Merch By Amazon Secrets
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Merch By Amazon Secrets

Super Charge Your T Shirt Business
4.6 (36 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
250 students enrolled
Created by Jason Wilkey
Last updated 5/2017
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You should be able to add a little "extra" to you designs to make more sales
  • You should know better how to make your listings stand out to Amazon search
  • You should know how to tier up and how to get the 60 day sale to keep you designs active
  • You should know a few trick for sending traffic that doesn't break the bank.
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  • You should have an active Merch By Amazon account

This course has one purpose: 

To help you succeed on Merch By Amazon

In this course I discuss

  • Trademark and copyright issues
  • How to find text and graphics you can use commercially for free
  • How to title shirts to show up better in the Amazon search algorithm
  • Simple tricks with design programs to make your shirts stand out
  • How to price shirts to tier up and avoid the "90 day" rule
  • So some free or low cost ways to drive traffic. 
  • Much, much , more

I show that you don't have to be an artist, a master of graphic design programs or create super fancy designs to make passive income on the Merch By Amazon platform. 

I use GIMP and Inkscape ( open source and free) graphic design programs and Merchantwords for keyword research.

You do need to have an approved Merch By Amazon account to get the most out of this course but I do show other Print On Demand (POD) t shirt websites that you can use to generate extra passive streams. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This is for people that can't seem to get any traction on Merch By Amazon
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Curriculum For This Course
37 Lectures
The Basics ( Boring Stuff)
7 Lectures 01:01:20

Just a quick overview of what to expect from this course

Preview 02:19

The truth about trademarks and copyrights. 

Preview 15:16

There are different options for designing shirts. I like the free software but you use what you like. There are different levels you can move to as you learn and you may change your software as you get better and want more options to be creative. 

Software Options To Design With

Don't worry about the template Merch gives you, just set up your own to use over and over.

Setting Up Templates

There are tons of free fonts and many times fonts makes the shirt.

Fonts For Better Shirts

Finding images that you can actually use without getting yourself in trouble. 

Image Basics: Stay Out Of Trouble

There is nothing wrong with having people make designs for you but you need to make sure they are giving you original work that doesn't give you problems.

Preview 05:58
Tips And Tricks For Using Design Software
10 Lectures 01:27:28

Using colors that work together might make your shirts sell better.

Preview 12:29

The easiest design software for Merch. 

Making Designs With MerchDesigner Even If You Have No Skills

This quick trick can make your text stand out and usable on different color shirts. 

Outlining Text: Adding Some Bling

Curved text makes designs look better and it can be hard to do. Here are some tricks to do it.

How To Make Curved Text

Distressed / vintage look is very popular and it can help you sell more shirts.

Distressing Designs For More Sales

Sometimes you need to draw designs when you can't find a usable graphic. 

Drawing With Inkscape

If you use vector design programs, you can use images that you aren't allowed to use as a starting point to make your own images. 

Using Image Trace To Create New Images

Use a vector program to turn pictures into graphics.

Using Image Trace To Turn Real Pictures Into Graphics

Look around at the department stores and the faded look is in.  Here is a way to quickly make that effect.

Quick Way To Make Faded Look

This will only work with black t shirts but you won't have any competition making these

Preview 06:34
Coming Up With Designs
7 Lectures 57:43

Yes you can and should look at other site for ideas.  Don't copy. Start with the niche/Amazon search phrase and work backwards

Work Backwards When Looking For Design Ideas

This is how I go about finding the title/niche with Merchantwords

Example Searching For Niche With Merchantwords

A way to research niches.

Hot Sheets For Niche Research

A overlooked style of shirt design that can be very profitable. 

"Pocket" Logo Designs For More Sales

A profitable shirt style that takes no design skill at all.

Creating Word Cloud Designs

A simple text based style that requires no design skills.

Poster Tees

Use lists to make odd holiday designs that have very little competition. 

Seasonal And Odd Holiday Designs
Selling More Shirts
8 Lectures 01:52:58

A great shirt with a terrible title to won't sell. Make the shirt title what people are looking for.

Titles That Sell

Sometimes you price to tier up. Other times you price to rank.  Other times you try to maximize profit.

Shirt Pricing Strategies

All the keyword stuffing isn't helping you and may get you shut down.

The Truth About Keywords For Listings

An untalked about way of send cheap traffic that is niche based.

Preview 09:52

Pinterest is free traffic but lots of work.   Here is an easy way to do it. 


Sending traffic from people that have an audience. 

Partnering For Traffic

There is more that just Merch out there to sell on. Add some extra cash to your pockets by getting on other POD sites

Selling On Other POD Sites: Using Your Assets

Have your best selling shirts printed in bulk and sell them directly on Amazon or other sites. 

Selling Your Shirts As Physical Products
Odds And Ends ( Added After Course Was Created)
5 Lectures 31:41
Niche Research Without Merchantwords

Use this Chrome extension to find synonyms  

Easy Way To Find More Keywords And Tags

Using an excel sheet to handle title, keywords and descriptions

Tool To Make Multi Platform Listings Easier

I show how to quickly make a shirt to capture the sells in a small niche

Creation Of A Small Niche Shirt Part #1

Part #2.  There were audio problems on part #1 but I wanted to finish the example

Creation Of A Small Niche Shirt Part #2
About the Instructor
Jason Wilkey
4.5 Average rating
244 Reviews
3,038 Students
4 Courses
Making A Full Time Living With FBA and Merch By Amazon

I am a full time Amazon FBA seller and Merch seller.  I have been making a living online for the last 2 years.  I have a degree in Accounting and worked in manufacturing for over 20 years prior to being self employed. 

I have created Udemy courses to help other people like myself. I hope to speed up their learning curve and get them making money online faster without doing as much trial and error that I had to go through.