Red Bubble - selling photos

May 9th, 2019
Hi
I have tried searching this topic on the discussion board because I know it has been covered before but to no avail.

So i would like to ask is anyone successful on selling photos via the redbubble website. Or is there any other sites that are around. I don't expect to sell many (or any) and certainly won't won't make a fortune. But it would be lovely to have a few photos on a site where people could purchase them. I would prefer a site that does all the work for you as I do not want the hassle of complaints or problems that arise own doing the printing yourself via a printing service.

I mainly photograph animals, wildlife but is it ok to also sell photos of buildings or taken in a train station, or a street as long as there is no people in them.

Looking forward to reading the responses and your experiences of selling photos.

many thanks Lou
May 9th, 2019
I'll be really interested to follow this discussion. I use red bubble to sell my digital art but it is normally sold on clothing and tote bags. I won't be giving up my day job ... :)
May 9th, 2019
I've sold quite a few cards over the years on RB but the amount for the photographer is not great. 30 or so sales later I have yet to get any cash! I think you have to earn a minimum of £25 before you see a cheque so I have a way to go yet ...
May 9th, 2019
@fbailey Thank you, It must be a happy feeling when someone makes a purchase. So it's nice knowing that redbubble can work. Do you put your photos into groups on redbubble when you upload them to get more noticed? I know that I won't make a lot but it would be so nice just to make a few sales.

I have heard of Eyeem but that looks a bit too professional for me :-)
May 9th, 2019
@bizziebeeme I liked RB a lot, very friendly site. You can see my portfolio under FelicityB if you'd like to take a look. Mainly dogs and flowers with the odd landscape thrown in. It's a fantastic buzz if someone actually buys something you have shot, even if you only get about 20p or so building up in your 'pot'. The best thing for me about the site is that you can retrieve a copy of your pictures from there should you lose them at any time. I used to put mine in little collections and add them to the various groups on the site for maximum exposure. One of the girls I 'met' there still sends Christmas cards after 12 years or so:)
May 9th, 2019
@fbailey Thank you I'll take a look, hopefully I will sell one of my shots and have that amazing feeling...
May 10th, 2019
Have a look at Eyem
May 10th, 2019
@padlock Thank you, I have had a look but it looks rather professional. Is it free as not sure I really want to pay for a service as I know its hard work trying to sell photos with so many photographers but just thought it would be a nice if I could sell a few here and there.
May 11th, 2019
I have sold a few things on Red Bubble but the sales are erratic. I am having more success on Adobe stock photos.
May 11th, 2019
@nicolecampbell thank you I’ll have a look
May 11th, 2019
I am not interested in selling my pictures but can imagine it is rewarding. I get excited to see my scrap pages used in my teachers newsletter and videos. Make sure you deal with a legit site.
May 20th, 2019
@nicolecampbell Nicole, I have been looking at Adobe Stock - any hints or tips you can offer? Many thanks, Peter.
May 20th, 2019
@peadar - they don't like photos of buildings or structures or national items such as Parliament House etc. The photos need to be of high quality. Generally they will accept most subjects. I suggest you try and upload a wide range of subjects. It might be slow to sell photos to begin with but the sales will start to come through. You will need to be thorough with your tagging.
May 21st, 2019
@nicolecampbell Thanks Nicole.
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