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Actualize Freedom Podcast

The Amazon FBA Podcast for Advanced Ecommerce Brand Owners

Host Danny Carlson interviews Amazon Selling experts, 8 figure brand builders, & the smartest digital marketers in the game.  Learn more about Danny Carlson here.

This is not focused on beginners, Danny treats every interview as an opportunity to learn the true core of what made each guest successful. 

Listen in as Danny challenges his guests to go beyond the surface level & staright to the advanced strategies & nuggets behind some of the most successful digital entrepreneurs in the Amazon space today.

Seller Skills 6 – Troy Johnston – Manychat Software Automations

One of the only repeat guests on the Actualize Freedom Podcast, Troy Johnston was asked to come back on to share his innovative solution to Amazon launches using Manychat. Troy is a big fan of using Manychat to drive sales to products with a promise of a rebate. But it’s

Orion Avidan - Sell Excess Inventory Keeping 60% of Profit

Seller Skills 5 – Orion Avidan – Sell Excess Inventory Keeping 60% of Profit

Do you have inventory that just won’t sell sitting in Amazon FBA warehouses costing you storage fees? Orion Avidan has a proven framework for selling through that inventory while retaining 60% of your profits. Clear cut criteria for deciding which inventory should utilize which liquidation strategy removes uncertainty and provides

Ep 80 - Amy Wees - Positioning Tricks to Rank for Unique Keywords

Ep 80 – Amy Wees – Amazon Positioning Tricks to Rank for Unique Keywords

Looking for an edge on your Amazon competition? Throwing more money at Amazon Ads or product launch services isn’t the only way. Product positioning through unique copywriting targeted at buyer desires works just as well! Check out Kenji ROI’s Amazon Copywriting Service: Amy Wees from Amazing at Home has

Isaac Smith - What to Do After Selling an Ecommerce Business

Ep 79 – Isaac Smith – What to Do After Selling an Ecommerce Business Isaac Smith has been building eCommerce businesses for over six years. After selling his business in 2019, he co-founded Summit eCommerce Advisors, which provides bookkeeping and financial services to eCommerce businesses. He also hosts a podcast, Next Level eCommerce, where he interviews successful eCommerce entrepreneurs.

John Bradley - Sell Apps With Amazon FBA Products

Ep 78 – Jonny Bradley – Sell Apps With Amazon FBA Products

Can you add value to your Amazon FBA products by pairing it with a cheap smartphone app? More brands are realizing the power of connecting physical products to the digital world, and how a basic app can be a unique differentiator in the ecommerce market. Jonny Bradley is an Entrepreneur,

Seller Skills 3 - Derric Haynie - Best Shopify Apps for Amazon Sellers

Seller Skills 3 – Derric Haynie – Shopify Apps If you are considering creating a Shopify store to supplement your Amazon sales, you’re probably wondering which Shopify apps you should use. Derric Haynie is a professional Shopify software stack consultant and tells us his best recommendations for: Abandoned Cart Automations SMS Marketing Automations Shopify Themes Conversion Rate Boosting

Seller Skills 10 - Mike Michelini - COVID-19 China Manufacturing Update

Seller Skills 10 – Mike Michelini – COVID-19 China Manufacturing Update

Mike Michelini is stuck in Cebu City Philippines hotel room after being dragged out of his friend’s apartment by paranoid security guards during the COVID-19 outbreak. He was featured on Yahoo finance talking about the situation in China with manufacturer shutdowns, and some returning to business as normal. With his

Ep 73 - Sean-Smith - Amazon Video Ads & the PPC Software Killer

Ep 73 – Amazon Video Ads & The Ppc Software Killer With Sean Smith Sean Smith is near the top of my list of who I trust for Amazon PPC strategy. I’ve been through a lot of Amazon PPC courses and in my opinion, his PPC & AMS Accelerator with Taylor Benterud is the best one. Software automation for Amazon PPC optimization is

