Agree…if you are hell-bent on finding this information for yourself. The information is out there for those that want to find it themselves. Time is money so if you don’t want to look up this info for yourself, you need to pay someone to give you the info all in one place, ie. ASM + private community. (Remember when you had to actually get up to turn the channel on a TV set? Remote controls made this a thing of the past but you had to pay extra for it.)
I can tell you now that signing up 100 people and having training days and bonuses and so forth takes a lot of money and time and effort. That time can be spent managing teir own business and making it a lot more profitable however as i said its about giving back to those that helped us.
You make some good points, but I can tell you my personal experience is that the sheer volume of demand for products on Amazon means that a few small tips can lead to huge improvements in profitability, even for experienced sellers.
Jim Cockrum’s course is great. The only downside is he focuses on a retail arbitrage process and that can be difficult to scale and sustain, and for some people it’s just not doable. However, all the basic building blocks are there. Where Amazing Selling Machine improves is by focusing on manufacturing, branding and marketing. Or private labeling, branding and marketing. But you don’t need the course to do that. However, you do need to understand how to purchase from manufacturers and/or distributors, the basics of branding and product promotion and marketing.
Module 3: You will learn how to order your inventory and create your brand. You will know what to say to your supplier to get the best price possible and also how to handle all the logistics involved within the business. You will also learn how to set up digital assets for your brand such as social profiles, domain and hosting.
They teach you also when to expand to other Amazon sites especially the European sites like UK & Germany. The entire process is shown in details here (this is of Amazing Selling Machine 8 course if you start out with Amazon US which is Amazon.com.)
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The answer? You certainly can if you carry out due diligence! There is at least 1 affiliate whose bonuses are worth more that the total amount asked for, let alone the net price of the course (ie without affiliate commission)!
This 200 page eBook is chock full of real business models, and answers an array of questions, including some lesser known tips about “sales figures” in FBA & on Amazon, as well as what NOT to start out with online.
But I’m still not promoting ASM. That may sound crazy to you. Because as an affiliate with the size of my audience (17,000+ unique readers, 4,000 Facebook followers, and 10,000+ YouTube subscribers), I could make an easy $20,000+ in affiliate commissions from ASM – in 2 weeks!
What impressed me the most about the program is how detailed and step-by-step everything is. Everything was SO EASY to go through and take action on, that I believe that ANYONE can succeed with this program.
DaleCalvert has a good point here. I’ve read through the last few negative posts and some of the comments are comical if you really understand how off the mark they are…I just don’t have the energy to comment on every inaccuracy.
My guess is that the opportunity is much smaller than they are making it out to be – and that’s without all these new members. That’s why it makes sense for them to sell this course rather than keep the business model to themselves.
What does this mean for the members paying $3,500 with the expectation of outsized profits? Remember, now you’ll have hundreds/thousands of members pursuing the EXACT same strategy. There may be millions of products available on Amazon, but how many will this business model work with?
With that in mind, there have been many many people who balked at the price, yet still got inside and have seen amazing results. And many of them are in my coaching group, which I’ll discuss in a second.
SEO In it self is a long topic and one I do not tend to get into. All I can say, AND confirm from my products. Backlinking works for both google and Amazon. You make a perfect point ” Why not just create your own sites and rank those for product keywords?” think about what you have said…? let me ask you this, how much does google love Amazon? if you search a product name, I am pretty sure Amazon will be in the top 5 for most if not ALL. For someone of your know-how, I am sure you would know dhgate.com reviews 2016 an Amazon page is 3times, 4 times even 10 times easier than ranking a website page. I am sure someone here can confirm what I have just said.
Hi, a friend of mine bought the course and made a business from that. He took all the steps as explained and he is very succesfull today. Today that is his full time job. The course explains every crytical step of the business from how to find a product on alibaba, how to contact seller, how to find someone that checks products before they are shipped to Amazon, how to make labels for white-label products etc.
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.
I only listened to 1-10, but that was kinda painful. I really did not like how Scott insults 98% of his audience by saying that we won’t take any action. Not a big fan of how we’re misled into being he did $47k in 90 days as if he were a rookie (he had five years of e-commerce experience going in). REALLY not a big fan of how TWICE Scott insinuates that the gentleman with the bad reviews did something wrong. The guy can NOT be held responsible for getting into a competitive market which is the item that Scott cited as his mistake. Repetitive content (the 3 emails) also got old. Last, in 1-10 he spent about 5-10 minutes on how to find a good product to sell. The rest of the content is all about once your going. The only reason for my review is because Scott asks for it. I have no ill will. Just not for me…
“It works. It’s a great business model and Matt and Jason, Mike and Rich are great teachers and the group is just loads of fun and if you take action you can build a million dollar business in a relatively short period of time.”