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Archive for January, 2013


You can definitely see my lack of time for promoting my shop and even more my lack of time for designing new products for my Zazzle store. I have only sold five items during the last week. If you compare that to the sales in the last quarter of 2012, it is almost miserable *lol* But the last quarter was also influenced heavily by Christmas shopping so I knew that 2013 would start less successful.

I really do hope that Triond will improve and let’s me post more articles like this again. They have been very strict lately about uniqueness. I know it is hard to create unique content when selling and posting about the same items all the time *lol*

Anyway, my Zazzle success story continued with another payment from Zazzle this week. This time it was a bit over €80 which is over $100. Hurray! The predicted payment next month will be over €100 due to the many Christmas sales. So 2013 isn’t that bad after all?

Ok, in case you are just here to see what I have sold, here they are:

Wuppertal Floating Train / Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Magnets
Wuppertal Floating Train / Wuppertaler Schwebebahn Magnets by stineshop
Shop for other fridge magnets from zazzle.com.

Purple Stained Glass Church Window Vinyl Binder
Purple Stained Glass Church Window Vinyl Binder by stineshop
Design your own custom vinyl binders on zazzle

The preview of the binder does not work correctly. God knows why… Apart from that you can see once more that our Santa Monica Pier photo continues to be a huge success.

 

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50 Shades of Zazzle

Fifty Shades of Grey

Fifty Shades of Grey (Photo credit: ellebnere)

With so many weird merchandising ideas for “50 Shades of Grey”, why not take a look at what Zazzle has to offer?

I have seen some really weird merchandising. Some examples are gift baskets with food and snacks (and hand cuffs) from the books including Twining’s English Breakfast tea or pants with the text “Property of Christian Grey” on them *lol* As a fan of Zazzle, why not check out the following 50 Shades related gift ideas that are not official but still matching the popular book trilogy?

We aim to please! key chains
We aim to please! key chains by stineshop

50 Shades Travel Mug
50 Shades Travel Mug by mygrandpasays
More 50 shades Mugs 50 Shades of Grey
50 Shades of Grey “Laters Baby” Coffee Mug by nikilee766
Check out other Shades Mugs at zazzle.com

50 Shades Bag
50 Shades Bag by Di_DZines
Create photo bags from zazzle

50 Shades of Grey - Suck Tshirt
50 Shades of Grey – Suck Tshirt by PrideTshirts

No, I am not reading
No, I am not reading “50 Shades”… Kindle Covers by aperkins01096

Harriet found
Harriet found “50 shades of grey”… t shirt by Madcatwoman
More 50 shades T-Shirts

He Man, Master of the Universe 50 shades greyskull T-shirt
He Man, Master of the Universe 50 shades greyskull T-shirt by Madcatwoman

Wirte better than 50 Shades Spiral Notebook
Wirte better than 50 Shades Spiral Notebook by WiseShots

Fifty 50 Shades of Grey Neck Tie
Fifty 50 Shades of Grey Neck Tie by NEXpoint0
Browse more Fifity Ties at Zazzle

Found something you like for Valentine’s Day? 🙂

Doing these posts daily has become too time consuming and Triond keeps declining my posts. So I will temporarily switch to weekly posts until I have gained more free time. The first edition for CW (calendar week) 2 will include sales from the last two weeks. Eventually, I will probably stop posting these to Triond first.

Grazing Sheep by the Rhine Post Card
Grazing Sheep by the Rhine Post Card by stineshop
Get the best in online postcard printing at zazzle

Santa Monica Pier - Sparkling Pink Photo Edit iPad Folio Cover
Santa Monica Pier – Sparkling Pink Photo Edit iPad Folio Cover by stineshop
Check out cases for the iPad online at Zazzle

Santa Monica Pier - Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier – Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard by stineshop
Try Zazzle’s custom postcards printing.

Santa Monica Pier - Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier – Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Postcard by stineshop
You can sell cards , invitations, stamps and more on Zazzle.com!

Santa Monica Pier - Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard
Santa Monica Pier – Orange Sunrise Photo Edit Postcard by stineshop
color post card printing from zazzle.com

You can definitely see how popular my photo edits have become. I am selling some postcards regularly plus iPhone cases and iPad folio cases.

The monthly payment for January should also arrive within a dew days. This time it will be another $100. I can’t wait to get the payment from Zazzle 🙂

Have you already been paid by Zazzle?

After a very long time, I have sold another t-shirt.

It is not easy to sell t-shirts on Zazzle, I think. At least for me… and I can’t remember every selling a shirt that had a photo on it. I had sold a few shirts with phrases and text on them but can’t recall any with a photo.

So this sale made me extra proud. It is going to Australia and I hope it will be loved 🙂

Santa Monica Pier Tees
Santa Monica Pier Tees by stineshop
Shop for Santa Monica T-Shirts online at Zazzle.com

This shirt sale has earned me $2.04 in royalty which is not too bad. I am really happy to have sold it and it was also the first sale for 2013!

 

I know, I am waaaaay behind in posting these updates. I promise to be better!

