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 has been there/done that! 0:32 – Why/how did Aron sell his first business on the Empire Flippers marketplace. 7:18 – What was Aron’s next business step after selling his Empire Flippers business? 15:12 – Why do some people become complacent and even lazy after they’ve reached a certain level of success, and what are the potential consequences? 19:32 – What are the most important things for an Amazon seller to be monitoring, and what is the proper procedure on how should they go about monitoring them? 30:41 – Aron’s advice for new Amazon sellors. 34:59 – Where to find Aron online
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 today’s digital climate. 1:15: How Ryan became an Amazon external ads expert. 5:21: The process of learning to use Facebook Messenger and Facebook advertisements to enhance Amazon sales. 7:50: Ryan’s recommendation for a single source to best generate traffic to Amazon. 10:24: Good strategies for promoting larger, higher priced items on Facebook ads. 16:41: What is the minimum timespan to allow Facebook ads to implement the proper algorithm for your ads? 18:13: Ryan’s preferred strategy to use Messenger and Facebook ads to get more reviews on Amazon. 20:12: Why does Ryan give away items that are not incentivized? 24:12: Ryan’s take on “black hat” incentivized review campaigns. 25:57: How does Ryan build and nurture audiences to create longer term seller/customer relationships? 29:52: How often and for what reasons does Ryan send out new messages to his subscribers? 33:19: Ryan’s recommendations for how to begin learning about setting up ad campaigns. 35:40: Ryan’s predictions for emerging trends and techniques for Amazon sellers in the future.
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: The correlation between the amount of reviews and sales on Amazon. 6:41: How Jeremy dealt with the review purge psychologically and proactively. 10:00: How has Jeremy changed his distribution strategy since he was last on Actualize Freedom? 12:40: Jeremy’s unique approach to supplement sales. 17:20: Jeremy’s day-to-day strategic approach. 19:53: The importance of personal care. 23:02: What are the indicators of burnout for Jeremy and what preemptive action does he take when the indicators show themselves? 26:22: Details about Jeremy’s new podcast and his motivations for doing it. 29:52: Has Jeremy had any business epiphanies since our last chat? 36:31: Jeremy’s view on Messenger marketing. 38:32: Messenger or email – which is more effective right now? 41:00: Parting words/advice. 43:51: Where to find Jeremy online.
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. Let Ben guide you to attaining financial freedom with Amazon and drop that 9 to 5! 00:28: How did Ben initially discover Amazon? 2:10: How many hours was Ben spending on his business at the beginning stages? 4:44: Ben’s current situation and plans for traveling the world with his wife and young child. 8:01: Hours Ben works on his Amazon business during the busy season as compared to “relaxed periods”. 10:14: What was Ben’s process for deciding on the first product to sell on Amazon? 15:41: Details about Ben’s Kickstarter campaign. 17:51: The manufacturing and scaling process. 25:10: What Ben wishes he was told when he first started. 28:35: Ben’s main focus for advertisement. 30:01: Ben’s plans for the future of his business ventures. 32:43: Ben’s current travel plans. 34.29: In today’s business climate, what products would Ben pursue and which ones would he avoid? 36:43: How to find Ben online.
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 the customer base and they would react with hopefully, sales.” “At the beginning stages of your journey, I highly recommend spending 3-4 hours a day, as much as you can , listening to as many different podcasts, youtube or if you’re able to buy a course for whatever it can cost you because saving time in the long run will save you a lot of money.” “If you want to expand a business, it really really takes a lot of cash and so you need to be very cognizant of what your goals are if you’re going into a product.” “I’m looking for at least 100% ROI, the reason for that is if you go under a 100% ROI, it means that in order to double your inventory, you need to add more capital and so that’s not a great thing.” “My mindset is always find the best products on the market that currently exist and read the reviews, see what people really really want and find a way to add to that value.” ————— SUMMARY In this episode of Actualize Freedom podcast, Danny goes live in Canggu, Bali with Eric Dahl. Eric has built a multimillion Amazon business that is built off the opposite of what the industry ‘gurus’ preach. Erik expounds on the market that he went after, the pitfalls and hurdles involved in pursuing this business. He shares some advice on how to start one’s business journey as well as valuable tips on cost saving, product sourcing and handling, and other nuances that should be considered in running the business. ————— HIGHLIGHTS 1:16 Eric’s background and how he ended up in Bali 3:33 Examples of Eric’s decisions that go against the grain 11:10 Eric talks about his market pricing and product research 16:53 Eric shares some approaches on how he runs his business 19:22 Shipping 23:08 Strategy recommendations for anyone starting out ————— RESOURCES Actualize Freedom 1 40 Shownotes.txt Displaying Actualize Freedom 1 40 Shownotes.txt.
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: Nate’s first Amazon business. 4:17: The influential effects of being around other Amazon sellers. 6:46: What prompted Nate to sell his business? 14:18: How did Nate decide on the next step? 20:51: The process of identifying Nate’s unique ability. 26:01: Hiring and inspiring the right team. 32:27: Practical and/or subtle things Nate does to foster inspiration in employees. 44:10: Incorporating the correct systems and structures into the business’ foundation. 47:10: Where to find Nate online.