Displate specializes in posters made of metal called Displates. Resistant to wear and tear, they are pretty popular among buyers and collectors. As a graphic designer, you should definitely try out the site as a source of passive income.
Setting everything up is quick and easy. After signing up for an account, take a few moments to check out the Galleries and Displays tabs under your Profile. Galleries is where you find all the designs you uploaded; Displays allows you to curate and collect artworks of others. In addition, if somebody buys from your Displays, you will earn a 5% commission or around $2.
Otherwise, it’s just a matter of uploading the designs you want to sell. However, do note that they have to meet certain requirements. In particular, they need to be of high enough quality, with the shortest side being at least 2800 pixels. Displate also recommends that you use a 1.4:1 ratio for your designs for best product fit. Finally, you must be the owner and have full rights to your designs.
In order to make money on Displate, you have to promote and share your designs. For a start, you have the option to share them on Facebook and Twitter. In addition, you should also connect with the community by liking and commenting on your favorite Displates, as well as following other designers and illustrators. Displate awards social engagement with a Hype system: the more hype you have, the more exposure you gain to your profile.
More importantly, if your designs are of high quality, they are more likely to be featured and sold by other sellers on their Displays. Another strategy to increase sales is to create collections that are themed, since customers like to buy several Displates at once. Be sure to browse the Collections section for more inspiration.
A sale nets you a 25% commission, which is around $10. You can request for a payout to your PayPal once a minimum of $50 has been accumulated in your account.
On a free account, you’re limited to 20 uploads per week and a 250 total upload limit, so choose your Displates wisely. There’s also a premium membership at $29 per year, in which you get unlimited uploads per week, 10,000 total upload limit, and the ability to set prices for your Displates between $44 and $69.
It’s not hard to earn money on Displate — especially if you have a strategy moving forward. Better yet, you can even save some trees in the process.