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
Finally, let’s say you don’t live in the U.S. but still want to work with Amazon- or are dreaming of one day “working-from-home” as an ex-pat bumming around on some tropical beach. Jim Cockrum’s Proven Amazon Course is ideal for anyone who lives outside of the states and wants to order products wholesale from other countries. Jim also offers an online community, additional strategy guides and online tools- among other goodies.
Once your listing is up on Amazon.com and you’re getting ready to launch, I’ll allow to send me an email with your listings and I will review it MYSELF, and provide feedback on what I like, what I don’t like, and how you can make it better for both a Conversion perspective, and a Ranking/Search Engine Optimization Perspective as well.
I’ve listened to the author’s podcasts and workshop. This book goes over a lot of that same material, which is why I like it. It is easy to refer to the section of the book to look up what I need to know at a particular phase. There is a list of Resources and a Glossary — both helpful.
What I mean by this is that there is a process for consistently reaching the $100,000 mark and beyond, but if you do not know how to push the right buttons or pull the correct levers, no matter how great your product is people will not know about it.
If you copy the design of a Prada purse and call it your own, you will get a friendly call from their lawyer. Now, if you improve or alter their design significantly, then you at least have a good defense in the court.
I am not saying these tools are the best in the business, far from it. However, it does the job to get people making money VERY QUICKLY. Once you are making money (if you started the program on a budget) then move to other tools outside of ASM. When I got the course, to be fair I WASNT a BIG fan of the tools. But my wallet could only stretch to the course and inventory. now I have capital, I only use certain ASM tools for a few matters, everything else is outside paid tools.
Building a successful Amazon business can be done but it takes time. It takes nurturing and consistency. Make a 90-Day plan. What will it take to make $100 every day? Work backwards. It takes time and sacrifice in the beginning. Maybe you have to watch a little less Netflix. Maybe you have to skip some parties. However when you have the monthly cash flow coming in, it’ll totally be worth it.
Anyway, that process took me 4 weeks and I am just now sending my inventory to Amazon to start selling. I could have been selling weeks ago if I didn’t go that route so it is my choice, not because of the program or anything else.
The best part? Fantastic Selling Machine offers you the monetary flexibility YOU desire. A few of our students simply desire the comfort of an extra stream of income; others travel the world understanding they can run their lucrative business from anywhere on the web.
it teaches you more than any other course online ASM does…..it has everything requireed to get you up and selling your private label or anything and i think its worked for more than enough people who take action and do as is required. you cant help non action takers…..no other course has software that i know of or email systems or seo systems. i think in a sense that is fully comprehensive to the best degree you can get
I’m fairly certain the video said that you had already launched the second product. Regardless, why would you be offering training, and giving away a potentially profitable product to a client instead of launching more products yourself? Or at least maximize your current product, which you say has the potential to have sales of $100k per year.
As for their lawyer, they were just doing their job by protecting the Amazing Selling Machine ‘brand’. There wasn’t much sense in me trying to fight them, so I complied. I’m not sure if they still represent them today.
But to answer your question, way to pick the most ridiculous example possible and paint the entire process with a broad brush. Maybe you can’t sell TVs as private label, but just go ahead an pick the other 99% of things on Amazon and do it private label. Just because something is a “brand”, doesn’t mean it’s a “brand name” to the general public. There are tons of products that are sold through big boxes, but nobody associates “Product x” with their name.
The thing is, sometimes you have to try a few different products to really find a great one. Some people are very fortunate and find a swift seller really quickly, others are not. But the thing is– you millionaire marketing machine youtube have to try a few things.
If you state that the percentage is only 10% of those taking the course will succeed then why do they (ASM) refuse to give me an answer to that very same question. I am happy things worked out for you, but I have a hard time risking that kind of money not including product costs and fees on such a slim chance. Would you place your children in a school where only 10% graduated?
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CleanTAS 193 : Ask Scott Session #56 – Your Amazon FBA Questions You have just landed on another episode of The Amazing seller where Scott is answering your questions about private label sales on Amazon. You can get your questions asked and answered on this special Friday episodes. 4/22/2016 Free View in iTunes
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On IdeaMensch, Matt lays out his strategy even more, noting that, while he started out as an affiliate marketer selling other entrepreneurs’ products and getting a 40-50% profit margin, it didn’t compare to him selling his own product and making a 400-500% profit margin (!).
What people would realize that the $3500 course isn’t what made them successful. They were going to be successful once they decided to master Amazon and it was their commitment that made them successful.
I refunded from ASM this weekend, content was horrible, I had a number of concerns about the course that I won’t go into but I feel very glad that I refunded, I’m still going 100% on the business model but won’t be paying $3497 for a course which does not even cover all the main points in detail
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Take it a step further and go to camelcamelcamel.com. It’s a free resource. Copy the URL of the product page and pop it in. It will give you data history on the listing. You can see how long it’s been selling, the BSR over the course of time. Is it seasonal or is it steady all year round? You want to go after steady products. Avoid seasonal in the beginning. Also, make sure the seller has a track record. At least 6-8 months.
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It reminds me a bit of a 1990’s German pyramid scam where you had to pay a lot to get in on the “secret tricks” making 2 guys on the top and a few affiliates below them filthy rich, while the rest had to chase around to recover their own money.
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When ASM has annual meetings, this one group always stands out. They’re the most enthusiastic members of all, and usually they’re very proud that they’re in this group because they’re the most successful ones. They have some secret software that others can only dream of, and they have access to the most advanced training. In short, they’re way ahead of everybody else.
I spent lots of time, money, and effort and was not able to get passed this point. Others were able to figure this one out on their first shot. There is nothing in the training that will solve this for you. You contact suppliers using the methods they show you and most suppliers will give you free samples as long as you pay for shipping. Shipping is expensive. My first shot I got samples from 10 suppliers in China and spent about $500 on crap I wouldn’t buy myself. And yes, I did my homework on the suppliers. I guess that beats what happened to others who actually ordered and paid for inventory and got crap quality products shipped to them.
FBA stands for Fulfilled By Amazon. In layman’s terms, this means that you ship an item to Amazon, Amazon then puts that item on the particular product’s listing, and if someone buys the item, you get the money. But you don’t do any of the shipping – you only have to ship it once to Amazon.
What I meant was to be successful quickly you need that kind of cash. You could probably get started with around $200-$300 and still make it work but it would just take you much longer because you would have to wait until the product sells, reinvest and keep doing that over and over until you had enough capital to carry a larger inventory that would make serious profits. But you would eventually get there. It would just take some time and patience.