10 Places To Sell Your Work Online…
Whether you are a Web Designer, Developer, Graphic Designer, Logo Designer, or even a Freelance Writer, there are many places out there that you can sell your work directly online. And the best part about it all? You don’t have to deal with any clients!
If you’ve just dumped 5 mock ups on a client and they rejected every single one of them, all is not lost! You may be able to resell each one of those mock ups online and many times you can end up making more than you might have with that client. Be aware that if you signed a contract to make sure you still have the right to sell that work!
Either way this is a good way to make some extra income when times are slow. Or better yet, a perfect way for those up-coming designers or writers to get the ball rolling and find out if they’re talented enough to go out on their own!
On to the list…
Sitepoint’s Marketplace has a special place in my heart as this is where I got my start before going full time freelancing. I sold templates for almost 2 years and brought in a good chunk of change during that time! You can sell any type of template here as well as domain names, websites, software, scripts and more. The marketplace has also had a bit of a face-lift recently and is still running strong!
WebUnload Marketplace, which brands itself as “The Ebay For Web Stuff” is one I haven’t gotten the chance to try out myself but looks to be rather active. You can sell any type of template, established websites, blogs, domains, and software. Give it a shot!
Alright, while Pixish isn’t a place you can sell your work directly as with marketplaces. It is a place where work gets sold. Individuals and Companies hold contests and anyone is free to submit their work. Sometimes the prize is money and sometimes the prize is a cool sleek gadget… and well, sometimes it’s just books! Either way, pixish is pretty active and is a good choice for graphic and logo designers to make a little extra cash.
DigitalPoint is a hugely active community and contains a pretty active marketplace directly within their forums. You can sell Content, Templates, Domains, Websites, Programs, Scripts and more! The only downside to DigitalPoint is that the members aren’t usually willing to pay near full or sometimes reasonable price for the work! It is a good start for those who need to refine their skills though I must say.
TalkFreelance is similar to digitalpoint but usually with higher quality submissions. Members here are usually willing to pay what the item is worth as well. The downside is that it isn’t quite as active as places like DigitalPoint but it is definitely not dead! You can sell the usual Templates, Articles, Domains, Websites and more…
99Designs is similar to pixish as it holds contests, though 99Designs has a wider variety of type of submissions unlike pixish. From the makers of sitepoint, 99designs seems to be very active and attractive! Mostly for designers as the contests that are held are for Web Designs, Logo Designs, Business cards, and other templates. Definitely worth a try!
Another forum marketplace, Webmaster-Talk.com, is a somewhat active community where you can sell templates, domains, websites, ad space, and much more! While not as active as some of the others on the list, the wide variety of items you can sell definitely makes it worth a try.
CovantegeTemplates is not a marketplace but a company who will sell your website templates, flash templates, logos, and banners directly through their website and affiliates. At this time, they take a %12 percent share from each sale.
JungleTango is a marketplace for WordPress Themes. Users are allowed to upload there themes, set a price, and receive payments when the template sales reach $100 (similar to adsense). Payout is said to be 1 – 3 days afterwards. While not hugely active, it is worth checking into!
Well of course you know of Ebay but did you know you can also sell templates as well as domains and developed websites? While Ebay is of course highly active, selling templates will take a little bit of skill here. Many people may shy away from these kinds of sells as it seems to be populated with cookie-cutter spam type sites and templates. Some do sell and if you have no luck anywhere else, give it a shot!
How about one extra? CrowdSpring is a rather new but very promising creative marketplace. I have just recently been aware of CrowdSpring by one of the comments below but I must say I am impressed so far! For Graphic designers, Illustrators, Web Designers, and Photographers, CrowdSpring seems to be taking a fresh and detailed approach to the creative marketplace arena!
Know of another resource I’ve missed? Let me know and leave a comment below (hey, that rhymes!).