Tip$: Top Sellers' Secrets Revealed

If you are not yet selling your work as products on Society6, please click here to learn more about getting started http://society6.com/help/selling

Here's a quick checklist that you can reference when getting your products ready and working to generate healthier sales:

1. Learn about pricing and categorizing your work to sell http://society6.com/studio/blog/Prici...rk_to_Sell

2. Make sure you prepare your artwork files correctly, before making a Post. Placement of your files for T-shirts is key. Be sure to carefully check your previews and adjust the file if necessary. Also, please don't add white borders to your prints, we do that for you when we print them. More on file preparation for prints here http://www.society6.com/help/prints and for t-shirts here http://society6.com/studio/blog/File_...r_T_shirts

3. Link your Twitter account, so that your Society6 Posts automatically become updates on your Twitter account. Enable Twitter at http://www.society6.com/account/twitter

4. Link your Facebook page, so that your Society6 Posts automatically become updates on your Facebook feed. Enable Facebook at http://www.society6.com/account/facebook

5. Use your personalized display banner to easily display all of the products that you are selling on Society6 within your own site or blog. Grab your dynamic banner at http://www.society6.com/account/banner

6. Be sure to add the other products (t-shirts, iPhone Cases and more) to accompany each and round out your product mix. You are automatically prompted to do this with each new product post. You can go back and "Add T-shirts & more" by editing any previous product post.

7. Create a shop on your site. Many top selling members display their Society6 items on their own site and link to their store on Society6.

8. When you make a new product post, tell people about it. The best way to get your first sale is to notify the people already familiar with your work. Simply email the link to your Society6 Store, so that everyone knows your art prints, iPhone Cases, t-shirts and other products are now available for purchase!

We hope this is helpful! Please feel free to share your tips for selling too, right here in the comments.

Seller Tip




Nick Volkert commented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:40pm
SteveOramA commented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 5:40pm
Great post! Very informative.
T. Gantt commented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 6:11pm
Thanks for the tips. :)
Yvonne Less commented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:50pm
Your tips are ok and I already do most of your suggestions but for an artist it is really hard to be seen here. You have a NEW section on your home page were only 12 designs appear. Because of all the new designs daily is only a matter of time how long new designs appear on this page. Last week one of my designs were only 10 minutes on this page. The other thing is.. only 1 of my 31 designs appears in the DISCOVER section and in the POPULAR section only these designs appear when a design is promoted a couple of times. In the POPULAR section I have the chance to browse designs within the last 30 days. Why is there no chance in the NEW section? And my last question.. why don't have ALL designs the chance to be seen in your data base?
Charlene Jaszewski commented on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 8:59pm
I think it would be great if you could add a TAGS field to your posts.
Justin Cooper commented on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:29am
Hi Yvonne and Charlene, we'd like to keep this thread focused on Selling Tips, but we are more than happy to help you with any and all questions via http://www.society6.com/help/contact thanks again!
Claudia Marchetti commented on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 9:33am
Adding Facebook and Twitter works great because it updates the status automatically, thanks!
Bojan Bundalo commented on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 11:34am
Thank you! This should be helpful. :)
sarah wedge commented on Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:48pm
thanks so much! i haven't been able to sell anything yet, but will definitely spend more time trying.
Kata commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:21am
as an illustrator i love society6 but i think it needs to go out to not-designers audience more..... cause all this art for artists circle is a little bit depressing i guess, and we all need to go beyond that. I'm sure there are 'just people' buying here, but we need more! :)) and it would be nice to have some kind of sections (that's why we need tags!) to sort the work into categories because its tricky to find anything here if you don't know the particular artist..
and more collaborations please!! :)))
i sold some stuff here after exchanging banners with other creatives (i put your banner on my blog if you put mine on yours sort of thing), and i sold few works just a week after all the action, so still not sure if that really worked out or was a nice coincidence but i got few dollars anyway ;) and personal facebook page just for prints (for my 'brand') attracted few people beyond my friends-circle. i think zazzle offers something like that when you sell stuff through their page, you're offered a store on facebook, so maybe that is a good idea too?
anyway, my conclusion is : just brag about your work EVERYWHERE, not only on cool trendy designish blogs :)
Kata commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 2:39am
p.s. behance recently added 'for sale' option, so you can mark your work for sale and give a link to your society6 store. thank you, behance.
Jessie Lawson commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:32am
good ideas and reminders-- and I appreciated the other comments!
Bryan Lanier commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:40am
Thanks for the advice... I have to say that I'm very happy with this site as is. I left Zazzle and DeviantArt for a reason and I don't want this site to become more like them. Society6 seems to cater a bit more to actual artists and designers and that works for me!
My only complaint would be that the banner doesn't seem to work on blogger but that's their issue...
Kata commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 7:54am
it does work in the blogger as far as i know, Bryan, so i recommend you to try few more times.. maybe there was some kind of error when you tried, but it works for me..

well and this is how i do my self-promotion in order to increase sales: http://www.society6.com/studio/katail...OW_MY_BLOG - i thought seeing it visually makes more sense than reading about it :)

and about this website being better than zazzle and deviantart - I agree, totally, but the problem is that at least zazzle is more reachable for other people than designers. thats all i'm saying - society6 could be a little bit more friendlier with people outside creative industry - those are potential buyers too you know.. i dont mean to make society6 uglier - it looks great and its almost simple enough, but things like categories and tags would be helpful for those browsing a print for their bedroom wall or for gift in a particular theme..
p.s. on other website that sells my prints, i sold few of a4-a5 size, so maybe that would be a potentially good format to sell here - small framed prints look great too..
Bryan Lanier commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:33am
Thanks, Kotryna! I got the banner to work on Blogger but it only displays one print... is that right?
Justin Wills commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:36am
It will randomly show one of your pieces at a time Bryan.
Tyler Hayes commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:48am
I agree with Yvonne. With the New page displaying artwork for as little time as several minutes, real exposure is limited to artists that already have hundreds of followers.
Bryan Lanier commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 9:52am
aaaaaah ok... thanks Justin. very cool
Jonah Makes Artstuff commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:11am
i tried using the HTML banner but it randomly displays any product on S6 instead of just my stuff
Jonah Makes Artstuff commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:13am
and yea its really impossible to get promotes these days and I'm not going to ask me friends to bump my stuff. perhaps smaller thumbnails?
Justin Cooper commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 10:29am
tags are on the way guys, working on it!
FAMOUS WHEN DEAD commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 1:42pm
Excellent tips... keep up the good work guys...

who's the $5000+
LookOutBelow - Graeme V. commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:18pm
Removed commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:46pm
I think this is great. I got here more for the exposure than selling my artwork, then for months I didn't sell anything. But I have been now!, of course I'm not in the $5000 mark yet. But I'm already happy with what that is right now. I realized that if you lower your commissions for your art you will sell more. I also realized that the stuff I sell the most are the ones picked up by Urban Outfitters. website. Maybe because their website targets not only artists like this one???? And it works for blogger you just have to adjust it, take a look at mine here.

here http://thinksmartdesigns.blogspot.com/
Removed commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:51pm
By the way the only thing I would suggest is a way to contact other designers here. like a "email me" kinda thing.
Removed commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 3:56pm
another suggestion is to promote other people's stuff and comment on their artwork. They will follow you and comment back. I've learned that from pal Matthew Billington!
Amber commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:08pm
good tips, I should really get on with it and advertise my stuff a bit more (and make more), I haven't had any sales yet!
Removed commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 4:58pm
looking at this site and facebook S6, I had to come back here and add another comment : Why Valistika yellow lion Artwork is everywhere we look Justin???? lol. Nothing against them, don't get me wrong....
Removed commented on Thursday, January 20, 2011 5:01pm
don't tell me they were the one who made $5,150.74 'casue I'm gonna get mad right now! ha ha!
Mike Carney commented on Friday, January 21, 2011 12:51am
I agree that once you're work is uploaded it can easily become lost so a way of tagging and categorising would be really beneficial. I haven't been able to connect with creatives who share similar interests (contemporary drawing) very easily myself (perhaps there aren't any here?!). This side of things is a little random and frustrating, and demands a lot of trawling through content that maybe isn't of interest (despite being very high quality). Otherwise this is a very good site with a talented community and well intentioned team running things. Thanks.
Noel ILL Art commented on Saturday, January 22, 2011 12:03pm
@Charlene Jaszewski I agree, TAGS would be great. To be able to search with tags would be awesome.
@Justin Wills Why did you not mention who the two top sellers where? I thought you had interviewed them or something and I was going to read what they had to say.. haha!
Rachel Caldwell commented on Saturday, January 22, 2011 4:08pm
Tags are an awesome idea, too, can't wait to see that happen.

