Starting a T Shirt brand in less than 2 weeks - on a budget

Simple steps to get the first batch of shirts for your brand and showcase them on an online store built by you.
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  • Lectures 16
  • Length 2.5 hours
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 4/2016 English

Course Description

This course is for anyone that wants to start a brand, or just get a really affordable batch of t-shrits printed. This course does not take two weeks! It only takes a few hours, but you will most likely have to wait a week or two for your shirts to be printed! In the meantime, you will learn how to design a shirt, source wholesale blanks, and get the best pricing on screen printing these shirts. You will also learn the best way to set up an online store, which only takes about 30 minutes! You will walk away from this course with a super high quality and fair priced batch of shirts on the way, some basic knowledge on how to work in Illustrator and Photoshop, and an online store that is all set up and ready to bring in sales! 

What are the requirements?

  • Bring your ideas, passion, and excitement!
  • Free trials of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop are helpful, but not necessary

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Start your t-shirt brand for under $250
  • Learn the basics of Illustrator and design your first shirt
  • Understand the basics of screen printing
  • Learn how screen printing pricing works, and shoot the gaps to get the best price
  • Learn the best sites to buy wholesale clothing on
  • Choose the right t-shirts for your first batch
  • Learn what shirts to stay away from, and why never to let your screen printer buy shirts for you
  • Learn the best way to tag your shirts
  • Build a website in under 20 minutes
  • Learn about the Instagram promotion process
  • Get access to my list of 160 hand selected Instagram promoters

Who is the target audience?

  • Anyone can take this course, no prior knowledge or expertise is required
  • This course is great for you if you are just starting out and trying you get your brand up and running
  • It will help you skip the usual mistakes, and avoid loosing money when getting started

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Creating your first design
Intro and Welcome

Learn the deference between pixel and vector based graphics, and see my design process in Illustrator.


I will breakdown some of the most important tools in Illustrator and teach you how to use them.

Section 2: Screen Printing and Wholesale T-Shirts

Learn the basics of screen printing and what effects pricing. Learn how to work within the process to get the best price and save money for future designs.


You will understand why local printing is a good idea. Also learn what to look for in pricing and how to choose the best shop.


Learn the websites I use here in the US for wholesale clothing. Also learn about qualtiy t-shirt and crappy shirts.


Learn about wholesale clothing suppliers in Europe. See the sites I recommend.


We talk about tagging shirts, what tags are the cheapest, and how much it will cost for you to have your local shop tag shirts for you.


You will learn about embroidery pricing. Also learn how to get your artwork ready for your print shop in order to save money.

Section 3: Selling Your Shirts

Use this link to sign up for Shopify's best deal on plan pricing. Also, download the custom theme I have developed for you.


We set up your Shopify account, payment methods, shipping, and more.


We work on the visual layout of your website and help you understand what you can do wishing Shopify's theme editor.


Learn how to upload your first product and use Photoshop to mock it up on the shirt.


We finish thing sup on your online store and get it ready to sell shirts.


Learn about Facebook marketing and Instagram influencers.


Download this list of Instagram promoters and let's get promoting!

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Instructor Biography

Ben Edmund, Founder at Cronk Studios

I'm a designer of all things visual, apparel, websites, logos, etc. I started designing  digitally in 2009 while starting a clothing brand - Cronk Studios. Since then my brand transformed into a full service decorated apparel shop for other brands and organizations. In short, I make clothes and websites. I'm all about bootstrapping your way from the ground up and hacking your way to success. Money can help businesses grow, but nothing sets a firmer foundation than hard work, long hours, and hustle!

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