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. Life had disappointed me again, but I not surprised.
I was feeling low and frustrated 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.
Zazzle Mistakes to Avoid
I had uploaded all kinds of designs I thought were cool. Initially, I just uploaded a design then let it randomly insert the design on products.
They looked terrible, so I deleted most of those. I custom created the unique 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.
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 many people shared the product itself 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 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.
Zazzle Pro-Seller Status
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. Zazzle bases Pro-seller levels on earnings. I’m in the second tier now. This means I’m not making a killing, but I got pocket money regularly, which is not too shabby for something I barely spend time on.