Category: Random and Anything Else


Today is the last day of April 2020 – what will May bring?

I am anxious to check my sales on various print on demand websites. I am anxious to find out what covid-19 will bring us in May 2020. When will Godzilla or aliens arrive? It’s just so fu**ing surreal at the moment…

I am still working from home. No one is allowed to go to the office without a really important reason, so we stay at home. Luckily, I do still have a job! And what a job it is…. a new position and I am right in the middle of a probabition period to see whether we get along. I think we do, I just hope my boss thinks the same!

I have created cloth face masks and puzzle games on Zazzle like crazy, so in case you’d like to check them out, please do so here:

Unique Face Masks
Unique Face Masks

Face masks on Zazzle currently need 6 business days for approval… phew…. I have over 100 in the queue 😁

Edit: Redbubble has activated the face masks aswell and they cost less than the Zazzle version. Please find mine here.

After my increasing sales on Society6 due to exchanging hearts / promotions like crazy, April 2020 ist slapping me into my face. The sales have crashed…. and like everytime this had happened before I have NO idea why.

So, what am I going to to about it? I will try the tactics on Redbubble! They also have hearts to click, favorites to add to lists and artist profiles to follow. I have become a member of an active Facebook group exchanging hearts. Let’s see where this will take me in May.

Do you have any ideas to promote Society6 or Redbubble products that are not well known yet? Anything you might like to add?

Yeah, let’s have some fun. While creating one face mask after the other on Zazzle, I came across many very old designs and products I had created on Zazzle what feels like AGES ago. During my first Zazzle years I did not know what I do know now about product descriptions, design placement and keywords a.k.a. tagging. So some of these products I do look at now and for the live of me I cannot fathom why they have ever sold…

El Capitan in Yosemite NP T-Shirt
El Capitan in Yosemite NP T-Shirt

Sunset over Los Angeles Neck Tie
Sunset over Los Angeles Neck Tie

Seagull by the sea in California Baby T-Shirt
Seagull by the sea in California Baby T-Shirt

Lone Pine Tree Postcard
Lone Pine Tree Postcard

Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt
Santa Monica Pier T-Shirt

Circles (Dome) Postcard
Circles (Dome) Postcard

Long Beach Lighthouse Keychain
Long Beach Lighthouse Keychain

Jellyfish Postcard
Jellyfish Postcard

Classic Car
Classic Car

Free as a Bird (Flying Seagull) Magnet
Free as a Bird (Flying Seagull) Magnet

GrabYourDesign.com had been a very nice French operated print on demand website with many good quality products and an easy design process. It’s advantage was definitely the huge distribution network with Amazon Marketplaces in North America and Europe plus listings on Ebay. But for months, the site had been more offline than online and during the last few weeks, I have never seen it online anymore.

All you get is an error 404, file cannot be found.

Very sad, I once had bought some flip flops from them and I still have and wear them 😦

Now the website is down and Google searched do not really help me understand why this happened. Are they closed for good? Will they ever be back? Will we receive any outstanding earnings?

Did you have an account with GYD?

I was eagerly awaiting the autmated and funny review of 2019 for my WordPress blog and then nothing happened. No email with funny comparisons about the posts I wrote, the most engaging followers or the amount of typed letters. What a shame… So I guess I need to write a review of my 2019 blogging experience myself.

Taking a look at my statistics the best part is that I do have 133 brave and loyal followers. Thank you guys, that really means a lot to me. I cherish each and every one and am always happy about your likes to my posts which I usually return.

In 2019, I have received 42 comments from you, thank you!

The top 3 posts with the most views are:

  1. German: Was ist Brutto-Content auf Facebook?
  2. How to sell your Zazzle designs on Amazon? (older blog post from 2013)
  3. Amazon Sellers are copying your Designs from Society6! #scam (updated)

It shows that my blog posts with content get the most views. Who would have guessed? *irony off* I hope I can produce more of those helpful article style blog posts. They are time consuming to write 😦

I had 908 people stopping by from Google after a search, that’s a lot for a small blog like mine. Most weird search terms that lead people to my blog are:

  • what can i print.fordecember on the t-shirt
  • happy birthday new digaining

Top views by country are USA, Germany and UK. Almost all German visitors where looking for information about the “brutto content thing” on Facebook which is still rather confusing for us Germans.

Top 3 outgoing link clicks referred people to Zazzle (US and DE), Facebook and Amazon US. No surprises there…

 

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