Merch Lifestyle

Merch Lifestyle

www.merchlifestyle.com
Explore print on demand strategies, expert interviews, powerful tools, and daily e-commerce entrepreneur struggles. Hosted by Spencer Shewbridge. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/merch-lifestyle/support


Etsy Ads - 10 Reasons Why I’m Slashing my Etsy Ads Budget (And You Should Too!)
Sep 29 • 29 min
Etsy Ads are here, and In this episode I share 10 reasons why you should seriously consider reducing your Etsy Ads budget. In this episode I show you my own data based on thousands of dollars of ad spend to shed insight into what’s really going on with…
Google Analytics for Etsy SEO: Connect your Etsy Store to Google Analytics in under 10 Minutes
Sep 22 • 7 min
Connect Etsy with Google Analytics in under 10 minutes. I’lll show you the step by step process in addition to sharing some of my own google analytics data! πŸŽ“ Merchlifestyle.com tutorial πŸ™ Do me a quick favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is…
Income Report August 2019: How I earned $2,617 in profit with Etsy & Print on Demand
Sep 22 • 18 min
In this episode I walk through my August income report so you can learn what went right and what went wrong! πŸ™ Do me a quick favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is very much appreciated! πŸ’‘ Sign up for my free newsletter today and get a free…
Print on Demand Income Report πŸ’Έ Q2 2019 | $1,850+ profit on Etsy w/ new Promoted Listings strategy
Jul 5 • 11 min
In this episode I walk through my Q2 income report and a new strategy I’m implementing via Etsy promoted listings. πŸ™ Do me a quick favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is very much appreciated! πŸ’‘Sign up for my free newsletter today and get a…
Etsy vs. Shopify | Pros & Cons | Which is right for you?
Jun 8 • 25 min
In this episode I walk through the differences between Etsy and Shopify, break down pros and cons, and recommend what might be best for you! πŸ™ Do me a quick favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is very much appreciated! πŸ’‘Sign up for my free…
Feb + March 2019 Income Report | $2,700+ Profit
Jun 8 • 13 min
In this episode I break down how February and March turned out! πŸ™ Do me a quick favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is very much appreciated! πŸ’‘Sign up for my free newsletter today and get a free 50+ POD resources ebook! πŸ“ΉThis episode is now…
January 2019 Income Report | $2,100+ Profit
Feb 27 • 21 min
In this episode I break down how I earned over $2,100 in January 2019 across multiple print on demand platforms. πŸ™ Do me a favor and drop a review on iTunes, your feedback is very much appreciated! πŸ’‘Sign up for my free newsletter today and get a free 50+…
RJ Martinez: Print on Demand Strategies for 2019
Jan 23 • 65 min
RJ sits down for an interview about his experiences earning $6k+/mo across Merch, Etsy, Redbubble, and Spreadshirt. He’s an accomplished community builder and has gained a reputation for educating about print on demand since the beginning. Tune in to see…
JJ Deakins Interview: How to Sell Your Merch by Amazon Business
Jan 20 • 54 min
In this interview I’m joined by JJ Deakins, the former owner of a successful Merch by Amazon business. JJ walks through how he sold his business online and walked away with over $12k for it. If you’re interested in learning more about what a Merch “exit”…
December 2018 Income Report | $7,000+ Profit
Jan 5 • 29 min
In this episode I review all of my print on demand income for December 2018, in which I broke through my goal and earned over $7k! In this episode you’ll learn which platforms and strategies helped me get there, with tips for you to grow your business…
Tejus Patel Interview: 100% Passive POD Income & Amazon Fulfilled by Merchant Strategies
Dec 18, 2018 • 63 min
I sit down with Merch Lifestyle OG (guest #2), Tejus Patel, to chat about his print on demand portfolio (Merch, Redbubble, and Etsy) and how passive his passive income truly is! He shares the success ($~2500/mo) that has allowed him to quit his job and…
My Etsy Promoted Listings Strategy | How to Run Profitable Etsy Ads
Dec 16, 2018 • 15 min
