I initially tried out Zazzle during a year of sampling different side hustles to see what may work for me and to write a review of these for my readers.
Zazzle frankly did diddly squat for me. I was disappointed, but not surprised.
I was feeling pretty low and frustrated in general so I sulked off like Eeyore and self-medicated with a tub of cheap ice cream purchased with food stamps and salty tears. Seriously. That’s how life was going at the time.
I had uploaded all kinds of designs that I thought were cool at the time. Initially, I just uploaded a design then let it randomly insert the design on products. Dumb idea. They looked terrible so I deleted most of those. I custom created the different designs for the products and put them out there.
I had a little action, but not much. I eventually just let it be. Life was too crazy, and I couldn’t deal with it at the time.
One day, while at work at my part time seasonal job in a Christmas store, I checked my email during lunch to find I had 20 something notifications from Zazzle about sales I had. They were all the same product – my canning jar and spice cabinet labels – and the product itself had apparently been shared a few times on social media.
Those sales helped me to see what kinds of products people were after, and how I could create unique products with my own style that fit into what people wanted.
Since that time, I’ve been able to change around what I sell on Zazzle, optimize my store, and organize it better.
As of December 2016, I am now a pro seller in Zazzle (go me! Woot woot!) and I feel like I’m finally getting the hang of this thing. Zazzle has finally clicked for me.