Merch By Amazon Income Report Month THREE!!! (Sales from September 2017).
I haven’t done much at all this month with Merch.
I got my 25 designs up and aside from switching the prices around more times than is probably healthy, checking my Merch account like a maniac hoping for sales and switching over a few designs here and there —-> I’ve just been hoping to get those 25 sales and tier up to the 100 tier!!!
The month started well. One morning I woke up and had six new sales over night!! Even now, I’m not sure quite what happened there.
I thought maybe I’d hit the big time and a shirt had gone viral, (LOL).
But no, I didn’t get any sales for a while after.
Then, towards the end of the month, sales REALLY slowed down. So, I took all my prices right down to practically the minimum. There wasn’t suddenly a rush of sales though. After a while, I put some of the prices back up a little.
So, I’m writing this now on October 3rd. I really hoped I’d be up to the 100 tier now but I KNOW I don’t have very long to wait… I only have 3 more sales to go until I have sold 25.
To say I’m excited would be a huge UNDERSTATEMENT! As far as making money online goes, this must have been one of the smoothest processes to date.
Yes, it’s been a while and maybe some people would get fed up by now. But I am used to things taking their time online.
With one of my main websites right now, it took me over SIX MONTHS to make a single sale on there, (via affiliate marketing).
After that, I wasn’t suddenly swimming in money either. It’s been a slow and steady progress. It teaches you a certain level of patience. It can also teach you that good things take time and hard work pays off!
In any case, making money, (albeit a few dollars) in the first month – certainly gave me the motivation to keep going.
So, how much did I make in September?
In September I made 13 sales and in total made $39.07 in September.
Compared to just $7.51 in August, that’s a pretty decent leap.
Sure, I’m sure plenty of people have tonnes more sales in their third month… on the other hand, some people have yet to make a single sale!
So, I’m happy for this progress so far.
What will 100 shirts mean profit wise? Time will tell.
From what people say, I may only be able to upload 2 a day in the 100 tier. Some were uploading 4, but it seems to have been reduced.
I Got A Five Star Review!
Another exciting thing this month was, that I got my first review. Not only my first, but a 5 star review.
The reviewer said the design was AWESOME and that the shirt fitted great.
What more can I ask really?
It was a design I did very quickly myself.
I’m feeling somewhat frustrated by my limitations as a “designer.”
Using the term “designer,” extremely loosely here! (I am no designer! Not yet anyway!).
I don’t have Photoshop…. I haven’t looked into GIMP… I would like to learn something, but I don’t really know where to start.
It would be nice to have a bit more freedom, there’s so much I’d like to create and I just don’t have that knowledge to do so.
I almost did Art at university – but I had zero interest in graphic design, or any sort of design online at all. So, it’s quite ironic that I should be doing this now.
I’m also entirely working from a chromebook, (I got this before I knew about Merch) and they certainly have their limitations.
So, that will be all for now. I will add another income report at the start of November!!
If you have any questions, just leave me a comment below!