There is a sophistication to Society6 that is not easily found anywhere else on the www.

@Elo Designer--I know you were addressing Justin, but . . .The Valistika yellow lion is featured well because that specific piece of art earned more hearts from fellow artists on Soc6 than any other artwork posted on this site. That places it highest on the "shop" listings.
Claudia Marchetti commented on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 5:14am
Yeah definitely can't wait for tags! Do you guys know how to have some of my paintings in the "Animals" Category in the Society 6 shop?
Kris Efe commented on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:01am
Ilove the suggestions but I agree with many people comments above: We need TAGS! So buyers can easily find what they are looking for. Other thing, the shop page should be randomized some times. I always see the same works over and over on the front page. The best thing about this site is seen fresh work everyday! I love it!
Kris Efe commented on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:03am
One suggestion for sellers: create a amiling list with potential clients and friends. Everytime you upload a new work for sale, send a nice newsletter annoucing it. Art buyers will thank you!
Justin Cooper commented on Wednesday, January 26, 2011 9:37am
thanks everyone for your comments, we hear you loud and clear on adding tags to the shopping experience - tags are coming!
Ameya SK commented on Saturday, January 29, 2011 11:49am
I agree with Kris's opinion here, randomizing the shop makes sense yea? i highly doubt a piece a buyer will even get to page 208 when he has awesome pieces all through the first 207 pages to choose from... maybe the tags can help then but if we see random art every time we check the shop page, its something to look forward to...and old piece, a new piece, a piece added maybe 10 seconds ago (shoppers will have massive options)
Justin Cooper commented on Sunday, January 30, 2011 10:51am
@Ameya while we work on the tags, S6 is set-up now to show you randomized art in several ways including the home page, the new page and the discover page so please give it a shot while browsing
Azlif commented on Monday, January 31, 2011 7:36am
hi guys m kinda new here. could you explain the commission and the profit works here. is it 3$ to the artist from 20$ of price. seems like it in mine!!
Justin Cooper commented on Monday, January 31, 2011 9:39am
Hi Azlif, depends on what you sell. Please look here http://www.society6.com/help/shop or contact us if you still have questions http://www.society6.com/help/contact thanks.
Chris Hunt commented on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 11:02am
@either of the Justins

This might be something to throw towards the http://www.society6.com/help/contact , but I was curious if there's anything in the works along the lines of analytics. I'm guessing right now as to where my store's traffic is coming from and have NO idea who is buying, beyond anyone who randomly contacts me through one of my linked accounts (twitter/facebook).

I'm excited to hear that tags are coming, and without sounding like too cheesy, you guys are great. I can't wait to see how Society6 will continue to evolve, and I appreciate the fact that you guys took a risk to provide artists like myself a platform and a means to earn income.
Justin Cooper commented on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:13pm
@Chris thank you so much for the kind words and support, feels good to hear. We've got analytics on the fairly long list of S6 enhancements that are on the way. Just wanted you to know that we hear you and we're working hard to make things even better!
Chris Hunt commented on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 1:41pm
Appreciate it man. You guys do good work, you should feel proud. As the internet is fond of saying, "Haters gonna hate."
Randi Antonsen commented on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 12:09am
hi :)
first: thanks a lot for all the great work you do here!
my wish: Banners Featuring our Work
A random selection of our work, linked to our profile or studios.
Thanks again
Randi Antonsen commented on Wednesday, February 2, 2011 5:57am
I figured out how to do it, take a look: http://claravox.tumblr.com/
St. Clair Castro commented on Sunday, February 13, 2011 2:58pm
Sweet insights and procedures my man.
one creative girl commented on Friday, March 4, 2011 9:04pm
It seems that once i upload work it gets lost and goes unseen after while. Should i periodically delete older posts and re-post those items? will this move them into some sort of current shuffle to be seen?
kolya korzh commented on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 3:35am
i was watching s6 community for more than 1.5 years now, and only now begin to upload some stuff, to try it out.

i totally agree with everyone above. tags really might be nice, but not panacea. Cataloging/Categorizing would be great. Also it would be awesome if S6 provide some ad-system for artists, that can promote themselfs – my point, S6 already got some advert agreement with friend websites, but why not take it further.
Vin Zzep commented on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 9:31pm
thanks guys, really good advise :) cheers
Tonteau commented on Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:26am
Excellent. Now to rake in the dollars.
tambolbee commented on Thursday, November 17, 2011 2:59am
thanks guys! good advice :) keep those tips coming :)
Erika Morrison Bunda commented on Thursday, November 17, 2011 11:14am
Fantastic tips:)
Best wishes to all of you:)
Ben Geiger commented on Thursday, November 17, 2011 3:24pm
LOVE IT ALL! Thanks so much! You guys are so awesome and nice! Society 6 u guys are FREAKEN amazing!
Jessica_Savard commented on Friday, November 18, 2011 9:33am
Thanks for all the great tips! You guys are truly great for hosting a site like this for artists that want to get recognized and make money!
ramon irwin bonilla commented on Sunday, November 20, 2011 7:11am
Thank you fellow Society-sixers. I was able to catch a few good tips from some of you guys like Kata. Is also good to hear from Justin that Tags are coming as well as a Traffic Analisys feature. Still, I think the site should be more open to participation from people outside the community who might be potential customers. I mean you need to open an account with society 6 in order to comment or promote work within the site. I know people can share work through their facebook account, but it would be nice to have potential customers participate of the interaction that happens within the site. I think it would be financially beneficial for Society 6 and their artists.
Jussi Lovewell commented on Monday, January 2, 2012 11:48pm
I love you guys. It's great being able to have fun creating artwork that ends up shipped to/hung up in friends' houses looking awesome, while getting to show (and take in original art from) hundreds of other talented artists on society6.

Like the perfect blend of gallery art and graffiti.

Everybody be sure to check out my flavor of art!!
Jacqueline Maldonado commented on Wednesday, January 4, 2012 10:17pm
I love Society6!! Fantastic, supportive artistic community AND unlimited uploads to sell my work? Awesome! Whatever you are doing, it is working for me :) (no I am not one of the top-sellers, but my sales have increased exponentially since I started only a few months ago) Keep up the great work guys!
zbynekkysela.com commented on Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:55pm
Great tips, thanks!
Beast Syndicate commented on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:48am
Great tips. I think we need better Facebook integration (ability for FB storefront) to reach our contacts via social media.
Beast Syndicate commented on Wednesday, February 15, 2012 6:55am
It would also be useful to have a user forum for us all to share self-help solutions. I'm sure we all come up against similar obstacles and there's no real help section on Society6.
dan elijah g. fajardo commented on Tuesday, March 6, 2012 11:42pm
wow this is so awesome!
BY CSERA commented on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 7:57am
I would love to have my own mail me section as sometimes customers have questions that they dont want to ask in the comments section....BUT I dont want to start getting loads of spammies! Also other artists can contact each other for collabs etc in private without leaving S6 and contacting through personal blogs and websites. Do you guys think a forum would be fab!? What about a RATE system as well as the PROMOTE button too?
Joan McLemore commented on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 8:36am
I posted 2 items a couple of months ago and really didn't know that people spend $35 for phone cases. You can guess my phone is not a big deal to me.......ha! So I hadn't been back to Society 6 for about 2 months and was very surprised to see that I had sold far more than I had expected. I decided to try adding a few more and see where it goes. I can say that I am much more impressed with Society 6 than with Zazzle...............!! I am not quite sure what to do to succeed more. That is what has me reading this thread.
eQuivalent commented on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 5:50pm
Thanks so much!
lucborell commented on Thursday, March 8, 2012 2:50am
I am French and I love society.6. But let me say a few things!
First I would like the process of setting up the tee shirts to be more open and simple. These big huge square on t-shirts do not mean much and does not grow with the purchase. Give us more freedom and we will be more creative ...
Then I'd like that we have more opportunities to bring our products online on other sites and not just on twitter and facebook ... It would be good for you and for us for sales ...
Finally last point, why can not we make friends as all sites and sales and share information between ourselves, or creativity or ideas ...
In any case thank you for everything you do for us ...
lucborell cameraphone artist
Deesign commented on Thursday, March 8, 2012 2:53pm
Hi, great tips, however I have followed most if not all of these tips and have yet to get my first sale! I find it difficult when I follow and promote as many as I can yet only some follow you back. Maybe we need some sort of notification system as maybe they do not know unless they check? Maybe there is already one but I don't know about it...
Also I would like to connect my society6 page to my facebook fan page, as those are the people who might be interested in buying, but it seems it can only be connected to my personal page!
Will just keep promoting and posting! Thanks :)
Hans Eiskonen commented on Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:37am
Is a constant self-promotion, sales are not. :D
Volkan Dalyan commented on Saturday, March 10, 2012 6:46am
Great tips,

