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Great for Merch beginners

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I’m new to Merch and this Podcast has put me on the right track. Loaded with great info and ideas. Lots of tech helps. I'm glad I found it.

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Thank you so much for documenting your progress! You've changed my life ❤️

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Great for Merch beginners

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I’m new to Merch and this Podcast has put me on the right track. Loaded with great info and ideas. Lots of tech helps. I'm glad I found it.

Inspirational

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Thank you so much for documenting your progress! You've changed my life ❤️
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Rank #1: 3. How much money can I realistically make with Merch by Amazon?

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How much money can I make with Merch by Amazon? Find out about the 150% rule and the huge possibilities that are available with Amazon. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur Podcast. I’m your host, Elaine Heney, and in this episode, we’re going to have a look at how much money can you realistically expect to make with Merch by Amazon. I started this business in February of 2016, and what I’ve found is that it is a bit like Amazon FBA – if you’re familiar with that program.How much you make depends on two major factors. Number one, how many products you’re selling, and number two, what time of year it is.

Initially when I started to sell in early February, I was at the 25 tier, so just 25 t-shirts that I could put up. I think my … Let me just double check how much money did I make in my first month. My first month profit, I made $49.84. Not absolutely massive or huge or anything like that, but this for me was proof that it could work.

If I could make that much money with 25 t-shirts, I was like, okay, I’ve got it. This is scalable. All I need to do is to upload more t-shirts to get tiered up, which I’ll talk about again, but to get tiered up to be able to upload more t-shirts because my theory was that the more products I had for sale, the more potential sales that I could make.

Just going through, been selling for nearly a year now. Spring was kind of okay. It really got interesting in the couple of weeks coming up to Father’s Day. That seemed to go absolutely crazy. I think from talking to other sellers as well, it was similar. Everyone got a really good lift. At the same time, I think actually maybe a bit before that, Amazon started throttling, and they started delaying the tier ups.

Basically, the way it works with the tiers is when you get your new account, you can only upload 25 t-shirts. Once you sell 25 t-shirts, Amazon is like, “Okay, you’re doing a good job. Now we’re going to give you 100 slots.” Then you’ve got to really quickly upload the next 75 designs. Then you’ve got to sell 100 t-shirts, and then once you’ve a 100 t-shirts sold, doesn’t matter who buy them, doesn’t matter if you sell 99 of one t-shirt and one of another t-shirt or you sell one of each of your 100 t-shirts, they don’t care.
Once you’ve got 100 t-shirts sold, then you move up to the 500 tier. Then yo have space for 500 t-shirts, and it continues on. It goes to the 1,000 tier, 2,000 tier, 4,000 tier, which I’m on at the minute, and then either six or eight. I’ve heard of people being tiered up to both. Then ten, and God only knows what’s beyond that. It’s really good.

Basically, if you prove that you can sell, then Amazon gives you more space. What was happening, and it happens on and off, is that Amazon can have difficulty with capacity. Obviously this is a brand new program for Amazon. They’re just trying to figure it out. They didn’t really know what demand was going to be, how many sellers were going to be on the platform, are people going to buy these t-shirts.
What they I think have realized quite quickly is that demand is huge. They’re actually having problems keeping up with being able to complete all of the orders. When this happens, what you see on the Amazon website is that instead of your t-shirt shipping in two or three days or something, now instead if someone wants to order, it’ll say, “This t-shirt will ship in seven to 10 days,” which isn’t really ideal which may actually cause people not to place the order.

As well as that on the seller end, they can stop tiering people up. Maybe you’ve sold 25 t-shirts, and you reach that point a couple of days ago, and your account is still at 25. This is what was happening in the Spring, and people actually waited … I think I was waiting to tier up maybe from 100 to 500, I was waiting a month or two, and it just stayed solidly at 100 even though I’d sold 150 or something at this stage.

There’s nothing you can do, but with the timing corresponds with when you actually should be tiered up, you can be delayed a number of weeks, a month or two, which will obviously impact your sales because then you can’t upload anymore designs. That’s what they were doing. I think there’s a little bit of that happening now. I know some people were due to tier up in the last two or three weeks, and it doesn’t seem like anyone has tiered up recently. They seem to have put a bit of a hold on the tiering up at the minute, which isn’t really ideal.

Then the other thing is with the throttling. If they can’t keep up with the demand, what they do sometimes with the various algorithms that they use is that your t-shirt won’t always display in the search results. If you go and search for it, even though it’s live, you actually might not be able to find it in search. This is because Amazon again, they don’t have the capacity to fulfill all of the sales that if everything was available …

They don’t have the people or the machines. Obviously they’re running to catch up the whole time and make sure that they do have capacity, but it takes time to train people. These machines are incredibly expensive, so they have to put everything in place. Sometimes, your sales can be impacted because literally people can’t find your t-shirts on Amazon, or sometimes also maybe they can find your t-shirts, but it’s not available in black or all the women’s sizes have disappeared, that kind of thing.

It’s not perfect, and there’s definitely things going on that for now are going to have a small impact on how much you can actually sell. It’s not like everything you put is for sale everywhere all the time, but still. Even regardless of that, it’s still a huge opportunity that you can jump on. I was trying to work out a calculation of how much money you can actually expect to earn with Merch depending on how many t-shirts you have. It really depends.

In terms of the time of the year, when it started in February, it was okay. I didn’t really know what to expect. Coming up to Father’s Day, there was a huge boost because people were going crazy buying Father’s Day t-shirt. Any t-shirt that had the word father in it was pretty much selling. Then right maybe just a few days before Father’s Day when it was too late to print and ship t-shirts, then everything just nose-dived.

I was thinking summer would be busy because t-shirts, people wear t-shirts in the summer, but the summer was kind of quiet. Then it picked up again a couple weeks before Halloween and then got really busy coming up to Halloween, a little bit like Father’s Day again. Then three, four, five days before Halloween itself, everything for really quite because again the shipping wasn’t going to work for people, so they had to stop buying on Amazon. They wouldn’t get it on time.

Now we are in November, and there was a couple of quiet days at the start, but it started to pick up again, maybe back to normal. Then definitely looking forward to Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Q4, where I predict things are going to get a little insane. I know that for FBA, you could expect to do somewhere between at least three times your normal sales in that month or six weeks between the end of November and December. I’ve heard crazy stories of people doing six times the normal sales or ten times, then everybody runs out of stock and there’s a panic and all this kind of stuff.

One of the wonderful thing about Merch by Amazon is for the first time, stock is not our problem. Running out of stock is Amazon’s problem. They’re the ones that need all the t-shirts in the warehouse. I hope there’s many, many trucks with Amazon logos on them driving in towards them, their t-shirt warehouse just to stock up on zillions and zillions of t-shirts that they’re ready for the rush of Q4.

In terms of how much revenue and royalty that you can make, again, one of the things, it depends on the price of your t-shirt. I definitely recommend just starting at $19.99. If you’re going for something really competitive, you can go a little bit less expensive if you’re doing something that you think is maybe there’s not as much competition in Amazon or you really like the design or you think it’s quite unique, you could do it for more. You could do it for $24.99 maybe. It’s really up to you, but about $20 is a great place to start.

In terms of the calculating it, I think conservatively, if you were to be sensible about the numbers, there is … I was working out this thing which I call the 150% rule. Basically, if you have 100 t-shirts in your account, you could expect to make about … This is a conservative estimate, about $150 a month. If you have 1,000 t-shirts in your account, you can expect to make maybe $1,500 a month. If you have 8,000 t-shirts in your account, you could expect to make about $12,000 a month.

For these numbers, I’ve hit the 150% rule. In times when things are busy like Halloween and Father’s day, I’ve gone way beyond it. Then you get your slower days when you’re a bit under it, and I’m like, “Oh, my God. What’s happening? Somebody turn on the traffic.” It really depends, but that’s just a good, conservative ballpark, what can I expect. It really comes down to a numbers game that if you have 25 t-shirts, you’re just not going to make a lot of money because you’ve got so few products.

With Merch by Amazon, it’s really about … You need to have nice designs and good keywords, but a good 50% of this is quantity. It’s how many t-shirts can you put up. If you have empty slots, you’re leaving money on the table. You need them full. If they don’t sell, you can delete them and put up something else. For me, empty slots are a no-no.

