Amazon FBA Update: I’m Up $656

A few people have been asking for an update on my Amazon FBA efforts, so here goes!

The bottom line is that this side hustle has been profitable, but not by a lifestyle-changing amount.

So far, I’ve only focused on local clearance arbitrage, with my best finds being from Walmart, Home Depot, Office Depot, and Babies ‘R Us.

158: How to Find Your First Amazon FBA Private Label Product (Tips from 7-Figure Amazon Seller Greg Mercer)

I’m happy to introduce Greg Mercer, who is the go-to guy for Amazon product research.

His own ecommerce empire has grown to $400k per month in revenue — yes, per month — and he’s the founder of the popular Jungle Scout software tool that helps make the product research process faster and easier.

In this call we dive into his specific sales criteria and next steps in evaluating a product’s profit potential and how to bring it to market on Amazon.

157: Amazon FBA: Retail Arbitrage on Steroids (Six-Figures in Year One)

Assad’s a Finance Director by day so he’s got some street cred when it came to offering consulting, and quickly built that business up to around $1000 a month.

In April, he mentioned he’d also started selling products on Amazon FBA using the clearance arbitrage model Travis Scott shared on the show. Nine months later, that little experiment had grown into a six-figure side hustle.

Check out our conversation to learn how it happened.

153: Zero to $20k a Month in a Year: 5 Ways to Completely Dominate Your Niche, with Jon Haws

We’ve heard of niche sites seeing success with AdSense or Amazon Associates income, or even with selling private advertising, but Jon Haws took a completely different approach.

Since last November, Jon has masterfully experimented with 5 different avenues and built up a huge email list. All told, these different channels — that didn’t even exist a year and a half ago — are earning more than $20,000 a month!

If you’re looking at a niche or authority business and need some new ideas on how to serve your audience, this is a can’t miss episode.

145: Amazon Ranking Secrets for Books and Physical Products from SEO Pro Dave Chesson

We’ve covered Kindle publishing in a variety of ways on The Side Hustle Show in the past, and it’s one of my favorite side hustles.

But one area of frustration, at least for me, is that for all the effort put into writing, editing, publishing, and launching the book, it’s still tough to sustain sales for long periods of time.

My guest this week has a way to keep moving units month after month, and it works for both books AND physical products (for all you FBA sellers out there).

125: $4k a Month on the Side with Amazon FBA Clearance Arbitrage

I was really excited to sit down with Travis Scott from StuffParentsLike.com to share his success with the Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) clearance arbitrage business, and also to get his insight since I just started playing around with this side hustle myself.

Travis has seen impressive results with Amazon, netting $25,000 so far this year through July, in addition to his full-time job and duties as a dad.

You may remember Travis from a guest post he contributed on his FBA adventures last year.

My First Amazon FBA Clearance Arbitrage Shopping Trips – And My First Sales!

Over the past few weeks I’ve made several clearance arbitrage scouting trips. After hearing about this side hustle for the past year and some of the success my friends and peers are having with it, I had to give it a shot!

The first thing I did was install the Amazon Seller app on my phone.

Upon opening it, I learned an Amazon Seller account was required to run it, so I created a free Amazon Seller account.

104: How to Find and Validate Your First Import Product

Four months ago, Andy Slamans gave us a detailed look at Amazon FBA product selection, working with manufacturers, and bringing those products to market.

But the most common question I get from listeners is how to find that first product to import.

How do I find a profitable product? How do I measure the competition? How do I validate the demand and the pricing? In today’s episode, I sit down with Will Mitchell from StartupBros.com to dive into those exact questions.

6 Amazon FBA Sellers Share How Their Business Got Its Start

With so much excitement around the Amazon FBA business, both on the retail arbitrage and private label side of things, I thought it would be fun to ask a few friends and colleagues about their first great product find.

This post is a collection of their answers.

Men and women from all over the country are taking advantage of this non-technical side hustle. If you have a smartphone you can get started with it today.

84: $33k in 30 Days? Getting Started with Private Labeling and Amazon FBA

Selling on Amazon is one of the hottest side hustles around, and I’m not talking about selling books!

In this show, we’ll dive into sourcing and selling your own physical products on Amazon by finding what’s hot in the marketplace, making smart purchases, and out-marketing the competition.

I’m joined by Andy Slamans, an Amazon seller who turned his online side hustle into a full-time business this May, and expects to finish the year with over $400,000 in top line revenue. (And $33k in 30 days and over $5k in one day on Cyber Monday!) Incredible!

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