Kale commented on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 4:59am
SO helpful! Super new @ this and I am really striving to get to where my dreams will come true!
Vasare Nar commented on Monday, April 9, 2012 6:48am
great tips:)
Anita Ivancenko commented on Monday, April 23, 2012 10:28am
Good tips. I found useful just to post about yourself everywhere you can!
:: GaleStorm Artworks :: commented on Tuesday, May 1, 2012 3:30pm
I'm rather new here.
I appreciate the tips and discussion here...and think it's actually nice to have a discussion board.
Also...my 2 cents...I appreciate that Society 6 is NOT a social network, and where everyone is not necessarily privy to messaging and/or knowing if other artists are online. If artists want to chat, an email address in the 'ABOUT' space seems to be the way to go.

:)) I'm loving Society6 --- I'm so addicted to looking at art and making it.
gina_jara commented on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 10:36am
what software does everyone use?
Permanent vacation commented on Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:43am
I'm super new here...I really like to make art and I don't really care it sells or not, but it would be nice if someone can at least see it
Sophie Maes commented on Thursday, June 7, 2012 2:21pm
check out my prints: http://society6.com/SophieMaes
Brian Jarrell commented on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 7:00pm
I'm a newbie and glad I found these posts to help with some of my questions. Apparently, lots of others have the same questions as I do. Here's a link to my gallery if anyone would like to check it out, promote or provide any feedback: http://society6.com/brianjarrell
PaperTigress commented on Tuesday, July 24, 2012 8:27am
Useful! :)
Marco Angeles commented on Friday, August 10, 2012 12:39pm
Any chance Society6 can be integrated into Facebook fan page as an app?
it would be neat to have soothing like : www.facebook.com/marcoangeles.designs/ society6
Marco Angeles commented on Friday, August 10, 2012 12:40pm
*soothing = something
Pimmy Happy World commented on Saturday, August 25, 2012 11:53pm
very good article :), many thanks
skindapple|Tad Thomas commented on Saturday, September 1, 2012 2:30pm
very cool and helpful! thanks!
Jamie Bryan commented on Friday, September 7, 2012 5:51pm
I hope this can be classed as a question on selling tips, Sorry in advance if its not. Is it true that the more you sell, the more chance you have of appearing on the society6 homepage?.
Get Harry commented on Saturday, September 8, 2012 3:07am
Anyone know how to display multiple items from my shop on a page on my website? The 'banner' code from Society6 only displays one.
Diego Verhagen commented on Wednesday, September 12, 2012 4:14am
WOW thank you very much from Argentina: D
Dianah B commented on Saturday, September 15, 2012 12:02am
Great ideas. I will use it! XD
Jessica N commented on Saturday, September 15, 2012 8:51pm
Thanks! How does society6 decide what goes on the front page?
James Arnold commented on Friday, September 21, 2012 1:56pm
Where am I? Who am I?
Patricia Falls commented on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 12:29am
This is very usefull :)
Pifla commented on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 2:02pm
Great tips ! Thks
UvinArt commented on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 2:07am
DS' photoart commented on Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:06pm
There is still some problem with ratings. When smb just appears to S6 he doesn't have many followers. With time the number grows but very few people look all the pages to the 1st one. And so the 1st works usually have lower rating even if they are better than the last! The rating system also isn't perfect but I'm not sure, maybe it's a lesser evil. I saw many BRILLIANT works that were rated lower than some boring simple photos and patterns. It's not good surely. And if you have about 1000 followers or so promoting their pictures become some monotonous activity that makes someone really exhausted so I think that they will mostly stop promoting anything or do it rare. Also the top-rated works usually have only adds to their ratings while the new ones will almost never compare to them. On the page "Popular" almost nothing changes for quite a time. It's sooo boring. Good you've made Random category.
DS' photoart commented on Thursday, October 11, 2012 12:18pm
Oh, yes. I think a good idea will be not switching all these pages of an author but just choosing between options like "display all", "display x per page" and alike.
miseyu commented on Thursday, October 11, 2012 4:58pm
DS' photoart commented on Saturday, October 13, 2012 1:38am
Yes, rating system is in some way a disaster :) Number of works only grow and everyone have to put their likes again and again... and the top-rated works aren't usually the best ones... and the top rated works doesn't necessary have top sales... and the top-rated artists become only the more and more top-rated inertially... and the ones will probably never reach them... and they are like a hight trees prevent "flowers beneath them from growing"... and all of this means stagnation after all. The system surely works contra art, not pro.
Steve P Outram commented on Thursday, October 25, 2012 2:35am
Hi folks. Just signed up and following the threads/topics.
Er......what happened to the Tags ? ( that for sure we need )
Picomodi commented on Monday, October 29, 2012 1:59am
I think Society6 works the best as compared to other POD website. By featuring only a few designs on the frontpage, it enables the artists featured to have maximum exposure. It is up to the artist to work your way up to the frontpage. I do not agree with the "high trees prevent flowers beneath them from growing" analogy. Every flowers can grow into tree if the flowers are consistently striving and unique.

De.S, there is a website called redbubble which curates the work on the frontpage just the way you describe (multiples, random, based on the curator taste). Sale-wise, I heard more great feedback on society6 rather than redbubble. It's a bit all over the place for me and at it seems at the end nobody is making much money or getting exposure.
DS' photoart commented on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 9:54am
Budi Satria Kwan, if the words were right ("Every flowers can grow into tree if the flowers are consistently striving and unique") then we would NOT see the current situation on stocks. The first ones who came there could earn about 2000-5000 and the ones who came later could not and will probably never do. It doesn't depend on quality, it depends mostly on numbers: the more you are seen - the more you are seen (positive feedback kind), the fewer people - higher the chances for anyone of them to be choosen by customers, more things by the same artist can be choosen (negative feedback kind). Here the situation differs in details from what can be seen on stocks but still have much in common. That factor just cannot be ignored.

To say about redbuddle - I don't know for I didn't study the situation. But before making any decisions we have AT LEAST examine: 1) the "weight" of different factors (this "random exposure" might be a very good feature but other features of redbubble worse in comparison with S6 and this summ of factors form the final feedback) 2) is the feedback groups relevant or not (we need a certain group of people to make such analysis - this group must pass the "criteria of representation"). Without it the conclusion worth nothing.
DS' photoart commented on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:01am
And about these words "striving and unique" - it's nit quite right. I'd say - just the opposite. It's surprising that you are not aware of such a simple thing - "underground" IS uniqe almost in 100% cases and it DOES strives to live. Not to be sold but to be what it is. Phurpa music as an example. And it will always loose in monetary gain compared to "mainstreem artists" who sell patterns, simple pictures and other "popular" things. Of course, "underground" never tries to sell itself on stocks or so. What for the others - for stockers to be certain - onle numbers matter and sometimes (but not always) quality. About it see upper. That factor will play the main part. Mainstreem doesn't want unique things, mainstreem wants only what is popular, often seen and simple enough.
DS' photoart commented on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:11am
Not to repeat what is said by classical writer :)
Picomodi commented on Wednesday, October 31, 2012 10:38pm
De.S, that's a very bleak way to see it.

