Amazon FBA

Summer Business Idea: Start Selling With Amazon FBA

If you’re looking to maybe make a little spare change this summer, but aren’t exactly sure where to start, selling items on Amazon can be a great way to get rolling, and perhaps expand it into something more.  However, the nuances of getting started can be a little overwhelming at first if you’re totally new to it.  Enter The Selling Family’s Amazon Boot Camp course.

Learn How To Sell on Amazon For a Bargain Price!

sell on amazon Summer can be a great time to have a side gig to bring in a little extra income.  We recently highlighted a bargain package of courses (make sure to sign up for our emails so you don't miss out!) to help you learn how to sell on Amazon, as well as other side gig ideas.  While the course package deal has since expired, The Selling Family is back with their annual Fourth of July sale, where all their materials are 50% off!

Learn To Sell on Amazon The Easy Way

Below is a list of all of the courses that are offered on their site.

The sale runs from, Sunday July 1st –  Friday July 6th, and you can grab any (or all) of these courses for 50% off the normal selling price.

Whether you are just starting an Amazon business, or growing an already existing business, they really do have something for everyone!

Even better, all of their courses come with their no questions asked money back guarantee!

The Amazon Boot Camp

This is their Go To course for starting an Amazon FBA business.  They will walk you step-by-step through the entire process so that you can build your business on a solid foundation.  It also comes with an amazing support community on Facebook, and contains the most up to date training you will find for starting a retail arbitrage business!

Niche Book Profits

Are you looking for a way to get into the “used book” business? This guide will show you exactly how to find highly profitable niches that will save you a ton of time scanning and help you focus just on the best books!

Liquidation Gold

Liquidation is the secret behind how we quickly scaled a 6 figure Amazon business with very little investment capital.  Stores often get rid of their overstock to surplus stores and we find those outlets and cash in!  Often we buy products for well below retail value, leaving very high profit margins.  See how we do it in this ebook.

Grocery Goldmine

Grocery Goldmine will show you how to source groceries from regular grocery stores that you are already going to every day (or however often you shop).  This is a great strategy for finding replenishable items!  Need to be approved in the grocery category prior to utilizing this strategy.  See how we do it in this ebook.

ABC's of Online Sourcing

Adding a second way to source products is a great way to add more inventory and grow your FBA business. If shopping at big box stores is your least favorite part of this business, skip the crowds and do most of your shopping online. This video course is set up in easy to follow modules and I’ll walk you through each step of the way, pointing out pitfalls and sharing my best tricks of the trade.

Back To School Profits Course

Don't let summer slow down your Amazon business!  Families are spending almost as much on Back To School as they do for the Christmas Holiday.  Don't miss out on the opportunity that the going back to school season provides Amazon sellers.  We show you how to know which trends to follow, and make sure you know what kids are looking for, even if you don't have kids going back to school in your own household.

Q4 Profits Strategy Guide

If you’re ready to take home your share of the profit pie and learn how to take advantage of the Online Christmas Shopping Frenzy then this guide is for you. We’ll keep this short and sweet and let you get right to work. If you’ve been at a mall or seen the UPS packages delivered to your neighbors’ houses in the weeks leading up to Christmas, you know there’s a whole lot of shopping going on during the 4th Quarter.  This course is made up of a downloadable ebook and videos.

Amazon Seller Account Reimbursements Training

Amazon more than likely owes you money for products that have been sent into FBA and then lost or damaged in the process.   In this course I will walk you through the process of checking out the many ways you can find “lost” monies in the Amazon warehouse!

Profitable Product Pages

Have you ever listed a product on Amazon and then had it just sit there, no sales, nothing?  I mean, it’s supposed to be like “If you build it they will come”…Right?!?  Don’t worry, it’s actually pretty common.  But the thing is, it’s not your fault.  Most of us have just never been taught what goes into making a product page for Amazon that actually sells!  This course will walk you through the process of creating an awesome product page.

Go Daddy Bookkeeping Tutorial

In this course I walk you through the process of setting up and using the Go Daddy Bookkeeping accounting software to keep records for your Amazon FBA business.

How To Merchant Fulfill On Amazon

In this course I will walk you through the process of setting up your shipping templates, listing your items merchant fulfilled and sending out your orders once they sell!

Pricing Strategies For Amazon

In this live training I shared the different strategies we utilize for making sure we have the best pricing to be selling our items on Amazon.  There are different ways to approach pricing depending on if Amazon is a seller, there are other FBA sellers or if there are no sellers at all.  Grab this recording to know what to do in any pricing situation and make sure you are always getting the highest price!