Learn how to optimize your promoted listings on Etsy to drive extra profit to your Etsy stores. I share examples & screenshots from my stores and walk you through exactly how to set up & test promoted listings for yourself. If you’re not using Etsy…
November 2018 Income Report – A New Record! | Merch Lifestyle 041
Dec 8, 2018 • 29 min
Spencer shares the results of his most profitable month yet and introduces a big change to Merch Lifestyle. Listen in to see what worked this month and helped boost profits significantly. Sign up for our newsletter and get a free 50+ POD resources ebook!…
October 2018 Income Report | Merch Lifestyle 040
Nov 21, 2018 • 39 min
Spencer and Shannon recap the haul from October and chat about where POD is heading going into 2019. Spencer shares some insights along the way about new marketing strategies he’s trying out as well. Listen in to see how much the boys earned, what worked,…
Data Driven Graphics Tutorial | Merch Lifestyle 039
Oct 28, 2018 • 18 min
Spencer walks you through how to use Photoshop and simple spreadsheets to quickly make scaled designs for your print on demand business. If you make scaled designs, this technique will save you a ton of time and money. Watch through to the end and learn…
September 2018 Income Report | Merch Lifestyle 038
Oct 13, 2018 • 62 min
Spencer and Shannon are back in the saddle to recap how September went down. The guys share what they’ve been getting up to and why Merch Lifestyle has been a bit quiet as of late. Spencer has some big news and their discussion gets down to some harsh…
Talking Print on Demand Strategy with Benjamin Smith and Chris Bell | Merch Lifestyle 037
Sep 19, 2018 • 61 min
Chris and Benjamin reached out and set up a really fun interview session this past week. The tables got flipped a little bit and Shannon and Spencer had a chance to take the interviewer’s seat for once! Topics covered include Merch by Amazon, setting up…
How to Build a Free Amazon Brand Storefront in under 15 Minutes | Merch Lifestyle 036
Sep 6, 2018 • 14 min
Spencer shows you how easy and fast it is to build your own Amazon brand storefront via Amazon Advertising (formerly AMS). Your first step is to sign up for Amazon Advertising. Neil @ MerchInformer has a great article about how to do this:…
Supplier Review: Printful vs Redbubble | Comparing Shirt Quality + Pros & Cons for your POD Business | Merch Lifestyle 035
Sep 6, 2018 • 36 min
Spencer walks through a two part review of Printful and Redbubble in this POD supplier review episode. He compares actual shirt samples, and dives into the details about which POD supplier is best for your online business! 0:26 PART 1 – UNBOXING AND…
Supplier Review: Printful vs Spreadshirt | Comparing Shirt Quality + Pros & Cons for your POD Business | Merch Lifestyle 034
Sep 6, 2018 • 33 min
Spencer walks through a two part review of Printful and Spreadshirt in this POD supplier review episode. He compares actual shirt samples, and dives into the details about which POD supplier is best for your online business! 0:26 PART 1 – UNBOXING AND…
Print on Demand Income Report August 2018 | Merch Lifestyle 033
Sep 3, 2018 • 31 min
Spencer walks through his record-setting (personally) August and what he’s working on going into Q4. Specific topics include working with Etsy, offering merchandising services, and beginning to do some brand building. Tune in and comment live to share…
Helen Kinson Interview – Building Passive Income and a Global Merch Community | Merch Lifestyle 032
Aug 16, 2018 • 56 min
Shannon and Spencer sit down for a conversation with Helen Kinson of Merch Money. Anyone who has met Helen knows that she combines a super positive and humble attitude with an impressive POD resume. Helen shares her experiences building a global merch…
Zach Knickerbocker Interview – Rising Early to Grow Merch Past 6K Tier| Merch Lifestyle 031
Aug 9, 2018 • 47 min
Shannon and Spencer get the chance to speak with print on demand entrepreneur Zach Knickerbocker. The guys get the chance to talk Merch by Amazon, brand building, and cultivating a strong mental game. Zach has an excellent strategic outlook and infectious…
Print on Demand Income Report July 2018 | Merch Lifestyle 030
Aug 4, 2018 • 57 min