The fact is I did see new people making it to first page and getting likes without trouble. People like:
This proves that the current system will work IF you are good, new or old.

It isn't fair comparison to compare the income of artist with 200+ designs, span over 2-3 years with new artist that signed up a month ago with 6 designs. It isn't about badly made stock. For me, it's logical that people who are here for 2-3 years to have more designs as compared to new one.
DS' photoart commented on Thursday, November 1, 2012 8:13am
Budi Satria Kwan, ok, not to bury ourselves now under details, just tell me about one fact - how the situation in supply and demand change over the time here, in the matter of art and what kind of art?

If we look what changes in 2-3 years, we'll see the growing number of followers and likes. When someone new comes what problems he faces? The problem is - the old pictures have about 400-2000 likes (even if it is a dull pattern-like image), with time the number of likes will only rise (as a function of some probability), they are storing and thus only growing and it is a kind of buffer because of what the new ones will probably never grow like that. Because the number depends on time and the time goes only in one direction :) What can we see by these "likes" - the picture is better or is it older? Usually it is "older" not "better". And so the "popular" category is not clearly "popular" - it is "popular" AND "older". It is not good I think. The old ones must go while the new ones must come and then the circle repeat.

On Front page I've seen different images with different number of likes (though most often I see the ones who came here 2-3 years ago and have >1500 followers, very rare new faces) but it's not for long, it's few and it doesn't really help to choose anything. There must be much more pictures on that page and maybe a better randomization.

The next problem is. Likes come from artists and usually not buyers. Artist are not so highly interested in liking and seen each others works, only briefly. I looked through several accounts with 2000-4000 followers and found out that only 1-20% "liked" the pictured (from 3000-4000 followers we have no more than 400 likes to 1-week-old pictures). In comparison some people with 100-200 followers often have 50% likings. And minding all this - the _artist's choice_ determines what _buyers_ will see. Is it correct?

It is not about complaining :) I DON'T say S6 is bad. I think the opposite. But some things look far from being perfect. Is it not?
Josrick commented on Monday, November 5, 2012 8:17am
I was also wondering where the promised tags are. Are the "tags" the 4 categories we are allowed to pick when we post? And as far as all the problems are concerned, I agree, but don't wish to complain too much because I love this site so much. I also find it curious that many of the most popular artists on this site have 1500+ followers, yet they only follow and promote a very small fraction of those followers (ex. having 2000 followers, yet only following 100 and only promoted 200 images). How did they become so popular? New artists are encouraged to promote and follow as many people as they can to become promoted and followed back. It just seems bizarre, since many of them aren't THAT much better than someone less popular (not to say they're bad by any means, I just don't understand how they became so popular). Perhaps an updated post on top selling tips could be posted soon since this is a bit old, or possibly interview the top sellers. That would be helpful and interesting! Cheers :)
yee yee commented on Friday, November 9, 2012 8:26pm
Patricia Falls commented on Monday, November 12, 2012 3:03pm
wow, than you!! *
Sarah Diedrich commented on Thursday, December 13, 2012 10:04pm
a facebook storefront app would be amazing!
Intrinsic Journeys commented on Monday, December 17, 2012 8:40am
Josrick I agree. I am concerned that no updates have been provided on this post. I have noticed the same mysterious patterns.
Hand Made Sheep commented on Monday, December 17, 2012 3:17pm
the banner won't work on wordpress. thought?
The SellOut commented on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 7:14pm
Quite happy tags are coming :D
Sassan Filsoof commented on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:01am
I don't know why but I seem to get way more exposure and sales on red bubble. I have a dismally low promo count, even though I follow most of the tips. What gives?
Sassan Filsoof commented on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:09am
Fully agree with Josrick
Sassan Filsoof commented on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 11:19am
The fact that you need to open an account in order to leave feedback and get promoted is very limiting. Wish that could be changed.
Lauren Moore commented on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:03am
What software do you fine ladies and gents use to prepare your art for upload? Whats the easiest way to get the sizes for everything? There's got to be a way to upload it one size without re-sizing each and every print for each different product? Perhaps I'm just a newb that needs to figure all this out? P.S. check out my work at www.society6.com/LaurenMoore
Lauren Moore commented on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 11:04am
Cordula Schaefer commented on Sunday, January 13, 2013 1:30pm
Does anyone have an idea why linking Twitter won't work? I have tried S6's connection tips several times now without any success.
Lulla commented on Friday, January 18, 2013 2:01pm
I am rookie here:)
Jerome commented on Thursday, January 24, 2013 7:48am
I'm wondering how this 'new' feed works? How are the artworks sorted? Chronologically with the most recent upload first? That doesn't seem to be the case though ... Anyone care to explain? Thank you :)
Oh, and: http://society6.com/JeromeHerr ;)
Anne Cobai commented on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 11:17pm
There are so many great suggestions here, but Society6 never seems to implement any of them. This post is over 2 years old, yet still there's heaps of room for improvement.
Jerome commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 12:27am
Anne: true, and that's a bit of a shame ...
Randi Antonsen commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:00am
I would love to have a list over the top selling members and their work here.
It's boring to have mails about top selling S6 members earning $2,000 - $3,000 and more each month, and not knowing who they are!
I want top selling and not "most popular" - there are two very different things.
Randi Antonsen commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 1:02am
Maybe a list of the number of sales in each profile as they have on Etsy?
srahhh commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:12am
More price control, cheaper production on certain items (I've had several people complain about even the base artist price on greeting cards, and I agree that it's a little high), and tags would all be GREAT.

Also, more control over artwork placement on objects. Trying to format one image for multiple products is incredibly counterintuitive. One placement will look good on one product, but will be off-kilter or run over the edges on another. Independent artwork control would be fabulous.
Andy D. commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 6:23am
Anne: I couldn't agree more, new product types seem to continually be added - which is awesome. However, very slow are the improvements to the interface, user experience and little is done to help us advertise and promote our work. There's tons of amazing opportunities for Society6 to improve, I wish they were more transparent and frequent with those improvements.
Randi Antonsen commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 8:15am
I also would like to know how much you earn on each sold iphone cases and other products.
All professional companies have such information public and it is especially interesting to us, providing you with daily new designs.
L.S Illustration and Design commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 9:38am
I think the promotions on the home page is good, but time and time again I see the more popular artists on it and they just continually promote their work. Nobody else gets a look in. Wouldn't it be better by using the home page to promote the not so popular artists? Allow them to be featured and help them along the way?
Sugar & Brownie commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 4:17pm
Please!!! No hash tags!! Aren't the categories good enough?
People just make up tags that make no sense and nobody ever visits them again once "spammers" get a hold of them. Just more categories would be great!
BIOWORKZ commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 10:58pm
I've known about S6 for awhile now but I started noticing many of my favorite artists posting their work up here. Got me curious so I started myself. Many of you suggest tags which is a great idea and more exposure for newer artists and submissions. I had the same thought when I first started. With this said, great art will speak for itself. Keep submitting awesome work and let the work itself do the marketing and exposure for you. Just my opinion of course. Keep up the great work everyone.
Jerome commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:26pm
srah & randi: I agree with what your comments! Hopefully the S6 people read this thread ... Speaking of which, an actual discussion board/forum would be nice too! ;)

