Have You Got Plans For A Body Tattoo? You May Lose The Eligibility To…

Tattoo Meaning “To Write”

Tattoos are Awesome. Undoubtedly, a tattoo on few people just grabs our attention without a second thought.

Some personalities ink themselves on many parts of their body. And each of those tattoos narrates a story behind. For example, our own Indian Cricket Captain Virat Kohli. The one who has got a good number of tattoos all over his arms and shoulders. Notably, the text Scorpion inked on his right bicep, Lord Shiva, and a Samurai warrior with a raised sword on his shoulder and arms.

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Tattoos are very common to see on sports personalities, especially in Football, Basketball, and Cricket. Have you anytime seen a FIFA, NBA, or a Cricket sportsperson without an ink on their body?

It may take some more time for us to come up with a list. There is one other person too whom I can refer here. Remember the body inking on “Michael Scofield”, a structural engineer from the television series “Prison Break”?

Tattoos Are Trendy:

A few years back, body inking among the adults of age group between 20 to 35 was not very common. But now, that is the trend. Starting from the teens who are in their final year of college to the adults working in Information Technology based companies have got body Tattoos nowadays. The increased number of body writing studios which we see around us in the recent times is the best example I can quote to confirm the inking is a trend among youngsters in India.

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The Eligibility:

Please do not think that I am against body inking based on the title of this post. I was interested too to have one on me. But, a bit hesitant now as I got to know about this.

A tattoo on our body might cost us our eligibility to save a life when needed.

Let me be more specific, a person who has got their body inked cannot donate blood for a period of six months to a year. This is not only applicable for the body tattoos but also applicable for Body Piercing.

This above-mentioned fact had pulled me back from getting a tattoo for myself. Please note that the suspension duration mentioned above also depends on the salon and the country from where the person got their body inking done.

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In India, the duration of suspension from donating blood after getting inked is six months. Similarly, every country has got their own restrictions on the duration of the suspension. I had jotted down the suspension duration in some of the countries below for better awareness.

In case of the United States of America, there is no waiting period to donate blood even after a tattoo. But, this is applicable only if you are living in the cities of the USA where a tattoo facility is regulated.

If you have got your tattoo done from the cities like New York, Utah, Pennsylvania, D.C and few more cities where the tattoo facilities are not yet regulated then a person needs to wait for a year before opting to donate blood.

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Why Do Blood Banks/Hospitals Deny Blood wrt A Tattoo?

Infection is the one main reason for the denial.

Once after having a skin puncturing tattoo or body piercing using a needle, an individual’s body is injected with heavy traces of antibody elements from the inks leading to a reaction. The person who gets a tattoo is also prone to diseases like HIV, Hepatitis B, and C especially when an unclean needle is used in the process.

The above mentioned is also applicable for the women who undergo Microblading and Permanent Makeup. Remember, they do fall under the category of cosmetic tattoos as they involve pigmentation and ink implants in the skin.

Maybe you are a potential blood donor but a small tattoo on your wrist may place you in a fix. You may be pushed to a spot where you could not help someone who is fighting for their life after a road accident. I felt that it is not worthy to get my body inked when compared to saving ones life if a situation arises.

Still, Couldn’t Resist?

Go on, but…

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  1. Think one more time before hitting the doorstep of the Tattoo parlor or a studio.
  2. Ensure that the tattoo studio you had chosen has got a tattooist with good experience.
  3. It is a must that you see a fresh needle that is going to be used on you. It is also mandatory that you ask the tattooist open the needle in front of you.
  4. Ensure that the tattooist wears clean gloves while inking your body. All the items used in the process need to be properly sterilized.
  5. The professional should not be using an already used ink bottle. The ink he/she use should be from a fresh unopened bottle.
  6. Do not take a risk and compromise your health just to save some extra money.
  7. Ensure that the studio you choose is clean and it is run by a professional.
  8. Not all Tattoo studios might have got trained professionals, Beware.
  9. Do not forget to ask about the care instructions.
  10. It is better to avoid inking your body when you are on a tour. You do not know whether the studio is good or bad.

Are Tattoos Permanent Or Removable?

Yes is the answer for both.

They are permanent, but the color of the ink used is expected to fade. If you are planning to ink on your wrist or at the front space of the fingers, then you may need to consider going for a color touch-up once in fifteen months.

With modern technologies like laser treatment, yes a tattoo can be removed from the skin.

