I don’t know about the new course. I have gone through some of the Proven Amazon Course which was created by Jim Cockrum. Jim lives in my city, has a great reputation for giving back to the community and for being an honest online marketer. He does very well selling stuff on Amazon. The idea for this business is to source products that you can buy for 1/3 the price that you know will sell on Amazon. There is software you can get to help you make good buying decisions. And, it’s a real business, so it takes work. Jim’s sales page is not that fancy but the course looked good to me. It includes video training and webinar training all for only $247.
Brian has been selling physical products online for over 10 years, including eBay for seven years, and Amazon for three years. In 2015, he began consulting for brands with high revenues and now specializes in Amazon’s Pay Per Click advertising platform. He is co-founder of PPCScope and the Sponsored Products Academy training course
My thought is that they would just purchase the listing from the person because they would have done most of the work and they would just take it over and market it. Not sure though, because I didn’t go through the TOS. They were the #1 affiliate again. I just looked at the leader board.
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Hi Todd, your honest review is a life saver. The hype I’ve come across about Amazing Selling Machine totally hides the hidden costs you’ve outlined. As a novice, the affiliate program sounds realistic.
I have both courses, I bought PAC last year and I recently took a second look at the course to see what has changed. Yes he has added a few things on private label but not at the extent of ASM. The courses are two different animals, one (PAC) teaches about arbitrage (buying generic brands at low costs and selling for a higher price) this does require visiting shops, charity shops, car boot sales etc, box them up add the labels on and ship to Amazon. I consider this as a starter business, you can make money from this business, but in my opinion you can not automate the PAC business or hire scouters for your business as you run the risk of losing your worker.
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As far as the mention of them using their tools to steal your information and promote your products themselves, I don’t see that happening. The reason is because their tools only allow you to promote a specific product on Amazon and get it ranked well. They have no idea if that http://www.ktvn.com/story/37326182/news is actually selling well as that information is not recorded or tracked in the tools. They would be taking a huge risk by just randomly selecting products that are in the system being promoted not knowing if they are selling at all. It would be like throwing darts at a board of products. They obviously are doing well choosing their own products to promote.
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This is where I think having general business experience really helps. if all you’re into is internet marketing, you can develop tunnel vision. Go to a few trade shows for products and broaden your scope.
Thanks for your feedback on my review of the Amazing Selling Machine. I really hope that people realize all the struggles that go into building your own brand name product. And I think selling on Amazon can be awesome, but is extremely competitive anymore. That being said, you better have a revolutionary product in a hot market.
There’s no way that ASM is a fully comprehensive guide. It never has been. It’s a great course, but there are still plenty of gaps that need to be filled in. That’s not meant to be a knock on the training (which is excellent), but it’s just the nature of number of decisions you have to make in this business. I’ve personally coached hundreds of ASM members at this point and, based on direct feedback from my affiliate *students*, I can say with pretty high confidence that there is still a lot to know beyond the core training. Months after the core training has finished, I’m still answering questions on a daily basis.
I picked it up again to finish it months later and realized there was a lot of great pointers in regard to sourcing, timing, and slowing down sales to reorder new inventory. I’m really glad I finished this book.
I think the price is absolutely fair for the product being offered. It certainly isn’t for everybody, but for people who already know a few things about IM and have had some success…this is a no-brainer.
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I’ve heard of the Amazing Selling Machine, but like you said, the cost of the product is a little off putting. Then again, you’re paying to learn how to build a successful business on Amazon so it makes sense.
I refunded from ASM this weekend, content was horrible, I had a number of concerns about the course that I won’t go into but I feel very glad that I refunded, I’m still going 100% on the business model but won’t be paying $3497 for a course which does not even cover all the main points in detail
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The concern I have is that as long as you’re selling a product that’s easily replicable, you run the risk of competitors undercutting your price, eroding your high margins. And as long as the model involves you just sourcing the products from a wholesaler and then selling them through Amazon, there’s nothing unique about your product.
You already have 100 HOT products to sell on Amazon, so you may not necessarily wasting your time looking for products to sell.You will get access to 8 weeks live training and Q/A session where you can ask any question you like.
Yes there is a lot of work to do, like write PRs, articles or create videos. But you would have to do that anyways, this is no different. In fact marketing an amazon list is much easier because you can be so aggressive on ones url. I am already ranking on two google search keywords, which is all in the course.
If that’s the case, then I won’t argue with success. I used to be in Stompernet (the initial launch during Oct 2006) and felt the same way. And before I joined there, I was doing at least $25K in revenues per month.
I think you’re one in very few that had a positive experience with the ASM team. If it wasn’t for volunteer support members on their FB group, they would have been done a long time ago. The founders seldom show up to answer questions and issues.