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Neon Knits handknit clip-on hip pouches, hats, and wrist warmers. Made with neon and bright color yarns that you’ll love.

Two sisters, Diane Gracely and Dawn Weller were born with a rare neurological disease. Charcot Marie Tooth disease. It’s a hereditary progressive disease that deforms the feet.

They were taught how to knit at a young age. Now both in their 50’s, they decided to start a small business. Neon Knits.

Neon Knits
Neon Bright Color Yarns

Diane grew up in the 60’s and 70’s with a love of tie dye and bright colors. To this day, the colors are still her favorites.

Therefore, this is how Diane came up with the business name; “Neon Knits”. There are thousands of yarn makers out there. Many of them create bright and neon color yarns.

So, Diane and Dawn purchase a variety of yarn colors to make their products.

Because both of them are disabled from the CMT disease, they need to supplement their income.

Diane’s Tees is her main business. She creates funny sarcastic quotes and colorful art. Then sells her designs on over 75 different products in her online store. Including t-shirts, face masks, and many other products.

While Diane and Dawn are relaxing in the late afternoon and early evening hours, they knit. Stay tuned, new products will be added to this website as they finish them.

How To Start A T-shirt Business

How to start a t-shirt business online and work from home. Whether you want to work part time or fulltime is up to you. Many people start a home business to supplement their income. For example, I started my t-shirt business to supplement my Social Security Disability income.

Due to my disabilities, I could not design and print my designs on products I would have to purchase. That would be too much leg work for me. So I searched Google for a print-on-demand t-shirt company. A company that had a wide variety of products that I could sell my designs on. Nowadays there are many print-on-demand companies to choose from. Most of them pay a similar commission, and allow you to set up an online store for free.

Choosing A Print-On-Demand T-shirt Company

There are many factors to consider when choosing a print-on-demand company. Such as, a variety of products, print quality, and their product quality. Also, how much, and when and how do you get paid. How easy is it to set up a store through their website.

I chose TeePublic as my print-on-demand company. After research and trial and error phases, my decision was made. I had tried a couple of different companies throughout my first year. Why did I choose TeePublic? Because through my trial and error phase I was receiving the most sales. And I was earning a steady monthly commission check. The product quality and print quality was the best. Therefore, I was selling a wide variety of products with my designs printed on them.

Ready Set Go How To Start A T-shirt Business

Now that you know which company to start with, it’s time to get started. You will need to decide on a name for your business and store on TeePublic. Pick something short and easy for your customers to remember. For my store, I chose “Diane’s Tees“. << Click to see what my store looks like. This will give you an idea of how your store will look. And the link to your store will look like this. Notice how “dianestees” is on the end of the link.

Once you are ready to set up your free storefront click here. Set up your storefront and copy and paste your link on a word document and save it. Also, add the store to your favorites, bookmarks, to go to it easily again later.

What To Do Next To Start Your Business

The next step to starting your t-shirt business is joining PlaceIt. PlaceIt is where you will be designing your artwork for each design. TeePublic offers us a discount on the online PlaceIt software. You will get thousands of ready-made templates to use to start creating your designs. Wait until you get the discount code from TeePublic to purchase PlaceIt. Chose to pay a monthly fee or annual fee. It’s not real expensive, with the discount code, my annual cost was $69.

Your next step will be learning how to create a design using the templates. Browse around PlaceIt to get familiar with everything. You will feel very overwhelmed at first. It feels like information overload. But all you have to do is watch some YouTube videos to learn. Also, there is a wealth of information about getting started on TeePublic’s Blog.

So for now, follow the above steps. Read blog posts, and watch videos on YouTube about using PlaceIt and TeePublic. I’ll be writing another blog post real soon with information about the next steps. Follow my blog, the next post with further steps will be written soon. Today is January 26, 2021.

How To Start A Home Business

How to start a home business online from the comfort of your home. Successful online entrepreneur Diane Gracely, wants to share how she got started.

Diane is a 56 year old disabled woman living in Florida. She was born with a rare neuromuscular disease called, Charcot Marie Tooth. Also, known as CMT. By the age of 33, CMT permanently disabled Diane in 1997. The hereditary disease had progressed over the years and severely deformed Diane’s feet. She could no longer walk without excruciating pain. So, Diane began using a wheelchair and had to resign from her office job. Therefore, she had to apply for Social Security Disability Benefits, SSD.

Survival Mode Kicks In How To Start A Home Business

Knowing she could not survive on monthly SSD checks alone, survival mode kicked in. Diane had a 3 year old son, and was a divorced mom. Due to the fact that monthly bills had to be paid somehow, Diane was determined to start a home business. And that’s exactly what she did.

Diane bought a computer and started researching ways to start a home business online. After weeks of research, Diane decided to try out an idea she had.

That’s when “Creative Bookmarks” was founded. The idea of designing custom laminated bookmarks for all occasions, school book fairs, authors, and many special events came about.

Above all, it would require a small investment to get started. Making it a low risk business idea. So that if it failed, the loss would be minimal.

Branding And Designing A Website

After all of the research Diane had done, she knew she needed a “brand” to become successful. And of course, a website to show examples, promote the business, and take orders. “Creative Bookmarks” became the brand and the website. Diane purchased the domain name to design a website and promote the brand. This is the domain, the brand, and the website all combined into ONE.

To make a long story short, everything came together for Diane. And she owned the business for 8 years. Until, one day a new home business idea popped into Diane’s head. Uh oh, time to sell the business and move on. That’s exactly what she did. She sold Creative Bookmarks for a nice profit and reinvested the profit to start her next business venture.

Keep following Diane’s blog for new posts. Click here to learn more about Diane.

Happy New Year 2021

Happy New Year 2021 to all of my blog readers. I really don’t make resolutions anymore, but this year I’ve made one. To inspire others who live with rare diseases, chronic pain and illnesses, and disabilities. Diane will be sharing bits and pieces of her personal life with the intention of inspiring people. Therefore, this includes posts about living with rare diseases, working from home to supplement her social security disability income, and much more.

Happy New Year 2021
Happy New Year 2021 Please Don’t Suck

Diane’s Tees is the name of Diane’s home business. She creates funny sarcastic quotes to make people laugh. Who doesn’t enjoy laughing, right. The above picture is Diane’s first 2021 design created to make people smile. We’ve all had a horrible year in 2020. So everyone is praying for the new year 2021 to be a much better year. Hence, the reason for the quote; “2021 Please Don’t Suck”. It’s available in Diane’s store on more than 75 products. Including shirts, masks, stickers, etc…

Stay tuned for new blog posts. Diane is hoping to write several new blog posts per week throughout the new year.

Happy New Year 2021 to all!! From me to you. – Diane Gracely