T SHIRT BUSINESS STARTER KIT (Start A T shirt Business: All The Equipment I Started Out With)
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T-Shirt Business Starter Kit || (Start a Chrstian T-Shirt Business Online)
If you want a t-shirt business starter kit that shows you step-by-step how to launch your own Christian t-shirt business online, read to the end of this article because you're going to have my exact t-shirt business starter kit that one of my students took and launched her very own t-shirt business with within one month of learning this formula.
Stephanie Rodnez, Author, Filmmaker & Purposeologist
It's Stephanie Rodnez here, founder and CEO of Godlywood Girl and creator of the Godlywood Girl School Of Business, and if you want a t-shirt business starter kit that shows you step-by-step how to launch your own Christian t-shirt business online just like Godlywood Girl's t-shirt line, read to the end of this article because you're going to have my exact t-shirt business starter kit that one of my students took and launched her very own t-shirt business with within one month of learning this formula.
I'm super excited to bring you part two of my 4-Part "Launch Your T-Shirt Business Series." If you missed blog post number #1 about the launch your t-shirt business plan PDF, you can read that article here.
This article is all about my "Launch Your T-Shirt business Starter kit" and I'm really excited to share this formula with you because it's going to show you step-by-step how to launch your very own Christian t-shirt business online.
Item #1 - The Purpose Of Your T-Shirt Business
The first thing in your t-shirt business starter kit has got to be the purpose of your t-shirt business. There are so many t-shirt businesses online right now and the competition is fierce, so you have to stand out from among everybody else.
The only way you can do that is through the purpose of your t-shirts. At Godlywood Girl, the purpose of my t-shirts is to empower women of faith to remember they can live God's greatest purpose for their lives. Every time a woman of faith is having a bad day or somebody her calls out her name, she can look at her t-shirt and remind herself of who God made her to be. That's the purpose of my t-shirts and that's what makes me stand out from the thousands of other Christian t-shirt businesses out there. You've got to know exactly what the purpose of your t-shirt business is.
Item #2 - Product Research
Step number two in your kit is your product research. You don't want to go out and duplicate what's already on the market. You want to find a hole in the market, a niche that you can fill, a little spot that's going to be kind of your flavor, yours to be able to run in.
One of the niches that I found that hadn't really been filled yet were Christian t-shirts for Christian entrepreneurs and I was like, "Oh snap! That would be a good one." As a result, my Purpose-Preneur sweatshirt is actually one of the best-selling t-shirts that I have here at Godlywood Girl, so do your product research and find out what already exists and what hole you can fill in your market.
To search for other t-shirt businesses, type in "Christian t-shirts" on Google and search through what's already being sold. You can also go to Pinterest and type in "Christian t-shirts" to see what other products are out there.
Step #3 - Market Research
The third part of the launch your t-shirt business starter kit is Market Research. Now that you know the purpose of your t-shirt business, now that you know what product research is already out there, the third step is to find out what your audience wants from your t-shirts.
It's important to know what your tribe wants because your tribe is going to be the one buying these shirts. For example, at Godlywood Girl, my tribe loves pink, black, white and grey. Now if I went and I was like, "Okay, there are no blue shirts" and I just started producing blue shirts, my tribe is going to be like, "What is going on? You are not fitting what we like about your products."
You need to ask your market what they want. Ask what they are looking for in t-shirts, whether they want sweatshirts, do they want sweaters, do they want regular scoop necks, do they want V-necks, do they want long sleeves, do they want short sleeve, do they want no sleeves? Ask your audience what kind of shirts that they want so you design a t-shirt line your tribe responds to.
Step #4 - Brand Board
Item number four in your t-shirt business starter kit is your brand board. A brand board is basically like a vision board. It's just a bunch of images and styles and font types and things like that and colors that reflect what you want your t-shirt line to look like.
You want to make sure you put this together based off of the market research your audience gave you, so you're creating a product line that has a real identity and serves the market you want to serve.
At Godlywood Girl, my brand board is very pink, it's very girly, and it's very "pretty" because that's the brand that I created and that's the brand my tribe has gotten used to. Create your brand board based off of market research so you know the essence of what your t-shirt business is going to look like.
Step #5 - Product Design
Item number five in your t-shirt business starter kit is your Product design. This is where you design your first t-shirt line. When you do this, I don't recommend designing too many shirts because your audience will get overwhelmed with too many options. I actually recommend starting out with four staple shirts and then adding a shirt every couple of months so it's kind of like a new release in your collection.
If you don't want to design the shirts yourself, you can hire a designer on Fiverr.com, Upwork.com, 99designs.com or you can just put up an ad for a graphic designer and have them design it for you.
If you do this, make sure you give the designer your brand board, the purpose of your business, market research and product research so they have a great visual representation of what you envision for your t-shirt line.
If you want to design your own t-shirt line, you can use amazing resources like canva.com or Photoshop to design your own t-shirts.
Step #6 - Printer Research
Item number six in your t-shirt business starter kit is your Printer Research. Who's going to print your shirts? Who's going to manufacture them? Who's going to ship them? Who's going to take care of customer support if somebody wants to return them?
Do your research and send your print to all four or five or six printers that you research so you can evaluate their turnaround time, shipping rates, pricing, quality, etc.
Step #7 - Launch Plan
And finally, step number 7 in your t-shirt business starter kit is your Launch Plan. As entrepreneurs, one of the biggest mistakes we make is we release new products to the world and we don't tell anybody that we did it.
Make sure you have your launch plan ready before you complete your t-shirt line. You want to have people waiting to get your shirts, you want to have buzz surrounding your shirt. You want to have people being like, "Oh my gosh where's that shirt? When can I get it? I can't wait to wear it!"
You can do things like promos on Instagram wearing your shirt, teasing your shirt, doing giveaways of your shirt, things like that, so people know your shirt is coming. Create your launch plan so you create buzz around your shirts.
The Next Step
Now I hope you enjoyed that step-by-step demonstration of my t-shirt business starter kit. But let me ask you, do you dream of launching your own t-shirt business the way that God purposed you to do it, but you're not sure where to start?
Sis, I completely understand. When I first wanted to launch my own t-shirt business, I actually went to local printers in my area that was so expensive, it almost made me quit on my dream of having a t-shirt line.
I decided maybe I'll try printing my own shirts, but let me tell you, having all of that equipment piled up in your house is awful.
So I did research online and I found out about Print on Demand services, and I realized there's literally a way to be able to print shirts only when someone buys a shirt from you. There's no inventory, there's no shipping, there's no printing on my part. All I need to do was design, set up and market my shirts, and the print on demand service took care of the rest.
If you want to do the same thing, I have a brand-new masterclass called the Launch Your T-Shirt Business Masterclass where I walk you step-by-step through launching your very own t-shirt business the way that God purposed you to do it. You can learn more about the masterclass by clicking here.
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Stephanie (Godlywood Girl) Rodnez
ABOUT GODLYWOOD GIRL
Welcome to Godlywood Girl sis! My name is Stephanie Rodnez, Founder & CEO of GodlywoodGirl.com, and my purpose in life is to help you find yours.
A few years ago I made a terrible business decision that almost brought me to bankruptcy. The fear, self-doubt and lack of confidence I went through as a result of that poor decision kept me from living my purpose for 2 long years -
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