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Archive for August, 2012


My Zazzle Sales 2012-08-28

I broke a new record: I have sold FOUR items on Zazzle within one day πŸ™‚

After reaching level 1 of the Volume Bonus on Zazzle for August 2012 and selling three products within one day, I just broke another record. I have sold four items on Zazzle! And instead of spamming you with 4 articles or posts, I will wrap them all up in one article πŸ™‚

The first sale is a German phrase that is hard to translate. It is a pun and puns are always hard to translate. Anyway, I have sold my very first dog shirt to Martin in Berlin, Germany. Thank you Martin for buying this shirt! I earned €2.59 in royalty.

Vorsicht, pissiger Hund! pink Hundetshirts
Vorsicht, pissiger Hund! pink Hundetshirts von stineshop
Hundebekleidung Designs online bei Zazzle

The next two sales were done by Janice in Emerado, North Dakota. She has bought 10 sheets of each of the following address labels:

Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl - Girl in Pink Blouse Labels
Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Girl in Pink Blouse Labels by stineshop
See other Pinup Labels

Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl - Blonde with huge Hat Custom Return Address Label
Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Blonde with huge Hat Custom Return Address Label by stineshop
Make custom shipping labels on Zazzle

Vintage and pinup girls are definitely a huge trend at the moment! I earned $2.10 royalty for each address labels. Thank you, Janice!

The fourth sale is my first skin ever and it is a Macbook skin:

Fairytopia Skins For The Macbook
Fairytopia Skins For The Macbook by stineshop
See other iPhone accessories at zazzle.com.

This skin will go to Nadezda in Chatham, Massachusetts! The photo is a shot of the New York, New York hotel and casino in Las Vegas. We shot it during our honeymoon vacation in May 2010. I had altered the photo with Pixlr. The royalty for this skin is $2.42, not bad!

If you would like to see more photos from Las Vegas, you might want to check out my online photo album:

USA Vacation April/May 2010, Las Vegas

How cool is that? I wonder what the next record will be – and holiday season has not even really started yet!

 

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Ok, the Doctor has to have something to do with this. Or who else would you explain why this shirt was bought by a Christine? My name is Christine! Can’t be a coincidence…

So, has anyone seen a funny blue public police call box lately? No? I strongly believe that this can’t be a coincidence.

My name is Christine. And the buyer of this t-shirt is also a Christine. And she is from Delaware and when I first saw the “DE” I thought of “Deutschland” (Germany). *lol*
Guess where I live?

Anyway, the sale of this shirt earned me $1.48 in royalty which is not bad. Thanks to my American alter ego in Newark, Delaware *lol* Oh and don’t forget the Volume Bonus I get this month! Earned me an additional 7% and $0.95 so far (I can’t see how much every item earned me, but you can do the math yourself). Hey, one dollar more or less… I’d rather have one more than less ;-P

This is the shirt Christine has bought:

Bad Wolf T-shirts
Bad Wolf T-shirts by stineshop
View custom tshirts online at Zazzle

Any other strange things you would want to report? πŸ™‚

 

 

“littlekittykeeper” is the next Zazzle shop in my series “Zazzle Shop Showcase”. Read all about it here:

littlekittykeeper” is the perfect shop for cat lovers! The shop is maintained by Sherin who does not only have wonderful cats. She is also a very talented artist and plans to open a second shop with her art, too!

If you are interested in her art, you might want to check out her blog “Distortion Art” where she also sells her art as posters and on shirts.

Anyway, back to her lovely Zazzle shop. She has not many products up yet, but I know she is working on adding more!

Please take a look at her products here:

iPad Case - Handsome Siberian Cat
iPad Case – Handsome Siberian Cat by littlekittykeeper
Check out other custom cases at zazzle.com

My heart nose... greeting card
My heart nose… greeting card by littlekittykeeper
View other Kitty Cards

Marble Bengal Mug
Marble Bengal Mug by littlekittykeeper
Print your picture on a mug at zazzle.com.

Snuggly Tabby Cat Mousepad - Kitten Approved
Snuggly Tabby Cat Mousepad – Kitten Approved by littlekittykeeper
See more mouse pads online on zazzle.

Black and White Tuxedo Cat Day Planner Folio
Black and White Tuxedo Cat Day Planner Folio by littlekittykeeper
See other organizers.

Marble Bengal Stamp
Marble Bengal Stamp by littlekittykeeper
Browse Cat Stamps

Aren’t these photos just gorgeous? So if you love cats or if you know someone who would cherish such a gift, remember that store for the upcoming holidays πŸ™‚

Google Shopping is a great feature of Google which presents you products to shop. Every Zazzle seller should use it to increase sales.

