My comic books by Beth Evans arrived and I couldn’t be happier!
They made it all the way to Germany very quickly and are printed on what feels like high quality card stock. My boyfriend found me chuckling on the bed after I opened the mail.
I can really only recommend buying them if you want to support an artist whose work you enjoyed.
I am thrilled you like them! Thanks so much again!
katedupuis asked: How do you manage to print and ship things so cheaply? I see folks selling art for $5 and I can't figure out how to print and make a profit for less than 10 to 15 or so. I would love to know your secrets!
I print and ship everything by myself, so the only fees I pay are through etsy. Since I have more control of the process, I can keep better track of things.
For supplies, I print in grayscale, so I don’t run out of ink as quickly. I’m also a rewards member at office supply stores, so I try to buy paper, inks, and envelopes when there are sales or coupons.
The envelopes I use to pack everything are small - 6x9 inches, so they slide through the regular mail box, and don’t need to be marked as an oversized parcel. That saves money on shippings costs.
I ship through the United States Postal Service - shipping is usually $0.66 per envelope in the continental US. Internationally, it’s about $2-$4.
For me, sometimes it’s just about getting my comics out there, instead of making as much money as possible. I want people to read them!
There has been a LOT of trail and error with making things myself. I’ve lost money, but I’ve also made money too. Just play around with prices and see what works for you!
Hey, I got interviewed over at Netorama! You can read it here