How to Make Money on Zazzle

Making Money on Zazzle

If you have never heard of Zazzle before, let me introduce you. is a massive site that offers various products to consumers that have been created and designed by its own users - including you. Every time one of your products sells, you make money! And the greatest part is that you don't have to pay anything to set up your store. Zazzle also makes the design process extremely easy, and allows customers to customize products to make them exactly the way they want them. Once you've created enough things on zazzle, you will slowly (or very quickly for some!) start to see yourself making your own purchases on Zazzle because of the ease of customization and variety.For those of you who have been active on Zazzle for a while, I hope you get as much enjoyment out of it as I do. And for those of you who are new to it, I am so excited for all the fun you have ahead of you! Nothing feels better than seeing that email come in with all the z's and the anticipation that follows in the seconds you must wait to find out what you've sold. Regardless of your experience with Zazzle, I hope this site helps you to take your store to the next level. Good luck!!

Tip #1: Make Lots of Products

Yes, this may seem obvious - but not for the reason you may think. Sometimes it is hard to know exactly what people will use certain products for, and sometimes its hard to tell exactly what images people will like. The vast majority of my images are photographs, so when I started using zazzle, I focused on postcards and posters. Once I started experimenting with other products, I was shocked with how much was selling. And lo and behold, one of my first, and largest, bulk sales was for 200 pins. Who knows what they were used for, but good thing I made them! Postcards still bring in the most money for me, but the other products that have made me good money are (in descending order): invitations, prints, pins, magnets, notecards, stamps, and ornaments.

The same thing should be said for the images you use. Now, don't get me wrong - all of your images should be as high quality as you're capable of making. But don't forget that different people have different tastes - and not everything has to be totally unique! I used to stray away from photos that I had taken that I considered generic - flowers, my own pets, trees, etc. I finally decided to test some of them out and now two of my top sellers include a wild flower that I photographed on the way to the beach one summer and my dog Phoebe.

Try This: Each morning, try to make at least two new products. You won't get overwhelmed doing this and you're more likely to try out new things. Before long, you will have added a ton of products to your stores.

Tip #2: Adjust Your Royalties

Sometimes its hard to raise your royalties when all you really want is to get a sale. And likewise, sometimes its really hard to keep them in check when all you want is to make a lot of money. But finding that sweet spot is really important. I started selling prints at the standard 10% and would make about $3.00 every time one sold. I recently decide to bite the bullet and raise my print royalties to 65% - raising the print price from around $20 to around $50. I don't sell quite as many prints as I used to, but now each sale brings in $25.00 instead of $3.00 - far more money overall and well worth the increase. With that said, you still need to be careful about which products you tie high royalties to. A poster is going to hang on your wall for a really long time - its worth finding the perfect image and paying a little extra for it. Customers would probably be less likely to pay a 65% royalty on a postcard or notecard. Right now, all of my postcards are set to a 15% royalty, which raises the cost of a postcard from $0.95 to $1.00 for the customer - that's something that customers can handle.

Tip #3: Add Text to Your Products

This one was key for me and has made the biggest difference by far. Zazzle is completely customizable for customers, so you'd think there's no reason to add any text to a product because a customer could just do it themselves. But that doesn't appear to be true. One of my top selling photos is a great shot I took of the Hong Kong skyline. I sell prints and postcards of this photo both plain and with the text "Hong Kong" printed at the bottom. I consistently sell more with "Hong Kong" at the bottom.

For photography sellers, adding the city name to a skyline shot is probably a bit obvious. But there are tons of other instances of text helping to sell a product. Remember the large pin sale I referred to earlier? The pin said "Grandma To Be" on it. Happy Birthday and Thank You are other regular sellers for me. The options are endless, so don't hold back!