Good To Know:

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Not all countries in the world are tattoo friendly. There are countries who do not encourage people wearing a tattoo on some part of the body and also got a right to not to allow a person into their country if that person wore a tattoo that criticizes their belief. For example,

  • Denmark – No tattoos on Face, Neck, Hands, and Head.
  • Srilanka – No tattoos of Buddha or similar.
  • UAE, Japan- No tattoos are encouraged.

Alrighty then.

Hope you find this post useful and informative. See you all around soon.

Give Blood. Give Life.

References:

http://negaraku.astro.com.my/articles/en/can-i-donate-blood.aspx

http://www.bloodcenters.org/people-receiving-tattoos-in-ca-can-donate-blood-without-waiting-period-2/

http://www.donateblood.com.au/faq/tattoo

https://blood.ca/en/blood/abcs-eligibility

http://www.theweek.co.uk/63895/giving-blood-who-is-and-who-isnt-allowed-to-donate

http://blooddonors.ae/donor/en/article/10-Who-can-donate-Blood.html

Monetize Your Photography Skill

Photography – From A Hobby To A Side Hustle:

We had discussed enough on whether to buy a DSLR / SLR Camera or not for photography in the parent post already.

As a continuation, this post will give some more insights on how to turn your photography skill into a side hustle. Especially for those who already own a camera and also for those who wanted to buy a new one to pursue their hobby.

Let us Hop On…

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Yes, as I said there are ways to monetize the photography skill with some extra effort and determination from your side. Maybe some of you already know about few things that you are gonna come across down this post.

I am a little bad when it comes to Photography and it is not my cup of tea. I am jotting down this content here by keeping the knowledge I had gained from various sources on the web. Before, we move on further let me also share this piece of information too about the images we see when we Google.

Good To Know:

– Please be informed that we are not supposed to use the images we find in Google for our personal or commercial use.

– The reason behind is that most of the stunning photographs we see and download from Google search are copyrighted.

– The owner of an image can sue us anytime for using their captures without their consent. So, be cautious while using the snaps from the web especially for commercial use.

A Copyrighted / Free To Use Images:

Hmm, here is how one can identify whether an image is a copyrighted one or free to use for commercial purpose.

The Steps:

  1. Go to Google website on your PC.
  2. Click on Settings.
  3. Select the option Advanced Search.
  4. Select the drop-down on the option “Usage Rights”.
  5. Choose the option “Free to use, share or even commercially / Free to use, share, modify or even commercially “.

Still, Need To Use Others Photographs?

– If you need to use the captures of others for commercial purpose then please contact the owner and check whether you can use their photographs.

– Buy it for a price if you need to use them for commercial purposes.

– One more thing to do is to provide citations about the user or their website while using their photographs in your website or a blog. By providing citations, you can ensure that you are not involved in Plagiarism.

The Traditional Approach:

We all know about the traditional approach which can be followed to make money out of photography, for example, running a Photo Studio. But, that approach would need you to concentrate much on your studio full time overriding the meaning of the term “Side Hustle”.

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So, how to make money as a part-time photography professional in parallel to the regular active job?

Please remember that your active full-time job is a must have until you create a stable parallel path to go over with your side hustle. People who jump right onto their side hustle leaving their full-time job are most likely to fail after few years. So, your current active income is a must, at least in the initial stages.

The Modern Approaches:

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  • Create a website or blog or a Facebook page to showcase your photographic skills.

– This is mandatory as your side hustle rely a lot on the internet followed by word of mouth.

  • Speak to your friends and see if you can help them capture the great moments of their upcoming family occasion or their kids birthday party.

– Ask your friend to share those photographs on their social media page with your name or company name watermarked on it in return.

  • Once after the breakthrough, you can start setting the package based rates according to the nature of the occasion.

– Maybe you know about this trend already. There are couples who take a photographer with them during their honeymoon trips. Here the photographer gets free travel ticket, accommodation, food and also gets money for taking the couples pictures at the time of site seeing.

  • Either you create your work for the available markets or find the market where you can sell your skills.
  • When it comes to photography, sticking to a particular genre would help a lot. I am saying this because there is a huge volume of photography hobbyists who concentrates on Nature. So think different and be creative.
  • Stick to a particular niche, for example, capture the photographs of Automobiles alone or food items or modern homes etc.
  • Find a blogger/bloggers to whom you can sell the photographs you had captured.

