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Houzz is an American website and online community about architecture, interior design and decorating, landscape design and home improvement. This Facebook Group “Houzz Community for Print-On-Demand Artists and Sellers” is the perfect spot for designers and sellers of print-on-demand home decor or furniture to spread the word about your creations and offers. Print-on-demand websites include but are not limited to Zazzle, Cafepress, Society6, Artsadd, Redbubble and alike. Feel free to promote your finds and Houzz inspirational boards for others.

It is a closed group, might become public one day. Please take a look and join here:

Houzz is similar to Pinterest but strongly centered around furniture and home decor. It is free to use and easy to join.

A few days ago I have come across Like4Like’s service. The concept is not news to me, but it is the first free service that I actually LIKE to use – no pun intended! The concept is simple, you might already know it yourself: You earn credits for following, liking and commenting on social websites like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Pinterest and can use those credits to receive a vast variety of social interaction from other users. - Social Media Exchange – Social Media Exchange

Have a Pinterest pin that needs some repinning or a Twitter tweet that needs some likes? Earn some credits and trade them in. Very useful service and my favorite thing about them is: You do NOT share any account information with them. That’s a huge safety plus!

Zazzle used to be my most successful print on demand store with monthly royalty payments I could count on. But for the last 2 or 3 years with templates for mass creation of new products not working, I did not spend much time creating new products. I did create a few posters with very few photos hoping potential customers or lazy me would transfer the design to other products but NAH, that never happened.

So I NEED to create more products but do not know where to start. By now, Zazzle has so many new products like Gold Gloves or Yoga Mats and I have the feeling there is not enough time in my busy day to create anything over there…

Are templates for quick creation still a good idea? Should I invest some of my precious time to create my own templates all new from scratch? But which of the over 1,200 products should I use for templates? I am really lost ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

I have started this also as a forum topic over at Zazzle to see what other sellers come up with.

Do you have any ideas about this? Please feel free to tell me in the comments.

I just have to share my all-time funniest and most interesting search terms and phrases that referred people to my blog at Some of them are weird like “Why did THIS search term lead them to MY website?” and some are valid and interesting questions I might have an answer to. Anyway, please enjoy:


star trek transporter room bath mat shower curtain set

Uhm yes, this one definitely rules the WTF category since I cannot remember to ever have written anything about Star Trek related shower curtains or bath mats ever… but now that I think of it, where can I buy such a set for my own bathroom?


how to promote zazzle products on twitter

I don’t know, maybe share them? Ok, it might be more complicated for people to actually click on your links, so you need to entice people, create click-throughs and so on. I can only recommend to re-tweet and comment and favorite… but in the end, Twitter is not really my most favorite tool to share my stuff and hoping that people will actually SEE and CLICK and BUY. It is more of a free ping service that generates automatic views or the illusion of views and service like Ebay and alike will think that your auctions (or print on demand products) are interesting and therefore push them higher in the ranking.


businessโ€œleave a commentโ€

Stop spamming in my comment boxes!


does zazzle have a pinterest board for their sellers to post on

Zazzle does have official Pinterest boards but none of them are group boards – as far as I know. All Zazzle related group boards I know are created and maintained by Zazzle sellers like you and me. Have you already checked out my Pinterest boards?


why is zazzle so expensive

I guess Zazzle is noticably more expensive than other sites like Society6, Artsadd and alike because they are an US American based company and most (if not all) products are printed in the US (for the North American market, they also print some smaller things like e.g. postcards in Europe for the European market). Society6, Artsadd and most other companies print and operate in Asia. See the reason?


what would jesus brew mug simpsons

You mean this one? ๐Ÿ™‚

can i sell my zazzle products on amazon

Yes, you can. But it would be not very clever. You could list your items on Amazon’s Marketplace and use Zazzle as some kind of dropshipping service (you would have to forward every order from Amazon to Zazzle) which would take up a LOT of your time. You would also have to be doing it every day as fast as possible since Amazon buyers expect quick service and quick shipping. How yould you handle a return? Tell them to send it to Zazzle? On top of Zazzle’s rather expensive price (scroll up for the reason), you would have to pay up to 30% of the sale price to Amazon as a fee. Yes, up to 30% depending on the type of the product. Who would buy your items? No one… invest your time in something that is making more sense…

zarabiamy w internecie

Gesundheit! I had to translate this. It is Polish for “earn money online”. So welcome my friends from Poland for stopping by. How did you find me without me ever using any Polish language?

