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But There's So Many Websites!
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If you are anything like me, you want to make more money without heaps of hard work. A set-it-and-forget-it sort of deal. Well, print-on-demand websites might just be the thing to scratch your passive income itch! Simply upload your amazing artwork, and these lovely sites will handle almost everything else, from manufacturing to shipping. Some even do great advertising work for you, giving you even MORE time to just put your feet up and bask in those cheques rolling in.
Tell me about it! I currently have uploaded art to at least 5 different print-on-demand websites, with widely varying degrees of monetary success. The truth is, it's probably better to focus on uploading to just one or two sites, as you do need to put in the effort to make sure your artwork suits the particular dimensions and formats that each site handles differently.
So Tell Me Who To Use!
I'll do you one better. I've installed a super helpful browser extension called Keywords Everywhere, that tells you important info about browser searches, like the Search Volume (the average amount of searches for that keyword phrase per month over the last 12 months), the Cost per Click (the amount that advertisers are paying for 1 click of this keyword in Google adwords), and Competition (a gauge of the number of advertisers that are running ads on Google adwords for this specific keyword). We are gonna mainly consider the Search Volume for this article, because we are concerned with what users are doing.
I've researched 11 of the most popular Print-On-Demand websites around (as at July 2019), and have compared the Search Volume for their name in Google. We can use this info to see which site is getting searched for the most... which means more eyeballs on the site, and potentially more sales for you!
Take all this info with a grain of salt. Make sure the aesthetic of the site suits what artwork you want to upload. And have fun!
At the bottom of our list we have SunFrog, bringing in a paltry 12,100 searches per month.
TeeFury comes in tenth place with 33,100 searches per month.
Next on the list is Teespring, which gets 48,000 searches per month
In 8th place is a store I have some big love for, Threadless. At 60,500 searches per month they're doing alright. Got to say I love the design competitions they have running all the time because they're a great idea and creativity generator!
Number seven, with an appropriate 77,000 searches per month, is Society6. One thing I really love about this site is the weird and wonderful range of products they have. Where else can you get a custom printed credenza?
Following the trend of 'print on demand sites must have a tshirt in the title' is Teepublic, with its solid 90,500 searches per month.
Now we're into our top five, peoples! Here's the ones you really need to consider. At number 5 we have Design By Humans with 90,500 searches per month.
At 110,000 searches per month, CafePress proves that a company that started in the last century can still kill it in the 21st Century.
Bronze medalist in this countdown is Spreadshirt with a beefy 301,000 searches per month.
Second place goes to Zazzle's impressive 368,000 searches per month. I've used Zazzle a bit, and found it harder to manage than the following site...
Sound the trumpets! Launch the confetti rockets! Redbubble is our winner with 1,220,000 searches per month. One point two million! That's gotta be a lot of eyeballs on your art! I'm glad this research confirms my suspicions, that I'm totally using the right site for me and my artwork to get exposure. Redbubble's advertising is everywhere, their upload process is as smooth as butter, and I'm making good money from product sales.
Has this article shook the foundations of your beliefs in your current print-on-demand website? Do you use a site unmentioned here that deserves more loving? Leave a big old comment below!
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