October 18, 2012

Make money online with print on demand services


Hello Zazzlers and friends!

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Hello friends and Zazzlers!
I think you'll enjoy this postage! I have been doing well with Zazzle and there are still a lot of Zazzle products that I never even tried. I need to create a lot of new ones but life hasn't been easy on me for the last couple of months, so it has been a long time since I uploaded anything fresh to the store. This being said it's kind of a silly thing to dream about going elsewhere than Zazzle! At least for now. But next year I will try to sell some of my work via other POD sites.  I've been curious about POD oportunities available for some time, I've been collecting links and finally I made a list of some places where we can  sell designs, illustrations and photos online. This list is not finished work! For those unfamiliar with POD concept, POD  is a specialized custom product provider. POD offers  services and provide the product, you provide the content and with some talent, hard work and luck you'll make some money!

Some of these print-on-demand sites were already familiar to me - Cafe Press, Lulu, Spreadshirt, Imagekind. But I don't have a clue if they are running well or not, if it's easy to upload our art to it and if sales do happen or not. If by any chance you are familiar with any of these sites, please leave your opinion about it on comments field. It will be useful to me and other visitors. I think we can help each other a little by sharing information. I have an account on RedBubble but I never uploaded any work there. I can only share that I created a book with Blurb and it all went well. I downloaded the Blurb's software to my computer, it was easy to use and the book looked great when it arrived home. Do you have any experience to share?

1.At Lulu, it’s free to publish, and authors can create everything from hardcover books to eBooks, photo books to calendars. Authors keep all the rights to their works and retain 80 percent of the profit they set when their books sell. Lulu operates a global print network and provides worldwide distribution so that authors can reach readers just about anywhere, including on Amazon.com and the iBookstoreSM. If authors need any help along the way — with cover design, editing, formatting, marketing or the publishing process in general — their services team can provide expert assistance through a la carte offerings and bundled packages. 


2.MyGrafico is not POD but it's interesting and fun. Due to high volume of applications mygrafico only accept Designers with a creative portfolio and high drive for success and commitment. All mygrafico designers are SEMI-EXCLUSIVE , EXCLUSIVE or BRANDED EXCLUSIVE to Mygrafico and cannot sell on other competitor malls. Depending on the exclusivity type, designers may sell at their own website, stock sites like Istock, Dreamstime..etc or sites like Etsy, Zazzle and Cafepress under their own brand. Mygrafico is DIGITAL GRAPHICS store, We do not sell any physical kits, papers or scrapbook supplies. All products are digital and downloadable from your account page. Mygrafico is a unique design website offering variety of designer source files. Each Vendor is hand picked and provides high quality designs from cliparts to textile patterns, web templates to wedding invitations. 

3.With Blurb, you’ll find all the tools you need to make your own photo book, whether you’re making a personalized wedding album, cookbook, baby book, travel photo book, or fundraising book. Count on bookstore-quality printing and binding, and a range of choices from Hardcover photobooks to Softcover paperbacks in an array of trim sizes. Use any of Blurb free online book-making tools to create your own book. I have tried Blurb and it was awesome and easy to create a book.

4.FineArtAmerica.com has revolutionized the way that artwork is bought and sold around the world. With a few clicks, artists and photographers can upload their images to FineArtAmerica.com, set their prices, and instantly sell prints to a global audience of art collectors. Fine Art America fulfills each order on behalf of the artists - taking care of the printing, framing, matting, packaging, shipping, collecting payments from the buyers, and sending profits to the artists. Each print is manufactured at Fine Art America's production facility and delivered "ready-to-hang" with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

5.Shirtcity order options are flex print and flock print. Flex images seem to be incorporated directly into the fabric allowing for more flexibility and wash durability. If you are looking for something more fun and unique there is the flock option. Flock printing is a fuzzy, velvet material adhered to your chosen shirt. ShirtCity provides a wide range of clothing options and additional items. T-shirts, sweatshirts, track jackets, tank tops, shorts and hats can all be customized with your own creations or one of their pre-made designs.

6.At Spoonflower you can create, print and sell your own fabric, wallpaper and wall decals. Spoonflower's mission is to give people who make unique things with fabric greater power to express themselves and to make their work available to others.

7.A PropellShop is a web-based shop that contains personalized merchandise featuring your artwork, logo and/or photo. Using our simple online tools, just upload your artwork, choose which items to sell, and set pricing based on the profit you want. We do the rest - we host your shop, manufacture the products, ship them to your customers, and pay you your share of every sale. 


