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warning label mug

Oh good livejournal's back.

So per miss_colombina's suggestion, I designed this:

warning label mug front
warning label mug back

The warning label mug, to protect you about evils! I even included my favorite warning, related to my favorite "pregnant women should not..." warning: "do not fill this mug with peanuts if you are allergic to peanuts."

You know, I didn't realize this, but I make nearly $70 a month lately from cafepress. It's almost all from people who go to the main cafepress website looking for stuff, not my website, which surprised me because for a long time I figured promoting your store and being popular would get you noticed. Not so. Try as I might I've never had a lot of website sales, it's just sort of there as a formality.

The trick is to have like 200 designs and something, somehow, will stick. When I made my store about spacefem.com, with useless blobs and planets, nothing really hit. But the thing with a premium store (which costs me $5 a month) is that you can just crank out designs whenever you're inspired to do so, and the store doesn't have to be about anything. That's why I guess I've got activity in there.

My top selling design by far is this sparkly rainbow. Do not ask me why it's so popular, I have no idea. I personally own no products with this design, but every month 10-15 items get sold.

The second highest selling is the t-shirt I made for DJs that says "Please avoid saying something stupid such as 'When are you going to play hip hop?'"

Contrast, huh?



( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Jul. 31st, 2011 02:56 am (UTC)
sparkly rainbow is awesome, especially in magnet form!
Jul. 31st, 2011 03:10 am (UTC)
Loving the mug. May have to buy one after my next payday. Reminds me, we got the robot blanket set and they are AWESOME. * goes and leaves positive feedback on etsy *
Jul. 31st, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC)
You should take your most popular items, double the price and sell them on Amazon or Ebay.

What would you do if your online merchandise sales rose above your current work salary. Would you quit your job to stay home with Josie?
Jul. 31st, 2011 09:26 pm (UTC)
well, that's basically impossible... cafepress I'd have to sell infinity, and if I was printing my own stuff I'd about have to quit my job just to do the work involved with all that, I'd probably be working harder!

As for staying home with Josie... that'd be tough. Lets just say if I won the lottery, I'd be hiring a nanny.
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