Create and Sell Products with a Zazzle Store

Don't Hate My Double Zucchinis!

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Double Zucchinis Mug and More

Searching through your photographs you find a photo of Aunt Harriet proudly holding her overgrown Zucchini. Her birthday is coming up. She already has everything and she is so hard to please. How can she refuse a custom print mug?

Type in Double Zucchinis for the product shown in the photo and related gift items when in Sandyspider Gifts on Zazzle. Link to page is below this.

Set Up a Shop on Zazzle

Create and sell custom products with a Zazzle store when you set up a shop on Zazzle. Online shopping has become a growing trend. Zazzle is a custom Print-on-demand company. This is where you can design and sell your own creative creations. Or you can find a unique gift for that hard to buy person. Zazzle is one of the easiest websites to set up an account. Set up your own shop and start selling your product right away. There is no inventory to buy, no special equipment to use and nothing to pay out of your own pocket.

I started my Zazzle shop in Feb. 2009. What I love about Zazzle is all the helpful information that is offered from the staff and the website itself. If there is a question that you may not find, an email is answered quite efficiently. The support on Zazzle can’t be beat.

You can even start your own shop after viewing someone's gallery right from their Zazzle link. Like my store link below.

Fabulous at 50 Gifts

Created by Sandyspider
Created by Sandyspider

Birthday Party Gifts

Aunt Harriet is turning 50. Now that you have signed into Zazzle and plan on making money online with your own POD store, you want to show off some of those party products. No better time then for Harriet's surprised birthday party. You could make personalized cards and party favors with the photo of your Aunt and her dog Charlie. Or you can make matching "Fabulous at 50 products".

Zazzle Made Easy

First set up your account at the sign in page. Set up your store name. It can be the same as your sign up name or it can be different. Upload some images, choose a storefront header and start creating. No other site have I found the instructions so easy.

Customize your Zazzle store to reflex your personality. Create a store header to give it that unique professional look.

Look for the tab button for “Products” and set up your Store Categories. You can create as many store categories as you would like. Maybe you would like one for your Holiday photos and another one just with products of Aunt Harriet photos.

Zazzle allows you to create the products individually or all at once with the “Quick Create” tab. So many different type of products to make. Cards, refrigerator magnets, stickers, mousepads, mugs, t-shirts, tote bags and much more.

Name your own royalty. You can even set it as high as 99%. But don’t expect to sell any products. Remember you are competing with other shopkeepers. As stated on “Take a $19.95 shirt for example. If you price it with a 99% royalty, it will cost $1,795.50. But hey, if some rich person wants to buy your shirt, we'll be happy to make it and give you the 99% royalty.”

Software to Enhance Your Photos for Your Zazzle Gallery

Aunt Harriet and Charle

(By ohyeth on Photobucket.)
(By ohyeth on Photobucket.)

She is Everyone's Aunt Harriet

If I had an Aunt Harriet, this is what she would look like. In this case, she is everyone's Aunt. Someone special to your heart and as unique as your designs on Zazzle.

In this photo she is not holding her zucchini.

© 2010 Sandy Mertens

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suziecat7 7 years ago from Asheville, NC

Great Hub, Sandy. I've checked out Zazzle before but have not pursued it. Thanks for sharing.

AndyPo 7 years ago

Excellent Hub, Sandy. I'm a big fan of your Zazzle stuff

Beth 7 years ago

Great page, Sandy. I'd like an Aunt Harriet like her, too!

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Patty Inglish, MS 7 years ago from North America

Thsi is a great Hub all about Zazzle. I think I understand it now, so thanks very much! Thumbs Up!

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flread45 7 years ago from Montana

You zazzle me sandy

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sukkran 7 years ago from TRICHY, TAMIL NADU, INDIA.

an informative hub sandy. yet to begin one.

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mulberry1 7 years ago

Zazzle is fun, even if you're not an artist or photographer. As proof of that I have a couple of galleries myself!

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habee 7 years ago from Georgia

Cool idea! Never heard of it. Thanks!

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WindyWinters 7 years ago from Vancouver Island, BC

Great Hub on Zazzle. Everyone should try it! :)

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

Hahahah great one, I have been thinking of opening Zazzle shop myself. Blessings:)

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fishtiger58 7 years ago from Momence, Illinois

I have been hearing more and more about Zazzle and didn't quite know what it was, thanks for the info will have to check out the site. Thanks.

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amy jane 6 years ago from Connecticut

Thanks for the intro to Zazzle - I'll have to check it out. :)

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BkCreative 6 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

Well, this sounds interesting. I'll look into it. Thanks a lot!

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TheGlassSpider 6 years ago from On The Web

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my spider hub...if you hadn't I might never have found you! This is a great Hub. I had never heard of this and LOVE the idea. Thank you for sharing. You've got a new fan!

