How to Earn Money Online with Zazzle
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Are you interested in earning a passive income from selling apparel, paper goods, fabric items, and even food? You can get started with earning money online using Zazzle. Zazzle is a print on demand company that has been around since 2005. Using their online templates, you can create products for sale in a matter of a few minutes. You can add your own text using their database of fonts or upload custom images.
What Type of Products Does Zazzle Have?
You can create apparel, calendars, business cards, household goods, jewelry, and so much more. Here are a few Zazzle products I found when browsing their site:
They also have officially licensed products from brands such as:
- Star Wars
- Harry Potter
- Sesame Street
- Warner Bros.
- Armed Forces (Marines, Navy, StockTrek)
- Colleges and Greek Gear
How Much Does Zazzle Cost?
Creating a Zazzle storefront is completely free. You do not need to pay a monthly fee or individual listing fees. You can have multiple stores connected to the same Zazzle account.
Each product that you design has a base price. When you post your product for sale, you can set your own price margin and determine what percentage you’ll earn. The retail price of your product is adjusted up or down based on the royalty percentage that you want.
Creating a Product with Zazzle
Zazzle provides blank product images so you can create a sample for your shop visitors to see.
When you select a product type, you can type text directly onto the blank product template or upload a custom image. So even if you do not have images, you can get started with making custom designs that only use text. Their creation tool also allows basic image editing such as scaling, rotating, cropping, and flipping. Images can be stacked to create layers.
Upload Images Using Zazzle Product Creation Tool
You can place products that you create in your storefront for anyone to purchase or you can make a design that only you can purchase.
Zazzle also offers an option called Quick Create. With this feature, you can upload one image and place it on multiple products at once. You will need to tweak the dimensions and alignment for some of the products, though. Images that you upload are stored in albums in your account so you can use them in the future.
Is Software Required to Use Zazzle?
I recommend that you have Photoshop to create custom product images. However, you can also make products with commercial use clipart. Prior to purchasing clipart, though, you must make sure that the artist allows their images on print of demand sites. Some artists have a separate license for POD sites. Always ask for permission if it’s not listed in the terms of service. To keep your expenses down, you can create products that only use text.
Earn Money with Zazzle Affiliate Program
If you would like to earn money online by referring customers to Zazzle, you can join their affiliate program on Shareasale or apply directly through the Associate Center in your account. As of June 2019, the Zazzle Associate Program has the following commission structure:
- Referral Payment – 15% per sale
- Volume Bonus – Up to 17% per sale
- Cookie Length – 45 days
- Minimum Payout – $50 (PayPal or Check)
When you find a product that you would like to promote, you can use the share icons under the product listing photo to get a custom link with your Zazzle Associates Referral ID.
Shop Photo Credit: CardHunder
When you click the link icon, you can get a link for the product that includes your Zazzle Associate Referral ID. If you want to post the product on your blog, you can copy and paste the HTML code that is provided. By the way, you don’t even need a blog to promote products on Zazzle. You can share products on Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter. Just remember to disclose that you’re posting an affiliate link.
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