Where to Sell Your Art Online

where to sell art online
where to sell art online

Hey guys! I’ve compiled a list of some great websites where you can sell your art online!

This is not an exhaustive list by any means, but these are sites that I actually have experience with and that I know to be legitimate.  I also know that they provide good quality products and customer service, which is definitely important if you want to have happy, repeat customers.

Not all websites are created equal and some are straight up scams so be careful out there, and start with one or more of the ones on this list before venturing into unknown territory!

Pro Tip: Generally speaking, avoid Chinese based websites.  All the ones listed below are US or Australia based companies.

1. Zazzle 

Zazzle is where I first started my journey of selling my art online.  It is known as a POD website, which means “Print on Demand”, ie. a product is printed and shipped only after it has been sold.

It’s free to open a store, multiple stores in fact, and upload unlimited designs. There is also a helpful forum with supportive members which is a great place to show off your designs and get tips and feedback.

The main thing that differentiates Zazzle from the rest in this list is the ability to customize nearly everything. You can create templates so your customers can add their name to products or create business cards, anything you can think of.

I have nearly 1000 products in my catalog and make fairly consistent sales. They have a huge range of products to design on, but it can sometimes be overwhelming and cumbersome to upload each design individually.

Read more about creating on Zazzle in my post, Selling your art on POD websites: Zazzle vs Society6.

2. Society6

Society6 was the second website I uploaded my artwork to.  It’s also a POD site like Zazzle, but they have a smaller range of products.  However, the look of the website is more like an artist’s portfolio.

It’s free to upload unlimited designs to Society6, and the only downside, in my opinion, is the lack of a forum to connect with other sellers. (However there are groups on Facebook for this).

It took a while for me to start getting consistent sales on Society6 (compared to Zazzle) but lately it seems to be gaining momentum.  My advice is to just keep at it.

Read more detailed info and my full review of selling on Society6 here: Selling your art on POD websites: Zazzle vs Society6.

3. Redbubble

I started selling my work on Redbubble in 2016.  It’s another POD website but they have a few different kinds of products than the others. Scarves, dresses and mini skirts to name a few!

I find Redbubble to be quite artist focused, and they do a lot of advertising for you.

It’s free to upload unlimited designs, and they have a forum full of supportive members. Their uploading tool is quick and intuitive.

I got lucky so far on Redbubble and had one of my designs “featured” so I got several sales out of that!  It was this design.

4. TeePublic

TeePublic is more T-shirt focused, as the name suggests, but they do carry other products as well including home decor and tech accessories. 

It works best to upload .png images (with a transparent background), so graphic and vector styles do well here.  All over patterns only work with some products.  The uploading process is really quick and easy!

If you create fan art, typographic designs, or other styles that work well on t-shirts then TeePublic might be perfect for you!  It is free to create a store and add as many designs as you like.

Get some design ideas from my own Tee Public store.

5. Fine Art America

I had a store on Fine Art America for a while but didn’t sell anything so I wound up closing it down. Don’t let that deter you though, it is more fine art based, so if your art style is painting or photography then you might do well on there. You can also sell original art works which is pretty cool.

It’s free to open a store and to upload your first 25 designs.

They also have a lot of opportunities to enter contests and other ways to participate in the community which is great for exposure.

6. Design By Humans

I had a store on Design by Humans for a while but I had too many stores, so I eventually closed it down. From what I did experience though it seems to be fairly similar to Redbubble, and they have a small range of good quality products.

It’s free to open a store and upload up to 500 designs.  It’s also easy to upload designs.  I noticed you can choose a model for each category which is kind of fun way to customize your store and give it lots of nice lifestyle images.

They also have a forum, and contests which I have yet to check out but should be great for exposure!

7. Etsy

I have sold on Etsy in the past but I do not have any products on there currently.

This is not a POD site but it is the most well known website for selling hand made goods.  You can also sell download-able graphics or print-ables.

This is a great place to post your work especially if you are into selling hand made clothing, accessories, paintings, jewelry etc.

There is a small fee to upload, 20 cents per listing I believe, but you do get 20 free listings to start off with.

You can also integrate Etsy with some other Print on Demand services like Printful (more on this below).

8. CafePress

CafePress is another well known POD website, similar to the ones mentioned above.

They have a large range of products, like Zazzle. I don’t have much experience with it but I know other’s have used it for years and been successful, so it’s worth checking out.

9. Casetify

This is another well known POD website, apparently frequented by celebrities, which focuses on tech accessories like cell phone cases and iWatch bands.  I have tried applying several times but have not been accepted to become a designer, but I suggest you try as perhaps your style is more to their liking.  Let me know if you have any luck!

I will update with more info if/when I get more experience with selling on here.

10. Amazon Merch

Sell your designs on T-shirts and other products through the online sales giant Amazon!  Currently only available in the U.S., U.K. and Germany, but anyone can sell after being accepted to the program.

I sell Popsockets and a few t-shirts through Amazon. But they have a few other products as well and will be adding more in the future.

Bonus tip: Start your own store to sell your art online with Printful!

This is basically a print on demand service that you can set up and run through your own website using Woocommerce or Shopify.

Well that’s it guys. If you stuck around this long, I applaud and thank you for taking the time to read all this information I’ve compiled for you.  I hope you have found something useful here and I wish you the best of luck with selling your art online!

If you have any questions or comments feel free to leave them below :)

Shop the designs I sell through the websites listed above!

Cheers,

Julie

44 thoughts on “Where to Sell Your Art Online

  1. A very helpful article. Thanks for the information. I am currently selling on Sellfy. It seems to be a helpful and user friendly site, but sales are very slow, so I am on the lookout for other sites to sell my work.

  2. Thank You Julie, I really find the info useful. I’ve been approached by VIDA to sell my designs, sounds very similar to the sites you’ve described. I’ve yet to do anything with them, still looking into it.

    1. Hello! I’m so glad you found some useful info here. I have heard of VIDA before but I don’t know much about it. I’d be interested in learning more if you ever wind up working with them!

  3. Great resource! I have had products on Fine Art America for years and it has been great. The quality of their products is really nice. Thanks for the heads up on new ones. I’ve recently uploaded some images to SpoonFlower but haven’t ordered anything yet.

    1. Thank you so much! That’s great, I haven’t had much luck selling on FAA myself. I have also heard of Spoonflower, it seems to be a good one as well! Good luck with your endeavors :)

  4. thanks for the heads up and I will say that I have found more sales at S6, none at Zazzle, a few at RB and left FAA because of their cheeky attitude re;site problems. I am most grateful for your heads up about Design by Humans; I’ve been approached by them twice–I just don’t have time to add another site to my life, but it’s good info for the future. Thanks.

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  6. I just discovered your blog, and it’s fantastic! thank you for the useful articles and your art is beautiful!
    I have a question though, how do you manage to get your metallic colours onto your uploads/designs for places like redbubble? I mean how does it stay looking metallic? if you don’t mind me asking, I just can’t seem to find a way to do it, no matter where I look. :D