As for the base prices, I'm also wondering if they're not a bit high ...
Jerome commented on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 11:27pm
That said though, I find this website really great and the quality of some of the art is really, really outstanding! And always inspiring.
Randi Antonsen commented on Thursday, January 31, 2013 1:07am
Thank you, Jerome!
@Justin - don't be so shy, give us some feedback here!
Gary Grayson commented on Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:20am
I agree with Sugar & Brownie about no tags, I like the categories, maybe a few more to choose from. I would like to be able to customize my homepage, to show my best sellers first. Ranking according to what is PROMOTED does not translate to what sells the best. I create a new image every day and have over 250 on S6. To avoid viewer fatigue do you have any suggestions on focusing the work, perhaps limiting to just a few pages. I am also interested in focusing sales to the Interior Design business community. I am also considering Constant Contact as a way to promote my S6 website.
Macaluso commented on Thursday, February 7, 2013 6:11pm
I hate that it's just the categories. There really needs to be the ability to add tags like tumblr or deviantart handles it, to make it easier for people to search and find things.
EricaMaxine commented on Saturday, February 9, 2013 3:37pm
I just joined and really don't know how to figure out how I should set up my pricing. They have 3 columns and I can't tell what I should do. If someone has the patience to write down instructions for me I'd really appreciate it.
Send info to Euphoricrecall13@hotmail.com Thanks
Stef and Stuff... commented on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:21am
this is a vehicle to sell your work to people you know. it does not work if you are not known. if you are trying to sell your work only here, it is merely like a lottery. you have to work your ass off getting people who already know your work to come to Soc6 and buy. best of luck to everyone!!!
Stef and Stuff... commented on Friday, February 15, 2013 7:25am
this is also a good way to get an idea of which pieces work and get a bit of support. selling anything?!?
Slippytee Clothing commented on Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:28am
just want to say thanks for the great tips and comments guys :)
Scott Brian Woods commented on Friday, March 1, 2013 1:20pm
Thanks for the tips. Can't wait for the tags.
Maria Sh commented on Friday, March 8, 2013 4:29am
Already do most of this stuff but its rare that my art actually is high enough resolution to upload on here. Thank you anyways! Check out my stuff guys :)
Kevin Sheth commented on Tuesday, March 19, 2013 5:45am
Really wish there were more tips on a daily basis (especially for Photographers).
okayleigh commented on Wednesday, April 3, 2013 6:37pm
Tags are necessary from a customers point of view. I tried searching Studio Ghibli and while a few works popped up, with that as it's title but a lot is left out. Searching Star Wars comes up with irrelevant posts.

Display all works or X amount would make it more user friendly.

Also having a Like button for those who simply buy and not make artwork, would help with exposure.

But I guess tags won't happen as people raised it over 2 years ago and still nothing.
Justin Wills commented on Friday, April 5, 2013 11:56am
All the words in the title and description are used in search engine.

We have a Promote button that is for members who sell and those who do not.

I hope this helps!
Kirk Shelton commented on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 4:37pm
I've been seeing the same stuff in NEW for a week. Tags would be awesome. I have stuff based on popular TV shows but with no tags no one will ever find it in a search. I dont want to call all of my relevant pieces Breaking Bad. Why are they fighting tags so hard?
ca2eypirat commented on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 7:03am
So, can it be more transparent for the process of picking artworks to show on the SHOP section?
Maybe on the home page showing slides of new artists randomly, can this be done to promote new submissions?
Brian J Farrell commented on Wednesday, April 17, 2013 9:13pm
i totally needed to read this months ago .... some might say I am slow on the uptake
Carissa W. commented on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 6:01pm
Great tips! Very helpful.
JDS ART commented on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 11:12am
I don't really like promotions, new pieces don't get enough exposure. If anyone wants me to look at their stuff and help just send the love my way and I'll do the same : p
Justin Gedak commented on Friday, May 3, 2013 6:56am
I'm new to Society6, but I really like the way the site is set up. It's fast, simple, and efficient. I'm glad there isn't a page view tracker, or a bunch of options to add alt tags, etc. I think that less is usually more, and the simplicity of this site makes my artwork look more professional than other print on demand sites.

CAMERON K FRASER commented on Monday, May 13, 2013 3:47pm
I'm not so interested in making more off of my work, rather than people just seeing it. Any good tips to get other Society6 members interested?
okayleigh commented on Thursday, May 23, 2013 12:20am
I decided I would make a tumblr which can potentially help with exposure for new artists on tumblr. So if you have found yourself here and are struggling to get the promotions and interest in your work, please consider submitting at http://artistsofsociety6.tumblr.com.
mydeardear commented on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 6:51am
Thank you for these nice tips! I'm totally new, so this post is really helpful. :)
Semper Tyrannis commented on Monday, June 10, 2013 12:28pm
artist friendly site...all you have to do is post the art!
Hue Dare commented on Saturday, June 15, 2013 5:30pm
I am a rookie here check out my works http://society6.com/Huedare will post more soon

This is a good post. Thank you Justin!
boobee commented on Monday, June 17, 2013 3:56am
Hi! Anyone from the staff that could finally explain why artworks on popular/random/new sections are always the same? tnx!
Kattermonran commented on Thursday, June 20, 2013 10:04am
Why won't this work on Wordpress? Any ideas?
Okti commented on Sunday, June 30, 2013 11:09am
I am also very curious to find out why it is that most of the time the artists on the front page are the same ones, do these have a deal with Society6? Or are they maybe friends? One of my works was on the front page when I first started uploading on this website, I didn't have a lot of followers or likes back then so it can't be based on popularity alone. Maybe it's just focused on getting as much sales as possible therefor based on sales? Again, I would like to find out :D
Asia Jones commented on Thursday, July 4, 2013 1:58pm
so happy to see this :D
Wondersome Things commented on Friday, July 12, 2013 4:03am
Really useful for a newbie, thanks! :)
EmpireOWL Prints commented on Monday, August 26, 2013 8:35pm
Hello friends is it possible if i can make the tshirt and use this site as shipping?
EmpireOWL Prints commented on Monday, August 26, 2013 8:44pm
please lmk asap thank you im a rookie!
Spencer Martin commented on Saturday, September 7, 2013 7:59am
Thanks for the helpful tips!

IngeBorgaPhotoArt commented on Monday, September 23, 2013 4:59am
Yes, really appreciate all your tips.
Here's a link to my gallery if anyone would like to check it out, promote or provide any feedback: http://society6.com/IngeBorgaPhotoArtcom/prints
Thanks a lot;)
chauloom commented on Thursday, October 17, 2013 2:33pm
How do you get your items in the general shop??
Canis Picta commented on Friday, October 18, 2013 8:40am
I wish we had control over ALL the item pricing. I do not like promting our shop on Society6 when we can't control all our items prices. Also, it would be awesome, if like with other printing business, we could opt to have packages sent with no business labels.
Ordiraptus commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:20am
Canis, why is that so important that there should be no business label on the packages? When we choose to sell through s6 we get a lot, don't you think. Just imagine how much efforts and costs it woul be to sell your artwork on a T-shirt or laptopskin aso. Your wishes are not wrong in themselves, but then you would probably have to set up your own organisation and business to controll all that. Or am I wrong?
Ordiraptus commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 12:28am
Perhaps I was a bit unclear, I just think like this;s6 do a lot of things to make it easier for me to sell diferent products. If I set up my own business I would have to do a lot more than advertising my stuff as now, and it would cost a lot of time on which i can create art instead. To sell my products crave as much work either way.
BIOWORKZ commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 8:09am
I already do must of the suggested things to do to promote yourself on Society6. What I've come to realize is that it's not about how well you promote your work (even though that helps), but just creating great artwork. It's my opinion to focus on creating better work than spending a ton of time promoting yourself. Because at the end of the day, the artwork will sell itself if it speaks to the audience and Society6 is the perfect platform to help with the exposure of your artwork. :)
Luke Dorman commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:01am
Justin - thanks for letting us know about the upcoming changes. It seems like a lot of folks on here (myself included) think this is an awesome site, but could benefit by adding some of the features you mention (tags, analytics, etc.). I think the greatest difficulty is in understanding how to get your work seen and start making sales and these features could go a long way towards creating greater understanding. For instance, I never saw it explained anywhere that you need a certain number of promotes for your work to be included in the main store - it was only after getting emails about that that I learned how promotes work. Seems like you benefit most from Soc6 when you really interact with other designers, but I wish that sort of communal nature was made a little more clear - like if that's one of the points of the site, it would be great to add to the seller tips or something. I haven't read through all the comments but one other thing that would be awesome as a seller is to be able to see screen names of the people who purchase your work - like on so many other sites. I know this site is a little different since you are creating products and sending them out - it limits the amount of information we as artists really "need" but I think it would be really nice to be able to see the profiles of people who connect with your work and purchase it.

Sounds like you guys are working a lot to enhance the site and I'm excited to see what happens moving forward.
artkarolina commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:12am
So basically, just do things properly.

Why doesn't Society 6 give you the contact information of your purchasers? I feel somewhat entitled to it as it is my artwork, & how can I let them know of promotions in & outside of S6? I also have no information to analyze what & potentially why something is selling, & to who. That data is an important tool for me to improve my art business. Before someone says it's confidential - no it's not. Band camp creates a mailing list for its musicians & there's really no reason why it should be private.

