Went from knowing nothing to $10k/month in sales

by TaxMaster 85 replies
I think it's nice to hear success stories on here so I thought I would post mine.

I didn't know much about making money online but did a ton of research and finally ended up with a profitable business. I already have a successful career, but my entrepreneurial spirit won't let me just work quietly, I knew there had to be a way I could start making additional money in my spare time. I looked into email marketing, CPC/CPA, affiliate etc but none of those seemed like they would have the payout I was looking for for the time required and there didn't seem to be any real clear cut route to go.

The route I took was through Amazon FBA.

I had to compile a TON of information to figure out everything I needed to do. It seems so easy on paper, but there is really a lot to consider when doing FBA.

My product selection was probably most important. The main things I found out that were important were: Size/weight (shipping from China is expensive), no electronics, no strong brand loyalty, and finding a manufacturer that is actually trustworthy.

Samples are a MUST. I found a few products that I thought for sure I was going to sell because they looked good in the photos and the info on them was good. After I received them, they were total garbage. Most manufacturers will give free samples, but they want you to pay for shipping which is usually around $30-50 per sample, but it is well worth it.

I have a proprietary product selection process I used that I'll keep a secret for now, but I put in a lot of work and research to get where I'm at. merchantwords is a good place to start though.

I think the WORST THING about the entire process was selecting a product that was in a "gated" category and I couldn't have even imagined what a pain it is to get ungated. HOWEVER, I found an amazing article that explained exactly how to do it, I followed it step by step and it actually worked and I was ungated. What a relief considering I had already spent $5k on my product. But now I know the secret to get in gated categories and it's a huge advantage over those who do not know how to get there.

I think one of the other best value/money saving things I found was misterclipping. If you aren't going to have someone take professional photos of your products, using a digital camera and then having misterclipping edit the photos is well worth it. I had 10 photos done for $38 and they look great. Considering professional photographers want to charge $50 per image, it's quite the savings when you are first starting out and it's the images I've used to get to where I am now.

So that's where I'm at. It's a lot of work and quite stressful to grow this business as well as we have a lot of demand and getting new inventory to arrive on time can be stressful but it's quite rewarding so far.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicheguybob
    This is awesome, love hearing success stories from others, it's very inspirational.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus W K Wong
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    This is awesome to hear! congrats!

    Out of interest, how are you driving traffic + sales? SEO, Adwords, Retargeting?
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    • Profile picture of the author DWaters
      Originally Posted by WFMarcus View Post

      This is awesome to hear! congrats!

      Out of interest, how are you driving traffic + sales? SEO, Adwords, Retargeting?

      I will not pretend to answer for the person who started this thread by telling their excellent story but from my experience with FBA you do not need to do anything to "drive traffic".


      The reason is simple. Huge amounts of buyer traffic is already on Amazon looking to make a purchase. The key is having the right products that you sourced at the right price and they will be found and bought.
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      • Profile picture of the author Josh Hay
        That is correct. All you have to do is find the traffic. This can be done the hard way or the easy way. I prefer the easy way by experimenting with ad campaigns.
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    Thanks for the inspiring story.

    Amazon FBA definitely seems like an interesting model
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    Would you share the reasons for not considering electronics category?

    I am just wondering if it the typical challenges people face that turned you off or something else. Would appreciate if you are bit specific.
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    • Profile picture of the author TaxMaster
      Too many moving parts and too much to get broken and/or have defects and just plain not work. Since the goods come from China directly to the FBA warehouse, you can't inspect them yourself to make sure the quality is there. So it may not be a "never" kind of deal, but it just seems like something to be very wary of.

      I thought of maybe simpler electronics like flash drives or other storage that's less complicated but decided against it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tagiscom
    Originally Posted by TaxMaster View Post

    I think it's nice to hear success stories on here so I thought I would post mine.

