So much for not wanting to be on the pc a lot.
Alright, I'm still trying not to do too much, I just sucked at it yesterday.
You know I create designs sometimes, right? I try to sell them on products, just as I try to sell my pictures. So far, the designs win, but I still don't really sell much at all. I know I basically only have a shot at selling more by advertising, but here's where the problem comes in with that: If I put up an add and it sends people straight to either Redbubble or Vida (where I sell my stuff), they could very easily stray from my products towards other artists, which would mean I don't earn a thing.
So, I have a couple of ideas how to either fix that and/or profit from it.
First, I signed up for their affiliate programs. Even if people stray to other artists through my links, I'll still earn commission for a sale. Signups are currently still pending, so I'm not sure if this will work out yet, but here's to hoping.
Second, and this is a big and long-term one, I want to create a site that neatly displays only my designs when browsing through products. I'll point adds towards this site, on which I will show screenshots I take from my shops and I will (hopefully) share my affiliate links towards the product's page on Vida/Redbubble. This way, I could earn double for the sales that originate from my own site.
I'm still working out the whole site setup in my head, but most ideas have formed by now. I'm going to create this site using a free Wordpress blog. One issue with that is that its editors are kind of annoying. When I switch between the HTML editor and the actual 'view' editor, sometimes my complete HTML code is removed. Not a good thing when I want to work with tables. I'll have to work through Notepad and just copy/paste to keep my HTML safe.
Another thing I have to keep in mind is that the images I share there all have to look alike. Taking screenshots won't really work well enough for that on its own, but with a little help from Photoshop and the things I've learned there yesterday, I'll be able to create uniform pictures (though the Vida ones will look different than the Redbubble ones).
Aside from working on those things, I've also been learning a thing or two in Photoshop and I've created more designs for my Vida shop. I haven't uploaded all of them there yet, because uploading products there takes a loooong loooong time. Displaying one design on all of the products that fit it takes me 20-30 minutes, including the waiting time my crappy internet connection adds.
These are some designs from yesterday I am most proud of:
They are available on a variety of products, including canvas, but the canvas prints at Vida do cost quite a lot. Many other products can be bought with quite a nice discount today though. I think they have discounts quite often, though I'll admit I haven't paid attention to the sales a lot.
Anyway, for now I'm mostly just waiting for my affiliate applications to (hopefully) be approved. I'm putting off starting on my site, because of all of the work it'll take. I did already create it though and set up the initial page. It's in private mode for now, until I manage to get some content up and running.
Well hey, if I get bored, I can always upload more designs to Vida. That'll fill the day quite easily!
I'll try to not be on the pc too much for today though. I'll have plenty to do once the affiliate applications have been reviewed.
Oh, I should also show you my one and only product that sells on Vida sometime soon! It's a pillow and at this time 13 pieces of it have been sold!
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