That is it for this episode, how much money can I make with Merch by Amazon. Just think of how many t-shirts that you’re going to have up. If you have up 100 t-shirts, I would say you could definitely aim to earn $150 for that month. If you have 1,000 t-shirts, you could definitely aim to earn $1,500 dollars that month.

If you can think of how much money would I like to make, maybe as a side income, “I’d really like $1,000. I’d really like $2,000. I’d really just like $500 dollars. That would be really good, make a big difference,” you can work out from there how many t-shirts that you need to publish and what tier you need to be at.

That’s it for this episode. I hope it was interesting. If you want to learn anymore, you can pop over to the website, MerchEntrepreneur.com. We have a cool little handout, top five tools and resources that you can use to grow your Amazon business. You’re welcome to grab a copy. That’s it for this episode, and talk to you in the next one.

Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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Nov 04 2016

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Rank #2: 59. 4 Steps to Get Started Successfully with Merch By Amazon in 2018

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Today Elaine answers a listeners question:

“I’ve just been accepted onto merch, so will hopefully utilise your insights even more now to get going successfully. That brings me around to my question for you, where would you suggest is the best place to start on my quest?  Thanks for the great content you’ve provided via your emails and podcasts.”

Right now it’s important to take action & start uploading to Amazon. Here are 4 steps that can help out new Merchers in 2018.

1. Choose what text to put on the t-shirt, using one of these options:

  • Something you love & have knowledge of.. sports, pet, job, hobby
  • Look on the t-shirts on amazon and get inspiration on whats selling today
  • Use software to research this, like merch informer
  • Get ideas from friends, family, kids (kids are great), or just from local shops & what people wear on t-shirts in your are
2. Check the trademark database – USPTO.GOV 3. Make the design. Use a transparent background, and because most people buy black t-shirts, I recommend to use white text to start off with. White text on a black t-shirt is easy to read and sells well

To make on computer, use something like designdonkey.me
To make on iphone or ipad, use Word Rabbit or Vintage Font
If you know how to use Adobe PS or Illustrator use one of those

4. Upload the design to Merch… this will be easier than you think. The website is very straightforward to use. After you upload your design should be live in a few hours on amazon.com

I hope this is useful! Please share this episode with a friend who needs help getting started!

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Rank #3: 46. How Mike Gual made over $235,000 in his first year on Merch – doing what NO ONE else is doing!

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Welcome back to the show. Meet an amazing entrepreneur who made over $235,000 in his first year on Merch. Check out his Local Merch course here.

Find apps to create t-shirts for Merch by Amazon at www.merchapps.com. Get your free basic photoshop course here. 

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Oct 09 2017

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Rank #4: 5. Seasonal trends, t-shirt quality, building a brand and keyword research Q and A

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Listen to this weeks Q&A with Elaine. Learn about seasonal trends, t-shirt quality, building a brand and keyword research. Submit your question at the Merch Entrepreneur website. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur podcast. I’m your host Elaine Heney and in today’s episode we are going to do a Q&A so thank you very much for everybody who’s been in touch and your kind words on the podcast and questions to do with Merch.

Today I have some questions from some listeners which I’m going to go through. If you’d like to leave me a question about Merch for an upcoming Q&A episode, what you can do is go to MerchEntrepreneur.com and then just click on the “Contact Us” button and then you’ll see where you can leave your questions. Definitely looking forward to hearing from you.

The questions for today. The first question is from Natalia and she says, “I am still in the 25 tier and wandering in the dark trying to figure out what to do. On the podcast you mentioned Father’s Day and Halloween as the time when sales have picked up for you, so would you say that t-shirts related to seasons and the holidays do better with Merch or do you also do niche topics completely unrelated to any holidays?”

First, Natalia, the 25 tier is the hardest to get out of. It really is. I do have an episode coming up that goes to five ways, the five easiest ways I think to get out of the 25 tier. Definitely it is just the trickiest to get out of. You asked should you do t-shirts related to the seasons and holidays or niche topics completely unrelated to any holidays.

If you’re just doing generic topics I think that’s really good. In general, things about where people are working. You know, “I’m a veterinarian and I love it,” or you know, something like that. Or if they really like a particular animal as if they really like goats or chickens or a specific breed of dog. They’re all really good t-shirts to do but they’re not something that’s probably going to sell tomorrow. Like if you launched today, it’s probably not going to sell tomorrow. They’re more when you have a lot of room in your account and you’re looking to fill up slots, then you can definitely do more general topics that people are just passionate about because it’s part of their lives.

“You mentioned Father’s Day and Halloween as a time when sales have picked up for you.” Yes, absolutely. There’s some big times during the year that people just buy, well not just but one of the main trends is they buy t-shirts relating to that time of year. Halloween was definitely big. Father’s Day was crazy and I don’t think any of us really expected it because it was the first time that Merch actually existed during the Father’s Day period. I definitely sold a lot of Father’s Day t-shirts so that was really good. If you are looking to sell t-shirts quick, if there is a big holiday coming up or a big family celebration type thing, I would definitely recommend doing that.

Now we are in November so there’s two big days coming up. There’s actually three. There’s Thanksgiving then there is Christmas. Christmas has got to be insane. Then there is New Year’s so I would definitely absolutely, if you’ve got 25 t-shirts right now I’d have probably geared towards Thanksgiving and Christmas. The other half I would probably do more trending topics.

Right now we’re a couple of days away from the US elections and probably by the time this is aired there will be a new president in the States. The US elections has to be one of the biggest topics that has been going on the last couple of months in the t-shirt industry so I think I would definitely put up some political t-shirts along those lines as well. That would be my two recommendations on that.

Next question from Olivier. He says, “Do you find that branding, including the brand name, is important for selling t-shirts?”
No. Not at all. That’s crazy. The t-shirts, when someone finds them on Amazon, they look like they’re made by and sold by Amazon so they don’t ever say your name or anything. Now of course, there is a space to put a brand name in there but to be honest I kind of use that just to … You know, I keep it short and sweet but I’ll have some keywords in there that were kind of related to the t-shirt topic so if it’s like a political t-shirt, I might have the name of the person as the brand name. Hillary Clinton Shirts or something.

In terms of actually using Merch to build a brand, at the moment I would probably say it’s not really worth it because there is an issue with copycats that Amazon are definitely looking into at the minute. If you put a lot of t-shirts under one brand name, it makes it easy for people to find your other t-shirts but it makes it easy for copycats to find your other t-shirts and they can just literally go into a page of a hundred t-shirts you’ve put up, find the five best and copy them 10 times which isn’t really ideal.

Definitely I’ve had a ton of sales already. I didn’t have any branding on anything. I don’t think it’s necessary. I think in other industries or maybe in Merch as it evolves it’ll become more of a strategy but right now I think there’s more cons than pros in terms of building a brand.

Okay so the next question then is from Leanne and she asks, “Just out of interest, have you ordered the shirts yourself so you can see the quality of them and the printing? I’ve heard mixed things about the quality. Seems Merch by Amazon has taken off like anything. In the last six months, are Amazon coping with the volume?”

The first part of the question, “Have I ordered the shirts myself and have I seen the quality?” Yes, absolutely. I’ve ordered some shirts for another business I run. It’s kind of a horse related business. I’ve actually got seven or eight shirts at home and I’ve worn them for the last couple of months and they’re actually really nice. They’re still in really good shape. I’ve had no issues with them. Actually, people really like the fit, which I wasn’t expecting.

There’s two types of t-shirts and I had ordered the cheaper t-shirts and they’ve been perfect. I’ve had no issues. I’ve heard stories of people getting t-shirts that are blank and maybe with suspicious printing and stuff on them but any t-shirts I’ve got have been absolutely perfect and a couple of months later they are still good to go.

Then the second part of that question, “Are Amazon coping with the volume?” They’re coping pretty well with the volume considering. I guess this is a new program. They didn’t really know what was going to happen. Nobody did. It’s probably taken off even more than they had anticipated in terms of how many sellers there were and how many sales are going through. I think bearing in mind everything, I think Amazon are coping really as well as they could’ve ever hoped for. Both with scaling up and having more people and more machines so that the shipping time doesn’t get too long on the t-shirts.

