I’ve started two Zazzle stores and have more stores in the works!
What’s Zazzle? you might be asking. Good question!
According to Wikipedia,
Zazzle is an American online marketplace that allows designers and customers to create their own products with independent manufacturers (clothing, posters, etc.), as well as use images from participating companies.
Zazzle.com offers digital printing, and embroidered decoration on their retail apparel items, as well as other personalization techniques and items.
This is how it works for me. I upload one of my photos or an image in the public domain to the Zazzle website. Then I can adjust the size of the image plus add text, backgrounds, or other improvements. I can add the image (and text if I like) to postcards, note cards, shirts, tote bags, magnets, notebooks, luggage tags, caps, water bottles, buttons, and lots of other things. Here’s an example of merchandise I have for sale in the Stop Hate Collection in my BlaizinSunCreations store, all featuring a photo I took of a stop sign in Northern New Mexico.
The plus side for me is that I don’t have to pay for and stock all this merchandise. When an item sells, I get a (small) royalty, and Zazzle does all the work.
My second store is called Postcard_Emporium, and it’s focus is on (I bet you already guessed!) postcards. I’ve designed a lot of postcards using my own photos as well as images in the public domain.
If you’re looking for Rubber Tramp Artist Merchandise, I have a few items in a collection dedicated to my logo and quotes. I’ll be adding more soon.
I’ve got plans for other stores too, including one especially for vandwellers, rubber tramps, nomads, boondockers, RVers, campers, vagabonds, and travelers of all kinds. I also want to open stores dedicated to the sights of Arizona and New Mexico. I’ll be sure to let you know when those stores are ready for you to browse.
In the meantime, I’d love for you to take a look at all the great items I currently have for sale. If you feel like buying things, that would be fantastic too.
I took the photos in this post. The Rubber Tramp Artist logo was designed by the late Samantha Adelle.
These are great! There are a couple more places that you can upload your work: Redbubble and Society6, both fairly user friendly! Good luck!
Thanks for the info. I’ve been told about Redbubble, although the friend who has an account there says she’s made very little money (like under $5) from it. I haven’t heard of Society 6. I’ll look into both of those sites once I get a lot more done with Zazzle.
They are both easier to use than Zazzle, unless Zazzle changed their uploading system. It’s hard to predict how much money you will make on any of these sites, but you have to tag them well to be found in the first place. Good luck!
Love it! I can’t decide what to get first….I know it’s gonna come from the Stop Hate collection…
Thanks for your support, Sarah. I appreciate it.