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Why am I doing this?

The domain renewal process for stine1.info had be thinking for quite a while now. I did renew my domain name and paid way too much money for it but who is actually reading my blog?

Why did I renew it when I seem to write and post less and less content.

Is anyone really interested in reading about my monthly print on demand sales?

Please drop me a line, I really do need some encouragement *sob*

I have recently discovered my EyeEm stock photos not only on Getty Images but also on Alamy – another way to hopefully increase my online earnings.

Check them out here:

Christine aka stine1's Stock Photos on Alamy

Christine aka stine1’s Stock Photos on Alamy

I love notifications like this one:

Displate Commission Notification

I did a huge restart with Displate after closing my first account with only three sales a few years ago and have had my first “new” sale within a few weeks. I do hope that Christmas season will fire my sales some more. The payout limit is a bit bitchy… you have to reach $50 in commissions. In this case, I will need 13 sales of a size L metal poster to get the money paid out. Wish me luck 🥂💲✨👍

Curacao Houses by Christine aka stine1 on Displate

Curacao Houses by Christine aka stine1 on Displate

I had almost forgotten about OhMyPrints.com – a very European / Dutch centered print on demand shop for wall art. I had joined and uploaded some artwork a year ago and did not sell anything. Until now!

OhMyPrints is not as big as international companies like Society6 or Redbubble, but they are worth a look. One thing you have to consider though: You can upload texts/titles in English but it is also advised to also add German, French and Dutch. There is no automated translation when uploading. I tend to add German and English. The English version will be displayed in the Netherlands and France as well.

So this is the design I have sold to a hopefully happy customer in Germany, the green grey Santa Monica Pier:

Leinwand Santa Monica Pier - grün grau - Christine aka stine1 auf OhMyPrints

Leinwand Santa Monica Pier – grün grau – Christine aka stine1 auf OhMyPrints

Houzz is an American website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. This Facebook Group “Houzz Community for Print-On-Demand Artists and Sellers” is the perfect spot for designers and sellers of print-on-demand home decor or furniture to spread the word about your creations and offers. Print-on-demand websites include but are not limited to Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6, Artsadd, Redbubble and alike. Feel free to promote your finds and Houzz inspirational boards for others.

It is a closed group, might become public one day. Please take a look and join here:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/houzzpromo

Houzz is similar to Pinterest but strongly centered around furniture and home decor. It is free to use and easy to join.

Due to my summer hiatus during July, I am presenting my Cafepress sales a bit late. Please find a list of sold items for May, June and July:

Curacao Dusk Drawstring Bag

Curacao Dusk Drawstring Bag

Frosted Santa Monica Pier Picture Frame

Frosted Santa Monica Pier Picture Frame

The Baths BVI Sticker

The Baths BVI Sticker

Neuschwanstein Castle Round Ornament

Neuschwanstein Castle Round Ornament

LOVE Philadelphia Tote Bag

LOVE Philadelphia Tote Bag

LOVE Philadelphia 11 oz Ceramic Mug

LOVE Philadelphia 11 oz Ceramic Mug

I love Aruba Journal

I love Aruba Journal

LOVE Philadelphia Square Stickers

LOVE Philadelphia Square Stickers

Rockly Bay Tobago Rectangle Magnet

Rockly Bay Tobago Rectangle Magnet

Curacao Rainbow 11 oz Ceramic Mug

Curacao Rainbow 11 oz Ceramic Mug

 

Some comments about these sales:

I am very pleased to have already sold something with my rather new “Frosted Santa Monica Pier” design, since I had just uploaded it to severl POD websites.

The LOVE Philadelphia photo is by far the most popular design series on Cafepress.

It was a premier for the Rockly Bay photograph so sell on ANYTHING ANYWHERE. Hurray!

After a long vacation I am back on track blogging, designing and selling print on demand items. See below the souvenirs, trinkets and gift ideas I have sold on Zazzle during June and July of 2019:

In May 2019 I had three sales on EyeEm through Getty Images. I only earned a few cents though, no big hit.

EyeEm Sales May 2019

EyeEm Sales May 2019

 

Both photos are rather average and not outstanding memories from our Caribbean cruise a few years ago. But it seems that these unusual views are what customers are buying. Not the dream vacation white sandy beach with coconut palm tree and turquoise blue water. Nope… A view over an old marina on Isla Margarita and a view onto a harbour shot from the cruise ship with a crowd of tourists.

I wonder where I will find those images online… 🙂

Amazon Merch UK does not really work out well for me ever since that one Doctor Who related fangirl t-shirt has become outdated. In two months, I have only sold one t-shirt alone. Since I do have the new multi uploader, I will continue to create t-shirts for the UK but I am not expecting any wonders coming from the island. Maybe something Brexit related might help?

Hemophilia can't stop me! T-Shirt for Factor VIII Fighter

Hemophilia can’t stop me! T-Shirt for Factor VIII Fighter

April 2019 had a few Cafepress sales in store for me:

Curacao Dusk Drawstring Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Curacao Dusk Drawstring Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Blue Seattle Dark T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Blue Seattle Dark T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

The Baths Sticker Oval by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

The Baths Sticker Oval by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Light Girl's Tee by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Light Girl’s Tee by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Neuschwanstein Castle Round Ornament by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Neuschwanstein Castle Round Ornament by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Tote Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Tote Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Yellow Purple Neuschwanstein Castle Tote Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

Yellow Purple Neuschwanstein Castle Tote Bag by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Square Sticker 3

LOVE Square Sticker 3″ x 3″ by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Puzzle by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

LOVE Puzzle by Christine aka stine1 on Cafepress

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