– Podcast 2 – Feb 2017 – What should you do while you wait to get accepted into Merch?

 Hi guys,
In this weeks Podcast I cover the following topics:
My current tier
My current number of sales/Earnings
What you should be doing while you wait for your Merch approval.
Is there something I do to speed up the process?
– Courses
– Local Adobe Illustrator courses
– Read Business Books
– Look into Shopify Drop shipping
– Merch Groups
Changes to Merch Tiers and uploading limits
How I’m using the iPad pro to create merch designs and vector files.
New shiny objects syndrome. How I stay focused.
Applying distressed texture to your fonts and logos
My Focus for the week
Please leave your comments and questions below!
Graphic Designer, Artist and Entrepreneur

14 Replies to “ – Podcast 2 – Feb 2017 – What should you do while you wait to get accepted into Merch?”

  1. I am enjoying the content in your podcast. I’m at the 25 tier still waiting to be tiered up. Hopefully soon!

    1. Me too Lorraine!! Glad to hear you’re enjoying the podcast! We have an a really exciting podcast coming out this week.. Especially for those in the first Merch tier! 🙂 stay tuned!

    2. Hey Lorraine – Podcast 3 just came out. I caught up with Jacob Topping who has a really exciting new eBook coming out that will really help anyone in the 25 tier. He’s offering a pretty good discount for pre-orders too. Might be worth checking out 🙂

  2. I learn so much from you and thank you for these podcasts! I am gearing up my POD business and taking most of your suggestions. I applied to Merch 2 months ago and will be patient, but will get things going now with my skills and knowledge base. I have been a designer/stylist most of my life so translating my past to these platforms is my goal! :))

    1. Thanks for the Comment Claire! I’m glad you’re loving the Podcast, it’s been lots of fun to create. What other platforms are you uploading designs to while you’re waiting for Merch?

      1. I am still learning, but will start designing soon. I thought I would listen to many of the people who have blazed the trail, hoping to start out right…but even as I write this,,I better just start designing now! haha

        1. Keep on learning Claire! Practice makes perfect! 🙂 Keep an eye on the blog because I’ll have lots of tutorials over the next few months.

    1. Thanks Nestor! Appreciate it 🙂

  3. I’m looking to get into Merch and I have an Ipad Air 2. Would it do the same things as the Ipad Pro?

    Also do you recommend using these apps over something like Photoshop?

    If you do recommend Photoshop, are you going for the full online suite for $50 a month?


    1. Hey Tony,

      Thanks for the comment! The iPad 2 is a great device, but because it doesn’t support the Apple Pencil creating designs is a bit harder. You’ll need to look at an app called Canva or Over (Over is an iPhone app, but you can install it to your device)

      I personally don’t think you need the full $50 Adobe suite to get started with Merch. I’d recommend getting started with Illustrator as that’s the industry standard and it’s really easy to use once you know all the basics. I believe Adobe offer a much cheaper price for using just a single app through it’s Adobe cloud platform. Hope that helps! 🙂

  4. Hi there!

    I can’t find a link to the Retrovectors/Distressed Design blog you mentioned on the website or in the Podcast description notes, Where can I find it? Thanks…. 🙂

    1. Hey Adrian 🙂

      Link is here:

      If you need any help just let me know.


      1. Super!

        Thats some kick-ass content Lukeyboy!

        Thanks a mill,


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