Saturday, February 16, 2013


You name or Shopid *
Which PODs do you work with? (in no particular order *
  • cafepress
  • zazzle
  • estoremonster
  • printfection
  • spreadshirt
  • skreened
  • redbubble
  • inktastic
  • wordans
  • spoonflower
How long have you been working with PODs? *
6-8 years
What is the best thing about working with PODs *

I once read, "Do what you love and you will never work another day in your life." So, perhaps it is valid to say that I do not work. I simply get paid to do what I love.

I also love the ease of which many POD's operate. Some are difficult to navigate and others easy. Of course, I love the easy ones the most. Being able to add a design in a few minutes over a long drawn out process is preferable, especially when you have hundreds or thousands of design to add.

Believe it or not, I love blogging, too. It is part of the promotional stuff you must do to let the world know of your designs. But to me, it is fun as well.

How many hours do you spend on your POD(s) - including designing, adding & promoting - on average *
20-30 hours per week
what would you say to another POD artist who is struggling and in need of motivation? *

Start something new. Join a group on Facebook. Join a group blog. Open a shop at another POD. These things will give you insights and ideas.

Got artistic block? Try taking an old design and adding some text to it. Make sure it is not copyrighted. Often, using a Bible, Koran or Talmud passage will work just fine. It will jump start your creativity and help you get new ideas.

If you are feeling down because your sales are slow, write a blog post about one of your designs, or start a new blog.

Know this, though, you are not going to get rich over night. This is very hard work. This is not for the faint of heart or those that can't deal with disappointment well. You have to blog, tweet, use Facebook and any and all social media. And you have to accept that some times, it will be for naught. But when it does work, which is, fortunately, often, you will reap the rewards.

Keep in mind that you do not own any POD. And any of them can make a sweeping change to their policies that can wreck havoc with your hard work. Diversify. Add your products to more than one POD. When you are blocked creatively, adding a shop at another POD opens up another revenue stream for designs you already have.

You can make it in this business, but it does take hard work. But since i is so much fun, you can hardly call it work.

Do you have any formal training or education in POD related fields? *
  • No - I am self taught
If I won the super jackpot lottery tomorrow I would... *
Keep working my POD's for fun
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