How to Find Trends for 2018 to Make Zazzle Best Selling Products

How to Find Trends for 2018 to Make Zazzle Best Selling Products Article by Elke Clarke Top Seller on Zazzle

Have you ever wondered how you could make a top selling product on Zazzle? Do you want to have a best seller on Zazzle this year? The best way to start is by using the predicted trends for 2018 in your niche to determine your designs and what products to sell. By focusing on the popular trends some of your guesswork and frustration is taken out of deciding what products and designs to post for sale in your Zazzle store. This will help you feel like you are on the right track deciding what you should focus on. After all, you want your efforts on Zazzle to pay off. If a trend is popular, your trending products will get more views and sales, and could possibly lead you to having a top seller on Zazzle. Keep reading because in this article I show you where you can find the trends for 2018 and how you can take advantage of them.

How to Find Trends for 2018 to Make Zazzle Best Selling Products

How to Find Trends for 2018 to Make Zazzle Best Selling Products Article by Elke Clarke Top Seller on Zazzle

How to Find Trends for 2018 to Make Zazzle Best Selling Products Article by Elke Clarke Top Seller on Zazzle

Do you ever wonder how best selling products on Zazzle become top sellers? Simple. Zazzle designers did their research and provided a design with trending elements, like style, color, design, in a popular niche on a desired product.

That’s it!

If they can do it, you can do this too.

But how do these Zazzle designers know what was popular before it was popular?

At this point you probably feel behind and think you can’t catch up…right? After all, you are seeing the best selling product now on the best seller list on the Zazzle homepage. How can you compete? The answer is…the same way the Zazzle designers got their products on the list. Then you can start taking advantage of these opportunities too. These designers worked on their designs months ago when they did all their research, made the designs, posted them for sale with the right titles and tags and THEN were fortunate enough to have it these products start selling, and selling and selling until they became best sellers.

It is not rocket science. It just takes planning and taking control of your strategy for when and what you post for sale in your Zazzle store.

So let’s get started.

Places to look for popular trends of 2018.

  1. Google Searches using keywords for your Niche
  2. Social Media Posts in your Niche (Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook)
  3. Physical Brand Name Stores that sell products in your Niche
  4. Online Brand Name Stores that sell products in your Niche
  5. Google Trends (https://trends.google.com/trends/)
  6. Public Forums of interest groups specific to your Niche
  7. Trade Magazines
  8. Friends and Family

 

Niche specific Popular Trends for 2018

  1. 2018 Wedding Trends – Wedding Wire is just one of the sites you can use to look for wedding trends. Make your search specific for what you are looking for and many different blog posts will come up to help you with your research. This Wedding Wire article (link) in particular is a great place to start for wedding trends of 2018.
  2. 2018 Home Décor Trends – HGTV is one of many sites that are at the forefront of popular home decor. If that is your niche this article from HGTV (link) is super informative.
  3. 2018 Graphic Design Trends – In the art and graphic design world Creative Bloq is a a great resource. Luckily they have done the work for you in this article (link) in making predictions about graphic design trends for 2018.
  4. 2018 Color Trends – Pantone has dominated the industry as being the trend setter of the “Color of the Year”. They have a main color, which this year is Ultra Violet and also set out a color palette that coordinate with this main color of the year. The color trends set by Pantone are prominent in the wedding, home decor and fashion industry niches. If you are designing in any of these you should definitely investigate this more.

Trends in 2018 for News and Events

Because of copyright laws some news and events happening in the public can not be used to create your own Zazzle products but you can certainly promote the Brands who have partnered with Zazzle. But when possible take advantage of news and events which are comping up in the coming year.

CNN and other news agencies will provide valuable information on upcoming events. This article from CNN (link) provides you with a big list of events which will dominate (and therefore be popular) in 2018. The Winter Olympics PyeongChang, South Korea, for two weeks in February, a British Royal Wedding, British Royal Baby, Midterm US Elections, a lunar eclipse on January 31st., the Tesla truck, a moon landing and more. 2018 will also mark the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1968.

I caution you to check out all copyright restrictions set forth by each organization or institution. It is easy enough to go the official websites for each or google copyright guidelines.

2018 Movies and Theatre for Brand Name Promotion to Earn Zazzle Referral Income

2018 will also be a block buster year for movies, theater, TV shows and books. Again, I caution you about copyright but Zazzle has licenses with brand names like Marvel, Disney etc. so all you have to do is promote and earn 15% referral fees. It won’t get you on the Zazzle top seller list but earning money from a trend using Zazzle’s affiliate (or as they call it “associate”) program makes perfect sense as a way to profit from the trends in 2018.

Create your own Zazzle Best Seller in 2018

Now you have the tools to go and search out the trends in the niches you are focusing on in your store. Make sure you remember to be true to your design skills and brand. You do not have to make wedding invitations to have a top seller on Zazzle.

You can create your own Zazzle best seller by building your brand and following on your blog, YouTube Channel or Facebook page.

As an example I want you to learn about Jenny Lawson otherwise know as The Blogess. She started out with a blog, but has since grown her reach to include books etc. From early on she had a Zazzle store and made products that connected to what she wrote about in her blog. Her products which are NOT mainstream are still regularly on the Zazzle Best Seller List because she has made them popular through her blog and brand.

What will be your Zazzle best seller in 2018?

I love it when you leave comments. Post what best sellers you have had.  Plus tell me,what niches you are going to have your 2018 best seller on Zazzle.

 

Feeling Overwhelmed Still?

I did a Facebook Live Q&A video explaining more tips on how to stay positive and how to avoid feeling overwhelmed when posting products for sale on Zazzle. Click on the link below to watch the video. I would love to hear your thoughts, so comment on it and we can chat about your experiences!

 

 

Leave your comments below. I can’t wait to have a great conversation with you.

 

Love, Elke

 

P.S.

Our ‘Buddies Help Each Other Out’ Promo is extended until Friday, January 26, 2018! If you do not have a buddy, do not worry. We will set you up with one!

2 Comments

  • Claire

    January 25, 2018

    Thanks, Elke! This is very helpful. 🙂

  • admin

    admin

    January 30, 2018

    I am glad that the article helped you Claire!

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