Sometimes you don’t know which design will win hearts. Sometimes you just have to design it to see if others enjoy it as much as you do. Then occasionally, a lot of people seem rather interested in your design…
I was alerted by my Twitter search that Insanely Gaming shared my design (and even included the link back to the shirt – thanks mate!).
It’s so nice when one person shares your design – but incredibly awesome when hundreds do…(this image is the lowest quality I could make it)
Now I didn’t just put this up to celebrate myself, I wanted to point a few things out.
1. Many views does not always equate to many sales. (I haven’t sold many of these designs yet)
2. Low sales aren’t an issue if 1000+ people have seen/shared your work. The network effect by your name be
Well, let me just say a simple thing goes a long way.
Andy Bauer (Art By Andy) added me to his watchlist about the same time I was looking for someone to do this design. He had a cool cartoon profile pic, which intrigued me so I checked out his profile. After I liked what I saw I sent him a Bubblemail with the proposal and he was keen.
Within a week or two we had locked in the final design and sorted out payment.
Now that’s the power of Redbubble!
Never underestimate adding someone to a watchlist or dropping a comment on their page – you never know, it might lead to a paid gig.