How to Make a Red Bubble Store Quickly and Easily

Wondering how to make a Red Bubble store? Keep reading to learn more!

Why I Wanted an Online Store

I heard about Cafepress.com and thought it would be really cool to have my designs printed on merchandise and have a third party ship them for me and take care of my customers. I have been drawing my whole life so I had quite a few pieces of art that I could upload immediately.

Why I Chose Red Bubble

I started a Cafepress shop and then I started to encounter a few problems. I googled what was going on and I found a blog post that made the argument that Red Bubble was a better store. So, I clicked through and it was love at first sight! I signed up and found it much easier to use and I loved all the other designs they have on there. Come on, they have these leggings from the Never ending Story. How cool is that?

Here Come the Excuses

We all have reasons not to try. They may be:

  • My work isn’t good enough
  • I don’t have time
  • I have kids
  • I’m old
  • I work full time
  • I’m a college student
  • I’m too busy

Guys, these are all excuses. Just do it anyway! You will be glad you did. Instead of spending the fringe hours on social media or watching TV, do this instead. You’ll be proud and you won’t regret it. I understand being busy, I have two toddlers under age 3 and I am a work-at-home mom with a husband grad school and very limited child care help. If I can make it work, you can too.  (And this doesn’t mean cutting back on sleep! It just means identifying time wasters and replacing them with something better.)

How to Make a Red Bubble Store

  1. Go to the Red Bubble website
  2. Click the link to sign up for free.
  3. Follow the steps.
  4. Enter your payment information so they can pay you when someone purchases a design.
  5. Start uploading art work! Just make sure it is your original design. If you love to make fan art, check out their Partner Program.
  6. Check that your design was placed properly on each product.

Et voilà! It really is that simple. And I must agree, it is simpler than Cafepress.

How do I get my non-digital artwork on the computer?

You just need to scan it and save it to a flash drive. Check out your local library, I scanned more than 20 images there for free! I felt like I discovered gold.

How much of a profit can you make?

It depends on how much you decide to markup your product. You can find out more here.

Go start your shop!

If you decide to start a shop or you already have one, please leave a link in the comment below! I’d love to see. Here is a link to my shop ! And check out  my artwork here.

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