Selling your Art on POD Websites – Redbubble vs. Society6

Selling your art on POD websites Redbubble edition

Hey guys, I’m back with another comparison post about selling your art on POD (Print on Demand) websites!

This time I’m comparing 2 popular websites I sell my artwork on, Society6 and Redbubble.  I’ve broken down my comparison into sections to make it easier to compare and hopefully find what you’re looking for more easily.

So read on to learn more about selling your art on POD websites and find out which one might work best for you!

Store Front

As of this time, I prefer Rebubble’s store frontStore fronts are easily customized with a header, profile photo, bio, optional journal entries, and collections.  Your latest art works are also shown this page.

On the design page you will see the default product you chose when uploading the artwork, and below that is a button to show which other products are available.  You can also see reviews (of the product, not your art) and comments people have left you.  [Pro tip – leaving comments is a great way to connect with other Redbubble artists!]

You can also “like” designs and “follow” other artists on both websites, which I recommend doing.

Society6 has recently changed store fronts, and I think (hope) it’s still working out some kinks (as of March 2018).  Right now, your store will default to the “Shop” view and show your most recently sold products at the top.  As you scroll down it starts showing the same design on several different product types, which I don’t like.  I’d rather see all different designs. If you want to see all of your different designs you have to use the filters to the left and choose Sort By: New, then choose just one product type to view.

You can still customize your store front with a banner and a logo or profile image.


Both Society6 and Redbubble cater towards a young, hip, and trendy audience.  Think festival gear, college dorm or first apartment decor, stickers, and unique accessories. Trendy pattern designs and sayings are popular on both websites.

The audience on Redbubble might be slightly younger than Society6 as they focus more on stickers which are popular with teenagers and young adults.  However, Society6 recently introduced stickers too which are gaining in popularity.

Overall I think the target audience for both of these sites are young adults (20s and 30s) and their parents buying gifts for them.

Ease of Upload

Redbubble’s uploading tool is the easiest of the POD sites I’ve tried.

It’s great because you can upload your main design and then customize it for each product type.  There are options for tiling the image (to create a pattern), or you can replace the image entirely if neither of those options work.

You can also change the background colour on Redbubble, which is handy when working with designs that have a transparent background.

Society6 has recently changed their uploading tool and made it more like Redbubble’s, which is great, but it’s a little glitchy and you can’t tile or change the background colour.  It’s not a big issue – you just have to adjust your image accordingly. Also, transparent (png) images don’t work well except for stickers.

In general, both are pretty easy to upload but Redbubble has the edge in my opinion.


In terms of products, both offer a similar range which includes apparel, electronics cases, and home decor items. The prices are about on par with other online POD stores and they often run 20% off or other similar promotions.

Redbubble has some unique products that are not on Society6, such as mini skirtsdresses and scarves among others.

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The quality is pretty good on both sites and varies depending on the product.

I have a really nice tapestry from Society6 that I used as a bed sheet and is now on my wall. Friends have purchased mugs and beach towels and were very happy with what they received.  T-shirts and hoodies can be hit or miss.

Both websites add new types of products from time to time so look out for that.

Earnings and Payment

Redbubble earnings are paid automatically around the 15th of every month (to Paypal, or direct deposit), and there is no minimum threshold so you are paid whatever you made in the previous month whether its $1 or $1000.

Society6 pays automatically to Paypal, with whatever balance you have on the 1st of the month.

Both are reliable and I haven’t had any issues getting paid from either.


The folks at Redbubble and Society6 are pretty good at marketing and driving traffic to their respective sites, so it’s mostly a matter of getting your own designs out there (which is easier said than done).

Check out my post on Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists to learn more about marketing your designs.

Most products have nice display images that you can screenshot and use for your own marketing initiatives.  You can also find some nice promotional tools on the Redbubble blog, such as fun templates like this:

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Society6 has recently introduced a curator link on each product page, so you can receive extra royalty not only on your own products but other’s as well!

Another nice thing that Society6 does is they will send an email out before a sale so you can prepare, and they provide you with an overlay to create your ads. Usually it’s just text containing the discount and promo code so you can layer it over or within your own images.


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Redbubble and Society6 both have reasonable shipping costs which varies depending on the product and package weight.

Redbubble has headquarters located in San Francisco (U.S.) and Melbourne (Australia) so the products are shipped from one of those areas depending on your location.  Also, you get a free sticker with purchase and their packaging is super cute.

Society6’s headquarters is also in California but some products are manufactured in different locations within the U.S., so you might get multiple packages.  Sometimes they offer free shipping worldwide promotions.

Shipping from both stores is pretty quick, and you can choose a faster shipping method if required.

Note: Some products take longer to manufacture than others so it could take longer to ship and receive!


Both Society6 and Redbubble are great options for selling your artwork online, but I have to say I prefer Redbubble!

However, both have great things to offer and it all depends on what you feel comfortable with and works with your art style.

Personally, I use both because, as they say, don’t put all of your eggs in one basket 😉

Want to learn more about selling your art online?  Here are some more great posts to check out!

A more in-depth analysis of selling on Redbubble

Selling your art on Zazzle vs. Society6 

10 Websites to Sell your Art Online

Social Media Marketing Tips for Artists

Blogging for Your Art Business


Drawing of Mountain Mandala

This speed drawing video I created shows the making of my latest design “Mountain Mandala”!

After drawing the mandala I scanned and edited it using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop (not shown in the video).

I’ve started creating these videos to work on my recording and editing skills.  It’s also just a fun creative project to work on.

The video was recorded on my phone, which is funny because I tried using my old digital camera but it was worse quality than my bottom-of-the-line smartphone!  It’s crazy how quickly technology improves.

