Good Morning

I’m writing this while I am waking up.  Sleeping in is not a usual thing for me.  I prefer to get up early because I do my best work in the morning, whether that is design work, blogging or house work.  As the day goes on I get lazier.  And by 3 or 4 in…

March is a Good Month For Increasing Sales

March has consistently been a good month for increasing sales on my Zazzle sites, and this March has been no different. (If you are curious about my qualifications on advising you about selling on Zazzle, I’ll just say that I am a Platinum ProSeller and have been with Zazzle for nearly 10 years.) I create…

Easing Out of a ‘Going Nowhere’ Career

I love what I do for a living working online.  Or at least I used to love it.  Now I like it, but the results of all my hard work is not as satisfying.  For two years I’ve tried to come back from the changes Zazzle made in summer of 2013.  Within a couple of…

More to do at Work, Making Banners for the Store

Making banners for the store is not difficult, just time consuming. As with all online work I do, there is an element of learning attached. Often I do something that turns out perfect after I’ve spent time reading tutorials, that pops right out of my head as soon as I finish the project. Often I…

Designing with Flowers and Elements of the Sea

I discovered early on in my work that big hydrangea flowers sell products. True blue flowers are rare, and the large blooms of the mophead hydrangea can be truly stunning.  In fact one of my online stores was opened to contain all hydrangea images – BlueHyd.  When I decided to add elements of the sea…

Zazzle Updates Equal Work For Designers

Those of us who work from home and have stores at the Zazzle site have recently had to adjust to a site-wide update that has made a drastic difference in the look of our stores. I was on vacation in Florida, visiting my son, when I logged onto his computer to check e-mail and check…