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I have been extremely inactive on both Printalloverme (PAOM) and CowCow in over one year and now I would like to make it official: I owe to not add any new designs to these two print-on-demand websites anymore.

The reason is probably pretty understandable: Sales and earnings are not worth it. Period.

While the number of sales on CowCow is still ok (some months I have 20, some months I have 0), the earnings are cents.

On PAOM, I have one sale every few months. Given their really TEDIOUS process of cerating new products, it is simply horrible.

My already designed products will stay online, so will my shops and accounts. I will even try to integrate them into my Polyvore sets where suitable but do not expect new things to arrive.

How are these two sites working for you?

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October 2015 had a huge surprise for me in store. My sales on CowCow exploded! I have no idea why it came this sudden after two years with one or two sales per year but now I am starting to see the light. CowCow is starting to pay off although the royalty percentage is extremely small. I usually earn 10 to 20 CENTS per sale through CowCow.com and $1 to $2 when selling something in my own CowCow shop. But hey, better small cents than no cents at all!

Let me present my CowCow sales from October 2015 for you. Be warned, the list is rather long!

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Nokia Lumia 630 Hardshell Case

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Nokia Lumia 630 Hardshell Case

Turquoise Santa Monica Pier Spiderweb Coin Change Purse

Turquoise Santa Monica Pier Spiderweb Coin Change Purse

Sparkling Pink Santa Monica Pier Handbag Mirror (2.25

Sparkling Pink Santa Monica Pier Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

Bokeh Hearts Santa Monica Pier Handbag Mirror (2.25

Bokeh Hearts Santa Monica Pier Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

Rainbow over Willemstad Curacao Handbag Mirror (2.25

Rainbow over Willemstad Curacao Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

Amberg in Bavaria Handbag Mirror (2.25

Amberg in Bavaria Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

New York City at Night Handbag Mirror (2.25

New York City at Night Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

Caribbean Dreaming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Case (Color)

Caribbean Dreaming Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Case (Color)

Caribbean Blue 2.25

Caribbean Blue 2.25″ Handbag Mirrors

Caribbean Dreaming HTC One M7 Hardshell Case

Caribbean Dreaming HTC One M7 Hardshell Case

Lush Green Forest Apple iPhone 5C Soft Edge Hardshell Case

Lush Green Forest Apple iPhone 5C Soft Edge Hardshell Case

Swirly Blue Neon Rose Handbag Mirror (2.25

Swirly Blue Neon Rose Handbag Mirror (2.25″)

Bokeh Hearts Santa Monica Pier Samsung Galaxy S6310 Hardshell Case

Bokeh Hearts Santa Monica Pier Samsung Galaxy S6310 Hardshell Case

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Apple iPhone 6 Black Enamel Case

Isla Saona Caribbean Paradise Beach Apple iPhone 6 Black Enamel Case

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree Medium Glasses Cloth

Abstract Rainbow Palm Tree Medium Glasses Cloth

Seashell on Caribbean Beach Sleeping Mask

Seashell on Caribbean Beach Sleeping Mask

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After 4 months of no sales (not a surprise), I was able to sell 4 smartphone cases on CowCow. I am wondering why smartphone cases and nothing else? And the earnings are pretty ridiculous, depending on the model I have earned $0.10 to $0.77 – yes, that’s not a mistake, that’s CENTS! Anyway, here are the four cases I have sold on CowCow during September 2015:

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas Apple iPhone 5C Seamless Case (White)

Santa Monica Pier green grey Canvas Apple iPhone 5C Seamless Case (White)

During May 2015, I had my THIRD ever sale on Cowcow in my active 2 years and guess what I have earned with this surprise?

10 CENTS! Cowcow really is a disappointment to me!

Red Black-eyed Susans Face Towel by Stineshop on Cowcow

Red Black-eyed Susans Face Towel by Stineshop on Cowcow

I had one sale in February 2014 and one sale in February 2015 *lol* One sale per year is not really something I am happy about especially since the royalty earning is very small but maybe I will get a payment one day. So, may I present my CowCow sale from February 2015:

Monochrome and Yellow Black-eyed Susans LG G2 Hardshell Case

Monochrome and Yellow Black-eyed Susans LG G2 Hardshell Case

Over 1 year ago I had signed up with Cowcow.com – one of many print-on-demand websites out there that let you open a shop, upload your designs and sell your products. Within this year, I have uploaded over 100 of my best photos and digital art and guess what? I had ONE sale. Yes, ONE.

Ok, creating products with your designs is pretty easy (once you understand how it is working). You upload your photo and add title, description and tags and are done within a minute. So I had thought this might be a really great site – not much time invested, not much money earned (the royalty is less than with other sites) BUT if products do sell regularly you could still earn a quick buck. But that is not the case with Cowcow and me.

My shop can be found here: http://www.cowcow.com/stineshop

As you can see it is pretty much a mess and I did not find out how to organize it better.

By the way this is my sales report:

Cowcow Sales Report

Cowcow Sales Report

Pretty depressing if you ask me. I an contemplating to not add any more designs to Cowcow. Do you have any experience with this POD website that you would like to share with us?

I’d like to present my most popular photo edit which is not only available on MANY products from Zazzle but also from a lot of other POD websites. I’d like to present the most beautiful products for you, maybe you like it too 🙂

#330133 Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles - buy as art prints, canvas prints or other formats from Photo4Me

#330133 Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles – buy as art prints, canvas prints or other formats from Photo4Me

Photo4Me let’s you create wonderful wall art, mainly posters, canvas prints or acrylic prints. I have not yet sold anything on there and they only let you upload 1 file every 24 hours so it’s a slow earner.

Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles Photo Edit Shirt from Printallover.me

Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles Photo Edit Shirt from Printallover.me

Printallover.me is a very interesting site. It’s speciality are all over prints, which you can see on this t-shirt. They also feature canvas bags, pillows, shirts, dresses and even curtains! My account over there is also pretty new, no sales yet.

Grey Sparkling Santa Monica Pier Sport Metal Watch on Cowcow.com

Grey Sparkling Santa Monica Pier Sport Metal Watch on Cowcow.com

On Cowcow.com I already had one small sale which is not too bad. They have a gazillion of products to add your photos to and very low prices. Quality is not the best with all of them but I can’t find many bad reviews.

Sparkling grey Santa Monica Pier Framed Art Print from Society6.com

Sparkling grey Santa Monica Pier Framed Art Print from Society6.com

Society6.com does have beautiful art prints and the usual alternatives (canvas print, tote bags, pillows, wall clocks). Their latest products are rugs and shower curtains but you need huge photos for them. I am waiting on my first sale there, too.

Sparkling Grey Santa Monica Pier Greeting Card from RedBubble

Sparkling Grey Santa Monica Pier Greeting Card from RedBubble

RedBubble features posters, greeting cards, the usual art prints, laptop and smartphones cases and various t-shirts and alike.

Zazzle is still my best earning pod website, and this postcard is my most popular item. I am selling it on a very regular basis and am happy about every sale.

 

I am also pretty new on Cafepress and have not yet sold very much. I think they offer a good variety of products, definitely more than you can find on Zazzle. And the quality is better than on Cowcow.com. Would love to see you over there 🙂

I have also created a Pinterest board for this design:

Santa Monica Pier Grey Sparkles Photo Edit

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