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Accidental Money

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.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Dawn Allcot December 16, 2008, 2:19 pm

    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

  • Felicia December 16, 2008, 2:24 pm

    Hi Dawn,

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

  • Jessie Ann Heekin December 16, 2008, 1:52 pm

    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

  • Jeanette April 11, 2012, 8:08 pm

    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.

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