Imagekind is a website that sells your artwork with the highest quality framed prints. Imagekind is also one of the fastest growing art communities online which offers unlimited upload. Basically you just upload your work of images, customers saw it bought it and you make money.
Imagekind was founded in 2006. Throughout the years Imagekind has accumulate over 750000 high quality fine art images for sale. Customers have the opportunities to purchase high quality framed and poster art over 50000 established artists worldwide. Imagekind serves as a hybrid art gallery, photo sharing service and print on demand service. Imagekind is actually a subsidiary of CafePress.
There are 4 types of account that you can sign up at Imagekind. Users can sign up for a free account which offers basic features such as unlimited image upload, unlimited storage and traffic, 3 galleries for showcase, 10 tags and keywords to classify work, 2 image and categorization options, 2 groups to create and 5% of additional framing commission. If you’re not a professional photographer or just a beginner, the free account offers enough features to get you started. The other 3 accounts are Pro, Platinum and Annual which gives user additional features. Monthly fees are required for these 3 accounts. You may consider upgrade the account once you have uploaded a large amount of images and needed more galleries to showcase them. It will be better to upgrade your account once you start making some money out of the free account. You’ll need the money to pay for the monthly fee.
At Imagekind you make money when the image or artwork that you markup and uploaded sold. The amount of money you can make actually depends on the markup price that you decide. You can markup the price in terms of percentage or dollars. Either way you have to place a reasonable price so that customers are willing to pay for it. If you markup your print 100% or more, Imagekind will charge a 5% fee on anything markup 100% or more as a processing fee. Other than that you also earn 5% of framing commission on any custom framing purchased. 5% commission is for free account holder. Pro members received 10%, Platinum and Annual members received 15% of commission. Basically if your artwork sells, you make money. For all the images and artwork that you uploaded, you get to retain the copyright.
Payments are done via check or PayPal. Payment will be process after you reached the minimum payout of $50. In order to allow Imagekind resolve any customer service issues, payments are made within 45 days after the end of a calendar month. It’s going to take some time before you receive the money.
It seems like you make more money at Imagekind when customers purchase a print out of your artwork together with frames. This is a different market compare to other websites that sold digital images only. Some artwork or images sell better in certain markets, or shall I say the right market. We just have to experiment and find the market.