sugi007

Bradford, United Kingdom

My inspiration is mainly Film and Television from the 1980s onwards. / Older Indian cinema is also a source of inspiration with...

And then there was RedBubble...

My affair with selling t-shirts began with a free cafepress shop in 2004, it was just a hobbie and somewhere to put my ideas.

I sold a few of my ‘13 – lucky for some’ t-shirts so I decided to upgrade to a paid subscription. Unfortunately apart from selling a few more ‘13 – Lucky for some’ t-shirts there were not many more sales. The only real benefit I got out of this period of my t-shirt adventure was that I managed to design a private collection of t-shirts for an outing with my cousins.

Some of the things I didn’t like about the cafepress model was the huge variety of items to put your designs. Initially this was a great selling point. Why not sell mousemats or pens if can. However the sheer number of potential items got a bit too much for me and I got increasingly annoyed with the labourious method of uploading new designs and getting the designs layout correct.

After a couple of years I decided to close the cafepress site as it wasn’t doing much for me. I moved to printfection, which I didn’t really commit to. I just wanted somewhere to keep my designs visible. This has been the case for the last few years.

Now as it is new year again it is time to try something new. (last year it was selling PS3’s. This lasted for about 3 months).

So here I am on RedBubble.com. (I saw that Iminder Singh had put some of his great artwork on here) Trying to get my designs out to a wider audience. I won’t entertain the notion that my designs are no good…(atleast until next month!). I have a few designs stored which I have uploaded. I have found the uploading process to be very slick and found the reduced number of options a pleasant change. All I do is upload my design, give it a title, description, tags and hit save. RedBubble sets the layout and makes it look fancy.

I really like the look and feel of RedBubble and so far I’m very impress with the people on here already.

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