8.Imagekind - Serving as a community for professional artists to create and sell their work, Imagekind's goal is to develop a new online art experience that provides both consumers and artists with a new outlet for sharing, creating and buying art from digital files. Imagekind is the world’s first community to serve as a hybrid art gallery, photo-sharing service and a print-on-demand service. Sell giclee fine art prints of your artwork and photography to a global audience today. Simply upload your digital images and start selling your art online. Create your own work of art and frame your photos

9-Deconetwork - This is a more complex option, Wilcom DecoNetwork delivers the complete solution for any digital printer or embroiderer wanting to get online, a customizable website with t-shirt designer, e-commerce, order management system, affiliate system and much, much more. Inspired by the creative talents of custom decorators, DecoNetwork Pty Ltd is creating the global industry specific business platform “DecoNetwork” for screen printers, embroiderers, DTG printers, vinyl cutters, sublimation printers and the whole promotional products Industries. Quoting, order management, online self-service via unlimited numbers of completely configurable websites, in store self-service via touch-screen kiosk, design visualization, invoicing and payment receipting are but part of the DecoNetwork solution that secures the industry into a much more profitable future.

10.Printfection's merchandise marketing software includes all the tools you need to engage your audience in a fun, innovative way. Thereby significantly growing your brand. And because Printfection is a software company that just so happens to print t-shirts, their service functions like other web applications you already use. Printfection offers a wide array of brand-building tools: thank-you gift campaigns, social media giveaways, t-shirt fulfillment, customer loyalty programs, private employee stores, and more.

11.Spreadshirt is your creative platform for custom t-shirts and custom clothing. You can explore their easy to use T-Shirt Designer and make your own t-shirt or other personalized clothing products to spread your unique message. Design your own t-shirt by customizing your own text, design, or image on a variety of custom products, like hoodies, hats, or aprons. Spreadshirt has over 100 unique products for all your t-shirt printng and t-shirt design needs. You can also sell your custom t-shirts and other creations by signing up for a free t-shirt shop with Spreadshirt.

12. On Skreened you can get multiple free shops to sell your apparel designs, make money selling your designs, curate and promote other Skreened designs to earn additional commissions. 


13.MySoti is a place where designers can upload original artwork and turn it into awesome, real-life products for sale that mySoti print and ship out to customers worldwide. T-SHIRTS - they print customised and one-off T-shirts and clothing. ARTWORK- they print and build custom, one-off canvas artwork and exquisite giclee, poster prints. INTERIORS- they are the world's ONLY supplier of custom-printed, DIY lampshade kits.

14.Red Bubble is a diverse creative community and marketplace on the interlink. With artists and designers hailing from every corner of the globe, displaying eye opening talent, skill, passion and enthusiasm for all forms of creativity there really is no better place for you to get your artistic kicks. Redbubble offers many different products like T-Shirts, stickers, posters, iphone covers and more. A long time ago I opened an account at Redbubble but I never uploaded anything there.

15.INKtastic is a a family owned print on demand company that was founded in 2007 by Alan Dail, Angie Smith-Dail and Joyce Dail with the goal of offering quality products at affordable prices. The rule is simple "If we wouldn't buy it, we won't sell it."

16.Wordans is your one and only stop for unique custom products! They print your designs on brand name apparel that you love! Upload your own pictures, designs and graphics with text to create your own designer t-shirt. Choose from 1000’s of designs, tons of fonts and colors.Create your own online boutique, which is FREE, EASY & YOU MAKE MONEY!Be Creative, Customize Your Apparel. Print your design on dozens of styles from American Apparel, Alstyle, Bella, Gildan and Hanes, Coal Harbour, King Fashions, Oom and The Authentic t-shirt Company® brands.


17.Society6 - your artwork as a product here is easy, they say. All you have to do is post your artwork to make it immediately available for sale as a variety of products. When you sell a product, they produce it, package it and ship it for you, so that you can focus on making more art. Lots of products available: Art Prints, Framed Art Prints,Stretched Canvases, Stationery Cards,iPhone Hard Cases,Laptop & iPad Skins, iPhone & iPod Skins,Tote Bags and more.

