Who else is making money on Amazon Merch?

by awledd
10 replies
I was approved about a month ago and since then I sold 12 shirts without spending a dime on Ads. I haven't seen much story here in WF so I am posting this to aware others and also to share best practices.
#amazon #making #merch #money
  • Profile picture of the author Ly Hang Phong
    How did you sell your T-shirt before your account is approved for Merch?
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    You can not create designs before you are approved. Approval happens anywhere from a month to several months. Mine 4 months.

    But of course you can be prepared by creating designs with Photoshop or other software and start uploading once you get your account.
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  • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
    In my opinion it works great. Some time ago I uploaded four
    or five designs and forgot about them. Then a few weeks later
    they send me $30. But it's drying out because I don't have time
    for Merch.

    If you are a good designer with some nice ideas it may be
    money printer!
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    Yes some people are absolutely crushing it for no money on advertisement which means their profit is 100% profit. but there is a small catch here. They will deduct 30% of your earnings for tax if you are living outside of USA. Anyways I believe it is good money.
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    • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      but there is a small catch here. They will deduct 30% of your earnings for tax if you are living outside of USA.
      No.



      I'm outside the US.
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    • Profile picture of the author Blue Horizons
      Originally Posted by awledd View Post

      Yes some people are absolutely crushing it for no money on advertisement which means their profit is 100% profit. but there is a small catch here. They will deduct 30% of your earnings for tax if you are living outside of USA. Anyways I believe it is good money.
      Many countries have tax treaties with the U.S. for a reduced tax rate.If you live in a country that does,you can apply for this reduced rate when filling out your W-8BEN form.See the link below for the countries and rates this applies to:

      https://submit.shutterstock.com/lega...eaty_countries
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  • Profile picture of the author VictorValhalla
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  • Profile picture of the author VictorValhalla
    I registered in merch a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend ... I still await approval. Any special tactics to receive approval or should I just sit and wait?
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    • Profile picture of the author DanielBlue
      Originally Posted by VictorValhalla View Post

      I registered in merch a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend ... I still await approval. Any special tactics to receive approval or should I just sit and wait?
      It just takes some time... I am sure I did not get any notification
      at all from amazon. About one o two months after I applied I tried
      to login just for fun and the account was there.....
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    • Profile picture of the author awledd
      Originally Posted by VictorValhalla View Post

      I registered in merch a few months ago on the recommendation of a friend ... I still await approval. Any special tactics to receive approval or should I just sit and wait?
      There is nothing you can do on your part. Just wait. As I said, mine took about 4 months. it can take more or less than that. I am sure they are getting hundreds of applications per day and sooner or later the market may saturate. Now they have reduced the daily upload limit from 5 to 2 (for lower tiers) which shows some type of limitations or saturation. Though there still is a space I believe.
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  • Profile picture of the author awledd
    Thanks Blue Horizons. Will try to minimize tax.
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