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sharitchritin 24th April 2013 11:40 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Thank ChrisWF for your insight. It is a great strategy that just need to be practiced, then go to win the game.

Quote:

Originally Posted by ChrisWF (Post 8002984)
It's the one mistake a lot of people make, taking their product and try to rank and sell.

Do it the other way around.

Look what is selling well on Amazon, find a product with Private Label Potential.
(Hint you can't clone the Kindle or iPhone but find your own yoga mat)
Get that product under your own label and promote and sell that.

Bang.

Chris


sharitchritin 24th April 2013 11:42 AM

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Hi Tiger1,

Thank so much for your heartful response and insight. I think I need to whole-heart jump into the market. Learn, practice and make money out of it.

Oliver Williams 30th April 2013 09:20 PM

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Thanks to everyone who has contributed their reviews on this thread based on actual experience and verified facts.

What I find is that all to often certain opportunities can become misrepresented on threads by (well meaning) people posting their personal opinions and beliefs about a new opportunity rather then posting what they actually know from their experience.

StevesProfitSecrets 5th May 2013 04:14 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
I've thought about trying this before but have had concerns about 'creating my own product' and the support / liability part of it with my own brand. I would probably try to pick products where liability was not as much of an issue but what about some type of warranty or is this a non issue for basic products?

mcdc2000 8th May 2013 08:25 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
I don't recall where I heard about "rank higher" in the Amazon listing, if you used FBA (fulfillment-by-amazon) instead of self fulfillment.

Is it true?

JamesBoyd 9th May 2013 09:02 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
There are so many red flags about this program it's like independence day in Moscow

mcdc2000 9th May 2013 11:12 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kenwarrior (Post 8058977)
There are so many red flags about this program it's like independence day in Moscow

Can you elaborate on what the red flags about this program?

fatboyfat 10th May 2013 03:10 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
they said you could start of with a couple of hundread usd well iam here to tell you that is bull shit , it cost me almost 1100 usd and ive not made one sale they dont cover shipping taxes ect although they did have an interview with two guys who wholesale out of china
Ive lost alot of money,and fell for the hype the tools are ove rated ,wish i had never seen the promo

JamesBoyd 10th May 2013 07:18 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by mcdc2000 (Post 8059403)
Can you elaborate on what the red flags about this program?

While the basic principals are sound these guys sold this like it was shooting fish in a barrel with an AK47, more like catching a 10ft shark with a 5ft fishing pole

Don't expect to be successful doing this unless you are prepared to put a lot of time and effort into it, and you really need a couple of extra $thousand to have any real chance of getting started, although some have claimed they started with less and have done well

In my opinion at least 75% of the real value in this course was given away in the free pre-sales material, a lot of the course was just fluff and filler and things you could pretty much work out for yourself with a little bit of effort

yohan 12th May 2013 01:35 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
I think the real question we have to be asking is this..... not everyone is going to be lucky and rank a product on the first position or even page of amazon's results.

So if you finally do the work and get your product into Amazons FBA system, what sort of sales can you expect?

The ASM guys claimed in the webinars that even having one item way down the results list would equate to profits of around $70,000 per year.

When you consider the average profit on these sorts of items is between $10-20 then by calculation you would have to be selling 15-20 items a day to make 70k.

So the question is, how realistic is it to sell 15-20 items per day of a product that is way down the list in Amazon search results?

We all know that being in position 30+ in Google means you are dead. Is it different with Amazon?

fatboyfat 14th May 2013 12:47 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Had a few pm about selling my membership to asm thanks but no thanks. Yes the course is not very good and fails to exsplain extra costs ect but the reasen i wont sell is that the forum they have is fantastic way better than the 8 modules

JamesBoyd 14th May 2013 01:23 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by fatboyfat (Post 8075189)
the forum they have is fantastic

The blind leading the blind for the most part :D

ChrisWF 16th May 2013 12:52 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Some Info from the ASM course:

- Over 1600 members signed up
- 87% stayed til the end
- First success stories coming in
- Finally UPS is delivering my products to an Amazon Warehouse. Tracking says Today :)
- There is a live event in two weeks. Only course members are allowed. 700+ will come

This model works.
Forget the negative People here in the forum. They are probably from the 13% refunders group.