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adrienne2 6 years ago from Atlanta

Hey Sandy! I was surprised to find a hub on Zazzle. I started a Zazzle store sometime ago, but I find myself not promoting it, and it just collects dust. Perhaps now I will pick it up again, and you are right it is very easy to work with the Zazzle application.

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Internetwriter62 6 years ago from Marco Island, Florida

Fantastic hub, I love the pictures. Did you design those greeting cards yourself? You are very talented, they are so beautiful. You are quite an entrepreneur. I wish you success with Zazzle.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thank you Internetwriter62. These are designs from my shop.

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Grant's World 6 years ago from Canada

Hi Sandy this Hub is Zazzlerific. Yes that is so a word :)

Thank's for sharing what you know about Zazzle.


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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

I love this! I wish I had read it sooner! I'm going to your Zazzle gallery and check it out right now! Thanks!

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Cathi Sutton 6 years ago

I looked at your gallery and I loved it!

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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

wow, your gallery is very nice madam, Maita

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thank you Maita for viewing my gallery.

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Gigi2 6 years ago from UK

This is so interesting, I've had a look and I'm impressed. Thank you so much for sharing. Your work is great.

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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Sandyspider, WOW so cool all the amazing options and opportunities are so vast and we are so lucky to have you to share and guide us, you Sandyspider are a wonderful family member! Thanks for paying it forward! Peace:)

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CMHypno 6 years ago from Other Side of the Sun

Zazzle looks very interesting Sandyspider - another thing to explore. Thanks for all the info

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

You are welcome.

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vocalcoach 6 years ago from Nashville Tn.

I had not heard of Zazzle until reading your hub. I want to try my hand at this. Sounds like fun and perhaps I may even generate some zazzle spending money. I will explore this and thanks. Really enjoyed your hub and consider me a big fan!

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tonymac04 6 years ago from South Africa

Will have to try my hand at this too. Thanks for the heads-up!

Love and peace


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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thanks for commenting.

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chinemeremz 6 years ago

I recently started a shop on zazzle, but honestly I'm still yet to figure out what this site is all about, I felt I could refer to it as Amazon's clone.

But after reading this, I already feel on top of the world and ready to go, especially after I remembered there's Aunt Harriet with Her bulldog waiting for me (lol).

Thanks Sandy for sharing, this is info packed, beautiful, well written and above all entertaining and humorous.

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Sandyspider 6 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

chinemeremz, you are welcome. Good luck with your shop.

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Becky Puetz 5 years ago from Oklahoma

I'll have to check out Zazzle, it sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing.

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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Becky, Just add this link in your browser and you can also sign up for your own shop. It is also my referral link.

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Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

I've been using cafepress but not happy with them. I plan to try Zazzle with some poems of mine on t-shirts. Thanks for bringing this to my attention. I voted up and useful.

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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Glenn, I have shops on CafePress. But I am not adding more there and haven't had any sales in a very long time.

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samsons1 5 years ago from Tennessee

Hey Sandy, I just signed up this morning. Good article and excellent read. Rated up & useful, Thanks for the ideas...

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Sandyspider 5 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Good luck, samson1.

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Tolovaj 3 years ago

I like the flexibility of Zazzle, too. It takes some time to understand how all works (not only designing which is easiest part), but you really have a lot of options to find your niche, your audience, your sources of traffic... Thank for this lovely overview.

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Sandyspider 3 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Tolovaj though putting it on all products takes some time.

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Thelma Alberts 2 years ago from Germany

This sounds very interesting. I have heard about Zazzle shop before but I did not really pay attention to this. Thanks for the great hub. I´ll check this out.

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Sandyspider 2 years ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Thelma, if you decide to join you can do so off of my Zazzle shop link above. Thanks for visiting here.

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Nadine May 23 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

So you started your Zazzle shop already in 2009. I must say I do like the forum that they have. I miss that with Society6 and Redbubble.

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Sandyspider 23 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Nadine May It is nice to have a forum. I don't visit it enough.

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ChitrangadaSharan 11 months ago from New Delhi, India

This sounds very interesting. I have heard about Zazzle shop before but I did not really know much about this.

Thanks for sharing the information in this great hub.

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SandyMertens 11 months ago from Frozen Tundra

ChitrangadaSharan, you are welcome. There are a few other tutorial articles here by me that could help too.

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Sandyspider 11 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

ChitrangadaSharan I was in my other account. Zazzle is a fun and nice when you make some money from it.

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Nadine May 11 months ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

Well Sandy I did have my first payout from Zazzle, but being an international designer who is NOT living in the USA, I discovered that they still have deducted 30% tax, even after they have approved my W#8BEN form.

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Sandyspider 10 months ago from Wisconsin, USA Author

Nadine May Do you then have to pay again with South Africa?

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