I won’t be surprised if you’ve not heard of www.Cafepress.com but if you’re someone who has been researching ways to make an extra bit of dough through the Internet and you’ve got basic knowledge on Illustrator and Photoshop…oh, and FreeHand, you’ve probably heard about Cafepress.
I am no stranger to Cafepress because I’ve used them ACTIVELY in the past when I still had AllMomStuff dot com. I don’t know who it belongs to now but back then, I designed apparel and stuff based on parenting and motherhood. Those who have been with me for some time should have seen some of the designs I’ve posted.
It’s a great avenue for people to earn an extra income or personalize some of their own stuff and get them sent to you via mail. But is it feasible for people like us…living on the other side of the planet.
Frankly speaking, I’ve always wanted to buy some of the stuff that I designed. Oh, come on. I designed something along the lines of ‘I write’ and it had a cute like stick person writing on the wall…and I honestly thought it was adorable and yet…it would have put a USD$36 dent in my wallet NOT INCLUDING shipping. That’s more expensive than buying a DKNY here, I presume.
Anyway, although I’ve not bought or worn any of my own designs, I am a little surprised that the designs are still selling. Some time back, I got a cheque from Cafepress for USD$205.69 being commission. More recently, I got another one for USD54.21 being commission being for the designs sold.
Oooookkkkaaaayyyyy…..USD54.21 is no biggie (it’s a smallie, in fact) but it surprises me that anyone is buying any of the stuff! If you’ve got a flair for designing and are keen to just….add a couple of dollars to your account every month, WHY THE HELL NOT??
Especially if you’ve recently picked up graphic design skill or something and want to put a value to your designs. In fact, you can publish literally everything under the sun with the account, from CDs to hats, mugs to books, mousepads to underwear….no, REALLY. You want to design a thong, you’ve got it! :-)
I have an account with www.zazzle.com but I’ve sold zilch from there.