Not having any experience what-so-ever with Amazon, and only very limited experience with putting a small number of items up for auction on Ebay back in the day, this program was of high interest and came along at the right time for me.
If you have a list that you can market that product to and send them directly to Amazon, this makes the job a whole heck of a lot easier. If you don’t, then you probably need to low-ball your price or figure out a way to drive traffic to the listings. Once you start to get some sales/reviews going, you can slowly raise your price.
Actually, your screenshot exactly proves my point. Your proceeds after Amazon fees are about $19, but this doesn’t take your product or shipping costs into account. So…unless you are getting your product for free and having it shipped to Amazon’s warehouses for free, your profit margin is not $19. You may want to re-read my prior post.
Let’s see… My experience is not in the categories they covered in their examples. My ecommerce experience is based off small, lightweight, expensive for it’s size and weight. Therefore a tumbler would not be a product I would want to sell because it’s heavy and inexpensive for it’s size.
For me – that’s where ASM came in and I think it can help you to. In the following review I will share my full experience with Amazing Selling Machine. Hopefully it inspires you to act and build your own Amazon business.
I have gone through almost all the phases of the training. I did find few interesting products that I wanted to launch but it required a lot more capital. I am currently revising my “Product Opportunity List” to find a product that will require maximum $4K out of pocket to start this business. It is exciting but it does require a lot of efforts from my end and finding the right product is the hardest part here. Everything else is just logistics.
The 2nd video (covering the ASM alternatives) makes it crystal-clear that yes, there are affiliate links in there, and although they are affiliate links, I am personally refunding folks who purchase the courses/books mentioned if the original publisher’s guarantee expires. (In other words, some courses/e-books I mention have a 30-day money back guarantee. If the buyer wants a refund on (say) day 186, and they purchased it via my affiliate link, they can contact me directly and I will refund them out of my own pocket, no questions asked (they do have to show proof they actually bought it.) No other affiliate (to my knowledge) does that. Some angry folks (like, 1% of all the responses) missed all that.
Collecting hundreds of millions of keywords isn’t easy, but the real work comes in understanding what keywords to use and when to use them. Our algorithm uses artificial intelligence to do the heavy lifting so you don’t have to worry about it.
I’m a coach for my son’s soccer team and the league has a saying that “the best teacher is the game itself”. In other words, you can study and do drills, but the way you get better is by just playing.
Even this answer, while well intended, is simplistic. Trademarks are for identity/brand, patents are for design/process, etc., Products can be both patented and trademarked. And often the ENTIRE product is not patented as a whole, but in components/parts.
A course brings you school, what do you think? I suggest you consider it carefully. Although the price is quit high but let’s compared it with the benefit you get. It is not wasteful. I hope you can find information I have provided is useful for your decision making. Thank you for your reading and good luck!
Case in point: Jessica Larrew of Amazon Boot Camp. Pat Flynn of Smart Passive Income interviewed Jessica and her husband/business partner Cliff and the couple appear to apply all the principles outlined in ASM except that they don’t source their product from China or other offshore countries (nope, they get their deals at places like Walgreens).
CleanTAS 439: ASK Scott Session #136 – PPC Seed Keywords – Brand Registry 2.0 – Starting with Product http://business.wapakdailynews.com/wapakdailynews/news/read/35644596 you ready for the inspiration and motivation you need to get your ecommerce business firing on all cylinders? Prepare for another awesome session of Ask Scott where your biggest questions about products, keywords, suppliers, 11/17/2017 Free View in iTunes
Just as an example, compare it to a course that teaches you how to invest in real estate. I think it would be hard to say that there’s no opportunity to make money, but you have to follow best practices and search out the right opportunities.
I started selling and found alibaba organically. This podcast takes what I was doing previously and provides and an opportunity to see it through a new lens. I never considered some of the intricacies in the way that it is presented in this podcast. If you have the desire to push yourself further and want more out of life you now have hundreds of mini seminars at your fingertips. Thank you for this podcast. I started on episode one and am working my way forward. I had no idea there were these selling communities. You were featured on a small business podcast and that is how I found you.
CleanTAS 192 : How to Use Social Media to Sell Products with Laura Roeder If you have been on the internet for any length of time you already know that the social media room can be one of the most overwhelming but effective ways of getting your content and products out there for people to see. 4/20/2016 Free View in iTunes
Amazon does not shows you how to get your product on Amazon and is tough to understand at times. It will not teach you how to be successful with methods that others have used to build their product sales up.
– I should have shopped around for my affiliate. However, I should learn something about marketing and traffic through the one I went through. Will know to do so next time some big course like this comes along.
Can this work? Maybe, but its not for the average person. Its expensive program and you need to make sure you have at least 3 times what you pay for the program to have good odds of succeeding. The bi…ggest issue I have with it is that they advertise that its so simple the little guy can do it. Then once you do get it you realize that its not. One claim is that you can start with as little as $100, I would be shocked if someone can and if they do, they are the exception, not the rule. Paid for it and by the time I learned these facts, it was too late for me to cancel and get a refund. Not sure if they still do this or not but when I bought it, they dripped the content so there was no way for me to really know and try it out until the 30 day period was over. I can write more and give details but this review is already too long. Just stay away and be glad you did! See More
I think the Amazing Selling Machine is way too expensive for someone who is new to online business. And yes, most online businesses should be much less expensive to start. However, with importing, you are always going to have the risk of inventory/no sales.
The training seemed more along the lines of Ebay sellers now selling on Amazon FBA instead. Overall the course seems like good information but was looking for the info about automating the supply process and never having to box/ship my own stuff.
Jim’s PAC course (Proven Amazon Course – brought to you by Jim Cockrum of MySilentTeam.com) is legit (and I’m one of his sometimes-critics, too. I’m also an affiliate of that course, but that’s not my affiliate link.)
My favorite thing about ASM was that the lessons are broken into really easy to swallow steps. The downside to this is that you’ll be chomping at the bit each week for the lessons and the next steps to get posted.
All the other modules focus on how to make an entire process much smoother and all the perks you want to know from the training rather than making mistakes on your own. And best of all the information you get is up to date since Amazon changes their rules every year. If you ever wanted to buy a course online on Amazon – just know that 6 months down the line many things will be no longer valid as rules on Amazon are constantly changing.
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
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Disagree…the person who referred you to the course has absolutely nothing to do with your success or failure with Amazon or the ASM course itself. I am an old member who signed up about 3 years ago and have no idea who referred me because it doesn’t matter.