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Please forgive me if there is already a thread on this topic, but here's the thing:

I'm not a designer at all. I'm a freelance writer. However, I've discovered this site, I'm finding that not only do I love creating palettes, I'm quite good at it. I've created and named several colors so far.

Being the writing entrepreneur that I am, I'm wondering that if I can sell my writing work, there should be a way to sell my color palettes, right?

Or, am I wrong? Are there entities out there that might be interested in buying my palettes? Is there anyway to monetize my love of color, without my having to go to design school?

Here's another thing I just thought of: Cosmetics companies are always naming their color palettes, right? How might I contact some of these companies, so that I might name some of their colors? That way, I can combine my love of color with my flair for creative writing/titling?
This is a touchy topic. Licensing rights for our palettes dictate that we can sell our palettes, but, honestly, I don't see many companies being interested in anything we amateur COLOURlovers create. Even if they were, I doubt the money they'd be willing to pay would be worth it.
They hire fancy schmancy design agencies to create palettes for them and the people who work for those agencies have years of experience and loads of credentials. It also requires a flair for being original and innovative. Otherwise, people don't get very far in the industry.
Erm. It really still depends on whether people want to buy your stuff, but if you REALLY want to have something to sell to people, you could try printing out your palettes onto a canvas or cards, and then physically asking if people are interested. Cuz at this current time, there isn't a way to sell digital palettes yet.
http://www.colourlovers.com/store/art-print.

As for naming colours and palettes.. why don't you go ahead and contact them? You never know if they might be interested in hiring a free lance palette namer.
You know what? I'm totally adding Amateur Freelance Palette/Colour Namer to my credentials now. My area of expertise will be shades of pink, aqua, and coral and I'll charge somewhere around $200 for each color. That way, I'll make $1,000 a palette! Watch me roll in the dough, baby. \o/ Then again...my color-naming skills aren't that great so I'm sure I'd have to give discounted rates. Like 5 colors for the price of 4? Or, more realistically: 5 colors for the price of 1. :P

Faeleia wrote:


As for naming colours and palettes.. why don't you go ahead and contact them? You never know if they might be interested in hiring a free lance palette namer.
but honestly if there's a way to sell my palettes online I kinda want to do that too.. :) could be helpful for some extra pocket money.. u know.
Sure! I believe that is one of the functions of the upcoming marketplace? I'm not sure though. Perhaps only our designs will be available for purchase. We shall see when Darius finishes the site. :D

Faeleia wrote:
but honestly if there's a way to sell my palettes online I kinda want to do that too.. :) could be helpful for some extra pocket money.. u know.
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suruha
suruha
3 hours ago
kimmyp wrote:
I have an A3 printer which I can print on borderless A3 paper giving me 30 cms (12") wide paper that I use for scrapbooking, covering notebooks, etc. I use my own designs only as I am reselling and most of the designs on here do not have a commercial license.


You can check some of the online stock sites, such as Pixabay. Often, there are patterns and they have liberal terms! You should be able to incorporate a pattern you find there and sell it or do whatever you like!
kimmyp
kimmyp
9 hours ago
I have an A3 printer which I can print on borderless A3 paper giving me 30 cms (12") wide paper that I use for scrapbooking, covering notebooks, etc. I use my own designs only as I am reselling and most of the designs on here do not have a commercial license.
MainAlice
MainAlice
9 hours ago
cool idea, if you post your work somewhere-share with us)
Trixxie
Trixxie
1 day ago
Hi Edith - thanks for posting this. I have been getting the same pop-up updates about Flash. I did the exact same thing as you. I close out the tab! I wonder what other scams might come our way. I just want to be here to color. *sigh*
Anyway, I truly appreciate you "just saying", Edith.
Thanks!
Trix :)
eighteyed
eighteyed
3 days ago
Over the past week I've been troubled by a page direct to some site telling me Apple wants me to update my Flash Player. Don't you dare do it. How do I know this is a scam? First, there's a questionable web address, and how would Apple know what Flash Player I have, and if they did, wouldn't they tell me in an offical update? Second, I know my Flash Player is current, because I went to the OFFICIAL Adobe site, and installed the latest current one just in case, and I still get these redirects. I think these adlinks that infest the CL pages now can tell through cookies that I enabled Flash (which is dormant by default in Apple software because it's a known malware risk) long enough to design a new template for the site. Third, since I know Flash software is vulnerable to hacking, any unasked-for communication about it through my browser is suspect.

I just wanted you to know these are happening, and to never never click on one of these pages. If you get one, close the tab immediately. If you ever question your Flash installation, download new software ONLY through the official Adobe site, adobe.com.

Just saying.

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