Online Sourcing Bookmark Folder

We have an awesome tool you can use that will easily add over 150 recommended online sourcing sites to your Chrome Bookmark Bar.  It includes all of the stores shown in the picture, plus more!  You will never again be wondering where to source from.  You can have this installed and available for you to use in less than 5 minutes!  This tool will add a folder to your browser bar, where you can click the folder and make a selection from any of the over 150 stores that are good for online sourcing.

How To Fast Track Being Able to Sell on Amazon

sell on Amazon UPDATE: This deal is now over, but be sure to check out the latest sale on The Selling Family's courses, going for 50% off!

You may already be interested in Amazon, but did you know you sell on Amazon?  Specifically, Amazon’s Fulfillment program, otherwise known as Amazon FBA?

Well, you can.  It is certainly a lot easier than you think, however, there can be a bit of a learning curve for some.  If you’re already familiar with the nuances of selling on eBay, then you may pick it up quite easily.  However, if you’re looking to perhaps make an investment into your education of selling on Amazon, this week, there is an EXTREMELY valuable offer going on that ends June 19th!  Read on!

Amazon continues to grow and expand, offering us many ways to find our gifts for our loved ones, save money on groceries, as well as making our own merchandise.  However the tried and true method many have found success with, is selling goods on Amazon, be it their own, or through various arbitrage methods, such as which Jessica Larew is famous for perfecting.

How To Sell on Amazon – Meet The Selling Family!

Jessica Larew has always been a bit of a mainstay when it comes to coaching others in selling on Amazon.  Per their website, it was learning to sell items on Amazon that really helped turn their family’s finances and future around, and even allowed her husband to quit his job and work full time at home:

If you had told me back in 2008 that losing my job would be the best thing to ever happen to me, I would have said you were crazy…Through a bunch of tears and anger!  You see, I had big plans for “climbing the corporate ladder” and making good money as someone who was in charge.  But, the economy had a different plan, and working in the housing industry left me in a position that could be done without.

I got let go from my job, and decided that would be the last time someone else was in charge of my financial future.  Now, at this point in life, I have been an entrepreneur for more years of my life than I was an employee.  AMEN

Losing my job, really gave Cliff and I a chance to decide what was really important in life, and how we were going to move forward.  So, we decided that I would work from home, we would start a family, and we would let go of the house we had bought during the housing BOOM (that had declined in price more than 50%).

Things changed quickly as we got pregnant right after starting to try and Cliff quit his job to come work from home with me less than a year after I started selling on Amazon.

During the foreclosure process (which takes For.ever) we were able to tighten up our budget, and save up some money.  So, when the process was finally over, our business had actually started booming, and we had a good amount of money in savings.

We were able to basically start our lives over!  We were working for ourselves, making good money, and showing our son what it was like to work together as a family.

Sound like something you might be interested in?  Keep going!

That’s Great!  But What’s The Deal?

Well, to really get sellers to be on the fast track, Jessica was able to partner with some of the top sellers in the Amazon selling world to be able to offer a huge bundle for $97 ending June 19th, that would normally well cost over $1000 for everything being charged.  This is over 90% off the regular purchase price, if everything was purchased separately.

I have personally used some of these myself, so if you should have any questions, let me know!

Here’s what you get in detail!

Amazon Boot Camp Starter Course (Regularly $27)

This course will walk you through the 5 most important aspects of starting your Amazon FBA Business.

  • *What it costs to sell on Amazon, so there won't be any hidden surprises!
  • *Walkthrough to set up your Amazon account.
  • *How to install and use the Amazon Seller App.
  • *What Amazon Best Seller Ranks are and how they affect your buying decisions.
  • *What the buy box is and how it affects your Amazon FBA business!

How To Sell On Amazon From Canada (Regularly $45.78)

You’ll learn everything you need to know about how to sell on as a Canadian.

Including how to easily ship products to the US from the comfort of your home and even the option to never have to deal with borders at all.

Pricing Strategies For Amazon Sellers (Regularly $47)

In this live training, different strategies are shared for making sure we have the best pricing to be selling our items on Amazon. There are different ways to approach pricing depending on if Amazon is a seller, there are other FBA sellers or if there are no sellers at all. Grab this recording to know what to do in any pricing situation and make sure you are always getting the highest price!

