Sarah Miller is still in college (and plays soccer for her school) but that hasn’t stopped her from starting a pretty cool side hustle: painting custom pet portraits. She’s done 300 paintings so far! But the business isn’t without its challenges. She’d like to raise her rates, expand her marketing efforts to land new clients, … Read more
After spending hours of research and using the little money that I had saved, I bought my first pair of shoes to resell. It was a pair of Jordans that I bought for $190. I sold them hours later for $300 — an $80 profit after shipping and fees.
It was the quickest and easiest money I had ever made. I had finally found a product that met all of my criteria: high ticket items with good margins that sold quickly. Sneakers checked those boxes very nicely.
John Cavendish of FBA Frontiers started his FBA business three years ago and has become an advocate for the e-commerce and FBA scene in Europe.
If you already have experience with Amazon FBA in the US, expanding into Europe is easier than you’re probably thinking and opens up a much wider customer base.
Scott Voelker is the host of the super popular Amazing Seller podcast, where he’s recorded more than 300 episodes about the Amazon FBA business model.
He’s a family man and a serial hustler, having been involved with a number of businesses ranging from construction to photography to ecommerce.
His latest project is the 1k FastTrack Challenge, where he takes a group of students through the paces of making their first $1000 selling online.
Dan Meadors is one-half of TheWholesaleFormula.com. He and his partner Eric Lambert began selling on Amazon as a hobby with an original investment of only $600.
They would work nights and weekends buying products on clearance at local retail stores and selling them on Amazon for profit.
It took only a few months before they saw the potential to turn this hobby into a business and they both left their day jobs to sell on Amazon full-time.
Nathan Chan is the founder of FoundrMag.com. The digital magazine started as a side hustle in 2013, and has since transformed into a multi-million dollar media company.
Nathan is perhaps best-known for growing his business through Instagram, a platform where Foundr now has almost a million followers.
But today I want to dive into a different angle of Nathan’s business, and that’s crowdfunding.
Elaine Heney is an app entrepreneur, an Amazon FBA seller (a business she actually sold), and is living the location independent lifestyle. You can find out more about her merch business at MerchEntrepreneur.com
Last year she sold more than $128k worth of t-shirts through Amazon’s Merch by Amazon program, a print-on-demand service offered by the retail giant, of which, $53k was profit.
As a private label seller on Amazon, Andy has seen his revenue grow from $400k in year one, to $900k in year two, and he is closing in on $1.8 million for year three!
I last spoke with Andy Slamans on episode 84 of The Side Hustle Show back in late 2014. At that time, he was wrapping up his first year as a full-time Amazon seller. Today he and his partner Liran (also a 7-figure Amazon seller) join me to discuss what’s working on Amazon NOW in terms of product research and marketing.
“Find a hot trend and piggyback on it,” Toni Anderson told me.
And that’s exactly what she did in launching her ecommerce business last year in the jewelry niche. It’s not just generic jewelry, but jewelry designed to specifically ride on the “essential oils” trend.
Toni said 90% of her business comes through Amazon vs. her own storefront, but that she and her partner did $190k in sales in their first 7 months!
Kara Lamerato is a work-at-home-mom of 2, but runs a successful business in her spare time. Kara’s Vineyard Wedding supplies brides with wine-themed wedding decorations, and has shipped thousands of orders.
Kara started the business before having kids while she was still working full-time in private banking. The idea came from her own wedding and thinking there might be other brides out there looking for similar DIY-style items.
She put a listing up on Etsy, and a couple weeks later, she had her first order!