Sometimes having a passion for the arts can make it just a little difficult to make money out of your skills. You are almost all the time stuck in a dilemma between whether to quit your passion and get a day job to make the money or to wait till you can do something big. What if while you are waiting, you can make money and develop your skills at the same time. One such place where illustrations meet with business is selling t-shirts.
Where to start?
If you have got the brains to work on some meaningful art work, then all you need is the printing equipment, to file your business, get a telephone connection and you are good to go. Starting off small is the best idea however, instead of impulsively getting a loan to spend on all the printing machines that are available get a basic one for starters so that you get familiar with craft. Usually these kind of businesses start off with making custom design shirts, keep the option free for people to make what they want, allow them to choose from the types of designs that you can make, when more than a few people like the same things, you’ll be starting up a trend.
The market for tees
Without a say t-shirts are undoubtedly one of the most popular forms of clothing. Everybody loves a nice t-shirt no matter what the age. Or you could even say no matter what the occasion. If you are afraid that your business idea will turn out to be a fail, go on and look at all the things that people order these kinds of printed tees for. If people create a club they get t-shirts, if it is an event at an office they get the, universities, schools, music concerts and the list goes on. There will always be plenty of people looking for a good place to make a shirt that’ll make an impact and make their occasion special. So don’t worry about the market, just let them know you can do a good job, and you’ll have customers in no time.
Always remember the reason you picked this particular field is to make sure that you can practice your art, your love for making illustrations, so every now and then put a fresh idea of yours out there for people to look at through your shirts, check how people respond to it, the more your designs are welcomed among your customers, which it definitely will, the more you’ll find yourself working towards creating more that is new. You’ll be using your creative skill to the maximum and keep it polished always.