September sales started strong, started to wane in the middle and picked up at end, making it a pretty good month.
When I analyze my sales data at the end of every month I look for two things.
1. Did I see growth from the following year?
2. Did I see growth from the following month?
At the end of this month I can happily say yes to both of these questions.
September 2017 had a 44% increase in sales from September 2016.
September sales were 14% higher than last month.
Positive growth is what like to see.
Below is a chart of September's top selling product types. This changes on a monthly basis.
The chart is a bit jumbled, but you get the idea.
Invitations made up 37% of my sales
Favor Boxes - 18%
Cards - 15% (This is new for me, I hardly ever sell cards)
Photo Cards - 12% (Wedding Thank Yous)
Stickers - 8% (Also new for me, I never sell stickers)
Ping Pong - 3%
I think it's great to have a wide range of Zazzle products in order to see consistent growth in sales. Invitations are new to me, I just started working on them in the last six months. I'm very glad I did it has helped to increase sales.
I didn't make any referrals this month but hoping to make more during the Christmas selling season.
My product creation is on hold for now due to long hours working on the farm and studying for chemistry. Ok, yes, I'm a nerd. I'm perfecting my math skills for the fun of it.
I hope the Zazzle prep I did for Christmas over the summer will see an increase in sales this year. I have goals to reach!
Good luck Zazzle designers!
Notebooks have endless uses. I have three notebooks on the go right now. One, I use for organizing things that need to be done at work. My work is fast paced and it comes with a lot of responsibilities. Forgetting things can mean lost time and money. I write everything down to avoid this. Note Taking is a habit of successful people, it's a good habit to have.
I also have a notebook to track my workouts. If I have a weightlifting routine I log the number of sets, reps, and amount of weight. It's good to track your progress.
The third notebook I have is for my personal thoughts. The older I get, the harder time I have remembering things. I write down creative ideas for my Zazzle store. I have a 45 minute drive to work every day. I often think of ideas on the way to work. If I don't write them down, they will be lost forever.
These notebooks are a great addition to the Zazzle product lineup.
I can't believe August is over, for me this means vacation is over and back to long hours of work.
I took two weeks of vacation this August and it was great. I went back to Cuba for a second time. This time choosing to go back to our favourite spot in Varadero. The weather was perfect. The second week, I spent at home doing house work and of course working on creating products on Zazzle. I also took some time to update my store. I deleted some products, organized my collections, and promoted products. It was great, I loved working from my home office that week. The weather wasn't the best for summer activities it was chilly and windy.
Now let's talk Zazzle sales. How were sales this month? August 2017 was my 5th top earning month since I began "Zazzling" in August of 2014. If I take out Christmas months, November and December, August 2017 is my second highest earning month. That's exciting! My sales are growing and not declining.
In August 2017, sales were 34% higher than August 2016, and sales exceeded July 2017 by 29.4%.
These numbers are promising. I'm still not a huge earner on Zazzle but I like the upward trend of my sales. I work really hard on Zazzle, you get what you put into it. If I see another 20-40% increase again next year that would be wonderful.
I am a Bronze level Zazzle Pro Designer trying to offer you ideas for unique gift ideas, home decor items, and wedding favors and invitations.