Tip #4: Tag Your Products Well

Tagging is very important, and also very easy to do. Every time you create a product, you will be prompted to add tags - make sure you do this! Right now, zazzle will only use 10 tags in their search engine. But you can still add more and they might be used in other search engines like google (yes, your products will show up in google too!). Picking the right words is essential if you want your products to be found by people you haven't directly communicated with. When you're choosing tags, think about what words you would be using if you were to try and find your product or something similar. For example, if you have a mug that says "Mother of the Year" on it, you may have tags like "mom, mother, grandmother, year, mug." But think about what other search terms customers might use that would ideally bring up your mug - "gift for mom, mother's day, coffee lover, coffee cup." Also, try not to be too focused on one specific use for your product, and remember that everything is customizable! A "mother of the year" mug could be customized to say anything, so don't limit your tags. You could use "birthday gift" as a tag, or better yet "party favor." Sure, maybe its unlikely that someone would give out "Mother of the Year" mugs as a party favor, but what if they customized the text to say "Party of the Year"? Then you would have sold 15 mugs instead of 1! Just remember to think like a customer when creating your tags, and put some thought into it. You only have 10 options for zazzle's search engine.

Already active on Zazzle?

On average, how much are you making each month?

  • $0 - $50
  • $50 - $100
  • $100 - $500
  • $500 - $1000
  • over $1000
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Tip #5: Watch for New Product Launches

Zazzle is regularly adding new products to its marketplace and some are bound to be huge hits. Even after you've created your store and made various versions of your images, don't forget to regularly check back to see what new products are available to customize. When luggage tags were launched, I started making them immediately and was pleasantly surprised that they were a huge hit. Within the first couple of months, I had made 15 new sales (some of them for more than 1 luggage tag). Pacifiers were another big hit that I was able to jump on right away.

Be the First to Find Out

Before a product ever hits the "Create" space, it is released to Zazzlers who are paying attention. Make sure you are one of those Zazzlers! Reading through the forums is really important and will keep you in the loop on products that you otherwise would not have known about.

Which 2014 product brought in the most sales for you?

In 2014, Zazzle vowed to introduce a new product each week. That's amazing news for us Zazzlers. So which of these performed best for you?

  • license plate
  • table number
  • bib
  • wine gift box
  • cutting board
  • flask
  • favor boxes
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Tip #6: Create Separate Stores

If you're just starting out at zazzle, spend some time focusing on your first store. Try out different products and images and go where the demand is - if you're selling lots of tshirts, then keep making tshirts! If you have one particular image that keeps on selling, then put it on as many products as you can. Once you have your store up and running, consider whether you can branch out to other specialized or focused stores. Ideally, a customer would find your product, go visit your store, and leave with 5 items in their cart! But to do that, you need to make sure that your store offers various products that each visiting customer is going to like. Your stores can have specific themes (holidays, weddings, travel, etc) or offer specific products (business cards, clothing, travel accessories, etc). I started with my flagship store Gubanich Photography and branched out to include a garden-themed store (Garden Harbor), a wildlife-themed store (Wild Days), and am currently working on a holiday-themed store (Holiday Harbor). I consistently have customers that purchase more than one item from my stores. In addition to more related products, adding focus to your store will help you come up with good ideas for future images and products.

Tip #7: Categorize Your Products

Once you've created a store that has multiple products that customers will be interested in, you need to take it a step further and create categories that will help customers find products they are interested in. Your categories will vary depending on your store and the products you are trying to sell. If the type of your images vary, you may want a category specific for each type - photography, cartoon, vintage, etc. If you created products for special occasions, then your categories could include weddings, birthdays, holidays, etc. Categorizing your products has an added bonus - when a customer is looking at your product, zazzle features other products from that category below it. So the more relevant the other products are, the more likely a customer is to buy more than one product from you.

Tip #8: Focus on Products That Sell

This may seem obvious, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to overlook. When a product sells, there's a reason for it. Use your sales as motivation for making other similar products. If you sell a t-shirt with a funny saying on it, then make more t-shirts with your other images, and add that funny saying to other types of products. My top selling image is the top seller for 5 different product types - postcards, baby t-shirts, magnets, keychains, and more. I originally started selling just the postcards, then decided to test out the other product types. Once I started selling the baby t-shirts, I created more baby Ts with other images - now I've been able to sell baby t-shirts in various images. That's something I would have never predicted on my own - I just watched what sold and went from there.

