when i was in australia mike emmett and a few others enthused about redbubble. redbubble is a photo sharing web site somewhat like flickr but it's edge/difference is that it is geared to let people buy cards or prints or t-shirts from your work. it also has the community side, discussion groups, favouriting etc...
anyway i thought i'd give it a try - i intend to just upload photos i really like and see how it goes - i've sold one card which was a good start i guess. the way it works is that once you have joined, when you add a photo you can select if you want it to be available as a card or print or whatever. and you then choose your percentage markup. i actually think it's unlikely to sell many cards because the cost before mark up is £1.44 so if i add 50% and someone then has postage it's not that cheap. but anyway i'm giving it a go... i suspect it could really work well if you wanted to do t-shirt designs and set up your own page - joel what are you waiting for?!
my redbubble page is here. i still intend to use flickr to put lots of photos up and redbubble just for a small select number. someone e-mailed me about redbubble ages ago and i can't remember who but you'll be pleased to know i have finally joined. i have been picked out on the daily wrap as one of the exciting new folk (and before mike r writes it in the comments "which was nice" )... do i need something else in my digital life? probably not but somehow i have acquired it.
i have put a link in the left hand side column with a link to cards and prints from my photos if you are interested ever in buying one...
I felt the same about facebook... "not another thing in my digital life"... yet, there I am.
I've found RB good for prints of exceptional quality, and pre-mounted is always a bonus.
Posted by: Mike | June 29, 2008 at 12:17 PM
Some great photos Jonny and who knows I may just purchase a print!
Posted by: Gary Manders | June 29, 2008 at 11:17 PM
I have been using redbubble for a while. I haven't sold any of the photographs but my bands T-shirts are selling like hot cakes. The problem with T-shirts is that they start at £11.11+postge before markup. I don't think anyone is going to get rich quick through it.
My biggest problem with the photos is that it is another thing to do with a shot. Shoot, faff, flickr, redbubble....
Posted by: Robb | July 01, 2008 at 12:06 PM