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My fellow Zazzler Blair has a very cool Zazzle store with a large variety of products but one of his specialties is commemorative anniversary gifts like the collection below. I hope you will drop in with the link below and have a closer look!
Creating passive income as a POD artist.
You hear the question all the time, "can you really make money doing print on demand designing?" And the answer is yes, but. "But what?" You say? Well, but if you think you won't have to work for it or that it will magically happen overnight you would be wrong. I personally design for two of the major Pod sites, Redbubble and Zazzle and I can tell you from experience that if you are not willing to put some time and effort into your designs, your presentations (stores or portfolios) and promoting your work, you will seriously limit the potential to make any profit from your designs. There are no hard and fast rules for how to be successful but there are some tips I can share with you that I have gleaned from my experience and also the experience of others.
1. ) Design the best quality original art that you are capable of. If you use stock images or public domain try to alter it to make it your own original version so you stand out as an original not just a copy. This also limits the chances of any copyright issues. You own the copyrights to any original or derivative works you create, while on the other hand, using works that are believed to be in the Public Domain can be risky. if you are going to use them or Creative Commons DO YOUR HOMEWORK! There are many great articles on copyrights, Intellectual property rights and trademarks and really no excuse not to be well informed.
2.) Upload high resolution files to your POD site so that they look as good as they can on the final printed products. Each site has guide files to help you with what sizes and dpi you need for each product.
3.) Put some thought into what designs will look great on what products. Don't just stick your design on a bunch of stuff if it doesn't really fit. You want your products to look as professional as possible and here less really is more! Thousands of cheesy looking products are not as appealing as a few dozen really great, well thought out designs.
4.) Learn to write great titles and descriptions of each design using lots of keywords thus optimizing your chances to be easily found by search engines like Google as well as the sites internal search engines. This helps your products come up in the top pages instead of being buried at the bottom somewhere. Also try to create your products individually when possible so that each one has a unique title and description, and don't forget to use relevant tags! Try to learn how to be a power tagger, using descriptive tags to increase your visibility. Getting seen is the name of the game. Which leads to the next point...
5.) Promote the heck out of your work! Share share share! Especially using the built in share buttons (that build links for you) and using your associate referral id if you have one! Share on social networks, join groups to share with, blog about it, gram it, tweet it, post it in forums and shopping sites like wanelo. Wherever you can share and get your work seen, do it!
6.) Be patient and never give up! The sales don't usually start right away. Some sites like Redbubble are more social than others and it helps to make a lot of connections with the other artists by following, joining groups and sharing each other's work. Sites like Zazzle are more store oriented and it takes some effort to make your store look great and engaging while at the same time promoting it to get some traffic. But one advantage Z has is the associate program for all designers that encourages us to promote each other by allowing us to make referral commissions on any sale from a link we create whether it is our product or not. In fact even if you are not a designer on Zazzle you can still make money as an associate.
7.) Read forums and articles by other POD artists to try to learn as much as you can about what works for others and then try it to see what works for you! If something isn't working be brave and try something different. But above all remember that the goal here is not to get rich quick but to build up a steady passive income doing something you love to do! There is a potential to make money but it is proportional to how much effort you are willing to put into building your business, because that's what it is, a business.
I wish you all the best and hope I have helped you some! I am still building my own business and far from my goal, but I am having a blast with it and have had enough sales now to keep me from giving up! Cheers, and keep dreaming!
Please stop by anytime and browse around!
Here is my latest collection made up of all my best Faith and Encouragement products. Please stop by my Zazzle store and check out my full product line!
Country Garden is a Zazzle Store run by Cathie Richardson and there you will find a lovely selection of watercolor designs on cards, stationery and various other items. Below is a collection I found on her home page and wanted to share with you! Please drop in by clicking the link below and check out her shop.
My fellow Zazzler northwestphotos has a lovely collection of products featuring beautiful photography with the focus on the spectacular scenery in the Pacific Northwest area of the USA. You won't regret spending a few minutes out of your day checking out her lovely work!
My fellow Zazzler Grey's Zoo has a charming collection of original animal art on a plethora of Zazzle products. I hope you will take a few minutes and click through on the link below to browse their shop! It will not be wasted time!
My fellow Zazzler Carolyn has a nice collection of trendy products in her Zazzle store! Click through on the link below to visit her shop!
Nordic reindeer, snowflake, heart and tree pattern fleece blanket by colorfulgalshop
See another Fleece Blanket at Zazzle
I love the minimalist designs that my fellow Zazzler Jilly has in her Zazzle store! This pretty pendant is just a teaser and I hope you will click through and visit her store. Don't forget to check out her very cool collection of clocks!
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This is just a notice to explain what happened to all the posts that were connected to my Instagram page... I recently deactivated my Instagram and Facebook accounts due to a difference of opinions concerning our 2nd amendment rights here in America. They(Facebook who incidently owns Instagram) have taken a stand against private gun sales and are not allowing posts that relate to the subject on their sites. I believe in free trade and our constitutional rights and so I can no longer support their politically correct views by using their products. Therefore many of the past posts in the archives of my blog that were connected to Instagram (shared directly from there) are no longer displaying the images correctly and I am in the process of deleting them from the archives but it is a slow process and I apologize to the readers for any incomplete posts you may encounter before I get them all removed. Thank you very much for your understanding and for visiting my site!
This is Just one of the brand new pillow designs I've added to my store today, click through to see more!
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Hello and welcome! I am Shelli Fitzpatrick, a born again Christian, wife, mom, grammy, animal lover, artist and graphic designer. I am currently designing and making art for four print on demand sites, Fine Art America, Redbubble, ArtPal and Zazzle. This site is a showcase for my artwork, photos, designs and some of the products I have added them to. The products I have designed are available for purchase through those print on demand sites and links are provided above. I also feature the work of other artists and from time to time I write about and share links to great resources for artists and designers. Don't forget to browse the other pages of this site for more goodies! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your visit!