The holidays are the best time of the year, but as we all know, they are also the busiest. To help keep you organized and focused, we have created a checklist that will help you keep up with the latest trends and stay on top of your designing and promoting efforts.
#1 Gather tips from the Gift Center
Check the gift center daily for the themes, categories, styles, and product types featured, and use that as a guide for when you are creating your own products.
#2 Note new products
Review the new arrivals page to find our favorite new product additions and see if there are any that you think would fit your store. Do you have cute monogram designs you can put on the new stockings? Or maybe a pattern that would fit the perfect holiday tablecloth?
#3 Keep it fresh
Work on your designs daily to keep your audience on their toes! You might have some best sellers already, but your next design could be an even bigger success. Take a look at this forum thread for tips on trends we are currently looking to feature.
#4 Tackle timely trends
Read the news and social media to see what’s happening in the world and create and promote relevant products. Is there a new catch phrase or a fashion pattern that would go well with the products in your store? Is there a T.V. series that is trending which you can promote products for?
#5 Get inspired with Pinterest
Visit Pinterest on a daily basis for inspiration. Looking at the Popular and Holidays & Events feeds can spark lots of new and fun ideas not only for your designs, but for promotional content like blog or social media posts.
#6 Sharing is caring
Share links on a daily basis on your website, blog, social media, and/or in your newsletters. Check out our Designer & Associate Handbook where you can learn more about promoting your products.
#7 Stay informed
Don’t forget to take a look at the Zazzle Designer news feed and Zazzle blog for news on updates, products, trends, contests and much much more! Remember to peak into the forums to ask questions and learn from other Designers and Associates.