AF246 - Bundle Ideas for Back to School Season

It’s only May, so it might seem like a strange time to be talking about the back-to-school season when school’s just about to be over for summer. But if you’re in the retail business, preparing for a season starts at least a quarter before the season actually hits. So if you want to get in on the short but very profitable season of back-to-school products, then right now is your opportunity, and this episode will help you with some back-to-school bundle ideas. First up, I...

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AF241 - The Real Truth About Selling on Amazon in 2022

In today’s episode of The Amazon Files, we are going to have an honest, vulnerable conversation about the truth of what’s happening out in the Amazon world. Because honestly, I’m feeling sad and disappointed and a little bit frustrated, and it feels like there are some things I need to address when it comes to swimming around in that world. I recently had an email from someone who took a course with a so-called guru guaranteeing that they would be generating thousands in...

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AF237 - Retail Arbitrage - Mistakes to Avoid

I know that a lot of you out there are still doing retail arbitrage (even though I’d love for you to get into wholesale bundling, which is more sustainable, less risky, and will put more money in your pocket!), so on today’s episode, I’m talking about some of the common mistakes people make in retail arbitrage and how to avoid them. First up, mistake number one is that a lot of people focus way too much on the Amazon Best Sellers Rank (BSR), using it as their only point of...

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AF235 - Why Is This A Successful Amazon Business Strategy?

Today I am frustrated, and I am going to be upfront: today, we’re going to talk some dirt. My inbox is flooded with messages from people complaining because they received bad education and wound up suspended from Amazon because they didn’t check the rules. So today’s episode is about honesty and truth and clearing the air about what bundles are, why they work, and how to execute them properly.

I open with the very important truth that there are people out there who want to...

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AF234 - Can I Sell My Amazon FBA Business?

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My guest today is Joe Valley from Quiet Light Brokerage, who has had his hand in buying and selling—get this—over a billion dollars of businesses online. He’s the author of The EXITpreneur’s Playbook, and he joins me on this episode to discuss his journey with building up, buying, and selling businesses and how you can best set up and maintain your business so that when you’re ready to exit, it’s a very streamlined process.

We start the episode with some...

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AF232 - LOVE Your Business by Protecting It with Michelle Love

Today on the Amazon Files, I’m joined by a very special guest, Michelle Love, to talk about the not-so-sexy but very important subject of insurance. Michelle is an insurance expert who’s worked in the field for almost thirty years and specializes in ecommerce accounts. She’s also been an e-commerce seller since 2003, and she and her daughter have been private label Amazon sellers, so she speaks the languages of both e-commerce and insurance.

Following an update about our...

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AF230 - How to Manage Your Amazon FBA Business for Beginners

As business owners, it’s really easy to get overwhelmed by how much there is to do in a day and wind up procrastinating or getting distracted. You can find yourself sitting down at your desk without any idea what to tackle first and never actually managing to do anything. But there are ways to avoid this! In today's episode, I’m discussing how to manage your to-do list, blast through procrastination, and make your work life easier and more productive.

First up, I’ve got some...

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AF229 - How to Find Wholesale Products to Sell on Amazon

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In today’s episode, I’m talking about wholesale—specifically, how to find wholesale products and find them legitimately. I get a lot of messages from people asking about wholesale and saying that they haven’t been able to make a success of it, but what strikes me about all these people is that they quit too early. So first up today, I discuss the need for hard work and perseverance because you’re not going to knock it out of the park on the first try. You have to...

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AF228 - Grow Your Amazon FBA Business in 2022

Today I'm going to tackle one of the things that this podcast is all about—growing your business. These will be your 2022 business growth strategies for your Amazon and your product-based business. In e-commerce, everything is changing so rapidly that it's tough to keep up. Just when you think you've got it nailed, something changes. But guess what? There's nothing new under the sun. So if you're in business, you better be ready to make changes regularly because that's what's going to...

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AF227 - Wealthy, Rich, or Broke?

Happy New Year! We've gotten through a lot these past two years, and finally, breathing the air of 2022 is enough to be thankful for and to celebrate. In this first episode of the year, I want to talk to you about the comparison between the wealthy, rich, and broke. I’ll highlight what it means to be broke and also speak in detail about what separates the wealthy and the rich - the most striking being that the wealthy have or aim to have financial freedom. Along the way we’ll also...

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