What: Artists can make extra money by letting Society6 turn their art into coffee cups, iPhone holders, tote bags and t-shirts.

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Expected pay: NA

Husl $core: $$$$

Commission/fees: Not applicable (you earn a 10% royalty on each product sold, except art prints, where you set the royalty rate.)

Where: Nationwide

Requirements: Art available for upload that does not infringe on the copyrights of others

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Society6 Review:

Commercial artists can make extra money by letting Society6 use their art to make beautiful coffee cups, iPhone holders, tote bags and t-shirts.

The process is fairly simple. You upload an image — the bigger the better — and then go through their process to determine whether you want to sell it only as a print or if you want to put that image on anything from clocks to quilts. If you’re selling prints, the site will tell you its cost for each size print and you add whatever royalty rate you want to come up with a final price. With the other products, Society6 simply pays you 10% of the sales price.

For instance, the site charges $38 for laptop sleeves, which would net the artist $3.80. A comforter that retails for $110, would pay the artist $11. If you want to sell your art on t-shirts, you’ll earn about $1.80 with each purchase.

You decide what you want to make available; tell your clients where they can find it and Society6 does the rest, including getting your art on high-quality products and sending you the agreed-upon royalty. Artists are paid once a month at the beginning of the month, 30 days following the sale. 

Could you earn more if you did everything — including finding the t-shirt/mug/comforter/print-makers yourself? Sure. You’d also save money by baking your own bread, but it’s a lot more trouble. Contributing to our favorable rating is that artists who have used the site like and recommend it. 


You may also want to check out FineArtAmerica, Printful and RedBubble. Makers of crafts, jewelry and furniture and other wood products should check out Etsy.

What artists say:

Marc Johns: Why I sell my work on Society6 

From XO Pixel: How I made extra money with Society6

*Updated 5/12/2021

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