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Here is some more insight into my Amazon FBA business

I get a lot of questions regarding Amazon FBA and specifically selling books and I wanted to share something new with you all. I made a short little video on youtube about what I was up to today and mentioned that I was packing up about 900ish books and sending them out to the Amazon warehouse. I just finished boxing up the second shipment and wanted to just share with you guys the actual numbers from the two shipments. Interpret it as you will, but remember my COGs average out to less than $1 per book. It should be mentioned that the inbound shipping combined total was just about $250. Anyway I just thought I would share this with anyone who might be curious since I have not shared it with anyone before 🙂

Shipment #1
Avg Rank 297,121
Total Count 432
Total Price $4,999.72
Net Payout $2,935.91

Shipment #2
Avg Rank 497,968
Total Count 469
Total Price $7,031.17
Net Payout $4,487.49

Book Haul – My Favorite Ones From Recent Book Sale | Selling Books On Amazon

I see a ton of books, scan a lot of them, buy few of them, and even at that point, most of the ones I sell are not particularly interesting. Here are some of the ones that I personally found interesting.

I have sold this one a few times for really good profit. I don’t know, but it appears to have not been reprinted.

After watching Sons Of Anarchy I can’t help but be at least slightly more interested in how an outlaw motorcycle club operates can you blame me?

Conspiracy theory books tend to do pretty well, and the JFK assassination will likely always be a super hot one that will be talked about forever. This book is one of the best in the genre for the story that it presents. There is a lot of poorly written stuff out there with nothing to back up anything but this book is noted as being convincing. So it’s important to focus on the highly rated stuff in a certain niche and this is a good example.

Niche books like this tend to sell well but also take a while to sell. The only person looking for this book is someone who is really interested in some serious study of American pewter. Notice the title of this book. It is very specific.

This is a fantastic book and has clearly stood the test of time. I have sold it at least once and despite being a bit of a thick book, it sells for a decent amount to justify that. Don’t ignore these books in the music section. No barcode, and a fairly thick hardcover are two things to generally be hesitant about, but I have done well with this one!

AMAZON HYPOCRISY & RANT About DVD Restrictions & Rules For Sellers

For those of you who sell on Amazon and are not yet aware, Amazon has recently decided that they would add a barrier to entry for all sellers who want to sell DVDs that are MSRP $25+. I am generally not a fan of restrictions in this way, since especially on the internet people will do just about whatever they want anyway. I think this is yet another example of Amazon making a mistake that hurts small sellers and does not really target the perpetrators!

Amazon is requiring sellers to tell them where the items are coming from (fair enough) but they also want us to submit receipts from a distributor or wholesale company to prove that these DVDs are legitimate. They also want you to describe the steps you are taking to make sure that you don’t list any bootleg DVDs. So what happens? Everyone tells the most grandiose made up story about how they have a complete fool proof method, and they then order a bunch of stuff from a distributor just so say “here are the papers, see?” This is pretty total BS for most of us.

To be completely honest though, it does not matter very much to me. I rarely deal in DVDs let alone ones that are MSRP $25+, so really, I am not going to cry over spilled milk, this is more of an observation. The true hypocrisy comes in though, when they try to say that this is about keeping bootleg dvds out of the amazon marketplace. It’s pretty clear that they are still taking heat from companies like HBO who want exclusivity on all of their stuff in my opinion…

One of my biggest weaknesses as an entrepreneur…

CashOne of my biggest weaknesses as an entrepreneur is time management. This is something that I struggle with. Nobody is perfect and despite my attempts to be the best I can be, I have a lot to work on! I think admitting that we all have a lot to work on is an important first step towards achieving our goals 🙂 I don’t talk enough about my weaknesses and the things that I need to improve upon. I want to really start talking about what is holding me back in hopes that you can relate to it too and learn from your mistakes and blunders too. I am looking into different ways to improve and have been thinking about what works best. From everything I have read, one of the best tips is to stay organized like you would with other aspects of your business.

I am really not the sort of person to keep a journal or a calender, but I find that as I continue to expand and work on more and more projects like the Online Seller Forum and The Reseller’s Report I am trying to juggle too many things at once… While running the youtube channel, a blog, an Ebay business and an Amazon business, things have become very hectic. Do you have any strategies that you use to help with your time management or to keep you focused on the tasks that you need to accomplish? Let me know in the comments below or on the youtube video!

Turn $175 Into $7,000! HOW WE DO IT! Ride Along Video | Selling Books On Amazon FBA

CashHey guys, here is a video I have been meaning to upload for a while now. I have been so busy with a lot of projects lately but I really am excited to get back into making videos again 🙂 When it comes to making money selling online, the reality is selling books on Amazon FBA is extremely lucrative and quite easy IF you are actually willing to put in the time and effort required to learn how to do it and then follow through with it. There is no magic secret and that’s one of the biggest reasons that I openly share so much of what I do! There are a lot of lazy people out there, and so they simply make excuses for failing to get anywhere in life! Don’t ever be one of those types of people! I hope when you watch my videos or read my blogs that they inspire you to make something of yourself and accomplish your goals.

In this video we go out to one of many fill a bag book sales and we absolutely Crush It!I absolutely love fill a bag book sales because it is the easiest way to make the most money in the shortest amount of time. The numbers are real and the proof is right there in the back of the car. If you want to make money with Amazon and especially through FBA then I stand firm in the same thing I have always said all along. Go start selling books! There are books on Craigslist, at auctions, at tag sales, estate sales, even on Ebay! If you enjoy this video please be sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with someone! 🙂