yep! I sure am. :) I'm really not sure if that is even a word... but I'm going to use it anyhow! Some of you (or ALL of you) are probably wondering what the definition of Zazzler is. So, I guess I better fill you in. :)
Zazzler: verb: To be completely smitten (and undeniably addicted) with an online, print on demand shop called zazzle. It is much like cafepress, but in my opinion much better. :)
I've had a shop on zazzle for a few months now, but havent really promoted it. As an example, you guys are even just now hearing about it! How awful is that? :) Well, after a super sweet blog friend suggested I bring back some more tote bag designs in my shop, I decided to take another look at Zazzle. After all, they could print the totes for me, and other then my time I wouldnt be out any initial cost. :)
So, these past few days I have been spending ALL my spare computer time trying to stock my shop. I figure the more products available the better, right? Its been pretty time consuming, but I have to admit its really rewarding to see a print turn into a t-shirt, mouse pad, doggie shirt... and even a pair of keds shoes! :)
However, much to my excitement this morning Zazzle recognized a shirt I designed using puff of love (remember him?)
I did switch it up a little, adding a cute frame for him to peek out of it. Anyhow, they chose my image to be included with 26 others in they're "todays best" category! Can you say excitement? wow. I compare the feeling to making the front page on etsy. :)
I circled my design... pretty snazzy huh!? The BEST part of zazzle, is that anyone can design they're own product. Using any photograph or image you have, you can customize your own item. You can even design your own skateboard. :) Another really neat thing about Zazzle is they're referral program. You can read more on it here. Basically though how I understand it is this; you can earn 15% on any product purchased that you referred. There are bonuses involved as well, but I havent read up completely on them. :) I've been doing some research online and it seems as though quite a few people are making a pretty regular monthly income on just referral royalties. They have a flash panel you can use on your blog. (did you notice mine on the right sidebar!?) and anyone who clicks over from your blog and makes a purchase gives you a nice little bonus as well. :)
In fact if you were to click over to zazzle from my blog panel, and then purchased one of my products, I think I even get the referral bonus on top of any royalties I have specified on that particular item. :) Pretty nifty huh? Makes you wanna head on over and start your own shop. You really should! I'm thinking though, that like everything else... it takes some time to become established. You have to promote it, and keep things fresh and new, dedicate quite a bit of time, until you establish a following. But who am I to give advice? I havent even made a sale over there... yet. :)
However... this week my fan club has grown to 6 people! Definitely a step in the right direction. ;) I think what I enjoy designing the most is the Keds shoes.
They are a little more on the expensive side. Priced at 65.00, so I dont plan to sell very many. But, they're fun to design. :) Recognize the lemon from Journey's b-day? Thanks Tiff for pushing me to use the lemons!
I've had soo many people tell me I should sell my prints on t-shirts, and I'm pretty excited to be able to do so now. :) I'm slowly starting to add product lines to the zazzle shop, each product line is titled the same as the print's title. So lets say your really loving the "life is like riding a bicycle print" and would be interested in products using this same theme...
..You would see listed in the right hand navigation bar product lines and underneath that is the title "life is like riding a bicycle.." click on that and you'll see that there are actually 29 products listed in that specific product line.
pretty nifty huh? :) I kinda thought so! So have you guys already heard of Zazzle? Anyone have a zazzle shop already? They also have a 30 day money back guarantee. Which is good in my book. :)
Before I go, just a little reminder that the sale is still live in the artfire shop. I'm now a little more familiar with the artfire selling system! Thanks to everyone for supporting me over there, I know its different then etsy and takes some getting used to. But, I am loving how streamlined everything is. Even the sold items section is easier to navigate. :) I'm still not really liking the message system. But, I probably just need to take some time to get used to it. :)
I'm going to sign off now, and get some cleaning done before Jaydon gets home. Anyone figured out how to have your dryer fold your clothes for you? ;)