After toying for months with the idea of trying to sell photo prints online, I finally registered to RedBubble. I also plan to try a few other places to sell photographic prints.
So RedBubble is rather easy to use. Not only can you upload your work and sell it via their print on demand market, but you can also keep a journal (like a blog). Not bad to promote some of your work (I still have to try the journal feature).
You can fix the amount of profit you want to make (I tested with a margin of 3000% and it was accepted). You need to find a good balance between what you want to make and the market price for similar items. Right now I am trying at 30% or 40%. We will see.
RedBubble is Australian, might be good to reach potential clients from Downunder who are reluctant to buy from US or European sites du to high shipping costs.
RedBubble also have some cool promo tools so you can share easily. Here’s their Sales Widget with some of my work. You can also display banners featuring your art:
Love to write? Want the chance to win an Apple TV? Easy, just create a free account on Zujava here, write and publish your page (or pages since you can submit as many as you wish until the end of the contest on March 4, 2012). And cross your fingers.
Your page must include a 30 words or more intro, 8 properly credited images or photos and 8 sections (section are the “blocks” you use to build your page on Zujava). Once it’s publish, submit it to the contest.
I already have 2 pages in, I want to publish a few more.
Yesterday it was “blue box” day. I was happy with my December earnings. That + Amazon and other affiliates = my best ever month ever. So now that the money has reached my Paypal account (I just checked) I am in the process of virtually spending it. Here’s how:
I will buy one gold coin for investment
I will set aside some money to either buy some lenses or content or have copy editing done for me
And I will put the remaining in bank for this summer trip to Canada.
I received my new Visa debit card from Redgage yesterday. With 50$ on it (minus the activation fees I have 47.50 remaining). Quite please with the speed. From withdrawal to card in hands it took about 2 weeks. The first time, my card took 2 months to arrived. they say they changed the card program, not sure what they meant because it’s still run by WRL. This card is good for 2 years, so I will be able to do plenty or reload on it…means I want to get busy uploading more content on Redgage! Although I am halfway to another withdrawal, I might wait until I have 75$ or 100$ before taking the money out this time.
I love it. I get backlinks for my sites and my photos earn me money. You can’t beat that.
I joined a new “squidoo-like” platform today, where you can turn your articles into revenues. Zujava was develop by Bill Nihill, a long time squidoo lensmaster (KiwisOutback), and one of his techie friend Justin Emond. This platform offers revenue sharing on every page that you publish (pages are called “leaf” there). The site is in beta, but still it looks good. I am sure bugs will happen, but the team seems to be reactive.
You do not need and Adsense account to earn there. Ad revenue is shared 50/50.