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4 Tricks to Make Money on Redbubble

by Ryan Adams 2 years ago in how to
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A guide for newcomers

4 Tricks to Make Money on Redbubble
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If your looking to make money on Redbubble than this guide is for you. In case you are unaware of what Redbubble is, it is a global online marketplace for print-on-demand products based on user-submitted artwork.


How to Sell on Redbubble

How to Get Found

How to Make Sales

Mistakes to Avoid

How to Sell on Redbubble

Every great product starts with uploading some artwork. Artwork should ideally be transparent .png file and applied to all 60 potential products. Once you have chosen your artwork and successfully uploaded it set the background color and default product colors, as well as adjusting the positioning of your artwork on the products you want. If there are products you don't want click the ‘+ disabled’ button or click it again to turn it green to ‘enable’ the product to show on your store.

The title you choose should include buzz words of most commonly searched words for that product and design. Its also important not to add ‘sticker’ or ‘T-Shirt’ to the end of the title because Redbubble will add that to your product automatically later.

Once you have chosen a good title for your product you will then type in your tags and product description. Tags are short phrases and words that relate to your product and design. Your description should describe the product and the background behind the design along with descriptive words to explain the design to costumers.

How To Get Found on Redbubble

As we mentioned before a good Title is important, you want to keep titles specific and short. Try to avoid inside jokes or funny titles — instead keep it short and simple and use the tags and description to include other key phrases and category words such as, ‘politics’ or ‘Christmas’.

Lets give an example. Lets say you decide to sell a Christmas Smiling Reindeer design on Redbubble. In your title you can call it: Smile with a Reindeer Christmas. The key here is adding a key and searchable word like “Christmas” to the title to make it easier to find. For your tags you would want to add any relevant terms people might search for such as, Christmas, smile, reindeer, reindeer fun, smiling reindeer, Santa's reindeer, holiday, Christmas gifts, presents, etc. Lastly, for your description: Smile with a Reindeer with this beautiful Christmas design for all ages! This design includes a fun Reindeer that would be perfect for Christmas parties and family gatherings! A great Christmas design for kids and adults alike. Use this opportunity to repeat key phrases and words but in a readable fashion.

Having issues coming up with tags? An easy and efficient way to find what tags to use, is to use Google autofill by typing in your primary keyword and see what Google suggests.

How to Make Sales

Making yourself searchable is only step one in making money on Redbubble. Now you need to search and look for popular designs and what does well in the site. Redbubble also gives valuable information in their dashboard feature which shows your top selling designs. If you happen to have a single design that does well it is important to double down on that design and make more that are similar. For example, if your Dancing Monkey design does well, make and design more products that offer different designs of the Dancing Monkey so that your costumer has more to choose from.

Costumers look for trust signals when they go to buy your products and that it why it is key to have a good profile. To achieve this upload simple and friendly art for your banner and profile picture and write an ‘about us’ section and link your social media. Don't be afraid to make it personal, remember your goal here is to gain the trust of average people.

Redbubble's best selling designs are typically pop and internet culture based. If you want to passively make income on Redbubble make designs that most people can understand and like. A good way to do this is to look at trending designs tab on Redbubble, because this could inspire you to create something new.

Mistakes To Avoid

Common mistakes people often make on Redbubble is increasing their Artist Margin from the default 20 percent, to around 30 percent. This mistake can cost a lot of sale opportunities and should be altered with caution. Also the most key factor in your artwork design is file size. If you want to be able to have large prints you will want to make sure the file size you have is big enough for that product or else your design will come out looking very small. The average T-Shirt file size should be 4500x5400 pixels.

These small but simple mistakes can cause a lot of sales for people that are new to Redbubble.

These 4 simple and easy steps are crucial to start making money on Redbubble. Its important to remember selling and making money on any site takes time and constant effort. Your first design may not go viral, but if you keep trying then your future on Redbubble will look great.

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Ryan Adams

Political writer and owner of Progressives Now.

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