How To Make Money With Zazzle
Make Money With Zazzle
Make Money With Zazzle Designs
Making money with Zazzle is like any other online venture, it takes time and effort and a whole lot of patience, Zazzle is a very good business model for artists, designers and photographers of all types, if you can create it and size your drawings up to fit onto many gifts and products that Zazzle has in stock, then you can make money from this site.
Of course by simply being a good marketer you don't necessarily have to be any good at designing as you could just promote others products as an affiliate marketer as Zazzle has it's own in house affiliate program which you could earn up to 15% on each sale which is very good.
Zazzle has become the market leader for print on demand products with it's range of gift items and seasonal product range of calendars, cards and party invitations. I personally like the way you can knock out a single product in under 5 minutes if you have the image all correct and you can store all of your artwork images and photos on Zazzle too.
Making money with Zazzle - Creating A Store
By creating a Zazzle account you will be creating a store for all of your zazzle products to be housed and archived and this can be done simply at first, as all you want to be doing is creating new products quite regularly and build up some categories for your store items. Later on you will want to really have a good go at building your Zazzle store into a brand that you control, Zazzle makes it easy for you to customize your Zazzle store on basic and advanced levels, plus there is forum support and advice that will help you to get the best out of your Zazzle Gallery.
Each product that you create, should have a descriptive title, description and good keyword tags, so that your product can be found in the Zazzle marketplace and online in the search engines, although your main Zazzle Home page will have nofollow links in the text of your Zazzle Gallery description, you can still list offsite websites or blogs to promote your designs if you build up enough of a following.
You can create as many Zazzle stores as you like, so long as you have enough different email addresses to sign up and keep track of, this is especially useful if you want to break up your products into their own store as a separate category, for instance if you did a Zazzle store with just Christmas designs, then you may open another Zazzle account to create a Halloween store with Halloween designs on gift items.
When you yourself buy your own products, you actually get the affiliate commission also, which comes in handy if you want to buy some of your own products in bulk to which you get a discount. The main reason why people buy their own products is to sell them at other venues, either on Ebay or to further brand themselves by using some of their own products as offline marketing opportunities which present themselves as brilliant ways of marketing.
Seasonal Zazzle Marketing Ideas
By thinking in a seasonal sense you are cornering certain areas of the yearly markets, Holiday occasions such as Christmas, Halloween, Valentines Day, Thanksgiving and Birthdays. Also by spreading yourself in multiple target audience areas you are securing a viable business by covering your net far and wide across all angles.
But reading between the lines of the obvious Holidays there are other events that require some cool gifts and marketing to make you some money, so think along the lines of Weddings and events were the families gather, times when you know that your product designs can be used or planned to be bought to share in the event together.
Think of all the days in the year and find specific special days that could be targeted towards the right audience, St Patrick's day is one, national no smoking day could be another, keep bouncing around ideas all the time, think up new designs that fit many special days or events and plan them out into a schedule, so that you can map out all of your promotions and time spent on creating or sourcing new designs.
Away from all of the holiday days, you could then target special interests, such as fishing, sports, fantasy art, phrases and sayings, so long as the designs look colourful or they at least seem interesting. Imagine your Zazzle store as a real life brick and mortar store, as time goes on your product inventory grows and grows and so does your reputation as a top quality artist/designer or photographer.
By trying to anticipate what others like and what people are looking for is when you can really start to make money, you can find out a small portion of this information on Zazzle itself, as it lists the Top Products and Bestselling Products and also the Hot Searches, this is useful as you can start to create new designs that cater to these listed categories, but this does change quite frequently, so it's best to keep note at least 5 times a week of what designs could be worth investing time into creating for your Zazzle shop.
Zazzle Associate Promotions
You can promote any Zazzle product that is in the marketplace, so there is potential to make money from other peoples products, if you are committed enough to do so. Zazzle makes it easy to share and link out to all products, so that you can link and show a product image on your website or blog and even use Twitter to tweet a new product when it gets created or when you find it to promote.
There are a range of tools in your Associates center that will help you create affiliate links....
Zazzle Affiliate Promotion Tools
This is the basic linking tool that you can use to link to any Zazzle store that is active on Zazzle, so long as you know the correct store name, so check the spelling. Store names can be found below each product, so link to stores that are relevant to yours.
When signed into Zazzle you can click the Link link under each product and this will bring up a page to copy and paste some code to show the image on sites that accept html code and also you can bring up the link that will feature your special affiliate id code within it, so that when you link to any product and someone clicks through and buys, you get a percentage of the sale.
Zazzle has some ready made promotional banners which you can use to promote Zazzle and earn from when someone buys through your own coded links, which is nice, but do use them sparingly,as people want to get more involved with your blog or website and will more than likely click an in text link more than a banner link, but never rule out a well placed banner though.
By clicking on each banner you will be presented with different size banners, so click the one you want and copy and paste the code on your site. Making sure you have your special 18 digit affiliate id in the code, you'll find this within your associates center.
Flash Panels and Blog Panels
These are like little windows that feature your products that rotate slowly through your current product ranges, you can place these anywhere that accepts this type of code, usually blogs or websites and they are a good promotional tool if your site gets a lot of traffic.
Merch Store At Facebook
You can link your Zazzle store to your Facebook account and feature your products there, again this is better when you have a network of interested people that like your products and either they may spread the word about your Zazzle products or they buy themselves.
There are other tools to use to promote any product as well as your own on Zazzle and it's best to just sign up with Zazzle and see what you can do with this print on demand site that can really make you money.
Coming up - Advanced Zazzle Promotional Tips.....