So you made the right call with ASM. One thing I’ve mentioned on this review before is that you can start with an affiliate based site and as your site starts to get a good amount of traffic, you can then sell physical products if you like by adding an Ecommerce plugin to your site. Food for thought.
CleanTAS 479: Shipping and Freight Forwarding Made EASY (Everything You Need Know) How much do you know about freight forwarding? Are you at the point in your ecommerce businesses growth where you need all the information on that topic in one easily accessible place? Look no further! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, 2/19/2018 Free View in iTunes
Also, the “new super secret free software” that they “gave away” was the biggest joke I have ever seen. The software claimed to give you estimated sales for top sellers in different categories. Some number were off by a factor of ten. I know because I am the only seller for one of those products.
I had a lot of clients coming from ASM and although I don’t have any experience first hand with the program I must assume it’s working because I had quite a few clients that came back for the second, third and fourth product.
CleanBIG AMAZON NEWS – Major Review Announcement and What it Means for Sellers (First Thoughts) There’s big news this morning (10/4/2016) from Amazon about their reviews policy. – I wanted to quickly shoot an episode your way to give you my first thoughts about what this means for you as an Amazon private label seller. – 10/4/2016 Free View in iTunes
This is my biggest problem with Amazon. I listed 4 items that I simply could not find on amazon searching the image, title, and UPC code. As far as I know I was the only one with these items. But sure enough, not long after there were several people jumping on my listing dropping the price to making pennies. I wanted to reach through my computer and strangle them.
You don’t try to compete with a large brand, you try to compete with a smaller/medium size brand that has no marketing skills. There are not many manufacturers selling on Amazon, therefore there aren’t many people that have a vested interest in getting as many product reviews as possible. Just by doing that one thing, you’ll give the allusion (over time) that your brand is as powerful as their brand.
ASM will be opening for only a week or so. If you miss this opportunity, you will need to wait until next year for “Class 2017.” It is also possible that they might not even open their doors again. So take action while you can.
CleanTAS 430: Ask Scott Session #133 – (Fake Friends RANT) What Category and Keywords – Instagram Traffic – What Business to Focus ON? Sometimes you really need that extra push to get you toward the finish line. Think of these weekly Ask Scott Sessions as your push or jolt of motivation to keep you moving and pressing forward! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, 10/27/2017 Free View in iTunes
As someone who considers myself to be an FBA newbie, I actually think it’s kinda pathetic what passes as an expert these days. Another video posted in this thread where a guy was bragging about making $5K over a 10 month period and ended up getting his product banned? In the Proven Amazon Course, people bragging about doing $25K this year in Amazon sales? I’m not one to rag on someone for their success, no matter how small, but I don’t know if I agree with someone automatically becoming a teacher when they first taste a little success; just doesn’t seem right to me.
Wow, I thought this thread was dead, I was wrong. @shabit87, I hear you, I had the same thoughts too. But you have one thing over me, I didnt have any experience on PL that sort of thing. It is trial n error, I know a lot of people would say its my money, I want a home run, or will I make my money back. The truth is, yes you will make your money back, however if one has a dud product it would take much longer to get your investment back. Which is why I only invest 50 – 100 units to test the water. With a lot of planning I have only had one dud product which fba alternatives selling 1 – 2 a day. Your research is very important not only on Amazon but on google.
Lesson: if you’re looking at high selling products on Amazon don’t base your sales potential on the rankings and reviews of products manufactured by globally known brands like Wilton, Shu Uemera and Tweezerman (that’s what I caught from those videos), look at other UNKNOWN OR GENERIC brands and base it on that. Not brands sold in thousands of retail stores, even high end retailers, covered extensively in consumer magazines with a long history of branding and a lot of direct google searches for their brand name.