Thursday, April 5, 2012

Make Money With Cafepress

Cafepress is a site which act as an online marketplace where anyone can open his own online shop and sell their products as an online retailer and even user gets products that are specially customized according to them and then sold. It's where the world turns for unique products that express what people love most.

Cafepress is an online place which helps to start your own online business. To start with cafepress all you need is a computer, an Internet connection and a graphics program to design your logos, designs, etc. Even if you don't have your own graphic program you can use one that is provided by cafepress to design your tatoos, banners, logos, graphics etc.

At Cafepress you need not to maintain your inventory. Cafepress has "blank products", i.e T-shirts, Mugs, Cards, Toys, Posters, Hats, Bags etc. You upload your logo and designs to be placed on these products. Now customer actually purchases your fininshed design with a blank product. At last, Cafepress pulls the selected blank product from its inventory and applies your design to it. This is how each customer purchases its customized products from cafepress. Design is yours and products are of cafepress. You are paid for your design sold at cafepress.

Even if one wants to sell its own products also along with its designs then also you can do it. In your online shop at cafepress you can sell products plus designs. Cafepress says it best: "If You Dream It, You Can Sell It". Even how silly you think a design is, then also there will be someone who will be reafy to buy it. There is a market for everything to sell.

Now comes the pricing. How much you can earn per design. It is not at all fixed. Cafepress has a base price associated with its each product. You add up the mark up price with base price to make it the retail price. This mark up price addede by you and is the cost that you will be charging for your design. When a design of yours is sold the cafepress keeps the base price and you are send your mark up price. Every moneth cafepress sends you a check of your commission earned as markup price.

One another very interesting thing about cafepress is that it is not necessary that you keep your cafepress store at cafepress server only. You can use any hosting package and can integrate your store into it. Means if you have your own website or blog, then there are 3rd party scripts available to integrate your cafepress store into your own website. You can use your own website to open your estore of cafepress and sell its customized products directly through it.

This kind of thing is actually taking your business to a next level. If you have a website before only where you sell your product line then certainly by the addition of cafepress product line and your new designs it will upgrade your sale.

You can even join their affiliate program to earn money. It’s one of the most lucrative affiliate programs on the internet for physical products, currently paying 15 percent per product sale. You can use plug ins available online to integrate the cafepress store with your blog or website and start earning either as a designer or as an affiliate.

There are two types of membership on cafepress: one is of free of cost and another is a premium one that is paid. You can choose a Premium Shop for $6.95 per month, $18.45 for 3 months, $34.95 for 6 months, or $59.95 for one year. With a Premium membership, you have many more options for your online store, and can make more money.

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