Design And Print Window Clings For Fun And Profit

October 13, 2014

If you’re a graphic designer you’re definitely not limited to depending on client-purchased work to make money; in fact, several print products present perfect opportunities to design your own unique line to sell for profit. Window clings are a perfect example: all you need are a few creative designs, a good window cling printer, and an outlet for sales and marketing (such as your own website, sites such as Etsy and Ebay, or even on consignment with brick-and-mortar retailers). The following lists several opportunities for designing window clings for fun and profit you can take advantage of to boost your bottom line.

Pop culture references and characters

References to popular phrases make excellent window cling content, as do popular characters in film and television. For the latter, you’ll have to get licensing rights, but if you can secure rights to design and print window clings for popular characters you can make a mint.

Holiday window clings

Many people love to decorate their homes with holiday window clings, and you can design your own unique line to attract customers. Christmas, New Year’s Day, Halloween, Valentine’s Day, St. Patrick’s Day and Independence Day are popular times for window cling sales, to name a few.

Marketing window clings

Companies often promote their brands, products and services with window clings; you can set up a custom window cling design and printing service to cater to their needs.

Colleges and universities

Colleges and universities often print window clings, which are either given to or purchased by their students (and parents of students). Identify colleges that don’t have window clings, or whose designs you can improve upon, and reach out to them to see if you can get a license to sell your work.

Kids window clings

Kids love window clings, and you don’t need special character licenses to design window clings featuring kid-friendly themes such as summer fun, butterflies and princesses, soldiers, animals and super heroes (so long as they’re original). As you can see, window clings present many opportunities to design and print them for fun and profit. What other window cling purposes and themes can you think of? Let us know in the comments!

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About Brian Morris

Brian Morris serves in various capacities as a freelance writer, content developer and public relations specialist for growing small businesses. When he’s not writing, he can be found on the racquetball court - usually getting his tail kicked by guys 20 years older.

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