Sell Your Visual Art
Are you a visual artist or photographer interested in selling your images? In case you didn't know, there are web sites that can easily put your artwork on T-shirts, mugs, posters and more for no upfront costs.The most prominent of these sites is CafePress.com. In addition to clothing, stickers, magnets and housewares, Cafe Press has also gotten into producing books and audio CDs for its vendors.
Another site competing in this category is Zazzle.com, which also creates custom T-shirts, mugs, cards, prints, and even real U.S. postage with your image.
These sites offer a good way to get your feet wet selling your visual creations online. They make it easy to set up a sales page and process orders for you. However, note that if you seriously want to make decent money -- especially if you start to build a fan base and steady sales -- you will be better off producing your own products in bulk through a traditional printer and taking orders on your own site.
The profit you can make through Cafe Press and Zazzle is generally not enough to sustain a full-time artist -- unless you are really racking up huge sales numbers. But if you are a novice at online sales, they offer a no-cost, easy way to get started selling your art online.