Back to work. Have some promotions to do.

Chris

P.S.
If you are from the US, then go with Jim Cockrums PAC (Proven Amazon Course) for now. You will learn the FBA part very well and will be ready when the ASM course (or a follow up) will come along in the future (next year?).

milla04 16th May 2013 04:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kenwarrior (Post 8075297)
The blind leading the blind for the most part :D

I tend to avoid negative people but on this occasion I wanted to say something. I dont know if you are dead against the business model or the course.

One thing made me laugh though when you said "this is hard work." well, dur, any business worth making money from SHOULD BE HARD WORK.

Unless you have found a push button method, if that were the case I am sure you would be rich selling it to everyone. (maybe you are):p

The facts are, yes this business model is "HARD WORK" damn hard, that is why I love it, because the return is massive.

Let me point out, when I say hard work, its the initial setting up process getting your products, either scouting or private labeling. Once that is completed, amazon will do everything for you.

One last thing, its people like you who really gives this business model i.e FBA a bad name, which in my opinion and I am sure others say its a fantastic money earner.

JamesBoyd 16th May 2013 06:10 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
There's really not anything to talk about, if you think $3500 was good value for this course good for you, I did not, I took Jason's and Matt's advice which was try the course for 30 days and if you don't like it ask for a refund, which I did.

Matt and Jason are fine fellows but quite frankly they have not been very upfront about a few things, I guess sooner or later you will figure it out for yourself

Amazon FBA - great business model, as I have already posted!

panorama 16th May 2013 06:59 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by kenwarrior (Post 8080801)
Matt and Jason are fine fellows but quite frankly they have not been very upfront about a few things, I guess sooner or later you will figure it out for yourself

Amazon FBA - great business model, as I have already posted!

I'm on the same page as you. Even though the business model is solid, you're right that they haven't been upfront about things.

I'm in the loop with a couple of members and it's disappointing to see that Matt and Jason haven't been more forthcoming about what they are doing.

It wasn't that hard to find their Amazon seller accounts and, although I could be wrong, it looks like they might both be in the process of cashing out right now.

JamesBoyd 19th May 2013 03:17 PM

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Lets see where this turkey is by thanksgiving, it could soar like an eagle but for most people I think it will land in the oven

tiger1 21st May 2013 06:56 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Ok, so as promised, here is my 60 day review. I will apologize in advance because this won't be very exciting as I am a few weeks behind.

The product I decided to start with has many sellers on Amazon claiming to be organic but none are certified organic. I decided to get my product certified organic in order to be the only seller on Amazon with that certification. I believe it will give me an edge over all of them and will certainly give me a great unique selling point.

Anyway, that process took me 4 weeks and I am just now sending my inventory to Amazon to start selling. I could have been selling weeks ago if I didn't go that route so it is my choice, not because of the program or anything else.

I am launching a second product as well and Amazon flagged it for review for being a possible restricted or hazardous product. Kind of funny as it is a basic cosmetic product. I guess something in the description flagged them and it is standard procedure. However, that put me almost 2 weeks behind.

So I have no product in inventory and it looks like it will be another week before I am up and running. I will go ahead and post another review in 30 days that should be more helpful with some real stats and figures, but here are a couple more things I have learned since the last review.

This is a lot of work and you must have a lot of patience but it does seem that most of the work is on the front end getting everything set up for the first time. After that, it is simply reordering.

The liability issue is not that big of a deal. I got a commercial policy that covers me for liability issues for less than $1000 a year. I also read a post on the members forum that someone got a policy for $500 a year.

I'll keep you updated sooner if things change before the 30 days.

fatboyfat 22nd May 2013 05:49 AM

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yes alot of hidden cost , i would say you need at least 3k start up but dont worry matt and jason give a free barcode of a net value worth of $5 in my opinion thats worth the $3500 course cost

Penn86 24th May 2013 02:47 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger1 (Post 8097683)
So I have no product in inventory and it looks like it will be another week before I am up and running. I will go ahead and post another review in 30 days that should be more helpful with some real stats and figures, but here are a couple more things I have learned since the last review....I'll keep you updated sooner if things change before the 30 days.

