Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sigg Designs and Cafe Press

Nowadays, I try to carry a bottle of water with me most places I go. It saves having to buy plastic bottle after plastic bottle everytime I get thirsty. I have two Shinzi Katoh bottles that I love, but I thought it would be nice to have a more manly one for DH.

Cafe Press now have Sigg bottles. If you're new to Cafe Press, you can either upload your own design, buy a design from a store, or open your own store to sell to others.


The Silent Samurai Sigg I designed and ordered for my husband.

Another design, Kimono no hana, that I put in my store.

In case you're interested in Cafe Press.....

I've had my own Cafe Press store for a few years now, but have to confess, I haven't done much with it. I occasionally get a spurt of enthusiasm and tidy it up a little, and add new designs and products. It does seriously need some time put in it if I wanted to make decent dollars from it.

It's a site where you can upload designs and images and put them on products of your choosing, products such as t-shirts, clocks, bags, cards, magnets and now Sigg bottles. You then choose your markup and when someone purchases one of your designs, you get paid that markup, like you would a royalty. I think if you're a talented designer and regularly promote your store, I imagine you could make some nice pocket money, maybe an income, I'm not sure.

For me, I've enjoyed getting a few extra dollars here and there. I've never had a payout, but instead have used that credit to buy from my own store when they have their periodical 20% Storekeeper sales. For now, I hope DH will like his new Sigg bottle.

7 comments:

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Love your designs - they look terrific on the Sigg bottles. I must go and have a look at Cafe Press. It sounds very enticing!!

Cute as Buttons said...

That is a great idea for a gift. I think I'll order one for my big school boy. I like the flowers!

Allie said...

Very cool! I'll have to take a look at Cafe Press. I love the flowers...

Katy said...

Thanks for posting about that site - i had never heard of it and i have had a look and i can think of heaps of ideas!!!

satsuki design said...

I love your designs! I knew about Cafe Press (from hearing about it on your blog ages ago) but never really knew how it worked - it sounds terrific!

Bec said...

That is so cool!! Matt and I both love our Sigg bottles - and your designs are fantastic!!

muralimanohar said...

Holy..moly. I know exactly what I want to upload. My own custom Sigg bottle would be OUT OF THIS WORLD! :p

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