    I didn't know much about making money online but did a ton of research and finally ended up with a profitable business. I already have a successful career, but my entrepreneurial spirit won't let me just work quietly, I knew there had to be a way I could start making additional money in my spare time. I looked into email marketing, CPC/CPA, affiliate etc but none of those seemed like they would have the payout I was looking for for the time required and there didn't seem to be any real clear cut route to go.

    The route I took was through Amazon FBA.

    So that's where I'm at. It's a lot of work and quite stressful to grow this business as well as we have a lot of demand and getting new inventory to arrive on time can be stressful but it's quite rewarding so far.
    FBA? Something to do with selling stuff on Amazon, l guess?

    And no sig, link followup, refreshing to see.

    10k, a month!

    I would have to employ someone to pull that off within a year.

    I do flyers and fonts by the way, so l breathe graphics, lol.


    Yes, success is all down to doing what most canned see, or be aware off, as virtually everything online seems unviable in some way.

    It used to take me 3 days to do one flyer, now l can do one in less than 2 hours, which means that l can build wealth with it, and in a short period of time.

    I only discovered this trick after hitting rock bottom and persisting with flyers for a year or more before going into fonts.

    Obviously like some of your ideas, it is a trade secret, so canned be shared, but nothing wrong with giving hints, and inspiring others.

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    • Profile picture of the author TaxMaster
      Yep Amazon FBA is "Fulfillment by Amazon" where you ship your goods to Amazon and they fulfill all of your orders. So not only is that nice, but they offer free 2 day shipping to Amazon Prime members so it's a really good deal.

      The FBA fees Amazon charges is way less than I could afford to provide my customers with 2 day shipping on my own.
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      • Profile picture of the author Dan E
        Thanks for that information. I knew I liked to buy items which are fulfilled by Amazon because they seem to arrive quicker and also often save on combined shipping, but did not yet know how it worked from the other side.
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    Hi TM,

    Love your idea of paying a few smackers to create a pro looking image for your product. Amazing how even a few bucks here and there - let alone hundreds and thousands - helped me grow my blog. Never cheap out guys. If you want to do the online thing right, have fun, help folks, make friends and spend money to build a professional brand.

    Congrats on your success!

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    • Profile picture of the author Stringablaze
      I was waiting for this to end with an upsell lol.

      Great story! I am currently trying to learn how to do exactly what you did
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  • Profile picture of the author MValmont
    Yes FBA is a good business model.

    A friend of mine (from montreal also) is killing it with FBA.

    You have to always stay up to date with their updates though. The last thing you want is to get your account banned.

    Check out www.rivercleaner.com it tells you automatically if your listing is compliant with their rules.
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    • Originally Posted by MValmont View Post

      Yes FBA is a good business model.

      A friend of mine (from montreal also) is killing it with FBA.

      You have to always stay up to date with their updates though. The last thing you want is to get your account banned.

      Check out
      it tells you automatically if your listing is compliant with their rules.
      The affiliate link you posted goes to a paid service !! and not supposed to drop links like that , more like written without the https .
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      • Profile picture of the author MValmont
        Originally Posted by Regional Warrior View Post

        The affiliate link you posted goes to a paid service !! and not supposed to drop links like that , more like written without the https .
        It is not an affiliate link at all,

        But thanks for your contribution.
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    Originally Posted by TaxMaster View Post

    I think it's nice to hear success stories on here so I thought I would post mine.

    I didn't know much about making money online but did a ton of research and finally ended up with a profitable business. I already have a successful career, but my entrepreneurial spirit won't let me just work quietly, I knew there had to be a way I could start making additional money in my spare time. I looked into email marketing, CPC/CPA, affiliate etc but none of those seemed like they would have the payout I was looking for for the time required and there didn't seem to be any real clear cut route to go.

    The route I took was through Amazon FBA.

    I had to compile a TON of information to figure out everything I needed to do. It seems so easy on paper, but there is really a lot to consider when doing FBA.

    My product selection was probably most important. The main things I found out that were important were: Size/weight (shipping from China is expensive), no electronics, no strong brand loyalty, and finding a manufacturer that is actually trustworthy.

