It seems there are a lot of people on the forums who are (in my opinion) overly concerned with jumping from one tier to the next. Their questions range from "when" to "why" to "why not." Other people seem to mourn the fact that they can't see their BSR for one reason or another. My take is that tiering up will happen eventually, as long as Merch by Amazon stays in business. And, instead of caring about when Merch will bump you up to tier 25, tier 100 or even tier 2000, why not concentrate on the factors that might help -- good, interesting, quality artwork, trends that buyers are looking for, key words that buyers are looking for, etc. That goes for BSR as well because Amazon tells us how many of which shirts sold ... and I've bought tons of stuff on Amazon without ever checking sales ranking. Speaking of good factors, even though Amazon is the leading online retail store, not everybody searching the net is looking for what we have to sell so it make sense that we have to find other ways to show off our wares -- pinterest, facebook, instagram, twitter, and anywhere else we can toot our own horns. Next, we should be sharing more with fresh information that works, not rehashing of old ideas without concrete proof of value. (I do not believe somebody who says he/she made tons of bucks selling t-shirts and you can too, for only $1995.00.) All this is not harsh criticism, just a drop of criticism and some suggestions that might help all of us start to carve a decent monetary return for our work.