The Designer’s Daily Holiday Checklist

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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.

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#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?

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#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?

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#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.

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#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.

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#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.

 

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6 thoughts on “The Designer’s Daily Holiday Checklist”

  1. I am working really hard to coordinate and stock my new website (which is vastly under construction). Zazzle is part of my electronic marketing strategy, and I am grateful for this list and for your help.

  2. You might want to delete “Is there a movie that is trending which you can promote products for?” This would be a violation of intellectual property rights and copyright laws, at the very least.

    1. In this case, we’re talking about official products on Zazzle that you can promote using your referral ID – like “Big Hero 6” gear in our official Disney store! You are correct that Zazzle does not allow designs which infringe upon copyrighted property. Thanks!

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