| Your name or Shopid |
|How long did it take you to become a proseller? *|| |
|What advice can you give to someone who wants to become a proseller? *|| |
Get a domain name and website that operates outside of Zazzle. It's a lot of work but Search Engine Optimization is key in web retailing and it's free so you should take advantage of it.
|How many stores do you have? *|| |
|What benefits do you see for choosing this number of stores? and what do you recommend for others who are just starting out on whether to choose 1 store or multiple stores? *|| |
I want to start other stores, I think targeting a certain genre of interest is important to getting people to notice you and obtaining a lucrative market. I only have one shop now because after six years in this business, I am still building and learning. I came from CafePress after they dogged out their shop owners and have had to learn a whole other world with Zazzle. When I feel confident that I can produce designs, market them and make sales working with Zazzle, then I will open more websites.
I'm by myself so the work is immense but if I had my way, I would have several shops open to specific markets.
|What types of advertising do you do? *|| |
|What types of advertising do you recommend for someone just starting out and why? *|
Stay away from paid advertising. I've spent a bundle on that just to try it out and lost my butt. Pay Per Click advertising seems like it would be a great way to go but I've done that too and lost big. Just because someone clicks your ad doesn't mean they will buy. Heh, I even felt like my competitors were clicking on my ads just to run my bills up.
|Not talking dollar wise, just volume & frequency of sales do you... (select all that apply, some answer may be contradictory based on seasonal sales) *|| |
|What product in your store are you most proud of or what product in your store is your favorite? Include link to product page and why it is your favorite. *|
Ugh, it's funny. I love a design when it first goes up. I think, "Oh yeah, man! That's freakin' beautiful! I'm gonna rake it in on this one!" Then a week later I go back and bash myself in the head with my mouse wondering why I even posted the design.
|List your stores: *|