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About two months ago, Society6 offered free international shipping and a few dollars off their products. I could not resist and order another coffee mug (the three mugs I had ordered for Christmas 2014 came as a puzzle due to poor packaging), a tote bag with their all over print and a comfy blanket.

They sent the mug separately and it arrived within 2 weeks without any problems or extra fees for customs. It was also very well wrapped in bubble foil and therefore arrived safely.

I have ordered this design:

Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors 11oz Coffee Mug by Christine Aka Stine1

Santa Monica Pier Bursting Colors 11oz Coffee Mug by Christine Aka Stine1

It’s one of my own very colorful Santa Monica Pier photo edits ๐Ÿ™‚

And this is the new mug with its first coffee:

Santa Monica Pier Society6 Coffee Mug

Santa Monica Pier Society6 Coffee Mug

The quality is good, the print is excellent and shiny. There was a little greenish spot on the rim – you can see it in the photo – that I had to rub away. Probably just some color. I really love this mug and how it came out. Regular price is $15, I got it for $11.25 since its my own design and I won’t earn royalty from it ๐Ÿ™‚

December 2015 has been my BEST month so far with Cafepress! Due to all the Christmas shopping, I had a total of 26 sales and earned about $45. Woohoo! This is a breakthrough, especially since Zazzle had been disappointing during Christmas season 2015 ๐Ÿ™‚

Since Cafepress’ embedded code is still not working, I will continue to post screenshot of my sales along with links to my profile page where you can take a look at all designs and products:

My Cafepress Sales December 2015

My Cafepress Sales December 2015

During November 2015, I had 7 successful sales on Cafepress. Not the best month but definitely a good month! But since Cafepress recently has made changes to their embed code, I will have to put up a screenshot of my sales and a link to my designs since I do not have the time to link to each and every product. I am sorry – a support ticket has been filed ๐Ÿ™‚

 

Cafepress Sales November 2015

Cafepress Sales November 2015

During September 2015, I had three sales on Society6:

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Scenic Beach at The Baths on Virgin Gorda, BVI Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

 

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Sparkling pink Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6 (sold twice)

Three sales are not much but better than nothing. I can’t really complain and I am pretty happy to have sold wall tapestries ๐Ÿ™‚

 

These are my sales on Cafepress from September 2015. It was another relatively great month for me ๐Ÿ™‚


LOVE T-Shirt

LOVE T-Shirt

by
stine1

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LOVE T-Shirt

LOVE T-Shirt

by
stine1

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&
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The Baths T-Shirt

The Baths T-Shirt

by
stine1

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Caribbean Collage Mugs

Caribbean Collage Mugs

by
stine1

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&
unique gifts at CafePress

Two items are 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

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.

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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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. โ‚ฌ100 is a lot to achieve with only a few sales per month.

During May 2015, I was able to sell one photographic print on Redbubble:

Santa Monica Pier Green Orange Photographic Print Redbubble

Santa Monica Pier Green Orange Photographic Print on Redbubble

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