Any experiance with Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark?

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I am considering trying Amazon Selling Machine by Matt Clark. It looks very good from everything I have been able to find online but is quite pricey around $1000. I have seen an older post on it but nothing new.

Has anyone out there tried this? Have you made money? Does it deliver as promised?

I have 2 affiliate websites for over a year now and have poured a lot of time and money in and have had dismal sales success and want to try something new.

If anyone has tried Amazon Selling Machine I would love to know your thoughts on this, thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author jmk909er
  • Profile picture of the author cjshu99
    I always wonder if these guys are making so much money doing this why would they want to let others in on it? And when do they have the time to put this together? Maybe its just a way to make a quick buck? And if they are making multi thousands a month, why dont they just price it at 50 bucks and let everyone in on it?

    btw, I have Jim Cockrums proven amazon course also. My first suggestion is to search youtube. There are lots of good videos on selling on amazon and sourcing products.
    • Profile picture of the author Rhodesian
      thanks ok will look at youtube
    • Profile picture of the author varsrad
      Originally Posted by cjshu99 View Post

      I always wonder if these guys are making so much money doing this why would they want to let others in on it? And when do they have the time to put this together? Maybe its just a way to make a quick buck? And if they are making multi thousands a month, why dont they just price it at 50 bucks and let everyone in on it?

      btw, I have Jim Cockrums proven amazon course also. My first suggestion is to search youtube. There are lots of good videos on selling on amazon and sourcing products.
      I certainly agree, thats true. I too really wonder why does people who claim to make 1000s a month need to sell it here? If they are really earning 1000s from the method they are teaching then why do they charge a huge for the guide?
    • Profile picture of the author Mark Mazza
      Originally Posted by cjshu99 View Post

      I always wonder if these guys are making so much money doing this why would they want to let others in on it? And when do they have the time to put this together? Maybe its just a way to make a quick buck? And if they are making multi thousands a month, why dont they just price it at 50 bucks and let everyone in on it?

      btw, I have Jim Cockrums proven amazon course also. My first suggestion is to search youtube. There are lots of good videos on selling on amazon and sourcing products.
      Some excellent points.
  • Profile picture of the author kokester
    I purchased and refunded. It is about selling ecommerce through amazon. When I purchased he broke the payments up but I wasn't impressed with what he offered for the price. No problem getting a refund from him.
  • Profile picture of the author 1lov1
    I'm sort of curious about this. I didn't think it has been sold yet as it so not sure if people are mixing it up with their last product ? I believe this new product Amazon Selling Machine is the final version/revamped methods to what they did in their product last year that was called Amazon Money Machines(which they call their beta product).

    Only reason I looked at it was because a IM person I respect whose list I am and NEVER recommends anything is endorsing it and they are big time ecommerce players.
  • Profile picture of the author jmk909er
    Yeah there has been a lot of confusion about it including my own, the official name is "Amazing Selling Machine" and I don't believe it it available yet other than beta testers
  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    Just did a little research and found this: ASM is going for $3,497 and the official launch date is tuesday, march 12th, 2013 and cart closes at midnight March 18th...(Just google and you´ll see this everywhere)..
  • Profile picture of the author aaron_nimocks
    The key behind this program is finding the right product which you can brand that will produce good margins. Then secondary is just writing good sales copy and properly promoting the product to rank high.

    Obviously the hard part which will require multiple attempts at losing money to find the perfect product, if you ever do find it.

    But if you do find a great product where you can brand it and then get it ranked high, of course you can make that kind of money. Just good luck finding this product. If it wasn't about that, then they would freely tell you which products they use.
    • Profile picture of the author Sayed
      Originally Posted by aaron_nimocks View Post

      The key behind this program is finding the right product which you can brand that will produce good margins. Then secondary is just writing good sales copy and properly promoting the product to rank high.

      Obviously the hard part which will require multiple attempts at losing money to find the perfect product, if you ever do find it.