Obviously there’s been a few bumps in the road when shipping times have taken longer or they have delayed tiering up people for a couple of weeks or obviously the invitation you have to wait, like, at this stage a couple of months to get in. They are definitely throttling a bit in terms of it’s not just you can upload as many as you want whenever you want. They’re definitely keeping an eye on it, but I think all things considered they’re doing a great job and looking forward to seeing what happens there in the future.
Then one more question from Natalie. She says, “I know they say do your keyword research. Do you have any recommendations on ways to do that?”

Yes, I do. My first recommendation I think is possibly the most important. Well, the most useful one that I’ve done. Basically I have a spreadsheet and the first column in my spreadsheet is a list of different topics. You’ve got Father’s Day, Christmas, Halloween, Dogs, Cats, whatever else. God knows how many. Like hundreds. You have all your topics in one long column and then the second column, this is where I’m going to write the couple sentences that I’m going to put into the bullets. For the column that says dogs, then I’m going to go “Enjoy this great dog lovers t-shirt perfect for walks with your dog in the park, blah, blah, blah.”

In terms of where I actually get these keywords from. First up, it’s just as many as I can pull from the air really. I just start writing and when I get to five or six different keywords to do with dogs. That’s the beginning. After that then there’s three websites that are good just to get some more ideas and the thing is I find it hard to literally sit down and go, “I’m going to write a killer description about dog t-shirts.”

I can’t do that in five or ten minutes so what I do is I put in my best effort, think of the words that people could be searching. You can also type into Amazon so you go to Amazon.com and then just type in dog and it’ll actually auto-fill some ideas for your dog t-shirt. Let Amazon order-fill to see what people are searching for. I think just do your best effort. Just write a sentence or two and then save it in the spreadsheet and the next time you go to do a dog t-shirt, again look at maybe the Amazon auto search.

Every time I do a dog t-shirt, I’ll add a word or two or I’ll tweak the description a little bit. I always try to make it a little bit better. What you find is that when you’re doing t-shirts for a couple weeks or a couple of months, your description bullets are really starting to look good because you’ve just put a little bit of time and effort into them every time you’re doing that type of t-shirt.

Three websites that are good in terms of getting ideas for keywords that might work. First is Keywordtool.io. I just put in dog and I got like 712 unique keywords. Some of them you can definitely use. Some of them probably wouldn’t be too applicable but they’ll definitely give you ideas to start with.

The second one is Wordstream.com/keywords. Again, they’ll just give you tons of dog-related keywords if you type in dogs.
The third one which is probably the most useful is just Google AdWords, the Google keyword tool. If you go in there and type in dogs then you can see different … You can see how many people are searching for it. This was a little more specific but I think in the last while Amazon, they give you the average monthly searches but I’m looking at one it says, “Dogs for sale,” between 100,000 and a million. Okay there’s a lot of people looking for dogs for sale but it’s not very specific.

Then there is another one, “Dog rescue” 10,000-100,000. Until you get enough of an idea for what we’re doing in t-shirts to see what keywords might be good and what wouldn’t be good. In terms of then writing them, so obviously you don’t need to expand your keyword description field. Don’t put like dog toy, dog jacket, dog food. You know. It’s got to be readable. It’s got to be interesting. It’s got to be something that makes sense like a human being actually wrote it and if you can put a little bit of humor into it and make it appealing, that’s definitely a bonus.

That was it for the questions so thanks very much to everyone who’s joined the Facebook group and also to everyone who’s left questions. If you’d like to leave questions, again just go to MerchEntrepreneur.com, find “Contact Us” page and you can do it there.

Then lastly, if anyone would like to be interviewed, I have one or two interview slots available in the coming few weeks so if you are a Merch Entrepreneur, whether you’re the 25 tier or the 4,000 tier or the 500 tier, whatever it is, I’d definitely love to hear your story, hear how you’re getting on. Your store goals, what’s worked, what hasn’t worked. Definitely do get in touch. You can find me on MerchEntrepreneur.com, so thanks so much for listening and talk to you in the next episode.

Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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Nov 10 2016

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Rank #5: 19. HUGE Teespring news and what it means for Merch by Amazon sellers in 2017

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Teespring have just announced 3 major new updates. Find out what it means for you in this episode. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

Watch the full Teespring video here:

New Teespring pricing:

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Jan 05 2017

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Rank #6: 4. How to get approved and create your first t-shirt designs

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Learn about the Merch by Amazon approval times and discover the best practises for creating PNG files for Merch by Amazon. Find out more at the Merch Entrepreneur website. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur Podcast. I’m your host, Elaine Heney. On this episode, we’re going to get a little bit technical, but we’re not going to get too technical so don’t panic. I want to just discuss what size and format that your design should be for uploading to Merch. The end product of Merch by Amazon for now and it is my hope that they will expand in to hoodies and t-shirts and sunglasses and socks and lots of crazy things, but for now it’s just t-shirts.

When Amazon is printing the t-shirts, obviously they want the design to look really good. Because of this, we can’t just upload any old crappy small picture that will end up being blurry and look really bad. Amazon has set a minimum spec that they need us to upload our artwork with.

PNG FILES

For this, the format that they want is something called a PNG file. A PNG file is basically an image file that has a transparent background. When you’re designing for Merch, you don’t really want to upload a big rectangular picture, because that doesn’t look very good on a t-shirt. It’s just a big rectangle. That’s what would happen if you were uploading other types that don’t have a transparent background.

With PNG files, what you can do is you can have an image, you can have text on the image that says, “I love Hillary Clinton,” “Trump for President,” whatever you’re interested in, and they’ll just see the text, but all of the room around the text will be transparent, so they’ll just the t-shirt. It’ll be just like text printed on a t-shirt so it’ll come out really well. The format is a PNG file. It’s quite a normal format, so if you’re working in any of the design programs like Photoshop or Illustrator or GIMP or anything like that, you can save … Usually whatever file you’re working on, you can just go save that as PNG format and there’s no problem there.

COLORS

A few other things that are good to know. The size of the image has to be 5,400 pixels tall. The image has to be 4,500 pixels wide. The DPI, the quality of the image, has to be 300 DPI. If this sounds all a bit complicated or crazy, what you can do, the really easy way to get through this, is to go to merchentrepreneur.com/tools and you can actually there download the exact template that I use. It’s already set up. It’s ready to export as a PNG. It has a black background, because most people, their t-shirts, the colors that they buy, they’re dark colors.

When you’re designing your t-shirt, it’s really handy to be able to see it on black background. If you’re writing text in dark navy or something, it’s not going to look good on black, so maybe rethink it. If you text is maybe white or yellow or green or pink or something, that’s going to look good on black. For me, when I’m doing my t-shirts, I always test them out with a black background, and then just before I save as PNG, I just hide the black background and then go save as PNG and then they are guaranteed to look good on those darker colored shirts because they’re the shirts that most people tend to buy.

SIZES

That’s the size and format. If you don’t have the right size t-shirt or maybe the format isn’t correct maybe you’re trying to upload a JPG or some other different kind of format, when you are on the Merch website and you’re trying to upload it, if it’s not the right format, they will give you an error message.

It’s no problem, but they’ll just say, “Sorry, can’t upload.” Again, you just have to go back and check if you made it yourself or maybe you got a graphic designer to make it or maybe an artist or a virtual assistant or something. You need to just check that it’s 5,400 pixels tall, 4,500 pixels wide, 300 DPI, and it’s a PNG file, and then that should get you going from there.

FACEBOOK GROUP

While you’re waiting for your account, maybe you haven’t got approved yet, what you can do if you’re welcome is you can join our Facebook group. We have a new Facebook group, so you can get into that at merchentrepreneur.com and there you can chat other Merch entrepreneurs, see what they’re doing, get ideas for t-shirts.

It’s really good while you’re waiting to actually start designing t-shirts, to maybe have a little dabble around in Photoshop, see if you can get some apps on your phone that you can start making designs with, because the more work you do now, then you will be really really ready the day when the email comes that says, “You’re approved.” You’ll be like, “Brilliant,” and in ten minutes, you’ll have uploaded your 25 t-shirts because you have them done already.

KEEP CHECKING YOUR MERCH ACCOUNT

Actually, one thing, in terms of getting approved, at the moment, it takes months, which is really hard to cope with. We’re not really mostly patient. I’m not particularly patient, but you have no choice. What’s a good idea isif you’re waiting to get approved, every couple of days, actually log into your Merch account and double-check to see if you have been approved.

