Passive Income: Sell Your Surface Pattern Designs On Zazzle

Chris MacDonald, Aritist at MacDonald Creative Studios

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7 Videos (27m)
    • Introduction for Selling Your Surface Pattern Designs On Zazzle

      2:04
    • Personal Account Settings On Zazzle

      3:48
    • Designer Account Settings On Zazzle

      1:40
    • Creating A Store

      9:35
    • Posting A Product For Sale

      6:09
    • Product Collections

      3:00
    • Class Project

      0:52

About This Class

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Welcome surface pattern designers & visual artists! Learn how to make passive income by selling your art without your own website, agent, or licensing contracts. In this step by step class, Chris MacDonald of MacDonald Creative Studios show you step by step how to setup your account and post your designs on a product for sale on the print on demand website Zazzle.

Passive Income Is Possible

Do you love to create surface pattern designs or other types of digital art but are unsure of how to make money from them without licensing contracts? Or, do you want  to make money off of some of your designs while building a portfolio to find licensing contracts?

You might have heard that the best way to get started selling your designs was through your own website. But, it can take time, money, and skills to build your business on your own.

One alternative to selling on your own website is to sell your art on products through the print on demand companies like Zazzle. Even if you want to sell art on your own website, you can use POD sales as a second income stream while your build up website traffic to your own website. 

You earn money on Zazzle when their products with your designs sells on their website. No inventory, no billing, and no shipping on the artist’s part. You can make one digital design and and sell it on hundreds of products.

Now, imagine if you had fifty designs. Your designs could be placed on thousands of products for sale on their website.Talk about passive income!

Why Sell Your Art On Zazzle?

Zazzle is one of the top print on demand sites. Print on demand sites drive customers to their marketplaces to sell their products (like clothes, home decor, stationery, wrapping paper, and fabric) which have artist's designs on them. This eliminates the artist's need for art licensing agents, contracts, and their own website. Personally, I have been selling my art on their products since 2008.

What makes Zazzle unique compared to other print on demand websites is that they have 1700+ products to choose from. They also have powerful customization options for their customers. This allows shoppers to personalize their purchases. 

What Will I Learn In This Course?

In this introductory course, I will teach you the basics of getting started selling your art on Zazzle. You will learn how to open your account, open a store, and post your first product for sale.

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is designed for artists whose work can be translated into a digital format to be printed by Zazzle (surface pattern designers, illustrators, graphic designers, digital artists, & photographers).

Even traditional fine artists such as painters who have digital skills and a high quality digital camera can photograph their physical work and digitize it for use on Zazzle. (This class does not teach you art skills, image editing, or design programs.)

How Experienced Is The Instructor?  

I have been making traditional art for over thirty years. I have been selling my digital artwork online on PODs since 2008. To find out more come on over to MacDonald Creative Studios

*Disclaimer: I am not an employee of Zazzle. 

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Chris MacDonald

Aritist at MacDonald Creative Studios

Chris MacDonald of MacDonald Creative Studios is a artist who focused on illustration and oil painting for thirty years. His artistic focus transitioned to digital art and online selling after the company he worked for was downsized in 2009 during the recession. 

As a self taught digital designer, his designs and surface patterns can be found on fabric, ribbon, clothing, bedding, coloring books, wallpaper, and home decor products.

As a full-time artist and designer, his skills include:

  • Illustration
  • Oil Painting
  • Digital Painting
  • Surface Pattern Design
  • 3-D Modeling

His classes available on Skillshare include: 

View a few of his digital designs in his portfolio at MacDonald Creative Studios.