Ep 72 - Ryan Rigney - Messenger Launch Automation with Search Find Buy

Ep 72 – Ryan Rigney – Messenger Launch Automation with Search Find Buy

5:05 – Is sending series of value-based messages acceptable? 6:19 – Is immediately getting people on email/sms messaging lists recommended? 10:32 – The future of messenger marketing in general 15:20 – How Ryan engages with his group 17:33 – Tactics for Amazon product launches using messenger marketing 23:15 – How

Ep 67 - Quin Amorim - Amazon Review Boosting Tricks - Why ACoS Doesnt Matter

Ep 67 – Quin Amorim – Amazon Review Boosting Tricks & Why ACoS Doesn’t Matter 1:44 – Amazon followup email optimization 12:43 – Review optimization numbers 16:29 – ACOS 21:35 – How much ACOS is too much? 26:09 –  Search Find Buy best practices 29:30 – Product research with Helium 10 filters 39:13 – Where to find Quin online Links/resources Profit Builder –

Ep 66 – Jon Tilley – Real Amazon Data for Research & Optimization

ZonGuru CEO Jon Tilley joins us today to delve into the depths of the Amazon data stores need to grow their Amazon business, and how to properly implement it to maximize results. Many sellers ignore this data, and as a result, their business suffers. Or perhaps they are doing well,

Ep 65 – John Li – Amazon Shopper Surveys to Maximize Conversions

Amazon listing optimization expert and founder of PickFU John Li joins us today on Actualize Freedom. In this episode, John elucidates the importance of split testing in regards to your ecommerce store’s optimization process. We’ll get into the hard details regarding split testing, how to implement it properly and how

Ep 64 – Scott Needham – $350 Million Sold on Amazon

Many Amazon sellers disregard the option to implement coupons into their sales strategy as they believe there are better, more auspicious ways to land more conversions. Scott Needham is here with us today to shine a light on the unique opportunities Amazon coupons can offer. If you feel like your

Ep 63 – Rick Cesari – $1B Brand Video Marketing Strategy

Video marketing can be a minefield, especially for newcomers. Without knowledge of what to shoot for, you can deplete your bankroll real fast with botched video advertisement implementation. Video marketing expert Rick Cesari joins us today to help us defuse some of those mines commonly stumbled onto in the field.

Ep 61 – Steven Black – Amazon Marketing Secrets 2019

Today we interview Steven Black, a seasoned Amazon guru with a different perspective than most experts out there today. Steven tells us all about how he gets so much done, the methods he employs to achieve success and where he finds all the time to do it all. This one

Ep 60 – Liran Hirschkorn – Amazon with 11 Years Marketing Wisdom

Amazon external marketing strategist and mindset development expert Liran Hirschkorn joins us today do delve deep into the mysterious depths of external marketing in ecommerce. Laran goes into the crucial details about how to run an effective marketing campaign from the ground up, as well as attaining a successful mindset.

Ep 59 – Henson Wu – White Hat Amazon Reviews

Ecommerce veteran and expert Henson Wu joins us today on the Actualize Freedom Podcast. Henson delves deep into the hot topic that is Amazon reviews and details what we can do to influence this crucial component of our businesses to our benefit. Whether or not you sell on Amazon, Henson

Ep 57 – Shawn Michael – $10 Million Goal & the Mindset to Get There

Veteran of all things Amazon Shawn Michael joins us today as we delve into the ever-crucial mindset necessary in order to tackle the broader aspects of being an Amazon business runner as well as the integral minutiae involved. Hard work and failure is essential for long term success. Join us

Ep 56 – Chris Rawlings – Mental Roller Coaster Raising $4.5 Million

Scientist turned Amazon seller manager and tech innovator Chris Rawlings joins us today to share his unique story and invaluable experiences. Between monitoring the performance of small, midsize and large companies and technological innovations, we’re lucky Chris found the time to feature on Actualize Freedom and share his indispensable insights

Ep 55 – Brandon Buckner – Amazon FBA + Google Ads & External Traffic

Amazon external traffic expert and self-proclaimed marketing nerd Brandon Buckner joins us today to offer valuable insight into relevant topics such as Google Ads and how Amazon sellers can optimize their revenue using various advertising methods. Brandon discusses effective cutting edge methods to manage sales campaigns and funnels that are

