• POD Weekly #36: Print on Demand Business & Intellectual Property

    POD WEEKLY #36 PRINT ON DEMAND BUSINESS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY In an article on Tamebay about Merch by Amazon launching in Europe, there’s an interesting take on the reason for Amazon’s platform being the most notable among the dozens of print on demand business services available. “The Amazon offering is likely most notable because of how it protects the trademarks and intellectual property of your artwork and that of big brands too. Other less stringent services are available.”1 Amazon’s review team is certainly quick to reject items for any perceived copyright infringement of big brands intellectual property. Typically, …

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  • POD Weekly #35: Merch by Amazon Launches in Europe

    After many months of rumors of Merch by Amazon expanding to Europe, Amazon announced on Monday, July 30 they have launched the program in the United Kingdom and Germany.  Like the US marketplace, sellers and designers will need to apply for an account and wait for an invitation to join the program. Existing sellers will be granted access gradually on a rolling basis, similar to the addition of new product types, such as PopSockets which we covered back in June. 

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  • 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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  • POD Weekly 33: Local Merch Strategy

    POD WEEKLY #33 LOCAL MERCH STRATEGY   There’s no doubt that Merch by Amazon has gotten more crowded as more sellers have been approved. With more competition, it’s become tougher to get your custom t-shirt designs found in organic search results without any local Merch strategy. Instead of relying on organic searches, expert seller Mike Gual developed the “local merch strategy” where he sells services to local businesses to help them get setup with print on demand tees. He earns both initial consultation fees and recurring revenues from each shirt sale. We listened to a number of podcasts featuring Mike, …

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  • Weekly POD: Monthly Credit Value Increased & Free Design

    Weekly POD Update Monthly Credits Value Increased by 20% We’re excited to announce that monthly credits for all Pro members have been increased by 20%. With this increase, Pro members get the ability to download one free design each month (or use it towards a custom order).  Pro memberships can be purchased for as low as $14.92 per month, include discounts on all copywriting and designs, and can be canceled at anytime. Sign up today.  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 …

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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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  • The case against VAs for uploading to Merch by Amazon

    In their latest podcast, Glen and Yong discuss using virtual assistants (VAs) for Merch by Amazon. Some of the most successful sellers, like RJ Martinez, outsource every aspect of their business. They also talk about hiring VA’s. Both Glen and Yong are a one-man operation. While there are other people outsourcing every aspect of their business, they discuss why they will never hire a VA to upload their designs. Also, they talk about the importance of doing research regardless of who you hire. Listen to Merch Minds Podcast – Episode 065: Networking and Hiring VA’s with Glen and Yong.…

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  • RJ Martinez talks Merch by Amazon tips & outsourcing

    Great podcast from @MerchMinds with well-known Merch by Amazon seller RJ Martinez, who has a very popular YouTube channel. RJ has seen significant results with his Merch account, and he discusses how he did it. Like many of you listeners, RJ outsources everything. via Merch Minds Podcast – Episode 063: Interview with RJ Martinez at Merch Minds Podcast with Glen and Yong…

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