I have to say I agree with bayking here. I’ve seen your blog and have watched a lot of your videos. I respect you for what you’ve accomplished with your Amazon business model and how you’ve transitioned that into becoming somewhat of an authority figure on the subject – you’re a good marketer in that respect.
If you want to sell unlimited products on Amazon (which I assume you would), you will need to signup as a professional seller on Amazon Seller Central. It’s a paid service (about $40/month), and there’s a one month free access when you sign-up.
You’ll be pleasantly surprised with the support, education, and training from both of these programs. Obviously Wealthy Affiliate is the most complete form of online training and is my preferred method (affiliate marketing), but both are solid, dependable sources.
Either that, or as a long time seller via both FBA and in house fulfillment, I’ve really missed some important aspects of selling on Amazon because in my experience only sellers with deep pockets willing to live on crumbs generate any sales.
The easiest way to start, though, is regular purchasing just to get a feel for what is involved. I don’t think it makes sense for someone who has never done it to invest in private label products off the bat. IMO, you need a little experience working with the system and dealing with the kinks, possibly getting UPC exemptions or special category approval and that can take time.
The Amazing Seller podcast is one of the more popular FBA podcasts, and deservedly so. Scott works hard to have resources for seasoned sellers, and beginners. With more than 200 episodes under his belt, The Amazing Seller is bursting with content and covers a ton of Amazon topics. Our only gripe with the podcast is that every episode is nearly an hour long. This can be great when looking for an in-depth discussion of a topic, but it can also make the podcast difficult to digest at the risk of fluff. Overall this is a can’t-miss podcast for any seller.
Hi Andrey. Thanks for your feedback. Yes indeed there is a ton of information out there on how to start your online Ecommerce business. The main difference between starting on your own and joining ASM – is time and experience. With ASM you will be saving a ton of time where is starting on your own can take different curves and this is where many new folks get discouraged after spending so much time figuring out every little component.
I have not bought this course, I did buy their previous one and refunded. I don’t respect what they are doing. Everybody is entitled to get what is freedom youtube network legit market will pay but when courses are this expensive, you know that tsome people are maxing out cards, or using the last of their cash reserves, with serious hope, especially in a depressed economy with high unemployment. And while you can say to each his own, people make their own, choices I just can’t respect it.
CleanTAS 453: How To Start Selling on Amazon with Zero Money and Profit FAST! Have you ever wondered what it would take to start consulting for businesses and help them list their products on Amazon? How would you even start that kind of consulting business? What would you charge? How would you grow a team around that business m. 12/20/2017 Free View in iTunes
I am launching a second product as well and Amazon flagged it for review for being a possible restricted or hazardous product. Kind of funny as it is a basic cosmetic product. I guess something in the description flagged them and it is standard procedure. However, that put me almost 2 weeks behind.
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.
CleanTAS 442: PL Part 3 – How to Find Suppliers and Source Your Products Once you’ve validated and tested the products you want to feature as you start your ecommerce business, you have to take the next step, finding suppliers. Where do you even start to locate and develop a relationship with suppliers? 11/24/2017 Free View in iTunes
The first newsletter was ok, but the second one, not so much. I’d rather that they stick to business strategies and, like you said, how to grow a business. I don’t care for the mindset stuff so much. I’m already a member in another group for those things (mindset and self help), so i don’t need that in the ASM newsletter. Just stick to things concerning growing my Amazon business. I don’t care about anything else. So i’ll see if the next newsletter is up to snuff, and if it isn’t, I’ll probably cancel….
As you look at the various FBA courses out there, I think it’s wise to remember that Amazon is pretty unforgiving when it comes to gaming the system. So if you see a course that talks about getting you only 5 star reviews for your product, or having secret software that will blast your product to the top of your Amazon niche, think long and hard about the consequences. If you’re serious about FBA, I’d avoid anything that might put your Amazon account at risk. They’re not blind and they have algorithms that track volume and other stats.
Good luck to all those who decided to donate their hard earned cash to ASM and its affiliates. Talk about overkill: persistence and not taking no for an answer, these salesmen must take first prize. Thankfully it will all end in a couple of hours, I hope……………until perhaps an extension to ‘help’ to relieve cash from all those victims who could not get in because of the last minute rush. Goodbye til the next relaunch
CleanTAS 264 : (TAS Power Hour #3) Next Level Stuff – Beyond Amazon – eCommerce and Conference Takeaways Scott has been hosting the TAS Power Hour on Fridays at 1PM EST and the response has been great. This episode of the podcast is a replay recording of one of the recent power hours where he and his friend Chris Schaeffer discuss a handful of important s. 10/5/2016 Free View in iTunes
CleanTAS 317: The UPC Code DEBATE – What and Where to BUY? What do you do if you have all the passion, dedication, vision, and organization to start your own business but technical nuances can sometimes overwhelm you? Don’t give up! You need experienced and thorough experts that can help you navigate complica 2/6/2017 Free View in iTunes
When I get into a new product thru FBA, I will purposely underprice it in order to bully people out of the product. I have a little strategy for doing this so it hits them at the right time. Typically this works best if you have 1-2 other competing FBA offers (no more than that). Some people are more stubborn than others, but most will eventually move on and that’s when you can bump up the price until someone new tries to come in. Most of the sellers on Amazon are not making that much, so they can’t afford to play games like this so it works pretty well.
Do you find yourself hitting a slump at the end of the week? Are you finding it stressful getting an ecommerce business off the ground? You aren’t alone! Let another session of Ask Scott give you the energy and motivation you need to keep pushing to reach your goals. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear Scott tackles questions fro ……
CleanTAS 309: (Hot Seat) Sales and Keyword Ranking Has Dropped…What Do I DO? When you’ve got an established product on Amazon and your sales and search ranking suddenly go down, what happened? On this hot seat episode, Scott and Chris are chatting about a hot seat product where both those rankings have dropped 20% since last y 1/18/2017 Free View in iTunes
Jessica, i’m afraid you cannot get ASM from amazon, or anywhere else, it is the best training, bar none, not available to the public (and has been restricted only to those inside ASM for the last 18 months). However, look out for an announcement very soon.
or info. on how to promote a webpage etc. Heck, pay me 3000 dollars and I’ll tell you the same things… Get Facebook Links, Pinterest Links, Reviews, Youtube, Articles, Press Releases…And all with the keywords. Your Amazon product pages are the same thing as websites you would promote. Hell, we’ve heard all that before.
I was wondering if the ASM system is unique with its ability to help those who read and learn a lot online but need this system and guidelines that will take them step by step and guide them through Amazon until they reach the selling point …. Or, there are other systems or guides who offer a step by step “manual” ….
Two years ago, I went through the Amazing Selling Machine program as a student. I had never sold a darn thing on Amazon before, and up to that point, and my business had been strictly about selling information products. Selling “real stuff” was actually a bit of a mystery to me.
I also disagree with the point that they should have charged $50 for the course. In fact, I think they should have charged more because of how valuable the information is. I personally emailed Matt after ASM 2 and actually asked him to raise the price to $10,000.