1 Million Dollars Zazzle Lifetime Earnings – My 2017 Personal Goal

1 Million Dollars Zazzle Lifetime Earnings - My 2017 Personal Goal

My personal goal for 2017 is to surpass 1 million dollars US in lifetime earnings through my online Zazzle stores. What blows my mind is that it is achievable! What is your Zazzle earnings goal for 2017?

1 Million Dollars Zazzle Lifetime Earnings – My Personal 2017 Goal

1 Million Dollars Zazzle Lifetime Earnings - My 2017 Personal Goal

1 Million Dollars Zazzle Lifetime Earnings – My 2017 Personal Goal

For the past 5 years, I have consistently earned a six figure yearly income from selling my graphic designs, photos and artwork through my online Zazzle stores. Adding up the numbers from 2007, when I started on Zazzle, up to the end of 2016, I have already earned over $850 K US in lifetime earnings (see chart below). Based on past performance my lifetime earnings estimate for 2017 is 1 Million dollars US.

My Zazzle Earnings from 2007 to 2016 to show Lifetime Earnings

My Lifetime Zazzle Earnings from 2007 to 2016 have reached over $850,000 US.

Set Your Zazzle Lifetime Earnings 2017 Goal Inorder to Achieve It.

If you do not set a goal, it will not happen.

I always set a stretch goal for my Zazzle earnings number at the beginning of the year. I can then aim towards achieving it as the year progresses.

Use the lifetime earnings as a number to achieve because it seems a more significant goal than saying I want to earn so much this year or so much per month.

Also, it is easy to monitor your progress if you use “Lifetime Earnings” as your set number. Every time you log into your account you can go to your “Earnings Summary” page and check your number under “Cleared Earnings” against your target number.

I put my number on a sticky note and have it close to my computer, where I see it every day to remind me of my goal.

What Is Your Personal Zazzle Lifetime Earnings Goal for 2017?

To set your earnings goal for 2017, make sure it is a stretch goal, but not so high that you know in your heart you won’t achieve it. I always assumed about a 20 to 30% increase from the previous year as long as I put in more effort than I did in the past. If you don’t put any effort in, like I did over the past 18 months, expect a decrease in your overall revenue by at least 20 to 30% or more.

Once you have decided your goal, write it down somewhere where you will see it daily. Write the words in long hand.

“By December 31, 2017, I will achieve XXX lifetime earnings from Zazzle.”

Or, incorporate the number into your Zazzle password. Make it your screensaver. Put it on a sticky note on your memo board or calendar or “wish board”.

The main thing is to “see” your earnings goal daily. You must be reminded frequently of what you want to achieve. It is proven that, even if you don’t quite know HOW to achieve your goal, if you write it down and revisit it often, then things will fall into place to help you reach your goal.

Some people feel this has to do with positive energy, motivation, or your subconscious just helping you along to achieve the goal you set. Irrespective of how it works, specific goal setting has always been a practice I have used with great success.

Make Plans and Take Action to Achieve Your 2017 Zazzle Lifetime Earnings Goal

Here are some of the “plans of action”, which I will use (and you can too) this year to achieve my Zazzle lifetime earnings goal for 2017.

  1. Add existing popular designs (which have sold) to new products Zazzle adds to their product line, if the design is appropriate
  2. Capitalize on cross-selling, which means creating matching products for items that have sold. If you sold party hats with a design, add it to paper plates, party favor bags and table clothes etc
  3. Delete old never viewed, never sold products
  4. Improve titles and tags on existing products
  5. Find new trending niches and create designs specific for these niches
  6. Promote more externally on social media, blogs and websites
  7. Increase the zRank score by completing store requirements
  8. Try new things like learning how to use a graphics program or a new feature in the graphics program
  9. Take some old designs and update them so they look fresh and exciting
  10. Keep making products and share on social media consistently, at least once every 2 weeks to keep your store fresh and active.

