No one will tell you their secrets on how to make money. All they will tell you is to self brand your items you source from China. Sounds easy enough. You do not need them telling you that. That wa…s the way to go many years ago but now Amazon is loaded with these types of products and you will send in many thinking you will sell them quickly. You help with sponsored ads but they are not cheap and will quickly eat into your profits and leave you with very little if any profit. You can watch their free seminars but I would not adventure any farther into it. If you could find something unique that you can source and their is not too much competition you might have something but stay away from the beauty, vitamin and so on. See More
What impressed me the most about the program is how detailed and step-by-step everything is. Everything was SO EASY to go through and take action on, that I believe that ANYONE can succeed with this program.
I used the Free Videos they released last year actually sourced a high selling product got the logo done on Fiverr used Alibaba found a great chinese company and have a good contact now for lots of future products.
– you then need to download their FBA booking form and fill this in detailing the courier you are using and your details also choosing the correct fullfiment centre (Amazon for some reason ended up changing mine in the admin panel!
CleanTAS 228 : (Update) Not So Impressive Monthly Numbers + My NEW (Master Plan) Scott has long been a champion of working the Amazon sales engine to build your business – and he still is. On this episode he’s going to say that over and over. But he also wants to be known as an Amazon seller who will speak the truth about what’s 7/13/2016 Free View in iTunes
Beware of copies, knockoffs, counterfeits. Also, if you source on Alibaba, chances are you will most likely be dealing with one of the wholesalers or traders masquerading as a manufacturer. For best prices you must go direct to the manufacturer and you are unlikely to find them on Alibaba or the other popular B2B sourcing sites.
As someone who joined during ASM1 and who is still not where he wanted to be (I’m only making $1000-$1500 a month after expenses right now, though I am of course working on changing that) I’d advise you to stay – IF you can afford the cost of the course (meaning that if after 6 months have gone by you still are not “making it” because you are stuck at some point or simply taking your time, you won’t be in any financial trouble) AND you have several thousands spare you can spend on inventory (yes it’s possible to start with far less, and you might end up needing far less, but this gives you greater freedom in your product choice).
I followed the promotional videos for the ASM a while back and at the time I remember I was quite impressed. But, they keep the price until the end and when I saw how much it was I followed no further.
This is my opinion on the matter, take it as a pinch of salt if you must. To use services as you have mentioned prweb or monkey every month your fees would be in the between $3k – $5k for one year service. Also email service tool, video submission, link indexing will be additional cost. In total you could be looking at over $5k just to do this on your own, plus if you were to jump on a cheaper course option using the same PLing. If you dont believe me, check out the prices for services yourself i.e prweb or PR monkey, 1 press release a month for each product. Video submission tool, link booster/indexer, backlinker tool.
CleanBONUS EPISODE : 2 Tweaks That Increased Sales Without Spending More Money on Ads with Greg Mercer Any little (or big) thing we can do to increase the likelihood of people who search for our products to actually click on our product is worth the time it takes to get it done. On this bonus episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast Scott is chatting with . 6/11/2016 Free View in iTunes
Even if this was all possible and you could increase rankings by using all these tools, why are you bothering pushing up Amazon’s pages? Why not just create your own sites and rank those for product keywords? I SUSPECT that the product creators will say that it’s because Amazon has better loyalty and higher conversions. But I think the reality is that they know that you are not able to track the amount of sales that come from the SERPS>Amazon, so they can really say whatever they want.
Importing and drop-shipping are a bit more risk and will involve buying products, so I’d start with affiliate marketing. If you’ve got the ability to spend a good 6 months working at it, you can get it to start producing regular income, if you can then work at it full time, you will be amazed at what you can create.
Please don’t make the mistake of using your credit card to run out and buy a lot of product to sell on Amazon before you learn how to pick good selling products based on seller competition, price, product ranking and other variables.
