Average Joe doesn’t cut it on Zazzle anymore
With many thousands of designers, a good proportion of whom are professionals, the days of being able to stick a random photo, original piece of art on a Zazzle product (with no template fields) and have it sell are over.
Leave your ‘out-of-the-box designs’ at the door
What this means is that they want the latest trending graphics, colors, products and not last seasons, last years or whatever crazy new idea you’ve come up with.
I’ve come up with loads of out-of-the-box design ideas over the years and much as ‘I’ love them, not many others seem to. As such I now TOW the line in favor of profit.
I do sometimes have a dabble outside the trending lines (left is an example featuring my own art) to satisfy my creative arty nature, but then it’s back to the serious business of doing what I need to do to make money.
Zazzle is your guide re what’s HOT – check out their home pages
They have trending slogan t-shirts, the latest seasons colors and favored graphic elements (pineapples have been popular a while!) and all applied to the product with professional graphic designer precision.
There is NOTHING amateur about what Zazzle features on its home pages.
Bottom line, if you want to make serious money then you have to play by Zazzle’s rules; unless of course you’re an artist with a following, a recognizable brand, or a unique niche ( I envy you and your unique niches!!) then the rules do not apply.
GOOD NEWS – FREE Beginners In Graphic Design Resource
I have found a great FREE Graphic Design resource website which features video tutorials as well as the written word and pictures (which I prefer) on the basic principles of graphic design (software not required). The basics are VERY important as they lay the foundation for everything you do.
Grasp these and you’re on your way to creating eye-catching, sophisticated designs on Zazzle which will capture today’s discerning consumer audience.
What you will learn …
and so much more!!