30+ (and growing) places for artists to make passive income online

No one wants to be a starving artist, and using print-on-demand sites are a way to make extra streams of passive income with your art. (Not sure what passive income is? Click here.) So I thought I’d put together a big list of places for artists to make passive income online.

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30 Places for Artists to Make Passive Income Online


I know I talk a lot about Society 6 and RedBubble, because those are a couple of the largest print-on-demand websites where artists can sell their work passively. But there are SO many others, and others that are very different (even though they still offer print-on-demand services) so I made this list just for you!

The list is long, and so it may feel overwhelming and exciting at the same time.





So keep the following in mind as you look through the list:

  • Each link will open in a new tab, so you don’t have to worry about losing your spot on this page.
  • When you look at a site, try to keep in mind your own art style and judge whether or not your work would be a good fit there.
  • Be sure to read the terms and conditions on each site, so you have a good idea of how much you will make, what the company is like, and what, exactly, is being offered.
  • I’ve highlighted the few that have the ability to be the most passive with largest profit margins. There will be, however, more effort up front on your part, setting up a Shopify shop, uploading your artwork and integrating their apps. But it could be very well worth your time!

Okay! Let’s get to it, shall we?

30+ Places for Artists to Make Passive Income Online.

  1. Artist Rising – (Unfortinately they’ve gone out of business.) From the people behind Art.com.
  2. Artfully Walls – A beautiful art marketplace that is curated, so you have to apply and hope to be accepted as one of their artists.
  3. ArtistBe – You can sell original artwork and/or be a part of their print-on-demand program and earn 14% on all sales.
  4. ArtMuse – ArtMuse is also curated, so you have to apply to join.
  5. Art Of Where – Art of Where is a print-on-demand site that prints not only on paper or canvas, but also on a variety of clothes and can be integrated with your Shopify shop.
  6. ArtPal – You can sell originals as on ArtPal, and/or use their Print-On-Demand services.
  7. ArtsAdd – This is a fun print-on-demand site with tons of products you can print on (like shoes, watches, umbrellas, clothes, bags, and tones more!)
  8. ArtSpan – ArtSpan offers a full ecommerce site for contemporary artists so you can have a shop on your own website, and still participate in the print-on-demands services, if you want to.
  9. ArtWanted – Another site where you can sell originals and use their print-on-demand services.
  10. BeSpo – A U.K. site that prints on products ranging from coasters, mugs, tea towels, temporary tattoos, prints, and much more.
  11. CafePress – This can be used much like Society6 or RedBubble – as a simple print-on-demand site with over 450 products for your designs to appear on – or you can create your own shop with them, as well.
  12. Curioos – If you don’t want your art on a ton of different products, Curioos is a great alternative. They print strictly high quality wall art.
  13. DENYdesigns – A cool and modern, curated print-on-demand site.
  14. Displate – This POD site prints your art onto metal posters.
  15. NEW! Etsy – You can now sell art passively on this popular website by integrating your shop with Printful. (See my full article about this here.) 
  16. FotoMoto – This site offers a cool (and easy!) way for you to sell a variety of different types of prints, as well as calendars, cards, digital downloads, and more, right from your own website. They ship all orders for you.
  17. Gooten – They print and deliver over 100 products from your Shopify shop automatically, or Etsy shop manually.
  18. GotArtwork – You can sell originals or print-on-demand prints here.
  19. ImageKind – Offer print-on-demand museum quality prints and framing.
  20. Inkster – If you create comic books art, cartoon art, gaming art, and other fan art, Inkster offers a way to sell your designs on t-shirts.
  21. NEW! InPrint – This site is actually curated by other artists: they either send you an invite or you can apply and they vote whether or not to let you sell there.
  22. InterestPrint – Offers print-on-demand and drop-shipping of a wide variety of products.
  23. Kite.ly – With Kite you can sell directly from your Shopify store and they will print and ship for you. 
  24. Mobile Prints – Offers a way to sell your Instagram photos.
  25. MySoti – Prints on clothes, canvas, home decor and more, and ships items directly to your customers.
  26. PrintAura – One of my favorite POD sites that can be linked to Shopify store to automatically print and ship items ordered (posters, apparel, phone cases and more) from your shop. 
  27. PRINTFUL – You can integrate Printful with your Shopify store, and they print and ship items (prints, clothes, pillows, etc.) for you with your branding.
  28. Prints On Wood – Just what it says: print your art on wood!
  29. RedBubble – Well, I’ve already had a lot to say about RedBubble (I like them. I really like them!) But I still thought I’d include them in this list! Here is my shop, and the Libby Dash shop.
  30. Skreened – Have your art printed on high-quality t-shirts.
  31. Society6 – Another print on demand site I’ve talked a lot about, and really like. Here is my S6 shop.
  32. Spoonflower – Prints your art and surface designs on fabric, wallpaper and gift wrap.
  33. Spreadshirt – Print-on-demand prints on all kinds of shirts, bags, underwear, baby clothes, buttons, pants and much more.
  34. StyleArt – A curated print-on-demand site that offers fresh, modern and even quirky art on clothes, phone cases, home decor, and more.
  35. TeeSpring – A print-on-demand t-shirt site.
  36. ThreadMeUp – A clothing and phone case print-on-demand where you can sell in their marketplace, and/or with your own website and Shopify store or Woocommerce.
  37. Vida – Vida creates high-quality women’s fashion with your art.
  38. Zazzle – Zazzle is a HUGE print-on-demand website that prints your art on tons of different products.

