If you're an artist, where do you have most of your digital sales revenue regarding desktop wallpaper design & stuff like that?
If you're not an artist, where do you buy those things, or would think of buying them if you ever considered giving money for that kind of thing?
What's the first site that comes to mind and to the tip of your fingers and onto your browser if that situation ever arises?
I was suggested itch.io for digital stuff but it lacks a lot of categories & doesn't have a print on demand service on the side, which I'd also like to have for some other stuff I also would like to sell later, like stickers, tho I guess I could have more than one store, even though I'd rather not stretch myself too thin regarding that. 😅
What about print on demand sites?
Artists, where do you sell the most?
Non-artists, where do you most buy?
My goals re products rn are: calendars, prints, stickers, pins, t-shirts, bookmarks & journals.
I'm open to them, especially if you know of something better than what I have in the poll, regarding quality/price ratio, & also if there's any drama around these sites that everyone is boycotting it or whatever, someone plzz lemme know! D:
@eloisa most online market type services don't offer both digital downloads/sales and print-on-demand on the same site, in my experience with both types of service
you're most likely going to have to maintain two different storefronts if you wanna offer both kinds of purchase options
@extinct ahhh! Yeah, that's what I'm afraid of. Welp, in that case, what do you recommend me for the digital ones, which this poll is actually for? 🥺
I'll do another for the print on demand. 😅
@eloisa depending on the type of content you're looking to make available to people, i personally recommend itch.io due to it's more open guidelines for what you can list (nsfw stuff is ok) and the ability to customize your storefront and individual pages for listings
if you're only interested in offering SFW stuff and don't care much about customization, ko-fi is a great option that i use as my primary digital storefront
@eloisa I prefer threadless artist shops.
Good quality, options to create your own coupons, decent variety of products.
@silvermoon82 thank you! 😊 I checked them out but they seem to be rather expensive. I made a test as a client with a pack of postcards and the pricetag along with the shipping to Europe was astronomical.
Is the printing REALLY THAT good there? 😅 🥺
@eloisa right, shipping to Europe might be an issue... I think T uses a fulfiller in Europe too, I'll check when they're out of the shower.
@eloisa Purchaser of pretty computer pictures here. For wallpapers and such, I tend to get stuff via Patreon, Ko-Fi and also Lulu, Drive-By-RPG (et al) and some of those other book-focused places that also let people sell digital files.
@MightyOwlbear oooh! Nice! Thank you so much for your help! 🤗
btw, which book focused places are those, if you don't mind sharing those with me too? 😅
@eloisa Lulu and Drive-By RPG are the only ones I can remember off-hand, but I'll dig through my email archives and see if I can bring to mind any others I've shopped on.
@eloisa oh, right! Itch.io! I get so much everything there, and the seller options are really good.
While it's games-dominant, all kinds of media can be and are sold there. I recommend!
some of the illustrators i give money to use gumroad to sell packs, and patreon. and kofi, and liberapay.
but i guess most of their selling comes from commissions and talks in emails, paid by paypal or sepa transferts
@tykayn thank you so much for helping me figure this out! 😊
If you happen to recall, would you be able to let me know the prices of those packs, what kind of artworks were they & license & how many of them did these packs have? 🤔
I'm now trying to get an idea of what's considered a fair price / what's a price people consider when buying and that they accept. 😅
you can find many things, usually artists ask several levels of subscription from 3€ to 10 or more rarely 20€ per month. and give more step by step, source with layers and Process vidéo, nsfw or other bonuses sometimes, ability to make commissions first, to answer some polls...
packs are zip of files, several zip are available for more or less cheap. from 15 EUR to more for year packages.
some artists do commissions starting at 100 or 500 euro, it depends. have a look at other #artists portfolio to get some more ideas :)
also have a look at the feed from tags like #art #mastoart and #illustration
maybe @Curator knows more about what is sold by artists in the fediverse
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