Emilie is a California born photographer who owns the Zazzle store Wine Lover’s Gifts and website Emilie Photography. An avid dog and coffee-lover, Emilie is devoted to telling stories through her art and leaves her clients with images that capture wonder, love, and happiness.
Tell us a little about you!
I was born and raised in California where I still live today. I am a professional photographer and enjoy photographing people. My passion for photography started at age 5 when I received my first camera. In addition to photography, I love going on adventures to far away places!
What is your background in?
I have been an entrepreneur since I was a little girl selling mistletoe for the holidays and lemonade on those hot summer days. My parents are both entrepreneurs and I’m proud to follow in their footsteps.
How did you get started with Zazzle? How did you hear about us?
I started looking at Zazzle to order business cards for myself and canvas prints for my clients.The experience was great card and I found an artist that did a custom order to have a caricature created for my personal branding.
How do you promote Zazzle products and what tools do you use? How do you choose what products to promote? Which areas do you find the most success in?
I promote Zazzle through my Pinterest account. I work with my clients to create inspiration boards before photo shoots. Zazzle is a great way to show your clients how their pictures will be used before the photo shoot so they know how to dress or pose during the shoot. After the photo shoot, they can select the card they liked and use their own picture in the card or announcement that was on the inspiration board.
What new Associate Program features would you like to see on Zazzle?
I would like to see the same information that is found in the designer statistics in the associate statistics. I know my clients are ordering through the inspiration boards, but I don’t know which clients are actually ordering the items. This would be good to know so that I could help them in selecting matching items on Zazzle that I could add to their boards.
What advice would you give to a new Associate starting to promote Zazzle products?
I would suggest defining who your customer is and market to them. Who are they and what are they shopping for? I would then go talk to that target customer and ask them what they are looking for and where they are looking for it. For me, I was already talking to brides, grads, and moms who were looking for ways to display their photos so it was a perfect fit to match up my two businesses.