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Boost Christmas Sales with My 10 Tips

amazon seller tips christmas

Even if you are not enrolled in one of my recommended Q4 sourcing groups, I put together some tips to help you make maximum sales/profits with your Amazon business this Xmas:

1. If this is your first Q4 experience, you may have noticed that your sales haven't yet started to soar. That isn't unusual. While most of the corporate world divides the year into quarters starting in October, Amazon sellers consider November to January the "true" Q4. In other words, don't be alarmed if your sales figures are still modest because the real rush has not yet begun. [click to continue…]

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Amazing Selling Machine is not a scam, but…

Amazing Selling Machine alternatives

Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) is not a scam by any means. They're 100% legitimate.

There, I said it.

ASM does NOT compensate me if you sign up with their $3997+ program. Go ahead, get it here. That's not an affiliate link. (Translation: I don't get paid anything if you buy it.)

Why am I saying it's not a scam, then? Well, it isn't. If you remember a few years ago, I gave those guys (Matt and Jason, founders of ASM) a really hard time, and went out of my way to discourage you from signing up.

But as years went by, a weird thing happened. Those guys proved that they're a legitimate business. And they kept churning out legitimate Amazon seller success stories, growing and hiring at their office in Houston Texas, attracting quality partners, and honoring all their 30-day refund requests from customers.

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!

Am I stupid? No. I'm not promoting it because the price - up to $5,000 if you pay in installments - unsettles me a little. That's not ASM's fault - they're pricing what the market will bear. Thousands of ambitious Amazon sellers will buy it.  Some will succeed, others will fail - but that has nothing to do with ASM (more on that in a moment).

ASM is arguably a bargain if it's juxtaposed against, say, my useless Boston University MBA, which I paid $35,000 for in 1998. An MBA today (still useless in most scenarios) will cost you around $85,000

But many of my readers are hard-pressed for cash, just starting out, or not ready to make such a large financial commitment.

See, there are other trusted Amazon systems/courses that focus on sourcing and selling private label products (your own products on Amazon), for a fraction of the price. And they're all from my honest, trustworthy partners.

And many of you will ask me "Jordan, what's the difference between Amazing Selling Machine and your recommended [Enter Course Name Here]?"

The truthful answer: Not a whole lot.

All the trusted courses:

  • Teach the general same techniques and strategies
  • Offer a few bells and whistles.
  • Offer no-questions-asked money back guarantees

But not one of them has THE magic bullet to your success. Nor do they offer anything that makes private label markedly "easier" or "faster".

(Some of them will respond to this post and say "Yeah but we have ___________ features that make us really unique from the rest!". That's a great selling point but it's not critical to you pulling off private label successfully. I don't care what the features are.)

See, an Amazon seller's degree of success tends to directly correlate to the amount of work he/she puts in to learning and doing, regardless of which trusted course they take.

Oh boy that was good. So I'll say it again:

An Amazon seller's degree of success tends to directly correlate to the amount of work he/she puts in to learning and doing...

A course (again, a trusted one) is something that can help you along the way. If you follow it step-by-step and execute, it's a tremendous asset.

And with other trusted courses generally teaching the same tactics, why pay that much? You don't need the bells and whistles to be sucessful.

So, what are my top recommendations* for you?

For Private Label (what Amazing Selling Machine teaches):

1.) Proven Amazon Course ($399). This will teach you Private Label the "Easy Way" via their Private Label 2.0 Mentor program (included in the price). And if you don't want to source private label but still sell on Amazon, there are at least 12 other courses within Proven Amazon Course that will teach you A-Z: retail arbitrage, online arbitrage, Amazon Merch, book sourcing and selling, reselling coffee, wholesale, and a whole lot more. Pay once and get lifetime access, lifetime updates and an anytime 10o% money back guarantee. Right now it's my top pick. At least read the testimonials here.

2.) StartupBros  ($2997) If you're looking for an apples-to-apples close pick to ASM but for $1,000 less, the StartupBros have been churning out big e-commerce experts for a while now (I've been following them for a few years.) Learn step-by-step how to launch a profitable e-commerce business from scratch. You can pay in installments, give full access to a partner for just $197 extra, and enjoy their 90-day 100% money back guarantee.

Other trusted experts:

The most important takeaway for you, whether you buy ASM, another course/system, or learn on your own for free:  Take action. I've seen hundreds of sellers fail because they don't take the first few steps - they just prematurely quit. Take action, follow through, ask questions, and pick yourself up if you fall down.

I welcome your comments and feedback below.

-Jordan

*I am an affiliate of some of my recommendations above (Not ASM). That means if you buy any of them, I may receive a small commission from them.

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eBay Seller Tips – Christmas & Q4

christmas ebay ideas

It is that time of year again ... the weather turns cooler, children go back to school and people begin to prepare for the holidays. It is also time for all you as an online seller to take a look at your inventory and get ready to capitalize on the annual shopping spree.

