Archive for October, 2014

“Mehr Farbe im Leben” (“more color in life”) is Claudia’s motto. Her beautiful designs are anything but boring. They are all very colorful.

I have created a Polyvore board with some of her products so that you can see some of her work:

Polyvore board removed due to Polyvore having been shut down.

You can find Claudia’s designs in many shops on different print-on-demand websites. Here is a list for you to check out:

Zazzle is one of the few print-on-demand websites where you can buy customized wallet cases. Here is what Zazzle is saying about these smartphone cases:

Form Factor: iPhone 6 Wallet Case

Customize a wallet case – a stylish, protective phone case and wallet all in one! The case is made to fit your most essential belongings on the left side and your iPhone 6 on the right side. Designed for convenience, the case gives you full access to the camera and all buttons and ports without removing the case. Personalize your wallet case with your photos, designs, and text. The wallet case carries everything you need while on the go!

  • Dimensions: 2.62″ x 5.87″ x 0.5″.
  • Made to fit the Apple iPhone 6.
  • Constructed with faux leather.
  • Designed with two card slots and one pocket.
  • Includes magnetic clasp for case closure.
  • Full access to buttons, ports, and camera.

Since my most popular design is the Santa Monica Pier in all kinds of colorful and funky variations, I’d like to present iPhone 6 wallet cases with this famous landmark as an example:

All wallet cases can also be made for Apple iPhone 5/5s and Samsung Galaxy S4! I myself have such a wallet case since they only cost about half of the “regular” cases but they also protect the display – which other cases don’t!

Over 1 year ago I had signed up with – one of many print-on-demand websites out there that let you open a shop, upload your designs and sell your products. Within this year, I have uploaded over 100 of my best photos and digital art and guess what? I had ONE sale. Yes, ONE.

Ok, creating products with your designs is pretty easy (once you understand how it is working). You upload your photo and add title, description and tags and are done within a minute. So I had thought this might be a really great site – not much time invested, not much money earned (the royalty is less than with other sites) BUT if products do sell regularly you could still earn a quick buck. But that is not the case with Cowcow and me.

My shop can be found here:

As you can see it is pretty much a mess and I did not find out how to organize it better.

By the way this is my sales report:

Cowcow Sales Report

Cowcow Sales Report

Pretty depressing if you ask me. I an contemplating to not add any more designs to Cowcow. Do you have any experience with this POD website that you would like to share with us?

Looking for a girly case for your iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus from Zazzle? Check these out to protect your smartphone:

Blue and Purple Seattle Bokeh Hearts Tough iPhone 6 Case
Blue and Purple Seattle Bokeh Hearts Tough iPhone 6 Case by stineshop
Browse for iPhone 6 Cases at Zazzle

Santa Monica Pier Purple Hearts Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case
Santa Monica Pier Purple Hearts Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case by stineshop
Check out these iPhone 6 Plus Cases at Zazzle

Purple Shades Seattle Panorama Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case
Purple Shades Seattle Panorama Barely There iPhone 6 Plus Case by stineshop
Check out these iPhone 6 Plus Cases at Zazzle

IFTTT ist probably the most useful site on the internet when it comes to automating tasks. Do you sometimes wonder how people can manage Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and their blogs when there are only 24 hours in a day? IFTTT can do all that tedious work for you and best of all: IFTTT is FREE to use for everyone! No annoying “plus membership plan” that you have to pay for. It is free to use and I know you will love it!

What IFTTT is currently doing for me:

  • sending a tweet every 24 hours to remind people of my blog (and to stay active on Twitter even if there are no news or when I am away)
  • automatically tweets when I am saving something to Pocket (don’t have a Pocket account yet? Sign up 🙂 )
  • tweets whenever I share something on Google+ with a link to that Google+ post
  • share Pinterest stuff to Delicious (sign up for Delicious!)
  • share Pinterest post to Tumblr (sign up for your free Tumblr blog!)
  • share WordPress blog posts ( is mine) to Diigo (you know what to do: sign up!), Delicious, LinkedIN (sign up!), Twitter and Tumblr!
  • save links from favourite tweets to Pocket
  • when I share new videos on Youtube, they get shared on Twitter, Pocket, Tumblr, Delicious and LinkedIN
  • When I have new products in my Zazzle shop, they get shared with Pocket, Tumblr, a Blogger/Blogspot blog and Twitter

So many tasks, can you imagine doing this all by yourself – day by day? Nah…. me neither!

I am planning on writing a long description on how to use IFTTT in the near future, maybe even publish it as an ebook. Would this be something you are interested in?

For now, please check out the “About” page of IFTTT for a short explanation and do not hesitate to ask your questsions in the comment section below or to check out the related articles.

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