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AMA: $433 in one year on Redbubble with developer stickers and how you can do better for some side income

binconsole profile image BinConsole ・2 min read

The following is excusive for DEV. 😉 I want to help you earn some extra money if you're short or live in a poor country.

My request to you is, if you have profited, help someone too, it can be as simple as posting a blog entry on DEV. 

Of course you can also buy me a coffee. 

After one year on Redbubble I could turn over about $433. That doesn't sound like much, but with a portfolio of about 10 designs until June that's a good amount. It was not until February 2020 that I started uploading more designs. 

  • Share your shop link on social media and you will get something, even if it's not your products that are sold, but some other on Redbubble. 
  • Your products will be sold and you will receive a commission which you can determine yourself. 

My tips

  • Do it better than me and research good keywords for your designs. Write a description and translate your work into other languages like German. The translations of Redbubble are bad. 
  • Best so far are designs that are indexed by Google. So sayings of famous people for example.
  • You can use a tool like eRank to find keywords for your designs. The keyword tool costs only about $9 per month. Find keywords that have a lot of searches on Amazon and Etsy, but little competition. You can do the same on Redbubble, search for a term and compare the number of results with the good designs. 
  • Use community apps and learn what the bigger interests are. So if you like baking, what are they talking about? Are there jokes being made, are special cookies particularly popular? 
  • For stickers, go to 100% margin minimum. 

Keywords that I know have potential: 

Silicon Valley (Startups in general)
NoCode Tools
UX Design

Of course you can also go to a completely different area you know about and people are interested in. 

My bestsellers from 2019: 

  • A simple design with the text DONE IS BETTER THAN PERFECT. 
  • alias cd='rm -rf' on black background with green text
  • Simple sayings from designers I googled. (These are indexed 🎉)
  • Logos

What I sold the most: 

  • 1st place are stickers
  • Second place is T-shirts
  • Place 3 are acrylic blocks

Tools

  • Word Swag (iOS/Android)
  • Photoshop
  • Gimp

https://www.buymeacoffee.com/binconsole

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