3 Ways to Make Money Online with Zazzle

3 Ways to make money online with Zazzle

Whether you are creative or not, you can use Zazzle to earn money online. My name is Elke Clarke, and I am going to show you 3 ways to make money online using Zazzle. I have been consistently earning a 6 figure annual income and have sold over $6 million worth of products through my Zazzle stores. I am a Zazzle Diamond ProDesigner, and have earned over $700,000 in 7 years through Zazzle.

 

What is Zazzle?

Zazzle is an online marketplace where customers can shop for unique items from big name brands, artists and independent designers. Select items can also be personalized or customized further to create unique one of a kind products specifically suited to the needs of each customer.

Zazzle’s Mission is to “Enable every custom, on-demand product in the world on our platform.”

 

How does a customer use Zazzle?

A customer starts with a virtual product they have found on Zazzle and then they use the editing tools to customize it in real-time. The customer can see the changes on the screen immediately. Once the item looks they way the customer wants it, they order it and then and only then is item produced by Zazzle.

Zazzle has a great selection and 100% guarantee

Zazzle carries over 551 brands, which you can customize from scratch or use design templates from over 619,000 designers. Products available for purchase include clothing and accessories, cards and postage, business products, phone cases, items for your home and pets, craft supplies and more.

There is something for everyone with billions of designs to choose from, including name brands such as Disney and Marvel. Zazzle products are high quality and backed by a 100% satisfaction guarantee.

The Zazzle.com Home Page changes daily showcasing different categories, products and featured designers and brands.

The Zazzle.com Home Page changes daily showcasing different categories, products and featured designers and brands.

3 Ways to Make Money Online with Zazzle

  1. Earn a referral commission if a customer purchases any product from Zazzle via your promotional efforts
  2. Earn a royalty when your Zazzle product sells
  3. Earn both a royalty and referral from selling and promoting your own Zazzle products

 

How to get started on Zazzle

Sign up using a single user account to obtain access to all three ways to make money online on Zazzle. Creating your account only takes a few minutes. You just need to provide your name and an e-mail address.

Use the easy to use Zazzle Account Dashboard to create a store, mange your settings, products and images.

Use the easy to use Zazzle Account Dashboard to create a store, mange your settings, products and images.

 

Once you have signed in, you will gain access to your easy to use account dashboard (see above). From here you can open a store, manage your payment and profile settings, access the products you create and more.

Under the associates tab you will also find your unique Associate ID number. You will need this to earn referrals.

 

1. Earn 15%+ by referring customers to Zazzle

Are you good at promoting? If you said “Yes” then you can make money online by referring customers to Zazzle. Through Zazzle’s Associates Program (their affiliate program), you will earn 15% for every sale that you refer, plus you can earn up to an additional 17% through a volume bonus program, depending on your monthly referral totals.

Referral links are made up of any URL on the Zazzle website (like to a store or a specific product or any page on Zazzle like the Zazzle home page) appended with your Associates ID number at the end. Details on how to add the code correctly are found on the Associates tab in your account dashboard and in the Zazzle Link Building Guide.

The customer refund rate is less than 1%. The cookie lasts for 45 days and minimum payout is $50 by check or PayPal.

Zazzle also provides banner ads and other useful tools to help you with your promotional efforts.

Build links to Zazzle and earn at least 15% of any sale generated from a referral

Build links to Zazzle and earn at least 15% of any sale generated from a referral

 

2. Earn 5 to 99% royalty by selling your Zazzle virtual products with minimal costs to you

What makes Zazzle extremely lucrative is that you can set your own royalty between 5% to 99%. There is a set base price for certain type of product and then your chosen royalty gets added on top of that to create the sale price.

For example, the base price for a white value t-shirt is $14.95. By setting the royalty rate at 10%, the retail price for your product listed on Zazzle will be $16.61, earning you a royalty of $1.66.

Consider the high costs of starting up and maintaining a physical store and product inventory. If designers sell through Zazzle, they don’t have to worry about these costs. Zazzle not only provides the products and a virtual store but also takes care of marketing, fulfillment, customer billing, shipping and customer service.

As a designer all you have to do is add your design to the digital products. You also can benefit from an existing brand with a growing international customer base (“millions of customers across 17 sites”).

Open Your Online Zazzle Store for Free

Opening a Zazzle store is free and since the products only exist virtually until a customer makes a purchase, there is no limit to the number of products you can sell or showcase in your store. Your products can also be found in the general Zazzle marketplace when a customer does a keyword search.

For example, take a look at my “E.P. Clarke Designs” storefront (below). This store specializes in items you can personalize with an emphasis on weddings and special occasions.

Earn royalty income from the sale of your products in your Zazzle store

Earn royalty income from the sale of your products in your Zazzle store

 

This store has over 4800 products available for sale. Customers can search for products in the store using key words, or by departments (product types) or by the store sections you can set up (like I did for “Wedding” “Baby” and “Holiday” as shown).

Customers can also find your products through a key word search starting from the Zazzle home page (Zazzle Marketplace search) or through a Google text or image search.

 

3. Earn a royalty + referral – refer and sell your own Zazzle products

I have shown you 2 ways to make money online with Zazzle, but there is more! Zazzle let’s you double up on your efforts by paying you to refer your own Zazzle products.

Earn extra money by referring customers who buy your own Zazzle products. In addition to your royalty earnings, you would earn 15% as a referral commission plus a volume bonus payout (up to 17% per sale) based on your monthly referral results. It’s a win-win situation.

You can build a link using the Zazzle URL to your store or to one of your products plus your User ID (see the associate tab in your account dashboard for instructions) or Zazzle Referral Link Building Guide. Share the links via social media such as Pinterest, Facebook or external websites and blogs.