Ep 54 – Troy Johnston – Systems Thinking, Keyword Mastery, & ManyChat

Mastermind behind FBA Kings Facebook group and the application Troy Johnston joins us today on Actualize Freedom. Troy’s experience and knowledge of keyword implementation as well as Amazon’s inner workings and procedures will lend an auspicious helping hand to new and experienced sellers alike. 1:30 – What should new

Ep 53 – Nick Young – ManyChat, Remote Teams, & Product Launch

Third member and co-mastermind of Seller Tradecraft to be a guest on the Actualize Freedom Podcast Nick Young joins us today to share his wide breadth of knowledge, experience and expertise with running an Amazon business and successfully navigating its many grey areas. This episode contains integral information regarding running

Ep 52 – Adam Hudson – Developing Unique Products with the Amazon Polymath

Multiple 8 figure business owner and business coach Adam Hudson joins us today as we delve into the multiple angles within Amazon with his unique and comprehensive perspective. Adam details the mindset necessary to keep unique, innovative and interesting products on the market and how to effectively implement market segmentation.

51 – Coran Woodmass – Get Higher Multiples When Selling

We all know that creating an Amazon business presents a long list of challenges. What many sellers don’t know is that if you already have an Amazon FBA business and are looking to sell, it’s not exactly like selling a car or a set of vintage baseball cards. Coran Woodmass

Ep 50 – Lesley Hensell – Suspension Prevention 2019

Over time, Amazon terms of use and service have become more stringent, and in some cases, fairly obfuscated. Some of these evolving rules and regulations can sometimes become hard to keep up with and easy to forget. Today’s guest, Lensley Hensell specializes in conformance to these guidelines, resolving suspensions and

Ep 49 – Fernando Cruz – 8 Figure Product Research, Launch, & Scale

Starting an Amazon business is often daunting, presenting tasks and learning curves which may seem insurmountable, scaring many new sellers off. Of the ones that make it through that initial stage, most don’t realize the brand new set of tasks and learning curves that come with substantial growth. Join us

Ep 48 – Liz Adamson – Amazon Ads Strategies for 2019

Every product or service requires a unique advertising plan and method of execution. Additionally, each of these plans needs to be updated and tweaked as time goes on and the Amazon climate continues to evolve. These processes can be overwhelming even for seasoned sellers. Take this opportunity to let Amazon

Ep 47 – Brittany Brown – Profit Killing Mistakes FBA Sellers Make

Many new or aspiring Amazon sellers aren’t aware of the integral number crunches that are so essential to a successful business. Let Brittany’s expertise give you a head start on those unsexy yet crucial bureaucratic elements of running your Amazon business. 1:39 – Quantifying and designating funds properly on Amazon.

Ep 46 – Alex Huditan – 5-to-the-Power-of-5 Method for 7 Figures

In this episode we interview 7 figure Amazon seller and digital nomad Alex Huditan. Alex shares in depth details about his methods to success as well as some important lessons he’s learned in this past 5 years. The present operations climate at Amazon is not very user friendly for newcomers.

Ep 45 – Casey Gauss – Data Backed Ranking & Suspension TRUTH

Young entrepreneur Casey Gauss shares his in-depth knowledge about the micro and macro data operations on Amazon. As founder and CEO of Viral Launch, a company aimed at providing entrepreneurs with the insight, tools, and partnerships needed for lasting success, Casey often launches hundreds of products daily. Take this opportunity

Ep 44 – Aron Raduly – Systems that Protect Amazon Businesses

In this interview we discuss the unique entrepreneurial journey of successful Amazon seller and software developer Aron Raduly. Aron details the story of his multi-faceted business ventures, provides tips to avoid pitfalls and his experience dealing with the problems that invariably arise. Take advantage of the expertise of someone who