Also, I have a lot of trouble formatting my work for the products because somethings use the same print file & don't like up at all the same way. So, some of my products just look bad because of that. It would be very easy for me to provide more print files because I've saved templates for all of them.
Sketchbook Designs commented on Saturday, October 19, 2013 9:57pm
Thxs for the tips......I love this site if you promote me I will promote you! http://society6.com/sketchbookdesigns
Hannah Weddell Photography commented on Monday, November 4, 2013 4:52am
Hey peeps! I've done everything in these comments to help boost my new photos. I can't seem to search for my images though? Am I doing something wrong?

Love this site btw! Happy to promote people if you can help me also! Will be posting more images tomorrow from my storm chasing collection which I would love everyone to see :)


Thanks peeps!
DILLON MCINTOSH commented on Thursday, November 14, 2013 6:18am
Can anyone tell me how I can center my society6 banner on tumblr?
email - mcintosh.dillon@gmail.com
Just need to know what line of script I use…
Art_By_Sarah commented on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 11:42am
Thanks for the tips
robotrake commented on Saturday, December 21, 2013 4:56pm
The search bar should be removed unless it searches everything that is posted.
Sami Kelsh commented on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 5:13pm
The search function would be a lot more useful if it actually showed relevant results, for that matter - the first page of a search for "Doctor Who" reveals 21 irrelevant results (which turn up constantly on the popular page) and 4 that actually relate to the keywords searched. A large percentage of customers are likely to give up at this point if they're not being shown what they're looking for. Relevant search results should be a no-brainer, guys!
Matcha & Ink commented on Saturday, January 25, 2014 10:19pm
I have been on society6 now for 2 months. I am happy with the progress my designs are making. I did not expect it to happen overnight, and I understand that success on society6 takes patience and time. I try to spend at least an hour a day following, commenting & promoting other peoples work. I love seeing everyone else's art & design. I have found many artists who make incredible art, but are not getting recognition, because they are not putting time into society6 (promoting, following, commenting). I just wish I had the money to buy it all! Thanks for providing this great service.

Is there any chance the banner will be available to embed on wordpress soon? Also, I would love to post to my Facebook page instead on my personal Facebook profile. :)
Carrie Mather-Crowner commented on Friday, February 21, 2014 8:53am
Wordpress.com users can't use javascript for security reasons. :'-(

Edward M. Fielding commented on Wednesday, February 26, 2014 7:36pm
Have no idea how any one finds anything on this site. Keywords, tags are kind of basic.
319media commented on Wednesday, March 5, 2014 9:28pm
Follow/promote/comment and I will do so for you as well :)
steeeeee commented on Thursday, March 6, 2014 6:05am
Great tips, thank you :-)

Zurecia commented on Thursday, March 6, 2014 12:01pm
Excellent tips!!! Thank you :)
typografik commented on Monday, March 10, 2014 2:42am
Great tips! Lots to learn.
Procrastenabled commented on Saturday, March 15, 2014 12:49am
Hey folks, I really enjoy all the work on the site!
I'm starting to get into the swing of things, it's definitely a process getting noticed. More tag categories would be great, and more than 4! I love the variety of products I can put my work on.

I've had Society6 like my tweets, which is great!

I've made a few sales, but I feel like there's only so much you can do with your facebook page, twitter, tumblr, etc. Hopefully some more sales will come my way in the future! Thanks !

Ona Haynes commented on Monday, March 17, 2014 6:50pm
:-/ ? Well, I found this post searching the web for HELP getting noticed here. I'm a bit baffled. I've been here for a few weeks & noticed that entire time, everytime I've visited i've allways seen the exact same designs featured on the first page / pages. Why is this? Not only is this frustrating from a sellers point of view but if i was a customer who saw the exact same products 6 consecutive times of visiting I'd give up. surely it's better to keep changing things up - maybe daily like sites such as Etsy or Folksy do.
Will we ever be able to add tags to help people find our workmore easily? There seem to be so few on site tools for promoting your work.
I've had NO sales at all so far :-( I'm promoting myself on business cards, facebook, in my other shops etc - all the usual.
How about some areas & tools here for promoting and just generally getting involved and having a presence? such as forums, treasury curating, 'favoriting' shops etc.
I'm very confused as to how items make the 'front page so to speak. If its to do with 'hearts' / 'promotions' people have clicked on surely this will end up a sort of self perpetuating set of items with the most views, getting on the front page & getting more views therefore more hearts therefore more views.....and so on.
I have contacted Society6 directly for some answers but if anyone can enlighten me about any of this I'd be very greatful. Please forgive my lack of knowledge I'm pretty new here. Thank you
Aimee Hagerty Johnson commented on Thursday, April 24, 2014 7:56pm
These tips were a good starting point for me as I set up my shop. Thanks! However, I find the "dynamic banner" really confusing. It only shows one of my images at a time? And does it... change? Does it show different examples of my artwork to different visitors to my blog or site?

How about a Society6 button we can place on our blogs and portfolio sites to link to our S6 shops?
Rebecca Jackson commented on Monday, April 28, 2014 6:04am
Thanks for the tips,
I have recently joined, yet to make any sales.
But I am enjoying browsing through and commenting on other peoples artwork each day. Promote me and I will promote you back!
Antoine commented on Saturday, May 3, 2014 7:23pm
everyone coming is paying $1 . maybe its enough for the website owner.
it would be in their interest to expand to a wider customer range. but maybe its just enough to have $1 each time ...
Antoine commented on Monday, May 5, 2014 11:44pm
but i love it.i create a lot more now.so its all good .
GeorgianaFox commented on Monday, June 2, 2014 2:17am
check out my art and give it a promote and I'll return the favour;)
Diogo Verissimo commented on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 3:25pm
Hi! Just started here on Society6, so I'm not expecting any sales. But still, those tips will be so helpful. Thanks! ;)
ieIndigoEast commented on Saturday, July 5, 2014 7:37am
Can't wait for the traffic analysis! That's what I love about Etsy~ So, it would be nice
Jose Neves commented on Thursday, July 10, 2014 3:11am
Lindsay Carter commented on Wednesday, July 16, 2014 12:29pm
Has anyone ever had trouble with your posts not automatically posting to your profile or facebook page? I am new to this, but I followed all the instructions and it successfully uses my Twitter account to post a tweet when I've uploaded a post, but nothing happens on my facebook page or profile page.. And it says that it is linked and updated.. but on the right side of the page when I post it says Posting to Twitter is enabled! and is in grey but the Promote Posts on Facebook is in blue underneath that. Is there some privacy/posting settings I need to revise in Facebook to make this happen? I don't want to have to just copy all the pictures onto the page and not be able to show the products it comes as..

MATEO commented on Sunday, July 20, 2014 5:25am
Thanks for the tips. Since I'm a member I feel to sell just at friends of mine or knowed people.
How can we reach a new community of people who don't know my work ?
Nip Rogers commented on Sunday, August 17, 2014 1:54am
Thanks for this post. Very useful. I hope the t-shirt color mix-up gets sorted out soon cause I'm hesitant about uploading artwork for t-shirts until it does.

I also can't seem to get the code link to work on my website. Anyone else having that problem?

All else is just great. Thanks guys.
Tex Watt commented on Saturday, August 30, 2014 12:30am
Leo da Fonseca commented on Saturday, August 30, 2014 1:32am
Nice! Thanks!
Nina Bryant Studio commented on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 3:31pm
These tips are very helpful! I've been here since July. I was thinking, would it be a good idea to maybe put Society6 watermarks on our product previews or disable right clicks? I don't know if our images can be taken & used without our knowledge/permission.

redskull gifts commented on Sunday, November 2, 2014 3:22pm
hi im new here.i followed the instructions.uploaded my design.but I cant see it.or choose what to add my design to.how exactly does this work?
Lindsey Hart Photography commented on Sunday, November 16, 2014 2:17pm
This was awesome!! I'm new and still learning the ropes here, but this information was super helpful! Hopefully, in time, some of my prints will be selected for the store!
Sharon Mau commented on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 5:25pm
. . ★ . . ♥ . . :: thank you so much for the helpful advice . . would love to receive a homepage feature . any promotions would be wonderful to possible help with sales and visibility . . Seems like the homepage always looks the same . it would be nice for you to introduce more artists on a more frequent random basis . . we are all here for the same reasons yes . . to increase our sales actual keywords and tags would also be good . it isn't always so easy to find what visitors are looking for with only the search option . . I love Society6 . and we also have a wonderful international social network . . there are many talented artists here who are a tremendous source of creative inspiration . . I very much appreciate all you do for us . thank you Society6 . . Aloha :: . . ♥ . . ★ . .

