Most people will think about books, but today almost every product imaginable can be purchased one item at the time, like with a book.
Decor, Footwear Clothes, Wall art and more…
Being a self-taught graphic designer, I started off by designing my own book cover that was published in 2001.
Seventeen years later the opportunities to earn from creating graphics is endless.What I love the most about my only business is that I can design anything I feel like.
Every day is different. Even my story selling career as an author has been explored through imagery.
Gradually I started to work on a collection of themes.
I have a love for texture 3D artworks, so I used my leather work photos from the past and combine them with Steampunk or African themes.
Apart from leather work I use to create Time piece jewellery, so today they are incorporated on P.O.D products.
In my spare time, I love gardening, so my succulent and flower collections are now also on many products with Zazzle, Society6, Redbubble,Teepublic, DBH, life Heroes and Artsadd to name a few.
I live in Cape Town – South Africa and therefore my African theme design are popular with some customers.
From my childhood the artist Anton Pieck was a household name and my mother purchased many of his work when he was alive, which I inherited and today combined them with modern graphics.
During times of contemplating I doodle, have done from childhood and today my doodle journals can be viewed from my blog: lightworkerjournals
Some doodle art was created for my online P.O.D showrooms.
Occasionally I delve into Abstract ideas with the help of Photo Shop. It’s not my most popular selling line, but I have enjoyed creating them.
Yes my online business is a full time job, but I’m my own boss.
Do I make a lot of money?
Not really, I would not want to totally depend on the royalty earnings each month paid onto my PayPal account, but I know off a lot of other designers like me who do. Most of these designers go for popular trendy subjects, but that is not for me.
Designing for the T-Shirts market can be lucrative, especially selling through merch by Amazon, but most of these designs, if not sold get removed, so I have added most of them onto my other online shops where they stay available at all times.
What is also very lucrative is to design for the Wedding or any other special event activities, but again I leave that to others.
The best place to find most of my work is on my Pinterest boards.
I love Pinterest and my days fly by fast with all the activities I enjoy.
I hope with this article I have inspired others to start their own online business as a part-time income at first.