(8 REAL STORIES from Sellers) Lessons Learned After Launching and Selling Products on Amazon

There are so many advantages in life when you get the opportunity to learn from someone who has been where you intend to go. Would you take the time to learn from ecommerce sellers who started out and went on to success? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott presents lessons and insights from eight of his students from the Private Label Classroom. This is your opportunity take in the lessons and perspectives of regular people just like you who have started their own ecommerce business. Make sure you have pen and paper nearby, you are going to need it!

Why you shouldn’t take income too early.

If you are like most ecommerce sellers, you’ve probably started this journey to draw an income and quit your day job. What if you draw an income too early and end up damaging your business? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from one of Scott’s Private Label Classroom students as he cautions against the impulse to draw an income early on. John explains that one of the best ways to grow and expand your business as you get it off the ground is to reinvest your profit back into the brand and put off drawing a personal salary. To hear more helpful insights from John and other students, make sure to listen to this episode!

Make sure you have a clear roadmap before you get started!

What is your roadmap for getting started and launching your first product or your next product? How do you plan to drive sales and expand your brand? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear about why it’s so important to create a clear and direct roadmap as you get started with building your business. Don’t allow yourself to get two steps down the road without having the next steps outlined! Avoid confusion and discouragement by taking the time to develop your strategy. Learn more from Scott and the stories of his students on this episode!

Don’t forget to build an email list!

Imagine how helpful it would be to your brand to have a way to connect with your customer base. What would it mean for your sales strategy if you could push discounts and deals directly to a large collection of customers? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, one of Scott’s Private Label Classroom students, Rich, shares why he wishes he had started building an email list early on in his business. If you are still wondering why you should invest in building an email list, listen to this episode! You’ll get to hear from people who were just like you when they got started! Learn from their mistakes and their advice! Hear more on this helpful episode!

Get the help you need to get started and avoid getting overwhelmed.

There is no reason for sellers like you to feel like you are all alone in your journey to build an ecommerce business! Take the time to get connected to the TAS community via Facebook and consider joining a Private Label Classroom! Through these resources, you get to connect with people who are struggling to get started and can help you as you research products and troubleshoot issues that come up in your brand. At the end of the day, it’s all about taking that first step and getting started, maybe the first step for you is to connect with the TAS community. Hear more about how to get started on this episode of The Amazing Seller!

OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

  • [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast!
  • [4:30] John shares his perspective as a new seller.
  • [8:00] Jared opens up about lessons he has learned from getting started.
  • [10:30] Why a clear roadmap can make all the difference.
  • [11:30] Bill talks about what he’s learned along the way.
  • [13:00] Rich shares about his struggles with product selection and building an email list.
  • [16:00] Jonathan goes over lessons he has learned from starting his business.
  • [21:00] Bob talks about failure, recovery, and driving toward success.
  • [23:00] Nick shares about the struggle of selling a seasonal product.
  • [25:00] Don’t put all of your eggs in one basket!
  • [28:00] Tony talks about taking one step at a time and how to avoid getting overwhelmed.
  • [33:30] Closing thoughts from Scott.

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TAS 449: (8 REAL STORIES from Sellers) Lessons Learned After Launching and Selling Products on Amazon

[INTRODUCTION]

Scott: Well, hey, hey, what’s up, everyone? Welcome back to another episode of The Amazing Seller Podcast. This is episode number 449 and I am really excited today because I’m going to share with you…

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