Zazzle is an online print-on-demand service. It is free and everyone can create photo products with them. All you then need is to market your items wisely to increase sales and your income.

The big question though is how to get your Zazzle items indexed into Google Shopping, as this will broaden your customer base.

The good news is that you do not need to submit anything to Google Shopping anymore. Once upon a time, you needed to create a business account for your shop and you needed to submit an RSS feed to Google Shopping. The disadvantage with this was that you needed a unique business, which most Zazzle sellers do not have. Zazzle is more like a hobby for most of us.

So, I did a little research and guess what I found out? Zazzle automatically adds your products to Google Shopping!

For example, see my Google Shopping items HERE.

The downside is though, that I have no idea yet what influences whether your items are added or not.

At this time, I have only four of my over 17,000 items added to Google Shopping and I really do not know why these four were added. There is no hint that tells me what I need to do to get more products listed!

Does anyone know? I think there would be many people out there to read it!

I love irony. I love sarcasm. I love these t-shirts!

Irony and sarcasm are both my essence of life!

I hate stupid people and I love showing it *lol*

If you think similarly, you might enjoy the following t-shirts. I have designed them on Zazzle where they are available internationally for you to buy. You can change the text itself, the model and colour of the shirt and of course the font including the font colour. Customize your heart out!

Here we go:

I am not anti-social, I am anti-stupid! Tee Shirts
I am not anti-social, I am anti-stupid! Tee Shirts by stineshop
See other Funny T-Shirts

Everytime you to download music t shirts
Everytime you to download music t shirts by stineshop
Make unique tee shirts designs online at Zazzle.

You read my shirt...
You read my shirt… by stineshop
Browse custom tshirts online at Zazzle

RTFM T-SHIRTS
RTFM T-SHIRTS by stineshop
Make cheap t-shirts at zazzle.com

I don't have an attitude problem t-shirts
I don’t have an attitude problem t-shirts by stineshop
View other Attitude problem T-Shirts

I got rid of my husband. The dog was allergic... Tshirts
I got rid of my husband. The dog was allergic… Tshirts by stineshop
Design custom t-shirts no minimum online at Zazzle.

Now let’s hear what you think about this. Speak louder, I can’t hear you! πŸ™‚

 

Zazzle grants its sellers a volume bonus where you earn more royalty the more successful you are. I made it for the first time this month!

Zazzle is an online print-on-demand service that let’s you not only shop customizable photo products, but also create and sell them. When you make someone buy a product, you earn royalty and/or an affiliate commission. I do have tons of items in my Zazzle store but made it to the first step of the Volume Bonus just this month.

I had actively started to design, market and sell items in December 2011 and since then, I have dreamed of the Volume Bonus. The first step needs you to sell (your own!) items worth at least $100.00 a month. Referral sales, where you market other people’s items do not count towards it. So you need to sell quite a few products within one calendar month to reach those $100!

I have made it for the very first time this month, here is the proof:

I have sold items worth $100.40 this month and therefore I earn additional 7% royalty for everything that is ABOVE those $100.

The 3 cents are not much but hey, it is a start! And it can get only better from now on *lol*

My next goal would be the $1,000 threshold but that is a really high goal. Wow… I wonder when I will be able to make that much! You might want to stay tuned to my articles to see when I can retire from my day job *lol*

By the way, these are all items I have sold this month:

Zazzle Sale 2012-08-24 (Autumn Forest Dog Food Bowl)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-23 (Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Blonde with Huge Hat Business Card)
Zazzle Sales 2012-08-22 (Two Avian Magnets)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-18 (Blue Flowers Rectangle Magnet)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-18 (Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Hawaii Custom Invite)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-18 (Amberg, Bridge Over River Vils Post Card)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-14 (Heart in Sand Post Card)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-13 (Heart in Sand Labels)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-09 (3x “Dein Kind” Op Joeck Bumper Stickers)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-07 (Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Blonde with Huge Hat Stamp)
Zazzle Sale 2012-08-05 (2x Neuschwanstein Castle Tote Bags)

Pretty cool, huh?

Friedensreich Hundertwasser was an Austrian artist whose art always had a twist… Read on for the best souvenirs with his art.

Friedensreich Hundertwasser on his ground in New Zealand in 1998. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friedensreich Hundertwasser (originally Friedrich Stowasser) was born in Vienna in 1928 and died on board the Queen Elisabeth II near New Zealand in the year 2000. His art has inspired many of his time and the “crazy” buildings he and other architects built, will remind us of him.