      But if you do find a great product where you can brand it and then get it ranked high, of course you can make that kind of money. Just good luck finding this product. If it wasn't about that, then they would freely tell you which products they use.
      I don't think it is luck here... They put specific criteria to pick a product.. These criteria are in the free videos (also they supply a list of 17 hot products at the moment). I guess people with such free information will deliver huge value for this high price.
  • Profile picture of the author Eyetrap
    The hardest part is going to be finding the right products that have lots of buyers and low competition.
  • Profile picture of the author JGK
    I may be being naive but their seller central accounts really look like they are doing well? If you buy 1000 dog nail trimmers is the price cheap enough to make 50%? They must be doing something right if the numbers are true!
  • Profile picture of the author DWaters
    This thread is a perfect example of why I love the WF. Lots of good information, including the potential price range. Thanks to those you who expressed their opinion and their insight about Amazon selling. I have watched the first three videos and read their PDFs and I feel like I have learned a lot and now I have learned more from this thread.
    • Profile picture of the author ChrisWF
      We have the New Overhyped One:
      Amazing Selling Machine for $3497

      and we have the Old Proven One:
      Proven Amazon Course for $347

      The second one has a lot of Testimonials of Successful Students.

      For me the choice is clear

      Chris

      P.S.
      Great Thread
  • Profile picture of the author webguycanada
    Crikey!!! For $3500
    I could take Amazon's Vice President, Marketing Manager and their buddies
    out for a round of golf, cocktails and a steak dinner and probably end up with some
    quality, current, "useable" information on how to build a successful business on Amazon.

    $3500.... get real.
  • Profile picture of the author jmk909er
    Wow! I'm shocked with the $3500 price tag. I really wanted to do this but I'm priced out. Plus I'm getting hit with a 34% cut in take home pay in about 3 weeks because of the sequestration budget battle by the clowns in Washington. With a family of 5 and a price tag of $3500 there's no way.

    Earlier in this thread Jim Cockrum's Proven Amazon Course (PAC). Price - $347.00 one time payment. was mentioned and I looked into it a little. Can anyone out there recommend if this is a good one or not or has tried it? Thanks.
    • Profile picture of the author ChrisWF
      Read post #28 for a way to get that PAC course for $97.

      You can get into the Amazing Selling Machine course for $997 and take a refund after 30 days.
      That way you can get 2-3 weeks of the 8 weeks content.

      Anyway, they have 3 PDFs with a lot of great Information:
      Here are the 3 direct download links for the pdfs:
      http://amazingsellingmachine.com/wp-...PSDownload.pdf
      http://amazingsellingmachine.com/wp-...ortunities.pdf
      http://amazingsellingmachine.com/wp-...rateScale1.pdf

      Chris
    • Profile picture of the author BusyMum_2010
      I looked at PAC but I am not impressed because they are all theories, all talking on videos, no step by step process, sorry to say, way overpriced for $347 or $99. But I am impressed on the information of free PDF of Amazon Selling Machine because it's like you do it step by step. I can do things "step by step" and get bored quickly with just watching videos full of talks.

      I like Amazon Selling Machine but way overpriced as well for $3,497, I cannot afford.

      Originally Posted by jmk909er View Post

      Wow! I'm shocked with the $3500 price tag. I really wanted to do this but I'm priced out. Plus I'm getting hit with a 34% cut in take home pay in about 3 weeks because of the sequestration budget battle by the clowns in Washington. With a family of 5 and a price tag of $3500 there's no way.

      Earlier in this thread Jim Cockrum's Proven Amazon Course (PAC). Price - $347.00 one time payment. was mentioned and I looked into it a little. Can anyone out there recommend if this is a good one or not or has tried it? Thanks.
  • Profile picture of the author SheraLee
    I see Mark Ling & his sidekick Matt Carter are peddling the ASM FBA course, as if it's the best thing they've ever seen online.

    The Amazon FBA has been around for a while now. If I was looking to purchase this knowledge, I would go with Jim Cockrum's Proven Amazon Course. If you are on his list, you will remember the special he had at Christmas for $99. He will likely still honor it if you ask. There is absolutely no need to pay $1000 or more for such knowledge.

    Jim Cockrum is the most respected online and doesn't push stuff just to make a quick buck like most others do. He actually wants to give his readers VALUE, as well. If all the other IM marketers truly wanted to help their readers in this area, they would be affiliates for Jim Cockrum. But money seems to play a huge part in what is promoted.
    • Profile picture of the author panorama
      I'd be very hesitant to pay $3,500 for this course as well. I look at their motivation for selling this course, and it just doesn't make economic sense if the strategy is as profitable as they say it is.

      It seems to be a good business model, but if you crunch some numbers, it would be more profitable for them to keep this information to themselves, rather than selling it - even at $3,500.

