I am excited to have opened an online store featuring my painting and photography. I originally opened it to sell some inspirational materials related to narcissists and healing from a relationship with one but have had so much fun with it I have expanded to selling all types of products. I have been told many times I should try to sell my painting on the internet but it simply was not profitable, what with shipping, having to carry stock and the time it takes for me to paint each item. This is a viable option, Zazzle does the shipping, and does “on demand” printing and I get a royalty from each order, I only mark the items up by 20% for most items but every dime I make goes towards keeping the blog up and running.
I have struggled with keeping the blog going because I never planned on blogging for money but I never expected the blog to grow like it did either. Originally I thought I would write a few articles and hope that someone stumbled upon it and was helped. I did not expect people would need answers like they do, I did not anticipate the research I would end up doing, the advice I would end up giving, or the number of people who would come to rely on the blog for support. I had no idea the number of people out there who were searching for understanding, support and answers.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever have over 1600 followers or over a million hits, and had no idea how time consuming it would become. I have to find a way of paying my expenses and although I make a bit of money from advertising (less than $100 a month) I am hoping the store will eventually provide me with an income so I can continue to manage the blog because if I work full time at a job I will have to shut the blog down.
The store carries many gift ideas for anyone in your life and I will continue to add more products over time, shipping and handling is included in the price and even if you don’t buy from my store and find something in one of the other stores at Zazzle I will receive a small associate royalty fee. I would appreciate you checking it out, I am very proud of what I am creating and open to suggestions on what you would like to see for sale. I will do up a personalized piece just for you or a friend, getting married I can do up invitations, on a team? I can make matching ball caps or team t-shirts, there are phone covers, computer bags, key tags, placemats, towels, Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and much more.
If you would like to be notified when I create a new product send me your email address at email@example.com and I will put you on the mailing list.
You can get to my store by going to Zazzle and searching for ladywithatruck or follow this link