Accidental Money

| December 16, 2008 | 4 Comments

Some time ago, in a lifetime far away, I created an account on a site called Zazzle.

When I first joined Zazzle (in 2003), it was a site for creating photo greeting cards, T-shirts, mouse pads and coffee mugs. It has since grown into a social community that allows you to create customized items ranging from shoes to postage stamps and everything in between.

I used it mainly because I was playing around with photography and creating greeting cards, coffee mugs and such. I completely forgot all about the account until I received 3 emails yesterday telling me that three of my items were sold. Huh????

Earning Zazzle Money

The items I created on Zazzle were an experiment and I never actively promoted them. They’ve been sitting on the Zazzle site forgotten and ignored. After receiving the email I went to the site and was amazed at how different everything looked.

I guess I should spend some time sprucing up my Zazzle presence and adding a few items that don’t make me cringe with embarrassment when I look at them (It’s amazing how we mature and develop and get so embarrassed when we look at our earlier work). Unfortunately, I don’t have the time right now to spruce it up. It’s been embarrassingly unattractive for so many years, another few months won’t kill me.

The purpose of this Post?

I went through all of the above verbiage to say this:

  • If you have a hint of creativity and would like to sell a few items on Zazzle, as a freelance writer, you have the ability to write about and promote anything.
  • If you refer someone else to the site and they either sign up to create an account or purchase something as a result of your referral you make money from the referral.

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Category: Advertising, Earning Money

About the Author ()

Felicia A. Williams is a freelance writer and blogger. She spends the majority of her time with her family and writing. If she's not writing or commenting on NJFM, she's either outside smelling the roses or writing articles for one of her other sites.

Comments (4)

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  1. Jeanette says:

    I like Zazzle but I’m having a hard time turning a profit. I have been working on some advertising strategies but I will admit that I have fun working on designs. Thanks for letting me share.

  2. Felicia,
    I been long in the process of thinking about a CafePress and maybe Zazzle store as additional income. Thanks for sharing your fortunate surprise. Congrats 😀
    Jessie Ann Heekin

    Jessie Ann Heekins last blog post..Selfish or self-employed in the truest since

  3. Felicia says:

    Hi Dawn,

    I’m glad you found this blog too. Welcome.

  4. Dawn Allcot says:

    I recommended Zazzle to a friend a few months ago, she had some t-shirts designed she wanted to try out. I think it’s a great site. Glad I found your blog!

    Dawn Allcots last blog post..Whatever it Takes

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