This is it! You made it to the end! You will find that your journey in surface design is never ending, as there’s always something new to learn and improve with every turn. That’s also what can be so rewarding about this creative pursuit. If you’re serious about sharing your designs with the world and not just making art but making art that sells, you need to get serious about marketing your work. It’s something all creatives feel a little weird about at first. “You mean you want me to promote…. myself?!” Yes! It’s extremely validating and rewarding to be able to earn compensation doing what you love, not to mention seeing the things others go out and create using your fabric.
Whether you’re entertaining the idea of creating surface designs full time, maybe starting a handmade business using fabric you designed yourself to make things, or if you’re well into a creative business venture already, all your hard work will be in vain if you don’t go the extra step to promote yourself and your body of work. Spoonflower makes it easier to be successful with things like commission bonuses, frequent payouts to your Paypal account, distribution on external platforms and more. Today on this momentous last day of the #12DaysofDesign series, we’ll explore exciting ways to benefit from selling your designs, effective ways to market yourself, and even how to build a physical portfolio you can take with you to expos and conferences. Let’s dive in!
To get started selling the designs you’ve uploaded on our site, there’s no need to sign up or do anything differently, all you need is to make sure you are a verified seller on our site, and that your Paypal information is updated in your account. You can update that by logging in and clicking on “My Account” under “My Studio” and selecting the “Spoondollars” tab. Why sell? We’re glad you asked… [Read more…] about 12 Days of Design: Day 12 Market Yourself