Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Interview with Elke Clarke, weightlifting Challenge, zazzle artists

Interview with Elke Clarke, weightlifting Challenge, zazzle artists

Interview with Elle Clarke By Askazombiehousewife Elke Clarke is one of the most successful Zazzle artist designers of all time, reaching Diamond ProdDesigner status.
She was once working in the pharmaceutical industry, but wanted to find a way to make money online being creative.
Zazzle was a perfect fit for her to be able to quit her 9 to 5 job and earn substantial passive income from heart, photos and graphic design.

Askazombiehousewife: What is one tip you would give to new artists?

Make sure you name your Zazzle store with a proper business name, not just something like “Sarah357”. Instead pick a name like “Sarah Jacob Designs”. Your Zazzle store name will help your Zazzle business be branded more easily and then you can use the same store or business name on all your social media accounts. If you don’t want to use your name come up with something generic like “Blue Sky Designs”. Always check to make sure your name you choose is not copyright protected or used by someone else. I quick Google search will tell you if your name brings up any other businesses or famous people’s names. You can also do a trademark search. If you are going put a great number of hours into making virtual products to add to your Zazzle store, you should make sure it has a professional business name and is not infringing on copyright.
I personally made this mistake when I started on Zazzle. My first store I started is named “epclarke”. So is not nearly as easy to promote compared to maybe Now that I have had this store for so long, I don’t want to start a new one just to fix the name. But I always have trouble getting people to easily remember my Zazzle store name.

It seems so simple but your choice for your Zazzle store name makes such a difference in how your store and brand will be recognized by online shoppers. I wish I would have known that tip when I first started.

Askazombiehousewife: I have made that mistake myself. A proper store name is an amazing tool when creating a brand out of ones art.

Askazombiehousewife: Elke Clarke, please tell us about your new business venture teaching artists how to bring in more sales.

As you might have guessed, I have a passion for Zazzle because it has been this amazing business opportunity for me. I have been able to work from home, while doing what I love. I am so happy I found this opportunity, I want other artists, photographers, graphic designers and scrapbookers to know that they can make money online too.
For many years, I have helped coach and mentor people privately to set up successful Zazzle stores. My 27 year old daughter, Jennifer, is one of my success stories. She is now a Gold Level ProDesigner, living her dream life on the beautiful island of Mallorca in Spain, supporting herself solely with her Zazzle earnings.

One day I realized that I can help more people if I put all my steps to success in a course for beginners. That is why I created my Beginners Zazzle Course
People loved my course. But most importantly, people were making sales in the first month after completing the course.

Zazzle is not a get rich quick scheme. Zazzle is a legitimate business platform you can use for free. You create the virtual products in your store and Zazzle takes care of the rest.
If you set things up properly and put in the effort like I did you can earn money on line while you are not working. I have made over $100,000 US every year for the past 5 years from my Zazzle earnings. I worked hard and made a lot of mistakes in the past 10 years on Zazzle, but now I just do upkeep on my stores and make a few new products.

For the past 2 years, I have only worked for about 1 hour a week on Zazzle and still make 6 figures a year.

So people asked if I could do a more Advanced Zazzle Course to teach people exactly what I did to set up my business and grow it to where it is today.

That is why I made the Advanced Zazzle Course VIP Masterclass. It is a combination of an online video course that you can do yourself in a month. But first you need to go through a month long VIP Masterclass so that you have access to me to ask questions and really get the right start. You can email me, post questions in the private Facebook group, there are weekly live Q & A sessions and 2 conference calls after the course is done, so you can still ask questions once more things are completed from the course. After the month VIP Masterclass you have life long access to all the videos and worksheets and tools and the Facebook Live Q&A sessions. I am here to help you be successful on Zazzle.

There is no use doing a lot of work if you do not get set up properly with the right tools and make the right choices. That is what the Advanced Zazzle Course is all about. It is not only a month long course, but it is a monthly planner with all the steps laid out with worksheets and checklists so you can follow my system and use the tools I use to be successful on Zazzle.

The Advanced Zazzle Course gives you 10 years of my knowledge about what works and does not work so that you don’t have to waste time learning from scratch. The July Masterclass is in progress. The members are loving the course and have had many AH HA moments which will help them tremendously with earning money on Zazzle. In fact 2 weeks into the course, people are already seeing more sales from things they used in the course.

There are 2 more VIP Masterclass Advanced Zazzle Course sessions in 2017, September and November. Enrollment for September 5, 2017 start date is now open. You can enroll through this link.

Askazombiehousewife: links to three products of yours that you loved creating.
1. This t-shirt is one of the first products I made. It has not sold too many times but I get a laugh out of it each time I see that it has been purchased. It meas someone else has my strange sense of humor about new husbands. Now the wife is the new management!

2. This baby birth announcement is so sweet. I have 3 kids, 1 girl and twin boys. They are grown adults now, but I would have definitely bought this baby announcement card back when my twins were born.

3. I love creating personalized pillows. This one is a favorite of mine because it is rustic but still modern and fits well in many people’s houses. I love that it can be a thoughtful gift someone could purchase for a friend at any time of the year.

Askazombiehousewife: Elke Clarke what is your favorite cake?
That is easy! My favorite cake is chocolate brownie. But I have recently gone on the Blood Type Diet and am not allowed any grains!! So not even gluten free. But I will treat myself with a great brownie. The Ghirardelli Triple Chocolate Brownie mix is THE BEST.

Askazombiehousewife: We love brownies as well. We mostly bake simple scratch Brownies in my house but anything with Ghirardelli is amazing.

Askazombiehousewife: Is there an artist whose work you love?
This is a harder question to answer because I love so many different styles of art and love collecting artworks. I also like to support local and Canadian Artists, so I have some Joe Average, Brian Atyeo and Zoltan Szabo originals. I also like Romero Britto and Roy Lichtenstein.

Askazombiehousewife: Do you go by a schedule or are you more a free spirt?
When I started on Zazzle, I was using a schedule to make sure I made the right number and type of products. Now I am more of a free spirit because I put all these things in place that are already working for me. So I can do things for pure enjoyment.

Askazombiehousewife: What is your favorite fruit and veggie? You can name more than one.
I love mangos and peaches. So I am glad those are on my Blood Type Diet list of things I can eat. My new favorite veggie is spinach. I would have never said that 2 years ago. But I have lost 25 pounds and feel great, so eating spinach and kale salads with chicken are now my favorite.
Askazombiehousewife: I Also highly recommend you pick up a free ebook entitled "10 insider Tips on How to Make Money on Zazzle" On the website you can also find her blog on the site with many free how to articles and posts.
I want to thank you, Askazombiehousewife, for interviewing me and having me on your fabulous blog. I really enjoy reading your posts and looking at the products you showcase.

I wish you continued success with Zazzle stores.
All the best
Elke Clarke

30 day weightlifting challenge Day Eight
Forcing myself to weightlift today but I feel better now it's done.

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  1. What an awesome interview with Elke Clarke! I subscribe to her emails and blog posts and have already picked up some great tips. I would dearly love if taking one of her courses was in the budget! Thank you for the feature, Val. :)

  2. cool interview! and I love your sea monster and your macaroons all your stuff is so cute!

  3. Great interview! Very encouraging! I also want to thank you for featuring some of my designs on your blog! Have a great weekend friend!

  4. What a great inspiring!

  5. Interesting interview! Also nice job on the weight lifting.

  6. Thank you Valerie Glad you liked the interview. I need to weightlift today.
    Thank you Katz
    Welcome sheli
    Thank you Itaya
    thanks Liza I love your art so its kind of you to say