Have you drawn a design that would look fabulous on a tee shirt or tote bag? Maybe you have seen sneakers with embroidery on them and thought that you could create a design that would look just as cute. You may have worried that you would have to buy a ton of tee shirts and have them printed to bring your customised t-shirt and sneaker design to the public. Fortunately, there are on-demand printing companies that will allow you to make your customised clothes vision a reality. You will not have to worry about spending a ton of money or being stuck with a garage full of shirts because they can print your products on an on-demand basis as your customers order them.

How to Create Your Design

When you visit an on-demand printing company website, you will normally find an easy-to-use tool that will let you upload your design to be put on any one of several articles of clothing. 

If you express yourself better with words, you can put a clever or inspirational saying on a t-shirt. All you have to do is just type it into the tool and select the size, font, and colour you want. Some of these sites will even have a selection of emojis and clip art that you can put on a shirt. 

You will want to connect your website to an online sales platform. When someone buys one of your products, the on-demand company will print it and send it to your customer. The company will take its fee out of the price of the shirt.

Where to Sell Your Customised Clothes

Once you have your duds designed and ready to go, you will want to have a place where people can discover and buy your customised clothes. There are several online marketplaces and platforms where you can set up your own online store. Some of these platforms will charge you a monthly fee.

You can choose a basic plan that will let you display your products and let customers buy and pay for them. You can also select one of several premium programs that will include such features as analytics, SEO, unlimited orders, and marketing features.

How to Market Your Product

Social Media is a great place to market your customised clothes. You can set up a Pinterest page for each category of clothing that you have. You can always put your products on your own social media accounts. However, you do not want to stop there. You should look for places to market your product on the internet that are free and relevant to your product.

You can create a Facebook page for your clothes, but you can also join established groups and market your products there. If you have a shirt that would appeal to mums, you can market your shirt in a group for mums. If you have a design relating to a special interest, you can post it in a group relating to that.

You can always post your shirt on your own Instagram account or hire an Instagram influencer to promote your product. It is easier than ever to become a clothing designer! Finding the right on-demand printer and using social media wisely can mean your designs will be a success.

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