I just had this idea for a blog post that focusses on one of the fundamental topics of my blog. With all these AI Art images and videos I tend to forget about the original earning with print on demand vibe.
So, who would like to check out my “naughty and nice list” of my print on demand websites? Naughty does mean “no earnings in 2022” and nice will mean “ka-ching” 😍
The following sites do not come in any specific order, it’s not a ranking apart from being on the naughty or nice list. I will not write down detailled earnings, I might give a hint or two and I might even babble a bit about what kind of products or designs sold best.
NAUGHTY LIST – will not get updated until further notice
Ok, this might not be 100% fair since I started with them only a few months ago but to be honest: I had high expectations… and dreams… and hopes…. and zero sales with a shop full of pretty fashion items 😥 A little bit of hope is still left and I cross my fingers for some sales in 2023 to push this onto the nice list!
Calvendo is a German based publisher focussing on calendars with some puzzles and wall art for the best images. A few years ago (pre-covid) I had a few sales per year from my “Caribbean Cruise Ships” calendar but that had stopped in 2020 😣 I had re-discovered their site and have created a few AI Art calendars for 2023 that I do hope will sell in December 2022 and January 2023. If not, Calvendo will probably stay on the naughty list for a few more years…
I had not uploaded much and had forgotten about this for over one year (or even longer) and have given them a second chance now with uploading some AI Art images. No sale yet, I will keep you updated.
Unsteady earner. I have no idea why but there are many months in a year with no sales at all and then there are a few months where I sell a few things. I have no idea why…
Redbubble is one of my slowest earners, I never seem to hit a trend and sell anything more than once. Mainly a few stickers here and there… not really worth my time but then I don’t want to stop uploading *sigh*
One of my favourites, a very steady and rather good earner but I will not get rich with it.
Displate is a bit like Redbubble… I am always hoping for sales but I might sell only 3 or 4 a year. They only sell metal posters as far as I know, so there is not much potential for selling a huge variety of products. In 2022, I had received my first payment after I have no idea how many years.
If you really read my blog post you whould wonder “This is NOT a print on demand website???” but hey, it’s one of my best earners 😁
- Amazon Merch on Demand
Slow but steady and I am still hoping for hitting a trend so that my earnings might skyrocket….
This one is also a smaller earner and there are months I don’t sell anything but it is slightly better than Redbubble.
Well, in 2020 and 2021 I did earn quite much with textile masks selling like crazy. I had two very popular designs but now the sales are very small. Uploading designs is rather quick though and I do hope that sales will increase soon.
Another small earner that I had totally forgotten about in the last 2 or 3 months. I have started to upload again to test some AI Art, so please kepp your fingers crossed.
So, how does your naughty and nice list look?
P.S: I was too lazy to check Cafepress for any recent sales. I do believe they should be on the naughty list… have not gotten any payment since I have no idea…
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This is great info.. I was wondering how you’ve been doing on the sales.. 🙂 My roommate might start getting into POD as he is not employed and has been asking me for a list .. you have compiled a good one.
I just started with the AI stuff and also and hoping for increase in sales.. good to see you had some in S6- uploading to them is my next step. I haven’t uploaded there in a bout a year or so. last sale was in July. put a few things on Redbubble – not sure what sells there.. still plugging away at Z- best earner for me too. Love the ease of customizing designs, Layering, Mirror image (extension) and even being able to flip the image to fit a product better.