Question for those of you who offer merchandise. Do you offer it only to patrons or available to everyone or offer a mix of public and patron-only merch? So far, I’ve only been offering merch using my artwork to patrons on a password-locked area of one of my websites. I occasionally make public posts about it on my Patreon when I added new items and give a sneak peek of some of the items available hoping some will be interested enough to make a pledge, but that hasn’t yielded any results yet. I’m starting to rethink how I’m offering them and whether it would be better to make some or all of them publicly available instead of patron-only. Thoughts?
Also, side question, what is your favorite PoD merch site? I’ve been using Zazzle as they have a direct-selling option that lets me make merch hidden from their public marketplace, but I’m looking to possibly switch.
Thanks in advance for any advice or PoD suggestions!