I know many of you consider Merch by Amazon a business. However, in my opinion, it is not a business. In fact, I don’t consider any of the programs offered by Amazon a business. I prefer the term affiliate because if it was our own business we would have complete control of our Amazon accounts.
Since Amazon makes all the rules and can change their terms of service at any time we are at their mercy. The fact that they can terminate and suspend our accounts makes it their platform and not ours. And as affiliates for Amazon, it is our responsibility to read and be up to date with their terms and conditions
This is why it’s important to follow all necessary steps to comply with Amazon’s rules. Believe it or not, I fear every day that my Merch by Amazon account will be suspended. Even though I am in compliance Amazon is constantly making changes to their terms and conditions with no advance notification to content creators.
Also, make sure to upload designs to other POD platforms. Currently, I have designs on RedBubble and I am in the process of working on designs for Fan Print. Make sure to diversify your income stream. All successful millionaires that you can think of have various income streams, which is why they continue to be prosperous.