I’ve heard from a lot of people that they never actually got the email to say they were approved, but when they logged in, they were actually there. If you haven’t been approved, but you haven’t heard anything, definitely every couple of days, go in and have a look and see if you actually have got through.

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Nov 07 2016

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Rank #7: 60. App notifications, Merch approvals and fast keyword hacks

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Rank #8: 27. Chris Green talks copycats, 50 Shades of Grey and his thoughts on the future for Merch By Amazon

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Today I chat with Chris Green about Merch and other business opportunities with Amazon. Chris’s website to help you with your research is www.merchresearch.com

Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

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Jan 30 2017

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Rank #9: 7. 10 Steps to get Started with Merch by Amazon

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New to t-shirt designing, selling shirts through Amazon, and Merch by Amazon? Here is the 10 step quick start guide.

  • Request an invitation at www.merch.amazon.com
  • You will have to wait about 8-12 weeks to get an invite. While you wait you can join this facebook group. If you are not on facebook it is worth it to join to access these groups. Seriously.
  • Also join this facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs/
  • Download your free Merch starter kit.
  • Listen to the Merch Entrepreneur podcast
  • Download the OVER app to your phone and start creating t-shirt designs. Be aware you need to only include commercial use fonts that you personally installed on this app for t-shirts. You can’t use the fonts on the app.

  • Download the WORDSWAG app to your phone and start creating t-shirt designs.
  • Buy and watch this excellent online course about Merch.
  • Read the Merch.co website to learn more about merch.
  • Spend 5 minutes each day reading the merch facebook groups. When your invite is approved you will be prepared and ready to go!
  • Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur podcast. I’m your host, Elaine Heney, and this week, I have something special. I’ve been telling pretty much all of my friends that it’s such a good idea. Even if you have a job that you love, if you’re not looking for anything in particular, you have enough to maintain your lifestyle, you think you’re fine at the minute, you don’t need to do anything extra, literally there is never a bad aspect of having a sideline business that you can work wherever you want, you can work whatever times you want, that will bring you in some sort of passive income.

    Even if it is the case that you’re busy, you have work, you have family commitments, all that kind of thing. You like your job. Your job is secure. If you can start now and start now with a sideline business like Merch or something similar, even if you don’t need it now, it means that in the future, maybe your situation will change. Maybe things will change with your family or maybe something will change in your work environment. Maybe they decide they are going to start cutting costs or do redundancies or something like that. If in your back pocket you know that, okay, I have this little business I’ve been working on for the past year, and it’s making me $500 a month, or it’s making me $1,000 a month, or $2,000 a month, you have that security in your back pocket that you have a plan B if your main situation, which may be fine now, suddenly doesn’t work. That security is literally priceless.

    So anyway, I have been pretty much harassing all my friends telling them about this Merch t-shirt business and why even if they are completely happy in their life right now, it’s still a really good opportunity to dabble in a bit and get started and upload some t-shirts, just on the side, and see how they go. I kind of sell them on the idea, and then I grill it in it doesn’t cost any money. I just get an invitation, and then I can make t-shirts on my phone, which I say yes to. Then they are like, “Okay. How do I actually get started. What do I need to do?”

    So in this podcast, I have the 10 steps, 10 practical steps if you are just getting started with Merch by Amazon. The first thing you need to do is go to www.merch.amazon.com, and you need to request an invitation from Amazon. The story is you can’t just start doing t-shirts today. You need to look for an invitation. Amazon probably won’t do anything for, God, weeks, if not months. I think when I was doing it, it took about three months to get approved or maybe a little bit more. But you have to just request an invitation, and then stare. Forget about it, and check back in every couple of weeks to see if they’ve approved you yet.

    Number two, while you’re waiting, all is not lost. There are some really good Facebook groups that you can join. The first Facebook group is called Merch by Amazon. I have all of these 10 different steps written on the Merch Entrepreneur website, so if you go to merchentrepreneur.com/quickstart, you’re going to get all the links that I’m talking about in these 10 steps listed. Step number two is to join the Merch by Amazon Facebook group.

    Step number three is to join the Merch Entrepreneur Facebook group. Where it seems to be happening these days, and I know maybe some people aren’t on Facebook, and they’re like, “Oh, God, I can’t join Facebook. It’s just a time waster,” and all that kind of stuff. Yes, Facebook is disastrous for finding crazy videos of cats doing strange things and cute puppies and all this kind of stuff. But honestly … And I’ve actually talked my friends into doing this as well … if you’re not on Facebook, for this purpose, purely for business, get on Facebook, because this is where people are talking about Merch, more so than anywhere else. So on Facebook. So step two and step three, I have the links to the two Facebook groups. You can find the links at merchentrepreneur.com/quickstart.

    Step number four, download your free Merch starter kit. You can get that at merchentrepreneur.com, and that would be some template that you need to get started to design your t-shirts and a few more useful tips and tricks and tools in there that will get you started. Step number five, which you are doing already, is listen to the Merch Entrepreneur podcast. If you haven’t already, the episodes are really short. They are like 10 minutes each, so go back to the start, download all of them, hit the subscribe button so you never miss out on new episodes, and we’re going to have lots of stories of successful Merch people coming up in the next few weeks. That will be definitely interesting, so listen to those podcasts. I will usually listen to podcasts when I’m walking, so I get my 10,000 steps in plus I get education, so it’s a double whammy.

    Step number six. A really good app that you can use on your phone … I think it’s better on iPhone than an Android … is an app called Over. Have a look for this in the store, download it to your phone, have a play around. Step number seven. Another app that’s really good … It’s definitely on iPhone. It could be on Android as well … is an app called Word Swag. This is one of my favorites. I love it. Download Word Swag to your phone, have a play around with different ideas. Then step number eight. There is a really good online course which has been put together by Chris Green on Udemy. You can find that and absolutely worth purchasing. I bought it when I was starting off with Merch. I found it really useful, so you can get the link to that as well at merchentrepreneur.com/quickstart.

    Then number nine. A really good website that has tons of different topics, everything to do with Merch and designing t-shirts and finding ideas, merch.co. You can have a look at that. And then lastly, number 10, and this is what I do every day. Spend five minutes each day reading the Merch Facebook groups. A lot of the time, it is people saying, “Oh, I’ve just been approved. I sold my first t-shirt.” You’re like, “Okay.” It is really exciting. If you spend five minutes every day, just skim through what people are talking about. Sometimes there is really useful stuff, like maybe they’re not tiering up or something, or there’s been a change in the rules, or Amazon have announced something. So you’ll definitely hear everything that you need to. Well, pretty much everything that you need to know in the Facebook groups. Usually if Merch sneezes, somebody has noticed it and written about it in the Facebook group, so they are really good.

    So that is my 10 step checklist for how to practically get started with Merch. If you’re like, “Yes, I’m on board. I’m excited, but Elaine, listen. What do I actually need to do to get going?” They are the 10 steps. You can get them at merchentrepreneur.com/quickstart. So that’s it. Thanks so much for listening

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    Nov 17 2016

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    Rank #10: 43. 5 Ways to be more productive and grow your t-shirt business faster

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    Learn my secrets to getting a LOT done every day without selling my soul to the laptop Gods!

    Get your 14 days free trial to Clickfunnels, my favorite email & funnel software HERE

    Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get all new episodes when they are released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes, bu opening up your computer, launching iTunes and letting us know your thoughts & feedback on the show.

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    Jun 26 2017

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    Rank #11: 12. How to get to the 10,000 tier through outsourcing with Daniel Caudill

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    How to get to the 10,000 tier through outsourcing with Daniel Caudill. Learn more about Daniel’s process in his Merch by Amazon Advanced Strategies course HERE.