Spencer and Shannon discuss July’s income report results to go over sales from Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, Seller Central, and their own influencer services businesses. In this episode you’ll learn how Spencer recently reached “ramen profitability”,…
Merch Minds Podcast Interview – Long Term Strategy & Diversifying Income | Merch Lifestyle 029
Jul 31, 2018 • 38 min
Shannon and Spencer sit down with Yong and Glen of the Merch Minds podcast to talk about print on demand strategy and how to create diversified income. Spencer & Shannon have been fans of the Merch Minds show for a while, they enjoyed the conversation…
Supplier Review: Printful vs Customcat | Comparing Shirt Quality + Pros & Cons for your POD Business | Merch Lifestyle 028
Jul 27, 2018 • 45 min
Spencer walks through a two part review of Printful and Customcat in this POD supplier review episode. He compares actual shirt samples, and dives into the details about which POD supplier is best for your online business! 0:00 Introduction to show and…
Supplier Review: Printful vs Print Aura | Comparing Shirt Quality + Pros & Cons for your POD Business | Merch Lifestyle 027
Jul 27, 2018 • 41 min
Spencer walks through a two part review of Printful and Print Aura in this POD supplier review episode. He compares actual shirt samples, and dives into the details about which POD supplier is best for your online business! 0:00 Introduction to show and…
Print On Demand Industry News Update Mid July 2018 – Merch Lifestyle 026
Jul 17, 2018 • 54 min
Shannon and Spencer go over the latest in POD including: Merch by Amazon content policy update 5.1, The great Prime Day outage, TeeSpring’s new product launcher, Teelaunch’s price increases, Printful’s new products, a preliminary review of Etsy Plus, and…
Quick Mid-July Priorities Update (Laying the Foundation for Q4) – Merch Lifestyle 025
Jul 13, 2018 • 18 min
Spencer and Shannon check in with a quick update about where we’re focusing our efforts in print on demand right now. July is a great time to be putting up numbers and scaling your business. If you don’t have merch slots, you should be on Etsy, Redbubble,…
Benjamin Smith Interview – Growing Faster on Merch by Amazon – Merch Lifestyle 024
Jul 5, 2018 • 55 min
Spencer and Shannon chat with Ben Smith, a hungry entrepreneur who is just finishing his “Merch30” experiment with 30 days of Merch by Amazon videos and uploads. Listen in to learn how Ben is planning to tier up on Merch while growing his digital asset…
Income Report Review June 2018 – Merch Lifestyle 023
Jul 4, 2018 • 74 min
Spencer & Shannon have opened up the monthly income reports and in this episode they dive deep into exactly how much they’re bringing in from platforms like Merch by Amazon, Etsy, Redbubble, Amazon Seller Central, and more. This time the guys have some…
Kelli Roberts Interview – Earning $6K/mo on CreateSpace with No Content Books – Merch Lifestyle 022
Jun 28, 2018 • 45 min
Shannon & Spencer sit down with Kelli of KelliPublish to talk scaling Merch by Amazon to tier 4K and bringing in $6K+/month on CreateSpace. She’s been doing things a little differently and seeing lots of success while branching out in Print on Demand.…
Jewel Tolentino Interview (Selling on Merch by Amazon, Redbubble, and Etsy) – Merch Lifestyle 021
Jun 26, 2018 • 55 min
Spencer & Shannon get the chance to speak with Jewel of Essetino Artists about growing her full-time business on Merch by Amazon and other POD platforms. Jewel has been experimenting with different design and scaling strategies on Merch, and shares her…
Markus Dunklau Interview (Scaling up on Merch by Amazon Beyond Tier 500) – Merchcast 020
Jun 21, 2018 • 57 min
Spencer & Shannon have a conversation with Markus Dunklau about how he’s approaching his new Merch by Amazon business. The crew talks about scaling strategy, outsourcing, and the “why” behind growing an online business. Listen in to hear what he has to…
Mikkelsen Twins Interview (Earning $10k+ per Month While Traveling the World) – Merchcast 019
Jun 19, 2018 • 54 min
Shannon & Spencer chat with the Mikkelsen twins (Christian on the left, Rasmus on the right) about their journey from Kindle Publishing to Merch by Amazon & print on demand. They bring a great mindest about experimenting, putting up numbers, and…
