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Old 4 Days Ago Jul 11, 2019 6:27:14 AM -   #1 (permalink)
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Default Where, How, what do I start?

With all due respect.
I have some interesting t-shirt ideas that I am working to turn into an online store to build a marketing and promotion for my brand while making some very passive income.
I need consultation on this
Where do I start?
*Do I get the ideas created and turned into designs? by a designer(s)?
*Do I get my "sayings or statements" I'm putting on these t-shirts copyrighted? Do have to get copyrights things printed on t-shirts?
*Do I get started on a ecommerce website?
*Do I find a manufacturers and take orders first then have them printed or just go directly to DTG company?
I know there's allot to this and want to get started working on this. A year or two ago I paid a designer to create one of my ideas, but left it at that because I don't want to spend my wheels blindly. This is why I've came here. I look forward to any and all response.
Thank you in advance for your support and consideration.

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Default Re: Where, How, what do I start?

These kind of questions are answered all over the internet, you need to do some research, heres a sample.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Fc4YxsmZKM
 
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Default Re: Where, How, what do I start?

First step is forgetting the blather about there being anything "passive" about making an income.

A brief reply to each bullet point in turn:

1) If you have more money than skills, perhaps. Else start with your simplest ideas and start learning how to use a graphics application. A vector based program is best for typical designs, but maybe you aren't typical. Inkscape is free.

2) No. If/when you earn enough money to afford an IP attorney, discuss your options. You need a "C" to sue for damages, but not to file DMCA take down notices against IP thieves. All art is "C" upon first publication.

3) You would probably be wise to start with a POD marketplace, such as Redbubble. All you do is upload your design and some title/descriptive text. They print and ship it when someone orders from their site. You get a royalty when something sells. Costs you nothing. This is a zero cost way to test the market for your designs. Heads up, you can't really sell anything online that people aren't searching for on their own. So if your designs don't relate to keywords people are searching for, no one will ever see it.

4) see #3.


There is a lot of info on here to absorb. When I started on here I was looking for info on building a DIY DTG printer ... after digesting what I came across here (took considerable time), I decided to go a completely different way. Spend plenty of time before spend any money :-)
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THANK YOU for your support and consideration.

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