Outsourcing Sourcing Ebook (Regularly $39.99)

If you have a successful Amazon selling business but feel like you’ve hit a wall in terms of growth, there’s a good chance you’ve simply taken the business as far as you can by yourself.

In other words, it’s time to start thinking about hiring people to take on your most time-intensive activities.

Things like sourcing and shipping.

Outsourcing Sourcing contains my exact strategies for having other people (like friends and family) source products and ship them to Amazon – including the not-so-obvious best practices of creating and operating these arrangements.

Hiring And Training Virtual Assistants (Regularly $197)

We talk to a lot of clients that want to outsource by hiring in their business. However, they have been stopped by fears on “how to” hire, not having the time to create the processes, or not knowing what to outsource. In this course, delivered with weekly lessons, you will not only get valuable information on how to hire your first virtual assistant (VA) but also include a non-branded video course and assign up to 10 of your VA's to train them in our method of wholesale and retail arbitrage sourcing.

The Reseller's Guide To Sales Rank (Regularly $14)

Amazon sales rank is easily one of the most complicated and misunderstood aspects of selling online. Too many Amazon sellers assume if an item on Amazon has a certain “good” sales rank, it will automatically sell quickly. This assumption falls apart when the seller realizes most their inventory is not selling at all, and to make things worse the prices of their inventory items have tanked. This courseis a combination ebook and video course that will walk you through how to best understand and interpret sales rank numbers on Amazon. The book is over 30 pages filled with teachings and illustrations that will help you understand not only how sales rank works, but also how to best use sales rank info to dramatically improve your inventory sourcing buys. The video course contains about 2 hours of content where you can see every aspect of sales rank explained in detail.

Amazon Altitude Bookselling Course (Regularly $247)

This course will teach you everything you need to know to grow a six-figure book business on Amazon FBA. There are 40 extremely detailed video tutorials to take you from launch to scaling up your book business.

Book Sourcing Secrets (Regularly $147)

This course will share over 40 places where you can source cheap book inventory to resell on Amazon.

Q3 Sourcing Master Classes (Regularly $59.99)

This is a bundle of two classes that will help you focus on Q3 sourcing. You get the Back To School Class and a Halloween Class.

Each of these classes was recorded live. The sessions include retail arbitrage tell-all with real examples of products and product bundles that have sold successfully for me with real numbers, profits and ASINs. Lots of insider tips and no holds barred. Many of my most successful bundles cost $3 or less from Walmart and even the dollar store.

Plus, where to start with white label. How to find workable niches and get your own products made quickly and affordably so you can own your own listing and start building your own brand. Our focus will be on super-low minimum orders from US suppliers.

Dollar Store Arbitrage Gone Wild (Regularly $49.99)

Did you know that there are items at the Dollar Store that are profitable on Amazon? Learn how to find these profitable products on Amazon. Also learn how to create profitable bundles using items from the dollar store. You will also get real-life examples of bundles that created from dollar store products and sold for a profit on Amazon.

Merch and the World of Print On Demand (Regularly $57)

This 365 page book is your guide to all things Merch and the World of Print on Demand. This guide includes step-by-step instructions on exactly HOW to use POD services. There are also tips for settings, conversions, tech specifications and additional tools and resources to help you improve your sales.

Comes with over 300+ resource links and dozens of videos.

How To Research Products and Find Your Niche On Amazon (Regularly $97)

In this class you will learn two skills that have the potential to double your profit. Research is the key to profit. Learning to do research to find profitable inventory is the best thing you can do for your business. The second best thing is to put your research skills to good use by finding a special set of products to sell within a niche. With this combination of skills, the sky's the limit for your bottom line.

Profit First Workshop (Regularly $97)

For this workshop we teamed up with Cyndi Thompson, a Profit First Professional. She walks you through the basics of using this entrepreneur-friendly method of finally getting your financial control. This course teaches you how to specifically implement the teachings of Mike Michalowicz, author of Profit First.

Married To Reselling - Balancing Family Life With Your Online Business (Regularly $27)

Working from home sounds easy, but if you’ve done it for any amount of time, you know that it can be difficult. There are times at home when you need to be working, but your spouse or kids are demanding your attention. You don’t want to ignore them, but sometimes it could really interfere with the work that needs to get done. And the opposite is true as well. Sometimes we can get so caught up in the life of a reseller that we begin to neglect the people we love most, who are often in the next room wondering when we’re going to take a break and spend some time with them. In Married to Reselling, Stephen & Rebecca Smotherman will walk with you through ways we can all find success in balancing our time with family while working from home. We’ll tackle both the business and personal sides of life as a reseller, and we’ll help you explore a system that works best for you and your family.