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    Elaine: This is the Merch Entrepreneur Podcast. I’m your host, Elaine Heney, and today we have a very exciting guest. Daniel, welcome.
    Daniel: Thank you for having me.
    Elaine: No, I’m very excited actually. First of all, I have to say that back in February of this year, so over half a year ago, I was just starting out in t-shirts and I was trying to figure it all out. I had a coaching call with Daniel, who at that stage, I think had been doing t-shirts for 4 or 5 months or something, which was really helpful. First of all, Daniel, I want to say thank you for helping me out then.
    Yeah, I guess for the people listening, where are you from and what were you doing before you started Merch by Amazon?
    Daniel: I’m from Northwest North Carolina, here in the foothills of Appalachia. What I was doing before I got into Merch was actually selling FBA, or selling on Amazon through their Fulfillment by Amazon program. I had been doing that for approximately, well I want to say about 2 years I guess at that point, if I’m not mistaken. I had been familiarized with Amazon throughout that process. The process switching over to Merch by Amazon was an easy one.
    Elaine: When did you actually get started with Merch? Were you one of the first people in, back in the day?
    Daniel: Yeah, I would say I was one of the first, relatively. I got started, I think November 8th, maybe, of last year. I just recently hit my 1 year anniversary of being on the platform.
    Elaine: Ah, congratulations.
    Daniel: Yeah, so I got in before you had to have an application and all that. I had my account as soon as I logged in. That was really a great opportunity there.
    Elaine: Yeah, that was definitely a lot different to how it is now. It’s a lot trickier now. I know it’s hard to have patience when you have to wait so long just to get into the system. Actually, out of curiosity, what tier are you on at the moment? People start off at the 25 tier.
    Daniel: Right now I’m at 10,000.
    Elaine: Oh my God.
    Daniel: Yeah, it’s actually it should be higher than that, according to what my understanding is of when you get tiered up, but I haven’t been tiered up in probably over 2 months, nearly 3 now. I think I would be applicable for a 16,000 tier if they had one.
    Elaine: Oh my God. Have you heard of anyone that’s been tiered up over 10,000, or do you think there’s a cap on it?
    Daniel: I haven’t. I actually haven’t heard of anyone else being at 10,000, so I’m not sure if they only make rare exceptions, or maybe it’s just I’m one of the ones that have made it known that they’ve sold that many t-shirts. I’m not sure.
    Elaine: Oh yeah, because it would be good, obviously, if you could keep, as you sell more t-shirts, keep tiering up the whole way and really expand it. I guess fingers cross that when they start tiering up again, because I think it’s stuck. It’s definitely been stuck for a month and a half anyway, for me and for some other people. Hopefully they’ll do another tier up again before Christmas.
    Daniel: Yeah, for sure. That’s definitely important, when you are at a lower tier, definitely. When you’re up in the range where I’m at right now, I’m having a little bit of difficulty keeping that many shirts in there, especially with the new 60 day removal process. That’s making it a little more difficult, but I’m up for a challenge.
    Elaine: That’s good. Did you end up with many of your t-shirts due to be deleted after the 60 days?
    Daniel: Well, [inaudible 00:04:04]. I counted them all, the ones that were supposed to be deleted yesterday actually, was the day. I had approximately 3,000 that was going to be deleted, which seems like a lot, but that’s less than half. They were supposed to be deleted, but what actually ended up happening is I only had about 700 deleted. The others are still there saying pending removal. I’m not sure. Maybe they’re like, I heard someone on a Facebook group earlier say it’s sort of like the pardoned turkey on Thanksgiving. Maybe that’s what going on.
    Elaine: Yeah, it’s a bit strange, right? They’ve deleted a few of mine but most of them are still there. I’m not too sure. I’m sure they’ll get around to it eventually. We’ll just wake up and we’ll be wiped out, you know?
    I guess with so many t-shirts up, do you spend much time every day on Merch to kind of keep the whole thing on the road and keep uploading t-shirts and finding designs?
    Daniel: Well actually, I’ve hired my future brother in law to do my posting. He, right now, especially if I give him a good goal to work towards, he can post up to 3 or 4 hundred a day for me. That really helps me be a little hands off on that side of things, but I do have a lot of other things I work on, sort of background stuff that’s necessary. I work on that stuff on pretty much a daily basis.
    Elaine: I guess your 1 disadvantage to Merch, because it’s so new, is that we only have 1 login to the account, so you can’t set up a separate login with limited rights for a VA or something. You’re really lucky that your brother in law can help you out. Do you think it could be a good idea for people to try to go faster to try to get a VA, or something like that, to help with uploading? Do you think it’s something people should outsource if they can?
    Daniel: If they can, I think it’s a good idea. I would be, since the beginning I’ve been very, very leery of using anyone that I don’t know, because you are having to give them your account details. When I created my Merch account, I created it on the account that is my FBA account as well. If I gave them the login to that, they would also have the login to my FBA account. It’s just a lot of things there that I didn’t want to complete.
    I actually bought him a laptop specifically for the posting process. I bought him the fastest one I could find. It’s actually, it’s touch screen too, so he actually has a process where he goes through and uses the touch screen and the keyboard, and he can fly through. He can get a design posted in about 52 seconds, so he’s pretty awesome at that.
    Elaine: Oh my God, that’s crazy. How does the touch pad make it faster? I think my fastest is like 2 minutes or something.
    Daniel: Yeah, well the screen being touch screen really helps because he has some keyboard shortcuts he uses for some things, but then also he can just use his right hand to slap the buttons basically, and use his left hand to paste in information and all. He can just fly through it. I’m not entirely sure how he does it. I know I couldn’t do that. He’s one of those type of people who, when he puts his mind to figuring something out, he really, really figures it out. That’s a benefit as well.
    Elaine: Oh my God. He sounds like an absolute machine. Does he have brothers or sisters?
    Daniel: Yeah, well, I’m hoping one day to take a video of him doing the process so I can upload it and just show people just how awesome he is at doing what he does.
    Elaine: Wow, that is amazing. I guess, so if he’s doing all the uploading, do you spend, is this a full time job for you?
    Daniel: I have a software on my computer called Rescue Time. It actually monitors all of my activity on my computer, so I get a report at the end of the week saying that I spent, say, 3 hours on Facebook, 2 hours in Microsoft Excel, et cetera, et cetera. I can look at that on a broader view.
    The other day, I guess it was about 2 weeks ago actually, I looked for the past, since January 1st, I had only spent a total, and this was being generous because I added in things like my email, which isn’t all used for Merch. I spent a total of about 406 hours since January 1st. I think that averaged out to less than 10 hours a week that I spend on it personally. Thankfully I have a lot of outsourcing processes for a lot of the minute time consuming details, and so I can sort of work on running the business.
    Elaine: Wow, 10 hours a week is fantastic. You mentioned there that you outsource. What other, do you have any other team members aside from your brother in law who’s doing the uploading? Do you have artists doing work?
    Daniel: Yeah, the primary thing that I outsource is the designs. I have no knowledge of how to use Photo Shop or anything like that. I outsource that completely. Ever since the beginning I’ve outsourced it because I didn’t really have a desire to learn. I’m not a very artistic person. I outsource that entire process, so that saves me a lot of time.
    Elaine: Oh my God, yeah that’s really good. Definitely it can be daunting if people want to start but they might think they need to be a graphic designer or have that kind of background. It’s really good to hear that it’s not something that you need.
    I’m curious actually, are there any kind of apps that you use, or particular types of softwares or trackers that you use to … well I guess you don’t create the designs yourself, but maybe like track things?
    Daniel: I actually don’t. Everything that I do is fairly simplified, pretty straightforward. I’m trying to get caught up on, I’ve seen some really cool tools come out and all, but then I think about it in terms of, will this actually make me money. If the answer’s no, then I’ve not used it. I don’t have one Chrome extension that relates to Merch directly, and I know there’s a few out. That’s nothing against them specifically. It’s just they don’t really help me in my process because I have my process already laid out.
    I actually don’t. The only tools really I use is Google Drive. That’s the major tool anyway. There’s a couple minor things that help me along to make some things easier, like with outsourcing and things like that. Just as a whole, Google Drive is about it.
    Elaine: Okay, do you not even have the ca-ching sound on your computer when you tell a t-shirt?
    Daniel: I don’t.
    Elaine: Oh my God.
    Daniel: It would drive me crazy. Right now I’m sitting on about 600 sold this week, so I would be forever distracted.
    Elaine: Yeah, you’d probably want to turn it off at that stage. That’s serious. I would enjoy it though if I was selling 600 a week. I would have it on just for a day. I’d just listen to it. Then I’d get annoyed and turn it off.
    Daniel: Yeah, yeah.
    Elaine: Oh, that’s really funny. What was the one thing that’s helped you with Merch?
    Daniel: The one thing, well definitely being introduced to Merch in the beginning was a big help. I can thank Chris Green for that. Really, learning how to outsource has been my biggest asset. Just learning how to outsource, really. Prior to working with Merch, I really was never even aware that you could go onto a site like Fiverr.com and get somebody to do a design for you for $5, or just about anything you can think of, you can get somebody to do it for you, as long as it’s accessible through the internet. I think that’s awesome. I never had any clue about that prior to last November. Now that I’ve learned how to do that and learned how to truly take advantage of that, that’s probably been my biggest asset overall.
    Elaine: Daniel, back when I was starting off, we had a chat together. One of the really strong points that you mentioned today is how you built up your outsourcing team and the VAs that you use, or the designers and the whole system that you set up, because like you said you haven’t actually created or designed 1 t-shirt. You outsource everything, and how you keep it all tracked. If you’re in the 10,000 tier, that’s just thousands and thousands of t-shirts. I found that information really useful, because there’s very few people, I think, now that have actually got so far so quickly.

