I am recently retired and find myself with way too much time on my hands and apparently my ambition well has not, yet, run completely dry.
I have dabbled in many things over the years before finding my path and following it until the exit ramp to retirement beckoned. One thing I always wanted to do was have an online t-shirt shop.
I know that there are many ways to do this, but I was hoping I could get some suggestions from folks that are currently doing it so I could determine which route might be best for me, based upon the following:
1. I don't know if I should build my own site, (I am fluent in WordPress and Woo Commerce as well as having my own server with managed WP hosting), or use one of the services that currently exist.
2. I do not believe in the term, 'passive income,' but I would like as close to a set-it and forget it system as possible. What I mean is, I should not have to get involved in any fulfillment chores, so I'm guessing that only leaves the service route. I might not be totally opposed to shipping t-shirts, though. USPS will pick-up at my door - so it can't be that bad. Hell, I shipped live tropical fish all over the world for years. lol
I do want to be able to have mini-stores (sections) for specific niches as opposed to a giant hodgepodge of shirts that cover a wide gamut of interests, all lumped together.
Gee now that I'm starting to think about this, I might like to to a full range of items like possibly mugs, - wait - NO - there I go, again. Always looking to start something simple, just for fun and immediately it takes over my brain and I begin to see the limitless possibilities. No - just t-shirts will do, thank you very much.
3. Perhaps someone could recommend an excellent course or WSO. I am no where near as concerned with the income potential as I am the challenge, implementation and use of my brain from the site and shirt design standpoint, going forward. If it even almost pays its own way, I will be more than happy. If it winds-up costing me a few bucks every month - it's cheaper than therapy!
I am serious and ready to take action, so your so your investment in a wee-bit of time to point me in the right direction will not be wasted.
Yes, I Googled it. Information overload. Besides, all the smart people are here, correct? Are you reading this, Kurt???