Category Archives: Earning Updates

Contest Winner & Final Feb Sales

Okay so I went back and looked at my contest rules…I said Feb 28th midnight, when I should have said March 1 midnight, but rules are rules so as of 12AM EST 2-28 here’s what I did…

[Find original contest rules at http://ryansfbajourney.com/latest-sales/]

stats

So why the deduction? I ran a promo for product number 2 and that of course wasn’t a part of what info I gave others to help them decide on my sales estimates for the contest, so it gets deducted to be fair.

So I will be tagging the winner in a Facebook post shortly, that Amazon gift card is on it’s way!!

 

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Latest Sales Since Being Back In Stock (Feb)

Guess who’s back in stock (points to self and smiles)??

It’s been what seems like forever but I’ve finally gotten back into stock as of Jan. 30th.

incomeHere are sales from that date, so about 4 days. At this rate, I should do close to $5K, if not more in February. Why more? Because, I’m averaging about 5 sales per day now, but as I sell more and my ranking increases, sales should too.

So here’s what I’ll do to add a little fun. I will give the person who comments with the closest sales estimate for Feb. 28th 12PM EST a $75 Amazon gift card.

So subscribe to the blog to the right for updates and stay tuned for my final update and announcement of the winner.

To win:

*Must have a valid email to receive Amazon gift card
*Must comment below via Facebook or WordPress
*Must comment dollar amount in sales.
*Only 1 comment per entry per person (ask a friend to comment on your behalf)

Update (What I’m Doing While Out of Stock)

Hey Hey!!

Please note, my income is about hmmm 100 bucks after 6 or 8 refunds from sales during holidays. Keep in mind I’m out of stock so this kinda trickled in. 

So it’s been a few days since I’ve posted, but wanted to update you on my journey. I will be out of stock for another 10 days or so, but don’t think for a minute I’ve been twiddling my thumbs. Here’s what I’ve been up to:

Sunday Jan 11, I purchased a course to help me take my Amazon selling international. So far, so good. Great course, a little under $1K, and I’m learning a lot (plus getting A+ support).

Monday-Wednesday Jan 12-14, I research like a mad person! I find several products with a BSR under 20K with competition under 100 search results (mind you that actually means less than 100 because some of the search results are non-relevant or just plain junk).

Friday Jan 16, I settle on 4 products…1 I may dismiss, seems like I can’t find a good supplier for it, but maybe I shouldn’t give up so soon. Luckily I find a few good suppliers for the other items (a few have traded over $100K, been on Alibaba for 5+ years, one 9 years).

One supplier may be able to supply me with 2 of the 4 products which would be awesome. I am planning to ship over the 2 items in order for them to better understand my needs (I’ll try and remember to update on how it works out).

Saturday Jan 17, I order a sample for one of my products, supper excited because this product will cost me under $1 and I can package it in 3 and resale for ~$19.97. Loving the ROI on that one!

Another plus is one of the items is in the same niche so I can use the same brand…this is exciting for me because I am not all that good at coming up with brand names.

So yep, I’ve been a busy bee and I can’t wait to share with you updates about samples, rolling out a new product, and sales. Stay tuned!

First 5 Days of 2015 Sales

Note: Amazon calculates sales at the listed price, NOT the price the customer actually pays that passes along to me. In the image below about 12 sales were given away (ran a special promo to get some feedback and reviews).

jan 1 to jan 5

From January 1-5:

37 orders

39 units sold

$1,169.61 in sales (excluding the 12 units given away, subtract 12×31.61 to get a better idea of total sales).

**Also, I’m going to run out of stock. With 16 units left there is no way at this rate I’ll make it til the end of the month. Oh well, it’s nice to be making some cash until then 😀

December Sales

Note: Amazon calculates sales, NOT the price the customer actually pays that passes along to me. In the image below about 35 sales were given away (mostly due to my error placing the promo code live on the product page).

first month

 

79 orders

84 units sold

$1,804.16 in sales (excluding the 35 units given away). Also keep in mind I had to raise my price to slow sales slowly after my launch.

First Week of Sales

Okay so before you take a peek at my first week earnings, please note that not all of these are actual sales generating money.

For some reason Amazon calculates sales at the listed price, NOT the price the customer actually pays that passes along to me. In the image below about 30 sales were given away (mostly due to my error placing the promo code live on the product page).

first week

 

52 orders

56 units sold

$964.44 in sales (excluding the 30 units given away). Also keep in mind I had to raise my price to slow sales slowly after my launch.