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Many of us are looking to make extra money on top of our day (or night) jobs. One thing that is becoming popular is a side hustle – a little job or business on the side that makes you extra money. Selling your own prints, t-shirts, posters and more is becoming an extremely popular side hustle, with many people setting up this new business venture to make more money. But how do you get great photos or mock ups or photos of your products to place in your eBay, Etsy and other online stores? Taking your own photos can take time and money, not to mention a lot of practice. That’s why I have teamed up with Design Bundles to help you to save money with this side hustle.
Who are Design Bundles?
Design Bundles are a company who were founded in July 2016 and since have generated a customer base of over 1 million users.
They specialize in affordable digital products ranging from mock ups, graphics and templates to patterns, illustrations and craft files. With currently have over 150,000 products, they have plenty to choose from and with curated design bundles that they offer can save customers up to 96% off regular retail price!
These design bundles are perfect for generating the perfect mockup or design that you are looking for. Simply tweak and personalize the bundle, thus creating the perfect look you are wanting to achieve. These designs can then be used however you want, blog or business logos, creating products for online retail to be sold via eBay, Etsy or even your own shop.
What is a Mockup & Why do I need one?
A mockup is essentially a template that you can use to input your design.
These items that can include prints, posters and T-shirts have already been photographed, so once your design has been placed then you are good to get started using them.
If you are wanting to create a business or are already in a business using your designs then you know that it can usually take a lot of time and money designing, printing, photographing and then editing the photos before you can use them online. Ether that be Etsy, eBay or your own blog.
Using a mockup can save you a lot of time and money and can help you look more professional, which in turn can entice new customers into making a purchase of your items.
How much do mockups cost?
The prices of a mockup depend on the product or products you are selling and which mockup you are looking for. There are mockup bundles from Design Bundles for as little as £1.46, you can also get mockups for 1 plus credit if you are a member of their Plus Membership.
There are thousands of mockup to chose from so you are sure to find one that suits your needs and budget. They thankfully include what is most trending in their search bar which can really help staying up to date as well.
When to use mockups?
Not only do mockups make your product look great, they can also be used to create a sense of consistency and familiarity with your brand. As such they can have a variety of uses from your products to your site to even social media.
A t-shirt mockup is most likely the most common usage of the mockup and there are multiple bundles to accommodate this need. There are also multiple children and baby ranges with mockup bundles to suit your needs as well.
This is something that isn’t going to be going away. Signs are good for personalizing not just for personal use but also for a range of businesses, especially small businesses wanting that unique or personalized touch.
Mugs, bottles and glasses all fall into this category and are all pretty common items that people want to have stand out.
Store Front mockups
To get people familiar with yourself and your products you can use mockups to create a logo for your own store or if you are using a site like Etsy then as a banner for your store page. This can show off some of your range or to show your character and personality.
Why to use mockups
Mockups look fantastic, but as well as promoting consistency across your brand, have you considered some of the other benefits of using mockups?
They are realistic
Mockups help your potential customers to see how the design looks on their chosen item.
That helps them to decide whether the product is right for them or not – leading to customer satisfaction and hopefully less returns – saving your business money.
Mockups can easily be revised
Have you made a change to your design?
You can easily change a mockup to reflect this change.
They help buyers make decisions
Showing the mockups is going to help your buyers to make a decision about whether to purchase or now.
Tips for getting more sales in your online store
Whether you have a Shopify store, an Etsy store or an eBay store, these tips will help you to make more sales in your store.
Be a part of the community
Many sites like Etsy have forums in which you can talk to other sellers to get advise or provide feedback. You can even find out about events to participate in person and to network with other sellers and potential buyers.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words and when you are trying to sell something then it really is. You will need not only great quality photos of your product but several different angles as well, and it being used for a feel of the item.
For those that don’t know SEO is Search Engine Optimization. It basically allows items searched for on the internet be found easier by those using searches.
You will need to optimize your items and shop as much as possible so that you can rank higher in searches. This includes things like:
- Catagory in title
- Keywords in title
- Keywords in tags
- Not to be too creative with titles
- Include synonyms