Happy Year of the Rooster (2017)! The year 2017 is a rooster year and the element fire. This is according to the system of Chinese astrology
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A couple of months ago I ordered a t-shirt from Zazzle that I did the design for to see how it looked “in real life”. Anyway, I found the shirt was a bit smaller than ideal and the text did not print as crisply as I had hoped. It may have been the fact I ordered a heather gray colour shirt and the text was black. So the contrast would not have been great but I didn’t consider that when I ordered it. Here I will post pics of my shirt I designed and bought. Sorry about the white paint but I forgot to set the date so the time stamp was way off and would have been confusing.
My other Zazzle shop now has a blog. NewAgeInspiration is my other shop on Zazzle (.ca) and I felt it deserved its own blog so made one yesterday for it. I’d be really grateful if you went over and followed it. Thanks in advance 🙂 Here’s the link https://newageinspiration.wordpress.com/blog/
Today I found more designs in my largest online shop to delete so am at about 1 097 or 1 098 total. This feels like an improvement to me but I don’t feel like I have weeded enough to add any new designs to my shop. The challenge is to keep my store interesting but not overwhelming or sparse. Yesterday I figured 500 items was a lofty goal but achievable, now I am not so sure. It has already taken a lot of discipline to delete as many designs as I have so far. I don’t want to leave so few designs in my shop that it looks ‘under stocked’ though so I will try to get below 1000 but not much less.
Since I work for print on demand companies in a freelance capacity it can be hard to motivate myself. The problem now is I have seen a slowing down in sales made so I feel a sense of defeat. When I am doing well selling more than an item everyday I can find the inner resources required to push ahead. But when sales slow down I just get ‘bummed’ and start imagining how everything is going sideways instead of up.
There is also the concern over having too many products that don’t sell which causes me to not want to add any new designs to my shops. By not adding new items I am forced to market/promote my designs which has never been something I enjoy or find easy. I don’t mind promoting stuff but if it’s all I am doing I lose ‘steam’.
I’ve been trying to delete more of my designs lately that never sold or had views in the past 6 months to several years. Generally I delete designs that don’t sell within 6 months or get views because it’s too difficult to expect customers to sift through an endless array of designs. If I really like the design I will keep it but typically I end up deleting so I can add the odd new design which in turn helps me feel better. Yesterday I deleted between 75-100+ designs so I am below 1200 items again. Ideally, I am trying to achieve fewer than 1000 because people aren’t going to look at all of my designs even if they are all good. So I actually want to reduce the total number of items to about 500 or so max. That is going to be a real challenge since I have cut a lot of the designs already, including ones I liked.
Oh well, guess I will finish here and report back later on how I did deleting even more of my designs.
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Here’s a pair of earrings I created recently. They have the psychology symbol on them but it’s also used in math.
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