Wishing you great success Tiger1 in another product launch and looking forward to hearing about your results here. Are you doing relabeling or just reselling? Thanks.

zakizarifah 25th May 2013 03:09 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger1 (Post 8097683)

The liability issue is not that big of a deal. I got a commercial policy that covers me for liability issues for less than $1000 a year. I also read a post on the members forum that someone got a policy for $500 a year.

Thank you for the tip. How do I get the liability policy from? :confused:



Quote:

Originally Posted by tiger1 (Post 8097683)
I'll keep you updated sooner if things change before the 30 days.

Thanks you for the review. :D

benmuijaz 3rd June 2013 08:39 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by klo2383 (Post 8138323)
I have been following this post since the beginning. I feel like I made the right choice by staying away from this service. Thanks to everyone for their insight and advice.

I have decided that buying low and selling high on amazon is the best way to go (for me at least). There are descent services that help you find products. I use FBAMyLife dot com, but FBAfinds is also good. These services find products for you to buy and resell (for a price of course). But they are helpful.

Thanks again.

Kevin

Hey Kevin,

Are you the same Kevin that is on FBA My Life - Home
If so, you could have come out and said just that instead saying it like you are giving a testimonial.


BM

klo2383 3rd June 2013 01:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by benmuijaz (Post 8138460)
Hey Kevin,

Are you the same Kevin that is on FBA My Life - Home
If so, you could have come out and said just that instead saying it like you are giving a testimonial.


BM

Sorry to make it sound like that. I am the same Kevin but I do use my own service, and I think it is great. And I did get turned on to it because of this thread.

Sorry if I offended anyone.

Kevin

vbox 10th June 2013 07:40 PM

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Here's my reply to someone in another thread, thought I'd post it here too...

well,

As someone lived in China and quite familiar with samping and shipping processes, I'd like to chim in a little,

1. Sampling does have cost, at least for first time customers who orders smaller quantity and cares 'minimum quantity' a lot. But in most cases, it's not big cost because all suppliers willing to sample for you expect to make money on the following orders, not the sample itself.

2. As for shipping. Courier is mostly used for samples, both for time reason and difficulty you will get yourself into to ship anything less then 1 cubic meter by sea, let alone all the custom clearence documents you need to cover. It's simply not worthwhile to ship sample by sea, or any smaller quantity products(considerring AMS covers mostly smaller products, 1 cubic meter could be thousands).

3. I'd recommend everyone consider the shipping factor in sourcing products. Personally I would strongly tend to look into smallest and lightest products which could still make a profit by courier shipping, it'll save tons of trouble to everything.

Lastly, since I'm very much interested in this program and I have missed the time to join, if anyone in the course is interested in JV with me, feel free to let me know. Since I'm in China, I could get you anything in a better term as a local. I could even do it free, if you let me understand how you sell it well throgh AMS so we help each other to succeed. :)

PM me if anyone is interested.

JamesBoyd 11th June 2013 09:50 AM

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Less than 2 weeks after their course has ended I can't believe these guys are now promoting a big ticket drop shipping course to their members after telling them at the start of ASM that drop shipping was a stupid idea, it's quite hard to believe anything these guys say

sagbee 11th June 2013 09:55 AM

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seriously ?? Now that was a turning point.... I thought Matt was a serious guy... can you show me where you see this ?

JamesBoyd 11th June 2013 11:24 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sagbee (Post 8165811)
can you show me where you see this ?

You are obviously not on any of their mailing lists or you would have been hit several times by now

If you want to see what is being promoted just Google something like

big brown box Ezra Firestone

perswealth 11th June 2013 05:59 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Well these guru types do that a lot. They take a stand on a certain issue/strategy, then do a complete 360 when it suits them (product launch, selling an affiliate product, etc.,). It's almost like they forget what they tell there readers, or think they won't remember.

