When times get tough, you need to take matters into your own hands. That’s what tech-savvy artists are discovering: they are turning to sites like CafePress and Zazzle to provide them with ways to package their work into saleable merchandise.
CafePress, which has been around for several years, takes your designs, photos, and art and prints them on mugs, tote bags, mouse pads, and other items that shoppers can buy. The site also allows merchants to open storefronts and list items in its marketplace.
Zazzle does much the same thing, but with a lively user community and no monthly fee for having the site host a storefront full of items bearing your art.
(Continued here: Crafting A New Business with Specialized Sites )