QUICK TIPS – Passive Income on Amazon using MerchInformer

MerchInformer: https://merchinformer.com/363.html – get 20% off with code PASSIVEOWL

There’s a free 3 day trial. The basic version costs $9.99 per month. I made $124.30 profit within my first month on the site, so just shows it pays for itself. Here’s another quick video about Merch by Amazon and how I use MerchInformer to make money.

00:00 – One weird trick to find identify suitable niches despite oversaturation – Doctors hate me!!1!1
03:00 – The new “Trend Hunter” module
04:35 – MerchDesigner

My old Merch video is here – “$6,000 on 1 shirt?! How I use MerchInformer for Merch by Amazon” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBg92VWbrRU

My old MerchDesigner video is here – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhC3LIoboeM

Amazon Merch – 3 Month Review – Passive Income

As per my Etsy 3 month review, life has been very hectic and I haven’t had any time to do anything with Amazon, so I’ve just left it alone for well over a month.

See my Amazon 2 month review here if you haven’t already. Something I have noticed is that MerchInformer have added a lot of new features which look promising, including a t-shirt designer, which is much needed after MerchDesigner became a paid service. I’m looking forward to checking that and other features out when I have time.  I’ll probably do a review in due course. Again, if you’re interested in MI and if you decide to buy it for yourself, use code PASSIVEOWL to get 20% off.

As far as unconscious progress on Amazon – I got upgraded to tier 500, which means that I’m allowed to upload 500 products in total – 50 each day. Of course, I uploaded nothing because I’ve just been ridiculously busy.

In total, during April I made 59 sales which equates to $277.36 profit (roughly £203.92). This is a reduction compared to last month. I think it’s a reduction partially due to one of my best sellers getting 2x 1 star reviews. One customer wasn’t happy with the sizing (not something I can control since Amazon provide the product), and the other had a suggestion for an improvement of the design – decided to rate it 1 star for no other reason than that. I don’t think they even bought it, which seems ridiculously unfair and I do wonder if it’s one of the competition trying to get rid of me. The shirt has many other positive reviews which makes it average at about 3 stars. I’ve seen the sales drop significantly as a result and the ranking has plummeted. I’ve also experienced a reduction in my number of uploads because some of them have been removed as a result of the 90 day rule after failing to sell.

The good news is that 11 shirts have started selling which previously hadn’t, some of which have sold 5+ times, which seems promising for the future.

Again, I just need to actually work on Amazon and upload things in the coming months. May is pretty much a write off due to how busy I am, but June onwards I will certainly be working harder at getting some uploads on there. Overall though, it’s nice to make almost $300 totally passively from Amazon while I’ve been busy with real life.

More to come. Check out the Passive Owls FB group and YouTube while you wait.

Amazon Merch – 2 Month Review – Passive Income

It’s 1st April, which means it’s time to write a report about March – my second month on Merch by Amazon 🙂 you can read about my first month here, in case you missed.

I got tiered up to T100 literally hours after I posted my February end of month report – so T25 to T100 in the same day – awesome! This gave me the ability to upload 5 per day, which I did daily for a week or so, but it just wasn’t sustainable for me due to other commitments.

I also upgraded to the ‘Basic’ version of MerchInformer as I felt having access to Merch Hunter would allow me to make great progress this month, which it did. I made a quick video about how I use the website here, if you’re interested, and if you decide to buy it for yourself, use code PASSIVEOWL to get 20% off.

2 month Merch by Amazon progress report:

  • 65/100 possible designs uploaded
  • 69 sales which equates to $306.60 profit (£218.75)

As was the case last month, most of my sales came from one design. I do wish it was more diverse, but oh well. I’m very happy with the sales this month and profit achieved. Only 3 designs sold last month, but this month I managed 9 different designs, so I’m pleased about that. This brings my total sales to 94, which means I’m only 6 sales away from being tiered up to T500. I’m sure this will happen within the next couple of days.

My goals for March were to tier up to T100 (✓), max out my submission allowance by uploading 25 designs (✓), and diversify sales by experimenting and creating more popular designs (✓).

Honestly, this month has been a bit frustrating because I haven’t been able to max out my uploads and I got a bit disheartened with scrolling through MerchInformer and looking at all the designs on there. The sort of content making a lot of money on Merch is what I consider to be total shit – i.e. “This girl is AWESOME because she was born in FEBRUARY” or “Psychologist, because Awesome Multi Tasking Ninja wasn’t a job title“. I just can’t stand it and it’s getting on my nerves having to scroll through it all while I research.

The positive news is that I’ve uploaded 55 more designs this month compared to last months 10,  and more than doubled my sales/profit. It can be very frustrating on Merch – and any POD I suppose, because it feels like you’re doing a lot of work for nothing. I try not to upload bullshit, I meticulously research niches, make good quality designs, and spend time researching keywords, writing titles, descriptions, etc, however, 56 of my uploads have (thus far) failed to sell, so it feels like a lot of wasted time. Not to say that they wont ever sell, but it can get you down. I see Merch as having the potential to overtake my Redbubble income though, so I’m going to keep going with it as much as I can.

April will be a difficult month because I’m working away and wont have as much time to dedicate to Merch, but I’ll just do what I can. I’d like to get at least 100 uploads on there and if I can increase my sales/profit, then that would be great.

Will report back at the end of April and let you know how it goes! In the meantime consider joining the Passive Owls FB group as there will certainly be more Merch discussion going on in there.

Full Disclosure: MerchInformer is an affiliate link, so if you’ve found my FB group, YouTube, or this blog helpful and want to support me, then I would appreciate it if you signed up via the link.

$6,000 on 1 shirt using MerchInformer

Quick vid about Merch by Amazon and how I use MerchInformer to make good decisions. You can get 20% off the product with code PASSIVEOWL.

Okay, slight clickbait in that the $6k shirt wasn’t mine, but in this vid I demonstrate how I use MerchInformer to find profitable niches. Looking forward to posting my 2 month review of Merch at the start of April.