Welcome to my website and first blog post!
This blog will be for people who would like to learn more about how to sell private labeled products on Amazon.
I will write posts on a wide variety of topics that interest Amazon sellers.
My hope is that in the near future we can also be a hub of like minded people who learn from and share their Amazon seller experiences with people who are about to become Amazon sellers and those who are more experienced.
I will try and spend some time relating my personal Amazon seller experiences as well as help you tackle some of the technical and marketing aspects of being successful on Amazon.
I will try and mix things up a bit and do some written posts, some video posts and even some google hangouts, maybe even some podcasts. So please check back often.
If you have topics you would like to discuss or particular areas you would like me to cover in future posts, let me know and I will try my best to accommodate you.
Let me tell you a little about me and how I got to this point. Let’s take a trip in the Hot Tub time machine back to 1989. I started my first business. I borrowed $150,000 (about $300,00) in today’s money and opened a clothing store selling sportswear in a mall.
Yes, people used to go to malls…and for those who weren’t around then there were no cell phones, no internet and pretty much the only computers were mainframes large enough to fill a room.
But somehow using old school methods of hard work, persistence and yes lots of mistakes, I managed to turn that business into 4 stores and a production facility that allowed us to produce and ship our items throughout the country.
Ginger or Mary Ann?
I was fortunate, 10 years later at age 36 I sold the business and retired for the first time. Saw the world, then got tired of watching Gilligan’s Island reruns.
I knew it was time to go back to work when I actually spent way too much time trying to decide who was better looking, Ginger or Mary Ann.
So over the next decade or so I started, built and sold 5 more businesses. Over the years, I have had the good fortune to sell millions of dollars of products.
A decade later, I found myself watching Gilligan Island reruns again and I had an epiphany. Mary Ann was actually better looking than Ginger!
By this time technology had actually become rather interesting and this little company that shipped books had become the Walmart of ecommerce.
I realized I didn’t have to have a brick and mortar store. I didn’t have to deal with customers and employees and landlords and I didn’t have to be obligated 7 days a week to a business.
I didn’t have to risk hundreds of thousands of dollars starting another business.
I could actually make more and work 98% less than I had in the past if I just opened up a store and sold products on Amazon. All I had to do was find and market a few products through Amazon’s massive ecommerce site.
No leases, no employees, no expensive buildout, no collecting and paying sales taxes to state government, no customer service, no seven day obligation, but just pure capitalism as it was meant to be.
By month one I had made enough profits to pay for all of the inventory, by month two I had cleared $700 and by month three I had cleared $1000 and now make a little more than $1000 a month each and ever month on this one product.
$400 into $12,000 a year for about 20 hours of work. Passive reoccurring income, month after month after month and yes I still watch Gilligan’s Island reruns.
I have since added other products and my income has increased quite a bit but I can’t help but to this day think how much easier and better it is as an Amazon seller than as a traditional brick and mortar retailer.
My ultimate goal is to help you follow the same path. So thank you for visiting and please come back often to see what’s what in the world of Amazon selling.
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Mark Scott Adams is a serial entrepreneur who has started, built and sold six businesses. He has sold millions of dollars of physical products on and offline over the last two decades. He is currently a speaker, author and successful Amazon Seller. To take his free amazon sellers training click here. To Get his free product checklist list click here