Greg Preece Interview (Start Starting Up) – Merchcast 018
Jun 14, 2018 • 57 min
Shannon & Spencer sit down with Greg Preece of Start Starting Up to talk merch. Greg walks us through his path that took him from a traditional 9-5 job, to living abroad, to learning then showing the truth about Shopify, and much much more. Greg has an…
Brianna Moller Greene Interview (The Most Dangerous Woman in E-Commerce) – Merchcast 017
Jun 11, 2018 • 43 min
Shannon and Spencer sit down to chat with do-it-all serial entrepreneur, Bri Moller Green. She shares some insights into her broad experiences with FBA, growing businesses, automating, scaling, and how it all plays into print on demand. Tune in to learn…
Chris Bell Interview (New Venture Entrepreneurs) – Merchcast 016
Jun 8, 2018 • 51 min
Spencer & Shannon get the chance to speak with Chris Bell of New Venture Entrepreneurs about how he’s growing his POD business while holding down a full time job in LA at the same time. Check it out to see how Chris is building off of his experiences and…
How to Grow Your Merch By Amazon Account Differently (Step by Step Guide) – Merchcast 015
Jun 6, 2018 • 41 min
Spencer breaks down a new strategy he’s been trying with Merch By Amazon and social media influencers that seems promising so far. Listen through to the end and you’ll hear step by step how you can set it up for yourself and test it too! Scale up your…
Merch Collab – What Is It and How Does It Work? – Merchcast 014
May 23, 2018 • 51 min
Spencer & Shannon discuss the pros and cons of Amazon’s newest POD program, “Merch Collab”. They break down what the Merch Collab platform is all about, how much you can expect to make, and what the true smart strategy in this environment might be… 1:30 –…
Why You Need to be Selling on Etsy – Merchcast 013
May 14, 2018 • 37 min
Spencer breaks down 4 big reasons why you should be growing and diversifying your POD business with Etsy: 6:26 First: Define Your Goal 8:15 Diversify/Grow Your Income 12:11 Mug/Tank Top Profit Breakdown 18:09 Better Understand Your Customers 23:44 Grow…
How to Sell 100% Profit Margin Products Without Shipping Anything – Merchcast 012
May 4, 2018 • 54 min
Spencer & Shannon talk about how you can easily expand your business to offer high-margin digital downloads. Learn how to validate demand and niches, and get the workflow to test it for yourself! Scale up your merch business faster with MerchAlong. Upload…
How to Grow Your Own Brand and Evaluate Your Competition – Merchcast 011
Apr 18, 2018 • 47 min
Spencer & Shannon talk about why a creating a stand-alone brand could be important for your long-term success. Learn how to evaluate good brands and niches as well as finding competition. Article mentioned in the show-…
Our Top 25+ Tools for your Print on Demand Business – Merchcast 010
Apr 11, 2018 • 54 min
Spencer & Shannon run down their tools of the trade. From extensions to web apps, everything from communication to project management is covered. Tools list below: 1:05 – Team Communication Slack Skype Whatsapp Viber Google Hangouts 7:04 – Documentation…
Printful vs. Teelaunch – Which is best for your business? – Merchcast 009
Apr 4, 2018 • 65 min
Spencer and Shannon share their experiences on each platform and break down the pros and cons of each service. Check out this episode before you start scaling your POD business, it is a huge pain to switch! 2:42 – Why use a dropshipper like Printful or…
Our Top 8 Most Embarassing Entrepreneurship Failures – Merchcast 008
Mar 28, 2018 • 56 min
Spencer and Shannon spin up a few painful stories of their previous entrepreneurial ventures gone south along with a few great lessons learned along the way. Long story short – keep experimenting and trying new things! Scale up your merch business faster…
Improving Keyword Research w/ Curtis Blackmore – Merchcast 007
Mar 21, 2018 • 37 min
Shannon and Spencer welcome MerchTitans.com founder Curtis Blackmore to the show to talk keyword research strategy. This episode covers why keyword research is important, why you should be thinking beyond Merch By Amazon, and how to do more work up front…
Merchcast 007 – Improving Keyword Research w/ Curtis Blackmore
Mar 21, 2018 • 37 min
