Now is the time to post back to school items in your Zazzle store if you want to make money online. School may be the furthest thing from your mind right now as you enjoy your summer holidays. But marketers are already preparing for September, and you should too. Make sure your back to school Zazzle products are available NOW to be found in Google searches and used in Zazzle marketing promotions. Spend a few hours on your laptop by the pool and create back to school products in your Zazzle store, so you will see sales in September! Keep reading, to get my 10 design tips and learn what back to school products to post for sale in your Zazzle store to earn money.
Sell Back to School Items On Zazzle to Earn Money
Zazzle is no longer just a t-shirt company. Instead, Zazzle offers you as the designer and seller, a huge inventory of unique products to sell in your Zazzle store. Take this opportunity to increase your product line to include new items and different designs. The designs you add to your products will be the reason your items sell. Do your research and then post products for sale that provide what is in demand for the back to school season. Check out the my design tips below and download the free checklist.
Design Tip #1: Use Customization Templates to Clinch the Sale
Add designs which can be customized with people’s names or initials, or photos. Make sure you have set the templates up correctly so that a customer can easily add their name, monogram or own photo from any device.
If a customer gets frustrated because they don’t know how to add their information, you will loose the sale.
Design Tip #2: Research Popular Design Trends to Ensure Sales
Use Google searches, Pinterest and Instagram to find trends in popular design and color styles for the upcoming school season. What color combinations are popular? What pattern styles are in vogue? Is glitter and foil in or out this season? If you are not sure, design a few products with each current popular trend to cover a wider market.
Even if you post back to school products for sale, like backpacks, but do not add a popular design in the right colors, you will not make any sales.
Design Tip #3: Make Matching Products to Earn More Money from One Customer
People love matching items. If they want to buy your backpack with a flower pattern, they can also buy the matching lunch box, pencil case, pencils, notebooks and binders! Imagine the difference in your earnings, if you sold 10 items to one customer rather than just 1 item.
Make sure you add these products to a collection so that a customer can easily find your matching products.
Design Tip #4: Create a Store Category for your Back to School Products
Create a category for your back to school products and add an image icon to the category so that it shows up in your storefront. You want people to find your back to school products easily when they come to your Zazzle store.
Design Tip #5: Posting for Sale – Choose The Correct Zazzle Category
If your products can not be found by customers, they will not sell, even if your design is amazing! So place the product in the right Zazzle Category when posting your product for sale
On the “Post Product for Sale”
“Categories / Events and Occasions (Select)”
“Other” / “Everyday Events” / “School Events”
Design Tip #6: Posting for Sale – Choose the Correct Recipient
For the “Recipients” you have more options based on what the product and design are actually for. So be specific on some or general on other products to cover a wide range of possible customers based on the nature of your design. Below are some examples of possible options. Use the ones that best suit your designs.
Choose Options such as….
“For Kids” / “Any Child” or “Boy” or “Girl” or “Teen Girl or “Teen Boy”
“For Them” / “Children”
“For Anyone” / “For Teacher”
Design Tip #7: Make Products for Teachers and Dorm Rooms
Don’t forget to think beyond products for back to school kids. Remember to design products for teachers and school volunteers. You can make gifts that parents and kids can give their favorite teachers and volunteers. Also, teachers and volunteers will want to buy things for themselves!
Design home decor items for college dorm rooms! Posters with motivational sayings, bedsheets, pillows, bath sets, shower curtains, bath mats and more!!! Zazzle has all of these products for you to design on. So increase your product inventory.
Design Tip #8: Make Product Types Being Promoted on the Zazzle “Back to School Page”
With all those product choices, what products should you start with to make for back to school? The best way to know what will be popular and promoted by Zazzle is to go to the Zazzle back to school landing page (click on this link)
This landing page contains a wealth of information that you can use to learn what product types to focus on.
To start, post the following product types for sale in your store: backpacks, binders, note books, water bottles, pencils, pens, pencil cases, clip boards, stickers, Post-it notes and rulers. Then broaden your inventory with clothing and home decor.
Design Tip #9: Promote Official Product from Colleges, Sororities and Fraternities to Affiliate Income
The logos and names and colors of colleges, sororities and fraternities are all copyrighted, so you can not make products for sale in your store. You can however promote these items on your external website and social media accounts, like Pinterest, Instagram, FaceBook and Twitter.
Log into your external social media account. While being logged in on your Zazzle account, find a product or collection you want to promote. Then use the Zazzle promotion buttons for each social media option to post it.
Your Zazzle referral code is already attached but if you want to add a tracking code then add “&tc= whatweveryouwanthere” to the end of the link. You can add the date and some information to help you figure out what worked to earn the referral. It can be as long as you want but stick to “numbers” and “letters” and “no spaces”.
Design Tip #10: Promote Officially Licensed Products and Earn Referral Income
Do you want to make 15% referral income just by promoting top selling world wide brands like Disney, Sesame Street, Dr. Suess, Nickelodeon, Marvel Comics, DC Comics? Promote products from popular movies like Pirates of the Caribbean, Cars 3, Captain Underpants, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Trolls, Beauty and The Beast and Guardians of the Galaxy. Click on this link to get the complete list.
Promote back to school products with super heroes like Suicide Squad, Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Marvel Comics, Deadpool, Transformers, Harry Potter, Looney Tunes, Outlander, Orphan Black and so many more!!! You can find awesome super hero products to promote through this link.
Download your free checklist here
What You Have Learned:
- Back to School products can be a lucrative opportunity to make money online with Zazzle
- The time to post back to school products for sale is now in July
- Elke Clarke, top earner on Zazzle (Diamond ProDesigner) has provided you with 10 design tips to help you make money online selling back to school items on Zazzle
- You can earn royalty income selling Zazzle products
- Earn 15% promoting Zazzle products with logos and names of popular colleges, sororities and fraternities.
- Take advantage of Zazzle’s partnership with famous world wide brands to earn referral (affiliate income) promoting products from popular movies, TV shows, comics and more.
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