Create Your Own Product Line
Ever dream of seeing your slogans and artwork on T-shirts, mugs, or hats? You can turn that dream into reality—and into cash—without investing even a penny in expensive startup costs like equipment and stock.
Submit your original ideas and art online to websites like Zazzle, Cafe Press, and others, and you’ll receive commission on all sales generated with your designs. Do this for T-shirts, mugs, kids’ accessories, housewares, posters, stickers, and so much more. In addition to securing orders from strangers who visit those sites, you can also make money by doing some proactive promotion of your own. Encourage your friends and family to place orders, and get them to email all of their friends, too, by forwarding links to your products.
In July alone, the company says 487,000 items were sold, totaling $7 million. Etsy charges just 20 cents to list an item and takes 3.5 percent of each sale. For that, your wares reach a global audience.
You must use caution when visiting these sites. Even though they contain a lot of legitimate information, they also lead to links to stuff that’s not legit. Be cautious about the sites and the ads you see and NEVER respond to check-cashing, wire transfer or Western Union related offers.