• POD Weekly #34: Local Merch Problems

    POD WEEKLY #34 LOCAL MERCH PROBLEMS Last week, we discussed using print-on-demand to find ways to work with local businesses, providing both upfront consulting fees and ongoing revenue from t-shirt sales. We heard back from some readers with some questions. One of the biggest concerns was why local businesses would be willing to pay someone else to do this for them rather than doing it on their own. There are many reasons, including owners and managers not having enough time, not knowing about the overhead-free possibilities of print-on-demand, lack of knowledge of how to get it done, etc. Regardless …

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  • Local Merch Strategy: Earn Recurring Revenue Working with Local Businesses

    Tired of Waiting for Designs to be Found? One of the biggest challenges with running a successful print-on-demand business is dealing with competitors. With low barriers to entry, there are an ever-increasing number of sellers making it harder to get found via organic search results on platforms like Merch by Amazon, RedBubble, Etsy, etc. Mike Gual, who first heard of Merch by Amazon in 2005, was weary of getting started on the platform after experiencing similar problems on TeeSpring. Then, he developed a new strategy for using Merch by Amazon to tap into the existing marketing efforts and customer bases …

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  • POD Weekly #32: Last call for Early Preview Signup

    POD WEEKLY #32 EARLY PREVIEW SIGNUP As mentioned last week, we’ve got a big update on the way for sellers looking to create great looking to create custom designs quickly and easily. If you’re interested in getting an early preview, sign up at the link below. Join Early Preview List     RECOMMENDED LINKS Each week, we share content from a variety of sources intended to help print-on-demand sellers. Get even more links by following us on Facebook or Twitter.    — Here’s a good read on how to use social media marketing to gain customers for a …

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  • Weekly Print-on-Demand Links & News

    MRD FEEDBACK SURVEY We are working to improve MRD and would love your feedback via a short survey. It will only take a few minutes. As a thank you, we’ll issue a $5 credit if you complete the survey this weekend. Take survey & get a $5 credit >>   RECOMMENDED LINKS DESIGN INSPIRATION: The Captain’s Vintage Tees is a great collection of authentic vintage tees. Browse around to get some ideas for some vintage style inspiration – and maybe pick up an authentic vintage tee while you’re there. FREE DESIGN ASSETS: Spooner Graphics is offering 10 Free Ink Splatter …

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  • How to use Pinterest to get sales on Merch by Amazon

    Amazon has a huge number of eyeballs, but it can be hard to get your products found when there are so many competitors. Rather than just relying on Amazon's customers to find your products by searching on Amazon, put some effort to driving customers directly to your listings. When it comes to driving traffic to your listings, there are a nearly endless number of opportunities. For one specific tactic, the Placeit Blog has a great post on how to use Pinterest to get sales on Merch by Amazon.

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  • Content marketing tools for print on demand sellers

    A short list tools from Thomas Smale to improve your content marketing. Perfect to drive traffic to your Print-On-Demand products on all platforms. On an execution level, using the right tools could make a huge difference in your marketing efforts. When selecting those tools, keep in mind that each will ideally come with detailed analytics using specific metrics. With the six tools discussed below, you can plan, design, create, schedule, publish, reuse, innovate and track your content so no one piece of it goes unpublished and each is primed to bring new leads and, eventually, revenue. via 6 Top Tools …

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  • Unusual ways to get sales on Merch by Amazon

    Our Merch by Amazon experts are back – and this time they’re answering the question that every MBA seller seems to be asking: What are some unusual ways to get sales on Merch by Amazon? Aside from the basics of building up your social media following and connecting with customers through niche forums, the experts are weighing in on some unique (and out of the box) ways to get more Merch sales.   Unusual Ways to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon [Tips from Experts] Neil Lassen, Merch Informer As an expert seller with sales of over $150k, Neil runs …

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  • 15 Experts Share Tips on How to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon

    Some sellers on Merch by Amazon are having lots of success. This ever-growing community of tee shirt designers, artists, and entrepreneurs has spawned numerous blogs, forums, and podcasts, offering a wealth of information for sellers just getting started or those looking for insightful and interesting ways to increase their print-on-demand design business. To help our readers build their own strong MBA business, we asked 15 successful sellers to share their tips for how to get sales on Merch by Amazon. Here’s what they had to say.   Experts’ Tips on How to Get Sales on Merch by Amazon Neil Lassen, …

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