Let me clarify, 95% of the SEO that ASM teach’s no longer works and is simply a waste of time, free press releases, spinning articles, weird linking schemes etc etc are all 5 years or more out of date and are killed by the 2012 and 2013 Google updates. The only tactic that has any merit these days is videos. If any of the spammy tactics do work it will be only for a very short time, but the feedback I’ve read from people in ASM who tried them is that they seemed to have no effect at all
I can tell you now that signing up 100 people and having training days and bonuses and so forth takes a lot of money and time and effort. That time can be spent managing teir own business and making it a lot more profitable however as i said its about giving back to those that helped us.
I’ve noticed a couple members who are like Scott’s white nights…people, he’s just some random internet marketer that talks about FBA. And now, guess what, he’s got a program to sell now. Not hating though, because he’s just riding the train while he can and his info is solid.
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CleanTAS 201 : How To Protect Your Listing from Hijackers and FIGHT BACK with Jon Haver One of the most frustrating issues sellers run into on the Amazon platform is when they get some success under their belts with a great product and then wake up one morning to find that someone has hijacked the Amazon listing where they sold their prod. 5/11/2016 Free View in iTunes
What you will also realize is that you need initial investment of at least $1000 – $4000 to start. But to be super realistic $1000 is not enough. If you want to get desired product most suppliers in China will work with minimum order quantity (MOQ) of 500 pieces. For lower quantity the prices are higher and many manufacturers are not even willing to work with you. So here are all the various costs to consider:
Ryan – ‘treated’ what way? How do you feel treated, I must have wounded you. So please elaborate. I and the world want to know. I am right here to listen to you, absorbing hours of my time. Please continue.
THANK YOU for posting this. All the unneeded hype over private labeling has fueled the thought that it’s the only way to make a 5- to 6-digit (or higher) income on Amazon. Your testimony (very similar to how I got started selling on Amazon) is just more proof there several other methods to do so.
CleanTAS 263 : 3 TIPS to Overcome FEAR of Choosing the Wrong Product (Simple Process) Many people see the value and power of selling private label products on Amazon. But they take far too long to get started. There are reasons they hesitate and reasons they never get started. On this episode, 10/3/2016 Free View in iTunes
Peter and Adina started their Amazon journey in 2014. They asked for a loan of $10,000 from the bank to buy their first inventory. At the same time, they had to raise 2 small children and they couldn’t speak English at all. They even created their first listing using Google Translate. Yes, Google Translate! Two and a half years they are sitting on the interview couch and tell their story to Matt, Jason and an audience of over 200 people.
A few weeks ago I bought something on Amazon that seemed like it was fairly priced (and a good product), but probably didn’t cost much to produce. I ordered the product, found the supplier, and contacted them. I verified (through some questioning) that they were the supplier for the competitor. They wanted an initial order that would cost me $16K upfront and I negotiated with them a smaller initial order that will cost me $2K. I laid out that I wasn’t a cheap skate or a newbie, but that it’s going to take me some time to ramp up the marketing and don’t want to sit on inventory while I do that.
Of course, you need to ensure the quality of the product that you’re selling so perhaps some types of products are more suited to this model. For example, there’s not much that can go wrong with a spatula when compared to an electronic item. And I’d steer clear of any health-related product where you run the risk of being sued because you didn’t know what ingredients where in the product you were selling.
Went to buy my tickets yesterday, only to find out, to my surprise, they nearly doubled in price. I wouldn’t be upset if I had known about the increase, but since I didn’t go on your Facebook page, I …had no idea. A simple sentence on the ticketing page notifying me of the pending increase would have alleviated my current frustration.
Whilst I will most like not not be able to afford a 3K ASM course I would be interested in doin some research as has been suggested throughout this thread, but the bank issue kinda stops me, like why spend time researching if at the end of the day I still cannot participate.
CleanTAS 221 : How to Use Amazon’s Tools to Launch and Rank Products (Live at Seller’s Summit) Today’s episode is a bit unusual for the Amazing Seller podcast because it’s a recording of a live event where Scott was asked to speak about using Amazon’s tools to launch and rank products. He spoke at the Seller’s Summit, 6/27/2016 Free View in iTunes
Scott Voelker got into e-commerce by teaching online photography. He realized he could sell his own informational products online full time and earn a livable income. He built a successful business and brand, New Portrait Biz, in 2008. In 2014 he heard about Amazon FBA sellers and how profitable it could be and decided to take a crack at it. If you’d like to hear more about Scott listen to his first podcasts where he gives a full introduction here.
It really depends on what you sell. Having said that, a lot of you are assuming you have ZERO liability in whatever you do. Just because you aren’t aware of the liability of what you’re doing doesn’t mean you don’t have liability. Product liability is a whole different beast, but there are product categories where liability is not that much of an issue, and there is insurance.
CleanTAS 288 : Get Ready for TAXES – Deductions Tips – Sales Tax – Mistake Prevention It’s nearing the end of the year and most sellers are so busy preparing for a great fourth quarter that they aren’t thinking a bit about preparing for tax season. That’s pretty normal but could be a mistake. 11/30/2016 Free View in iTunes
I have to agree with the quality of Jim’s PAC course…he’s literally one of only four internet marketers that don’t spam by inbox with useless offers of the day, etc. Information actually worth reading (so far).
The people talking about ASM remind me, very much, of the Stompernet community. I joined in 2006 when the price was $797/month and the place was a vibrant community. Stomperenet was focused on e-commerce and, at that time, the information was EXTREMELY limited about how you start/grow a store. So in a situation like that, you can really learn a lot to get you off and running.
I would recommend anyone to do this.The training is awesome. This is no small course. All my life I was looking for something. I kept trying things instead of going for my passion. I finally found wha…t I was looking for. It has brought me back to life. I would get my hope up with all these other things and then crash. Each time I would get hope but the light kept getting dimmer. Now I wake up excited, ready to create whatever I want. So do yourself a big favor and go for it!! See More
CleanTAS 367: Ask Scott Session #113 – High Risk Products – amazon seller training 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
One of the problems with the ASM course is they started out suggesting you could sell an item for $7 and do well, obviously they had not done the math and quickly changed it to $9 after a few days, even at $9 Amazon are taking 42% in fee’s, after product and shipping costs you would be lucky to make 2 bucks net profit. It was clear to me that the guys promoting this were pretty much making things up as they went along