Remember Ryan Deiss with the SEO thing? Bashes it to the hilt, then comes out with his own SEO product (i forget the name of it). I can name 4 others right off the top of my head that did the same thing, but you get the point. I don't hate them when i see them do it, I just think it's funny.

JamesBoyd 11th June 2013 06:20 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by perswealth (Post 8167294)
Remember Ryan Deiss with the SEO thing?

This guy would try and sell a big ticket course on how to suck eggs to his grandmother if he though he could get away with it, he's the king of the u turn, I agree you have to laugh!

fatboyfat 11th June 2013 08:11 PM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by JamesBoyd (Post 8165793)
Less than 2 weeks after their course has ended I can't believe these guys are now promoting a big ticket drop shipping course to their members after telling them at the start of ASM that drop shipping was a stupid idea, it's quite hard to believe anything these guys say

Yep i got the email from matt
Last time i get caught with my pants down

rahasia 12th June 2013 01:03 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by perswealth (Post 8167294)
Well these guru types do that a lot. They take a stand on a certain issue/strategy, then do a complete 360 when it suits them (product launch, selling an affiliate product, etc.,). It's almost like they forget what they tell there readers, or think they won't remember.

Remember Ryan Deiss with the SEO thing? Bashes it to the hilt, then comes out with his own SEO product (i forget the name of it). I can name 4 others right off the top of my head that did the same thing, but you get the point. I don't hate them when i see them do it, I just think it's funny.

Perpetual Traffic Formula is the name of the product, many newbies fall for this product not knowing that Ryan Deiss himself doesn't do any SEO.

jimzimm 12th June 2013 06:32 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by sagbee (Post 8165811)
seriously ?? Now that was a turning point.... I thought Matt was a serious guy... can you show me where you see this ?

Here is the email I received:

Matt Clark support@amazingsellingmachine.com via moon-ray.com
6:00 AM (1 hour ago)

to me
Wow! The webinar we're doing with Ezra Firestone
about his Brown Box Formula program is about 93%
full already.

Today (Wednesday), you'll likely start getting
hammered by people promoting Ezra's course.

Trust me, you want to WAIT until you hear what we
have to say (and offer) on the webinar first.

Remember, I just sold an ecommerce business
for 6 figures a few months ago.

I know what it takes to get results FAST with this model.

I HIGHLY recommend you go register for it right now...

==> Click here to secure your spot

Don't worry, if the Thursday at 6PM EST time doesn't
work for you, we'll mail you out a replay.

To Your Success,

Matt Clark & Jason Katzenback
Amazing Selling Machine

P.S. You don't want to miss this opportunity to tap into
three minds that are all doing this REAL business model

notimetoulouse 16th June 2013 03:49 AM

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You've nailed it Jim - as of time of posting, I have 14 (fourteen) affliate hit emails in my inbox promoting brown box.
I looked at the promo vid and couldn't believe what I was seeing. So, as usual, I do my due diligence and Gloogle Ezra Firestone Warrior, and immediately find this thread (it's how I do my product/person checks all the time now.)
As someone who used this business model some years ago before I moved into IM, it's an absolute minefield for the newbie.
Just read Vbox's post above this one - especially point 2- that's from someone at the sharp end who knows the ropes, speaks perfect English, and is willing to help, and you can see some of the major issues facing a newbie if you read what he says there.
One part of the promovid I particularly like is when they flash up images of 4x4 motorised carts or Lay zeeboy ripoff chairs that you can make a killing on.
Can you imagine having to book container space, navigate it through customs, pay the import duties, get it to the buyer etc? That's the reality.
The trouble is it (dropshipping) always sounds so good, so positive. Well before the internet (for over 50 years) , people have been selling paper based courses promoting this way of setting up a business. I have two of them on my shelves now, bought in the late 80's - and as an ex IM WSO ghostwriter I could knock up an internet based biz op in about a week based on the info there.
If you think PPC could suck away your stash if you make the wrong decision, wait until the stories start to come in in about 6 months time about this one.
Dropshipping from China (or from anywhere outside your native country) is a moneypit, and there are always some very sharp operators at the far end waiting to 'do business' with you.
And I do mean Very Sharp.
I wish them well, and I know a few (a very few) will build a solid business, but I guarantee they won't sleep much!