I would like to present you some souvenirs or gifts you might want to check out regarding Hundertwasser and his art:

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Mugs
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Mugs by stineshop
Browse more Hundertwasser Mugs

Friedensreich Hundertwasser's 83rd Birthday Mug
Friedensreich Hundertwasser’s 83rd Birthday Mug by GoogleDoodles
Design a unique photo mug.

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Coaster
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Coaster by stineshop
Shop for another coaster

Office building mouse pad
Office building mouse pad by GertjeK
Create unique photo mousepads on zazzle.

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Business Cards
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Business Cards by stineshop
Browse free business card template designs at zazzle

Refuse incinerator print
Refuse incinerator print by EMangl
Create a poster online at zazzle.com

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Postcard
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Postcard by stineshop
See other Hundertwasser Postcards

Hundertwasser Haus in Vienna, Austria Postcards
Hundertwasser Haus in Vienna, Austria Postcards by pluto73

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Bags
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Bags by stineshop
Create your own bag at Zazzle.

16.5 x 11" Poster of Peace Kingdom
16.5 x 11″ Poster of Peace Kingdom by SusanCrocenzi
Find more matted prints Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Keychain
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Keychain by stineshop
Browse Hundertwasser Keychains

Rainbow Dreams Calendar 2012
Rainbow Dreams Calendar 2012 by Carina_Rainbow
Make a photo calendar at Zazzle.

Hundertwasser - Green Citadel of Magdeburg Custom Necklace
Hundertwasser – Green Citadel of Magdeburg Custom Necklace by stineshop
Make a personalized silver pendant at Zazzle.

Colourful Facade by Hundertwasser, Bad Blumau Posters
Colourful Facade by Hundertwasser, Bad Blumau Posters by petrsvarc
Browse other Austria Posters

Whimsical Architecture Sleeves For Macbook Pro
Whimsical Architecture Sleeves For Macbook Pro by 2ndSkin
View other laptop accessories.

What do you think of his art? Isn’t it exceptional? I do like his architecture as it is something totally different. It is somehow seen through the eyes of a child and who says that houses need to be boring boxes?

 

And another sale this week…. Wow!

I love mornings were I have a nice email from Zazzle in my inbox telling me that I have sold something. I sold quite a few items this week, this is amazing!

My latest sale is a “double premiere”:

  1. It is the first pet water bowl (or salad bowl) I have sold
  2. It is the first sold item with photos from our “Christmas Escape 2011″ – Photos can be viewed here: Christmas 2011

So here it is:

Autumn Forest Dog Food Bowls
Autumn Forest Dog Food Bowls by stineshop
View more dog bowls.

I have sold this to Lia in San Marcos, Texas. I have earned $2.02 in royalty!

 

Yay, another day, another sale… read all about it here:

 

I had another sale “over night”. I have sold 3 stacks of business cards to Jordan in Danville, Kentucky. The graphic is one of my most popular designs I have available on many products. It is a royalty-free graphic I had found online. People seem to love that vintage girl!

These are business cards I have sold:

Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl - Blonde with huge Hat Business Card Template
Vintage Retro Pin Up Girl – Blonde with huge Hat Business Card Template by stineshop
More Pinup Business Cards

Jordan has chosen a beige background which I think fits pretty well!

This sale has earned me a whopping $4.71! Isn’t this awesome?

By the way, I got a nice message today asking me how much money I spend for selling designs on Zazzle and especially for marketing them. To tell you a secret: I do not pay ANYTHING for this! If you want to know what I am doing and why I seem to be so popular lately, you have to wait for my eBook to get published later this year *tease tease* πŸ™‚ I will explain many secrets there!

 

How cool is that? My first “double sale” where one buyer purchases two different items!

I got a really cool email yesterday evening telling me about two sales. And guess what? This is the very first time that one person buys two different items from my store! Sandra from Middelharnis in the Netherlands has bought the following two round magnets from my shop:

Free as a Bird (Flying Seagull) Refrigerator Magnets
Free as a Bird (Flying Seagull) Refrigerator Magnets by stineshop

Hens and Rooster Magnets
Hens and Rooster Magnets by stineshop

So I guess Sandra does like birds? πŸ™‚ These two sales have earned me €0.20 TWICE! Thank you so much, Sandra!

The first magnet shows a seagull we saw on our USA trip. She was flying around the famous Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles. And the second magnet shows the chickens of my beloved grandparents in Bavaria, Germany. I have to tell them that someone likes their chickens! πŸ™‚

 

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