How To Make Money on Zazzle

by lou16

Do you want to know how to make money on Zazzle? Well there's actually 2 ways to do this, let me take you through these two ways step by step.

I Make Money on Zazzle!

Let's Find Out How

Zazzle is what is referred to as a print on demand company or POD and you can make money using Zazzle in two different ways.   Basically you earn money on Royalties and on Referrals.

Royalties is the money that you get when you make a product that someone buys from you.

Referrals is the money that you get when you refer a product to someone and they buy it - like a sales commission.

On a personal level I make money off of both royalties and referrals, but my earnings from referrals are by far the largest part of my monthly payment so let's look at how you can make money on Zazzle from referrals in more detail.


Do You Make Money With Zazzle?

Make Money With Referrals

Zazzle's Associate Program

When you join Zazzle you automatically become what is known as an associate which means that you can promote anyone's Zazzle products and get paid for it.   The first important thing to note is that you need to make sure you're signed in when you get the link so that your special associate code is imbedded automatically for you.

Let's imagine that you've found a product that you like and you want to promote - what do you do?

First click on the product and it will take you to a page like this -

How to get the Zazzle referral code part one


As you can see you simply click on the word that says link and then you will be taken to the following screen -

How to get the Zazzle referral code part 2

As you can see you click on option two to get the HTML code needed to paste the product somewhere for you to sell.

The next question is where can you promote these Zazzle products?

There are lots of places where you can try and promote these Zazzle products and they include on your own website, on your blog or on platforms such as Wizzley (the page you're reading now) and Squidoo.   Basically anywhere where you can post your HTML code.

Personally I have found my best Zazzle sales (to date) have come from Squidoo where I have written webpages on different products that Zazzle offers such as iPhone cases in order to sell them.   Squidoo is no more unfortunately so I need to increase referrals elsewhere :(.

Blogs can be another place where you can make some good sales, one of my blogs is on t-shirts and so I often use this blog to promote Zazzle products such as this post on Alligator Tees.

The webpage you're reading right now is a new platform for users to write about things that they know about and sell things as well.   It's called Wizzley and if you join you can make a webpage like this complete with some Zazzle products in order to sell them.

A great thing about promoting Zazzle is that there are not only some great products from millions of talented artists, but there are also licensed products from the likes of Disney and Star Wars which are always popular.

Another great thing is that Zazzle pays you 15% of the product you sell which is a really good rate for affiliate programs. 

Make Money with Royalties

Become A Zazzle Artist!

As I've explained to make money with the royalty side of Zazzle you have to create products that you and others can promote.   Now before you start thinking, but hang on a minute I'm no artist let me tell you a secret - neither am i!

Some of the products sold on Zazzle just use words - honestly.   My two best selling t-shirts are below along with a mug that a friend designed and that has sold because of it's simplicity.

Most of my products are actually based around photographs as I love to take photos and I no longer leave my home without my trusty Olypmus fe-4000.   I have used it to capture some everyday things and also some pretty amazing things.   I've captured a little koala who found it's way into our front garden and up a tree (all be it the wrong type of tree) along with a gorgeous sunset and yet the product that I've sold the most of in a single order was just a family holiday snap!

So what are you waiting for?   Whether you're an artist, a photographer (amateur or otherwise) or you just come up with funny quips there's a chance for you to make products on Zazzle.

The range of products that you can make on Zazzle is increasing all the time and includes cards, postage stamps, t-shirts, bumper stickers, ipad cases and much more.   Another great thing is that you can set your own royalty amount when you make a product.

Zazzle automatically sets the royalty amount at 10%, but from feedback on the Zazzle forums it would appear that the best conversion rate seems to occur at between 12-15%.

That's the two ways to make money on Zazzle and I can vouch for the fact that it is possible, although it does take time before you start to see money.   I was Zazzling for approximately six months before I got my first payment, I then wasn't paid the next month and since then I have been paid every month from Zazzle.

Find Out About My Zazzle Journey

It is possible to earn money from your photographs – ask me how and I’ll answer you in one word – Zazzle!
Updated: 08/22/2014, lou16
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Wendy B. on 10/19/2014

Thank you, Lou! Very helpful of you. Will forward your web site to persons who've shown interest in becoming a Zazzle associate.

Mira on 09/19/2012

Great page, Lou, with useful info: how to link to products, for one. I was also curious how long it takes to make a first sale. So 6 months, huh? That's a lot, but if you're making money every month now, it's not so bad! :-)

katiem2 on 02/19/2012

Very cool page on how to make money on Zazzle, now I feel inspired to create some tee shirts myself. May you experienced continued growth and zazzle success.

tara on 12/03/2011

I am a zazzler already, with a niche product...fairies and Mermaids...Have sold a bit, but I cannot seem to generate enough traffic to make it very profitable....will look into this referral thing........thanks for the tips!

barbarab on 08/23/2011

I just started with zazzle...T-Harmon-Art got me going and its too much fun! havent made a dime but really love it...
scuse me for a zazzle question but how can I get my tee's to take a design across the whole front of the shirt? if I try to edit I get a yellow triangle ????whats that about?

Daniel James on 08/08/2011

I have been a Zazzle member since 2008 and when I'm not making music, I create new designs for products. Each year my sales have doubled and this year I have sold an average of about one item per day. I have not tried the referral program because I don't know how it works, but I have noticed many of my sales have been referred by others. It's been fun coming up with new ideas for products. Also, at Christmas time I'm able to custom make gifts for family.

dustytoes on 08/08/2011

Another good way to make your links is to use the Zazzle referral link builder. And if your products are more involved, it's fine to set the royalty percentage higher. It's a good idea to have a variety of prices in your stores - I have found.

sandyspider on 06/09/2011

I love Zazzle. So addicted to it. Funny, I didn't know how to do the referral thing for the longest time. Guess that is what happens when you do first and instructions on if you really need it.

howcurecancer on 06/07/2011

I am on Zazzle too.

AndyPo on 06/03/2011

I've been zazzling for over a year. It's good fun and even pays me some money

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