You don’t even have to use the tools. There is a glossy “merit” badge program, and to qualify for each step (so far – products and suppliers), you have to give them the information that you have found to “prove” that you have done the work. So, whether they intend to use it or not, the ASM creators get access to research done by many hundreds of people. Now – as those people are mostly newbies – is their research of any value? That’s another question.
I have both courses, I bought PAC last year and I recently took a second look at the course to see what has changed. Yes he has added a few things on private label but not at the extent of ASM. The courses are two different animals, one (PAC) teaches about arbitrage (buying generic brands at low costs and selling for a higher price) this does require visiting shops, charity shops, car boot sales etc, box them up add the labels on and ship to Amazon. I consider this as a starter business, you can make money from this business, but in my opinion you can not automate the PAC business or hire scouters for your business as you run the risk of losing your worker.
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.
CleanTAS 395: (Behind The Scenes) 9 LIVE Product Research Examples and Workflow Don’t you hate it when you waste your time going down the rabbit hole researching a product? How do you know what products would be the best to move forward with? Do you have a process in place? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, 8/7/2017 Free View in iTunes
Here is what I know…I purchased the course they came out with last year that they sold for $1k…was it worth $1k? Certainly not! I guess if you were complete newbie it would be helpful but still i think it was overpriced.
In the mastermind, I give the Tribe access to me – they pick my brain for all of my experience and knowledge in the internet marketing space. It helps to have a mentor who is on pace to do $4 million on Amazon over the next twelve months literally holding your hand through the process, plus 350 other people who have gone through the Tribe before you.
Hi I’d love to get more info from you. I’m terrified of paying the huge startup and thinking of borrowing the money but my hubby is so against doing that. I’m so ready to start but the cost of the course is so high….
The Good / Matt Clark continues to put out a high-quality product year after year. His consistency and dedication to ASM is great and he is providing a 6-month guarantee that if you follow the system, and don’t make any money, he will reimburse you for anything spent out of pocket. However…
The same goes for Amazon FBA. I’ve been selling on amazon merch alternative for about 3 years and have been on FBA for 8 months or so. I did $90K in sales on Amazon in 2012 just by doing merchant-fulfilled. I’ve done $270K so far this year and I couldn’t keep my products stocked for half the year because the volume was so high (something I’m remedying as we speak). I’ll probably finish the year close to $400K. And I’m confident that next year I’ll be darn close to $1M if I can get my act together.
CleanTAS 295 : Ask Scott Session #89 – Your Business and Marketing Questions Whenever you start something new there’s a ton of things that can stand in the way of you getting started – and much of it has to do with ignorance. When you don’t know everything involved with starting it all seems pretty large, pretty overwhelming 12/16/2016 Free View in iTunes
Having a $10k a month business after just three months is pretty freakin’ cool. Being on pace for $15k-20k the next month is even cooler. Talking about where it’s going to be in six months? That’s the coolest part of it all.