    Samples are a MUST. I found a few products that I thought for sure I was going to sell because they looked good in the photos and the info on them was good. After I received them, they were total garbage. Most manufacturers will give free samples, but they want you to pay for shipping which is usually around $30-50 per sample, but it is well worth it.

    I have a proprietary product selection process I used that I'll keep a secret for now, but I put in a lot of work and research to get where I'm at. merchantwords is a good place to start though.

    I think the WORST THING about the entire process was selecting a product that was in a "gated" category and I couldn't have even imagined what a pain it is to get ungated. HOWEVER, I found an amazing article that explained exactly how to do it, I followed it step by step and it actually worked and I was ungated. What a relief considering I had already spent $5k on my product. But now I know the secret to get in gated categories and it's a huge advantage over those who do not know how to get there.

    I think one of the other best value/money saving things I found was misterclipping. If you aren't going to have someone take professional photos of your products, using a digital camera and then having misterclipping edit the photos is well worth it. I had 10 photos done for $38 and they look great. Considering professional photographers want to charge $50 per image, it's quite the savings when you are first starting out and it's the images I've used to get to where I am now.

    So that's where I'm at. It's a lot of work and quite stressful to grow this business as well as we have a lot of demand and getting new inventory to arrive on time can be stressful but it's quite rewarding so far.
    Congrats!

    If you had to do it again, would you do anything different?

    What about expanding?? Is there any other place you could do this aside from amazon??
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Thank you for sharing your path to success, during your product picking process how did you eliminate the junk from the winners? Where did you source from Alibaba? Would you make more money if you shipped personally or is FBA a more effective solution?
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  • Profile picture of the author zamannbd
    Stories like these are what motivated me to enter IM a couple of years back and be where I am at now.

    I have a similar business that is generating around a $1000 profit per week and I am currently scaling my business.

    Good luck mate
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    Choosing the right product is super important. Congratulations. So happy for you
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    Wow, that's one success story. Thanks for sharing and more power!
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    This is actually an amazing success story. Thanks for sharing! Will check Amazon FBA out.
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  • Profile picture of the author deepockets
    Amazon has changed dramatically over the last two years. Selling used to be easy, now it is so competitive. What is a great product today only lasts until another seller discovers it and cuts your price till you make nothing, worse yet is when Amazon jumps in on the listing. Amazon can cut their price way low as they do not have to pay commissions.

    The best way to make it on Amazon now is to private label your own product. Then the listing and rights to the product is yours. You control the price at all times.
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  • Profile picture of the author Reed Floren
    That is fantastic congratulations!

    Have you considered teaching your method and turning it into a course/system? A lot of people resonate with someone who is relatively new to a topic and killing it.
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  • It makes me very happy to hear about your success. It's just more proof that it really is possible to live a life of financial freedom working for yourself. Well done and here's to your continued success.
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  • Profile picture of the author kemeruwah
    Hello I would love to be your student. Am newbie trying to start online business. Being a long member of warrior forum. I don't know how to reach you and learn more from you.

    I don't know can I drop my email on this thread.

    Do let me know admin. thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author RonGold
    Wouldn't the samples take forever to ship, causing you to miss out on potential money-making opportunities?

    If you were allowed to, was having multiple samples shipped out at once a possibility?

    Would love to know more!
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  • Profile picture of the author Gary Chapple
    Excellent article on FBA and shows if you are determined you will succeed and I wish far more success in the future. Now you have FBA up and running are you considering Shopify and maybe Pinterest & Instagram marketing?
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Tax,
    How dare you post something like this that actually requires people to work. And to have some stress and long term commitment involved.

    Most people in here are still looking for that "push button" to riches. And your post is a dream killer.

    Seriously though, good stuff. Thank you
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by hardworker2013 View Post

      I am not into amazon at all with there low 4% commissions, .
      The first post is not about the affiliate program at all. The Original Poster is selling thru the Amazon Fullfillment Program. Besides Amazon has commisions besides 4% here is one thread about the latest up date - http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...iate-fees.html
      Next time try to understand what the OP was saying.

