’s what you need:
- Software – CadWorx Live online design software.
- Vinyl Cutter – Clipper Vinyl Cutter, by Imprintables Warehouse
- Heat Press – Imprintables Red Press 15″ x 15″ & Heat Transfer Supplies Package
The steps are simple. After you purchase your vinyl cutter and heat press, you can register a FREE account on CadWorx Live. Login to CadWorx and find a design. You have thousands of pieces of Clip art to choose from and hundreds of different templates! Customize the design with your own text and send the design to your Clipper vinyl cutter. The Clipper will cut out your design in the Heat Transfer Material of your choice. Once it’s done cutting and you’ve weeded away the excess material, take the design to your Heat Press and heat apply to your T-shirt!
What makes my industry great is that it is as much fun to make custom shirts for yourself, friends, and family as it is to sell them to your customers! For under 1k, you can either have a fun hobby (and probably less expensive than my wife’s hobby of shoe collecting) or a legit, profitable business!