I've been trying out various print-on-demand services to sell my art through, and I've gotten the chance to try out a few different popular services. I recently wrote a blog post about which of these platforms is best for artists, in my opinion. So I'll be approaching this review from not only a buyer's standpoint,... Continue Reading →
Affiliate marketing is nothing new to the world of E-Commerce, but you may be new to the world of affiliate marketing. You may be overwhelmed by the myriad of different options you have to share services that people would like, on many different platforms such as social media, blogs, and paid advertisements. But which way... Continue Reading →
It's been a long, unusual road for me in the five years of my post-college artistic career. I still hate graphic design, and my day job has nothing to do with it (office work in a theater), but I do still use Photoshop, Illustrator, and my design skills regularly in my artistic work, even though my focus is on illustration and hand-painted masks. In my quest to make my art available for people to purchase, I have been exploring various Print-on-Demand/Drop Shipping services to offer my artwork not just as prints, but on mugs, shirts, and more. This format doesn't require you to store or pay for inventory, which can help keep startup costs down, and allows you to test the popularity of a wide range of products, and easily scale up as your designs become more popular. They also take care of payment processing and hosting in most cases. One of the best print on demand services I have tried is Printful, which integrates with Etsy, BigCartel, Shopify, Amazon, and more.
If you have a blog or social media, you may have wondered how you can use it to make money. One way that many people make their living online is through affiliate referral links. Basically, you recommend products and services to your audience, and when they buy - YOU get a cut of the profits! This can be a great way to make some extra spending money, but some people have mastered the art of affiliate marketing and are able to travel the world just off the money they make from their social media accounts! Sound like a good idea? Read on!
Follow me on Instagram @TenthousandUnicorns Over the past few years my immediate family has spread itself across the country: originally we all lived in central Illinois, and I moved to Chicago for school (and stayed), my parents moved to Florida to retire, and my brother has moved around the state a few times for work... Continue Reading →