How your kid can set up an online store with no money upfront. We will show you how to do it. We received a very good response from our article young people starting a business. In that article, we share young people can get lots of help and support to kickstart their business in the UK. So, why not? encourage your kids to start a business. No upfront costs require anyway. You have nothing to lose here.
Something your kids passionate about
One thing I must say, your kids must choose something that they are passionate about to turn it into a product or a service. Why? because if they do not passionate about what they are selling they would not give up easily. They will just keep going and keep believing.
Sell online platforms to use
Let me show you something easy to create. We wear T-shirts. You can sell T-shirts online. They are many online platforms out there you can use such as Amazon, eBay, Shopify, and many other T-shirts companies. Some of these platforms require you pay monthly subscription fees like Amazon and Shopify. You can always expand your business exposure to these platforms later on.
No money upfront, all free, great news for kids to start a business
Now choose the platform that is free first. We wanted to show you kids can start their own business with no upfront money required. All is needed is your kid’s time and he/she knows how to use a smartphone and/or a laptop.
We will show you how to set up an online storefront in Teespring.com. We choose teespring.com because they provide a drop shipping service. This means you do not have to buy your T-shirts upfront and you do not have to worry about what sizes to stock up etc. Teespring will print the T-shirts when your customer order one and send it to your customer directly and pay you the profit. With this service, Teespring.com will charge you a base cost to print your T-shirt for your customers.
The General T-shirts printing rules are more colors on your design will cost more to print therefore less profit for you. For this reason, design your T-shirt with fewer colors if possible.
How your kid can set up an online store on Teespring.com with no money upfront
Create an account first
Step one: Go to teespring.com to “sign up” for an account. You require an email and a password. If you do not have a ready email to use. Go create an email account from Gmail or Hotmail or yahoo for free.
Step two: when you log in to Teespring account. You will see “choose your product” at the top of your dashboard. Watch the 4 minutes YouTube video to help you get started.
Get started to design your t-shirt
Step three: Choose any T-shirt style you like to sell. Say women’s T-shirts.
Step four: Select a women’s T-shirt product. Just click on the T-shirt style you like.
Step five: It will take you to the screen – what would you like to do with your design? On that page, you have two options – buy or Sell. Choose Sell.
Step six: Create your product. Here, you can start design your T-shirt. You add a photo and add text to your T-shirt. Choose the color of your T-shirt as well.
Add more products to sell with your original design
Step seven: After you are happy with your design, click the continue button on the left-hand side. it will take you to Great design. Now you can add more products! Here, you can add unisex/Men T-shirts, women t-shirts, hoodies and sweatshirts, tank tops, kids and babies t-shirts, long sleeve t-shirts, socks, and leggings. You can also add accessories like iPhone case, tote bag, mug, Samsung case with your design printed on it. Additionally, you may add some home products like pillow, poster, towels etc too. All these products will be sold with your original design. It’s awesome. isn’t it?
The final touch to complete your online t-shirt store
Step eight: Click the continue button after you selected the products you want, this will take you to Create your listing page. Here you add a title to your T-shirts business. The title can be effectively your brand name. Preferably add a title that helps people to easily remember your online store so that they can find you later if they want to buy more. Give a brief description of what is so cool about your T-shirts. Select the front view as the image you want your customers to first see. Finally, you add an URL for your business.
Here is an example of an online store we created in Teespring, the tortoise t-shirts company because we love tortoises. Lastly, click on publish your listing.
Congratulations. Your T-shirts online store is ready. Can you see now it is easy to set up an online store with no money upfront for kids.
Let’s set up a Facebook page for your online business for free as well.