Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) is not a scam by any means. I think it's way overpriced, but it's not a scam.
There, I said it.
ASM does NOT compensate me if you buy their $4997+ 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 $50,000+ in affiliate commissions from ASM every year!
Am I stupid? No. I'm not promoting it because the price - up to $6,000 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).
* A word of caution as you're reading/watching any 'success stories' from ASM students - or students of any other similar program at any price: Those are the 'exception to the rule'. There are far more failures (and quitters) than success stories for even the most legitimate 'online income' trainings.
So with ASM's high price of entry - remember you still have to pay for your product manufacturing, marketing, and more - what can you do?
See, many of my readers want to sell their own branded products on Amazon, but they're hard-pressed for cash, just starting out, or not ready to make such a large financial commitment.
Good news! There are other trusted Amazon systems/courses that focus on sourcing and selling your own branded 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 alternative?"
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 none 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.
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 is my top recommendation** for you?
Proven Private Label 3.0 Plus Mentorship Program ($497) from my trusted partners. All the instructors are seasoned, successful Amazon sellers. Proven Private Label will teach you Private Label the "Easy Way" via their 8 step-by-step modules and live mentoring (30 days of mentoring in their Facebook group are included, then $47/month afterward if you elect to continue with mentoring). You get lifetime access and lifetime updates to the Private Label courses and a 30 day, 10o% money back guarantee. Right now it's my top pick. At least read the testimonials halfway down the page here.
My most critical advice 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.
*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.