This impressed me, along with some of my own clients that I had worked with on Kindle publishing deciding to go through the program and get amazing results as well (many making over $10,000 per month).
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I read a review by Jordan Malik on his blog and viewed some of his YouTube videos. He, an experienced Amazon seller, tells you why he doesn’t support the ASM hype, why he considers it grossly overpriced, and also points you to far cheaper alternatives to ASM. There are several books on Amazon on Private Labelling; according to Malik private-labelling is not without risk.
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Scott, I absolutely love the first three episodes. I have just started selling my own branded product on Amazon, and this podcast could not have come at a better time. Keep this train moving, I’m learning a ton!
An example to overstate things. We do things the ASM-way from a marketing perspective, but we also spent $160k on producing one of our recent products. By that we eliminate possible competition from most other ASM-type sellers who basically only rely on excellent marketing.
And at least with Skip’s program, you can read about it, gain the knowledge, assess whether selling on Amazon is right for you or not without risking 4-5K dollars on a program that may not do you any good.
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Thanks for the informed article. You really covered this well. I had a look at this a while back and it was the huge price tag that had me running for cover. Since then I have seen a few that do not cost an arm and a leg, training is good and so is the support. I think it depends on how big your wallet is. If you can afford this, then go for it as they seemed very legit and knowledgeable.
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.
They also seem to have software tools that are rolled in, which give the impression that they are spammy backlinking tools that they are throwing at Amazon because it’s really hard to have a negative SEO effect on Amazon.
Scott Voelker is such a giver! He’s developed a blue print that works extremely well in his online selling business. But instead of keeping it a secret, he is generously sharing his strategies with the rest of us. Highly recommend – Scott is the real deal!
ASM is pretty fantastic tbh. It’s a fully-comprehensive ‘how to’ kit. I’ve been selling successfully on Amazon for a number of years now but i often dig back into my ASM vid archives every now and then for a refresher. Worth the investment for sure – if you are willing to take action of course.
Scott Voelker is a serial entrepreneur who’s been online over 10 years. With roots in construction, he went from his father’s business to the photography business. Determined to get more leverage for his brick and mortar store, he turned to the online world. He began selling digital information products in the photography space.
In my opining, the best, most realistically priced training program to sell private label products on Amazon is Skip’s Complete Amazon Marketing System. He will show you how to get the job done for a tiny fraction of the price that the Amazing Selling Machine charges.
As for me, forget all the middle people. I am planning a trip to China to go to the next big FAIR. Good products over that never see American daylight, ripe for picking. That’s just me and that tip’s free. 🙂
Exec summary – sufficient info to get you started, not as easy or lucrative as presented, expect to have to fill in a lot of missing pieces yourself, certainly not worth anything like the asking price
I answered a ton of great questions about the course from people who either PM’d me or posted to my Facebook group. If anyone still has questions that haven’t been answered, don’t hesitate to let me know.
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I don’t think this is a bad idea. Amazon is a unique marketplace, so you really need to understand how it works if you want to do well. Most people seem to grasp the overall dynamics of selling on Amazon pretty quickly, but I still see some people in the forums that just don’t seem to get it.
[They refused to answer a simple guestion from me. Given that this is not the first product launch, also given they have success stories splashed all over their site’s pages, I simply asked what percentage of their students have achieved success. I would also like to mention if your on their site and go below their success stories ; you will see a disclaimer stating many of their students have made little or no money. (their words not mine)(not mentioning of course, how many have lost money).]
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My teacher was Srini Ramineni and he did an awesome job. I found him to be a very knowledgeable instructor who knows his subject matter. He was very clear and thorough in every topic and I have gained a lot of knowledge from watching and listening to his lectures. As a visual learner myself, I have benefitted greatly from his labs demonstrations and the diagrams that he draws to elaborate on the key points that should not be missed by any future DBA. Without doubt, he knows how to break down even the most seemingly complex topic and he teach it in a way anyone can understand. As a student who took the recorded version of the training, I never felt alone or forgotten. Whenever I needed help, my instructor was available without fail and in a timely fashion. He made my learning experience to be fun and indeed, I enjoyed every step of the way.
In fact, I’ve had conversations with ZanyZebra and can tell he knows what he’s talking about. I’m still happy to honestly answer any questions about the course, but if anyone is looking for a coach, I’d suggest they reach out to him because I’m maxed out. I regularly turn down private coaching offers (as much as $10k once) because I know I can make more money growing my own business.
Not sure how these guys Selling on Amazon, But by Testing, I have about 200 products/Items (at competitive prices) Listed on Amazon, maybe 1 sold for entire Year, So List the Item for Sale at Amazon obviously means Nothing. Not to say creating your own product first, that’s a big guessing game, IMHO, would you ever sell a single piece? Maybe not.
I run this coaching group this because I want every single person in the group to get their business up and profitable in as short amount of time as possible, and for them to do it RIGHT. My secret plan to rule the world (the real reason why I do this) is explained below…
I’ve seen those estimators out there and they are total BS, especially http://www.wfmj.com/story/37326182/news there is a simple way to see exactly how many units someone sells in a given period of time. All people need to do is just use their brain a little bit and think it through.
I have another product that I’ve tested that I can sell between 30-35 units per day. The “leading version” of the product has over 400 reviews of the product and, based on my estimates, they probably make about $9/sale when all costs are figured in. The manufacturer wants a minimum order of 3000, but everything is negotiable and they are willing to settle for a minimum order of 500. So the investment is less than $1000 in order to buy a product that, I know from testing, can make $240 in profit per day. Sure, it won’t be all that easy to catchup to the “leading version”, but I play the long-game. You don’t need 400 reviews to sell your product if you’re willing to accept a little less money upfront.
“The fact that Amazon not only let us sell to their millions of customers but also do all the hard work and ship the orders out to our customers is just mind-blowing. It’s the single biggest opportunity of our generation.”
If you are not in the first or second categories and still want to try, don’t forget to ask for a refund if you fail getting that first product. That’s where I screwed up. I spent more time trying to get a product and ended up missing the refund deadline.
I remember buying 60items on the same product getting ready for xmas it was a new product about to be released in the UK (I had inside information this product was going to be huge. spoiler – It was a kid tab) I spent over £500 which is about $900 ish. I thought at the time I hit a winner. As soon as I sent my stock in, my competitors dropped their prices down, I didnt make much money on that at all. I am not blaming PAC (it would be stupid if it did.)
Now the part that everyone loves to hear and why everyone is so drawn to it is the 1000’s of success stories. With people ranging in earnings from tens of thousands to hundred thousand or some even up to a million dollars a month. Yep you read that right $100,000’s of dollars a month!! I have had some of my own success but not quite in the hundreds of thousands…yet!
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