Are you a little artistic? Great at coming up with short quips that make people laugh? Designing your own t-shirts might be a fun home business for you.

There are a few sites that allow you to create your own designs and then sell them printed on t-shirts through their sites. The cost varies depending on the site, as do the products you can offer.

Skills Required

Creativity, artistic skills, something to make your designs catch people’s attention. You will probably want to be comfortable with Photoshop or similar software to create your designs.

Common Expenses

You will need a computer and internet access, of course. There may be a cost to have a premium versus basic store.

Possible Income Streams

CafePress, Zazzle and Spreadshirt all allow you to create designs and sell them on various products. All offer free stores, although CafePress does have a monthly charge if you want a premium store.

You can coordinate your stores with any other of your home business efforts that will allow you to do so.

How you earn varies a bit with each site. You may get to set your own prices or be paid a percentage of sales of the shirts you made. You can also use associate programs to earn from referring people to other people’s products.

You will want to market your shop through a separate website, Squidoo lens, etc. in order to make sales.

It generally takes a LOT of designs to make much money at this. It’s not a quick business.