      It is nice to see someone shows that their is work and money to spend. If you want to import products from China. The OP pointed out it costs for shipping, and you will have to test more then one product. I also say the Amazon keyword tool, looks like it costs $30.00 a month to use with a coupon. Anyone want to learn more about the program go to Amazon post # 23 has the link in it.

      Thanks for the good post TaxMaster !
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  • Profile picture of the author VidasVegas
    Like your success story too. Everyone should understand that before you want make money you have to invest money into yourself first and then invest into your business. How you want to open a business without investment ?!
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  • Profile picture of the author elis
    thanks for sharing, Amazon FBA is becoming more chalange and finding the right product is certinly the most impoertant aspect.
    regarding get accepted to ungated category would you mine sharing the article about it or give the link to read it ?

    Thanks
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    • Profile picture of the author DWolfe
      Originally Posted by elis View Post

      regarding get accepted to ungated category would you mine sharing the article about it or give the link to read it ?
      Thanks
      I would not mine reading that article also, can you place the link here or are you trying to keep it private ?
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  • Profile picture of the author papercloud
    thanks for the inspiring story! the initial part is always the toughest i feel
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    Good job mate! I would ask you if it's possible to share this article which you have followed step by step in the beginning ?
    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author finlibre
    Way to go. Amazon FBA can be extremely profitable if you make wise choices in niche and product selection. You are right about getting a sample... it's a must do. Look up Ryan Moran and his Freedom Fast Lane podcast. Not every episode is about Amazon but the ones that are tend to be gold.
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    Nice to hear people "making it online"! Keep up he great work!
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  • Profile picture of the author johnny west
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    Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your story.

    Would be interested to hear more about your challenges along the way, how you dealt with lack of motivation, and whether you would have done anything different.
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  • Profile picture of the author webmonopoly
    Sounds like an advertisement for misterclipping. Getting your photos taken/edited is like the least of your worries with FBA not sure why you would mention it at all in such a short post. But hey if things are actually working for you then congrats!
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason kLD
      He thinks how you portray the product to the customers is crucial and so do I. That's the point he's trying to make.

      Of course if you have the time and the will to put effort to learn how to take professional looking product pictures you could do it that way.

      Don't look at the tree
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  • Profile picture of the author Importexport
    The OP wrote: "I had to compile a TON of information to figure out everything I needed to do. It seems so easy on paper, but there is really a lot to consider when doing FBA.

    My product selection was probably most important. The main things I found out that were important were: Size/weight (shipping from China is expensive), no electronics, no strong brand loyalty, and finding a manufacturer that is actually trustworthy
    "

    There are risks in shipping direct to FBA, and I provide the following to make readers aware of some of them..

    I have had experience in dealing with Chinese businesses since 1978 as an exporter and 1987 as an importer.

    I know many cases in which Chinese suppliers have appointed agents in Western countries and once the sales do well they ditch the agent and set up a branch operation.

    If they will do that, it means that those who discover how easy it is to sell through FBA will also be tempted to ditch their customers who are only paying wholesale or ex factory prices, and sell direct at retail

    I would never ship direct from China to FBA. I would use an FBA prepping service if I wanted to use FBA.

    Also, it is not uncommon for Amazon to decide to sell the same product in competition with their sellers. After all, the sourcing work has been done for them and they know where to buy.

    As for finding a manufacturer in China that is actually trustworthy, the biggest mistake people make is to believe everything they read on B2B sites like Alibaba. So few seem to understand that a Gold Supplier badge is bought and is no indication of trustworthiness.

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  • Profile picture of the author Expressly
    Thanks for sharing. It can be difficult to take the plunge so it's good to hear from somebody that did and made it a success.
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  • Thank you for sharing your path to success, throughout your product choosing method however did you eliminate the junk from the winners? wherever did you supply from Alibaba? Would you create more cash if you shipped in person or is FBA a more practical solution?
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  • That's good to hear mate. Reading inspiring success story like this keeps us going. I'm definitely going to tell mine soon.
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  • Profile picture of the author Zeth Owen
    Yeah, you can definitely tell the dedication in your writing and that this was no cake walk.

