I accomplished one of my 2023 goals in 2022, selling on Redbubble!
The other day I took the plunge (after a bit of coffee) and started working on my Redbubble account. I soon realized how easy it was to get started and I’m kicking myself for not starting earlier.
If you have pre-existing files of your art and designs, you can simply upload the image and start selling so many different products with your art on them. That’s what I’ve been doing so far, going through my 500 art files and uploading them!
As an artist, passive income is a smart way to make money. Creating works one by one and selling them individually takes so much time and it’s a hard way to make a living. Redbubble makes it easy for artists to make cash on works they’ve already created (and future work they will create).
Moving forward in my business, I’m working really hard on the passive income side of it. The entrepreneur side of me likes to make cash in my sleep with zero effort, because who wouldn’t? I started this blog as a way to make passive income, and after almost one year of blogging, I’m making consistent cash!
My thoughts, advice, and info on Redbubble so far:
- It’s easy to get started (though you need 5 designs uploaded for your shop to be live)
- Once your work is up, that’s literally all you have to do! No shipping, customer service, nothing! Easy as pie, love it. They also make all the mock-ups.
- It seems crucial to focus on tags when listing, make sure to do keyword research, and put appropriate tags in for your work. For example: on a tree painting, use tags like nature, forest, greenery, wilderness, etc.
- I’ve read that you shouldn’t upload all your work at once, but space it out. Be active by uploading new work at least once a week. Don’t upload everything in one day then disappear for a year.
- This platform is an easy way to make money from ANYWHERE. Great for travelers and artists on the go.
- The margins aren’t bad, and you can markup products to make more if you’d like which is nice.
- There are so many monthly users and with the wide variety of products you can put your work on, you are bound to get eyes seeing your work.
- Your shop can be semi-customized by creating collections for easy shopping.
- You get paid once a month, which isn’t horrible, but the payout minimum is 20 dollars. So if you don’t meet the minimum for the month, you may have to wait months to get paid out.
So do I recommend selling on Redbubble? Yes. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it’s important as an artist to have eggs in many baskets. I sell my art on my own website, Etsy, Amazon, and now Redbubble. The more platforms you are on, the more likely your work will be seen, and the more chances you have of making a sale!
Since my account is super new, I will create an updated blog post within a few months about how my account is doing. I look forward to this new journey and if you’re thinking about selling on Redbubble, my advice is just to go for it!
Check out my Redbubble account here to check out my products, and don’t forget to follow me! I’ll follow back 🙂
Have a question about my Redbubble experience so far? Leave a comment below and I’ll gladly help.