Ep 43 – Ryan Rigney – Facebook Ads & Manychat for Reviews & Launch

Contemporary online ads expert Ryan Rigney shares his vast experience in external advertising for Amazon products. Ryan offers in-depth detail regarding the immense opportunity found in Facebook Messenger campaigns and Facebook ads. Other exciting topics discussed include implementing successful launch strategies, focus on reviews, best practices and risky endeavors in

Ep 42 – Jeremy Sherk – Life of an 8 Figure Seller

Amazon superstar and guru of supplement sales Jeremy Sherk stars in this first-ever return appearance on Actualize Freedom! Get the inside information about what has changed since his last interview in terms of approach, distribution, marketing strategy, psychology of business and much more.   1:58: The Amazon review purge. 4:30:

Ep 41 – Ben Obrien – Become a Traveling Entrepreneur

Amazon entrepreneur, family man and digital nomad Ben Obrian shares the secrets which earned him freedom from his mundane day job! In this interview Ben details the hours he worked at different periods in his business as well as the processes, steps and decisions he made throughout his entrepreneurial career.

Ep 40 Eric Dahl – Doing the Opposite of Gurus

QUOTES: “I eventually found this Amazon FBA model which made just so much sense to me because I could see the value of the tangible products, I didn’t need to build trust with the customer, I didn’t need to do anything but create a better widget and present it to

Ep 39 – Nate Ginsberg – The Unsexy Drivers of Amazon FBA Success

Successful Amazon entrepreneur Nate Ginsberg details how he built his business from the ground up. He covers a wide scope of pertinent subjects ranging from vetting employees, marketing, finance management, logistics, the psychological aspect of building and running a business and the importance of enjoying what you do.    2:10:

Ep 38 – Mario Milanovic – Law of Attraction to Multi Million MONTHS

We’re shaking things up a bit! Instead of having a single specific focus, we’re taking a walk through the multi-faceted business history of Mario Milanovic. Let Mario share the vast knowledge he has accumulated along the way and motivate you to not only be your best, but to lead the

Ep 37 – Michelle Smith – Messenger Marketing for Amazon FBA

Come get a brain pick with Messenger marketing guru Michelle Smith! Delve into expert planning and strategy, gain foreknowledge of pitfalls to avoid and get a head start on turning your prospects into conversions in this info-rich episode!    3:16: How to properly build a messenger list 9:21: How Michelle

Ep 36 – Jake Barefoot – Hiring in the Philippines

Outsourcing specialist Jake Barefoot details the opportunities, obstacles, tips and best practices of hiring abroad: particularly in the Philippines. The experience Jake shares in this episode is sure to help you vet auspicious remote working relationships!   1:33 – How Jake came to be an expert in Filipino/overseas outsourcing 5:04

23: Daniel DiPiazza | Make Life & Business a Game You Cannot Lose | Interview

Daniel DiPiazza is a best-selling author whose content has a monthly reach of more than 500,000 viewers and has been featured in Forbes, Inc., Fortune and Time. After quitting his job at Longhorn Steakhouse in 2011, he began a serial entrepreneur streak growing multiple six-figure service businesses.

22: Interview With Ryan Peck

Ryan shows us how to create the sales email that eventually landed him his incredibly powerful partnership with Amazon. His sales email included 32 steps which may seem a tad excessive but if you look at the upside Ryan walked away with, it is well worth your time and attention

20: Brian Johnson | Amazon Advertising Update

Amazon Advertising is the new name for all AMZ ad platforms… are they trying to take on Facebook & Google Ads? 😯 I could think of no one better to consult than Brian R Johnson of PPCScope for Amazon Sellers, Sponsored Products Academy, &

19: Manny Coats: Serial Entrepreneur Mindset

Serial entrepreneur of the highest regard, Manny Coats has been involved in successful online marketing and advertising since the 90’s. Through perseverance and hard work, he is now running multiple 7-figure businesses; from PC games to mobile applications and now Amazon software. He is the CEO and founder of Helium

17: Interview With Jeremy Sherk

Jeremy’s journey is an inspiring one… He started off with initial success as a digital nomad travelling the world with his laptop, only to realize it wasn’t what he wanted. Through a leap of faith & series of good moves, Jeremy founded Nested Naturals with co-founder Kevin Pasco and has

15: Adi Gullia Interview: 7 Figure Amazon FBA Seller

Adi Gullia is a serial entrepreneur from Vancouver, Canada who’s founded multiple e-commerce brands, especially on Amazon FBA He currently does high 7 figures in annual sales & even showed up on Dragon’s Den where he received an offer for his brand Grace & Stella Co.

