I’ve been seeing a lot of talk online lately about how long it takes to get approved for Merch By Amazon. I should preface this by saying that I am still waiting to get approved myself.
From what friends have told me and what I have read online the approval process takes between 4 and 12 weeks (at the time of writing). This will surely drop in the future. You might be reading this and be saying “I can’t wait that long!”.
What can you be doing in the meantime?
What you can be doing in the meantime while you wait to be approved is getting designs done and uploading them to sites like Teespring, Redbubble, and Teepublic like I’ve done. Doing this means I’m already making money while I wait to be approved by Amazon. It’s been 4 weeks since I started uploading designs and I’ve already had 10 sales on Redbubble and Teespring.
Where can you get T-Shirt designs created?
Fiverr.com has a lot of good T-shirt designers that will work for $5-10. This is a good place to start. Eventually you will want to hire a freelance T-Shirt designer from a freelancer website like Upwork.com. I’ve just done this and it is working out well so far.
I know you are probably excited to get starting making money online with Amazon Merch. I am too but understand there are 10+ other print on demand T-Shirt platfoms that you could be making money with on top of Amazon. If you have any questions let me know in the comments.