Monthly Archives: March 2015

Episode 8: Differentiate Your Product

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Got a great product idea, but not sure how to stand out from the others with the same? Join me in Episode 8 as I discuss:

  • What Amazon will literally give you and how to use it
  • How product feedback drops clues as to what customers want vs what’s offered
  • Why your picture standing out helps you to drive sales
  • The only time it makes sense to sell in multiple quantities per sale
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HOW I SAVED $150 DOLLARS SENDING 1000 UNITS TO AMAZON

Do you like to save money? Probably a silly question, so let me just share with you the steps I followed to save $150 this month:

bank1. Amazon charges $0.20 a unit to label, not bad, but when I’m sending 1000 units that $200 can easily go to shipping. So I purchased labels from China at $0.02 a label.

2. Instead of shipping to me (the labels) I had it shipped to my manufacture who agreed to apply each label for $0.03 a unit.

3. In total it cost me $0.05 to have one of my manufacture label my products…now some will do this free. This particular manufacture provides me several variations and I didn’t need a regular UPC bar code, but the FNSKU label, so I was asking for a bit more, though some manufactures may still do this at no charge.

I found the label maker on Alibaba and there are tons of them! You can adapt my method to apply to your packaging too…or stickers. Get creative and get saving!

Episode 7: Credit, Funding, & Growth

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You’ve heard the good to starting Amazon, but what about the bad and the ugly? Join me in Episode 7 as I discuss:

  • When it’s safe to take out a loan
  • Why I chose Lending Club vs a traditional loan
  • When I would not take out a loan
  • The game plan for quickly and painlessly paying back my loan
  • Quick facts about my father being both financially savvy and the cheapest man I know
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Episode 6: Amazon’s Bad & Ugly When Starting

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You’ve heard the good to starting Amazon, but what about the bad and the ugly? Join me in Episode 6 as I discuss:

  • How to get rid of negative reviews and feedback
  • The truth about returns and how you can turn this negative into priceless intel
  • How I got a box full of snacks for personally sending out my product to a customer
  • The SIMPLE formula you can use to avoid running out or low on stock
  • My personal story of how I got my first and only 1 star review removed
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Quick Start Video Course

Below you’ll find a free video course that is my absolute pleasure to supply to you. Keep in mind 3 things…one, feedback (as in comments) is greatly appreciated, so drop me a line below. Secondly, this course is free, however I am accepting three dollar donations for beer, you’ll find it at the bottom of videos. Donate if you wish, but no hard feelings if you don’t. Lastly, this is not an all-in-one resource. You’ll want to continue your education using various resources. With that being said, enjoy the following videos made with love!

Intro

Product Research

 




 

 

Part 1 Supplier Scouting

Part 2 Supplier Scouting

 




 

 

Ordering Samples, Ordering Bulk

Part 1 Posting on Amazon

 




 

 

Part 2 Posting on Amazon

 




 

 

Launching

Further Education & Other Resources

 

Further Education Course Review




Episode 5: Branding

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Need clarity as it pertains to copyrighting, trademarking, and protecting your brand? Join me in Episode 5 (unedited & unrestricted) as I discuss:

  • The myth regarding trademarking your biz name
  • The copyright hack that may provide temporary protected
  • What you MUST consider when choosing a logo
  • Where to register trademarks and what it’ll cost you
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Simplify Product Research

Everyone likes to ask me questions regarding private labeling and Amazon, but a few get asked more than others, the big one being, “How do I research a product to sale?”

Well there are tons of ways to do it and you’ll hear a lot of people do it differently, so don’t think one way is the right way. Below I want to show you how I’m using a Google Chrome extension called Jungle Scout to help me quickly and effectively evaluate a product I’m interested in. Enjoy and don’t forget to comment…even if it’s to say “Hi.” 🙂

Find Jungle Scout at http://www.junglescout.com/ (Not an affiliate link)