Jim, I’m a successful student of yours with a high-6-digit income thanks to some of your teachings (and, lest anyone think I’m biased: Jim will attest that I think couple of his non-PAC offerings/endorsements – that are off topic here – are overpriced and not worth it). Anyway, there are hundreds other successful students of Jim I’ve personally witnessed (those who spent $5 to $500.00 on his books/courses/etc.)
$3500 is a lot of money and you could probably pay a really really smart college kid to research everything about selling on amazon, write a custom report and buy more training material and still come out less expensive than that. I look at is what I learned worth what i paid and with this one, I’m not sure. With their last launch, it was not worth $997 (even though their software was fantastic it was missing critical features), and there’s no reason to believe this one is any different.
CleanTAS 465: (Part 2) 7 Figure Seller Reveals How to Launch Products and Build Brands in 2018 Welcome to part two of this episode of The Amazing Seller podcast featuring Scott’s conversation with ecommerce seller Mike Jackness! On this episode, you’ll hear Scott and Mike talk about setting the right price point, 1/17/2018 Free View in iTunes
And there’s amazon itself, which is where the real problem is. Your store isn’t really yours; your listings aren’t yours and “your” customers aren’t your customers. In addition, Amazon can shut you down at a moment’s notice and all your hard work + inventory are now worth close to nothing. That is far too much risk for any business owner that wants to rely on their online business for steady income. Invest the same amount of money and effort into your own niche store (e.g. Shopify or BigCommerce) using a dropshipping approach
I’m going to take the plunge into Private Label FBA, and TAS now has this Private Label Classroom, but it’s pricey and it’s not necessary…Scott even says the information in the classroom isn’t secret or special, that everything you need is in his free podcasts and free resources. The classroom more is about the community, the visual learning, structured implementation plan, and weekly Q&As with Scott (and a guy named Chris I think). So they are definitely being transparent about what the classroom is and isn’t and I think it may be good at holding me accountable and actually get this done in a timely manner…but if I can save ~$900 and get a product of mine up and running then that’s probably the better method…
For sure private label is the way to go. If you are selling a ‘brand’ product that anyone can buy. You will always find someone comes in and cuts your margin. There is always some willing to work on crazy margins.
I have taken the course “Oracle RAC, ASM and DG” at the DBA University. It’s an excellent course tought by experienced, knowledgeable and professional instructor (Srini Ramineni). 25% of training on lab machine and remaining will be on student’s PCs so that it helps student to continue to practice even after the course is completed. I also strongly recommend this course and any other courses offered by this instructor.
The point being it’s very complex and it’s difficult to give a blanket answer about these issues. I don’t criticize the course for not covering it (it is, after all, a legal issue), but I hate that they brush it off like it’s nothing. It IS worth being aware of. But again, it’s more of an issue in some fields than others and at a certain level of revenues you need to protect your business with insurance and proper business structure.
Congratulations (er… Good luck) to all those who decided to ‘donate’ their hard earned cash to ASM and its affiliates bank accounts. Talk about overkill: persistence and not taking no for an answer, these salesmen must take first prize. Thankfully it will all end in a couple of hours, I hope……………until perhaps an extension to ‘help’ relieve cash from all those unfortunate victims who could not get in because of server melt-down during the last minute rush. Goodbye til the next relaunch.
As you can see from my screenshot above – I made over $10,000 in September – only five months after joining ASM. For me it has more than paid itself off. I feel like I am well on my way to creating a six figure a month business and I have a clear path to follow.
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Likewise, if you go to the ASM website, you’ll notice that the course is currently unavailable. This is because the training is offered for a limited time only, after which the enrollment link expires. However, at some given point in time- say next month- that link will reactivate and another limited time offer will be posted.
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Hey Scott, I’m a new listener and new to the game and really look forward to this new adventure. Knowledge is power ( or just a little cheaper to minimize my risk/lesson learning). Thank you very much for your podcast, website, and community. Every episode is extremely knowledable and action packed with so may goodies, I often have to listen with pad and pen furiously writing. I love your positive enthusiasm, your coaching, help, and gudiance on this journey. Massive action is taken, so once I’ve listened all the way through, played the game, and have some scraps and bruises I’ve leave another review so we have a before and after, newbie / novice review. Keep up the awesome work! and thank you!!!
