Is Redbubble worth the effort?

Is Redbubble worth the effort?

As I've been playing with different Print-On-Demand (POD) options, Redbubble seems to come up on my radar more often than others. It's often heralded as the go-to place for independent artists to sell their wares.

So, like every entrepreneur with a dream to make passive income a reality, I signed up for an account and started loading designed I've made over the years. 

It's really simple to get started with Redbubble. Sign up, fill out a few questions, and done. Easy. make sure you add your payment information and link your verified PayPal Account so you can get paid, and you're done!

Now, this is where the fun begins. 

Redbubble has a slew of different products you can sell on your shop. T-shirts, mugs, sweatshirts, phone cases, prints. Pretty much, if you want to sell something they probably have it! They boast over 60 quality products. And it's really easy to put them on those products as long as you follow some guides they provide.

Here's the thing.

Just like everything else in the world, this isn't a click it and forget it system. 

The way people have presented Redbubble, they make the artist feel like they can add a handful of items to their shop and automatically you'll start seeing sales roll in. Next thing you know, you're sipping non-alcoholic beverages on a beach, living the life of your dream.


Stop there. I promise you something. As I explore ways to make a passive income, none of these will I ever tell you are simple, get rich quick schemes. Because if someone tells you it's easy to make an extra $500 a week doing something, they're lying to you. I don't care if they're amazing YouTubers or Warren Buffet. Making money takes effort.

Redbubble takes effort.

I have a shop that I have loaded 37 designs. I've done a little bit, but not much, Redbubble SEO (more on that in a future post). I've tried to be descriptive, using some key words in the title and the description. 

Thus far, I have sold two things. 

Now, that's not saying I abandon ship.

37 designs sound like a lot. Especially if you can put 37 designs on 60+ different products. However, from what I've been reading, before you can start seeing real results, you need around 200 designs, and to consistently upload.

However, that's not to say you can't hit a few solid designs and make some coin. 


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