    I looked into the beginning stages of what you're doing but quickly ran into so many problems people were having that scared me back a little.

    Great story though.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    product and having a good marketing system on autopilot is critical to your success.

    but you covered 100% of it. Well done, and heres cheers to more success to you soon.
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    Love your story, good luck with your business:-)
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    I am here for making extra money. This post is worth reading

    Is there any difference between affiliate and cpa???
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda S
    Thanks for telling your story. Always encouraging to hear that with work you can succeed.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dana Sanders
    Awesome success! I've also been selling on Amazon FBA for past 5+ years with great success. The business model is sound and the buyer traffic is huge.

    FBA makes it super simple since Amazon handles all of the fulfillment, payments, returns, and customer issues.

    It is definitely alot of work but has been the most fun business I've ever had. Glad to hear you're experiencing great success as well.

    If you have Android, check out the "Product Camera" app. It's a great lil app that removes the background when taking your own product photo shots.
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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      Originally Posted by Dan E View Post

      Thanks for that information. I knew I liked to buy items which are fulfilled by Amazon because they seem to arrive quicker and also often save on combined shipping, but did not yet know how it worked from the other side.
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      I wonder did you look at drop-shipping any small-priced products from like AliExpress or similar source, and charging enough for S&H to cover a small profit, like some marketers recommend to do? It sounds like you have to have more capital up front this way, too. It does appear to make good sense to get the product sample to evaluate quality before going forward - I like that idea. Thanks for posting this.
      Your first post shows you why you shouldn't consider doing what you ask about in your second post.

      Do you want to operate a business model that often leads to the customers waiting weeks for delivery?

      I have had quite a few students start their profitable importing businesses with as little as $300. Profit margins are many times the average quoted by Warriors who dropship. Those who buy direct from manufacturers overseas also have control over shipping times and they don't suddenly find there's no stock to send to the people who've ordered.

      Whichever business model you choose, you should definitely get samples for testing before you start selling.

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      • Profile picture of the author Nateorious
        Originally Posted by Importexport View Post

        Your first post shows you why you shouldn't consider doing what you ask about in your second post.

        Do you want to operate a business model that often leads to the customers waiting weeks for delivery?

        I have had quite a few students start their profitable importing businesses with as little as $300. Profit margins are many times the average quoted by Warriors who dropship. Those who buy direct from manufacturers overseas also have control over shipping times and they don't suddenly find there's no stock to send to the people who've ordered.

        Whichever business model you choose, you should definitely get samples for testing before you start selling.

        Walter Hay
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        Hi Walter, when you say 'students', what qualifies someone as a student to you? purchasing your book, or do they join a membership?

        I ask as you seem to be an incredible voice of reason on this forum and i would be interested in looking further into it.

        Even including the other very top contributors, your posts exude common sense and clarity.
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        • Profile picture of the author Importexport
          Originally Posted by Nateorious View Post

          Hi Walter, when you say 'students', what qualifies someone as a student to you? purchasing your book, or do they join a membership?

          I ask as you seem to be an incredible voice of reason on this forum and i would be interested in looking further into it.

          Even including the other very top contributors, your posts exude common sense and clarity.
          I regard as a student anyone who buys my book, because the learning doesn't stop there.

          I have a paid support team that I have trained, and they are able to answer almost all of the questions that my book readers (students) ask.

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    • Profile picture of the author Importexport
      The OP hasn't been around for a few weeks. so I decided to comment on a few of the posts:
      Originally Posted by RonGold View Post

      Wouldn't the samples take forever to ship, causing you to miss out on potential money-making opportunities?
      If you were allowed to, was having multiple samples shipped out at once a possibility?
      Would love to know more!
      It's a good idea to buy more than one single sample. Buying more will reduce the per unit cost of freight, will give you more confidence of the quality or else confirm that the product fails your standards, and it gives you a few items to test market.

