Did you know Dr. Seuss would’ve been 115 years old on March 2nd? Yet another example of an artist who changed the world with a signature style.
It’s ever-inspiring to watch Society6 artists find their creative voice and give it legs. We hope you take time out of your creative schedule to evaluate what makes you and your artwork unique. Even though it’s sometimes hard to articulate your vibe, it’s a surprisingly helpful exercise. On the cusp of spring, it’s a good time to consider why you do you what you do…so you can do more of it!
Now, let’s get to some practical tips, tricks and guidance related to what we’ll be focusing on in March.
Some quick things worth noting:
- Wall murals and wallpaper are proving to be very popular in early 2019
- We published this marketing guide for yoga mats so you know when and how to effectively promote this hit product
- Expand your home decor offering with sheer and blackout window curtains!
- We also announce an upcoming product below
Products to Promote + Trending Tags
We’re constantly monitoring product sales, from trending art prints to your cat’s favorite floor pillow. It is our job to know these things, right? Well, we want you to know a few of the key products and trending tags we’ll be focusing on this month. You already have a sense of what your fans like, so this list gives you an eagle’s eye view of the Society6 marketplace at large. It’s intentionally broad so you can focus on products that are a best fit for your artwork or brand.
Products to Promote
- Wall Art: Art Prints, Wall Murals, Wood Wall Art
- Home Decor: Wallpaper, Window Curtains, Throw Pillows, Shower Curtains
- Furniture: Bar Stools, Counter Stools
- Bags: Tote Bags, Duffle Bags, Pouches
Cat, Ocean, Cactus, Beach, Space, Moon, Feminist, Floral, Mandala, Music
We’re lucky to have such talented curators on our team–people who spend every day finding designs and products that customers love. To help inspire creative mojo, here are some recent collections that we’ll be sharing throughout the month of March.
Coming up, you can expect more attention from us in the form of artist education. We’re starting with a 360 look at products since that’s really at the core of this business we’re in. With the quick popularity of yoga mats, we started with three blog posts outlining how to design, enable, and market them. Since they’ve been live on the site for a couple months now, we’re going to share the marketing and design guides here.
Marketing Guide for Yoga Mats: Learn to Promote & Improve Your Sales
It’s a little overwhelming to think that you can sell so many different products to so many different audiences. If yoga is a world you or your artwork feels related to, this marketing guide was made for you. I break down who’s buying what, when and why. It’s a big market so make sure to read if you’d like to stretch your marketing muscles.
Design Guide for Yoga Mats: Make the Most of Your Surface
Our design guides are your go-to resource for how to make the most of any product surface you design for. Yoga mats are unique in their shape and use. We pulled out some examples to inspire the design process.
Ask Angella: How Do I Overcome Creative Burnout?
Burnout includes lack of interest in your work, intense fatigue, and having trouble coming up with ideas. We all struggle with it, and it goes well beyond creative work, to be honest. Though discouraging, burnout is natural. Angella D’Avignon talks through some tips to make this happen.
This Just In
Here’s where we showcase the latest and greatest products, updates, announcements so you don’t miss a beat.
Just Launched: Sheer & Blackout Curtains
Let there be light control and temperature control and keeping nosy neighbors out. We’ve overhauled our approach to the current version of “window curtains.” If you would like to continue selling window curtains, you have to enable blackout curtains associated with that same creative. Get your template and asset requirements here:
Start Selling Sheer & Blackout Curtains: A Technical Walkthrough
Coming Soon: Fanny Packs
Start thinking about which designs you may want to enable and stay tuned for an announcement very soon!
In The News
There’s been a lot of awesome press recently for Society6 artists. Here’s some products we’ve spotted out in the wild:
Matthew Taylor Wilson and the Hinge x Society6 Collab in Today
Crystal W Design in InsideHook
MrsEaves, Sage Pizza and Annette Elisse Design in Town & Country
The Old Art Studio in Refinery29
Stay in the know!
Join the Society6 Artist Hub on Facebook for all things artist related and bookmark the Promo Schedule for details on upcoming promotions.