– If the person who buys your photographs does blogging on a particular niche then you should be able to see a continuous cash inflow by providing your captures. But, this may not be the case with the bloggers who write and concentrate on many things.

For example, I do not blog on a particular topic instead cover many areas. So, in cases like this, it is best to be in touch with the blogger on regular basis to get the information about what he/she is planning to write next. That way you can try to capture things based on the need and sell it.

– Connections with more number bloggers lead to more cash inflow.

  • Capture things that are trending and things that can be of use to a local newspaper and magazines.

– Emailing them with your captures is one more way to make money.

  • Get your captures in a postcard and see whether you can sell it with the help of local stationary shops and fancy stores. You can also sell your captures for creating book covers too.
  • Take part in photography contests. They not only open the gate for you to meet many like-minded hobbyists but also gives you more visibility.
  • Create a magazine with your captured photos and sell it during the book fair. Kids love pictures book. Hope you got what I am saying. Think different, focus on the areas that most others had overlooked.
  • Most of the doctor’s clinic nowadays have digital photo frames. Speak to the receptionist and see whether you can run your stunning photographs with your name watermarked in their digital photo frames.

– This is something you can do at any place where there is a waiting room. Another example is the automobile service centers where they just run the television channels.

  • Check with your nearby home appliances showroom. You can display your stunning captures in the Big Screen Smart TV section if they are okay with it. People who come to buy a Smart TV can have a look at your photos. It will not only allow them to decide the smart TV based on the color sharpness with the help of your photographs but also advertise you as your name is on the photographs.

– How you showcase your talents and create visibility is what matters, finally.

  • There are sites like pixels.com where you can sell your captures to be on many products like cell phone back covers, canvas prints, and Duvets.
  • Submit your photographs to the websites that buy images. There are many websites that buy photographs of others for money.
  • Sell your photographs to stock photography agencies.

What Is Stock Photography?

It refers to the supply of photographs, which are often licensed for specific uses.

Professional photographs of commonplaces, landmarks, nature, events or people fall under the Stock Photography category.

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  • Macro stock: High-priced and exclusive stock photography.
  • Midstock: Stock photography priced between macro stock & microstock which is often used online.
  • Microstock: Low-priced and inclusive stock photography.

Stock Photography Agencies:

The below-shown are some of the websites or stock agencies where one can sell their stock photography.

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Things To Remember While Using Stock Photography Sites:

  • Remember that there are established photographers in large numbers associated with these websites.
  • Websites like Dreamstime and 500px are community-based. You can try these sites especially when you wanted to know how others look at your capture.
  • To crack and make a space for you is not an easy task but at the same time, not something which is impossible with the help of determination and hard work.
  • The stock photo websites mentioned above do take bigger commissions on the each sale you make via them. For example, 123RF provide 30 percent commission for a non-exclusive snap.
  • Most of the above-mentioned sites need you to signup and also do come with expensive annual charges.
  • To make good returns out of these sites, maybe $100 a month, one should be able to upload nearly 1000 awesome snaps a month.
  • Quality matters a lot in these websites.
  • Some of the sites are expected to contain the images which are 18+ as a part of body art too. For example website like 500px.

Last But Not The Least

As you know now on how to effectively use your SLR/DSLR/Mobile phone camera, please do a thorough research.

Finalize the best site which can help you steer your side hustle smooth.

Always ensure that you upload your images onto multiple websites so that you get more gains.

The Life hacks I Love – Part 1

Life hacks

A strategy that helps a person to manage time and be efficient and productive. I am gonna share here some of the life hacks which I had liked and experienced. Maybe you would also like them once you try. There is nothing wrong in trying hence, give it a shot. Let’s hope it works well for you too.

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A Sorry Replaced With A Thank You Creates +ve Effect:

For example, let us assume that you are running late due to traffic and could not reach on time to the place where you and your friend had planned to meet. Traffic is not something that you can control. It is not your fault. In these kinds of scenarios, Say Thank You for your patience instead of a Sorry. The term Sorry creates a negative emotional state in the mind of the other person.

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Always remember that the words Please, Sorry and Thank You are Magical words.

Wearing Your Shoes Will Help You Hit The Gym:

To hit the gym daily is not a very easy task. It needs motivation and determination. But, most of the times these two powerful words are overridden by our Laziness. In my personal experience, the feeling of laziness win over Motivation and Determination.