      Originally Posted by deepockets View Post

      Amazon has changed dramatically over the last two years. Selling used to be easy, now it is so competitive. What is a great product today only lasts until another seller discovers it and cuts your price till you make nothing, worse yet is when Amazon jumps in on the listing. Amazon can cut their price way low as they do not have to pay commissions.

      The best way to make it on Amazon now is to private label your own product. Then the listing and rights to the product is yours. You control the price at all times.
      Those who are most successful on Amazon are undoubtedly private labeling, but it's not good enough to just buy a cheap generic and slap a label on it. You need to add value in some way, so you don't have to sell on price only.

      Originally Posted by Josh Hay View Post

      That is correct. All you have to do is find the traffic. This can be done the hard way or the easy way. I prefer the easy way by experimenting with ad campaigns.
      As @DWolfe said, you don't have to find the traffic, Amazon do that for you. They do it far better than you could do yourself.

      Originally Posted by Sieghart View Post

      Hi,
      Please take note that you may use the thank you button to thank our fellow forum members.
      We would like to avoid piling up comments so it's easier to find the ones with valuable information.
      Thank you.
      This post highlights the fact that very few bother to read more than the last post or maybe one or two others before they post totally unhelpful posts saying in so many words: "Thanks." They fill the thread with pages of posts that contribute nothing to an otherwise valuable thread, when they could have just clicked on the Thanks button.

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  • Profile picture of the author gasser
    Sorry if this has already been asked.
    But what does the term "gated products" mean and how do you get something ungated?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dan E
    I wonder did you look at drop-shipping any small-priced products from like AliExpress or similar source, and charging enough for S&H to cover a small profit, like some marketers recommend to do? It sounds like you have to have more capital up front this way, too. It does appear to make good sense to get the product sample to evaluate quality before going forward - I like that idea. Thanks for posting this.
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  • Sounds like you have set up a great system. Do you think that as you get your system perfected it may become less stressful?

    Good luck with your business!
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  • Profile picture of the author stephenm44
    Some really useful information in your post. You can't make money without effort - as you rightly point out. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author pcmonkey1
    I've looked hard at FBA, it always seemed quite expensive to get into to, but then again how much have I spent on useless courses?? haha

    thanks for the motivating (and honest) success story!
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  • Profile picture of the author timexer
    Great story and a great inspiration for all entrepreneurs that are working hard to make their dream come true. Keep up the good work! All the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ro R
    Thanks for sharing your success and perseverance. I'll have to try misterclipping.
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  • Profile picture of the author Linda S
    Thanks for your story. It's very encouraging. Here's to increasing success.
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  • Profile picture of the author TJGoonan
    Been dipping my toes in IM forever it feels like..still trying to write my success story
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  • Profile picture of the author jamaica225
    Great job! I see a paid training course on FBA written by TaxMaster in the near future.
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  • That's very useful. I've heard so much about how profitable FBA is and it's generally made to look straightforward which I suspected it wasn't. Thanks for sharing your experience and good to know you're doing well with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author treka
    Thanks for taking the time to write that up. I love seeing that others are having success. I've always been interested in FBA but to date haven't had enough spare cash to look into products etc etc. Maybe one day....
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  • Profile picture of the author Paulk59
    Fantastic, this is good to see. Success stories always keep the dream live !
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  • Profile picture of the author wifiboos
    Well, an excellent post and driven from real experience. If were you I would consider developing a digital product on the right way to do FBA. You have the knowledge to impart to others and you have authority to give some very useful advise and a roadmap to success with FBA.
    All that knowledge is likely to cost far less than the mistakes people could make going it alone without it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andrew Hurst
    I'm working on my success story! Haven't broken through just yet. But if I've learned anything through my consistent learning and application and effort I will succeed!
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  • Profile picture of the author djozer720
    Hey, after reading this I am so motivated. I was thinking of giving up until this ,thanks!
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    • Profile picture of the author Mike Alfred
      Originally Posted by Kenji M View Post

      This was really inspiring, many thanks!!!
      Hi,

      To thank someone for a contribution use the thanks button or upvote the discussion.Posting must add value to the relevant discussion.
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        Originally Posted by Exynos View Post

        Hi,

        To thank someone for a contribution use the thanks button or upvote the discussion.Posting must add value to the relevant discussion.
        May I suggest that mods delete all the unhelpful thank you posts, not only on this thread, but the practice is now widespread through the forum.