Shannon and Spencer welcome MerchTitans.com founder Curtis Blackmore to the show to talk keyword research strategy. This episode covers why keyword research is important, why you should be thinking beyond Merch By Amazon, and how to do more work up front…
Moving Beyond Merch By Amazon – Merchcast 006
Mar 15, 2018 • 40 min
Shannon and Spencer talk about why your print on demand success is more than just the Merch by Amazon platform. Tune in to learn about strategies to diversify your income and strengthen your competitive advantage. Scale up your merch business faster with…
Merchcast 006 – Moving Beyond Merch By Amazon
Mar 15, 2018 • 40 min
Shannon and Spencer talk about why your print on demand success is more than just the Merch by Amazon platform. Tune in to learn about strategies to diversify your income and strengthen your competitive advantage.…
Finding Evergreen Designs That Sell Forever – Merchcast 005
Mar 8, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, the guys chat about the beauty of evergreen designs and go in-depth on ways to find brands, ideas, niches, and customers. Scale up your merch business faster with MerchAlong. Upload designs to Merch By Amazon (and other POD sites) with…
Merchcast 005 – Finding Evergreen Designs That Sell Forever
Mar 8, 2018 • 33 min
In this episode, the guys chat about the beauty of evergreen designs and go in-depth on ways to find brands, ideas, niches, and customers. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hemY46Yqaf0 —- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/merch-lifestyle/support
2017 Review and POD Business Model Comparison – Merchcast 004
Dec 15, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, Spencer and Shannon break down their income from 2017 and discuss big goals for 2018. They also cover an in-depth look at which business models might offer the most opportunity for entrepreneurs and side hustlers in today’s connected…
Merchcast 004 – 2017 Review and business model comparison
Dec 15, 2017 • 57 min
In this episode, Spencer and Shannon break down their income from 2017 and discuss big goals for 2018. They also cover an in-depth look at which business models might offer the most opportunity for entrepreneurs and side hustlers in today’s connected…
Interview with Tejus Patel – Scaling Your Business – Merchcast 003
Dec 10, 2017 • 70 min
In this episode, Tejus shares his journey in print on demand and walks us through his team’s goals & processes. He shares some interesting insights on how he plans to expand his business horizontally, and shares some great advice on what it takes to stand…
Merchcast 003 – Interview with Tejus Patel
Dec 10, 2017 • 70 min
In this episode, Tejus shares his journey in print on demand and walks us through his team’s goals & processes. He shares some interesting insights on how he plans to expand his business horizontally, and shares some great advice on what it takes to stand…
Interview with Blake Zbylut – Scaling and Automating – Merchcast 002
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Hey everyone, we’re back with a great episode where we inteview digital nomad Blake Zbylut! Blake is crushing it in merch ($4600 rolling 7 days as of posting…) and is transitioning his business into a more team-focused and automated system. In this…
Merchcast 002 – Interview with Blake Zbylut
Nov 29, 2017 • 33 min
Hey everyone, we’re back with a great episode where we inteview digital nomad Blake Zbylut! Blake is crushing it in merch ($4600 rolling 7 days as of posting…) and is transitioning his business into a more team-focused and automated system. In this…
Introduction – Merchcast 001
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
Hey everyone! Welcome to the MerchLifestyle.com website…Shannon and I started this so we could share our experiences & experiments, meet and learn from others who are building POD businesses, and have fun along the way! In our first episode, Shannon and I…
Merchcast 001 – Introduction
Nov 29, 2017 • 30 min
Hey everyone! Welcome to the MerchLifestyle.com website…Shannon and I started this so we could share our experiences & experiments, meet and learn from others who are building POD businesses, and have fun along the way! In our first episode, Shannon and I…