What products sell the most for you?

  • postcards
  • posters
  • magnets
  • tshirts
  • phone and tablet cases
  • other products
  • invitations
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Tip #9: Market, market, market

One of the greatest things about zazzle is that you can create your products whenever you can fit it into your schedule and then make sales while you're sleeping the night away. However, if you really want to make lots of money, then you need to do some work to get those midnight sales frequently and consistently. There are endless ways to market your products, so always have your eye out for what works for you. If you're really social and have a huge personal network, then by all means - sell, sell, sell! Make sure your network knows when you have new products launching and be ready when special occasions and holidays come around. And if you don't have a strong personal network - don't worry, zazzle is still for you! The internet is full of amazing ways to market your products.

Social media is no longer cutting edge or highly technological. It is now commonplace and used by people of all ages. So take advantage of it! If you have your own personal facebook page, then put your zazzle store on your profile so that friends and family can browse through your products. Every now and then, post one of your new products. Zazzle also offers special tools that can be used within facebook. Other social media sites can be helpful as well. One of the sites that has worked well for me is Pinterest. The Pinterest following is perfect for the products I sell, so it acts as a way to market my products, but also as an inspirational source. On Pinterest, you can make special boards for your products, or mix your products with other relevant material.For more information on marketing through Pinterest, check out this page: Using Pinterest to Market Your Products

Be open minded and try them out! Most of Pinterest's popularity has come in the past couple of years, so it's still relatively new. Had I not tried it out, I would have never found that it would be a good source for me.

Marketing Tip: Zazzle Promotion Forum

Zazzle Promotion Forum is a great place to get your zazzle products and squidoo lens marketed. You can work with other Zazzlers to get your products marketed, or market their's on your Squidoo pages. This will definitely give you a boost, so try it out!

Tip #10: Utilize Referrals

One of the greatest profit potentials that Zazzle offers is their referral program. Essentially, zazzle will pay you to refer someone else's product. So if it seems impossible to come up with more products to develop, fear not! Referrals should be your next focus. Once you've developed successful methods of marketing your products, start to market other people's products. You will need to use a special link to make sure the sale is tied to you, but zazzle makes this extremely easy and provides the link for every product as long as you are properly logged in.

Tip #11: Market Research

Sometimes I'm blown away by the ideas I see others coming up with. And while you don't want to copy someone else's product, many times an original thought will come up when you see something else that's been done. By scanning Zazzle's site, you'll also get a good idea for what types of products are selling. If you've got an image of the beach, then search "beach" in Zazzle's search engine and see what comes up. Maybe you'll be surprised to find that mousepads are the top search result, or maybe there are lots of Happy Birthday cards. Take advantage of what others have learned and follow their lead! It will help you reach your goal much sooner.

Tip #12: Think Outside the Box

For some people this comes naturally, for others you may need to work harder at it. Maybe you need a glass of wine with you while you brainstorm, or maybe you need to ask others what they do! Either way, thinking outside the box is a HUGE way to dramatically increase your sales. Here's what I mean by thinking outside the box - I told you earlier that postcards were my top sellers. For most of us, when you hear that, you think that people traveled somewhere that I had photographed and then sent my postcard to friends and family. In many instances, that's exactly what happened. Or maybe sometimes they collect postcards. But what about other uses? I actually had someone comment on one of my postcards to say that they had used them in their wedding as welcome bag notes! The point is, there are many ways to use some of Zazzle's most common products that aren't exactly what they intended. Good luck brainstorming!

I hope these steps have proved to be helpful! Let me know what works for you! Remember - a rising tide raises all boats! :)

Guestbook Comments 119 comments

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SusanDeppner 4 years ago from Arkansas USA

Looks like good advice. Wish I had more time to spend on Zazzle!

whaleriders6 3 years ago

Great ideas here!

MintySea 3 years ago

nice read

MintySea 3 years ago

I keep my products lower % I could command higher but do notProducts go on a deeper discount with the big sales if they are at a lower %. Some of my products are really high end like canvas prints but I also put my art on cheaper items as well.

