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Hard to Be First?

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Hi Everyone!  Just posted a blog on 48 Days and wondered if any of you have ever felt this…Continue

Know Someone Who wants to Take Their Passion and Make It Happen?

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NEED A BLUEPRINT?

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I have recently added a FREE BLUEPRINT TO BUILDING THE LIFE YOU WANT on my website. I'd love for all my 48 Days friends to have it. Click on the link below to get it!…Continue

Going From Disabled to Working

Started by David Good. Last reply by Leta Muncie Mar 18, 2014. 8 Replies

I'm new to using the site and my situation is unique and a bit of a puzzle. In a nutshell, I'm on disability and am trying to move toward going back to work since getting a new doctor and treatments.…Continue

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Comment by Kathryn Lehan on April 2, 2015 at 2:44pm

David,

I looked at your profile after I left my earlier comment and I noticed it says you're in Keller, TX. I can give you the name of a great screen printer here in Houston, TX. It might be worth the drive to meet with him. He does all custom art work printing. He's not a production printer. He does small runs and is very good and very helpful in sharing what he knows. His name is Shaun Davis. His company is called Caught In Customs. Here's his facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CaughtInCustoms

Comment by Kathryn Lehan on April 2, 2015 at 2:36pm

David,

I learned from my failed attempt into a t-shirt business that it is a commodity type business. In other words, a t-shirt is a t-shirt is a t-shirt. Consumers rarely see one as being different from one another. In terms of trademarking or building a brand presence, it's a tough sell. The t-shirt business is driven nearly 100% by the message. Catchy, clever, in-your-face words or designs sell, others don't.

In terms of cafepress, you retain all rights to the design so you can put your design on your own website or anywhere else. Cafepress is basically a storefront to sell your t-shirts.

I didn't have many sales on cafepress because their pricing is high. Remember your customer thinks of a t-shirt as a t-shirt, and unless you have something super duper to bring to a t-shirt, cafepress' high price will stop most people from buying there. Use twitter or facebook to drive sales to your own website because you can sell them for less without cafepress (or any other site) taking a cut of it.

You can screen print your own t-shirts too. They sell "kits" at art stores. I don't think they sell them at Michael's anymore, but you can find one online. And most of the kits come with an instructional video. It's not hard. I printed all my own shirts with the exception of one really big order that I farmed out to a local silk screen print shop. Some local screen print shops will do small runs of shirts but most won't because set up is time consuming. A great place to get good quality blank shirts at a great price is Broder Bros (you can find them online).

Good luck. I hope you do better than I did!

Comment by David Emmanuel Mendoza on April 2, 2015 at 12:03pm

I have a t-shirt line idea and need some guidance on trademarking and/or custom t-shirts on demand. Are custom t-shirts on cafepress.com the exclusive property of the creator or the website?

Comment by Kathy on March 19, 2014 at 10:01pm

Laura, I think you are right, organization can make everyone's life much more pleasant and comfortable. Think of all the different types of organizational skills you can bring to the table and then all the groups, companies, organizations, individuals you can help. Once you have a list of what you can do and who you can help you can begin to see the direction you want to go in.

Comment by Kathy on March 19, 2014 at 9:58pm

I truly believe in everyone has a passion they need to make happen. I'm the speaker at tomorrow's FREE TELESUMMIT on Launching and Monetizing your Business and talking about how to take the steps to make your passion, happen. I thought the talk would be helpful to some people in this group. So I hope you register http://goo.gl/o7lENA and then let me know what you think!


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Comment by Scott Moore on May 1, 2013 at 11:37pm

Good question. My two cents - Offer to help someone get organized in their small business/home/company/wherever you can find the opportunity. Then, look for ways to monetize that. Start a blog or niche podcast and help as many people as possible. It won't be long before you are a recognized expert in organization. Let us know how it goes.

Comment by Laura Murray on April 25, 2013 at 10:55am

How can I start a business using my # 1 passion - organizing? I'm trying to find out what I want to be when I grow up know that I love organizing and I know I want to make a difference for the better in this world. Any ideas how I can turn my passions into a business?  thanks

Comment by Leta Muncie on October 31, 2012 at 6:56pm

It's great when a person begins to "walk" in the path of their life's work; and being able to have residual income allowing a person to do the things he/she really wants to do and not be concerned about getting paid.  I love helping people make their lives better financially, physically, environmentally and keeping balance.  I've always wanted to do Crisis Response work (i.e., respond to such things as hurricane Sandy by going and helping.) Just signed up to go through training so I will be able to help in the future.  I will have income while I go do the work.  The power of residual income can allow people to truly enjoy life and to give "like no one else."  Like Scott shared: "....there is only scarcity of resolve to make it (what you love to do) happen."  Life is good. 

Comment by Martha Dominguez on September 21, 2012 at 8:53am

Scott, thanks for encourage us with this quotes.


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Comment by Scott Moore on September 20, 2012 at 11:17pm

"There is no scarcity of opportunity to make a living at what you love to do, there is only scarcity of resolve to make it happen." - Wayne Dyer

 

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