Tuesday, August 15, 2017

3 dollar Barbie food Haul interview with ZazzleHow2







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Askazombiehousewife Interview With ZazzleHow2
For those who do not know zazzle is a major online store where people can put there art and photos on product and people can buy those products online.
The products are amazing and only printed when a customer buys them.
The artist doesnt have to ship.


Askazombiehousewife
When did you start zazzle?


ZazzleHow2



I started designing for Zazzle in April 2008. I was to be an outlet for my photography. Nothing really happened and I kind of forgot about it. Then a few months later I got this idea for a political bumper sticker (It was a presidential election year). I put up the bumper sticker and filed it in the back of mind. A few weeks later, my wife and i were working in the home office and I got a "ding" from my email. One of the bumper stickers had sold (Back in those days, you got a notice when a sale was made not after it was shipped). We were happily surprised and went back to work. A little later "ding", then "ding". We had about 50 "dings" that day and were hooked.


Askazombiehousewife
What is your main shop?

ZazzleHow2 
Our main shop is http://YourShopOfShops.com . We have about six other smaller ones and have opened and manage shops for some clients.



Askazombiehousewife
You created a useful newsletter to help zazzle artists and designers. Can you tell us about the newsletter and website?

ZazzleHow2 
Before we created the eNewsletter, we started with our web site http://ZazzleHow2.com . The idea was to provide a source of ideas, information and resources for fellow Zazzlers, mostly newbies and Basic ProDesigners.



ZazzleHow2 
The eNewsletter does basically the same thing but it tends to be more about current issues and news you can use now. The blog, found at http://ZazzleHow2.com  generally plays off Zazzle news. For example, the last post was about Collections and why they are now more important due to the update of Z's product page.




Askazombiehousewife
I bought one of your how to ebooks can you tell my readers more about your ebooks.

ZazzleHow2 

We have done several Zazzle related eBooks over the years. Some had to be retired as Z changed things around and the topics were no longer relevant, such as how why to add html to your descriptions. That was a big money making tactic for us. We are now at four eBooks, The Comprehensive Guide to Marketing and Promoting Zazzle Products, More Products Less Time and for wannabees How To Get Started on Zazzle. The fourth is the newest aimed at bloggers, Zazzle Affiliation For Bloggers. We've developed several tool over the years that we use ourself and have put them out there for others to use. the only one currently available is the RSS Feed Maker For Auto-Marketing Zazzle Products.

We've also added some business tools to the mix. One is the DIY Business Plan and Three Year Accounting and Planning Tool.

It has been fun putting these together. I can't say that we're getting rich but sales cover costs. We have plenty of anecdotal example and comments from folks who have good things to say and are glad this information is out there.

Details and purchasing information can be found on the http://ZazzleHow2.com  for each of these. And we've bundled many of them to save folks 25% over separate purchases.






 Askazombiehousewife
I have heard you are world travlers can you tell our readers about your travels? I say our beacuse I have contributours to the blog.


ZazzleHow2 

Yes, we have traveled all over the world. I think we're at about 40 countries now covering Asia, eastern and western Europe, Scandinavia, Oceana and of course all over the US. Some of our favorite countries have been Fiji, Thailand, Bosnia and Spain. We''re currently in the US and have been for about a year and half. We had a daughter that got married last September and wanted to be there. Right now we are in California and leave in three weeks for 5 months in Panama.




ZazzleHow2 

All of our work is online so we can work from anywhere and do. My wife is an accomplished travel writer/blogger and of course you have to travel for that job. Zazzle is a good part of our income stream but we've developed a good number of revenue streams so we are not reliant on any one. It is kind of like when your financial advisor says to diversify your investments. We would counsel to diversify your income.

We are only really able to have this lifestyle because we have also reduced our expenses significantly. Virtually everything we own is in two suitcases. It is surprising how much money you have leftover when you don't have a mortgage, car payment, insurance, monthly utilities, and so much stuff. We do a lot of housesitting which gives us places to stay. Our travel press trips also help keep expenses down.


ZazzleHow2 

The travel blog began in 2008 and covers our road to location independence and now our travels. The blog is http://PassingThru.com .



Askazombiehousewife
When does your next ebook come out?

ZazzleHow2 

Inspiration hasn't hit me yet for a new eBook. We've covered marketing and product creation which is most of the battle. Our eBook The Comprehensive Guide to Marketing and Promoting Your Zazzle Products is bundled with the RSS Feed Maker which is an Excel spreadsheet, so I am not sure it will work on Amazon. If Zazzle Affiliation For Bloggers isn't on Amazon, that one could be next. But since the eBooks are just paying for themselves it is difficult to invest more time in them. Thank you for your purchase.




1 comment:

  1. Very interesting interview! Thank you for sharing :)

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