So my suspicious is that once you get to that point, you might realize you don’t need additional training. And in fact, it’s usually FAR FAR FAR more valuable to actually purchase products from successful sellers and take note of what they are doing.
I think you’re right that there will probably be a lot of people who buy this course that really can’t afford it, but I think each individual person has to bear the responsibility of their own financial decisions. I’m sympathetic to people in dire straits, but everyone needs to take personal responsibility. Saying that Matt and Jason should charge less money to accommodate people who would be maxing out their credit cards is a silly suggestion.
I’ve written this in many of my posts, and whether it’s selling a product on Amazon, creating a digital product, or putting together a affiliate website or blog, it’s going to take some time – but the fruit of your labor can be something that continues to reward you long after you’ve done the work.
As someone who joined during ASM1 and who is still not where he wanted to be (I’m only making $1000-$1500 a month after expenses right now, though I am of course working on changing that) I’d advise you to stay – IF you can afford the cost of the course (meaning that if after 6 months have gone by you still are not “making it” because you are stuck at some point or simply taking your time, you won’t be in any financial trouble) AND you have several thousands spare you can spend on inventory (yes it’s possible to start with far less, and you might end up needing far less, but this gives you greater freedom in your product choice).
If you come into Amazing Selling Machine with an attitude of gaming the system, or selling crappy products, or forgetting that this is a real business with real growth, then I would recommend that you stay away from ASM.
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So, with this info, let’s say one *good* product can earn $20,000 per month in profit. That’s $240,000 in profit PER YEAR for every good product. Now, let’s assume each member of Amazing Selling Machine provides $1,000 in (one-time) profit to them after affiliate commissions and other costs.
I gave it a few more shots with other products with the same results. I know people that were able to get a good product on their first try but in reality there is nothing in the training that will show you how to do this and not fail. The training will just show you how to find products and suppliers, methods you’re probably already aware of.
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 (!).
CleanTAS 406: Ask Scott Session #125 – Open Brand Questions – Be My Competitor – Shipping Costs HIGH It’s time to jump into another exciting session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller Podcast! This is the place to get motivation and insight that you need to fuel you on your journey to building your own ecommerce business. On this episode, 9/1/2017 Free View in iTunes
No one will tell you their secrets on how to make money. All they will tell you is to self brand your items you source from China. Sounds easy enough. You do not need them telling you that. That wa…s the way to go many years ago but now Amazon is loaded with these types of products and you will send in many thinking you will sell them quickly. You help with sponsored ads but they are not cheap and will quickly eat into your profits and leave you with very little if any profit. You can watch their free seminars but I would not adventure any farther into it. If you could find something unique that you can source and their is not too much competition you might have something but stay away from the beauty, vitamin and so on. See More
I watched the video though and he brought up a couple of good points. The main one being that doing things like press releases and videos to drive traffic is a waste of time…I would definitely agree with that.
That said, the ASM course is still solid, but the opportunity is rapidly decreasing. Don´t expect epic success with “only” hard work and full dedication. If 10-20% had great or massive success with ASM1 (my guess), then I would expect that number to be more like 2-5% this time around, tops.
ASM is more about your brand, the supplier/manufacturer does the work for you and sends your products to amazon, so all you need to do is market it or not, I recommend marketing your brand and at the sometime market your product.
Warehouses aren’t conveniently located next to each Azzurent or Walmart. For products, it’s a one-way trip to the branch. At each branch, there’s enough manpower to unload trucks, stock shelves, and ring customers up, but there aren’t any excess employees available to send products back or coordinate the process of shipping packages out.
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I’m making this offer because I’m confident that I can provide extreme value to anyone interested in private labeling. Additionally, because I’m intimately familiar with all the major courses, I have no incentive to steer people in a direction that’s not right for them.
With FBA, you learn by doing. Once you start selling merchant fulfilled, it’ll get you ready for selling thru FBA. Once you sell thru FBA, you figuring out why it’s important to have your own private listing. What’s your doing private labeling, you realize what you need to do in order to propel your listings ahead.