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GardenHarbor 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@MintySea: Deciding on the right royalty is one of the hardest things for me! In the end, you have to be able to make a certain amount of money, otherwise its hard to justify putting so much time into everything. But I think for some products, a lower royalty does matter a lot. :) Thanks for the feedback :) I also have a higher royalty on canvases and prints...and a lower ones on other items.

Melhi 3 years ago

Awesome advice that works! Well done!! (And oh my gosh, your dog is sooooooooo cute!)

olgahutsul 3 years ago

this really sums it all up very well!

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IngridA1 3 years ago

Your number 3 tip is spot on perfect! I too thought well they can just add it themselves....sigh such was not the case! I've noticed my sales going higher with more "text-ed" products that I add.Super great lens!!Iggys

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GardenHarbor 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@IngridA1: Thanks Iggys! Its really amazing what text will do to your product - and the ideas for what to write are endless! That had the biggest impact on my sales too

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RustyDoodle 3 years ago

Great tips for Zazzle! It's been half a year since I have started out at Zazzle and your article offers lots to work on! I am going to try them out! Thank you!

HaHaHolidays 3 years ago

There's some great advice here. Thanks for writing this!

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colonelle 3 years ago

Thanks for all the tips! Reading guides like this is always helpful.

anonymous 3 years ago

very good tips thank you

AugieDoggy 3 years ago

This is a really helpful lens! I learned quite a few useful things, so thank you!

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wrapitup4me 3 years ago

What a marvelous resource. I'm saving this one to come back to again and again until I achieve my goals.

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GardenHarbor 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@wrapitup4me: That is so great to hear! I come back myself a lot to make sure I'm sticking to the plan :) I will keep updating as I discover new things, so keep checking in!

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ragtimelil 3 years ago

Excellent! Thanks for the inspiration!

RagingGerbils 3 years ago

Thanks for the boost of inspiration! I hadn't really thought of adding text to images, and I haven't been checking in with my best-sellers like I should either. Thanks!

naturesfun 3 years ago

Great info. Thanks! Did not realize the point about adding text to designs.

anonymous 3 years ago

Excellent lens! Great tips you have here. I've been adding more name text to my products and I've seen more sales with those.

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SmokeybonesJr 3 years ago

Very nice lens! I am going to give Zazzle a try thanks to u!

schil0c3 3 years ago

Awesome lens. Need to try out some of the tips.

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FunNaturePhotog 3 years ago

Very well-written lens with very good points to keep in mind. Well done!

CheetahsGraphics 3 years ago

Great lens - it's always good to be reminded about the Zazzle principles...

dandalyon 3 years ago

Great lens! I will definitely be using these tips... especially adding text to products. I usually don't do that with my photography but I will definitely try it!

UROCKlive1 3 years ago

Great job! Some very helpful advice here.

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tjustleft 3 years ago

Awesome Zazzle lens! So glad I stopped by. Reading along reminded me of something I've been meaning to do :).

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chi kung 3 years ago

great lense and very informative!as I'm new to zazzle I don't really grasp the idea yet - that is do I only design the image and zazzle takes care of the rest? ( eg. getting the print done on a t-shirt)

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GardenHarbor 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@chi kung: you would design the image and then display what it looks like on a tshirt (or any other product). Zazzle makes it really, really easy to do this though, so they will walk you through the whole process. If you like to create designs, then I highly recommend you try it out!

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Stuwaha 3 years ago

Point 3 is something that I really need to work on. My best selling items are things that I've put text onto and I haven't done nearly enough of it! Great lens :)

lionmom100 3 years ago

Very informative lens. Liked and pinned

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mskaarnes 3 years ago

Thank you for the tips and for informing me about zazzle. I'll have to check it out :)

anonymous 3 years ago

This is helpful information, never heard of Zazzle before.

pillarcandles 3 years ago

Great Info about Zazzle. Will help me a great deal.

