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Does anyone of you know whether it is still necessary to gather 15 hearts/comments on an art piece at Society6 for it to appear in their store? Their system and website has changed so much over the last months and years, I do not know whether this is still essential but I do know that gathering hearts and being active on their site does influence the rankings and therefore the sales we get.

Years ago, right after they had introduced collections I had already created my most curated collection:

In need of Love

with artwork that has less than 15 hearts. It is easy for me and for other Society6 users to easily spot the pieces that need some more hearts to hopefully be integrated into their shop system.

In need of Love Society6 Collection

In need of Love Society6 Collection

So, would anyone of you like to exchange hearts on Society6? Please leave your store/profile link in a comment and I will happily click away  thank you!

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 😦

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.


business“leave a comment”

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? 🙂

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.

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