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Making Money On Zazzle The Easy Way

Updated on December 8, 2015
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What is Zazzle?

Zazzle is an amazing print-on-demand company. What this means is they allow the user to choose from a huge selection of products, from posters to shoes, and customize that product with the user’s own designs and then resell those customised products. Any product that a user creates can be placed in the public market place meaning that other users can search and find those products and can buy them.

Each zazzle product has a ‘base’ price. The base price is the money that Zazzle earns from the sale of that particular porduct. If the user decides to increase the price of the product that they have designed then the user earns the mark-up.

Basically that means that a user chooses to place one of his designs on a Zazzle plain white t-shirt and place it in the marketplace for public sale. The plain white t-shirt has a base-rate price of $12.95. If the base price is kept at $12.95 when the user places it on the marketplace then the user will receive no royalties for any of the sales. If the user marked the price up by 10% then the price would now be $14.25 this means that for every one of his customised white t-shirts that is sold the user will earn $1.25.

Is there another way to make money on Zazzle?

There is a second way in which to make money from Zazzle and that is to become a Zazzle affiliate. Becoming a Zazzle affiliate is really simple and takes about 10 minutes to do and to learn exactly how to make money as an affiliate. A Zazzle affiliate is given a unique user code and this gets placed into URL links thus identifying that user as the user who has sent traffic to a particular product. A Zazzle affiliate earns a 15% commission for every product that is sold through their unique links.

For example, an affiliate has a blog about Superman, they decide to try to monetise this blog. The affiliate could use Zazzle for this purpose. The affiliate could search through the Zazzle marketplace and look for Superman t-shirts. Then the affiliate could place a link to a particular Superman t-shirt containing his affiliate ID onto his blog. This would mean that anytime a customer clicks on the link that is on the blog and then proceeds to purchase that t-shirt the affiliate would make 15% of the price of the t-shirt. An affiliate can even make 15% commission on products that they have designed thus meaning that they are making an extra 15% on any of their own sales.

Can a Zazzle user actually make money on Zazzle?

Zazzle is a genuine money making site. Yes money can be made from Zazzle but it does require a lot of hard work and can take a long time to build up your earnings. This is not a ‘get rich quick scheme’. A Zazzle user looking to make money must familiarise themselves with all of the terms and conditions and all of Zazzles content rules. They must also learn about image sizes and must ensure that their designs are original and unique.

The Zazzle affiliate should have quite an easy time finding products that are relevant to their website or blog as there are literally millions of designs to choose from. It is also a lot eaier for Zazzle affiliates to make sales as there are now many big brands using Zazzle to create more merchendise including Disney and Star Wars.

Zazzle Stores

When you open an account with Zazzle and start creating products you get the option to open a Zazzle Store. If you are creating lots and lots of Zazzle products it is a good idea to open up a store so that you products can be organized in a way that makes it easy to browse the products you have created.

You can customize the stores and add categories so that people can find specific types of products that you have made in just a couple of clicks.

Opening a Zazzle store is also a great way of earning a reputation on Zazzle and getting more people to see your products.

Having your own Zazzle store is really good if you have created thousands of items because it means that you only have one link that you need to promote to get traffic to your products. For example if you have no store and you have hundreds of products that you have created then you have 100's of pages that you need to promote on the internet. This is a lot of hard work and very time consuming. You would need up spending more time promoting your products than you would creating them. If you open a Zazzle store you can put all of your products in the store and just promote the store. This would mean that you are only promoting one page not promoting each individual product.


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      Litany Notch 23 months ago from South UK

      These days it is much more difficult to earn a substantial monthly payout with Zazzle, but it is still possible if you create original designs and promote them extensively. It is also important to keep your store up to date and edit or delete any products that aren't selling.

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      Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

      I'm a keen Zazzle designer and even found a way to promote our publishing house titles by using the book covers in an creative way. There again marketing is the key to be successful in selling. I'm rather new at Zazzle. This is my very first Christmas but I love it.

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      Kimberly Schimmel 4 years ago from North Carolina, USA

      I just started with Zazzle because my girls are all artistic. I'm hoping they can create some great designs and learn some business skills at the same time.

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      GardenHarbor 5 years ago

      Great overview of Zazzle! I have been using Zazzle for four years and its definitely a great hobby to have on the side that will bring in some decent cash :) I have documented all of the steps I've taken to increase my sales if you want to check it out: . Good luck!!

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      Bill H. 6 years ago

      Hey I found your affiliate zazzle lens and thought it was great. Thought you might want to offer folks some other affiliate options like using wordpress and premium zstore plugin. Plus you can affiliate us and earn money too.

      Bill home of Premium Zstore Plugin for Wordpress

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      MoneyMatters 6 years ago

      I love using Zazzle, it is fun creating and selling products. It is also a great way for me to show off my art work. I have made some money off Zazzle and every month my earnings increase.