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choosehappy 3 years ago from US

I do love my Zazzle journey ;) Really great tips; I need to look into the royalty thing. Time to adjust that now, I think. Thanks ;)

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Aibrean82 3 years ago

I've been wanting to start a Zazzle store, but have been very unsure. Now with your great tips I have made up my mind and will definitely do it! Thank you for the tips and for the motivation! I'm all excited now :)

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shayriana 3 years ago

Great tips. I haven't used Zazzle but you've definately intrigued me. Thanks

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ItsTimeToBurn 3 years ago

I've never looked into Zazzle too much, but it looks really interesting.

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mrdrinkking 3 years ago

Same as a lot of other people, I never really understood much about Zazzle or saw the appeal but this lens has definitely opened my eyes.

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maryseena 3 years ago

I've started on Zazzle, but yet to see results. I need to come back to your lens for more tips, I suppose. Thanks for sharing.

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nick-white-kcmo 3 years ago

Never heard of Zazzle before.. sounds awesome though. Great lens and thanks for the info!

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opatoday 3 years ago

Zazzle this is new for me and I like it Thanks

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ErikAlexander LM 3 years ago

I've heard and used Zazzle before but never went 100% with my effort to get any return from it. I might try again with these tips.

anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you! I already have a few Zazzle stores, and I still found your lens tips helpful. Thank you.

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pbrandon65 3 years ago

I have never heard of Zazzle, so I found this lense really informative, thank you.

sherioz 3 years ago

Because of you, I have begun to use postcards with messages on them. Thanks.

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GardenHarbor 3 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@sherioz: Glad to help :) That should really increase your sales!

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GKREW 3 years ago

great tips

RinchenChodron 3 years ago

Great lens.

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mcspocky lm 3 years ago

I haven't tried out Zazzle yet... I'm going to have to check it out!

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lgOlson 3 years ago from Northern Arizona

A whole new world for me to learn! Thanks!

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larrybla lm 3 years ago

Going to start working on this weekend.

wilsonkht 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing your 10 ways on making money on Zazzle. Very useful lens indeed.

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sara0129 3 years ago from Texas

Thanks a lot for sharing this.

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Richard Binary 3 years ago

Thanks, first time I have heard of Zazzle. Always new sites popping up but not always easy to find out about them.

anonymous 3 years ago

Super great lens, lots of imformation and inspiration. Thank you.

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takkhisa 3 years ago

Quite informative lens and i had to bookmark this lens, no way! Thanks for sharing :)

anonymous 3 years ago

just wonderful thank you for sharing this article

sjwelch 3 years ago

This lens is great! :)

heng1992 3 years ago

Thanks for the information.

ToolNut 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing, great lens and good information.

Amanda_Revel 3 years ago

Excellent lens, I had never heard of Zazzle before, it does look really interesting.

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cavu 3 years ago

Great lens!Never knew what Zazzle was til now.Thanks for the info.

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socialcx1 3 years ago

Never heard of Zazzle either but the opportunities seem endless. I have to take a look, soon as. What an informative lens and thanks for sharing.

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CherylsArt 3 years ago from West Virginia

Nice tips. Thanks.

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Mommy-Bear 3 years ago

I'd like to try to use Zazzle. I have come across it before and it has some great products. Do they have to approve the quality of your images like they do on sites like Shuttestock. Thanks for the inspiration, great lens.

dlgray 3 years ago

Lots of good information even though I've had my Zazzle store since 2007. Great lens....thanks so much for sharing.

helikettle 3 years ago

A very encouraging, inforamtive lens for a Zazzler who is doing OK but would like to do better! Thank you!

anonymous 3 years ago

wonderful article!!!

anonymous 3 years ago

Thank you for the excellent article, I learned a LOT!

spinningkick 3 years ago

Thanks for the advice, i've got loads of products but sold hardly anything

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ghoststorylover 3 years ago

Awesome tips! Thank you! :)

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NekoIchi 3 years ago

Thank you for the great tips! Very informative :)

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ThreeQuarters2Day 3 years ago from Nebraska