Life Hacks

I have come across this two-minute hack known to help most of the gym goers achieve their goal of hitting the gym daily. Override the laziness by wearing your gym shoes. That is the first and the difficult step. Once the shoes are on then there is no stopping 80 percent of the times.

Never Walk Empty Handed At Home:

Most people who give a seminar or speech used to have something in their hands while speaking. Most of the times, it would be a marker or a pointing light. This is because of the two reasons.

1. Leaving the hands sideways will give an awkward look to anyone especially when they are on stage.

2. To leave the hands inside the pocket shows lack of courage.

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But, what if we are at home?

I need not say about how one’s home will look like especially when there are smaller kids at home. If you are in the similar situation, never walk empty-handed between rooms in your home. Always grab those toys and bits of paper lying on the floor and leave them at their place. This way you can ensure that the home is still neat. This technique also helps us save a lot of time and keeps us productive.

What We Read Tonight Determines Our Tomorrow:

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This is one reason why most people read books before bedtime. The positive thoughts from the book give a great feeling and create peace in the mind and body. That is not all, the positive effect stay until we wake up and help us plan our day better with a smile. This is applicable very much for the books or online content that provoke our thoughts and inspire us. A person who reads every day before bedtime is most likely to stay dull or less motivated the day they missed reading.

The 30 Days Challenge:

I am yet to try this life hack but still sharing here as it looks promising and it is not a 5o day’s Blue Whale Challenge, Phew!
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They say it takes 21 days to make or break a habit. I do not know whether it is a Fact or a Myth.
But, when we want to make something good a habit or to get rid of a bad habit, it is better to stick to a 30 days challenge. By doing the same activity for 30 days in a row we are most likely to stick to that habit down the road for a longer time. But, there may be personalities who fall under exceptions category and look at this life hacks differently too.

A Softened LPG Hose Works Great:

I came across a situation at my home where I had to insert the LPG hose to the gas stove. Tried with my bare hands for almost an hour which had just resulted in boils on my fingers, palm and terrible pain for two days. No luck as I was unable to insert the hose fully and the gas leak was continuous. Later, came to know about this hack from the gas stove servicing professional which had not only helped me but worked great. Here is the trick. This technique cannot be counted as one among the life hacks for people who reside outside India but still can be suggested to their friends and relatives.

The Steps:

  1. Take hot water.
  2. Immerse one end of the hose into the hot water. Ensure that the portion required to be inserted to the gas stove is in contact with water.
  3. Leave it for 30-45 seconds.
  4. Try to insert the LPG hose now towards the stove. It will be butter smooth.
  5. Do not turn ON the gas stove for at least 10 minutes.
  6. The inserted hose will be intact to the stove nozzle without any gaps once it cools down.
Note: The above-mentioned method is applicable only for the Orange colored LPG hose supplied by the gas agency or the branded ones bought from an external shop.
Do not try this technique with the green colored LPG hose which was in use a few years back. I mean the soft ones with no hard wiring inside the hose rubber. The green ones are no longer supplied by the gas agencies but still.Will see you all soon with some more life hacks too if possible.

Cycling For Weight Loss – Part 2

The Continuation – Cycling For Weight Loss

As I said in the parent article “Cycling For Weight Loss” there is a lot more than what most of us know about the outdoor cycles. When it comes to Outdoor cycles, there are a lot of factors which need to be considered due to its wide ranges. So, here they are for you.

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Types Of Outdoor Cycles:

CyclingStandard Bikes

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The ones which are not in use much nowadays at least in India. These bikes are single speed bikes with coaster brakes where there will not be any brakes near the handlebar. The brakes are applied by pedaling backward.

Best suited for leisure rides focused on flat roads. Rarely found in India, but can be purchased online from Amazon.

BMX ( Bicycle Motocross ) Bikes

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These are the bikes which people use when racing on off-roads and while performing stunts.

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Best suited for stunt riding and for the rough roads with constructed obstacles.

Road Bikes

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These are the ones that are used by professional cyclists during bike races. These are also the ones which are widely used by people who wanted to maintain their body weight. It can be used for covering longer distances as they are ergonomically designed and they are mostly geared bikes.

Road Bikes falls under two categories.

