Merch and the World of Print on Demand by Jacob Topping
was a book I received in exchange for an honest review. I’m an affiliate for this book, so I receive a commission when the book is purchased. Merch and the World of Print on Demand by Jacob Topping
is a book I have been looking for when creating designs and photographs to place and t-shirts, mugs, wall tapestries and so many other items. I’ve been selling my photography and artwork for about a year. There are so many sites which you can sell on for free, my two favorites are Redbubble, which I have a blog post called How to Sell Your Photography and Artwork on Redbubble.
It’s a blog post all about why I really using Redbubble as a place to sell my work. Another site is Society6 and I think I may have paid $1.00 just to set up my shop and I have definitely made that back. Jacob’s book Merch and the World of Print on Demand
is a wonderful book for a number of reasons. It lays out a process of selling your designs online. The first thing I love about this book is there are over 30+ websites where you can sell your work online. This includes Society6 and Redbubble as long as so many other options. These kinds of websites are called print on demand or POD for short. What’s great about these sites is you don’t have to carry any inventory and most of the time there is no upfront cost to you or even any cost at all.
There are also so many resources in the book which go beyond just listing over 30 print on demand sites. Jacob Topping in Merch and the World of Print on Demand also give resources on how to market and make sure your designs get found on the internet. This includes social media tips and also ways to get your designs found online. This is very important because if no one can know your work exists, how is it going to sell. There is a number of print on demand websites that actually helps to provide traffic for you, so it will make it easier to get more sales.
The third point of why I enjoy this book is the fact that it is truly a resource guide. It’s a book which you can read from beginning to end. It’s a book where you can turn to a section which most interests you. When you purchase the book, you also get free updates, so when the author adds more content you can download the updated version. Here’s a link to the book if you want to check it out and see more about it: https://gumroad.com/a/241513587