    Do you have, I don’t think you’re doing your consulting anymore, but is there anywhere that people could go if they wanted to literally learn from an outsourcing pro in terms of how to get set up doing t-shirts? If they’re getting tiered up to the bigger tiers, and they want to actually set up a proper system and do it properly?

    Daniel: Yeah, definitely. Me and my buddy Dave Espino put together a course. It’s, like you said, I did use to offer a consulting. It was an hour and a half, hour, hour and a half, where I would just go through absolutely everything that I knew in that one session. Everything that got me to the point that I was at. I wanted to put that into a course so that it would be more easily accessible.

    I contacted Dave, he’s a friend of mine who actually has been making courses since the 90s, if I’m not mistaken. He used to make a lot of things about Ebay. I contacted him and we put it together where it’s everything that was in my consulting, and then a little bit more in terms of, there’s actual spreadsheets and stuff. Stuff that I use that you can actually see exactly what I use, and you can use it yourself.

    There’s lots of stuff wrapped into that. That was really great to put together. That’s something that I think could be a strong to asset to anyone. Of course, I can’t guarantee any results from it, but I think you might would be willing to speak to the fact that some of the things that I teach are, or some of the things that I show, that I don’t actually leave anything out. That I taught everything that I did. Basically I lay out the ingredients, and it’s just a matter of putting them together and baking them.

    We have that, and then also we have a Facebook group. Dave and me run a Facebook group, Merch by Amazon Success. Anybody can get in there and then contact me. Find me on there, or post a question, post a comment, anything like that. They could message me directly on Facebook even, if they would like to. I don’t mind that at all. I check my messages about every other day, so I definitely get back to anybody who would want to do that.

    Elaine: That’s great, Daniel. I will link to your course in the show notes, askmerchentrepeneur.com. To wrap up, Daniel, what are you excited about for the future?
    Daniel: Oh, that’s a big question. Well in terms of the future of Merch, I’m excited about new products being added. I would imagine that Amazon has a lot of things in the works if you look at the site like Red Bubble. They have many options of products that they sell that you can put a design on. I can only image that Amazon will be doing something similar down the road. That will be really great.
    In terms of my business ventures as a whole, I’m excited about getting my designs up on other websites. That’s something I’m hoping can be a big, maybe not a huge focus, but a larger focus in 2017, is getting my designs up maybe on Red Bubble, Teespring, et cetera. That’s really great.
    Yeah, so I think that’s 2 major things that I’m looking forward to.
    Elaine: That’s great, and thank you so much for joining me, Daniel, on the podcast. It’s been a pleasure.
    Daniel: Thank you for having me. I really appreciate it.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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    Dec 05 2016

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    Rank #12: 24. How to expand your business with Etsy, one of the worlds biggest marketplaces for organic sales

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    Diversifying your income is a smart idea for anyone who is selling on Merch By Amazon. Learn how to expand your business with Etsy, one of the worlds biggest marketplaces for organic sales in this episode with Elaine Heney.

    Sign up and get 40 free listings on Etsy here: merchentrepreneur.com/etsy

    Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

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    Jan 19 2017

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    Rank #13: 20. Learn how Merch has helped Ryan spend more time with his family while increasing his monthly income

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    Meet Ryan Tomlinson and learn how after one year in Merch by Amazon he has more free time to spend with his family, significant extra monthly income and his strategy to reach his monthly goals. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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    Jan 09 2017

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    Rank #14: 15. Do I need to be a graphic designer to make money with Merch by Amazon?

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    Help I’m not a graphic designer! Don’t worry, all is not lost. Tune into this episode to learn more. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur podcast. I am your host Elaine Heney and in this episode we are going to figure out if you need to be a graphic designer in order to make some money with Merch by Amazon.

    Firstly I have to admit something, I’m not a very good designer seriously. I can make my way around Photoshop but me if I were to draw something you would probably have to guess a couple of times to actually hit upon what it was I was trying to draw which isn’t really very good. What I’ve found is actually in any of these online businesses it’s better to be more of a generalist and know bits about different things rather than just being really, really good at Graphic Design or really, really good at Keywords, or really, really good at Market Research. If you kind of have; you’re able to dabble in a couple of different things I find it’s actually a better skill set to have.

    If you’re not a graphic designer, honestly don’t panic. I think actually to be honest, most of the people that I’ve talked to that are doing Merch, they may be able to design a few things if they’re really stuck but they would not call themselves graphic designers whatsoever. It was funny actually, I was at a conference there, maybe about two years ago in Vegas and one of my heroes was speaking, it was actually the first business book that I had ever really properly come across and read. It was my first time out of Australia and I was staying in this little kind of a somewhere between a house and an apartment, kind of in the middle of this really old fashioned outback town in Australia called Kombucha which is a hilarious name anyway. Apologies to any Australians listening.

    I was out there and there wasn’t really much to do and it was dark at six in the evening so there was a shop for books and one of the books there was called Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki and I was like, Oh yeah, I’ll speed read through books without too many problems so I was like, okay, I’ll read that. I read the book and it completely changed how I thought. I was like oh my god, this makes so much more sense than slaving away in some kind of an office job. I don’t know how I’m going to make it work but I can see the future of the way I would like my life to be and definitely this Robert dude has got some good ideas going on.

    Fast forward there to about two years ago and I ended up in a conference in Vegas and one of the speakers was Robert Kiyosaki. I was really bad. I was like an overenthusiastic fan, it was a little ridiculous, probably slightly embarrassing for the people with me. I was like, “Oh my God he’s there,” and of course, he didn’t give a [inaudible 00:03:16]. He was saying what he wanted to say, he was actually quite funny. I’ve read some of his other books as well and to be honest was a little regurgitation going on there from his first book.

    Anyway, he was a very enjoyable character to listen to and definitively very comfortable on stage but the thing I heard him staying at one stage that he was talking to a lady and she was a writer of some sort and she was complaining that her book wasn’t selling. I don’t know how she ended up talking to Robert Kiyosaki about it anyway but she was really annoyed that her book wasn’t selling and she had put so much time and effort into it and it was really good and everything. Robert was like, “Yeah, I’ve got books too and I can’t really write very well to be honest about it but as long as people buy my books,” and she was like, “That’s just not fair, that’s crazy that if you’re not even into it, and …”

    Anyway, Robert kind of smiled at her and picked up a copy of one of his books and he read what was written on the cover. He said, this says if you just read it with me. It says, number one best selling author, what it doesn’t say, he said to the lady, it doesn’t say number one best writing author. His point was that you won’t write the best selling book just because you’ve written the best written book there’s a little bit more to it than that.

    It’s kind of the same with Merch by Amazon. If you are Picasso, if you are such an incredibly, seriously, insanely, inhumanly talented graphic designer, you’re actually not guaranteed to make money with Merch by Amazon because your work is a lot more suited to huge big pieces that you put on a wall that are ten feet high or something rather than doing little funny phrases on T-shirts about Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton or whatever it is that’s actually popular that people want to wear on t-shirts. Absolutely no, you do not need to be a a graphic designer. Okay, it helps if you know your way around some of the software programs but it’s not a necessity.
    You know, yeah okay you might be able to throw up t-shirts a little bit quicker or something like that but definitely for the normal man, woman in the street no you don’t have to be a graphic designer. No, you don’t have to be familiar with a ton of different graphic design programs. It’s actually quite easy to get started, you can even use Apps on your phone to create designs if you want to. Then if you go into YouTube there’s so many different tutorials, really basic steps to get going with Photoshop or different programs like that that you can use as well.

