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What Are People Buying?

(Written in 2017)

Sometimes it is helpful to see what’s happening in someone else’s business. Like many other online writers, I saw a shakeup in income during the past year, so I am trying to see where “the cheese” has relocated.

I know a little of where the bloggers are going… they are giving webinars and making ebooks to sell, making paid membership sites and information to some extent. The content farm writers are trying their hand at their own blogs, and others are networking, speaking, and writing books.

It is quite the fruit salad of alternatives, but back to the point of this post, I am looking at what on sells Amazon for my sites, which designs at Zazzle are purchased, and other pertinent bits of information.


After the initial drop from the closing of Squidoo, I usually see between 7 and 20 orders which qualify for affiliate referral.

This quarter some of the items were books (mainly from my garden site), but also:

  1. JinHao 250 Stainless Steel Gold Trim Fountain Pen – Medium
  2. Sorbus® Wine Rack Stand
  3. A few hair product orders for Gray hair, including One ‘n Only Shiny Silver Gel.
  4. Lillian Rose Regal Elegance Jeweled Bouquet Holder
  5. A few garden journals, including  The Gardener’s Journal – Kraft Hard Cover

Since Hubpages has radically reduced the number of Amazon products ( to zero in some cases) allowed on my pages, I may well see less of  the hair care orders in the future.


Everyone at Zazzle forums complains of changes leading to less income, but I don’t know the overview. For me, last year was a struggle, and this year is variable. While it seems that I am making progress at times, the orders are often small and for products that have little commission. I don’t make consequential referral income.

A more complete picture of what sells on this POD can be seen from postings on my art Facebook page.


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