using my Zazzlit Gadget for profit
Putting it on your blog / site
Feb 2012 New! You'll
love this! I've added support for tracking codes so you'll know
which of your marketing activities are working the best. I've updated
this tutorial to show you how to use it.
This is the
gadget at work showing the most popular gear across the
Zazzle, using the search "teens funny".
It checks for popularity in the last 30 days and is
showing 100 (the
Note that this gadget was created using the
Who is this for?
This is aimed at fellow Zazzle
store owners and
associates. It helps to get the gear from your store (and
other stores you like) 'out there' by giving you more places you can
show them and earn from them.
Even if you're a complete disaster when it comes
to computers, don't be frightened, it's a piece of cake!
All you have
to be able to do is point and click to put it on your blogger blog.
If you've got a website, it's just as easy to put
you get given.
There are two ways and I'll show you them both.
The first works on sites / blogs with light-coloured backgrounds. The
second way allows you to make sure it's ok on dark-coloured
backgrounds. Use whichever suits you best.
Is the Zazzlit gadget for you?
- It fits where a Zazzle Panel won't go and it's
- Uses your associate id so you get any resulting
sales commission when folks click the products
- Let's you show just the items you
want from your store
- Show items from your favourite shops or across
the whole of Zazzle
- Can be placed on a blogger blog side panel or
- Uses a Zazzle rss feed as its
determined by you
- Content of the gadget updates automically (it
refreshes the feed request whenever the page is loaded)
- Use as many instances as you like, though play
nice and keep
page loading speed in mind.
I'll show you how to configure it...
- so it uses your associate id
- so it displays items from the store you choose
- to search your tags and other text descriptions
- so it puts popular items first
First method—for blogger blogs
What you'll need:
- A blogger blog
- A spare 5 or 10 minutes—no need to
kettle on, you'll be done in no time!
- Your store's associate id. If you haven't got
it to hand, you can look it up here
At the end of the five steps on this page, you'll
have a working Zazzlit Gadget on your blog.
The end result
Firstly, here is how it will look after following
the easy-peasy five steps here.
Results from my store are shown here, yours will
be shown when you're done.
Start timing yourself... now!
Step 1 Edit your blog template
Get to your blog, sign in and, from your
dashboard, get to editing your blog's template.
Click the "Add a Gadget" link..
Step 2 Add your own
On clicking the "Add a Gadget" link in step 1, you
get this Add a Gadget window pop up..
Click the "Add your own" link..
Step 3 Copy and Paste...
When you click "Add your own" in step 2, the
window updates and gives you this.
Really important—delete the "http://"
that's already there (to prevent duplication). Then copy and paste in
the following url:
Click the "ADD BY URL" link.
You're almost done... just
have to configure the gadget for your site
Step 4 Configure the gadget—almost done!
you click the "ADD BY URL" button you get to configure the gadget with
you're the type that likes to get it
working first and change the specifics later, just click the "SAVE"
button and skip the rest of this step.
can easily come back here and
change it later. Or delete it and start over. Your choice.
Still here? Ok, choose a title and height. 220
fits in one item
just nicely, 434 fits in two
The "Show Dates?" switches on or off the
display of the creation date returned by the feed.
In the "Zazzle rss feed" box, replace mine with
yours. Change the stuff I've highlighted below.
change to your store name.
change to your search. If you can't think what to use, try one of the
tags you use quite often. Use a "+" instead of spaces.
This is my associate id—substitute yours for it.
- Here's a wider box for you to work in. Use it
copy from and paste when you're done. I've pre-filled it for you with
what's already in the "Zazzle rss feed" box.
The image size I've given here is medium - if your
blog side panel isn't wide enough you might need to use small.
(Note that the items displayed in this screen
"Box colour", specified in RGB, puts a thin line around each product
displayed. If you use 255,255,255 it will be displayed in white and
therefore invisible on the standard white background.
Almost there, now you can supply a tracking code and (again) your
The tracking code (use only letters, no spaces or
dashes etc) is displayed in your Earnigs tab under the
Referral History report when someone buys after following your link.
one up that you will recognise.
Even though your
associate id/referral code (at=) is already included in the text you
give to the "Zazzle rss feed" box, I can't get at it within the gadget
code - and that's why you have to provide it separately as well. If you
don't give it, then the tracking code will be ignored.
So make sure you provide both!
Once you've done that, click "SAVE"
Step 5 All done...
Once you click "SAVE" in step 4, you are taken
back to your blogger template layout screen - just click the "view
You're done! If you want to fine tune the gadget,
come back to this screen and click the "Edit" link on the gadget you
You are on page 1. Next
page: Second method—for blogs
share / tell your friends about the Zazzlit Gadget