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Updated on February 18, 2013

Here's how run your own e-business with Zazzle

How would you like to own your own online business where you choose, create and customize your own products? Would you like to be able to set up your own virtual store, where you can display your products, set up your store fan club and get real time sales updates? All this without having to spend money up front or store your own inventory. You can do all this and more at is an on-demand retail platform which allows users to create, customize and sell a wide range of merchandise. Zazzle offers a wide range of product types that you can design, customize and sell for profit! It's a great home based business idea for creative and artistic people. It allows you to customize zazzle products with your own artwork and designs.

Zazzle art
Zazzle art

How do I get started?

The account creation process is easy and takes about 30 seconds. Simply type in your name, email address, set your password, and you’re ready to go. From the Zazzle home page, click on “my account”, and you’ll be taken to your ‘dashboard’ where you can view all the Zazzle tools at your command. From there you simply click on ‘create a product’ and you can choose from over 250 types of products that you can create, customize and offer for sale on Zazzle.

Among the products you can design and sell on Zazzle are, men’s and women’s T-shirts, customized postage, mugs, greeting cards, pet clothing, posters, business cards, shoes, mouse pads and more.

When selling your products, Zazzle has a fixed cost for each product type and you can set the royalty percentage that you wish to earn. Your royalty is added to Zazzle’s base cost, and the product is offered for sale at the combined price. For example, for a basic, dark men’s T-shirt, Zazzle’s cost is $21.95, if you set your royalty at 10% or $2.20, the t-shirt will appear for sale at a price of $24.15. You can choose to receive your royalties by check or through There is a threshold of $25 for payouts, if your monthly earnings are less than $25, the amount will be held until the next month or whenever your account reaches the $25 threshold.

Zazzle Artwork
Zazzle Artwork

Create your own Zazzle Store!

You can create your own customizable store to showcase your designs. Zazzle will assign you a web page for your virtual store. You can customize the appearance of your store to match your design, and set up a comment wall for customer feedback. It also allows you to start your own fan club, so you can keep your regular customers updated on your new products and designs. Zazzle also gives you real time reporting on product sales. You choose the products you want to sell, set the theme and easily track your sales and earnings. It's easy to do, it only takes minutes to set up, and it's completely free!

This is a great opportunity to create your own products, set up your own business and earn an income from Zazzle's outstanding retail platform. There is no cost whatsoever to set up your account or to create products and customize your own virtual web store. Why not give it a try today and get Zazzle working for you?

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    • agoofyidea profile image

      agoofyidea 6 years ago

      I think this is a wonderful idea for creative people. Nice lens.

    • franstan lm profile image

      franstan lm 6 years ago

      Thank you for this lens. I was wondering what Zazzle was and how it worked.

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      jdwheeler 7 years ago

      I've been at Zazzle for about two years now and my sales grow every month. You might not get rich but the commissions are definitely nice to get!

    • DanMoriarity LM profile image

      DanMoriarity LM 8 years ago

      @dnaphotographygrafix: Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your lens, you've got some cool designs!

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      DanMoriarity LM 8 years ago

      @Nochipra: You're welcome. All the best with your new online business. Let me know how it goes!

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      Nochipra 8 years ago

      Great info! I was thinking of doing Zazzle and I think I will. I just need to come up with some designs:-) Thanks

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      dnaphotographygrafix 8 years ago

      i recently opened a new shop on zazzle and find it both fun and easy! check out my shop at* today to see how much you can do!