Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Interview with William Ballester of Surreal Posters


William Ballester 
William Ballester
 


Rico:
What's Your Name?


William Ballester



Rico:
List your shop(s) -


William Ballester :

Surreal Posters

Invites Now

Vintage Store GIFTS

Vintage Posters mousepads surreal gifts ties

Gifts Gifts

SHIRT CENTRAL

Military T-shirts Posters and Gifts

Business Cards Wedding Invitations



Rico:
What type of product do you sell the most of?


William Ballester :
Invitations



Rico:
How long have you been at Zazzle?


William Ballester :
I started in 2008 with just one store, and not working very much at it, as I had a full time job that time.



Rico:
How did you find Zazzle?


William Ballester :
My wife find it, I had a “normal job” and I really didn’t have time for something like that.



Rico:
Are you a ProSeller?
If yes, how long from the time you open a shop until you made it to ProSeller?


William Ballester :
Yes, 2 years, but as I said before I wasn't doing very much till I became a ProSeller.



Rico:
What made you decide to open your own store?


William Ballester :
Just to be next to my wife and to see what I could do.



Rico:
What's the best advise you got when you were starting out?


William Ballester :
Do plenty of new things daily and don't give up.



Rico:
What was your first sale?


William Ballester :
My first sale was a Tie, (a horrible one) back in 2009.



Rico:
What medium/tools do you use to create your designs?


William Ballester :
Bryce 7 & Photoshop 7.



Rico:
What is your favorite aspect about Zazzle?


William Ballester :
The ability to add images to anything and enlarge them or make them smaller and create so many different products, too many aspects to choose a favorite one.



Rico:
Who or what inspires you?


William Ballester :
Shan from Zizzago™ I love the way Shan makes invitations and posters and I love the way she creates and mixes colors, specially Gold.



Rico:
How much time a week to you spend on Zazzle?


William Ballester :
Now I spend 70 or 80 hours a week easily.



Rico:
What's the best advise you can give someone just starting out on Zazzle?


William Ballester :
The same that was given to me, create more and more daily, and don't give up.



Rico:
What do you like to do when you are not creating art?


William Ballester :
Look at the work of other artists.



Rico:
For most each product or design they create is special. What is your most favorite design and why (include link)?


William Ballester :
My favorite design it’s one surreal poster that I made when I started the shop surreal posters and here it is :



The Eggs the Smile and the Lightning Poster






Rico:
Tell me 5 random things everyone should know about you?


William Ballester :

I am Spanish-Australian

I spend 48 years been a musician (pianist)

I usd to be good looking in my younger years

I am still good looking



Rico:
Include links to 3 of your favorite designs you want me to feature. Tell me something about each design.



William Ballester :
 


The Lobster the Eggs and the Smile Poster



Surreal Posters & Prints The Lobster the Eggs and the Smile Poster




Gold Teal and Red Art Deco Invitation



Gold Teal and Red Art Deco Invitation gold party




White Tiger and Black Business Card



White Tiger and Black Business Card elegant, classy, unique,



Rico:
Zazzle has helped many people meet goals that they otherwise wouldn’t have achieved. What has Zazzle helped you to achieve in your personal life?


William Ballester :
It Has allowed me to stop my “normal Job” and just work from home, zazzling all day, I do work more hours than any other normal job, but it is different, I can start whenever I want to, or go away whenever I want to, it is a pleasure to work from home.



Rico:
Where else can our readers find you online? (Facebook, Twitter, other blog or website)


William Ballester :
Squidoo - Invites Now



Rico:
Anything else you'd like to share?


William Ballester :
I am proud to say that I am a full time zazzler now, and anuone can do it, just don't give up.


2 comments:

  1. Thank you Rico I really appreciate it

    William

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  2. An encouraging interview. I enjoyed reading it.

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