zazzle success story

Mhh, am I a successful Zazzle designer? I hope so… I should invest more of my time into Zazzle and try to increase sales and earnings though. So much to do and so little time *sigh*

how many zazzle products do you need for sales

Which one of you knows the answer? You need ONE product. You need THE one product that someone wants to buy. Period.

did society6 get bought by amazon

Not that I know, might be funny. Why would Amazon do that? They do not need Society6 to expand their business…

do eyeem premium listings make a difference

Yes they do. Premium listings – it is called “Partner” by now – means that your stock photos are also listed on sites like Getty Images, Alamy and some others with Getty being the biggest one and the most important one as far as I know. When people intend to buy a stock photo they usually do not go to EyeEm and buy it from there. Be honest: Who in his right mind does KNOW EyeEm? Getty Images is a big player, it is one of the major stock agencies and people tend to use them. Having your photos included in their market expands your customer range immensely.

Sending emails directly to when you found a copyright infringement has been a way to easily contact Amazon about stolen Zazzle designs.

It seems this email address is not working anymore, so PLEASE help me to address this topic with Zazzle by commenting on my forum entry here:

So while updating old blog posts from 2012, I came up with this idea and hashtag:


Why not interact a bit and see how far we will be coming?

Please share your oldest blog posts with this hashtag on all sorts of social media and check out what others are posting ๐Ÿ™‚

Have fun!

You may also link to your social media or blog posts related to #blastfromtheblogpost here and I will share them!

Christine aka stine1 on Instagram

Christine aka stine1 on Instagram

If you like to check out my profile on Instagram and like my work, please check out my profile ๐Ÿ™‚



Unbelievable… after copycats still stealing our designs from Society6, Cafepress and Zazzle the next can of worms has just been opened! Are you a designer/artist on Design by Humans (DBH)? Then you should definitely check out these Society6 members and “their” designs since they have stolen images right off DBH!

I have just searched through one user (Isabeli) and clicked through over 80 pages of stolen and copied designs to find mine. And I have reported them to Society6, maybe you would like to do the same?

Here is the link to Society6’s contact page:

I have chosen “Intellectual property concerns” and here is the message I have sent to Society6 so that you can use it as an example hoping to make it easier for you, especially when you are not good in English:


Dear Society6 Team,

I have been notified of other artists that the artwork we have uploaded to (DBH) has been stolen and uploaded to Society6 to several accounts.
Please take a look at my DBH profile and then find all artwork uploaded by Society6 user “Isabeli” as direct links. I request that you remove his/her account immediately. I will also send this message to DBH.

My profile with my artwork on DBH:

My profile with my artwork on Society6:

Copies by Isabeli:

Please note that Isabeli is not the only one stealing our work, here you can find all infringing accounts:

I surely hope that Society6 will do something about this case of copyright infringement. DBH is informed and they say that they have also contacted Society6 on this topic and are waiting on a reply. I will try to keep you posted here, too!

Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

Zazzle has started an online survey where you as a Zazzle seller can report counterfeit Amazon Marketplace listings with your stolen designs!

Please help Zazzle providing them the info they need. And please note, that submitting these links to fake products is NOT a substitute for reporting them on Amazon. Zazzle is currently collection information and hopefully plotting a plan to help and support us!

Here is the link to their form:

Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

Fight against Image Theft on Amazon! #stopimagetheft

So, you would like to help us raise awareness of the problem we independent artist from Zazzle and Society6 have with the Chinese copycats in the Amazon Marketplace? (Read about the issue HERE)

Here is a list of useful links. It includes an online petition and supportive Facebook groups you are free to join. Let’s work on this together ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Online Petition on
  • Facebook group “Who stole my images?” for information on what to do. It’s closed but you may request to join
  • Facebook group “Amazon1Stars” to exchange low 1 star reviews on counterfeit Amazon products. Very supportive! Request to join, it’s closed ๐Ÿ™‚
  • I have put up a Pinterest pin you may like and share into different groups to make other artists and the public aware of the issue
  • Wheen tweet or pinning or writing on Facebook and Google+ about this issue, please use the hashtag #stopimagetheft – maybe we can make it viral? ๐Ÿ™‚ You can also start by retweeting other tweets about this topic, just follow the link to the hashtag, it will lead you to Twitter.

Please let me know if there are noteworthy links I should add. Thank you!

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