      Let's look at a couple of facts:
      • Jason Katzenback says he makes over $100k profit per month with just 3 or 4 products.
      • Matt Clark says he makes much more than this, with 80% of his revenue coming from just 5 products.
      So, with this info, let's say one *good* product can earn $20,000 per month in profit. That's $240,000 in profit PER YEAR for every good product. Now, let's assume each member of Amazing Selling Machine provides $1,000 in (one-time) profit to them after affiliate commissions and other costs.

      Keep that in mind for a moment. Now think about how many memberships they can sell at this price. 1,000? 2,000? I think those are high estimates, but let's say 2,000 memberships, with $1,000 profit each. That's $2.0 million dollars total one-time profit, right?

      It would only take 9 *good* products to exceed that (9 x $240,000 = $2.16 million), and that would be ANNUALLY, not a one-time profit.

      In fact, if it were me, I'd personally rather make $1.0 million every year, rather than $2.0 million once.

      So, what's the conclusion here?
      • Do they think they will be selling more than 2,000 memberships? I doubt it?
      • Do they think finding 9 more *good* products will be too difficult? That's my guess.
      What does this mean for the members paying $3,500 with the expectation of outsized profits? Remember, now you'll have hundreds/thousands of members pursuing the EXACT same strategy. There may be millions of products available on Amazon, but how many will this business model work with?

      My guess is that the opportunity is much smaller than they are making it out to be - and that's without all these new members. That's why it makes sense for them to sell this course rather than keep the business model to themselves.
    • Profile picture of the author CanuckWarrior
      Originally Posted by SheraLee View Post

      I see Mark Ling & his sidekick Matt Carter are peddling the ASM FBA course, as if it's the best thing they've ever seen online.
      LOL ... and that's on top of their own "this is all you'll ever need to make it on the net" membership sites.

      Originally Posted by SheraLee View Post

      The Amazon FBA has been around for a while now. If I was looking to purchase this knowledge, I would go with Jim Cockrum's Proven Amazon Course. If you are on his list, you will remember the special he had at Christmas for $99. He will likely still honor it if you ask. There is absolutely no need to pay $1000 or more for such knowledge.
      I have to agree with the quality of Jim's PAC course. It's one of the few courses I'd feel comfortable recommending. I bought it at the sale price and have been slowly working through the ton of information that comes with it. My main business is offline so I bought it as a possible way for me to diversify. I was pleasantly surprised, it really opened my eyes to how to solve the shipping issue that plagued me when I used to run myself ragged on ebay years ago.

      Now that my eyes have been opened on the correct way to streamline shipping, I can have a second look at that business model.

      Originally Posted by SheraLee View Post

      Jim Cockrum is the most respected online and doesn't push stuff just to make a quick buck like most others do. He actually wants to give his readers VALUE, as well.
      Yeah, he's literally one of only four internet marketers that don't spam by inbox with useless offers of the day, etc. Information actually worth reading (so far).

      Maybe he can even post his thoughts on the hoopla over this new $3,500 shiny object course in his silent membership area.

      Originally Posted by SheraLee View Post

      But money seems to play a huge part in what is promoted.
      Sadly, money is the only thing that drives the majority of IM offers. Most are looking looking for patsies to churn and burn and more than a few are coming from fake it until you make it wannabes.
  • Profile picture of the author bullseyemarketing
    Actually the price is about $4000 since I am sure most people that do buy this will take the payment option. $997 X 4 payments......
  • Profile picture of the author WhiteStarlight
    It is the most expensive online marketing product I have ever seen. I thought it's price would be around 500-1000$, but actually it was a shock for me when I saw the price. I don't know whether the product is good, but the price of 3500$ seems like too much for me.

    I also see additional costs here - like trip to Austin (where they will hold a live event), I guess after paying that much for the course you absolutely have to attend their live training.

    What I don't like about the payment is that they don't have an integrated Paypal payment option (you have to contact support in order to do that).

    Also I think that 30-day refund period might be a bit too low for that program (I think it should be 60 days), cause it will take some time to find a right supplier, ship the item to the Amazon and finally start selling.

    Panorama actually got a great point in his post. There always should be a good reason for the price and for the time the offer is available.

    But in overall I think that Amazon Fullfilment is a great idea.
  • Profile picture of the author Brantley
    $3500 What a joke !!!

    I can be trained by two mentors that everyone here knows that have an AWESOME reputation, for a month of 1 on 1, side by side coaching for less than that, and I could guarantee myself to be making money within 30 days.


