Is driving traffic to your zazzle stores essential for making sales ?
Posted: Wednesday, August 08, 2018 10:01:17 PM
I used to do this Zazzle thing for a while back then. I used to drive traffic through pinterest. I have a good amount of followers. Also on twitter I would say. On my facebook page, not so many. I just can't seem to make more than only one or two sales per month and that is so not my goal. I feel stuck. I tried driving traffic through social media, backlinks, etc. for 8 months straight.. with extremely little success. It just all seems so difficult and I don't see any results. Maybe I am doing something wrong ? I don't know. I used to post on social media twice a day for 6 months straight. I gained new followers.. but sales ??? not really. I don't know how you guys are doing it. It seems like you need a ton of traffic.. any advice ? I just feel stuck. I didn't mean to make it sound like I'm a big time complainer lol.
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 12:31:52 AM
No it is not essential, it is possible to make sales from the marketplace internally. It is also possible to have your designs promoted by third party referrals.

I still think you should promote yourself but from my own experience most of my sales do not come from my own efforts to drive traffic and I do promote alot!

Best of luck to you!

ETA: the most important thing you can do is make sure your titles tags and descriptions are key worded well so that search engines can find you.
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 4:00:08 AM
I don't promote much. I will put things on Pinterest, Google + and Facebook occasionally. I use the forums here "show me and the affiliate forums". My sales are not fantastic and do wish they were better. But I am able to not fret too much about them. I have had a website, not related to art, but to vintage toys that did really well. I tried to blog and find it extremely boring. I have done arts and crafts and scrapbooking but it requires a lot of product, a lot of space and a lot of mess. For me graphic design satisfies my need for artistic expression without the negatives. I am not a promoter I am a designer. Most of my sales are third party. Big thank you to the affiliates. I just don't want to devote as much time to promoting as it would take for it to make a difference in sales. You know the old saying, "A successful businessman will know how to delegate" You can't do it all and you will drive yourself into a nervous breakdown trying to.
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 5:59:25 AM
I think for many including me sales come through Z's marketplace and not a result of your own promotion. That's why tagging and titles are an important part of making the product
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 6:45:59 AM
Most of my sales come through Zazzle, not though my promotion. I focus a lot more on playing around with keywords and collections, because the former gets people to the product and the latter encourages them to buy more things.
Posted: Thursday, August 09, 2018 8:46:34 AM
I know you didn't ask for a critique but since I mentioned tags, titles and descriptions I want to give an example of one of your products that could use some work

This business card is a nice design but your keywords need help... the title mentions pattern but not stripes... stripes is an essential keyword that needs to be in the title, tags and description so that people searching for stripes or stripe patterns will find you.

Also you are not using all 10 tags. You can make multiple word tags by enclosing a phrase in quotes like this "simple pattern" "black and white stripes" etc... then you can use more keywords in your 10 tags and that helps search engines find you.

Your description is not bad just kind of short, but not bad...

I hope this helps! Best wishes!

One more thing that will help is if you make collections and put all your stuff into at least one collection so that it will show on the product page above the "other designs" feed. this product didn't show "found in collection" feed on the product page.

Posted: Friday, August 10, 2018 7:11:34 AM
Hello, RainbowChild_Art, I will say to just keep promoting. I know it may be discouraging but know that your present situation is only temporary. You can be one "share" away from a major business breakthrough.

Also I agree with Shelli Fitzpatrick on the importance of good tags, titles and descriptions.
Posted: Sunday, August 12, 2018 1:22:02 PM
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