I personally don't see how this shows more character, and how it's relevant to running a successful business.MinusBlindfold said:I love the hands on feel of doing it myself, and long before i got a press kit I knew I could do it. I kind of don't like the idea of someone coming up with something, and sending it off elsewhere to get done. I think the DIY type approach is more admirable, and shows more character and more interest in screen printing and shirt design in general.
If someone wants to contract out any part of their business, especially if the end product will be better because of it, I think it's smart and shows just as much character.
Just listing some of the things required to run an online t-shirt business (in no particular order):
2.Create designs for t-shirts
3.Having shirts printed
4.Shipping shirts to customers
5.Overseeing the running of the business
These are just some of the things involved, and each of these things present various challenges themselves and require lots of time and energy.
I don't see how someone contracting out 1 or more of these things (having the shirts printed in particular) shows less character, or is less admirable than if someone chose to do most or all of these things themselves.
Are people that print their shirts themselves but have someone create their website showing more character than someone that does most of these things, but sends their shirts to someone else to get printed? I certainly don't see how that could be. I also don't see how that's more admirable.
Different people have different skills and different skill levels.
Some people can create websites, others can't. Some can print their own shirts.
I think there is something to be said for someone that can oversee the whole operation and make it successful. Whether they print themselves, create their own website, ship their own products, or have someone else do some or all of those things.
I would also like to point out that there are some people that are too busy running their successful business in order to print their own shirts. And that's mostly because they are busy creating designs, updating their site, shipping their products, and marketing their business.