Zazzle can build your link for you when sharing a product via email or on social media sites such as Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Wanelo and Tumblr. You just need to be logged in on both Zazzle and your social media account. Then click the convenient share buttons on the left side of the product image (see below) that you want to share.

It is so easy!

Zazzle makes it easy to build and share links to earn referrals. Use the icons on the left of each product to easily generate the referral link to share by email and social media sites.

Zazzle makes it easy to build and share links to earn referrals. Use the icons on the left of each product to easily generate the referral link to share by email and social media sites.

 

Zazzle Star Feature (Update February 2017 – Zazzle has phased out this feature)

A second way to promote your store and earn a referral is through the “Zazzle Star” feature. Just add an asterix (*) after your store URL ie “zazzle.com/username*” to create a user-friendly referral link. You can use the Zazzle Star feature to promote your store and brand online via email, text message or in a hyperlink. It is also extremely useful on printed items like business cards and promotional items, providing you with offline opportunities to earn referral income.

Use the Zazzle Star Feature to create a referral link for your store url. "www.zazzle.com/username*"

Use the Zazzle Star Feature to create a referral link for your store url. “www.zazzle.com/username*”

 

Do you want to make money on Zazzle?

You can start today. It is free. It only takes a few minutes to open a store and make your first product.

Since their start in 2005, Zazzle has continually grown and improved their business. This provides a great opportunity for you to make money online using Zazzle’s royalty and referral options.

Zazzle is becoming well known to both customers and entrepreneurs alike. There was even a recent article about making money on Zazzle by Michael Kwan on John Chow’s blog at JohnChow.com. Click here to read the article .

The blog that John Chow writes is all about ways to make money online to achieve the “Dot Com Lifestyle”.

I am proof that you can earn a 6 figure annual income online using Zazzle (get all the details here).

I am living the Dot Com Lifestyle because I make money online using Zazzle.

Elke Clarke's Zazzle Earnings using the 3 ways to make money online with Zazzle. Continual growth in yearly earnings between 2007 to 2014 to a consistent 6 figure annual income.

Elke Clarke’s Zazzle Earnings using the 3 ways to make money online with Zazzle. Continual growth in yearly earnings between 2007 to 2014 to a consistent 6 figure annual income.

Download My Free eBook

Download my new free e-book: 10 Insider Tips On How To Make Money On Zazzle. I have decided to share some of the ideas, inspirations and general business strategies that have led to my success on Zazzle.

In this e-book, you will gain insights on why I think that Zazzle is such a great business opportunity for making money online, some free tools to help you get started with designing your first products, and some inspirational thoughts and quotes that keep me motivated.

It is a quick read and I would love to get your feedback. Please send me your comments.

What else do YOU want to learn?

I am working on a online course and would love to include topics which you would find valuable to allow you to be successful earning money using Zazzle.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Elke

 

Download this free eBook. Zazzle Diamond ProSeller, Elke Clarke, shares 10 Insider Tips on How to Make Money on Zazzle.

Download this free eBook. Zazzle Diamond ProSeller, Elke Clarke, shares 10 Insider Tips on How to Make Money on Zazzle.

6 Comments

  • Mark

    July 2, 2015

    15% commission?! Count me in! I hadn’t even heard of Zazzle before now but I’m definitely gonna have to check it out.

  • Winson

    January 6, 2016

    Dear Elke,

    Thanks for the awesome well written article about Zazzle. Also, your success is a huge inspiration for me. I’m going to read more information about Zazzle and might soon have a kick start with it.

    Before that, I have a simple question here:-

    Is Zazzle allows designers to open up more than 1 different niche’s stores or?

    Thanks again, all the best for you and your loved ones.

    Regards,
    Winson.

  • admin

    admin

    February 2, 2016

    Hi Winson, Thank you for your comment. Yes you can open as many stores as you wish. Best of Luck. Elke

  • Anne

    April 6, 2016

    I recently added new products to my Zazzle store, but most of them are not appearing in the public view of my store. I did an Internet search and saw that many people have had the same complaints since at least February of 2016. (I’m leaving this comment on April 06, 2016.)

    I contacted Zazzle about the problem, and got their form letter reply stating, “Our technical team is aware of the issue, and they are currently working on a solution. This issue should be remedied as soon as possible.” Others received that same reply back in February, and their stores are still not showing the products that they added.

    I have about 250 products, yet only 180 or so are showing. Major disappointment after the time it took me to add my new products. CafePress might be a better alternative.

  • admin

    admin

    April 14, 2016

    Hi Anne. You were given a reply from Zazzle, so I think it would be prudent to wait for them to fix the issue. I do not appreciate you using my site to complain. I do not work for Zazzle. I am a designer. I have been building my stores since 2007. I have lived through many issues, the least of which is a few products not showing up. I have still become one of the 10 selling designers of all time, earning over $750,000 US since starting on Zazzle in 2007. If I can do it anyone can. One thing I have learned is not to waste my time complaining about something and right away mentioning the competition as an alternative. I would suggest using your energy and time to continue to work on positive ways to work around the problem for now. If it can be fixed, I know the engineers at Zazzle will be working on the solution. Be patient and flexible. Zazzle is after all an awesome site for you to build an online business and make money with no inventory, no marketing, and no investment on your part except your time and internet cost. It is an awesome business model.

  • Carmen

    July 20, 2016

    Hi, thank you for the informative article. I have 2 questions. 1. Do you know if there is a minimum sale requirement on products? In example, if I create a design, but only a few sell, does this impact the sales? Or do they “make the design” no matter how many sell. Also, is there a restriction on selling specific items, in example, if I create a design for a specific fundraiser?

    Thanks so much!

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