14: Advanced PPC with Danny & Mike Zigare

Mike Zigare is a co-founder of PPC Entourage & also a 7 figure Amazon Seller. In this episode he shares his insights from both his own selling experience a well as through helping hundreds of Amazon FBA sellers with pay per click. PPC Entourage software can help simplify your PPC

13: Wilsons 400K Story

• 01:38 – What happened when CRA contacted Wilson? • 13:35 – Setting up a business everything right from the start is a must. • 14:14 – The importance to understand the language of bookkeeping. • 19:37 – Having a super clean book can put you in a position to

12: Post-Launch Monitoring

• 00:40 – What is Post Launch Monitoring? • 02:22 – Keyword Rank Monitoring. • 04:01 – Example of a keyword change. • 06:06 – When to do a second launch. • 07:24 – What are Super URLs? • 11:30 – Dealing with / Tactics to get rid of negative

11: Intro to Amazon PPC

In this episode we go through Amazon PPC: Sponsored Ads. Learn how to steal sales from competitors, what the important terminology is, what are the key ways to set up your campaigns.

10: $50K/mth Amazon Account SUSPENDED!

How do you deal with any roadblocks that may come up along your journey to Amazon success? Danny did plenty of research and preparation, which paid off in a big way, as he was quickly making $10,000 a month on Amazon after starting, and that soon soared even higher!

09: Wilson’s $10,000/mth Amazon Sales Journey

One of the most important factors in succeeding with your Amazon business is mindset. The wrong mindset and expectations can cause things to go wrong, and may even lead you to give up on your business far too soon.

08: Rob Schad’s $275,000 in 13 Months Strategy

Rob Schad is a 20-year-old entrepreneur who made $275,000 in just  13 months of selling on Amazon. That includes $130,000 in a single month.  Rob is currently building a digital nomad lifestyle, travelling and staying in different places around the world.  Links:

07: Communication with Alibaba

Whether you are a first-time seller on Amazon or are just now branching out and finding a supplier in China, it is time to develop the skills you need to communicate effectively with your manufacturer. Thinking critically about communication is essential for your profits and your success in online business.

06: How to Find Your Supplier

This is a very important episode, so pay attention! Now that you’ve chosen a product, it’s time to get connected with the right supplier. Sure, there are domestic suppliers out there in the U.S. and Canada that you could use. For us, we rely on suppliers in China because they

05: Product Research – Part 3: How To Calculate Your Profit

Are you ready to stop wasting time, and start maximizing your energy? Then you are going to need the right tools to help you out. Here at Actualize Freedom, we have gathered all of the best market research tools and hacks so that you can start your new e-commerce business

04: Product Research – Part 2: Competition Analysis

Welcome to Part 2 of our Product Research series. In Episode 3, we shared some of our best practices for beginning Product Research. It is crucial to your success to know your product will be a profitable investment well before you ever post your first listing on Amazon. Do you

03: Product Research – Part 1: How to Find Winning Products

So you are ready to hack your freedom by starting your own business on Amazon. Great! What do you need to do next to ensure your success? The answer is surprisingly simple. Product Research. Doing Product Research is the key to unlocking your success. In fact, 80% of your success

02: Making Early Decisions About Selling on Amazon

Welcome to episode 2, and another chance to change your lifestyle and hack your freedom through e-commerce. We are here today to tackle some of the tough questions you are going to face when you begin your online business. What kinds of products should you sell? How about pricing? Are

01: The Future of Online Business

It’s no secret that e-commerce is transforming the way we do business. Brick-and-mortar businesses are closing left and right, and the consumer trends point to more and more money being spent on an online platform. Even industry leaders are suffering because of the online business evolution! So how can you


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