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Does anyone actually sell prints? I'm curious.

:iconalexasaurusrex:
It's easy to just offer your artwork as a print but has anyone actually made any money by doing this?
If so, how reliable is dA's printing program?
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:icondevere:
I've sold five prints and two mugs to myself - guess that doesn't count...
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isorp Oct 25, 2010
dA isnt set up to be a shop for an artist. The real art sellers have their own site, or at least go threw a bigger selling site.
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isorp Oct 25, 2010
i made one sale.... to myself :p
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blackdahlia Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
I've actually sold more coffee mugs than I have poster prints. The quality of the stuff is top-notch, but the drawback is that you only get a percentage of the total of what you sell, and it's really not all that much. If you're looking to get a better paying rate, I'd suggest going to a site like redbubble.com or Zazzle.com. Not knocking Deviantart's printing thing, but I just haven't been that impressed with their prices.
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:iconalexasaurusrex:
So the royalties suck, eh? Hahahaa, guess that's to be expected. It's only profitable if you sell a lot. I guess it just sounds so easy. You just click a few buttons and dA takes care of the rest.
If you don't mind me asking, how much money have you made from selling prints?
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:iconblackdahlia:
blackdahlia Oct 24, 2010  Professional General Artist
So far, I've sold about $20 of stuff since I opened my prints account...7 years ago. >_>
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:iconalexasaurusrex:
Oh wow, hahahahahaha. 7 years. XD Well, I guess it's okay if you're not really looking to make a living.
Thanks for telling me this. I was really curious. :D
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technologicx2 Oct 24, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
ah but does anyone actually BUY them, the question is
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:iconftpaddict:
No idea. Having never bought or have someone buy anything I sell (nothing at all), i can't say anything.
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:iconalexasaurusrex:
Yeah, I don't think that's how dA makes it's money. Guess it's kind of useless then, if there's no one willing to buy. Oh well.
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