Guide To Sell Art On Redbubble & Make Money

When I told my friends that I was making money on Redbubble, a lot of them wanted to learn How to sell art on Redbubble and start making money. So I made a complete guide on how to sell art on Redbubble. 

How to make money on redbubble

This guide will help you to learn how to make money on Redbubble and sell art on it. It will help you understand the basics of selling on Redbubble and will also give you some tips to increase Redbubble sales. 

So Let's start.

What Is Redbubble?

Redbubble is an E-Commerce, Print On Demand platform where independent artists can upload their artwork and put them on for sale on different products. Redbubble already has a large customer base and is based on a search engine where people search what they want and it displays a bunch of products and designs made by independent artists. 

Redbubble keeps the production cost and gives the rest to you as an artist commission. So in this way you can make money on Redbubble.

Can You Make Money On Redbubble?

Yes absolutely, you can make money on print on demand sites like Redbubble by simply uploading your designs consistently and wait for the sales to start showing up or you can get a boost by doing social media marketing, read this guide to learn how to make money on Redbubble.

How To Make Money On Redbubble?

Now hopefully you know what it is all about but not let's start this step-by-step guide and tell you how to make money on Redbubble.

Create & Upload Your Artwork.

Obviously, you need some sort of artwork to upload on Redbubble. You can make good quality designs in png format from tools like Canva or Adobe Illustrator. Most people use Canva as it is a free tool and gets the job done. I would recommend uploading designs that are of 4500x5400 size. Simply go to Canva and choose custom designs and add these values. This size will usually fit on almost all products.

Once you have created the design, make sure that it has a transparent background, if you are using free Canva them you won't be able to make it transparent but there is always a solution to these small problems. Simply use this site and make your png transparent from there.

Once you have the transparent PNG file, open Redbubble and click start selling. Now click on Add new work then upload from your computer and choose your design. 

Now after you have selected your design, you'll see your design on a lot of products. Now you have to click all of them one by one and arrange them properly. Make sure to choose the best size and make it well centralized. Choose the right colors for each and every product and try your best to enable all the products to get the most exposure.

Add a title for your design that explains what the design is about (add the keyword), add a description that has your keywords included, and finally include up to 50 tags that are most related to your design. Do not spam in the tag section only add in relevant words. 

Check out 6 tips to increase redbubble sales.

Make A Redbubble Store.

Once you have uploaded more than 6 designs, you can then create your own storefront. This will give you a professional look and can be super useful if you already have an audience, you can simply give the link to your store and they can buy whatever they like. Creating a Redbubble store is very easy.

start off by choosing a custom URL such as

Now you can do some customization to your storefront by adding a banner image or thumbnail, add links to your social profiles and websites, about details, and storefront description.

Once you have done all of that, your storefront should look something like this.

Getting Paid & Tracking Your Sales.

Redbubble allows you to track all your sales and number of views including the sources from which you are getting views. This traffic could range from direct google search, Redbubble search, or even your social media. 

Furthermore, if you need more tracking data, you can also use Google Analytics to track all the activity on your Redbubble Store!

Getting paid is also super simple. Just choose a payment method, you can select Paypal or wire transfer. Once you add your payment details, you will automatically get paid every month (15th of each month)

Important Redbubble Tips.

It is not just about uploading artwork, you have to implement some strategies to get more sales consistently. 

Here are some tips to make more sales on redbubblle.


Stickers can totally change the way how your store performs. Why? because they are the cheapest products listed on redbubble starting from only $1. People literally have nothing to lose this is dirt cheap. And you know what the best part is? a lot of people completely ignore it which results in poor quality stickers but this is a GOOD THING because you are getting a chance to get more attraction! 

Just imagine if you are making trendy designs regularly and optimize them for a sticker specifically, then how much more attraction will you get! which obviously means more sales right? I hope you get the idea here. So don't underestimate stickers, if your design is in white color then make a similar design with black or a darker text so that it can be visible on a sticker and use that one separately for stickers.

Lower Commissions

Lowering your commissions can also play a key role to bring in more sales on redbubble. Most artists on redbubble do not focus to lower the rates. But just imagine if your designs are ranking higher and are good looking and more appealing and if the price is lower than other people would definitely buy your products! 

Once you have made a couple of sales by using this strategy, you can increase your sales commissions where it was before (20%) or make it higher than that 25% at max. This will bring in more income as you already have made the first couple of sales and your evergreen designs now have started to rank higher so more commission will only bring in more money at that point.


If you have followed all the steps and strategies mentioned above, then consistency is the last that you should be focusing on. If you keep on making good designs with all the (qualities above) then it would be a perfect combo to drive more sales and get more exposure on Redbubble. 

Making more designs consistently will allow you to get more exposure which obviously results in getting more sales and more rankings. Just keep on doing this until you get to a point where you have made enough sales that all your designs that are both evergreen and trendy are being ranked higher and are bringing consistent income every week.

When you reach that point, you can lithely stop uploading more designs because you would have done all the work that needed to make your products rank higher, and now they'll keep on getting more sales passively! Just to be safe you can upload one design per month only. But obviously getting to that point is not that easy as you have to put in the work at the initial phase of your Redbubble journey!

Read all the tips to increase sales.


How Long Does It Take To Make Money On Redbubble?

If you have decent designing skills and are uploading regularly, you might start making sales from the first week of your Redbubble journey! It will take time to make a decent amount of money on a regular basis though.

How Do You Avoid Copyright On Redbubble?

Make your own designs and never copy someone else's designs. Keep on making good quality designs yourself and you'll never face copyright issues.

Is Redbubble Worth It?

The fact that it is completely free, and you only have to keep on uploading designs and earn some extra bucks, yes it is totally worth it!

Conclusion: Now It's Your Turn!

I hope this guide helped you to learn how to make money on Redbubble. Don't just keep on reading stuff, implement it as well. Now you have learned all the basic information, it's time to implement it and start your own Redbubble journey.

You have nothing to lose. It's totally free and it has the potential to make you an extra side income. 

You won't start making money overnight, it will take some time to get consistent sales showing up. But once you have achieved that goal, you can totally stop uploading more designs because all your other artwork will stay on Redbubble and will keep on bringing consistent sales.

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