My Zazzle lifetime earnings goal of 1 million dollars US will become a reality by the end of 2017.

I wish you success in achieving your Zazzle lifetime earnings goal for 2017.

You can do it!

 

10 Comments

  • Mary Wickison

    January 11, 2017

    That is an exciting goal and I wish you the best of luck to achieve it. You are an inspiration to the rest of us.
    Excellent advice about how to keep on target and what to do to keeping pushing forward.

  • Leona Hussey

    January 11, 2017

    I’ve tried this method before, with no success. I was given some advice years ago by a business advisor, “Throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick”. Though it was not the advice I wanted to hear, it has certainly seemed to be the method that works for me. Of course I research markets, trends etc. But it does always seem to come down to putting my work out there and seeing what connects with people.

    Best of luck in 2017. I can see you surpassing $1M!

  • Kimberly

    January 11, 2017

    That is really impressive. The small bookstore I work in has reached its lifetime goal of 1 million dollars, but it took quite a bit longer. My goal for this year is to remain working at the bookstore because I love it, and my boss is the kindest person ever! However, in order to remain working at the bookstore (I recently quit a second 14 year long job of delivering newspapers every morning from 2-6am) I need to earn additional money through my Zazzle endeavors. Ultimately, I want to earn enough so that when I can no longer work at the bookstore (my boss is 78 and has said he would leave the book business feet first), I can make my living with Zazzle. If I have to put a number out there for this year’s goal, I will say $5000.00 which will pay off my PayPal account and leave a couple thousand dollars to sweeten the deal….

  • Raphaela

    January 11, 2017

    Thanks for the inspiration Elke! 🙂 On your second year of being on Zazzle, how many products would you say you had up by then??

    I’d like to set attainable goals for myself and am trying to get a clearer picture of just how many quality products I need to try and get up to make a significant difference in my earnings for the year… Thanks!!

  • Nelle Hoxie

    January 11, 2017

    After taking your course over the holidays, I set my Zazzle income goals at at least $1,000 a month. After selecting a few niches, I subscribed to some magazines that focus on those niches to keep up on the latest trends. I will also be going to some trade shows.

    Last fall I began reading Marc Allen’s book “The Millionaire Course”. As a result, I spend 30 minutes every morning reviewing my goals. That’s actually why I took your course. One of my goals was to learn more about success on Zazzle.

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    admin

    January 14, 2017

    Hi Mary. Thank you for taking the time to post. I wish you success in achieving your own Zazzle earnings goals for 2017. Elke

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    admin

    January 14, 2017

    Thank you, Leona. I hope you have also set a goal for yourself. I am assuming “this method” means “goal setting”?. In my article I do NOT in anyway suggest the “mudslinging” advice you received. I do think you need to try many avenues until you find your sweet spot. It is how you deal with your results that you see, which makes a big impact on your sales goal. I know you can achieve more if you put your mind to it. Elke

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    admin

    January 14, 2017

    Thank you for your comment, Kimberly. $5000 is an achievable Zazzle earnings goal. I know you can do it. Elke

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    admin

    January 14, 2017

    Thank you for your comment, Raphaela. I definitely had a few hundred products in my second year, but were they “quality” products? Probably not. I learned by trial and error and it took a while to see sales. Also, 9 years ago Zazzle had less than a third of the product offerings it has today, with a much smaller internet reach. So what it took to make a sale back then is much easier to do now.

    I think a better way to answer your question is to do the math. If you sell a t-shirt at $2 royalty, you will have to sell 500 in the year to make $1000 in royalties. Figure out what is selling in your store and project based on your monthly sales numbers of that item. Then look at some other products you can sell the design on and check out their royalties. You can go from there to decide what you should have in your inventory to achieve your earnings goal.

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    admin

    January 14, 2017

    That is awesome, Nelle. You are definitely on the right track and sound so positive (which is a huge part of the battle). I wish you great success. Thank you for taking my “7 Days to Success with Elke Clarke Course”.

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