Where are the best places to sell icons? Well, to be honest, there are plenty of them! Read on, and you’ll be able to sell your artwork on marketplaces (we’ll also take a look at top-rated stock marketplaces), as well as on your own website! Let’s dot those i’s and cross those t’s.
We keep an eye on all of the marketplaces, but we would highly recommend any of these:
Having your own website will help legitimize your brand and also lets you skip the payment fees typically included with selling on a marketplace. All it takes is a bit of setup and decent web-hosting. Not sure what hosting you need? You can find web-hosting reviews here.
Resellers charge hefty commissions which may be justified for marketing your product and finding customers.
However, that’s not always the case:
So, go ahead and open your own store and make sure it appears first in Google by searching by your name or the name of your icon pack. That shouldn’t be difficult:
As for us, we don’t resell our icons elsewhere.
As of May 2016, we haven’t found any reseller worth their commission.
We used to sell with Graphic River, earning a meager $150/mo. That was nothing compared to what we did independently.
We didn’t try large websites, but we feel that we can earn and reinvest more without intermediaries. We prefer to give away the icons for free over paying 30-65% to intermediaries.
Selling independently, you can provide the best possible experience to your clients. Resellers care about selling more and charging you more fees. They work on the tools for:
Instead, we like speaking to our customers, designers, and developers, asking them about their challenges, and providing tools to solve their problems.
To sum it up, we advise you to use all of the resellers listed above. In the meantime, speak to your customers, make your own website, and try to solve their problems. Without intermediaries.
We hope you enjoyed the article! Do you have another stock marketplace to recommend? Please feel free to tell us more in the comments.
About the Author
Ivan Boyko is a founder of Icons8. He got his first job after drawing a banner with CTR of 43%. After years of creating icons, he specializes in rapid prototyping and backlog grooming.
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