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This week I had the opportunity to talk to the lovely and talented Ashten White. She is a singer who recently got into Merch by Amazon. She shares her journey into POD and how she is trying to scale her account. She talks about how she designed a shirt for herself and was then approached by her friends to make them one. If you want to see her shirt…
 
This week I got a chance to talk with Ryan Hogue. Ryan has a very successful YouTube channel where he has been documenting his POD journey. Regardless of whether you like him or not, he's been making an impact in the POD community. Ryan talks a lot about his automation process. While he's a one-person operation, he does have tools to help him scale…
 
Glen Zubia makes his return to the Merch Minds Podcast. After answering why Glen stopped doing Merch by Amazon to a few listeners, I invited him back on the show. Glen and I had a blast catching up and talking POD. Make sure and subscribe to his channel if you're looking for other ways to make money. Glen has made a career of reselling sneakers for…
 
As a small business owner and being involved POD, this will be the most important episode. Dave Cadoff joins me this week to discuss trademarks. If you don't take trademarks seriously, it can get you banned from Amazon and other platforms. Dave shares a lot of information, so please pay close attention. If you want to get involved, then make sure a…
 
Kelli Roberts, a long time friend of the Merch Minds Podcast, returns to catch us up in her POD journey. Kelli is no longer publishing low-content and no-content books on KDP. As many of you know, Kelli was my mentor when it came to KDP Publishing. Kelli discusses why she is no longer publishing on KDP and primarily focused on Merch by Amazon. She …
 
Dean and Courtney Jayroe return and talk about their own printing business. They were initially on the show back in 2018 on episode 108. A lot has changed for them since they were originally on the show. They have scaled their business and purchased a second DTG printer. They also have employees now, so they could focus more on running their busine…
 
This week I talk to Jeff Davidson from San Diego, CA. Like many of us, Jeff started his side hustle career in reselling and then got into print-on-demand. Jeff is on various platforms such as Merch by Amazon, eBay, and Etsy. Jeff also does a lot of woodwork where he creates custom pieces for his customers. He also does vinyl and 3-D printing. The o…
 
This week I had Hella Bella on the show, and we had a long conversation about anything and everything. At the age of 26, she has accomplished more than people her age. She's an entrepreneur, homeowner and has a popular YouTube channel. Bella documents her journey on Merch by Amazon and is very transparent about her journey. Like myself, she openly …
 
This week I talk with Myrna Gomez. Myrna is a great ambassador for Merch by Amazon in the Hispanic community. She runs a very successful Facebook group and has a YouTube channel for Spanish speakers interested in print on demand. We talk about how she leverages her culture to make designs for the Hispanic community. Myrna understands the importance…
 
Love him or hate him, Filthy Phil is making more money than most of us on Merch by Amazon. Having been on Amazon for four years at the time of recording this episode he's now making an average of $15k per month. That's more than what most of us make at our day jobs. Filthy Phil shares his story on how he got started and how he was able to scale his…
 
I was introduced to Eric Patrick Thomas last year. Unfortunately, we never recorded his episode due to COVID-19 and the issues I was dealing with in my personal life. Today I had the privilege of talking to Eric and this might be the most inspirational episode to date. In 1997, Eric suffered a spinal cord injury that paralyzed him from the neck dow…
 
Hello, all you cool cats and kittens! What a year it has been since my very last episode. A lot has happened since then, and there have been some significant changes on Merch. So I invited my good friend Ken Reil to come and talk Merch with me on my return episode. I apologize in advance for the quality of the audio. I'll be honest with you. It's b…
 
I read your emails and messages, and in this episode, I talk about why I haven't been putting out much content. I am going through some changes in my personal life, which I reveal in this episode. Listen to this episode, and you will understand why there hasn't been much content from me.
 
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I am still under quarantine and going through some changes in my personal life. Everything is fine, and I'm making some changes which I will explain in the near future. In this episode, I interview Nancy Badillo. She has a popular YouTube channel and makes a full-time living selling digital products on E…
 
In the last episode, my good friend Greg Johnson and I talked about the importance of having different income streams. We're literally in a recession, and a lot of people are out of jobs because of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, don't let that stop you from providing for your family. I wanted to hold myself accountable and decided to sign up for P…
 
These are uncertain and confusing times since the COVID-19 virus became a global pandemic. We went from a stable economy to be in a recession overnight. With a few states being under the place in shelter order, many businesses are closes, and more states will follow. In this episode, I invited Greg Johnson back to the podcast. He is a small busines…
 
I heard you loud and clear. I've read your messages and emails. You have been asking when I was going to come back, blaring into your earbuds. Well, here I am with another episode of the Merch Minds Podcast. I initially met Joseph Gallegos back in 2017. He was getting his feet wet with Merch by Amazon, and his journey has paid off. He is now making…
 
This week Helen Kinson from Merch Money and I discuss how to start a podcast. It might seem complicated, but it's actually pretty easy. You can start a podcast for free or even on a very tight budget. We discuss everything about what services we use, types of equipment, the questions we ask, and even about affiliate marketing. Anyone can do it, and…
 
Happy New Year! This episode is all about my latest venture. My good friends, Manny, RJ, and I decided to start offering KDP interiors for people in the low-content publishing business. If you don't like being marketed to, I suggest that you don't listen to this episode. However, if you're interested in high-quality interiors for your low-content a…
 
This is the very last Merch Minds episode of 2020. Since I started the year with a Spanish co-host, it's only fitting that I end the year with a Spanish co-host. RJ Martinez joins me to recap some of the highlights and lowlights of 2020. Thank you everyone for your support, and I'll catch up with you next year.…
 
Happy Holidays everyone! This week I speak with the very talented Juna Duncan at Detour Shirts. Juna comes to us from Salt Lake City, which is where the next Merch by Amazon Conference will be held. Juna also happens to run one of the most popular and active Instagram accounts for POD. Juna also talks about the popular style of designs that are res…
 
Every episode is a special episode, but this episode is extra special. This week my father Ken Reil stops by, and we discuss licensing agreements and DesignerCon. We had the opportunity to attend DesignerCon in Anaheim a few weeks ago, and we recap our experience. Ken also drops some valuable nuggets on how to succeed on Merch by Amazon. We're very…
 
This week I talk to the talented artist and illustrator Jay Reed. Jay resides in Southern California, specifically in Orange County. He's been doing print on demand long before Merch by Amazon even existed. Jay makes a full-time living doing print-on-demand and commission work. It's obvious that he knows what makes a good design and understands how…
 
Michael Webster represents the struggle. He is your average guy with big goals. Like most of us, he's seeking financial freedom. He wants his wife to be able to retire and be able to support his five children. How can you not support him? For Michael, it's not about him but more about his family. He talks about his journey into POD and as always he…
 
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