How Much Money Can You Make on Redbubble?

by Doug Berg | Last Updated: September 4, 2019

How much money can you make on Redbubble? Unfortunately, that’s up to you so it’s really hard to answer. Can you make enough to replace your full time income on Redbubble? You certainly can. You can make a couple hundred dollars or thousands of dollars in side income. It’s really up to you. The reason Redbubble is great is because it’s not just a print on demand platform. It’s also a great marketplace to sell your artwork.

How much money can you make on redbubble selling art?

How Can I Get Started on Redbubble?

Getting started is easy. Create an account and upload a piece of artwork. From there you’re taken to a ‘product creation page’ within Redbubble. On this page, you will select which products you want to have your artwork produced on. Then you write product title, descriptions and features, tag your items into categories and select the profit margin you’d like to get on each item when it sells. It’s really easy. 

Unfortunately, it’s deceptively easy. You’d think that creating the artwork would be the hardest part however, when you’re working on a platform that you cannot control, you have to pay special attention to how you create your product listings.

How Much Do Redbubble Artists Get Paid?

How much do redbuble artists get paid?

On Redbubble, the price of items is calculated as:

Base Price + Artist Margin % = Total Price

One of the best parts about Redbubble is that the artist gets to set the profit margin that they’re comfortable with. For some items, it makes sense to price low, but for other items you may want to set your margins to 200 or even 300 percent. Want more info on setting prices? Check out our article on how to price your designs.

Here is an example:

On stickers, the base price is really low–like $0.25-$1.25,  based on the size of the sticker. To me that isn’t enough money to make it worth the effort. I want to make enough money on a sale to make it worthwhile for me to create them. I automatically set my sticker profit margin to 200% whenever I upload a new product. For tee shirts and hoodies, I don’t want them to be so expensive that nobody will buy them. In that instance, setting those products at a margin of 25-30% make a lot more sense. 

Having control over your prices also means that you can decide to drop the profit margin to try to stimulate sales. 

How Do You Get Paid on Redbubble?

Redbubble has a payment threshold of $20. If you have over that amount in your account on the 15th of the month, you will be issued a payment. If you have not accrued over $20, then the amount you have earned rolls over to the next month. Redbubble will either pay you by Paypal transfer or Bank Transfer. Bank transfers are only available in Australia, the US, and UK.

Is Redbubble Free for Artists?

Redbubble doesn’t charge any fees until you make a sale. They collect the base price from the customer and pay you the profit margin that you’ve set for your products. Redbubble is a great way to make passive income because it is totally free to start a Redbubble shop.

How Do I Get My Products Found on Redbubble?

How much money can you make on Redbubble if you can’t get your products found in the first place? If you’re not actively promoting your Redbubble shop on social media or through ads, you’ll be relying on the Redbubble search engine to suggest your products to customers. That means that the work you put in when you’re writing your product titles and descriptions are far more important than the appearance of your product. If nobody ever sees your items it doesn’t matter how good your artwork is. If you think you’d rather start your own website or sell on Etsy check out these print on demand companies.

How do I get my products found on redbubble? Look at other listings.

Redbubble itself is your best source of info

Before you create your listing, do a search on Redbubble and see what items are returned. Click into several of the top items and read the descriptions. These listings will be using high value keywords and are probably selling quite well. Make sure to use similar language when you create your listings. You need to be careful not to copy, but make sure that the major key words are represented in your listing as well. 

How Can I Promote My Redbubble Store?

Promoting your Redbubble store isn’t a quick fix if you’re not making sales. Building up a following on social media takes a long time. The best way to promote yourself and your store is to:

I’ve had good luck in the past using Pinterest. Pinterest is a great way to promote your content visually and works great for art. However, it’s important not to beat people over the head with your commercial content. In order to create a connection with people on social media, you’ll want to communicate with them regularly and give them the information they’re interested in. Don’t simply throw sales material in front of their faces every day. How much money can make on Redbubble largely depends on how well you promote your products.

Can You Sell Internationally with Redbubble?

Redbubble prints and ships products internationally. That means that you have a huge pool of potential customers for your artwork at your fingertips. As the artist, you don’t have to pay taxes on sales internationally because Redbubble is collecting and paying taxes in countries where sales are made.

Is it Legal to Sell Fan Art on Redbubble?

Copyrighted and trademarked material cannot be sold on Redbubble. However, Redbubble does have a partner program that allows artists to apply to create fan art for some predefined brands. If approved, you can submit artwork for review to the rights holder. If they approve of your work, they will mission to create products and then sell those products on Redbubble. The list of brands that partners can create products for is always changing. You can find out more about the Redbubble Partner Program here. 

How Old Do You Have to Be to Sell on Redbubble?

Redbubble requires artists to be 16 years old to sign up for a seller account. That’s actually great because most of the major print-on-demand marketplaces require sellers to be 18. If you’re under 18 and looking to make extra month then Redbubble is a great place to start.


How much money can you make on Redbubble? You can make as much money as you want. There is no listing limit and no fee to list new products like on Etsy. There’s also no monthly fee to offer your products for sale. The only thing holding you back is you! Want to explore some other methods of creating products? Check out our article on the different Tee Shirt Printing Methods.

Doug has been an entrepreneur for years, starting several businesses. Doug is a web developer, father of 2 great kids and husband to the best wife ever. I've been working on building my custom tee shirt business for 3 years.