Mike Parkin 16th June 2013 12:55 PM

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It may well have been overpriced but did anyone follow their plan and get a private label product ranking and selling in reasonable volume?

fatboyfat 17th June 2013 01:21 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Parkin (Post 8182245)
It may well have been overpriced but did anyone follow their plan and get a private label product ranking and selling in reasonable volume?

I have 3 grand worth of inventory sitting in fba costing me money 5 weeks 2 sales ive done everything they said iam using all the tools
Biggest waste of money ive come across , 100 usd start up ha ha i fell for that ,

morphers 17th June 2013 02:57 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Hi,

I am in many nitches and only followed partially what Matt and Jason preached in the ASM Course. I quit my day job and sell on Amazon full time. I started with Retail Arbitrage and wholesale to get into the game SUPER FAST. Now I am slowing selling off most of this stuff and replacing it with Private Label and New Wholesale Products as this is alot less work in the long run, and I control my products/listings. My most successful and profitable products are Private Label and some Wholesale. There is SOO much information in the course that I haven't even done half of it, or used their tools yet. I'm still working up to that while still managing my inventory.

These guys don't just teach how to sell on Amazon, but want you to expand and grow outside of Amazon and build huge empires from brands you create all over the internet.

Side note, they are opening the doors again in October, visit the Facebook Launch Event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/498865126848262/ to keep up to date on the latest re-launch of the Amazing Selling Machine Course.

I know these guys are going to fine-tune it more and more as the current group learns more and more and shares it with everyone!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Mike Parkin (Post 8182245)
It may well have been overpriced but did anyone follow their plan and get a private label product ranking and selling in reasonable volume?


panorama 17th June 2013 08:12 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by morphers (Post 8185095)
Hi,

I am in many nitches and only followed partially what Matt and Jason preached in the ASM Course. I quit my day job and sell on Amazon full time. I started with Retail Arbitrage and wholesale to get into the game SUPER FAST. Now I am slowing selling off most of this stuff and replacing it with Private Label and New Wholesale Products as this is alot less work in the long run, and I control my products/listings. My most successful and profitable products are Private Label and some Wholesale. There is SOO much information in the course that I haven't even done half of it, or used their tools yet. I'm still working up to that while still managing my inventory.

These guys don't just teach how to sell on Amazon, but want you to expand and grow outside of Amazon and build huge empires from brands you create all over the internet.

Side note, they are opening the doors again in October, visit the Facebook Launch Event @ https://www.facebook.com/events/498865126848262/ to keep up to date on the latest re-launch of the Amazing Selling Machine Course.

I know these guys are going to fine-tune it more and more as the current group learns more and more and shares it with everyone!

Morphers, is that your Facebook event and are you using it to promote the course as an an affiliate when it relaunches?

JamesBoyd 18th June 2013 03:09 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by morphers (Post 8185095)
Side note, they are opening the doors again in October

That's all we need, another 1500 people selling spatulas and garcinia cambogia

milla04 18th June 2013 07:10 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
I have to admit it, I was one of those people who shouted and said this method/system would not work, in fact I wanted to prove a point, I bought this course to actually compare it to Proven amazon course (I am a current member of.) The problem I saw with PAC is the leg work that is required, trust me. I went out early hrs in the morning scouting and buy 20 items a day. This should not be a one man show, this is what was lacking in the course at the time, I believe it has been updated now.

Anyhow, I test run ASM for 30 days, I even spent $840 on inventory which is 160 items, and priced it at $14 ish more than my competitors, however my margin was only 28%, this was killing me (I wanted more money). So I decided to increase my price to $25. Now, I want to make this very clear, my competitors are pricing their products at $8 - $10.

I am in fact double their price. This works 2013-06-19_0151 - DarrenJM's library, as you can see within 30 days I have made my money back (well not the course money, but inventory.) I am big enough to say I was wrong. I know their are haters here, hating on this course. Well all I can say is, you keep hating, this method works and will only get better, I have been adding my own methods to really explode this.

