How To Make Money With CafePress
Anyone who has decided to make money from home should take a look at CafePress, especially if they are at all artistic. CafePress is an innovative web site that allows you to create a free online business for yourself. You can sell more than 80 different products from your online store that CafePress will customize with your own images, again for free. I'm not an affiliate and make no income from recommending them.
CafePress – What’s The Catch?
You are probably thinking, “How can this be true? What kind of a web site will just give me an online store? There must be a catch to this somewhere – or else it's some kind of scam!” Guess what? It's neither of these. CafePress is a perfectly legitimate business from California USA that has been in operation since August of 1999. As a CafePress store owner, you can make good money with your art or photography.
CafePress For The Non-Artistic
Even if you are not especially arty, you can still sell on CafePress! There are many old prints that are now in the Public Domain, which means the copyright on them has run out. These can be used in your CafePress store just as easily as any designs and artwork you create yourself, and the Library of Congress, which is online, also has tons of art, music, and film that is all public domain.
What Can I Sell?
You can also sell your own books that you have written, which are printed on demand whenever someone orders one or more of them. Plus, the following customized items can also be sold in your CafePress online store.
- Bumper stickers.
- Mugs, hats and bags.
- Stickers, buttons, and magnets.
- Banners, yard signs.
- Audio and data CDs which contain your own music, audio tracks, MP3s, videos, software, and photos.
How Do I Make Money With CafePress?
So, how do you make money with CafePress? Let's say that you have decided that you want your online store to focus on pets – dogs in particular. You have decided to sell a t-shirt with a great photograph of your Cocker Spaniel, and the words “Cocker Spaniels Make the World a Happier Place”. CafePress has a base price for all of their customized t-shirts of $13.99. That is the amount they will make on every one of these t-shirts that is sold from your online store.
However, you won't be selling them for $13.99! You can charge as much over that base price as you think the t-shirt market will bear. Anything you make above the base price is your profit. For example, if you sell each t-shirt for $19.99, you will make a profit of $6.00 per shirt! You can also choose the selling price for your books and CDs.
Getting Started With CafePress
It's quite easy to set up your own store on the CafePress web site. If you don't have any problem navigating the Web, then you can set up a basic store with no problem at all! You can also choose a Premium Shop for $6.95 per month, $18.45 for 3 months, $34.95 for 6 months, or $59.95 for one year. With a Premium Shop, you have many more options for your online store, and can make more money!
CafePress handles all of the payment details for you, and also will ship your products anywhere in the world. They will also take care of any returns or refunds. CafePress also provides Customer Service for your customers with both email and a toll-free number. Each month, CafePress will send you a check for the amount you have earned on the sales of your items.
With CafePress, you have all of the fun of operating an online store, and very little of the hassle! You'll have no worries about payments or shipping, and can instead focus on your designs and let the artist in you have free reign while you earn money!
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