Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Happy New Year!

Today is officially the last day in December... and am I ever glad to leave 2014 in the dust! While there was some good moments, most of it was pretty terrible, and just downright depressing. 2014 taught me that I can't be as trusting of people as I am, the economy just sucks a lot, and I turned 25.. the year where I was supposed to have achieved all my college goals and be in a good place in life! I achieved none of these set goals, and with the crap that happened this year I don't even have the same optimism that I had when I was 21 and finishing college.
Since I could not achieve any of my big goals, I am just going to make 2015 a year of smaller goals that will help me get my life on track.

Some small goals I achieved in 2014:
- Got over my massive creative block
- Launched my gallery website (
- Opened a TFSA and saved a big chunk of money
- Explored my options, opened zazzle, redbubble and designbyhumans store.

I am gonna start 2015 off with the goals of not drinking any more pop (that ones a toughy!), adding 5 items a day to my zazzle shop, continue to draw and experiment with graphics once a day, and double my savings by June! I know I can achieve these ones, much of it is just continuing the small goals I set for myself the beginning of December.

This also marks the end of my first month on zazzle! Heres my stats:
559 Pageviews
121 Sessions
368 Items for Sale
15 unique designs and illustrations
1 Sale (Owl Luggage Tag)

My top 3 viewed items are:
#1: Owl Luggage tag (12 views)
Owl Luggage Tag
Owl Luggage Tag by TanyaDraws
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#2: Sunrise Owl Makeup Bag (8 views)
Sunrise Owl Case Makeup Bags
Sunrise Owl Case Makeup Bags by TanyaDraws
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#3: Ipad Mini Owl Case (7 views)
iPad Mini Owl Case iPad Mini Sleeves
iPad Mini Owl Case iPad Mini Sleeves by TanyaDraws
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It seems my owl items are my most popular. It is also the first design I put on zazzle! I was surprised to sell one item in December, as I heard that it takes months before you start selling, and I joined at the end of christmas shopping season. I don't expect many sales, maybe I will get a few around valentines day (I have some couple designs I am adding soon), but for now I am going to focus on just getting my work out there and learning about the POD marketplace. The amount of pageviews and sessions is a very good sign to me, it shows that I have been successfully diverting traffic to my zazzle page, and that I should just keep up what I am doing!

Zazzlers and readers, what is your new years goal? I hope everyone has wonderful New Years celebrations lined up, and has an awesome start to 2015! :)


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