I haven't talked much about Zazzle and I probably should because they were on my income tax for last year. It's a website that sells custom EVERYTHING; you can sell it or you can create it. You can also create it to sell it. I currently don't create anything on Zazzle although I have in the past. I am more focused on selling other people's products because that's all I have time for.
Zazzle has just about everything you can think of; to sit here and list everything would take me forever, so it's best you just go see for yourself. There are popular brands on there such as Disney; and there are unknown artists on there just creating their own specialty designs.
How I Make Money On Zazzle
I've also made stand alone pages for Zazzle products in the past; wedding invitations are something that I liked writing about. I try to choose things that have larger commissions, such as toss pillows or iPhone cases. Invitations are usually ordered in bulk, weddings are the largest gathering for invitations, unless you are having one hell of a birthday party or baby shower (but that's rare). Choose things that are going to make you some money; cases for electronics and toss pillows are two larger $$ items.
As far as the commissions go, it's a percentage of what you sell plus you earn bonus money if you reach different dollar amounts of product sold. Honestly, it's so confusing that I don't know how their pay system works. Most of the time I use the product as a compliment to a page so I don't really expect to much of it. That may seem like a waste of time but really, over time, the more pages you've done this too, the greater the chance someone is going to click and buy something. It happens to me all the time now, that's what these payments are from.
I joined Zazzle in 2011 and since then I've earned over $3,000 in commissions from the products that I have sold. That's not chump change. I know designers that are making a good amount of money on Zazzle each month just creating their own products and pinning them on Pinterest. So there's something to think about if you are not all that into making your own website and doing the tech end of stuff. You can always create and pin on Pinterest. PHOTOGRAPHERS! This is a big deal, you can make just about anything with your photos on Zazzle and then sell them. If you have great pictures of nature, food, animals, etc. you should be creating products like phone cases, clocks and other things with them.