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Thuy Ngo commented on Saturday, November 22, 2014 5:58am
I agree with Nina. I read about an issue with someone's artwork being sold on products elsewhere not on Society6. Hmmm anyone heard know anything about that.
Janice Chan commented on Monday, November 24, 2014 1:56pm
I feel like theres not many chances for new users, only popular users get notice and appearing long term on the front page.
sphkledxmilk commented on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 6:03am
Yeah I'm new here and so far it seems pretty hard to get noticed :/ I'm not getting my hopes up tho I just hope to sell at least 5 pieces per month. Anyways, good luck to anyone reading this. x
Fusion Idol commented on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 10:30am
The tips are good, but the overall system doesn't seemed to have changed much in the last 5 years. I've only been selling my artwork on here for 2 years and its been the same art on the first few pages almost the entire time. Any of the art I sell comes from the links on my website. I know this because they usually are friends who tell me or customers who drop me a note on my website after ordering. The products are top quality. The designers here are amazing. I just don't understand why it hasn't been a priority to showcase the diverse talent on this site. It is so much better than Zazzle in so many ways - but yet so few know about Society6. I really hope a complete overall is coming to better showcase all the artists. Not just the ones that got here first and made some popular designs many years ago. http://society6.com/ancientartizen
Forge22 - Retrowave, Vaporwave… commented on Thursday, December 4, 2014 9:33pm
Those widgets are pretty dang neat! I just added them to a bunch of my sites!
Yara π Art & Design commented on Thursday, December 11, 2014 3:55pm
There is some talk about Retail Partnerships a user can participate in.....but I dont know how that works. For a retailer to teem up with society6 with so many designers might be an idea, so I liked that but really I cannot find anything specific or a link on the site.
Yara π Art & Design commented on Friday, December 12, 2014 12:25am
as for visibility or nonvisibility

using the general search (of the site) and setting "new" in the dropdown, I have never seen my uploads although really new......but always the same products.... :(
Yara π Art & Design commented on Friday, December 12, 2014 12:29am
p.s. a friend of mine (a born curator really) was - I guess still is - thinking about starting a "best of society6" kinda blog to give visibility to the really good.....but how to find it then....

that was a question :)
Amaya commented on Thursday, December 18, 2014 7:55am
Hi! Just wondering what it means when you receive an email saying your print has been selected to be included in the society6 shop? I'm new at this and I didn't know if being selected helps promote you better or what it means. Thanks guys
Ripley Design commented on Saturday, December 20, 2014 5:07pm
thanks for the tips!
Michael Christopher Smith Art commented on Tuesday, December 23, 2014 9:26pm
Finally got some work on to Society 6 last week and had my first sale a couple of days ago. Been looking around the site and it seems that pieces which tend to do well have had some photoshop involved in the production. Not used it much in my work,only for resizing and cropping, but i think the nature of the products (iphone cases etc) and the overall look of Society 6 lends itself to art which has been touched up (or created entirely) with Photoshop. Clean, perfect finishes on your work is a must if you want to sell stuff IMO.
Marlin Seigman commented on Friday, December 26, 2014 10:17am
I just started my shop. How long does it take a product to show up on facebook?
Valeria Kondor commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 3:33am
Hello Fellow Artists and Society6! I have been around for a couple of months. Not super active but has posted some designs. Got 1 sale so far :-) happy for that. 2usd made already!! :-D

My biggest issue is that Society6 doesnt deliver neither to Hungary nor to India. I am present in both the counties and could not buy even my own product. After 2 mails, received the same answer, that well...working on it, may be available later. But still not.

I also sell on Etsy and have seen, many Etsy artists actually buy their own product and sell on Etsy, as that has a larger audience both from artists and "simple" buyer community.

Wishing happy creative times and good sales to everyone!
Valeria Kondor commented on Friday, January 16, 2015 3:35am
oh, another another practical thing is, that I think some

close up images of the material would be great to see the texture of the Tshirts, rugs, duvet cover. Don't you think so?
Texture commented on Friday, May 1, 2015 7:39am
I have been promoting on TSU also: http://www.tsu.co/greatgifts It's basically like the new facebook so it's great for Society6 product promotion.
kateillustrate commented on Saturday, May 9, 2015 1:12pm
Great tips - mostly in the comments, thanks everyone!

Checl out my shop here as well, will be glad to look at/follow those who follow me :)



Bacht commented on Tuesday, June 2, 2015 12:44am
and make a bunch collections of greats artworks!!!! :D... thank you!
Hayley Michelle commented on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 10:39am
I would love a PSD template we could use to showcase a room with the products! So we could mix up a duvet, throws, print, rug in order to make more sales!
Stormproof Works commented on Monday, June 8, 2015 10:55pm
Stormproof Films has uploaded some kewl new artwork. Check out these prints: http://society6.com/stormprooffilms
MistyAnn @ What the F-stop Pri… commented on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:51pm

MistyAnn @ What the F-stop Pri… commented on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 5:51pm
Um, the banner doesn't work on it's own site. lol
83 Oranges® Art Shop commented on Thursday, July 2, 2015 11:59pm
I have posted my Society story with some tips to sell better here on my blog: http://83oranges.com/7-tips-to-get-mo...-society6/

Do let me know if it helps!
My store is here: http://society6.com/83oranges
Emily Hopper commented on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 6:54pm
I'd love to see some examples of sites that have done #7 :) I'm thinking about doing this but not sure how to design it!
Colin Majury commented on Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:22pm
Love your tips. As a new member to Society6 I think like most sites, you need to put the effort in to get noticed. I am trying hard to promote my work and other peoples work on my own website.
www. cmphotogrphy.co.uk
Colin Majury commented on Sunday, July 26, 2015 1:25pm
It would help if I could spell my website properly. :)
http://www. cmphotography.co.uk
xiari commented on Friday, July 31, 2015 8:26pm
I m new here, thank you for your tips, especially 83oranges for your #7

here is my work if u want to check out : https://society6.com/marilenaxiari/prints
Spaced Painter commented on Wednesday, August 5, 2015 10:21am
Hi guys new here, can't I create products set to private until I'm happy with everything rather than having to do a post first and then create the products?
Also I'm having trouble resizing images namely because they lose aspect ratio, would you kindly advise on how is this usually done please. Many thanks in advance!
Vasare Nar commented on Sunday, August 16, 2015 4:48pm
Can't believe it's been 4 years since I'm on society6.
So many NEW products are now available since the day I joined.
Looking forward to see whats next.

here is a link to my shop :)
Schwebewesen • Romina Lutz commented on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 1:55pm
Thank you for your great tips!
The secret for me is simply enjoying it, talking to people and get inspired - that is how it worked out for me!

Society6 is such an inspiring place and it's so much fun getting to know such talented artists from around the world! Can't wait to meet you too!
EsotericPhantomartist commented on Thursday, August 27, 2015 7:33am
^Ah I see interesting page and comments I should start linking my page more.

Clay & Sand commented on Sunday, September 6, 2015 4:10pm
I made my first 20 bucks. Feels good!! Lol society6.com/hunterofwoods
Clay & Sand commented on Sunday, September 6, 2015 4:11pm
I made my first 20 bucks. Feels good!! Lol www.society6.com/hunterofwoods
Ferry M. Putra commented on Saturday, October 3, 2015 9:47am
thanks, nice article. please follow https://society6.com/ferrimp
lilyofthewoods commented on Monday, October 19, 2015 1:21pm
I dont see the back of the tshirt like when I sell in Zazzle. Is there an option that Im missing?
Maria Nordtveit commented on Thursday, October 29, 2015 6:39am
Nice tips! Still new at this, but it sure helps with some start up tips!
Bequiz commented on Thursday, November 12, 2015 11:21pm
I put the banner on my website but it only displays the t-shirts. Is it a way to display all of the products that are on my Society6 (mugs, tote-bags, etc.)?
Diana D'Achille commented on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 5:46am
Good read. Tags and notifications would be very helpful. Thanks for sharing Society6.
STUPID ENDEMIC CLOTH commented on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 4:46am
How to get big promote ?
YelloGfx commented on Sunday, February 21, 2016 11:51pm
Very helpfull, thanks for this article.
Please follow im new here :) https://society6.com/yellogfx
Jules Houston - Illustrator commented on Monday, February 22, 2016 8:21am
Javascript doesnt work on blogger
W. Keith Patrick commented on Friday, March 4, 2016 10:55pm
Can anyone see my Daredevil piece? Not showing in my sections.



