Category: Random and Anything Else


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…

 

It’s finally here, after almost one year of uploading to and selling on Amazon Merch, my first ever customer review and it is a blasting 5 stars review! I am beyond happy to see it!

Amazon Customer Review of PopSocket

It’s for one of my PopSockets that keep selling on a regular basis. I hope this review will push sales upwards!

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline - PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Rainy Day in NYC faux water droplets and Skyline – PopSockets Grip and Stand for Phones and Tablets

Being a working mum with two lovely mini-mes has drastically limited my screen time. Four years ago, I had almost endless hours free time to create new items on a vast variety on print on demand websites. But it changed after the first pregnancy. I once considered myself the leading artist for digital artwork around the Santa Monica Pier with a broad selection of unique travel souvenirs. And BAM, I have been overpassed by now.

So I need to get back into the saddle, uppload new designs, promote my Santa Monica Pier gift ideas like crazy and slowly increase my sales.

In case you would like to help me promoting them free on Pinterest, maybe you’d like to check them out in my Santa Monica Pier Travel Souvenir Board?

Of check out these items directly:

Funky Pixels Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles - PopSocket

Funky Pixels Santa Monica Pier in Los Angeles – PopSocket on Amazon.com

Santa Monica Pier digital Artwork by Christine aka stine1 on OhMyPrints

Santa Monica Pier digital Artwork by Christine aka stine1 on OhMyPrints

Recent Zizzling Zazzle Blog Post:

New Design: Stained Glass Santa Monica Pier

Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Santa Monica Pier Wall Tapestry by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

So, what are you concentrating on at the moment?

 

Today (April 17) is World Hemophilia Day. It’s supposed to raise awareness of the “not as rare as you might think” hemophilia A genetic decifiency which results in bleeding. It affects males and there is no real cure yet. You can (and should) fight to remain living an active lifestyle, do not let this genetic disorder hinder you in what you can and want to do!

I have created a simple text based design to help raise awareness. I am too late for this year, but maybe someone will buy it for World Hemophilia Day 2020 🙂

Hemophilia can't stop me! Kid's T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Redbubble

Hemophilia can’t stop me! Kid’s T-Shirt by Christine aka stine1 on Redbubble

Hemophilia can't stop me! T-Shirt for Factor VIII Fighters by Christine aka stine1 on Amazon US

Hemophilia can’t stop me! T-Shirt for Factor VIII Fighters by Christine aka stine1 on Amazon US

Find the same shirt on Amazon UK here

Hemophilia can't stop me! World Hemophilia Day Awareness Unisex Tank Top by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Hemophilia can’t stop me! World Hemophilia Day Awareness Unisex Tank Top by Christine aka stine1 on Society6

Zazzle, Spreadshirt and Cafepress Designs to follow – will add them later 🙂

Artsadd is one of many print on demand websites and when I had created my account in 2016 I was hoping for the best. After a few disappointments regarding sales at CowCow, ForUDesign, Design by Humans and Live Hero, I would have needed a successful new website to sell my designs. After all, sales on Zazzle, Cafepress and Society6 seem to decline from year to year.

So I put all hopes into Artsadd and created thousands of products – one by one since there is no mass designer tool. The prices were and are great, free shipping worldwide must be nice for customers and I had even ordered some of my products myself. But it did not help in the long run. It tool me TWO YEARS to reach the cashout limit of $100 for weeks and weeks of uploading, creating and sharing online. NOT worth my time!

I think the worst thing they could do is to hide the search bar for potential customers. Even I have to search for the search bar although I do know the website well. How should a customer find a product or design for a certain topic?

I have stopped to design new products in 2018 and guess what? I only had one sale in 2018 – one sale in one year!

Nope, not worth my time anymore. I will not delete my products but I doubt I will EVER make any more sales and I will probably never ever reach the $100 again…

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