In September 2013, I started receiving emails from every “guru” and his dog about the Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) by Jason Katzenback and Matt Clark (which is not surprising after I found out that about $2000 out of the $4000 price for ASM is paid out as affiliate commission to people who promote it). The promo videos were certainly well done and I was intrigued by the idea of creating and selling my own private label products on Amazon. I was ready to join in after going through the long series of sales pitch videos, then they dropped the price bombshell.
“In March of 2016, we launched our first product on Amazon. In our first 12 months, we sold over $528,000 in products! We’ve averaged over $80k in sales for the past 4 months and are on pace to sell over $1 million dollars in products this year – only our second year in business.
Although I signed up with ASM4 and have not started my biz as yet, not because of the course but because of my lack of discipline, deep in the core of my being I believe that for a lay person like me …who knows zilch about biz this is a great huge opportunity to getting into biz. And my big WHY is so that I can prove to many skeptics that it works and I have succeeded because I didn’t give up.
If you are making million dollars a year and someone comes to you and say, you wanna make another million dollars in your account in 30 days doing xyz. Would you say no? I know those numbers are over the top, but just to make you realise, we are all entrepreneurs. As Richard Branson once said “”Business opportunities are like buses, there’s always another one coming.” meaning, If you close yourself off to new opportunities out of ignorance or fear, you might miss your next big idea or concept. When one project you start doesn’t work out, guess what – there are always plenty more to try. So get cracking!
But the issue identified, will not change, and I guess I’m not smart enough to find a solution. The products and suppliers are many, finding one that will give a quality product at a cost where you can make a profit is not easy.
The product I decided to start with has many sellers on Amazon claiming to be organic but none are certified organic. I decided to get my product certified organic in order to be the only seller on Amazon with that certification. I believe it will give me an edge over all of them and will certainly give me a great unique selling point.
CleanTAS 213 : How and When to Sell Your Products on Amazon Japan (step by step) You may have noticed lately that Amazon is advertising within your seller account for their non-U.S. sales platforms. They are trying really hard to get current sellers to expand into different marketplaces. 6/8/2016 Free View in iTunes
@Bill Cameron, The link ebook about import from China that is displayed in that post #734 is a link to a thread in this Internet Marketing Product Reviews and Ratings forum, but it has been deleted because it was deemed to be “too self promotional”.
Amazing Selling Machine is basically a reference for you just like Wealthy Affiliate to get faster where you want. They give you the formula on how to find less competitive products and market them properly on Amazon and start selling quickly.
CleanTAS 297 : 5 Tips to Better Understand Your Market and Increase Conversions Today’s topic on The Amazing Seller is not all that appealing at first glance. It’s the issue of figuring out exactly who your target market is – your ideal customer – and how to speak the language they actually use in real life so that you can rela 12/21/2016 Free View in iTunes
First, I apologize to those that posted questions asking me for answers. I don’t really check this thread frequently and didn’t subscribe to it because I already get way too many emails and don’t want to get distracted.
As long as they truly honor their 30 day refund policy, it seems as though there is nothing to lose since after 4 weeks, I should be moving product daily if I have implemented the training correctly and can bow out if that doesn’t happen.
Very few trainers spend time explaining every detail of a course. I have had the chance to do just one course (Oracle DBA) at DBA university, but will not hesitate one moment taking up another course. The trainer summarized his tremendous experience in the IT sector, and passed it on to the students, addressing every concept that matters with practical exercises! At the beginning it was not that easy, but thanks to the trainer for making it possible to enjoy an entirely new domain.
Hi Janeiro, Amazing Selling Machine will open again on April 22. If you sign up my email list, you can start watching the pre-launch video from around April 13th. I heard the registration fee will go up, but I think it’s a small fee to pay compared with what you can make with it.
As I’m just beginning my journey into the world of Amazon, which was and still is thanks to Amazing Selling Machine, I’ve gained valuable information from this group! Their courses range from beginner… level advice to tips for more advanced sellers and I make sure to take advantage of all regardless of just starting out. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to take the plunge and not knowing where to start! See More
– I should have shopped around for my affiliate. However, I should learn something about marketing and traffic through the one I went through. Will http://markets.financialcontent.com/mi.startelegram/news/read/35644596 to do so next time some big course like this comes along.
This is a great question. One that I would also like to know, but am not willing to pay 4000 to find out. @Terry… Why don’t we start a new thread called Amazon Private Labeling Q&A, or something like that. Personally I would rather ask questions like yours and get answers, rather than about this course. Isn’t that what this forum is all about? This thread did address the question about ASM, but I think it’s ran it’s course, everything seems to be getting personal and opinionated. I’m going to try to start a Q&A thread:
The Amazing Selling Machine does teach relevant information, but you can absolutely get the same information and a proven plan using Skip McGrath’s selling program. Skip has been around forever and his methods are solid and easy to follow.
UPDATE: after thinking about what I have written, I decided to post margin. This is because of panorama indirectly calling me a lair. From now on I hope this puts all the nasty critics to bed. http://screencast.com/t/0uns55Cj as you can see, it clearly states $19.
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Not saying the marketing aspects are not SUPER important, but they are relatively easy and cheap to get learn and get done. Basically you just do what ASM teaches you. Most of it common sense that surprisingly few sellers understood this just 1-2 years ago.
What I find is that all to often certain opportunities can become misrepresented on threads by (well meaning) people posting their personal opinions and beliefs about a new opportunity rather then posting what they actually know from their experience.
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