    Being a graphic designer is not a necessity, I guarantee you that most people who do this are not graphic designers, they’re just normal people like you and me. They just have jobs they’ve got families, they’re trying to work out a little bit of extra time so they can spend an hour or two on this every day. Maybe they want to save up to buy a house, maybe they want to pay off some bills, pay off student loans, they want to save up for a holiday, whatever it is, they’re just normal people that are just interested in doing something a little bit different to see if they can make this into a viable part time income which absolutely it can be. There’s no huge barriers to entry, you don’t have to be some kind of genius drawing crazy person or anything like that. Trust me, I’m proof of it.

    I can show you some of my drawings but you’d just laugh at me so I probably won’t bother. That is it for this episode. Thanks so much for joining me. I’ll see you over on the Facebook group if you go to our website MerchEntrepreneur.com you can get the link to pop over there and see what’s happening. It’s definitely an exciting time to be an entrepreneur. This is honestly one of the most straightforward, most scalable and most passive, and I hesitate to say the word passive but you know I have been talking about Robert Kiyosaki and the whole idea of creating assets. You make it once and it sells most times. There’s a lot of that about Merch by Amazon. I think it’s just such a wonderful opportunity, low varied entry, really low costs and really regardless of where you are in the world you can make a stab at it.

    That’s it for this episode. Thanks so much for listening and talk to you in the next episode.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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    Dec 15 2016

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    Rank #15: 26: My secret POD platform that I plan to generate $150,000 of sales with in 2017 (secret platform #3!)

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    I’ve been getting list of emails and facebook messages from listeners who listened to episode number 22. In that episode I discussed my goals for 2017 and how I plan to grow my business on Merch and on other platforms. In this episode learn about my secret POD platform that I plan to generate $150,000 of sales with in 2017.

    Learn more here and get $50 credit plus a year’s free Amazon integration at: http://www.merchentrepreneur.com/low

    Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released.

    Have some feedback you’d like to share? I would be soooo grateful if you could leave me a review on iTunes!

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    Jan 26 2017

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    Rank #16: 33. How to use facebook to grow your POD business with Rachel Miller

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    I did the impossible and I’ve started to get organic sales with facebook traffic! Learn how I did it in today’s episode.

    Grow your facebook traffic with the BEST facebook course ever, created by Rachel, which I have bought and got a ton of value from, Grow an engaged audience with your facebook page.

    Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools.

    Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Get your 14 days free trial to Clickfunnels, my favorite email & funnel software HERE

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    Mar 06 2017

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    Rank #17: 55. Meet Ben, the Professional Illustrator who sells his designs on Merch by Amazon

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    Ben is a professional illustrator who now sells on Merch By Amazon. Check out Ben’s art here. Find apps to create t-shirts for Merch by Amazon at www.merchapps.com and get your free basic photoshop course here. Join the Merch Entrepreneur facebook group here.

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    Feb 19 2018

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    Rank #18: 13. 4 great websites to find free commercial use fonts

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    Check out my favourite 4 websites to find free commercial use font perfect for Merch by Amazon. Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur Podcast. I’m your host, Elaine Heney. Just talking a little bit about the t-shirt designs that I do. I have found … Most of my t-shirts that I have done have usually involved text of some sorts. Now there may be text on their own, there may be text with an image, but I’ve actually got very few t-shirts up that are just an image on its own. In terms of text, if your going to put text on a t-shirt you have to be careful what font you’re going to use in that text. Because you’re going to be selling these t-shirts, hopefully, and making money, you have to use fonts that are suitable for a commercial use. A lot of fonts that you’ll come across, they don’t actually give you the license to use them commercially, to use them for something that you could potentially make money from.

    In this episode, I’m going to go through four of my favorite websites for finding free commercial use fonts. I’ll go through the different URLs. Just so you don’t have to kind of try and write down everything as I’m speaking, if you go to the website merchentrepreneur.com/fonts you can get a download there with links to all the websites I’m talking about. The first website on my list is a website, it’s called www.1001fonts.com. This is a really good website for finding just really kind of unusual, dramatic, commercial use fonts.

    At the moment I am on the page 1001fonts.com/free-fonts-for-commercial-use.html. They have a really cool one called Scriptina Regular. They have a crazy kind of death metal one which looks, actually it really looks beautiful. Whoever designed it did an amazing job. They have a cool kind of Valet, kind of type one that looks really good. These are really, really gorgeous and definitely are going to help make your t-shirts stand out. That is my first website.

    My second website for finding commercial use fonts is a website called fontsquirrel.com. I’m just looking at it here. It says, “Free fonts have met their match. We know how hard it is to find quality freeware that’s licensed for commercial work. We’ve done the hard work, hand-selecting these typefaces and presenting them in an easy-to-use format. Here are some of our favorites.” These are gorgeous. They’ve actually … I’m actually looking at a really nice one that I have to grab. It’s a 3D kind of like old school, rusty kind of … It’s just really, really nice. I think of it, it’s quite bold so I think it would stand out really well actually on a t-shirt. This is a really cool website as well just for getting really interesting fonts.

    The third one, this is probably the one I use the most. It’s called dafont.com. One of my favorites. God, I started using this back in the day when I was doing mobile apps actually, was getting commercial use fonts from here. When you go onto the DaFont website, initially your just met with every type of font in the world whether it’s commercial use or not, or free, or just free for personal use. The trick with the DaFont website is you have to do a little bit of digging.

    At the top of the website, click, there’s – you’ll see there is a few options so click the word “top,” and then this is going to get you the best sellers which is always a good place to start. There’s a tiny little option and it says, “More options.” The text is really small. You’re going to click on that. Then, you can select either Public domain, 100% free, Free for personal use, Donationware, Shareware, Demo, Unknown, whatever. I’m going to just tick Public domain option, and then hit Submit. Then you get some really nice fonts that you can use that are in the public domain.

    A really nice one here is called “Lobster.” It’s a really kind of nice swirly one. It’d be really good for kind of like ladies t-shirts and stuff. There’s one her actually, “Lemon Tuesday” that’s quite good. It looks like kind of handwriting, but it’s actually quite readable. Some of the handwriting ones are hard to read. Pacifico is a really nice one. It’s like a kind of a roundy handwritten kind of swirly one, which is quite nice. Anything else here that I like? Broken Glass, that’s a crazy one. That’s actually a font that looks like it’s made out of broken glass. That’s crazy, maybe for Halloween or something. There’s just tons and tons of really nice font here on the DaFont website.

    Then fourth one is actually Google Fonts. From the developers.google.com/fonts website it says, “Free to use. All fonts are released under open source licenses. You can use them in any non-commercial or commercial project. With so many unique fonts to use, you’re bound to find something you like!” Then, the main Google fonts site is just fonts.google.com. You can go on there and they have tons of different fonts. These are kind of more simple fonts. They’re not as … Some of the other websites have a lot more swirly, elaborate, 3D type fonts, but there’s some good fonts here on Google.

    Again, you can use them for commercial use which is really good. I see “Lobster” is on this again. It’s “Cacao”. It’s swirly, kind of catches your eye. There’s a nice one, “Gloria Hallelujah.” It’s like someone has written it with a pen, but the letters aren’t joined up so they’re kind of like one letter at a time. It’s quit nice though.

    They are my four favorite websites for finding commercial use fonts. You will definitely need them, because you will find probably that most of your t-shirts will end up having text on them. Having a really nice range of 20 or 30 commercial use fonts that you really like, that you can kind of interchange with each other based on what the theme of the t-shirt is and what you want to do. They’re just really, really good resource to have on your computer, ready to go for when you’re creating your t-shirt designs.

    A really quick way to get the link to all of those websites instead of trying to scribble them down, I have them all done for you in a very handy little PDF. Just go to merchentrepreneur.com/fonts, and then you can just download the PDF from there and go crazy, and just have a nice, an enjoyable half an hour, three-quarters of an hour just going through websites and picking out what fonts you really like, and downloading them to your computer I should say. Then you’ll be ready to design some really cool new t-shirts for Merch by Amazon.

    That’s it for this podcast. I hope it was useful. It’s funny, like doing these t-shirts … For me, it’s a bit like being back in primary school or maybe the beginning of secondary school. You had all these serious classes. You’d go to English, then you’d go to Maths, then you’d do some Geography. Then, oh my God, you’d do some History and try and remember everything. Then, you had that one class of the day that was just fun, and it was Art class. You could just go and draw pictures, and there was no pressure. It was just like really, really enjoyable. For me it’s crazy, this Merch business.