18.CafePress - Choose from over 250+ customizable products, huge selection of apparel (including baby and maternity) and gift products like shower curtains or flip flops. They have ceramics, stationary, and gifts for home and office. They offer embroidery also,books and audio and video CDs
.. Plus find themed gear from major brands such as the Twilight Saga, American Idol, Star Trek, and more. You can also make your own personalized gifts with our easy design tool which allows you the ability to add photos, text, images, to even creating designs or logos from scratch. CafePress allows you to set up online shops for free where you can design and sell your own creatively designed merchandise. 

19.GCU-Greeting Card Universe is an ecommerce website dedicated to greeting cards (real paper greeting cards, as opposed to eCards). GCU is the largest greeting card store in the world with over 470,000 unique greeting cards and 4,400 artists. GCU offers cards for literally any occasion/event/holiday you can possibly think of. You can create grreting cards and sell it there. Greeting Card Universe (GCU) is a division of BigDates Solutions (BDS). BDS has been developing and marketing special occasion related technologies for 10 years. It licenses it's gift reminders platform to some of the largest online companies like 1800, Flowers, FTD, and more. BDS also owns and operates the largest Birthday app on Faceboock called Birthday Calendar with over 45 million users.


20.Comboutique - Comboutique.com allows anybody (Corporation or individual ) to create their online shops FOR FREE (without any hidden fees) and to sell their own products (t-shirt, bag, cap and more ...) over the Internet. Our powerfull tools will help you create the best products and our marketplace will manage for you the billing and customer support. Last but not least, our Promotional tools will help you make a big success out of your shops !

21.PrintShop - Printshop will create your online PrintShop with your designs and then print and despatch them for you. All you have to do is promote it and collect your royalty! There are no upfront costs and you can be up and running in 2 business days.This is what you get for free:Branded shop front - your PrintShop looks like your website, the customer service, lots of products to choose from, you can sell designs on any colour t-shirts, sell in pounds, dollars and euros...

22.LollyPins: this one is just for pins! Get your talents known world-wide, hassle free, and earn sweet cash all at the same time! Earn 15% on each button sold bearing your design and spend your earnings back in the store at double its value.

23.MagCloud: Whether you are creating an event program, work portfolio, organization newsletter, company brochure, product catalog or consumer magazine, MagCloud will distribute a single file as a professionally printed and bound publication, or digitally via a web browser, iPad app or PDF download. Lots of format choices from compact Digest size to large format Tabloid size. No minimum print runs, no upfront costs and printing as low as $.16 a page. They take your publication from upload to delivery in just three days.
Upload your content once and instantly publish in both print and digital format.


24.enGreet: By regsitering as an artist, you gain access to the Artist's portal where you can upload your cards, manage your inventory, and interact with other artists.When you're done registering, you'll be able to upload as many cards as you like. They will provide you with all of the resources you need to position your cards for success!Once your cards have been approved, sit back and relax as the enGreet marketing team brings customers to you.

25.CardGnome: Earn a royalty on each card sold, gain access to many card buyers. Card Gnome is a nice card store, and a writing desk, and a local post office all in one place. Personalize your card online and CardGnome will mail it for you.

26.Minted: Minted holds monthly design challenges for stationery, invitations, calendars, and other categories and all graphic designers are invited to enter. The Minted community selects the best designs in a highly competitive process, which gives us a top selection of the freshest, finest cards in the world. Winning designers earn cash prizes, a place in the Minted collection, and commissions on all sales of their designs.

27.DeviantART Printshop: wall art and art gifts, tshirts and gear are available through DeviantART print shop.

28.DeckPeck: Apply your custom designs too skate decks, snowboards, tshirts and more.

29.CreateSpace, a member of the Amazon group of companies, provides one of the easiest, fastest and most economical ways to self-publish and make your content available to millions of potential customers on Amazon.com and other channels. Media formats supported through CreateSpace include books, DVDs, CDs, video downloads and Amazon MP3s. Choose the do-it-yourself publishing option with no setup fees if you have print-ready PDFs or take advantage of professional book design, editing and marketing services if you're looking for more assistance.


30.ArtofWhere: ArtofWhere takes art off the walls and encourages you to customize your life. At ArtofWhere they believe that art should not only be something you hang on your walls, but also something you wear on your head, protect your phone with, and snuggle up to at night. Art should be affordable, represent your unique talents and style, and be useful day-to-day. Use their Design Labs to create hats, custom pillows, fabric and device covers or shop our store of items designed by amazing artists from all over the world. ArtofWhere is a community of artists and art-lovers.