Just like any business, you have to not only have products that are demanded by consumers, but you have to be able to [click to continue…]

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What to sell on Amazon and eBay this Christmas

You know those 'Hot Lists' that the stores like ToyRUs, Walmart, and blog sites release every year? Those don't work. Many are made up by the stores themselves, hoping that enough hype generates sales of their hand-picked 'winners'.

Some background: Every year I see hundreds of buyers using those lists to source stuff they hope to resell for 3x more on Amazon or eBay. And (in most cases) those sellers lose a LOT of money.

Where does that leave you?

The 'trick' is to know what's trending from actual customer demand (=sales) in toys and other product categories like kitchen, tools, and more. Those store lists don't tell you that. See, the more demand a product has (or if demand is outstripping supply), the higher it can be sold on Amazon or eBay.

So I gathered a few of my trusted partners who have all this figured out. They're ready to tell you what to source and how to sell it. That way, you can enssure you're picking the most profitable products to sell. Remember, I only work with the best: experts who offer the best selling ideas, product and sourcing info, and support to help you, bar none.

Keep reading if you want their help.

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Broken Crap Sells, too.

Ed. note: This type of product sourcing can be very profitable, so don't dismiss it until you try it! 

U.S. consumers are living in a "throwaway" economy. This means that we buy lots of stuff, use it for a little while, and then replace it with other stuff. Or, we break it and it becomes worthless.

I'm always experimenting with all types of sourcing methods. Many of my peers scoff when I suggest that you (my dear reader) source stuff like ... broken calculators.

But here's the truth:  [click to continue…]

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The Wholesale Formula Review

Ed note: You asked me for help with sourcing profitable, replenishable products for your Amazon business. Below is my review of the The Wholesale Formula for Amazon Sellers.

Enrollment to the Wholesale Formula is closed until further notice. If you want to be notified when it reopens, go here.


Review of The Wholesale Formula (Scroll down for text)

Note: the video review is from July 2016. Since then, The Wholesale Formula has improved even more.)

You're here because you're wondering "should I get The Wholesale Formula to grow my Amazon business?" or take it to the next level.

The short answer (my opinion) is [click to continue…]

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An Easy-to-Source-and-Sell eBay Product

Sell skechers on ebay

eBay Sellers:

It's been a LONG time that I've gotten this excited about an opportunity for us. (And this one has been sitting right under our noses).

It's about sourcing and selling used shoes on eBay. Don't balk at it - sellers just like you are making some serious profits, easily. And I'm not talking bout Air Jordans nor vintage Vans. No, these are 'everyday' shoes.

First let's do some background here. [click to continue…]

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How to source and sell coffee on Amazon

barrington mcintosh reviewHere is training (for U.S. and Internationally-based sellers) that I wish wasn't made available for such a low price (because it's that good).

Barrington McIntosh is well-known in Amazon FBA seller circles. He's 100% legit, lives in Jamaica, sells a lot of products [click to continue…]

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The fastest way to list on eBay

List on Ebay easily

eBay pain solved! Sellers like us can be reluctant to list on eBay because of the time it takes to post a product - it's cumbersome.

I found a solution but it has risks if you're not careful. Wowlister (created by the guys at Joelister) is - last I checked - free to use. It takes any Amazon listing and puts the item for sale on your eBay account. (I can imagine a bunch of bottom-feeders are going to use it for that whole sleazy eBay and Amazon scheme.)

Here's how to use Wowlister ethically: If you have an item you want to sell on eBay AND the same item is in the Amazon catalog, use Wowlister to instantly put it up for sale on your eBay account. Then edit your eBay title and description so it's different from the Amazon listing (you don't want to infringe on anyone's copyright).

Also note that Wowlister will also duplicate the Amazon product photo(s) in the eBay description and photo section. So ensure you replace them with your own photos in your eBay listing.

Again, this isn't perfect but it does at least 1/3 of the work out for you. I receive NO compensation by referring you to Wowlister.

-Jordan

P.S. If you no of other FAST tools that you used and recommend, comment below!

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Amazon Hackers and You (Two-step Verification)

My Amazon Seller account was hacked

There have been SOME cases of people hacking into sellers' Amazon account, re-routing the sellers funds to banks in different countries (yikes!) and more.

There are some almost fool-proof ways prevent this from happening to you:

1.) Change your password to a strong one (tips here) and, more importantly:

2.) Activate Amazon's two-step verification - Here's how to do just that from Amazon, or in plain English from my trusted partner: snip.ly/kkba8

What does 'two-step verifcation' mean? In short: you have an option to ensure that you (or anyone) who wants to log into your Amazon Seller Account - with your username and password - has to verify "it's really you" by receiving (say) a mobile text msg or phone call or email, for each log-in attempt.

-Jordan

(Video of Amazon Expert Stephen Smotherman)Two-step verification for amazon sellers explained

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