  1. Performance and Speed
  2. Touring

These high-speed bikes come with slim tires for greatest speed and they are of lightweight. The cost of this bike varies mainly based on the material used to build the bike. The rate of a very good performance plus comfort bike is expected to be greater than 20000 Indian Rupees. For example, brands like Firefox, Cannondale, Btwin, Montra and rock rider bikes fall into this category. But these brands have got Mountain and Hybrid bikes too.

Best suited for people who need a high-speed bike and wanted to cover more than 50 kilometers in a day.

Touring bikes are designed for more comfort and for carrying loads. They are heavier as they come with mounts for rack and fender attachments.

Mountain Bikes

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The MTB (Mountain Bike) bikes are used for off-road cycling that covers landscapes that are not flat. These bikes come with broad and rugged tires and with suspensions to make the rider feel comfortable.

Best suited for people who do adventure trips on regular basis.

Hybrid Bikes

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These are the ones which most of us had used and still using. As the name implies it is a combination of both road and terrain bikes. These are widely used and can be found among the school and college going teens in India. These bikes are suited for both flat and reasonable off-road rides. Just like road bikes, these bikes also come with various levels of Gears and Friction on the left and right handles, Double discs, and Double valve rims.

Best suited if your usage is just occasional rides and for lesser distances few times in a week.

Tandem Bikes

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This kind of bike can be found in western countries more. In India, maybe in a circus. These bikes come with an extra seat and set of pedals for two people to ride together.

Recumbent Bikes

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These are not regular bikes and not for city roads. These bikes come with a reclining seat and with pedals forward. Suited only for flat roads.

Unicycle

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These are mainly used by performers and can also be found in a circus. Needs the skill to handle this kind of bike as they come with only one wheel. This bike is used in the unicycle hockey and in some of the other sports as well nowadays.

Points To Consider While Buying a Cycle To Maintain Weight Loss:

  • Do you know cycling?
  • What would be the frequency of you and the bike hitting the road or off-road?
  • Your intention to buy a bike? Is it just for Fun rides or you are also planning to use it as your commute.
  • What is your Budget?
The below-shown chart should help you get an idea in deciding on what bike to buy.
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Things To Consider:

If you would like to have a physical view of any bikes, hit the doors of Decathalon stores or similar to see it directly.

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  • Consider assembling the bike with a help of a professional especially if you are buying the product online.
  • Do not stick to the Brand name. Discuss with friends and local bike store before you zero in on the bike. There are people who custom build their bikes with the help of professionals.
  • Choose the bikes for which the spare parts availability is good. Btwin and Firefox users can be found in good numbers in India.
  • Test drive the bikes to find the one which makes you feel very comfortable. Spending time on this now will help you not to feel bad later. Ensure that the distance between the handlebar, brakes are reachable easily while choosing the bike.
  • Consider taking the finalized bike for rent from the nearby shop to experience the bike for more hours before you buy. You can hire the cycle for a certain number of hours for 500 rupees. Trust me, it’s worth to opt for.
  • Do not buy expensive bikes if your intended purpose is just casual and occasional cycling. Going for an EMI is not a good choice instead check whether you can avail corporate discounts.
  • Consider buying important accessories like stop lights, helmets, and other required gears. Some of them might not be required always but you are the best judge here.
  • Buy well-fitted clothing for cycling. Uncomfortable clothes specifically the cycling shorts will make you hesitate to touch the bike later. There are people who had experienced worse scenarios due to improper clothing.
  • Do not go for long distance cycling if you are not feeling well and if you had not slept properly.

My Cents:

– If you want to maintain your weight at a lower cost, you can also consider buying a used bike.

– The bike need not be a professional cycling bike instead it can just be a most commonly used hybrid bike.

– Save money and time by maintaining the bike well. Filling air once a week should do the trick besides other activities. A well-maintained bikes service cost should not exceed more than 500 rupees.

– Cycling can be Fun. Maintain your weight by doing the activity as a part of a group. Search for the cycling groups on Facebook and get yourself registered.

Remember this African proverb which is also relevant in this context.

If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. If You Want To Go Far, Go Together.

Got A Designer In You? Try Merch by Amazon

To Exhibit Oneself Is A Talent

This is my fourth article on earning through a side hustle. A second one inline with Amazon. Please browse my blog for more side hustle approaches. As days run, a thought about job security keeps growing constantly in my mind. Maybe the current market status and the new technologies which crop up daily around us gives me a feeling that an active job can never be relied on like how it was earlier.