To position the phone above the drawing surface I used a flexible holding arm I bought  from Amazon.   To edit the video I used Adobe Premiere Pro.

Mountain Mandala has been uploaded to my various stores, check out some product samples below!  I think it looks pretty good on the black background actually.


Mountain Mandala Throw Blanket from Society6


Mountain Mandala Mug from Redbubble


Mountain Mandala Tank Top from Society6


Mountain Mandala Sticker from Redbubble


Mountain Mandala Wall Tapestry from Society6

Feel free to check out some of my other videos and/or follow my Youtube Channel to see more videos in the future.  I’ve been thinking about doing some tutorials for mandalas and things like that so if you’re interested in that make sure to hit that subscribe button!

If you have any questions about my process feel free to ask below!







Free Valentines Day Cards to Colour Yourself!

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February 14th is coming up soon, so make your loved one a beautiful and unique card with these 3 free printable and color-able Valentine’s Day cards.

Click here to download the Free Valentine’s Day cards in PDF format from Dropbox

I always forget to buy a card for Valentine’s day and most other holidays, so I usually wind up DIY-ing one last minute.  Inspired by that idea, I decided to create these free color-able Valentine’s cards that can be printed and colored in yourself!

For best results, I recommend printing these on card stock and coloring them in with decent quality pens or colored pencils.

These are designed to be printed on 8.5×11 inch paper and folded in half.   The inside is blank so you can add your own personal message and say whatever your heart desires!

These card designs are inspired by zen doodle style drawings.

Check out my other free printable coloring pages here.

Have a great and Happy Valentine’s Day!






“Love Life” Mandala feat. Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultraviolet

Inspired by Pantone’s color of the year, Ultraviolet, I made this new floral mandala design with the words “Love Life” in the center!

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I haven’t shared any of my latest designs in quite awhile so there are several new pieces in my catalog.  If you would like to see them all check out my Society6 page!

Not only was this design inspired by the Pantone color of the year for 2018, but also the quote “Love Life” was inspired by a song by one of my favourite musical artists called Atmosphere.

If you’ve never heard of them and want to have a listen to the song, here it is on Youtube.

My Love Life mandala design has been uploaded to my Society6 and Redbubble stores.

Here are a few of my favourite products:

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Love Life Mandala Lightweight Hoody from Rebubble

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Love Life Mandala iPhone X Tough Case from Society6

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Love Life Mandala Throw Blanket from Society6

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Love Life Mandala Throw Pillow or Floor Pillow from Redbubble

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Love Life Mandala Sticker from Redbubble

Well that’s all I have for now folks, I hope you are having a great start to 2018.

Let me know what you think of my latest design(s) by leaving a comment below!

P.S. – I have a little Valentine’s Day surprise for you all in the coming weeks so stay tuned for that and make sure you follow my blog so won’t miss my next post!





#ArtLife – 10 Inspiring Quotes by Famous Artists

Let’s ring in the New Year with some more inspirational quotes by famous artists! 

Enjoy and feel free to share your favourites across all of your social platforms!  Tag me @julieerindesign on Twitter

I created these using the free image editing tool Canva.

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Check out 10 more inspirational quotes by famous artists here!

Let me know which quote is your favourite by leaving me a comment below.

Cheers, and Happy Holidays to you all!


Unique Holiday Gift Ideas

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The Holidays are coming up fast and I wanted to share a few of my designs that could make really great and unique gifts for your friends and family this season!

Stocking Stuffers

  • Socks make excellent stocking stuffers since they’re small and nice to wear on Christmas morning.  These Wine, Coffee, Cats themed socks are funny and cute!

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Wine Coffee Cats Socks from Zazzle

Find more sock designs in my Zazzle store.

  • Stickers are a super fun gift because they can be stuck on just about anything!  They also fit nicely into a stocking.  This Rose Gold Mandala sticker is one of my best sellers.  Redbubble often runs promotions on stickers so f you buy more than 1 you will get a discount. They usually throw a free one in to your package as well!

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Rose Gold Mandala Sticker

Find more stickers in my Redbubble store!

  • Getting them a new phone for Christmas?  Stuff their stocking with a brand new  case to match!

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Blue and Gold Flower Mandala iPhone X Case

Find more cell phone cases in my Society6 store!

Under the Tree

  • Tapestries from Society6 or Rebubble are very versatile gifts.  They can be used as wall art, a light bed sheet, a beach blanket, a youtube video backdrop, and more!

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Dream Wall Tapestry

Find more Tapestries in my Society6 store!

  • Tops.  Everyone can use a beautiful new blouse for Christmas!

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Blue and Gold Mandala Pattern Contrast Tank Top

Find more Contrast Tank Tops in my Redbubble store!

  • Leggings are another awesome gift. They are fun to lounge around in on Christmas Day but can also be worn while working off all those excess calories!

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Doughnut Pattern Leggings

Find more leggings in my Zazzle store!

  • Throw blankets to keep your friends and family cozy and warm all winter long.

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Galaxy Cat Throw Blanket

Find more throw blankets in my Society6 store!

  • Pillows add a pop of colour to any space and make the room instantly cozier.

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Flip Flop Pop Art Throw Pillow

Find more throw pillows in my Redbubble store!

  • Mugs are another great gift that can be used on Christmas morning and will remind the receiver of you every time they use it!

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Be Still and Just Breathe Coffee Mug

Find more coffee mugs in my Zazzle store!

That’s all the gift ideas I have for you today!

Be sure to keep an eye on the sales and promo codes on Redbubble, Society6 and Zazzle because they are all having some really great deals in the next few weeks.

I hope you’ll find something here to inspire your gift giving this season, and enjoy the Holidays!