How to Get Your First Sales on Redbubble (Best Niches for Beginners)

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Getting your first sale on Redbubble is an important milestone for a new seller.

It is important because you will know that the print-on-demand model works. It is also important because a stranger is interested in your design.

And to that, it is also a great relief and a hint of future success with print-on-demand.

But the problem is that a lot of people won’t get their first sale.

Whether because they are impatient, do not have enough quality designs, or focus on the bad niche.

I have been waiting for my first sale for almost 6 months.

How to Get Your First Sales on Redbubble

There were several reasons, but the worst part was that I didn’t know what I was doing.

It wasn’t until I realized I had to focus on a certain category, and started creating a lot of niche designs, then I started making sales.

The truth is that you have to focus on a niche. The niche is a category with a small, specific, and targeted audience. The more specific, the better.

It is important to have a niche that will give you consistent sales in the long run, but finding such a niche is insanely hard for new sellers.

Best Niches on Redbubble For Beginners

Compared to many people, I have the advantage of owning several authority websites for many years, so I’m knowing a bit about SEO and keyword research.

But I also understand that many people do not have such experience.

No worries!

In this article, I will show you 4 niches that bring me the most sales.

And I’m sure the first two places will surely surprise you.

Funny Workout Designs

The first category I want to mention is funny workout designs. If you have not decided your niche yet or you are a new seller on Redbubble, you could create a ton of designs around funny workout stuff. For ideas, I like to go to Pinterest, Tumblr, and meme pages.

The great thing is that you can find ideas almost everywhere. Every season there are new memes that come up, funny sayings that come up, there are new health categories that come up.

If you are new, then you should consider doing funny workout designs.


Christian designs on Redbubble

The next category I want to show you is Christianity.

Religious people are very passionate and they buy a lot of interesting stuff.

Your designs should be around positivity. About hope and faith

You can also take verses from the Bible and create a cool-looking design around it. And don’t worry, sayings and quotes from the Bible are not copyrighted.

I like to create designs with Christian crosses, sometimes simple, sometimes with a little twist, but I can say you, they are selling pretty well.


The next niche you should focus your effort on are numbers. Yes, you heard me write. For some reason, people like to buy numbers.

And when you go to Redbubble and search for example, for number 22, you can see just around 1000 results, which is great. The cool fact with numbers is that you can make 99 or 100 designs in a row.

Just scroll down the page, take notes, get inspired.

Be creative and make some interesting designs around numbers, and don’t forget Roman numerals, they are also worth trying.

Letters and Alphabet

Alphabet on Redbubble

So, what is my best-selling niche on Redbubble?

It is a category that even a non-designer like me can make sales. I’m talking about the Alphabet or rather letters if you want.

I don’t know why, but people on Redbubble and Spreadshirt, where I also sell my designs, are buying letters like crazy.

While these are mostly stickers, they are buying more than one letter.

Even recently, someone bought 10 stickers with X letter from me. This is crazy, and most ridiculous is that creating such a design takes about 10 seconds.

Let’s go to Redbubble and search for Letter A. While there are over 50 thousand results, don’t worry. Most designers that are selling alphabet letters are not using tags and SEO-optimized descriptions correctly, so you can outrank them at least on Google.

Just scroll down and take a look at a few designs. They are simple.

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Here Are Some of My Favorite Tools For Print-on-demand

As a graphic designer and POD seller, I’ve had the opportunity to discover different helpful products and tools that can be time-saving and make the process of creating your designs a bit smoother.

DESIGNS: Kittl (best for t-shirt designs), Vexels (for professional designs), Placeit (for unique product mockups)

AI IMAGE GENERATOR: Leonardo (best free account)

GRAPHICS: Creative Fabrica (cheapest marketplace), Envato Elements (more variety)

SELLING DESIGNS: Freepik (for beginners), Creative Fabrica (for advanced graphic designers)

SELLING LOW-CONTENT BOOKS Book Bolt (budget option)


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Miroslav NovohradskyFounder of NechEmpire

I'm Miroslav, a passionate graphic designer, Etsy seller and AI enthusiast. At NechEmpire, I'm here to share my knowledge and skills. I want to turn your design passion into a successful online business.

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