Get Political!
Can't see images? View this email online. Logo
Seller Newsletter

Get Political!

Get Political!

This Monday, we'll be celebrating the birthdays of two important American presidents, George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. We know that you might be shopping, but be sure to take some time to at least think about politics. Though the next presidential election isn't until 2012, our most successful political Sellers will be starting to prepare their stores soon. Check out the tips below to make sure that you can be in the running, too!

Cover all of your bases

- Maximize your earning potential by offering products for a variety of politicians. If you already have designs for the 2012 Presidential election, make something for the races in your state, or create products for politicians in the news. Double your customers' options by offering both pro-candidate and anti-opponent designs, just be sure that your products don't contradict one another. As we said before, shoppers like to buy from like-minded Sellers, so keep your stores separated by party.

- Hot topics in politics will most likely include the economy, taxes, immigration, and sustainability/green initiatives, so be sure to create content for those as well. Merchandise for current events has been known to show up in the Zazzle marketplace in as little as 20 minutes after the news breaks, so be sure to stay up-to-date!

Know your slogans and symbols

- You may use an image of a politician as long as you created it. The only exceptions are photos created by employees of the U.S. Government as part of their official duties. Such works are in the public domain, and may be used as long as they do not suggest endorsement. Politicians' public speeches are also in the public domain, so add some inspirational quotations, and your products will really stand out.

- Flags and ballot boxes are two popular symbols used in political product designs. Other ideas for images include spoofs of various political campaigns. Lots of anti-Obama gear, for instance, plays on the President's various campaign slogans.

Design a range of products

- While you may always use the Quick Create tool to offer your designs on every Zazzle product, some other product-specific ideas include prints of political cartoons, highly-stylized t-shirts, patriotic hats, and political bumper stickers. Door hanger ornaments and coasters are also a great way for shoppers to show support in their homes and offices. Political magnets, buttons, and stickers are also very popular. Regardless of what you design, make sure that your tags are as precise as possible, so that shoppers will find your products.

- Remember that red, white, and blue are not the only colors available for political designs. Use different hues in some of your products, and you may catch the eyes of shoppers looking for a less-than-traditional option.

Now that you've learned the basics of political design, here are some key political terms that may be searched in the coming months:

Mitt Romney
Tim Pawlenty
Mike Huckabee
Sarah Palin
Newt Gingrich
Ron Paul

Design products to fit these phrases and you may experience a victory of your own!

Get Inspired!

Based on recent user trends, here are a few design ideas for the coming week:

Seller Challenge

This week's Seller Challenge is to create and promote a product in support of your favorite politician.

What's New

Necklace Contest Winners
Foto Friday
Featured Seller Interview
Current Promotions

Zazzle on the web

Blog Zazzle Blog
Facebook Facebook
Twitter Twitter
YouTube YouTube
Zazzle Forum Zazzle Forum

Talk to Zazzle

Have tips to share?
Want to have your artwork considered for inclusion in an upcoming seller newsletter?

Email us tips or a link to your store for consideration.

Past Seller Newsletters

Top Myths - Part One
Top Myths - Part Deux!
Hot Product - Labels
Promote Your Store
Learning From Politicians
3 Tips for Zazzler's Block
Trick or Treat!
Daylight Savings Tips
Fall Weather Wonders
New Search Features
Gobble Up!
Advanced Tools and Tricks
Year-End Goals
Too Sexy for Our Shirts
New Search Tips
‘Tis the Season for Giving
Happy New Year
Work S.M.A.R.T. in 2011
Referrals: Part One
Referrals: Part Two
Groundhog Day
The 5 P's of Profit
Get Your Green On!

Zazzle, the Zazzle logo, Zazzle Custom Stamps, and Zazzle Profile Cards are registered trademarks or trademarks of Zazzle Inc. in the United States and other countries.

  About your Order
Track My Order
Safe Shopping Guarantee

About Zazzle
What is Zazzle?
Contact Us
Quick Links
Create your Own
Custom T-Shirts
Greeting Cards
iPhone/iPad Cases
See All »
Share the Love, Forward to a friend
  Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, American Express Click to verify BBB accreditation and to see a BBB report.  DigiCert

Your trust means the world to us. Check out our Privacy Policy and User Agreement. Forgot your password?
You are currently signed up to receive emails from Zazzle. If you wish to unsubscribe please click here.
© 2011 Zazzle Inc. All Rights Reserved. Zazzle Inc, 1900 Seaport Blvd. Redwood City, CA 94063
To be sure to receive our email offers, add to your address book.
Need help or have any questions? Visit us at our Help Center