I don’t have any controversial unmade beds nor hideous dead creatures suspended in formaldehyde to flog – and I don’t want my art just sitting around taking up shelf space – so as passion and creativity won’t generate an income, I’m commercialising; selling (very cheesy) greetings cards and other merchandise on the internet. This allows me to paint and draw what and when I want without pressure.
Initial enthusiastic research rapidly dwindled into bewilderment and I had to enter a darkened room for a little lie down.
I’m currently limited to creating for greetings cards and various items such as t-shirts as my technical ignorance regarding converting images to acceptable vector file formats excludes me from contributing to Stock sites for now.
Being under no illusion, I admit my cards aren’t particularly original and realise that just because I’ve decided to put them out there doesn’t mean people will actually buy them; I’m a small voice in a very crowded room. So definitely not a “get rich quick” scheme. Nevertheless, even a few pennies here and there, must be better than a deft boot to the derrière.
Here is a link to the first site – my ** Zazzle store front… which will be regularly replenished.
One benefit of shopping here is that nobody will have to endure “All I want for Christmas” played on a perpetual loop just because it’s November.
Perseverance! I’ll let you know how I get on.
** I closed my Zazzle shop in March 2017.
5 thoughts on “Zazzle Dazzle Greetings Cards – Making Art Pay”
Great idea, June – just the right time of year as well. Good luck.
It was YOU who spurred me into action, when you talked about your quilting business when you were here last month.
Also, a big thank you for massively encouraging me by purchasing three of my cards….yes, I know it was you! :-D
I think all your cards are wonderful. The beautiful watercolors. The birds and cows I think they are fab! Good luck with your zazzle store.
Oh, I hope this goes well for you! I especially like the Birthday Kiss Dog. Ha! Good job, June!!!!
Thank you Carol and Leslie – your consistant encouragement has always been what spurred me on. I’ll always remember when you both first landed on my site and changed my mind about giving up on learning how to use watercolours.
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