CleanTAS 203 : How to Turn Frustration (Product Dud) Into Success (Real Story) Part of the equation in business is that you’re going to hit roadblocks and frustrations. It’s simply going to happen. Today’s episode highlights a real Amazon seller’s disappointments with his product sales and Scott has a lot to say about it. 5/16/2016 Free View in iTunes
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.
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 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.
Not to sound too condescending, but I’m not sure why you posted those screenshots. Was it meant to impress somebody reading this thread? Because if that was the purpose, I would probably edit your post to remove them.
So, carry on. When The Truth is unveiled and I’m broke and miserable, You shall be able to stand atop the mountain you created with Your bare hands, and yell “I am right” to Your hundreds of People Who Need to Hear the Truth. And they shall bow in unison, and listen to You.
They should have shown more examples of what they are trying to teach us. The program is a lot more work than they tell you… so I worked really hard, more than a few hours a day and I even stayed up all night on a few nights just to gather all the badges and see results asap.
No, the Amazing Selling Machine is not a scam. There are no up-sells within the program and there is a real training that has videos and .pdf documents that teach you how to build solid Amazing business in shortest time possible.
CleanTAS 322: Ask Scott Session #98 – Small WINS – Chinese Sourcing Site – Brand Registry – Bundling Popular Products Have you just started taking steps to build your business? Or have you been at it for some time now? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott has some wisdom to share and questions to answer that will be helpful no matter where you are in the proce. 2/17/2017 Free View in iTunes
I’ve been in contact with a few other successful members and I think a lot of it comes down to really understanding the nuances of Amazon. They didn’t all have Amazon experience, but you can tell the successful ones just *get it* more than other people in the forums.
You seem to know your stuff then. We have very different opinions of things. To give you an example, I am pretty sure you would against Snuke software as it is a spam too, yes and no. To someone who doesnt know how to build authority backlinks will say it doesnt work and its a spam.
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The Amazing Selling Machine is not worth it’s price. It does have a community factor that is valuable, but http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/mi.islandpacket/news/read/35644596 is a great deal of risk with importation. My advice to those that are serious about importing into Amazon is to use Skip’s program and save the other $4,800 on products and marketing to get an advantage in this industry.
2) Tips from other people in the community. When I first heard M&J say that they learned a lot from members of the predecessor course (Amazing Money Machine), I thought that was just marketing BS. This has honestly been invaluable though.
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The general consensus has been ASM is expensive, but if you have the money and want to consistent, high-quality training and support to launch an FBA business, Amazing Selling Machine is hard to pass up. However, the alternatives listed above do provide much of the value at a fraction of the cost. The 6-month buy back guarantee does help alleviate some of the fears associated with the high costs of the program though.
When you set-up your PPC campaign, use the auto-campaign feature. It will send you traffic for certain keywords. Spend about $25 per day and let it run for 7 days. Pull the report. It will show you all the keywords Amazon used to send you traffic. You will see how many impressions, clicks and sales you receives. You can see the actually keywords people typed to find your listing. Take the high performing keywords and plug them back into your listing. Optimize it. You get so much data even if you don’t sell. If that’s the case go back. It may be a conversion issue with your copy, bad images or the price.
Scott Voelker is the real deal when it comes to private labeling! I’ve been listening to his podcast for a while now and I really LOVE his way of teaching and SHARING his knowledge; most important of all is his being an humble and honest man, giving good advices to beginners and experienced sellers alike, and giving a nice positive vibe with his words and manners. His book reflect all of this and MUCH MUCH more. This is definitely a must for everyone serious about his Amazon business. 5 star for a great book and a great man!
This is the issue. I was in touch with Jim Cockrum for the Proven Amazon Course and it does appear that it is not as complete. Maybe this is wrong but it doesn’t appear the Proven Amazon Course goes into any detail about how to take yourself out of the process and have products shipped directly to Amazon FBA. Has this course been updated with this information? Does anyone know?