Good lens, these tips would work well for CafePress as well. I have a US Marine store over on CafePress, but also have a Zazzle account that I haven't really nutured. So many POD sites, I even started over at Fine Art America. So much to do, so little time.

editionh 3 years ago

Very good list of tips. Tip NO.6 is important, thinking in shops right from the beginning is a good idea. I believe shops with 500-1000 products max. are the best shoice

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Margaret Schindel 3 years ago from Massachusetts

This is an awesome list! I've only just started using Zazzle and have been feeling a bit overwhelmed. I'm bookmarking these terrific tips and I know they will help me be more successful on Zazzle. Thanks so much for sharing!

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FrancesWrites 3 years ago

Excellent article, I've bookmarked this to return to. I've glanced at Zazzle since to Squidoo earlier this year and I am planning to get into selling on zazzle shortly. Thanks for a great bunch of guidelines to help me get started on the right track.

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Elaine Chen 3 years ago

i don't know about Zazzle; great to know it is one of the online income source; thanks for your sharing

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PAINTDRIPS 3 years ago from Fresno CA

What excellent ideas. I loved every word and read it twice. I also bookmarked this lens for future reference. I'm going straight to zazzle to see for myself. Thanks so much for getting me started. I feel like we are friends already!

RinchenChodron 3 years ago

I have a zazzle store too and I do enjoy it very much.

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lesliesinclair 3 years ago

This is a nice tutorial, especially because I never explored it on my own. thanks.

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Sojournstar Media 3 years ago from The TARDIS

Love Zazzle, thanks for the tips!

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DANCING COWGIRL 3 years ago from Texas

Thanks for the advice. I do agree about raising the commission on things. People still buy things at a higher price because that is what they want, plus it can be customized so that adds value.

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Johanna Eisler 3 years ago

I read your page with eagerness and came away with lots of good ideas - thank you!!! I have a question: Are your Zazzle stores linked to one another somehow? I looked at your main store and didn't see a link to any of the others. Thank you from all of us!

anonymous 3 years ago

I don't Zazzle, but your lens is zazzalicious!

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Steph Tietjen 3 years ago from Albuquerque, New Mexico

Thanks for the tips--I hope to use some of them for my store. My postcards have been the best sellers, too.

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SusanDeppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

This is awesome - chock full of great suggestions. I'd like to make more time to work on Zazzle. I do sell some, but I know by acting on some of your tips I could sell quite a bit more. Thanks!

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mel-kav 3 years ago

Great tips - thanks! I really like the tip about adding words and sayings. I will try that with my next product. Still hoping to make that first sale.

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oddobjective 3 years ago

Great lens. Love the enthusiasm. I do have Zazzle stores but haven't been working them like I should but you got me re-motivated. Thanks!

emma_07 3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.I am working slowly at my progress but I bookmarked this lens and hope to give it a go.

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blestman lm 3 years ago

i bookmarked this lens because I will be working through it. Thanks for the information. Your lens is clearly written and very valuable to someone starting out.

anonymous 3 years ago

I am blown away by the information you have provided here. This has to be the most down-to-earth no-nonsense guide to making the most of Zazzle. I have a store but am one of those people who definitely need a glass of wine or two in order to come up with Thank you for this great resource!

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LluviaDeArte 3 years ago

Stupendous lens. Wow.Thank you so much, this goes into our favorites here at a working artists studio. Thank you for such greath information.

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Merrci 3 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

What a fantastic lens. Thanks for sharing. You include so much good information that will be very useful. I had to go right to your pinterest board to check that out too. Excellent!

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LauraHofman 3 years ago from Naperville, IL

Very interesting lens chock full of great information! Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I need to get started with Zazzle...

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MarathonRunning 2 years ago from Croatia, Europe

Thank you for sharing these tips! This`s a very useful articles. It`s so pleasant to read and your instructions are very clear.

cookiebear98 2 years ago

Zazzle sounds like something I need to look into and get started. Thank you for your lens.

getupandgrow 2 years ago

Thank you-this *is* a great and really helpful lens. Just one question-have Zazzle's changes to royalty rates affected your own policy towards royalties. (I'm still at the newbie, "Gosh it's great I made a sale!" stage with Zazzle, but I'd love to know your thoughts as a seasoned pro.

