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How to Open an Online Store for Free Without Buying Any Products

CafePress Online Store BusinessIf you are interested in starting your own side business - but you don't have any money to invest to get started, you are not alone. In today's unpredictable economy, many people want to make extra money but don't want to take on the risk that is involved with starting a traditional business.

There is a free solution, and it is called CafePress.

How Does it Work?

With CafePress, you can set up your own online store for free using their website. You can sell over 90 different types of items that they provide - and then incorporate your unique custom designs.

In addition, you can use their product-creation and dropshipping service so that you don't have to pay up-front costs to develop, buy and stock product inventory. This is a great cost-savings - especially to new entrepreneurs.

Start an online storeCafePress products include t-shirts, to coffee mugs, sweatshirts , posters, audio CD's, books, tote bags and many more (over 90 different types of merchandise). You can use your creative style, humor and graphic design skills to develop one-of-a-kind products that appeal to today's market.

What's nice about using CafePress to start your own online store is that:

  • You don't have to have experience in owning or operating a business,

  • You don't have to invest a lot of money to start your business or even operate it,

  • You don't have to be an expert graphic designer or artist and

  • You don't have to know how to design a website, set up a merchant account or handle many of the other computer-related tasks.

So, What's the Downside?

CafePress is more of a cookie-cutter style business. Although you can customize your designs to be 100% unique, the items you have your designs printed on are not. In fact, they are very generic. Unless you have a really unique image or design, it may be difficult to sell your products for profit. This is something to consider before opening a store.

Open Your Own Online Store with CafePress 

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