A quick note from Jules:

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Well that’s all, for now! But if you think I missed any places for artists to make passive income online, please let me know in the comments below, and I will add them to the list. Also, if you decide to sell your work on any of these sites, let us know about it (the good, the bad and the ugly!) in the comments below. We’d love to hear about your experiences.

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  1. Reply


    September 24, 2017

    Hi Jules,

    Great list! I just opened an online art gallery named Annedal Gallery and we would be honored to be included in your list. We are actively looking for talented artists who want to sell their art on our site, we do the marketing, printing and shipping so the artists can focus on making art.

    Thanks for the great site,


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      Jules Tillman

      February 9, 2018

      Let me know when you go live and I’ll be happy to add it to the list!

      With gratitude,

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    October 31, 2017

    We’d love to help anyone that is looking for true gallery quality fine art printing, on demand.

    Here’s some more info for anyone that is interested:


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    Fanny Engström

    December 14, 2017

    Thank you so much for this blog post! I’m just about to start selling my patterns online so it’s been very helpful! I have a few questions and you seem like the right person to ask 🙂 can I connect more than one print-on-demand service to my Shopify (or other) store? And how does that work if a customer orders two products from different PoD-services from my store, do they have to pay shipping twice then? It seems like you work with a few PoD sites and how do market them so it doesn’t get too confusing for the customers? It would make me really happy if you could answer these questions! 🙂
    Have a great day!

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      Jules Tillman

      February 9, 2018

      Hi Fanny,

      Sorry for the delayed reply! Somehow your questions got lost in the shuffle. But I hope my answers are still helpful! <3

      Yes, you can connect more than one POD site to your Shopify store (and sell originals there, too, if you choose to!) The shipping charges would be a bit higher if they happened to want two (or more) things from two (or more) POD sites and that may turn some buyers off. Which is why I think it's important to check your abandoned carts and check back with those customers.

      But the truth is, probably 90% of my customers only buy one thing at a time or just end up ordering more than one thing from the same POD provider, so it's rarely an issue. I certainly wouldn't let it stop me from using more than one POD company with Shopify!

      I hope this helps!

      With gratitude,

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    Barbara Grether

    February 3, 2018

    I didn’t see Threadless.com on your list….is it terrible? I am just a couple months into posting my art online and have focused on Society6 first. I just beginning to put things up on Redbubble and Threadless. Something about Threadless is off-putting and I’m wondering if it’s even worth it.

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      Jules Tillman

      February 9, 2018

      I don’t really know about threadless, so hopefully someone else with more experience with them will chime in.

      Good luck!

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    February 5, 2018

    Hi, loved the article. My question is do I just pick one? Or do I do several? Who many is too many? Won’t that confuse customers if I have to many sell sites? Thanks again,


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      Jules Tillman

      February 9, 2018

      Hi Hayley,

      What I tend to do is be on the bigger sites, but I only focus my own marketing on one or two.

      I hope this helps!

      With gratitude,

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    Peter Fedun

    March 28, 2018

    Hi, Jules
    I’ve been researching POD companies for at least a week trying to make a decision who to go with. I’ve also been reading through “how to and who to” blogs and have only walked away more confused than when I started. That said, I stumbled upon your blog this morning and it’s been a huge help! Your advice is easy to understand and your style of writing reads like you’re speaking directly to your readers. I still have to make a decision, but I’ve narrowed it down to three or four choices thanks to you.

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      Jules Tillman

      March 28, 2018

      Oh wow Peter! Thank you so much for your kind words! They really mean so much to me!

      And I totally get it. It can be so hard to choose. I know it had my head spinning around, too.

      Best of luck!

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    sandy campbell

    June 11, 2018

    Hi Jules I’m a sculptor could your skills help me with sales ?


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    July 28, 2018

    Nice.. thank you for sharing. gave good tips on making passive income. Kepe going good.

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    July 28, 2018


    I think I didn’t manage to send my prevoous comment. So once again: really great post, thanks for it. Is there any experience with multiple providers in case of woocommerce store? Thanks

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    Eve Hunt

    January 22, 2019

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    I’m planning to start my own website soon but I’m a little lost on everything.
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