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5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Print-on-Demand Business

Are you sick and tired of your office job?

It’s okay if you are. It’s probably safe to say that most office workers share the same feeling. The long commute, the fixed hours, the limited vacation time… Even if you love what you do, these disadvantages are enough to make one consider quitting!

But, of course, you can’t quit without having anything to fall back on. So why not keep your job and build a business in your spare time?

Print-on-demand t-shirts are an excellent business idea. Here are 5 reasons why…

#1 Work from anywhere

All you need to run a print-on-demand t-shirt business is a computer and an Internet connection.

This means that you can work from home. No more commute, no more dress code, and no more annoying bosses. That sounds pretty good, right?

But that’s not all. You can work from anywhere...Which means you can travel the world indefinitely without having to worry about money!

#2 Set your own hours

Are you aware of the fact that the current 9-5 workday was conceived as a schedule for factory workers doing mind-numbing manual labour?

That is why it doesn’t really work anymore. When it comes to cognitively demanding work, some people are at their best in the morning, meanwhile others are at their best late at night. There’s no one-size-fits-all solution.

This mismatch between work hours and peak productivity makes people miserable. But what if you could set your own schedule? You could accomplish so much more!

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Print-on-Demand Business
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#3 Make decent money

We all have bills to pay. There are student loans, there is mortgage, there are car payments, there are all the regular living expenses... And you are also supposed to put something aside for the rainy day every month! Is it any wonder that so many of us feel like we are stuck in a rat race?

Climbing the career ladder is not the best option for getting out of it. You see, even in the fields with high demand, you are still bound to hit the salary ceiling. No matter how talented, skilled, and valuable you are, there’s still a limit to how much your employer is willing to pay you.

Meanwhile, if you run your own business, there is no ceiling. No one needs to approve your paycheck. It’s all up to you!

#4 Sell your business

Keep in mind that business is not a marriage. It’s not a “till death do us part” kind of thing. Bored? You can sell your business and move on to something else.

Usually, if you have a profitable ecommerce business, you can sell it for 20x-30x the monthly revenue, which amounts to a decent chunk of cash even with a humble revenue.

Think about what you could do with that amount of money. Pay off your mortgage? Move to a cabin and write a novel? Travel the world without any pesky work obligations? It’s all possible once you build a profitable print-on-demand t-shirt business.

#5 Do it all over again!

It will take time to get your first business off the ground. After all, entrepreneurship isn’t easy, and the learning curve is steep. But then you have those skills for life, and can do it all over again if you want to! Serial entrepreneurship for the win!

5 Reasons Why You Should Start Your Own Print-on-Demand Business
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How to get started?

Okay, so now that you are all excited about building your own print-on-demand t-shirt business, you might be wondering what is the best way to get started?

  • Sign up with Shopify. It takes less than 30 minutes to set up your online store!
  • Once you have set up your store use Printify to print on demand with shopify.
  • Run Facebook ads to put your t-shirts in front of potential customers!

I also suggest you to consider taking a Udemy course on building a print-on-demand t-shirt business from scratch.

There will be times when you’ll be frustrated. You might even be tempted to drop this whole idea. Don’t. Persevere. It will all be worth it in the long run!