This new venture has been challenging and I still have a lot to learn. Although I have quite a few designs now on both Redbubble and Zazzle, finding time for all this has been difficult. Some challenges I'm facing:
Finding time to create designs
While I've found some time to come up with new designs, mostly I then apply that same design to a variety of products. Applying the design to a product and adding it to my shop if relatively quick. Coming up with the design in the first place then perfecting it takes a bit longer.
Marketing via Social Media
I have a Twitter account, Facebook page and Instagram account just for 'KPcaptures'. And, while both Redbubble and Zazzle have options for sharing a product or collection via Twitter and Facebook, they do not have an option for Instagram so that takes a bit longer. I've been doing a page save, editing the image in Paint or Photoshop, saving it as a .jpg file then uploading it to IG. Not exactly a smooth or quick process. If anyone has suggestions I'm all ears!
I've also been trying to find templates to match some of the products. I found some templates that have been published in Redbubble's and have played with one or two but haven't posted to social media using one yet.
Finding time to read about selling with Redbubble and/or Zazzle
Both sites have information about selling on their site. In addition to their Help/FAQ pages, both have Blogs. This is where I found the Redbubble templates I mentioned above. But finding time to take in all the information to be found about these sites is quite challenging.
I've also done some internet research just by googling things like 'selling on Zazzle' or 'selling on Redbubble', 'biggest sellers on Zazzle (or Redbubble)', 'promoting Zazzle designs', etc. There's a lot to take in!
I'm beginning to realize this part-time venture into trying to earn a little money from my nature/landscape photography by selling on Print-On-Demand sites is almost like having another full time job!