Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sell Your Designs at Zazzle on Popular Products

I was working on updating my Paint Shop Pro vs. Photoshop Squidoo lens, which had me looking for some new products to highlight at Zazzle. I found a great design but it was only available on an iPhone 3 case. Seeing all their missed chances inspired me to post another tip for people wanting to make money selling your art or photos using

It is very important to have your art and photography available on a variety of products. It doesn't have to be all the products. Your design doesn't even have to be on all the electronics cases available. But, at least work on getting your design on the most popular products.

In other words, if you're selling artwork only on an iPhone 3 cases when Apple's latest version is the iPhone 5 then you're not going to make money selling your designs at Zazzle. And when people don't make sales, they get discouraged and give up.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Sea Foam Candy

Sea Foam Candy is a store at Zazzle that features colorful artwork on custom gifts. Their art is long exposure light painting photos and images. Found the video after seeing this wrapped canvas print in the marketplace.
Phosphorescent Tide Gallery Wrap Canvas
Phosphorescent Tide Gallery Wrap Canvas by SeaFoamCandy
Make your own digital prints on canvas

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Self Evaluation

Self Evaluation, originally uploaded by locnar89.

A lady that I know had a job interview recently where at the end, she was given a page with a list of attributes that employers are looking for in an employer. Then they asked her to write a self-evaluation of how she thought she did during the interview based on that list of attributes.

That sounds stupid. Not just a little stupid, but a lot stupid. So much so that it would be a deal breaker for me and I'd pull my application. If what a company wants is an employee that would sit around trying to fit some ideal, then I'm not a person that should be working there. I've never been one of those kind butt kissers. I'm the kind of person that would want to work for an employer that would want independent thinkers.

Maybe, if this ever happened to me, I could write down on their little exercise, "If you are looking for someone willing to be independent enough from the team to tell you how stupid this exercise is, I'm the perfect employee for you."