This thread has been a great source if information. After doing much evaluation and research it looks to me like Jim Cockrum’s Proven Amazon Course has a solid reputation and track record and is updated with new things all the time and has a huge private online community with a lot of stuff to help you out.
I picked it up again to finish it months later and realized there was a lot of great pointers in regard to sourcing, timing, and slowing down sales to reorder new inventory. I’m really glad I finished this book.
Today Scott Voelker, the Amazing Seller and a personal mentor joins the show and we go deep on Amazon exits, the future of FBA, how to build and grow better Amazon businesses, the power of investing in private label and so much more. This episodes full of actionable awesomeness to propel you as an FBA seller to ALLSTAR status. Don’t MISS Out.
CleanTAS 297 : 5 Tips to Better Understand Your Market and Increase Conversions Today’s topic on The Amazing Seller is not all that appealing at first glance. It’s the issue of figuring out exactly who your target market is – your ideal customer – and how to speak the language they actually use in real life so that you can rela 12/21/2016 Free View in iTunes
Cost of education is really relative to what you gain with the training. If you learn how to earn by importing and can continue to improve upon your importing business, than it probably doesn’t matter.
Account creation and fundamentals- This module explains how to set up your business with Amazon seller. It also explains to you how to do a proper analysis and choose the product that will sell well on amazon.
1. Where’s your proof, rather than rehashed runours, that it’s a stretch that 10% of people buying the course will make a profit? I know 2 people who have done ASM; both are bringing in over $25k a month with over 40% margins – why? Because they took action! The converse is the reason no product or service offered here, or anywhere else, has high success rates – because the majority of people wont take action.
ASM is pretty fantastic tbh. It’s a fully-comprehensive ‘how to’ kit. I’ve been selling successfully on Amazon for a number of years now but i often dig back into my ASM vid archives every now and then for a refresher. Worth the investment for sure – if you are willing to take action of course.
I have spent my money years ago on these big launches and I realized that if these guys was making the money they say they are why are they selling an info product … That is key to me. The go on to say in one of the pdf I download from Matt & Jay Boyer I quote it says … “How did creatng eBooks and digital products become so popular as a way to make money online? The main appeal was automaton and high profit margins. The big problem with this is that you need traffic to sell these digital products. Traffic costs a lot of money, so there goes your high profit margins. It also takes a lot of time to drive this kind of traffic, so there goes your freedom.”
CleanTAS 393: Facebook Ads Training – How to Find and Drive Traffic Using Facebook Ads and Increase Sales with Rick Mulready What does it take to build a successful email list? How do you find your target audience? If you are having a difficult time navigating these difficult subjects, don’t worry – you’ve come to the right place! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, 8/2/2017 Free View in iTunes
The market saturation issue was my primary concern for quite some time as well. But after seeing how many opportunities there are on Amazon, I can’t see how it would ever be an issue. If you are in the top 1000-2000 in a product category, you are doing ok. So with dozens of categories, I don’t see the market saturation issue coming into play.
Go a mile wide and an inch deep in your product selection b/c just like we all learned on eBay 10 years ago…there may not be competition today or tomorrow for your “hot niche”, but the competition IS coming and eBay (now amazon) WILL not protect you from being the easy target that you are if you are making a killing…if anything it’s in Amazon’s best interest to keep you guessing and send new competitors your way.
ASM 264 – Natural Resource Management Systems – 3.00 credits: General principles of management of natural resource systems including hydrology, soil erosion, irrigation, drainage, wetlands, and water quality. 2 lectures, 1 three-hour laboratory. Prereq: amazon seller refund 103, 104 or 107. Cross-listed with NRM and SOIL.
Thanks for your kind feedback on my Amazing Selling Machine Review. I tried to analyze their program from my experience of working in the importation and drop-shipping industry and give a little perspective on their over-hyped and overpriced program.