31.GotArtworkGotArtwork.com is the premier online marketplace for helping artists sell print on demand copies of their artworks or to connect with collectors who want to buy art originals. Their interactive website is designed to bring together artists, art galleries, and fine art collectors by providing powerful online tools to all three groups.

32.Virtuous Planet is Christian owned and operated retailer. Similar sites promote abortion, sex, homosexuality and anti-Christian values. Even if you have good art, many Christians who see these other designs get offended and leave. Virtuous Planet strive for moral excellence, and their goal is to maintain a family-friendly atmosphere. Yes. If we are not Christian we can still join. We can make a store about dogs or any topic our choice. As long as we do not make fun of Jesus and we have art that fits with the site, we do not have to be a Christian to join. 

33.This is something different but pretty nice too. You can sell your products (real products) and products plans from Ponoko Showroom. You can also edit and mashup the product plans you download from Ponoko to sell something completely original. Just remember to abide by the designer's copyright license. Ponoko makes it simple for you to sell online with a place to get a free online storefront to promote items for sale, a range of original products and product plans to list in your store - created by you and others. Also marketing tools to promote your store. 

34. Estoremonster eStoremonster.com develops and provides free, easy-to-use tools, technology and social-networking functionality for Sellers – ranging from non-profit organizations, schools & corporations, to bloggers & artists – to create online Stores to successfully market & sell a variety of merchandise and apparel. “Powered by eStoremonster” means you have a trusted partner that prints, ships and delivers all of your merchandise, on-demand, to your customers. We’re located in Ontario, Canada, but our merchandise is often found travelling the globe to worldwide customers. We’re proud to offer Sellers a robust platform, a vibrant community and the friendliest customer services monsters on the Planet! Oh, and by the way, we share revenue better than our competitors.

35. TshirtShack: This is a unique custom T-Shirt community. You can design and purchase your custom t shirts, create products to sell on TShirtShack and even your own website. Easily promote your Shack on your Social Networks or Add our Designer to the website. They offer all the latest tools to help you Make Money and Showcase your Unique Ideas.

36. Creative Market : not exactly a POD but sort of interesting opportunity for designers. It's a site to buy and sell creative content with more control over the products you sell, including: a revenue split that favors the creators (keep 70% of each sale); no punishment for selling on your own site (or anywhere else); no frustrating review process every time you want to sell a new product; set your own prices. The site has tools you’ll need to track your sales, manage your shop, engage with your customers, and handle support - all in one spot.

37. FotomotoFotomoto is a print-on-demand e-commerce widget that integrates seamlessly into your existing website.The market for image-imprinted products is growing, and Fotomoto is growing with it. 

38 - ArtsCow With designers help, Artscow hope to make the contents of the site more fruitful so users can find suitable templates and make great creations by simply editing various parts of the templates and uploading their own photos. They cordially invite artists  to start creating templates and to further maximize potential sales commission, Artscow will be adding these templates on each product description page.


39. LogoSoftWear It's easy to create your own custom shirt store using the tools provided in Share and Sell service. Share and Sell allows you to create custom shirt stores and sell custom shirt designs. It is completely free to open your custom shirt store. Design your own custom shirt in our Online Designer and add it directly to your custom shirt store. You can populate your custom shirt store with a magnitude of items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, jackets, polos, jerseys, jackets, uniforms, caps and more! Selling custom shirt with your name/logo and opening your own custom online store has never been easier!

40. DenyDesigns - Based in Denver, Colorado, DENY Designs is a modern, think-outside-the-box home furnishings company. DENY empowers its customers to transform dull, everyday household accessories into fun and original statement pieces by adding a personal image or selecting artwork from the DENY Art Gallery. With each purchase from the Gallery, our team of talented artists earn part of the proceeds, enabling DENY to support art communities all over the world while also spreading the creative love! From custom furniture pieces to textiles, if it’s in the home décor category, DENY puts its own unique spin on it!

41.KessinHouse - Want to share your artwork with people all over the world? Let KESS be your canvas! Apply now!

4 comments:

  1. Great blog and useful post! Thanks for coming over from POD Information Exchange. I'm glad to meet you and to share our common interests!

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  2. Thanks for all the great info! I have heard of only about half of the sites you mention so I will have to check the othes out.

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  3. This is a great list, Belinha!! Thank you so very much for creating and then sharing it!!

    ~ Diane Clancy
    http://DianeClancy.com/blog

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