This will help you to sell more stock icons

This will help you to sell more stock icons

If you’re selling or planning to sell stock icons online, this article is a must read! The amazing team from Iconfinder was so incredibly kind to have shared their data to help icon designers like you and I to succeed in selling stock icons. If you have ever tried to do it, you will already know how important it is to pick the right niche. Of course, you can always try and guess what customers want, but you don’t want to spend hours creating an icon set just to see that nobody is interested in it, do you? That is a waste of time and your energy. I would get up the nerve to say that doing proper market research might be even more important than creating the set itself. Here is a practical example: A long time ago, I published a love-themed icon set prior to St. Valentine’s day on Creative Market. It was doing good for a niche topic like this, but nothing special. One day, guys from Creative Market decided to share their data with all the most popular things their customers searched for. I noticed that “wedding” was trending. That was when I got an idea to have an experiment. I changed the name of my set from “Love/Valentine icons” to “Wedding icons”, and the sales just ramped up! After that, I added a couple more icons, made the presentation more wedding-related, raised the price and published it as a new icon set. Guess, how much did the sales grow? By almost 600%! So you can see how “doing your homework” could benefit your career as an icon designer. The...
Best Icons of the Month! (March 2017)

Best Icons of the Month! (March 2017)

As I do every month, I collected the best icons to give you this essential pinch of inspiration and keep the fire inside of you burning. Take a peek into these different styles and unique approaches towards icon design! It’s always a great pleasure to discover them. I’m pretty sure that you will find some fantastic icon designers and icon sets amongst the ones I selected for you this time. Feel free to pin and share the ones that you love the most. It will help these great icon designers to get discovered. Stay inspired, stay curious.                                                                         Need more inspiration? Check out Best Icons of the Year 2016 here:   Want to learn how to create icons as awesome as these ones? Check out my Free Icon Design Guide. It will teach you everything you need to know about icon design to get...
Interview: Andrei Stefan

Interview: Andrei Stefan

Today I’m extremely happy to be bringing you an interview with another great icon designer — Andrei Stefan. We’re collaborating together to bring you the in-depth course on creating pixel-perfect icons. This topic is without a doubt one of my most requested, so it definitely deserves a comprehensive course that will help you take your icon design skills to the whole other level. It will cover everything you need to know to create stunning pixel-perfect icons and illustrations. But more on that in the nearest future. Andrei is one of those rare people that have come to realize that life is too short to spend it chasing corporate dream jobs. Instead, he chose a path that has led him to something entirely different. With the background in social sciences but a keen interest in everything that revolves around visual art, he soon realized that he could get the best of both worlds. This gave him a unique opportunity to do something both meaningful and enjoyable. So Andrei has been dabbling with pixels for about 4 years until he fell deeply in love with icon design and illustration. You can find him on Dribbble, Twitter and here: http://www.andrewrosek.com/ A lot more can be said about this great icon designer, but without further ado, let’s jump straight into the interview! Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you? Where do you come from? Hi, I’m Andrew, and I’m freelance illustrator / icon designer born and raised in Romania with a strong fondness for coffee.     How did you get started with icon design? Well, that’s kind of...
Best Icons of the Month! (February 2017)

Best Icons of the Month! (February 2017)

As I do every month, I collected the best icons to give you this essential pinch of inspiration and keep the fire inside of you burning. Take a peak into these different styles and unique approaches towards icon design! It’s always a great pleasure to discover them. I’m pretty sure that you will find some fantastic icon designers and icon sets amongst the ones I selected for you this time. Feel free to pin and share the ones that you love the most. It will help these great icon designers to get discovered. Stay inspired, stay curious. Need more inspiration? Check out Best Icons of the Year 2016 here:   Want to learn how to create icons as awesome as these ones? Check out my Free Icon Design Guide. It will teach you everything you need to know about icon design to get...
Interview: Budi Tanrim – Budicon

Interview: Budi Tanrim – Budicon

Hey! Today I’m extremely happy to be bringing to you an interview with another great icon designer – Budi Tanrim. He is a deep-thinking digital multidisciplinary designer who believes in simplicity and user-oriented approach. You can find him on Dribbble, Twitter and here: http://buditanrim.co/ Apart from being an incredibly skilled product designer and illustrator, Budi have rocked the icon design world with the amazing icon set for Yahoo, and his own premium icon set Budicon! A lot more can be said about this great human being and fantastic icon designer, but without further ado, let’s jump straight into the interview!   Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Who are you? Where did you come from? Hey, my name is Budi Harto Tanrim. I consider myself as a multidisciplinary designer and currently live in Surabaya, Indonesia. Fun fact: I never went to any formal design education, I graduated as an accountant from my University. I started my design career by entering a lot of design contests on 99 Designs.     You’re a really talented Multidisciplinary Designer. How did you get started with icon design? Back in 2012, I was in my early career and taught myself how to do Mobile App Design. I was pretty much struggling to find any good icon and begin to see it as an opportunity. While I have no idea how to design an icon, I started to learn from pieces of freebie and tutorial here and there. Without realizing it, I have started to create a few icons for any web and app projects myself. Since I’m a big fan of...

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