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With PrintMojo, there is an initial investment to get your t-shirts printed.

With eshirt, cafepress.com, spreadshirt.com, zazzle.com, you don't need to put out any money to get your store up and running.

You will still need money to advertise and promote your store, otherwise you'll have a store with cool products, but nobody will know about them.

Any ideas/info/help would be GREATLY appreciated
What specific questions do you have?
 

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Don't these sites have search engines built into them though?
Some do, some don't.

Can't they find your products that way without paying?
It's possible, but not guaranteed.

To run a successful business, you will need money to advertise/market the business. You will need time to promote the business.

I'm not saying you have to spend 1000's of dollars, but you should never rely on your fulfillment company to send customers to you.

The people that are making money are finding ways to market their products on their own. That includes search engines (which can be free), relevant links, paid keyword ads on search engines, banner ads, site sponsorships, newsletter advertising, etc.

You have to find a way to reach your target market. The fulfillment company should be seen as just the tool to get the shirts printed and in the hands of the customers YOU find :)
 

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I am in the process of looking into the different processes, heat transfer, screen printing, etc. Anyone have opinions on which is better?
There are lots of opinions on this :)

Screen printing is still more used in retail storefronts, but the quality of heat press when done right, can be very good as well. You may also want to look into plastisol transfers, which are basically screen printed transfers that you apply with a heat press.

You can find more information about one versus the other, plastisol and more with a search of the forums (using the search box in the upper left hand corner)
 
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