Made some XZ-1 Calendars
5 months ago
For those of you who do calendars or want to do calendars...
I've never been able to sell more than a few calendars, and the costs are so high at RedBubble that it's hardly worth it with almost no room for mark-up.
Still, I get a few requests each year and noticed that MagCloud is doing calendars now too. They aren't as easy to put together, and they don't automatically update each year, but their printing is very good and they provide some easy to use templates for the most popular layout programs. And, their costs are reasonable enough that you can have a little mark-up and still offer a product that's affordable... so I did 3 new ones from XZ-1 content this year to try it out.
Went for the largest and more pricey square design with wire-o binding, but they have a smaller square and horizontal stapled version that carry a lower cost.
I put all three of them HERE
It was really time-consuming to be honest. I think I spent about 5 or 6 hours in total... laying out each one, prepping, previewing, then uploading huge PDF files, etc. I will likely only sell a half dozen of these at the most. And, I've only got them marked up $5... so the return really isn't worth it. But, I know of one of the people who'll buy, also buys my RedBubble calendars each year, so I'll be able to compare quality between the two and get her feedback.
I'm guessing some of you have much better luck with calendars than I do, so I thought I'd share the info.
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