another_designer — 2010-11-15T10:00:56-05:00 — #1
(My apologies if this is off topic for new media)
I have a few images (one in particular) that are sure to sell big in the poster market.What is the best way for me to create a business plan to sell posters?
I would say:
- Copyright images for US and Overseas
- Get images printed cheaply in mass quantities
- Decide if I want these posters to be fine print or just sold on cheap paper commercially
Getting them copyrighted is obvious. However, if I am not sure how many posters are going to sell it's not a smart idea to get them mass produced. I suppose I could use websites that would sell them for me. However, that leaves me uneasy since I would have to upload high res images and lose control of them.
aalicki — 2010-12-02T01:13:52-05:00 — #2
Tough predicament really.
However, the best bet would be to setup a small website where you showcase such images, you would be better off displaying a small resolution thumb of the pictures. Even better, would be to use some sort of jQuery enhancement to achieve a zoom in effect. (Not as difficult as I'm making it seem of course).
So, Small Website > Edited Resolution > Paypal Payments > Profit
sagewing — 2010-12-02T16:53:43-05:00 — #3
Seems like you forgot one big piece: marketing.
Unless you are creating the best posters ever made, you might want to think about it! Maybe they are just that good!!