    And if not, I would gain enough skills,wisdom and knowledge that if I applied it, and I would, I could build a seven figure business
    within a year.

    Problem is, I don't have that kind of money.....yet
  • Profile picture of the author AllanWard
    I've just had a quick read of the pdfs that were posted here earlier which provide a pretty good overview of the system. My impression is that it all revolves around white-labelling your own product and then selling lots of them via Amazon. This can work well for products with a high demand and where you're able to white label them. By white labelling the product they believe you're able to achieve higher profit margins.

    Of course, you need to ensure the quality of the product that you're selling so perhaps some types of products are more suited to this model. For example, there's not much that can go wrong with a spatula when compared to an electronic item. And I'd steer clear of any health-related product where you run the risk of being sued because you didn't know what ingredients where in the product you were selling.

    The concern I have is that as long as you're selling a product that's easily replicable, you run the risk of competitors undercutting your price, eroding your high margins. And as long as the model involves you just sourcing the products from a wholesaler and then selling them through Amazon, there's nothing unique about your product.

    To be fair the product creators suggest that you can gain an advantage if you promote the product well via Amazon and You Tube and they're right - this will enable you to stand out from competitors. However, there's nothing to stop other people from doing the same thing.

    The overall strategy makes sense, but it really has little to do with the traditional IM product. This is all about selling a physical product via an online marketplace. I think the reason it's being promoted to the IM space is because people are looking for the magic way to make millions and this product promises that.

    I still don't understand why these guys need to make a course about it and sell it. If they're making so much money, and want to make more, surely they're better off finding some more product opportunities on Amazon that they can white-label?
    • Profile picture of the author ScottLindsay
      Great thread! Thank you everyone for all of the input.

      I have been trying to decide if I should buy the course since it does have a 30 day money back guarantee. So really not much to risk especially if the info proves to be valuable.

      However, I did have a concern that the course is an 8 week course. Does this mean it can only be accessed as they release it? I really don't like that. I would rather be able to see the course in its entirety and work it at my own pace.

      I just spoke to their support staff and they said "Yes, it can only be accessed as we release the modules per week"

      I really don't like that set up.

      Can anyone tell me how Jim Cockrum's Proven Amazon Course is set up? Does it provide the same type of info and does it offer software to help run the business?

      Thank you for the feedback!
  • Profile picture of the author rmoore
    I bought it as soon as it was released.

    I plan on building a 7+ figure physical product business and was looking for what I considered to be the best Amazon course.

    Jason and Matt are stand up guys...and not only have they created significant incomes...they have a quite a few beta testers who have created a full-time income.

    Honestly...some of the other courses sound good. I was just looking for the most direct path to hitting my goals.

    So far have already met several other successful online marketers in the community forum. This mastermind is a great bonus.

    -Rusty
    • Profile picture of the author ScottLindsay
      Originally Posted by rmoore View Post

      I bought it as soon as it was released.

      I plan on building a 7+ figure physical product business and was looking for what I considered to be the best Amazon course.

      Jason and Matt are stand up guys...and not only have they created significant incomes...they have a quite a few beta testers who have created a full-time income.

      Honestly...some of the other courses sound good. I was just looking for the most direct path to hitting my goals.

      So far have already met several other successful online marketers in the community forum. This mastermind is a great bonus.

      -Rusty
      Thank you for letting is know Rusty. What do you think of how they release the course gradually over 8 weeks? I would rather work at my own pace rather than stretch it out that long. Why are they doing this?
  • Profile picture of the author amuro
    The price of over $3K is way too expensive and out of budget.

    The minute I received an email from Greg Jacobs of his bonus to anyone buying through his affiliate link, I knew rightaway it is going to be a high-end product since he only endorses products of those category. I may be wrong but that is the impression he gave me based on his past promo emails.

    From $997 and above.

    I already have 2 Amazon courses. One is Affiliate Cash Snipers by Michael Rasmuseen and Mike Mograbi while the other is Ama Suite by Chris Guthrie and Dave Guindon released in this forum special offers - both last year.

    So I don't see the point of investing in another Amazon course.
    • Profile picture of the author sidneyng
      The next launch wave is on.

      And they seemed to have gotten quite a lot of prominent IM guru's on board.
      Which can only mean - a high ticket product and generous affiliate commissions! :-)
  • Profile picture of the author kharrison
    I hope no one throws away the last of their savings on this.

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