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.

The Ultimate Side Hustle: Starting a Subscription Business

When most of us think of a side hustle, we think of e-commerce, copywriting or other single-serving offerings.

These projects can be great, but the reality is they can also be highly unpredictable. Sales can dry up and writing gigs can disappear.

For those who want a sustainable side hustle with dependable recurring revenue, there’s a new model making noise: subscription commerce built around monthly boxes.

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.

149: How to Start and Market a Subscription Box Service

Recurring revenue models are all the rage these days, and for good reason. You can make a sale once and continue to earn from it as long as you keep your customer happy.

There are quite a few recurring revenue business examples from The Side Hustle Show archives, but today I’m excited to introduce Ross Simmonds, a side hustler turned full-time entrepreneur, and the founder of Hustle & Grind, a coffee subscription box service.

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).

143: Building a Multi-Million Dollar Ecommerce Brand on the Side

If you’ve ever been frustrated with the products in your life, and thought “there’s gotta be a better way!,” this conversation is sure to hit home.

Jeremy Michael Cohen and Fred Perrotta created Tortuga Backpacks after an awesome trip to Europe — and a less-than-awesome experience with their luggage.

They resolved to create a better travel backpack, and did it, starting as a side hustle of course.

128: Building a 6-Figure Online Store on the Side

I met Steve Chou at New Media Expo this spring, and was fascinated by his story.

He’s built three different six-figure businesses, all while still working a day job in Silicon Valley. In fact, I was really surprised to find out he’s still working TODAY, despite all this side hustle success.

Those businesses are an ecommerce store at BumblebeeLinens.com, his blog and podcast at MyWifeQuitHerJob.com, and his online course teaching others how to get started in ecommerce.

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.

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