H1N1 or more commonly known as Swine flu is sweeping the country. You can’t turn on a news channel without hearing of a new outbreak.

Well, some entrepreneurs are jumping on the bandwagon with swine flu related merchandise.

A check today at Cafepress.com shows over 47,000 products dealing with the influenza.

CafePress.com is an online retailer of stock and user-customized on demand products. They sell teeshirts, bags, mugs, wallclocks and calendars.

Customers can upload their own graphics design, logo or text, which will be added to the product by CafePress.

CafePress.com has empowered individuals, organizations and businesses to create, buy and sell customized merchandise online using the company’s unique print-on-demand and e-commerce services.

Today, CafePress.com is a growing network of over 6.5 million members who have unleashed their creativity to transform their artwork and ideas into unique gifts and new revenue streams.

If you fancy trying your hand, you can set up a small business using Cafepress to collect the money, produce the goods, mail them out, and handle customer service.

All you need is access to a computer and some graphics software that can save your design in, for preference, the PNG (portable network graphics) format. The site provides web space and has a Learning Center to help you get going.

Cafepress has steadily expanded its product lines. It now prints designs not just on T-shirts, shorts, tank tops and thongs but on stickers, badges and magnets, a variety of hats and bags, baby bibs and even housewares.

Photo by Cafepress.

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