Well, to be frank, I think I know a decent amount about SEO. I’ve been doing this since 2005 and have generated millions in sales from organic traffic. I also know that “trickery” that used to work in 2010 doesn’t work today. I stand by my statement that tools like this are simply re-purposing old software that they can’t sell as “SEO Software” anymore. Instead, they call it “Amazon Software” and expect everyone to fawn all over it. Of course, backlinks still work, but crappy push-button backlinks don’t.
I was confused further when someone I approached from ASM said I could have the ASM7 entire course at a single payment for $997. In between that and your article, I think it is wiser for me to stay put and work on building an online business via Affiliate Marketing.
CleanTAS 261 : (TAS Power Hour) The New Hijackers, Brand Registry – Product Research and other Random Topics Scott and his friends – Chris Schaeffer and Don Sugar have been doing some Periscope and Facebook live sessions talking about various issues that have to do selling products on Amazon. They’re calling these “TAS Power Hours” and they’ve been a l 9/28/2016 Free View in iTunes
The basic idea of this program is that you find products that are already selling well on Amazon, private label them so you don’t have to compete, and use FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) to do the rest. No need to take an order, ship it, or even take care of a refund. This sounded so simple that even one of The Three Stooges could probably do it.
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Don’t worry if you ever can’t make one of the group coaching calls. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions ahead of time and can watch the full recordings with Q&A inside the members’ area anytime you want.
Scott’s materials for selling on Amazon are priceless. Wow. The podcast is awesome, but my only gripe is that there are so many episodes (380+ now?!) that I can’t get through them all in one day! The …Kindle book is great as well, it’s probably the best place to start before launching into the podcast. Now I’m about to start the Pay-per-click training on the website. With Scott’s instruction, I’ve identified my product and I’m currently sourcing samples from Alibaba while preparing my website and launch list. Can’t wait. Highly recommend! See More
The first thing I noticed after joining ASM was that their private Facebook communities were like nothing I had seen before. It was like having 3,000 friends encouraging and helping you on a daily basis. Actually, you would get help in seconds! Sometimes when I had a question, I asked the Facebook ASM group and within a matt clark amazing moments, I would hear that familiar ping of the Facebook notification, alerting me that someone had answered the question I had asked a second ago! It was like magic. The quality of support there is overwhelming. Normally people quit programs because they have to do everything themselves and cannot expect much help from anybody.
That was certainly the case with Amazing Selling Machine 8, and now I’m happy to give you MY review based on my own experience. I’ve gone through the video training, I’ve gone through the PDF’s and Members area, and I think you’ll get a lot out of my review.
My criteria for purchasing any product on Amazon basically is to try to buy products that I can list for 3 times the price I pay for it. Because Amazon takes about 40 percent of any sale using this method guarantees I can make a profit.
I watched the ASM presentation and the idea sounds simple but the feeling of to good to be true was overwhelming. It was even recommended by Mike Dillard who has a big following so he made a nice affiliate commission!
A very good question. Like most people I had dreamed for years of having the perfect business that would allow myself and my family to help pay the bills and enjoy a few of the nicer things in life. I tried many business opportunities over the years but most did not succeed.
I have never seen a guarantee quite like this one as Matt and Jason want you to give the system a try totally risk free. I don’t say this often, but it really does appear that you have nothing to lose by giving ASM a shot. If in the end it doesn’t work out after 6 months, you’re out only the time invested.
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If you have $4000 available for the course and several thousand more to manufacture your own private label and are prepared to risk it at one go, then the ASM might be your cup of tea. I am not anti-ASM, but I do think it is very expensive, can be risky and there are better alternatives available.
Lesson: if you’re looking at high selling products on Amazon don’t base your sales potential on the rankings and reviews of products manufactured by globally known brands like Wilton, Shu Uemera and Tweezerman (that’s what I caught from those videos), look at other UNKNOWN OR GENERIC brands and base it on that. Not brands sold in thousands of retail stores, even high end retailers, covered extensively in consumer magazines with a long history of branding and a lot of direct google searches for their brand name.