I am now well into my fourth year as a Zazzle designer. One thing I know for sure (and I don' t know a lot) is that having a wide range products on Zazzle is important. The more variety you have, the more likely you are to make sales and increase your designer income.
The beginning of March was slow but thanks to the affiliates who are promoting my products it turned into my best non-Christmas month to date.
THANK YOU to my Zazzle affiliates, I couldn't do it without you!
Invitations are still making up the bulk of my sales, status quo from my last two reports in September and October. License plates frames, ping pong paddles, and paper plates were my next big sellers. This is a big change from my last report where I was selling more favor boxes, photo cards, and magnets. This lack of a trend shows that different products will help build and stabilize your income over time.
I am not making a living at Zazzle, it's still a hobby for me. A fun one!
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!
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 have been happy with my Zazzle sales in August 2017. Sales are up from last year. There are four days left in the month and even four days in the life of Zazzle can make or break a few records. I know my sales are peanuts compared to other Pro Designers but I thought it wouldn't hurt to report what I've been selling and look for any trends.
This week I have seen the sale of birthday invitations and even a few Christmas themed items (yes, people are starting to shop for Christmas). This has also been a good week for selling wedding themed thank you rubber stamps.
Product sales this week include:
4 rubber stamps
4 pairs of leggings
1 welcome mat
2 can coolers
67 birthday invitations
1 stone coaster
It's a great product roundup this week. On to next week!
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.