Yes there is a lot of work to do, like write PRs, articles or create videos. But you would have to do that anyways, this is no different. In fact marketing an amazon list is much easier because you can be so aggressive on ones url. I am already ranking on two google search keywords, which is all in the course.

The only reason I am posting this here is (not to promote... But), a lot of people on WF are pure negative people, all they say are negative things. Sometimes you just have to take a leap of faith and run with it AND believe in yourself.

Admittedly, I bought this course to create a review "NOT TO BUY," oh, well. I am sure others are going to moan in someway or another rather than make things happen.

I dont think there is any point me leaving another review on my progress, I am sure someone will have some sort of a dig. Well, good luck everyone.
Anyways enough said from me, time to leave this tread.

JamesBoyd 18th June 2013 09:22 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by milla04 (Post 8189094)
I have to admit it, I was one of those people who shouted and said this method/system would not work

Buddy, you are missing the point, I've been through this course and I could teach 99% of what is important to somebody in 30 minutes or less, and you paid $3500 for this info, give me a break

milla04 19th June 2013 09:08 AM

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LOL, I think you are missing the point (I look forward to your WSO course then.) Putting the course content aside for now, lets take a look at the tools.

Comparing tools to what you "MAY" be using.

Aweber - $20 a month x 24month = $497 (we have an email tool linked in with amazon buyers, sending the tips or whatever)
senux - $149 a month x 24 months = $3576 (there is a tool that is the same as this)
PR distribution (not using free sites) you would pay about $20 - $50 using a WSO service - $20 x 24 months = $497
index tool $10 x 24 months = $240

As you can see for 24 months which is 2years of these types of tools you are paying well over $4k, right JamesBoyd?

As you have access to this course you have seen all the tools inside. Any marketer online needs 90% of these tools to do well online, in this course we get access to them for 2 years.

So JamesBoyd, I will give you a break, because you know best. Good luck mate

JamesBoyd 19th June 2013 09:37 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by milla04 (Post 8190776)
lets take a look at the tools

The software tools that came with ASM were hyped into the stratosphere, turns out they were nothing special at all, from what I know about them they are either:

- Spammy link building tools (article marketing)
- Non effective (PR tool)
- Full of bugs (email tool)
- Just a complete waste your your time

It's only a matter of time before Amazon does a wholesale ban of accounts for trying to game their review system, you don't really think you are smarter than Amazon do you?

ChrisWF 19th June 2013 09:49 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
This course works.
See my Sales Summary

Thats sales not profit.
I've been testing PPC traffic right now and for the last 2 Days I've managed to double my PPC money. :)
Now I'm ramping up my budget.

To be honest, this course isn't doable with only a $100 budget.
You need to buy Inventory, Articles, Press Releases, Label-Design, Logo-Design, more Inventory...
Thats all not cheap and you could easily end up paying another $3.000 on top of the course before you have your first Item sold (just ask my wife).

You need to work a lot and you will need more time than 4 weeks to see your first sales.

But it really works and you can build a long term business out of this.
Currently I'm working on my second product. It will hit the Amazon Warehouse in about 3-4 weeks.
Building your own brand of products on Amazon is really cool. :cool:

milla04 19th June 2013 09:54 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
I did write a long message (I deleted it), but I do not have the time or strength to get in a pissing match with you now. I am sure the community respects your view point on things and good luck to them.

At the end of the day, people buy products to make from and build a long term business. Wam-bam thank you sam. See you a round

tiger1 21st June 2013 07:59 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
As promised, here is my 90 day review:


First, I apologize to those that posted questions asking me for answers. I don’t really check this thread frequently and didn’t subscribe to it because I already get way too many emails and don’t want to get distracted.


For the person that asked if I was private labeling, yes that is what I am doing and what the course teaches. If you sell someone else’s product, you will be at the mercy of a price war and your profit margins will be extremely limited, so I only recommend going the private labeling route because you are the only seller and can dictate your price and profit margins without someone undercutting you.


To answer the liability insurance question, I already had a policy covering my local business so I just added private label products to that policy. I would recommend you find a local insurance broker, not a big brand insurance company because a local broker will shop several companies to get you the best rate.


