Long time since I’ve published on the DebraConrad.com blog. I’ve been busy as a bee over on my other blog http://www.publicdomaintreasurehunter.com/.
The summer has been full of travel and new business ideas for me… how about you? Did you let the summer months pass you by? Or… did you ramp up your business to take advantage of the upcoming holiday season?
After traveling to Italy to see my son and his new family and a few weeks in Baja, Mexico (and a short jaunt to visit the “outlaws” in northern Nevada) – I’m feeling pretty lucky to have an internet business. This business just goes with me – right in my laptop and Android cell phone.
I’ve been working on several new projects – actually new streams of income… and one of them is Selling On Amazon’s FBA Program.
This means selling physical products – sort of like selling “stuff” on eBay only better in so many ways.
That will be the focus of this Debra Conrad blog for a while… I hope you will stick with me and see what a profitable opportunity Amazon has handed all of us.
What To Sell On Amazon
I started selling on Amazon in May of 2011 with just a test of a few products and was blown away by my success right off the bat. – Of course – I’ve now had some failures to match up with the successful parts and I’ll be sharing all of that with you.
You can read about my journey so far in this 54 page report:
The biggest question I had when I first got started – was what to sell???
You can “offer to sell” absolutely anything on Amazon.com – that doesn’t mean it will sell.
I was so stubborn when I started out on this journey… I was never – ever going to sell Toys, Games or Books on Amazon.
Guess What? I’m selling (as in making sales) Toys, Books and Games! As well as consumables like skin-care and dishwasher soap.
There is a lot to learn about selling on the Amazon FBA program – but it was actually pretty easy to get started. It’s not complicated… just a bit intimidating at first.
I’m here to share my journey and all the bumps along the way… so that maybe you won’t have so many bumps. 🙂
Are you ready to get your feet wet? Selling on Amazon is the very best way I know of right now to get a quick income generated. It may not be something you will do full time… but it’s nice to have a little extra income every 2 weeks. And you don’t have to buy a thing if you have some things around the house you want to get rid of.
I’ve actually started selling off some of my own books! And anything else that is still in it’s package – like Christmas presents I never used. 🙂
It’s much easier and cheaper (not one fee is charged to you until something sells) to sell on Amazon than on eBay. This is really only true if you plan to ship from home.
I’ve chosen to use the FBA program that Amazon offers – because they store all my inventory – ship it to the customer – handle all the customer service. It’s the most hands off business model I’ve found. And fun!
I had no idea that I would have so much fun shopping! I know – we all like to shop in some way… but not all of us want to get off the couch and get dressed and drive to stores. I thought I’d gotten so good at shopping online… that I wouldn’t enjoy shopping locally in the stores. I was wrong.
It’s like the “thrill of the hunt” when you are in the store – and you have to train yourself not to yell “Jack Pot” when you find real “goodies” that will bring big profits.
My Advice For You Today
Start building an inventory (shopping) budget. If you can justify spending $500 to get started building your inventory – then you are in a fine place. Trust me when I say that you can get carried away…. you need to learn some of the ropes before you go off and spend your hard earned money on products that won’t sell quickly.
If you need to build up a cash fund so you can go shopping – then you need to start gathering up stuff from your own home to sell. Look for books (not novels – but books about any “subject” that is a teaching book of some kind. I’ll get into what kinds of other books sell on Amazon soon. Also – hunt through all your games and see if you can stand to part with any of them. Remember – check on that pile of gifts that are still in original packaging… they are little gold mines.
I’ll show you how to set up your Amazon Selling Account next…
I’m here for ya,
p.s. This “selling on Amazon FBA” may be way off track for you. If you are doing well in Internet Marketing… and you don’t want another distraction – I understand perfectly. Don’t let me distract you from your success goals.
If you have been struggling to make a few bucks – anyway you can… then Selling On Amazon might be the perfect long or short term answer. Stick with me and I hope we can all profit together. 🙂