Tools For Amazon Sellers

Check Permission Chrome Extension (Regularly $47)

Savvy (U.S.) sellers use CheckPermission for instant, on-page notification telling them whether not they are authorized to sell any physical Amazon product. Works on MAC or PC (requires the free Chrome browser). 100% Amazon and browser compliant. Also shows alerts on-screen for you InventoryLab users!

OA Highlight Chrome Extension (Regularly $29.99)

OA Highlight is a chrome extension that will help you quickly search any text on the website of your choice.

How it works: 1. Highlight text 2. Right click 3. Search that text in any of the included sites.

There are 42 different search engines that online sellers use daily. (ie., Retail stores, Ebay, Social Media, Reverse UPC, Overseas sourcing like Alibaba and more)

Sellozo - Amazon Ads, Automated (1 Month Free & 50% Off First Month)

With advanced data analytics, Sellozo’s platform provides continuous automated bid optimization to keep your Amazon PPC ads as cost-effective as possible. The average Amazon seller using Sellozo to optimize their Amazon ads has a profit increase of 28%. By automating Amazon ads with Sellozo, sellers can increase their organic product ranking and lower their ACoS. Bulk product ad launching, automated keyword identification (both positive and negative), and automated manual campaign launching are just a few of the time-saving features Sellozo offers. Don’t waste time entering custom rule sets or digging through spreadsheets. Let our fully-automated platform optimize your Amazon ads while you focus on other aspects of your business.

So make sure you grab this limited time only bundle today, as it probably won't be offered again any time soon, if ever!

And we're back...with our Merch by Amazon Lineup!

Sometimes it can be good to take a bit of a step back, to watch how to take steps forward.  Since the last post have gone through a job change as well as continually exploring ways to expand our reach thus the several months’ delay in posting.  So with that, let’s get back in gear, by introducing our new gear from Merch by Amazon!  Fans of our Facebook Page have gotten glimpses of this already, so make sure to like our page if you haven't already to make sure you don't miss out, especially on quick deals and news as well as following us on Twitter!

Merch by Amazon

One of the ways we have been exploring expanding our reach is through a program called Merch by Amazon.  It’s a great program for being able to design clothing with very little overhead.  Of course the challenge is that the marketplace for this is vast.  The benefit is that customers can still buy through Amazon, and if they are a Prime Member, get two day shipping on all products.  If you’re not a Prime Member, be sure to check it out and get a 30 day free trial to see what you think.  It has certainly paid for itself many times over for us.

As I began to think of even what type of design I could use or should put on a shirt, I kept coming back to the symbol of the anchor.  To me, being anchored has always meant feeling grounded or centered in life.  With all of the back and forth going on in the country as well, regardless of what side of the political aisle you might fall, I also kept thinking of the phrase “love conquers all.” Too frequently we let egos get in the way, which can lead to all of the negativity going on that all too frequently gains our attention spans.  Thus, “Love Anchors All” and “Anchored in Love” were born.

anchored in lovelove anchors all

While they can certainly make great wedding, engagement or even anniversary gifts, our goal is to convey a positive message, and should you choose to purchase, we thank you, and hope that it can help brighten someone’s day!

Marching On

Having the extra time off has also allowed me to pursue additional entrepreneurial avenues, such as learning about selling items on Amazon via the FBA program.  The largest help has been that of the Amazon Boot Camp via The Selling Family.

The premise of the general business model is one called retail arbitrage.  Basically, you buys items from other retails at low prices and then resell them on Amazon at a higher price.  Generally going the FBA route is the way to go, as any items you send to Amazon to be resold become Prime eligible.  And we’ve all been there right?  "Yes, it would be easier to go to the store and get that tube of toothpaste.  But it’s so much easier to just get a bundle of four of them and it gets there in two days!" you tell yourself.  Thus far we’ve been fairly successful and continue to explore expanding this further.

Overall, the ultimate goal of Script-Notes will still be to continue to spend time, to save you time and money, be it by linking to the latest news, deals, how to save money shopping, and anything else deemed to be found interesting.  Stay tuned, as we have even more in the pipeline!  Also, be sure to check out our Opportunities page again if you haven't been there in awhile!

Thank you for your continued support, and let’s keep marching on into April!