    When I sit down at my computer, I’m like, “Yeah, I’m going to do some new designs.” It’s kind of like being a kid again, being back in Art class. No one really cares what you do. You just enjoy the art, just doodling around and changing different fonts, and seeing what works, and moving things over, and sticking in a picture at the top and moving the text down and saving it. It’s crazy. Yeah. I think I’m reliving my childhood a little bit, but in a very good say. It’s definitely the most enjoyable business I’ve been involved in, and really it’s a nice creative outlet I guess you could say.

    Hopefully the fonts are useful. Thank you so much for listening. If you’d like to get in touch, our website is merchentrepreneur.com. To get those fonts again, go to merchentrepreneur.com/fonts. Thanks so much, and speak to you in the next episode.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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    Dec 08 2016

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    Rank #19: 9. How can I see how well a shirt is selling on Amazon?

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    How can I see how well a shirt is selling on Amazon? Sign up to get my 5 favorite Merch by Amazon tools & resources today at www.merchentrepreneur.com/tools. Building your Merch by Amazon business? Get free case studies and POD tactics delivered to your inbox at www.merchentrepreneur.com/signup. Join our facebook community at www.facebook.com/groups/merchentrepreneurs.

    Welcome to the Merch Entrepreneur Podcast. I’m your host Elaine Heney, and in today’s episode we are going to take a little look at the Amazon store, Amazon.com, and look to see how we can figure out what t-shirts are selling and what t-shirts aren’t selling. At the minute I am sitting at my computer and I have opened up Amazon.com. I’ve typed in meow cat t-shirt, and right now I’m looking at a meow on the cat funny cat lovers Halloween costume t-shirt tee. There’s a lot of key words in that title.

    WHAT IS SELLING?

    Anyway, so what we’re going to do is just have a look to see how we can figure out what t-shirts are selling on Amazon and what t-shirt is selling really well on Amazon. Every page on Amazon, every product on Amazon has a page, and you can see a picture of the t-shirt, you can see the title, you can see what colors it comes in. There’s a little bit of a description about the t-shirt. If you scroll down that page, you can see then if there’s any reviews as well. If you scroll about half way down that page, approximately, there is an area called Product Description. Here you see the product I mentioned, you can see the shipping rate, the ASIN. You can also see something called the Amazon best sellers rank, and this is what we’re looking for. This is a number that every product on Amazon has if it has sold. It kind of just gives you an indication of whether it sells a lot or it doesn’t sell very much basically.

    NUMBER 1

    It’s a bit like, if you think the music charts. Everybody wants to be like number one, to the best selling hit, to be number one on the music charts. Amazon is kind of the same. Whatever product is number one, is like the best selling product in that category over all of Amazon. You want to be number one, but obviously it’s a little bit tricky to actually get that far up. You’re looking for a t-shirt that would have smaller, best selling ranks rather than larger. You’re looking for numbers that will be smaller, so numbers between like … Well, not quite one, but any number like under 100,000 is really good. Any number under 2 or 300,000 is definitely worth taking a look at. Now if you see a number that’s like a million or something like that, maybe it sold one t-shirt like six months ago or something, but it’s not really worth worrying about too much.

    BSR RANKINGS

    What’s a little bit tedious about this process is in order to see this best sellers rank, the BSR for each product, which is just the number you need to get an idea of whether it’s selling well or not selling, you need to open up each page. You open up the product page, scroll down, look at the BSR, so that’s a little bit tedious. Here’s a worker orient, if you have Chrome on your computer, you can go to the Chrome web store. If you just type Chrome extension into like Google or something, you will open up the Chrome web store. This is if you’re using the Chrome browser on your computer for surfing the internet. If you’re not, that’s no problem. You can actually just download the Chrome browser for free because with Chrome, people have made these kind of cool little extensions that makes Chrome do a few little extra things. It’s one of these extensions that we’re going to be looking at.

    DS AMAZON QUICK VIEW

    We’ve got into the Chrome web store, and in this store you’re going to search for something called … Let me see, what is the name of it here? DS Amazon Quick View. This is the one I use, and it does a pretty good job. You go into the web store, type that in, find it. It’s free, just install it on your computer. Then go back to Amazon.com. We’re going to go to the first page of Amazon.com. I’m just going to navigate to that on my computer. I have the plug-in installed already. I’m going to type in cat t-shirt and we’ll see what happens. I have a page up, and it’s got, oh I don’t know, like 20 or 30 different cat t-shirts. I can see a little picture of each, and the name and the price, but if I want any more information I’ve got to actually click into the t-shirt.

    SPACE CATS

    The really good thing about this plug-in that we’ve just installed, the DS Amazon Quick View, is now on this page that has all of the search results, all together on one page, it’s also showing me the best seller rank. The first t-shirt I’m looking at is a laser eyes space cat t-shirt. It’s got like this funky cat with pink lasers coming out of it’s eyes. I think there’s a rainbow coming out of it’s ass, which is quite funny. That is … The rank on that t-shirt is 8,618. That’s really, really, really good. That t-shirt is selling a lot.

    HIGH RANKING CAT SHIRTS

    The next one is a Catopia tie dye kitty cat graphic t-shirt. It’s a crazy tie-dye thing. The rank for that is 6,541, so that’s really, really good. Remember the best one that you could ever get is number one, and anything under like 1, 2, 300,000 is still really good. Let me see what else is there? There’s another one here. It’s ranked 5,320. Sorry I can’t, I have plans with my cat, and there’s a sleeping cat picture, which is cute if you’re into cats I guess. Then there’s some other t-shirts there. There’s one here and it was a 3,000 t-shirt, 43,000 t-shirt, 14,000 t-shirt, 24,000, so Amazon are actually quite good.

    SAVING TIME

    On this page they’re actually showing some of the best selling cat t-shirts straight away because I guess they figured I’m probably more likely to convert into a buyer if they actually show me their popular t-shirts. There’s one here that’s 130,000, so not quite as popular but still pretty good. There’s a 94,000, 50,000, 33,000, 349,000. That’s kind of on the end of, might just leave it and look for something else kind of t-shirt. This extension is really handy. It’s saved me so much time once I just installed it. It’s just a much easier way to do research and to figure out what’s actually selling or not. You’re looking for trends. Obviously it’s really cool if you’re going to see a t-shirt that has a saying, that you’re like, “Oh yeah. That could be good.” Then you check
    first of all of course to see, does it have a trademark? If it has a trademark, just step aside, move on. You can’t do anything.

    COMPETITION

    If it doesn’t have a trademark and it’s selling well, you can see from the BSR it’s quite low, it’s under 100,000, under 200,000, then do a search in Amazon. Whatever that little saying is, just type it in, put the word t-shirt at the end of it and see are there many competitors? Maybe there is 500 and you’re like, “Oh my God. Forget it.” Maybe there’s 100, but maybe there’s just six. If there’s only six there, definitely obviously don’t copy the t-shirt or anything like that, but I mean if the phrase isn’t trademarked you can use the phrase, come up with your own design that you think would be appealing. Have a bit of fun with it, and then that’s definitely a t-shirt that you could look to uploading to Merch.

    DS QUICK VIEW

    DS Amazon Quick View. It’s a Chrome extension. You’re going to need the Chrome internet browser on your computer in order to be able to use it, but it is completely worth it. Definitely. I could never do research without the little plug in because it just gives you straight away a much better idea of all the t-shirts that you’re looking at, which ones are actually selling, and which ones aren’t selling I should say. That’s it for this episode. If you’d like to learn some more or join our Facebook group, pop over to the website MerchEntrepreneur.com and you can get all the info there.

    Thanks so much for joining us this week. If you enjoyed this episode, press the SUBSCRIBE button on your iPhone and automatically get each new episode when it is released. Have some feedback you’d like to share? Leave us a review on iTunes!

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    Nov 24 2016

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    Rank #20: 51. 6 Kids, 2 Businesses and $10k Monthly Merch Goals with Laurel Sauls

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    Learn how Laurel juggles Amazon FBA for 2.5 years, six kids, an exchange student, coach our kids’ ball teams, care for aging parents, and takes on new hustles like Merch by Amazon in this show. Find apps to create t-shirts for Merch by Amazon at www.merchapps.com and get your free basic photoshop course here. 

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    Dec 18 2017

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