Eric is the CEO of digital marketing agency Single Grain and the founder of the entrepreneurial podcast, Growth Everywhere. He was previously the head of growth at online education startup Treehouse and contributes to Entrepreneur Magazine, Forbes, Fast Company, Time Magazine and more.
CleanTAS 367: Ask Scott Session #113 – High Risk Products – What Marketplace? – Annual and Monthly Fees – Writing Emails to List Don’t let anyone convince you that small business growth and success can come easily, it’s not TRUE! Anything worth having will cost time and dedication to see results. The same is true of building a robust and thriving business in the ecommerce spa 6/2/2017 Free View in iTunes
You obviously have not read this thread recently, I already posted a few times that this is a good business model, I am doing it right now and making money, the problem is the ASM course was not very good and about 5x over priced, in my opinion. The forum they set up had thousands of questions posted in it… and the reason was because the course just glossed over everything, a lot of cute 5-10 minute videos for the most part
Domestic shipping is pretty straightforward, and that is what they teach. Overseas shipping? Not so much, and they lack big time in the content category for this. They actually talk about it, but not near enough. There is a lot more to overseas shipping than meets the eye, and if you want to know how to do it right, you will need to rely on the forums, because the course itself doesn’t talk too much about it. Most of the opportunities to buy products at wholesale are found overseas (as i found out), and there is a learning curve involved with that, and you are left on your own to figure out for the most part. I found that the majority of the questions on the forums centered around that, and if they just went more into the details of overseas shipping, that that wouldn’t be the case. That’s why the forums (and Facebook group) are so invaluable…
Maybe you didn’t read my complete review or understand the point of my review of the Amazing Selling Machine. I know people can be extremely successful importing products, branding them, and selling them online or in places like Amazon. And if you have specific methods that the Amazing Selling Machine is using to really help people become successful, I’d love to hear more about it.
You see, one thing that was apparent inside of Amazing Selling Machine was how simple the model is. Amazon does literally all the hard work for you – everything from shipping to customer service – so all you have to focus on is managing your inventory and getting customers (hint: I’m really good at the latter and can help you mightily with that).
To say that videos and press releases are going to generate sales on amazon is one of the worest pieces of advice these 2 guys are giving to members, just a massive waste of time and effort for very very little reward. The fact is this is just one of the ways that this course has been padded out with a lot of dated information so it becomes a “big” course
What this means is that, if you buy the program and buy inventory, market it, and do not make money following their methods, ASM will refund you the full cost of the program and they will reimburse you for any money you spent on inventory, up to $10,000.
The same goes for Amazon FBA. I’ve been selling on Amazon for about 3 years and have been on FBA for 8 months or so. I did $90K in sales on Amazon in 2012 just by doing merchant-fulfilled. I’ve done $270K so far this year and I couldn’t keep my products stocked for half the year because the volume was so high (something I’m remedying as we speak). I’ll probably finish the year close to $400K. And I’m confident that next year I’ll be darn close to $1M if I can get my act together.
I have been tracking the daily sales volume of the 3 products I will be selling on Amazon. Based on the volume they are selling, and I’m not using top ranked products, just average ones, if I just get them ranked equally as the final 30 days promises to show us, my projections have me profiting around $9000 per month. If I achieve a top ranking for each, this number would be significantly higher.
The only tool that is of any use is the Email tool that will allow you to automate follow-ups for reviews. Obviously, if you’re starting out, you can do this manually until it gets to be totally overwhelming. After that, there are simple solutions that will automate it for you and they go for a small monthly fee.
CleanTAS 482: (LIVE Hot Seat) Is My Business and Products worth Saving? – Part 1 This is a great opportunity to learn from a LIVE Hot Seat Session here on The Amazing Seller! You’ll hear Scott and Chris go over the product data of one of their Private Label Classroom students as they analyze and give their input on how the student 2/26/2018 Free View in iTunes
Affiliate marketing has so many advantages, as described here in this review of the Amazing Selling Machine, compared to trying to import products and sell them on your own site or through Amazon or eBay.
A seasoned Amazon seller and ecommerce strategist, Daniel specializes in product selection, sourcing & packaging, and launching profitable private label products sold on Amazon. He leads a virtual team in the Philippines, China, and the USA that runs the operations side of his business so he can focus on strategy.
I watched the ASM presentation and the idea sounds simple but the feeling of to good to be true was overwhelming. It was even recommended by Mike Dillard who has a big following so he made a nice affiliate commission!
A part of the reason is the very reason you mention…. and the solution is in your comment. Forget bright shiny objects and focus on efforts… the answers you need can be found without spending a fortune if you spend the time.
Warehouses aren’t conveniently located next to each Azzurent or Walmart. For products, it’s a one-way trip to the branch. At each branch, there’s enough manpower to unload trucks, stock shelves, and ring customers up, but there aren’t any excess employees available to send products back or coordinate the process of shipping packages out.
I find it very enjoyable when people (or certain person) lays into either FBA or ASM methods. All I can say is, yes ask for a refund, your not needed. While most of us who are making over $100k a month all the way to the bank, I am not hear to brang. Just find it laughable someone wants to call it a scam. Maybe we should call you a scam for not putting in the effort and not sticking with something more than a month, sigh- What a joker.. For really, go find a push button program. If it didnt work for you, fine. That is understandable, but throwing the word/phrase (scam/its a scam) JOKER!
You are referring to Brett B. – one of our top students and now trainers! He has an entire outsourced operation going where he pays others to do extreme couponing for him and they send all the goods into Amazon FBA for insane profits virtually hands free.
it teaches you more than any other course online ASM does…..it has everything requireed to get you up and selling your private label or anything and i think its worked for more than enough people who take action and do as is required. you cant help non action takers…..no other course has software that i know of or email systems or seo systems. i think in a sense that is fully comprehensive to the best degree you can get
You’re right that there are other good courses as well, but free resources (and even PAC) can’t compare. You’ll learn the basics, but you’ll miss out on a lot of information if you’re serious about this business.