As previously stated, it took me a little longer than normal to get my product up and running. I’ve only been live for about a month now, maybe a little less. It looks like I’m going to make about $500 my first month in net profits. Nothing to write home about but that can’t really be blamed on the system.


I have a local business that pays my bills and I have to dedicate most of my time to that. I am doing this in my spare time. I also have two kids and volunteer at my church and those 3 things are my priority, although not in that order of course (Family and church comes first).


Basically all I have done up to this point is the initial research, sourcing the products and getting them listed on Amazon and in my FBA inventory. I have not had the time to do any of the promotional work. My second product just went live yesterday so up to now, I have only listed one product.


To me, it shows a lot of promise if I’m making $500 a month off of one product by just listing it and doing nothing else.


I have come to the realization that I can’t do all of the promotion myself so I have hired some outsourcers to help me with that. It looks like I will only need them for a month per product and I will have everything completed since most of it is all up front work. If you have a decent amount of spare time, you could do it yourself and not need to outsource it but my situation is different.


I will come back and give another review after I have implemented all of the promotional and traffic building work. Hopefully the next review will report more impressive numbers.

JamesBoyd 22nd June 2013 02:04 PM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Making $500-3000 per month per product is a realistic goal using this system, after doing a huge amount of work per product, I think $1000 is going to be the average

What I object to is the super hype implying that you are going to be making $100k/month while on vacation in Paris after a few months in this business, doing little more than logging in and reordering inventory

It is necessary to post counter hype otherwise too many hard working people who can ill afford it get taken to the cleaners by very sharp and smooth talking internet marketers

It really puzzles me why so many people get upset when someone actually posts the truth, as opposed to hype

milla04 23rd June 2013 05:24 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
James yes I agree with you on a couple points, the promotional videos looks hyped up, and yes its made out you dont need to do any work. However, J&M have always said (on webinars), its hard work (if you have never experienced this before) just like any business when to get things moving, plus its on the high price. I know many well known marketers who charge double the price and ship their product - (I can recall a launch happening last year around video marketing). The facts are, this business model will make people money (a big statement, I know) "ONLY" if one puts the work in.

I dont know where you get those figures from $500 - $1000 a month, anyhow, I am sure most people in this forum wouldnt mind an extra $500 -$1000 profit in their bank account each month.

I got paid from Amazon on the 17th June $900ish, and already (not even a week gone yet) I have $500 in my account wanting to be sent out. Take whatever you want from that, but this is within my first 7 weeks of my product being live.

For whatever reason this business model did not fit you, thats fine. There are many people who are having success with this model, including me.

JamesBoyd 23rd June 2013 07:18 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by milla04 (Post 8202508)
For whatever reason this business model did not fit you

You obviously have not read this thread recently, I already posted a few times that this is a good business model, I am doing it right now and making money, the problem is the ASM course was not very good and about 5x over priced, in my opinion. The forum they set up had thousands of questions posted in it... and the reason was because the course just glossed over everything, a lot of cute 5-10 minute videos for the most part

Jim Cockrum 24th June 2013 12:15 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Selling on Amazon via FBA is a fantastic biz model. You don't need ANYONE'S course to get started. FBA is a simple biz model and I'm seeing lives changed daily b/c of it. I'd hate to think that the "noise" of this thread has caused anyone to back off from the basics.

Get started here right on Amazon's site:

Amazon.com Help: Fulfillment by Amazon

There are plenty of Amazon FBA success stories that start out with that link, and a little creative work...no course, no help, no guru.

JamesBoyd 24th June 2013 10:02 AM

Re: Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by milla04 (Post 8202508)
I dont know where you get those figures from $500 - $1000 a month

From my experience and others, some simple maths and a lot of common sense

After taking into account products costs, shipping, Amazon commission, FBA fee's, ad costs, logo design, label design, domain and hosting fee's, legal fee's etc you are doing well if you can make $10 net profit per sale

Selling 50 to 300 units a month is realistic, you only have to monitor a few products to see how many are selling, I'm talking average here, once in a while somebody will do much better, and a lot much worse if you choose the wrong product


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