Have you got an artist’s flare? do you like graphic design? if so you could make money with print on demand. In this article, we will show you what print on demand is and how it works.
In modern times, having extra income alongside your full-time job can give you a residual income, print on demand provides a great opportunity to earn extra money easily.
What is Print on Demand?
Print on demand is an online resource that allows you to create a unique piece of artwork, slogan or both, the artwork can then be added to products for sale.
Through the print-on-demand tools, you simply upload your artwork onto a chosen print-on-demand platform and select the products you would like your artwork to appear on.
The types of products that your artwork could be added to include items such as, Clothing, Coffee Mugs, Phone cases, Bath Mats, Bed Covers, Cushions, and many more items.
How Does Print On Demand Make Me Money?
When you sign up for a print-on-demand platform you will have your own personal mini-business within their sales structure, most print-on-demand sites allow you to enter a business name and even upload a header banner to make your area unique to you.
Once you are set up the process of adding products to your portfolio is simple by following easy-to-follow steps.
- Create your Print on Demand Artwork.
- Upload to your platform
- Add to selected products
- Create a Niche Category
- Click submit
- Products are now for sale Worldwide
What Happens When An Item Sells?
When one of your designs is sold, the item sold will be printed onto the product for you, then shipped to your customer almost anywhere in the World. The item will have initial manufacturing and printing costs, the pricing process on the print on demand platform allows a percentage to be added to the sale price of any item which will become your income from the item.
Payments of any sales are normally paid monthly allowing time for any returns that may occur, but with lots of products for sale in your store, it is possible to build up a nice little income stream in no time.
What Graphics Are Allowed on Print on Demand Sites?
There are certain restrictions when creating graphics for your products, the graphics must not infringe any copyrights, this means simply heading over to Google and copying an image is not the way to do this.
Many users of print on demand will use services such as Canva, Photoshop, or other design software to create unique graphics.
What are the Best Print On Demand Platforms?
I myself use Redbubble and Teespring and find it fun and rewarding as you watch all your products grow and develop.
Within your store set up, you can set up different categories such as Sport, Nature, Animals, etc, this enables you to separate your artwork into different niches making it easy for potential customers to browse the type of product they are looking for.
Overall I find it quite easy to make money with print on demand and hopefully you will too! Good Luck
Frequently Asked Questions
No sign up is totally free to start your print on demand journey
You will require some way of creating artwork that can be uploaded to a print-on-demand service, there are great online resources such as canva that can help with this, or desktop graphic design software can be used also such as photoshop.
Yes, painting and drawing artwork is one of the most popular ways to create artwork for uploading to a print-on-demand platform.
Yes, images need to be large enough for printing onto products, also they need to be able to be printed with good print quality, I recommend at least 6000 x 6500 pixels with a print quality resolution of 300 Pixels/inch.
It is recommended that any artwork uploaded to a print-on-demand platform should be in .png format with a transparent background, this will ensure the colour of the product that your artwork or slogan is printed on, will be seen through the image and not look like a square picture.