Greeting cards are a hot commodity, and when you can design and sell your own, you have an extra revenue stream for your website or your Zazzle store.
If you are looking for art to use, then check out the backgrounds and images available on Creative Market. I used some sort of Creative Market image for all of these example cards. I have a soft spot for watercolor art.
You can get your own Creative Market art by clicking the ad below. I will earn a small commission for your support. Thank you!
If you need a place to host your creative greeting cards, then check out Shopify – I’ve been with them for seven or eight years now – or IndieMade where many of my handmade friends have shops.
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If you don’t have a Printify account, open one today and start making extra income with your prints and photos. I use them for all of my hot rod mugs and prints!
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Have you ever wondered whether spin-off products create revenue streams for artists?
Yes, they do.
Creating can be time consuming, but the process is satisfying. One thing that I have found is that spin-off products naturally occur in the handmade industry. Create one mitten, and the next thing you know, you have matching hats and scarves.
Spin-Off Products Create Revenue Streams
I found this type of creating not only enjoyable, but profitable. All of your new spin-off products may be the key to making extra money.
Here is an example of what I mean by that:
I purchased commercial rights to one peacock image and that one image led to several products. Originally, I had selected the peacock for my thimble designs, but it was so pretty that I added it to a pair of earrings, which lead to a bracelet, which lead to a keyring. I am sure that I have a small necklace with this image somewhere, too.
As you can see, there are multiple markets for one design, and they do not always have to be related. I can reach several types of unrelated buyers with the same image. A spin-off product helps you open new streams of revenue.
Buy original art or create your own
If you want to know where I go for my art, here is the link to the Creative Market. There is much more than just images; you can buy fonts, backgrounds, templates and anything else creative. They have a freebie Friday, so sign up for your freebies.
Set Up Your Store
If you’re looking for a place to host your new handmade website, try Shopify. I have been with them for seven plus years, and I couldn’t ask for a better ecommerce platform. I’ve been selling online since 1996 and have always built my own sites. I don’t do that anymore with Shopify. I no longer have to spend all my time trying to figure out the latest technology; it’s already done for me, so all I do is sell now.
Indiemade is a platform for handmade if you are not interested in Shopify. I have several handmade friends on Indiemade who have been there for years. Indiemade is responsive and has a lot of perks for a small platform.
Have your own artwork that you’d like to put onto mugs, posters, t-shirts, etc.? I use Printify for all of my print on demand products! Click here to read this post on how to start your own website using print on demand.
Printify offers multiple print on demand products for your store.
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