Archive for November, 2015


For the third time in my Society6 life, one of my new designs has made it to their frontpage over night and earlier today and YEAH, I am proud of it 🙂

Here is a screenshot as proof (yes, I am so proud I keep them all just to brag and remind me of my small success *g*):

A click on the screenshot or on the link beneath it will bring you to my “Rainy Day in NYC” travel mug with various other products to choose from, e.g. art print, canvas print, pillow, tote bag, allover print t-shirt or regular t-shirts, regular coffee cup, wall tapestry and so on. Why not check it out yourself? 🙂

July 2015 was a pretty good month on Cafepress for me, I have sold the following 7 products:


Pillow Case

Pillow Case

by
stine1
Find more accessories
&
unique gifts at CafePress


The Baths T-Shirt

The Baths T-Shirt

by
stine1
Find more tops
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE Bib

LOVE Bib

by
stine1
Find more baby
&
unique gifts at CafePress


LOVE Sticker

LOVE Sticker

by
stine1
Find more auto
&
unique gifts at CafePress

One product is not available anymore 😦

During July 2015, I was able to sell quite a few designs on GrabYourDesign (GYD). Some of them sold more than once and unfortunately, I do not know what kind of product I have sold with my design. It could be any smartphone case, flip flops, mouse pads or whatever they have to offer.

So here is a rough list of my sales all with the standard iPhone 6 case 🙂

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Floral Eiffel Tower

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Floral Eiffel Tower

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Vintage Hockenheimring

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Vintage Hockenheimring

 

 Case for Iphone 6/6S - Golden Gate Bridge - by Christine aka stine1 Case for Iphone 6/6S - Golden Gate Bridge


Case for Iphone 6/6S – Golden Gate Bridge

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Canada Coat of Arms

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Canada Coat of Arms

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Vintage Eiffel Tower

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Vintage Eiffel Tower

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Pink Bougainvillea

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Pink Bougainvillea

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Turquoise Ice Rose

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Turquoise Ice Rose

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Purple Seattle Panorama

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Purple Seattle Panorama

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Caribbean Pier

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Caribbean Pier

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Statue of Liberty

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Statue of Liberty

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Caribbean Lighthouse

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Caribbean Lighthouse

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Rainbow Palm Tree

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Rainbow Palm Tree

 

Case for Iphone 6/6S - Penguin under Water

Case for Iphone 6/6S – Penguin under Water

What I absolutely love about GrabYourDesign is the quick and easy design process. You do not have to do much and your artwork is added to their products in seconds (ok, 1 minute *g*). After having problems with Chinese copy cats on the infamous Amazon Marketplace, they had removed their products from Amazon a few weeks ago and are now back on Amazon with added security. They even forbid right clicks on their own website and make sure to add a watermark to their product pictures. Well done, GYD! I have also received my first cash out this fall and am very, very happy with them! I can totally recommed this print on demand website for beginners, it is the easiest I know (apart from Redbubble) but does deliver a good amount of sales (different to Redbubble which is more than frustrating!). If you are not yet selling your designs there, please join and have fun while earning 🙂

I have no idea what happened to this year’s Christmas gift shopping season online, but my sales on all print on demand websites are a huge disappointment so far – on all websites.

No matter whether it’s Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6 or all the others, sales are way behind 2014 and not at all typical for Christmas season. The sales are even lower than the average of all months before. What has happened?

Is it Google’s Panda update? Is it Zazzle’s new zRank feature and the fact that many older products do get removed from the marketplace (the 180 day rule)? Then why does it also affect Cafepress and Society6?

Cafepress has decreased their product variety as they are financially struggling and had sorted out less popular products. Society6 has changed the way customers get search results presented – showing less results than before.

But could these changes really be the only reasons?

I’d love to hear from you how you are doing. Yes, it’s only the middle of November but would this be a “normal” Christmas time, sales would be skyrocketing and now I am trying to get to the cash out limit on Zazzle??? Haven’t been struggling since March!

After my first sale in March 2015, I had two more sales (both t-shirts) in August 2015 on Design By Humans (DBH).

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Design by Humans

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Design by Humans

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree T-Shirt by Christine aks stine1 on Design By Humans

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree T-Shirt by Christine aks stine1 on Design By Humans

 

I do not yet sell much on DBH but I really hope I can increase my sales.

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