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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…

And the second new print on demand website I have found this month is MiPic. It’s a British service, let’s see how they will cope with Brexit 😉

What I like about them is the really nice social sharing possibilities. I have uploaded a few designs and am waiting for the first sale now. I will keep you posted, as always.

Christine aka stine1 on MiPic

Christine aka stine1 on MiPic

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

My sales on theKase have dropped this summer significally so I will sum a few months up. Let me show you my sales from July, August, September and October 2015 so that you can see the decrease. I have also not added more designs because all of them get denied and I am tired of writing to support to get them added with a “sorry” from them telling me they are restructuring their site and overthinking their design policies. How many months do you have to reconsider?

Christine aka stine1 on theKase - Sales from July 2015

Christine aka stine1 on theKase – Sales from July 2015

 

Christine aka stine1 on theKase - Sales from August 2015

Christine aka stine1 on theKase – Sales from August 2015

 

Christine aka stine1 on theKase - Sales from September 2015

Christine aka stine1 on theKase – Sales from September 2015

 

Christine aka stine1 on theKase - Sales from October 2015

Christine aka stine1 on theKase – Sales from October 2015

Overall, I am getting pretty discouraged with my sales and hope I will make it to a second cashout sometime soon. €100 is a lot to achieve with only a few sales per month.

Fruitfish is my latest adventure in testing POD (print-on-demand) websites. They are Taiwanese and I hope this will open up a new target group and market for my designs and photos. Creating products is pretty easy, it takes about as long as uploading all the different sizes for Society6.

Please check out my products here:

http://fruitfish.tw

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