Merch by Amazon may be a perfect fit if you or your partner is planning to start a t-shirt design business as a side hustle. Passive income is always good but it is mandatory now at least for some people.

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Anybody can use Merch by Amazon to create a cash inflow besides the active regular income from a full-time job. But still, I would dedicate this post to all those friends and their partners who are abroad and in India doing an excellent job as a homemaker.

Maybe your partner is damn creative and apt for a role of a designer but still had to stay at home due to circumstances. If you are able to relate the above sentence with your family then this is one way through which you can help your partner exhibit their talent. Help them stay motivated by letting them know about Merch by Amazon. It can help them earn by working from home.

What Is Merch by Amazon?

It is an Amazon’s Print On Demand platform for the people who create content. Through Merch by Amazon, anyone can create and start selling t-shirts. The product will be sold and shipped by Amazon. So, it is all about t-shirt designing. Creating a Merch by Amazon account for t-shirt design business is easy and straightforward but it is invitation-only now. One can request for an invite from the Merch by Amazon landing page mentioned at the bottom of this post. There is no specific time frame for an account to get approved as the approval is based only on the openings available.

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What is Awesome With Merch by Amazon?

Here are the best things about t-shirt design via Merch.

  • There is no startup cost involved.
  • The designer or the creator sets the price based on which the royalty value arrives.
  • You get your royalty for every t-shirt design which gets sold.
  • There is no least amount of t-shirts design you need to sell for a payout.
  • Amazon provides a downloadable template through which one can check whether the t-shirt design they had created meets the guidelines just by uploading it to the website.
  • While uploading the t-shirt design the creator is also been provided with customizing tools.
  • One can make use of Photoshop and other free software tools to come up with a t-shirt design.
  • Merch by Amazon is non-exclusive. Hence, one can also upload their created t-shirt design to other websites also besides Merch by Amazon.

What Kind Of Designs?

A t-shirt design can represent just a logo, a text or a game related text.

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The best suggestion would be to create things by keeping these points in mind.

  • Consider Quality compared to Quantity.
  • Create designs which are unique and catchy.
  • Stick to a particular niche and trends.
  • Do not forget that you can create designs not just for the t-shirt but for a lot more items through various other platforms besides Merch by Amazon.
  • Consider creating your designs also for a coffee mug, cell phone back covers, backpacks, comforters and more via other websites.

How To Become Successful?

Create your own website or a blog to showcase or display your products. It will come handy when you fill the application form for Merch by Amazon. Providing your website address in the application will give an edge to your application.

Though Merch by Amazon can make a path for your passive income it is better to consider other print on demand websites as well to publish your designs.

Remember, Merch by Amazon is non-exclusive, hence you are not restricted from uploading your designs to other similar websites.

It is highly recommended to read the available FAQ section of Merch by Amazon as it contains detailed information. Maybe you will find answers to all your questions there.

How Long Should One Wait For An Account Approval?

As I had mentioned above, there is no specific defined time frame for a Merch by Amazon account to get approved. The invitations are sent and the account gets approved based on the availability of space for the content creators. Lately, I had come across reviews from the users saying that it is taking more time to get their account approval email and also to get their designs approved.

What To Do While Waiting For An Approval?

  • Do not lose hope.
  • Be patient and do not stop designing so that your mind stays creative and your brain stays healthy.
  • Practice so that you become a pro in creating a t-shirt design.
  • Learn Photoshop and other software tools which can help you design better, save your time and refine your skills.
  • Consider other alternatives so that you stay motivated and do not stay idle.

Alternatives To Merch By Amazon:

  1. Gearbubble
  2. teespring
  3. CafePress
  4. society6
  5. spreadshirt
  6. teepublic
  7. threadless
  8. zazzle
  9. teefury
  10. designbyhumans
  11. Shopify
  12. teelaunch
  13. shirtee
  14. fabriily

Google should help you land on the respective pages of the above-mentioned websites without much effort.

What Is Next?

As far as I know, anyone can become a content creator in Merch by Amazon irrespective of their country and where they reside.

Hence, Stop Procrastinating and Start Designing.

The best season is already on the way with a lot of occasions like Halloween, Diwali, Thanks Giving and more. Try to make the most out of it.

Though designing is not my cup of tea I am positive as I know a lot about it now. More than that I am happy as my post would be helpful for many designer homemaker friends to give it a shot when needed.

Will meet you soon.

References:

Merch by Amazon – Landing Page & FAQ’s Page.