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My friend Lucia does need some TLC over on TeePublic. She has many different designs but is struggling with selling them. I am trying to help her and maybe you could find a minute to visit her store and maybe share one piece of artwork? Thank you very much advance, I will try to return favors, leave some helpful links in a comment – I will share them!

LuciArt on TeePublic

Four Wheels Move Your Body, Two Wheels Move Your Soul Magnet Cycling Lover Magnet  Designed and Sold by Lucia

Four Wheels Move Your Body, Two Wheels Move Your Soul Magnet Cycling Lover Magnet Designed and Sold by Lucia

Animal Spirit Weasel T-Shirt Shamanic Weasel T-Shirt  Designed and Sold by Lucia

Animal Spirit Weasel T-Shirt Shamanic Weasel T-Shirt Designed and Sold by Lucia

Bunny Love Mask  Designed and Sold by Lucia

Bunny Love Mask Designed and Sold by Lucia

Dear Puzzlers,
Dear POD Artists,

You do know I LOVE sharing new print on demand opportunities with you and who on this planet does not love to either solve or sell (I myself hate solving puzzles 😂) puzzles? A few days ago I literally stumbled upon the Ravensburger Puzzle World by German puzzle manufacturer Ravensburger – a really renowned company in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

They have started their own print on demand service embedded in their community for puzzlers where everyone may upload their own photos and graphics to be either solved online for free by other members or to be printed and shipped within Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

At first, I was THRILLED! I mean it’s Ravensburger! It’s huge, it’s THE puzzle company in my area. The puzzles might even be sold in retail, who knows! And they promised an “attractive royalty” which got me hooked right away. Off I was, created a free account and uploaded 5 of my photos to test them. One of the five did not pass their quality test – god knows why. Four had made it and are available.

But on the next day I tried to find out what exactly was their promised “attractive royalty”. At first, I found out it was 5% of the puzzle’s sale price. Ok, that’s a fair amount. But then I dug deeper to look for information on how they would pay me. I mean, bank transfer or Paypal?

The information was hidden really really really deep and I started to wonder… until I found it and what I read was NOT pleasant at all!

You will be paid in points… puzzle points that can be redeemed in their own online shop… for puzzles… ARRGGGHHH! Not exactly what I had expected…

So here I am, with four uploaded photos to test the service and I will probably not upload any more. Unless these four will sell so often that I can get gazillions of free puzzles per year – which is slightly unlikely to ever happen…

At this point I cannot recommend Ravensburger Puzzle World to pod artists / designers for earning money with them. It might be a nice idea to order a puzzle with your own photo to brag that it’s a Ravensburger puzzle… who knows…

Oh my gosh, it was such a GREAT idea to finally upload something into my newly created TeePublic account! I have sold a few items already, I do recommend them for any print on demand designer!

Baltimore’s Inner Harbor and World Trade Center Sticker Designed and Sold by Christine aka stine1

Funny Coffee Haiku for Mornings white Typography Mask Coffee Lover Gift Mask Designed and Sold by Christine aka stine1

Funny Coffee Haiku for Mornings white Typography Mask Coffee Lover Gift Mask Designed and Sold by Christine aka stine1

Yay, I have found another new (at least for me) print on demand website where you can upload your designs and photos and they sell products not only on their own website but also on some others. I have yet to find out where exactly, it’s all rather vague.

Anyway, the first pieces are up and available to customers, I will keep you updated on any sales coming in. Let’s hope the best 💲💲💲

Christine aka stine1 on Noir Gallery

Christine aka stine1 on Noir Gallery

I finally have the proof how to skyrocket your sales on Society6 and it’s the theory I have been testing on and off for quite some time. Actually, I tried to do this since I had started with Society6 back in 2014.

Are you ready for this unveiling?

Are you ready to invest a few minutes daily to increase your earnings?

Yes, of course you do need some investment. But you do NOT (I repeat NOT!) invest any money! You do not need to pay for advertising, you do not need how to use Facebook ads, you just need a few minutes of your time. Works best if you try to do this daily!

The key are the promotions 💖 and I can finally present you some proof!

Selling your art on Society6 has always been hard – as it is with every print on demand website, to be honest. You need to get exposure for your art and products, you need your designs to get ranked high in search results. Ugh… you can have the BEST designs, photos and artwork in the world. They are rather useless with no one seeing them.

Let’s take a look at the first screenshot and let me explain what we see:

On this screenshot you can see my sold items from September to December 2019. It is not zero but it is not really good either. One sale in December, November and October each. I did do lots of pinning to Pinterest during that time because hey, Q4 should mean increased sales due to Christmas… well, as you can see social media like Pinterest did not really help me. One sale per month is not worth the hassle.

But can you see September? 4 sales during that month – what happened? What did I do differently? I can tell you: During September 2019, I concentrated on exchanging hearts (promotions) on Society6 with my favourite Facebook group.

You post a link (use your curator link!) to the group and receive promotions and sometimes even comments from the other group members. And then it is VITAL to return the favour! Give and take! You can also comment to other people’s posts after promoting them – with your design link added to get the favour returned. Receive 15 hearts (comments count, too!) to get your work added to the public Society6 search engine and to receive a chance to be added to Houzz where it can find more potential buyers.

During January 2020, I did not do much promotion of any kind and I had zero sales. I was dumbfounded and had to change that. I made February 2020 my “Society6 promotion month”. I exchanged hearts almost daily, I worked my Facebook group a$$ off and guess what? Let’s take a look at the result:

BAM! $33 in total and we still have a few hours to go 😉

So if you are really looking for tips and advice how to use social media to increase your Society6 earnings, this is all you need! Join our Society6 sharing group and exchange hearts with us 💖

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