        With few people bothering to read more than the last one or two posts, the proliferation of those pointless posts filling the pages makes it even less likely that useful posts will be read.

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  • Profile picture of the author kocher79
    It's great to hear of your success. It sounds pretty hectic & stressful, but I'm sure reaping the rewards of all your hard work makes it all worth while!
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  • Profile picture of the author Angel Kaylish
    Its encouraging to hear of your success. I always like to hear what is working (and what is not).
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  • Profile picture of the author Ariel Mayorga
    Man, it's great to hear you're doing well and telling it how it really it is. To be successful, you have to pay the price of hard work, stress, and perspiration. Congratulations and wish you continued success
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  • Profile picture of the author sams90
    For your keyword research did you try Google Keyword Planner as well, or only used Merchant Words? I've been told you'll see better results using google keyword planner + amazon keyword research tool
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  • Profile picture of the author Pat H
    Congrats on your success! I think your tip about requesting samples from manufacturers is is one a lot of beginners could easily overlook.
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  • Profile picture of the author jthom804
    Congratulations. I have considered going the Amazon route myself. I see people making very good money on there. Think I may go through with it now lol.
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  • Profile picture of the author kocher79
    Looked into selling on Amazon in the past, but couldn't find the time I needed to make it work. Glad to hear things are working out for you, 10k in a month is a great achievement!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kenji M
    Congrats on your success! This really motivates me to go to Amazon myself. Thank you, TaxMaster!
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  • Profile picture of the author nicheblogger75
    I'm sure FBA is great if you know how to do it, but seems like way too much work for me when I am making over 10K per month right now and all I have to do is buy a few solo ads every day to build my list and then spend about 15 minutes a day writing an email and then pushing the "send" button.

    That's just me, though. I'm a lazy stoner who wants to work as little as possible.

    That's why I'm an affiliate. I can't even be bothered to create products or do product launches. I don't really see the point when I can just let someone else do all the heavy lifting and then I can just promote the product and make between 50%-100% commissions on it. Although, with FBA you are basically letting Amazon do all the heavy lifting, so I like that about it.

    IMO, becoming an affiliate in the "make money online" niche and building a massive list in that niche is the absolute easiest way to crush it online. A lot of marketers look down on the MMO niche, but I never really let that bother me because I never really cared what other people think as long as I'm making bank.

    Maybe that makes me appear shallow and uncaring. That's not the case. I love helping people, but the bottom line is I'm in this to MAKE MONEY. Anyone who claims that they created a digital product solely to "help others" is full of crap. I'll NEVER apologize for admitting that I'm all about making that green.

    As far as I'm concerned, I don't even want to hear the words "physical product." Digital products are the way to go, and with SO many people looking to make money online, I'll always have a captive audience and plenty of fresh leads to sell to.

    However, I applaud your success. 10K a month is nothing to sneeze at.

    I still think good old fashioned email marketing is the way to go. I've been tearing it up for almost 8 years now and I'm loving it more every day.

    Great job establishing a successful online business. You are among the 2% who actually make it online, and that's something you should definitely be proud of.
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  • Profile picture of the author heaththompson
    Ah this is wonderful. I am embarking on the same and awaiting samples. Exciting times but if I make a tenth of what you have to begin with I will be happy! Congrats.
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  • Profile picture of the author anand363
    This post has already inspired me to post my success story. I will post my story somewhere in future ...........
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