MusicMentor 2 years ago

Thank you for sharing all of this information about Zazzle.

DiddydelDesigns 2 years ago

Great tips, thank you so much for sharing, going to give them a go,my site isn't getting any footfall at the moment although I think I have some great products on there

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GardenHarbor 2 years ago from Pennsylvania Author

@getupandgrow: This is a really hard question because I'm constantly trying to test out royalty rates. However, I can definitely tell you that I still make a lot of sales that are above the recommended 10%-15% royalty rate, so I have not brought down any of my royalties. With that said, it is also important to take into account what type of image you are using on your product. If it is one-of-a-kind, then you should be able to command a higher price. If it is generic and there are a lot of competing options, then a lower royalty rate might increase your chance of sales.

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FunNaturePhotog 2 years ago

Really excellent lens! I bookmarked this article and will return to study it more carefully. Thanks for the inspiration!

ChordsAndStrings 2 years ago

LOL, my dog's name is Febie. "Friendly Ear Biter" is how she got it. Great lens with some great info!

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EdQuail 2 years ago

Hi, you have some great tip for Zazzle. I have a Zazzle account, but have not touch it for, maybe three years. You just inspired me to get back to it. Take a look at my sqidoo lens and tell me what you think. Matching-Pajamas-and-Fuzzy-House-Slippers

Bomazu 2 years ago

Nice Lens. I think I have most of these down. Interesting Poll results :)

sherioz 2 years ago

Always good to get a refresher course on how to zazzle well. Thanks.

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Cal-gal 2 years ago

I have had some success on Zazzle. Your ideas are excellent. There is much food for thought here and many of these ideas I can put into practice. Thanks for this.

Jacone 2 years ago

Very interesting lens, so much information about Zazzle, I will have to look into it, Thank you!

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shahedashaikh 2 years ago

Indeed very helpful.Thanks for sharing.I have noted all the points.Hope i too make sales like you.

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sorayac 2 years ago

Thank you for the great tips!

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kayenta 2 years ago from utah

Great advice! I am starting out on Zazzle and this will surely be helpful :)

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Andromachi 2 years ago

Definetely I will sign up with zazzle and implement what I learnt after reading your lens

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Hairdresser007 2 years ago from Burbank, CA

I'm going to look into it now!

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Bergey7 2 years ago

Great lens on making money with Zazzle. Even though I have been selling on Zazzle for a while, I still learned a bunch of stuff here! Thanks for your time!

BastardCard 2 years ago

Glad to see this lens still getting updated. I remember getting tips off it quite a while back that were hlepful in building my Zazzle store... now 2 Zazzle stores, and it's great to see new helpful content.

leonvd 2 years ago

Great tips for zazzle beginners!I think you should more #9 (market market market) to #1. you can have the best products but when people cant find them they wont buy

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BarbaraCasey 2 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

Terrific tips! I need to get more of my pics on the new products. Thanks for the encouragement.

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Nadine May 10 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

This article was written a while ago, but I was glad to have read it. I've now been at Zazzle for just a year. This is my first Christmas (2015) since I can't really count last year. So far Ive done a lot of work on the new website layout and collections with banners and yes the marketing through two blogs and all the other social media, but its still very hard to see a regular sale even during these holiday times. I've recently learned about # but the many hours I spent each day just doing the marketing is sometimes getting to me. I have found several creative ways to promote my designs and written hubs about them but I do hope to reach my very first payout before the year is out. $8 to go. Seems like nothing but my visions are long term.

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yecall 8 months ago from California

Oh, I love this hub. I have not tried Zazzle but I am somewhat addicted to Redbubble. I want to try Zazzle as well. Thank you so much for this detailed information and I will myself try it out and soon. There are others of course like Cafepress and I guess its no harm in doing them all since it doesn't cost anything.

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