Are you a home based t-shirt printer (or planning to become one) ?
Many screen printers start out by working from the basement of their home or in their garage.
As a matter of fact, many screen printing operations live out their entire existence as a "home-based" operation.
If there’s one thing better than running your own shirt printing business, surely it’s running your t-shirt printing business from home, right?
At a glance, it seems like an all round wonderful idea. Browsing through T-shirt designs in your PJs with a donut in one hand and a cup of hot chocolate in another, while the laptop is resting on your knees? Check. Never missing a lunch break again unless you want to? You’ve got this. Staying up till midnight as you’ve just bitten by an inspiration bug, without worrying about the dreaded morning alarm? Here you go...
So no one’s hiring? Create your own job–as a screen printer.
It's been written that we're heading toward a world in which most workers will be in effect contractors or temps, and self-employment will become the norm.
Millions of jobs in the United States have been outsourced to China, Mexico, India, and elsewhere.
Outsourcing does not have to be a problem that has to effect you.
Starting up and operating your own screen printing business provides a certain "immunity" to the outsourcing problem.
There is definite satisfaction in creating things with your hands–it's part of the human condition.
Most people love to make things with their own hands. It's even better if you can create something and earn a living (or some additional income) doing something that you enjoy.
Today, many of us work at jobs we hate (if you're even lucky enough to have a job.)
Being a self-employed printer has its benefits and rewards. But it can also be a tough way to make a living. This can be especially true if you are a 'one person' print shop and have no one around to give you moral support when you need it.
Staying motivated can be a real challenge. With no superiors or the support structure of a large business, mustering motivation can become a huge stumbling block, ruining the dream of self-employment. But no one should have to give up on their dream of being their own boss.
The key is knowing that motivation can be an occasional problem and knowing the necessary steps to combat it when the problem arises. Here are four tips that can help...
Purchasing and/or building your start-up equipment is probably one of the most exciting steps in starting a new t-shirt printing business. Depending on your budget, there are several options from which to choose.
The space you have available in your home is also something that needs to be considered. Do you have a room in your house to use or an entire basement or garage?
Working from your home can present some challenges especially when it comes to hiring employees.
There will be adjustments for you as the employer and homeowner as well as the individual(s) that you employ.
But for many of us, sooner or later we just can not do it alone.
If we want to succeed in business we often must look outside for help.
Working from home is becoming more and more popular with those looking to earn a decent wage without having to disrupt their lives too much, but it is not as easy as you think.
The ability to work from home is a dream for many, but now that dream can become a reality.
The internet and a home computer have enabled people who would never have dreamed of working from home to fulfill their dream.
Working from home is increasingly becoming part of a balanced working schedule for many traditionally office-based workers, along with people who are setting up their own businesses.
How To Overcome The Biggest Challenges Of Working From Home
Ahh… the entrepreneur's life…
Many imagine that working from home is like being a Hollywood superstar: working leisurely in your pajamas, eating bon bons, and cashing paychecks you write to yourself.
While managing your own business can be a life long dream, your business can also take over your life if you let it.
Here are some tips for how to overcome the biggest challenges of working from home...
Before you begin setting up your home office, you must make a few decisions. You want to be sure your home office makes working convenient and efficient for you.
The first thing you need to decide when setting up a home office is which area of the house you will be using.
Potential distraction from noise should be one of the biggest factors influencing your decision. Set up your home office away from areas that offer a lot of distraction. This will help you increase productivity especially if you have young children at home. You will be spending a lot of your time in your home office, so make sure it is a place you are comfortable with and is suitable for working.