W. Keith Patrick commented on Friday, March 4, 2016 10:57pm
JaCo Tartaruga commented on Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:26am
Hello fellow society-sixers, I am quite new here and I need tips on exposure and best practice. The points above are great, but I am sure that there are other success stories out there...in the meantime check out my work, like what you like and I will return the likes. Best to you all - JaCo
Retropaw commented on Friday, March 11, 2016 4:41am
Society6 Recipe to get sales.
1. Get a few followers. Do this by following others. Commenting and 'promoting' other artwork.
2. Release a cool new item in the morning. You will appear on society6.com/new. Your followers will also see it.
3. You will hopefully get 15 'promotes' quickly and then be seen in the Society6 art store.
4. You will have enough momentum with your 100 followers to get more 'promotes' on your item and have a trending item on your hands.
5. Without the 100 followers, you will only get 5-10 promotes on your art on society6.com/new because it will fall away from the page quickly and people won't see it after that
Tripoli commented on Thursday, March 17, 2016 12:19pm
One day in, and still figuring things out. Thanks to everyone for their contributions here. Lots of good info!
AbstractAlexArt commented on Monday, March 28, 2016 11:53am
Brand new on this website. If I search for myself on here, I can find myself under "people" but not "products". Although a few people are liking some of my work, it is hard to see how it will ever appear on the main search categories. I am following a few artists whose work I genuinely like (have even ordered two prints by one of them), but I don't want to promote or follow stuff that I don't actually like. The website is excellent in so many ways, but I guess we new members have to be very patient. There is some outstanding art on here, so it is great fun just looking.
Tom Giles commented on Thursday, April 7, 2016 12:46pm
wow this thread has gone on for several years. great tips, @society6 dudes! didn't know about the twitter linking thing.
MariaAfricanoT commented on Monday, April 25, 2016 11:23pm
hi guys i am totally new here, 3 days . my link doesn't work thanks
MariaAfricanoT commented on Monday, April 25, 2016 11:26pm
thanks tal prints, great tip and yes i will follow what i really like too. good luck to everyone
MariaAfricanoT commented on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 12:20am
I agree with kata_illustration
Natural Design commented on Sunday, May 8, 2016 5:20am
Zoomed up images of artwork I feel are too open for grabbing, there needs to be a Soc6 watermark across them. I decided to remove most of my photography, after a few days of thinking about it, from the site.
Creative Ideaz commented on Friday, May 20, 2016 3:28am
Thanks for the tips...
owhliviah commented on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 12:12pm
thanks, cool tips. just sharing.. https://society6.com/owhliviah
AbbyCreates Art commented on Thursday, August 4, 2016 9:16am
Good tips. I just recently started my society6 shop. Feel free to check it out. https://society6.com/purelifephotos20
Sandkuhler Store 2D commented on Friday, August 5, 2016 7:37am
Interesting that this is blog continues to float to the top of tbe engine search and it's from 2011. Anyone know what "Activity" means on their app? Mine says "0," despite posting & selling. Check it out: Society6.com/SandkuhlerStore2d
weirdorables commented on Friday, September 30, 2016 9:12pm
Interesting information. Great stuffs! Feel free to check mine: https://society6.com/weirdorables
Story Time commented on Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:24pm
I'm new to Society6 and have some products enabled. Wanting to use the embedded code that Society6 provides to I can advertise on my website. But under the code is the message "sorry, no products found." What gives? Did I do something wrong?
EmelieShark commented on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 11:21am
I'm new at this and I have a feeling that it's hard to get noticed. I hope I'm at least a little wrong.. here's my page :) https://society6.com/emelieshark
Steph Walker commented on Sunday, January 1, 2017 2:19am
Enjoying the genuine discussion here! I am going to follow all of the advice :) https://society6.com/walkersteph
AbbyCreates Art commented on Saturday, March 4, 2017 2:00pm
Great tips...been a member for just under a year. Made a few sales and have had lots of followers and support! Thank you!


Follow me and check our products out!
TWENTY9 DESIGNS commented on Saturday, March 18, 2017 12:45pm
Hi there

It would be great if you would visit my profile

Thank you

Rothko commented on Sunday, April 2, 2017 11:23pm
Please check out my friend's design
Shashira Handmade commented on Friday, May 19, 2017 5:48pm
Got here last year Dec , please check out my profile. 😀
Giu Bra commented on Sunday, May 28, 2017 1:35am
Thanks for this post!
I'm really new one and I hope I will grow up in this site empty of beautiful artists!
If you want check out my profile :)
Roman's Studio commented on Thursday, June 1, 2017 8:47am
Interesting piece to read, in spite of it being from 2011.

Feel free to visit and promote some of my art
Sharon Mau commented on Saturday, June 10, 2017 2:08pm
. . ★ . . :: Aloha from Maui Hawaii :: . . ★ . .
https://society6.com/sharonmau . . .
ChanZhu commented on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 9:39pm
Nice tips! Please check out some of my artwork:


witkee commented on Monday, August 28, 2017 5:26am
Nice , know more about the selling
©ARTERESTING Bazaar commented on Saturday, September 9, 2017 7:24am
Thank you !!!! Really i saw that help me a lot with my last products thank you again
Jess Illustrates commented on Thursday, October 5, 2017 3:52pm
Very good tips! Please check out my work and let me know what you guys think!
Fantastically Bookish commented on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 1:33am
How do you set the default product? (ie default scatter cushion, and when clicked it says 'also available in?'
Gabee Carrera commented on Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:51pm
Thank you for the post. I'll appreciate if you check out my shop, I have a cute and interesting style made with ink by love https://society6.com/gabeecarmon
Summer Soul Co. commented on Saturday, March 10, 2018 5:29pm
Found this really helpful, thanks for posting! Please check out my designs & let me know what you think www.society6.com/summersoulco
Limolida Design Studio commented on Saturday, March 17, 2018 7:22am
Good Tips .. have connected to both twitter , would love option to link with facebook business page .. is there a way yet ? +++ Will follow other desdigners and actively promote back and reciprocate .. HERE our SOCIETY6 Store for Limolida Design Studio ----->>> https://society6.com/limolida ... thanks kindly
Costa commented on Monday, March 19, 2018 9:23am
Thank you for your good and helpful Tips.
jgurantz commented on Friday, April 27, 2018 6:33pm
Thanks for this list. I'm a newb so it's handy. https://society6.com/jgurantz
jgurantz commented on Friday, April 27, 2018 6:34pm
And yeah, please check out my designs and let me know what you think. I will reciprocate. Cheers again! https://society6.com/jgurantz
Mechanical Whispers commented on Monday, July 16, 2018 4:45am
Just started selling on Society6 last year, and I am enjoying the journey.
YellowParty commented on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 11:02am
Great tips, What I would love to see is how many views I have on my work. This is my shop :) https://society6.com/yellowparty
reverie77 commented on Monday, September 3, 2018 9:18am
Just joined. Please check out my work at http://society6.com/dada77
Little Clementine Studio commented on Tuesday, March 5, 2019 7:09pm
Hello, just joined this week. Uploaded a bunch of designs.

I was wondering if there is a way (or will be in the future) of promoting on Instagram?

Peach On A Windowsill commented on Thursday, March 14, 2019 7:15am
Thanks for the tips! Looking forward to my Society6 journey...
Rebecka Skogh commented on Wednesday, March 20, 2019 12:45pm
Tang Dao commented on Saturday, April 13, 2019 2:58am
Thanks for the tips.
Recently started a bunch of works.

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