I am so behind, it is a pain in my behind. I am sorry but I am extremely busy at work at the moment and need to concentrate on that prior to my online earnings. After all, my online earnings are not (yet) feeding me *lol*

So, back in 2012, these were the last two sales for that year: an iPad Folio Cover that has become pretty popular among my designs and my most popular bumper sticker with a German phrase on it:

Santa Monica Pier - Sparkling Pink Photo Edit iPad Folio Cover
Santa Monica Pier – Sparkling Pink Photo Edit iPad Folio Cover by stineshop
Browse iPad Case designs online at Zazzle

“Your child” OI jöck! Bumper Sticker
“Your child” OI jöck! Bumper Sticker by stineshop
Make your own bumpersticker at zazzle.com.

The iPad case went to Switzerland and the bumper sticker to Cologne in Germany. I have earned a combined royalty of € 4.06 which is over $5.00. Not too bad, huh?

I am really happy that my Santa Monica Pier photo edits are so popular as gifts. Makes me proud 🙂

 

Another day, another sale. This time, it’s an ornament!

Until a few weeks ago, I thought I would never ever sell any Christmas tree ornaments on Zazzle. But just before Christmas, I have sold quite a few of them and it makes me really proud that people want to decorate their trees with out photos and photo edits! I mean, how cool is that?

Christmas ornaments are a really good earner before Christmas, so I definitely advise you to create them during the year to have them ready in your shop just before the festivities and the shopping sprees begin 🙂

The sale from December 21st in 2012 (Oh yes, the end of the world *lol*) is a photo edit of the famous Painted Ladies, Victorian houses in San Francisco, California. The effect is called “tilt & shift” and adds a touch of miniature wonderland to photos. It also enhances the colours. Tell me what you think of it:

Painted Ladies in San Francisco (Tilt & Shift) Ornament
Painted Ladies in San Francisco (Tilt & Shift) Ornament by stineshop
Browse other Tilt Ornaments

I really like this one, don’t you?

Did you know about this tilt and shift photo effect? There are free generators online that let you add this effect to your own photos for free!

 

This is the first towel I have sold on Zazzle, hurray!

Yes, this is the first hand towel or kitchen towel that I have sold through Zazzle. I am really happy about it. This beautiful towel is going to the United Kingdom, thank you very much!

This towel has earned me £1.14 GBP:

Golden Gate Bridge Hand Towels
Golden Gate Bridge Hand Towels by stineshop
Shop for another hand towel.

Makes a great travel, souvenir!

 

One buyer has bought two matching coffee mugs.

One buyer from the USA has bought two matching coffee mugs, I guess as a set. And I do like that idea.

These are the two mugs:

Santa Monica Pier Mug
Santa Monica Pier Mug by stineshop
More Santa monica Mugs

Santa Monica Pier - Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Coffee Mugs
Santa Monica Pier – Sparkling Pink Photo Edit Coffee Mugs by stineshop
Create unique custom cups at Zazzle.

These two are really nicely matching each other. The one in blue for a man and the other one in pink for ladies. Cool gift idea, huh?

The photo was shot during our USA honeymoon vacation in 2010, you can see many more of our photos online for absolutely free here at Gather:

My online photo albums at Gather.com

We really did enjoy this holiday and it is so fun to earn money with the photos towards our next trips. These two mugs have earned me $2.02 in royalty!

Do you own matching coffee or tea mugs?

 

On December 22nd, I sold one mug and made a referral sale.

So, the world did not end on December 21st, huh?

On December 22nd, I was able to sell one of my coffee mugs and I made one special referral sale. Hurray!

My own sale is a blueish mug with a photo of an antique looking swimming pool that we had shot in the Grand City Hotel in Gummersbach Germany during our Christmas vacation 2011. So we had shot the photo almost 1 year before selling this mug. What a coincidence! *lol*

This mug has earned me $1.78 in royalty earnings:

Roman antique Swimming Pool Mugs
Roman antique Swimming Pool Mugs by stineshop
View more Vintage Mugs

Isn’t it beautiful? The blue inside of the mug really fits the vintage retro photo of the pool.

The second sale is a referral sale I could make due to a recent article post about where to find Barney Stinson‘s rubber duckie tie from How I Met Your Mother:

Where to Get Barney’s Rubber Duckie Tie From Himym

This is the tie that can be purchased on Zazzle internationally:

Yellow Rubber Duck, Custom Tie
Yellow Rubber Duck, Custom Tie by prawny
See more Animal Ties

This referral sale with a fixed 15% in royalty has earned me over $4.00! Pretty good just for finding it and writing a post about it, huh?

I love watching HIMYM and I love this tie *lol*

 

Who would have known that plain white products would be that successful?

This hat is not the first plain white product I have sold on Zazzle, it definitely seems to be a clever niche. This is the hat I have sold:

Unichrome White Trucker Hat
Unichrome White Trucker Hat by stineshop
Customize hats at Zazzle

This hat will go to East Brunswick in New Jersey and has earned me $1.20 in royalty. Woohoo!