Awhile ago I wrote a blog post about selling your art online, and said I would elaborate in further blog posts. Well it’s about time I started! My initial blog post was more or an overview, what to be mindful off when considering in the context of selling your art. And the plan is to cover a lot of other areas including reviews of sites and marketing in future posts. I first started selling on Zazzle. So I’ve been back to revisit their site and share my thoughts.
Zazzle is an online market place that allows designers to customise a large range of products. You can opt to focus on one category or place your image on many products from wall art and home decor to luggage tags.
Zazzle founded, in 1999 works with independent manufacturers to create the products you design.
Over the years Zazzle has developed a very good designer interface. A good thing for artists like myself! It’s not technical and very easy to drag and resize your image to fit the templates you work with.
Selling on Zazzle
There are three ways that you can make money on Zazzle
- Sell your own art work.
- Sell your own products.
- Affiliate sales.
Selling your art on Zazzle
This is the easiest way for any artist to get started on Zazzle. All you need are high resolution digital images of your art. Once happy with the quality of your images, up load them to the Zazzle platform. From there you can create art prints, canvas wall art and so much more.
Selling Products on Zazzle
The Zazzle platform doesn’t limit you as an artist, with your work. In fact you are only limited by your imagination. You can create designs or use your art work. There are many customisable products that complement your art or can be uniquely customised.
Affiliate sales with Zazzle
Zazzle assists you as an artist in selling your artwork as prints and wall art. But you can also benefit from promoting other products and artists in the Zazzle marketplace. If someone makes a purchase from the links that you share a referral is earned.
Benefits of Using Zazzle
Using Zazzle as a sales platform takes the headache out of selling for artists. Zazzle processes all transactions and handles the customer service. They also print and ship directly to customers. All you have to do as the artist is set the percentage of royalty you wish to make on each product you sell.
There are no up front fees or memberships with Zazzle. They take a percentage of any sale that is based on the royalty percentage that you set.
You can also reach an international audience with Zazzle. While Zazzle is an American based company they have sales portals for a lot of countries, including Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The Down Side
All That Said
Selling art on Zazzle is perhaps one of the easiest ways to do so. Work posted in the the store you create is also posted into the greater Zazzle market place. Reaching a wider audience can be quite easy.
There are no start up costs, other than your time. So there is no risk involved. The Zazzle team from my experience have been great in resolving any issues and concerns and it is a very easy to use interface.
If you have any questions why not contact me.