Well Hello There!
Thanks for stopping by and checking out this page. I wanted to introduce myself and give you a glimpse into who I am and why I decided to create The Amazing Seller Podcast and Blog.
If you would rather listen to me explain all of this…Listen to these episodes.
Who Am I?
My name is Scott Voelker and I'm a pretty simple guy. I've been married to my beautiful wife Lisa for 24 years and have 3 kids ages 10, 20 and 23. Yep…I'm a busy guy.
As soon as I graduated High School, I went to work in my Father's construction business and learned a trade. I wasn't raised or told to go to College…instead I was told you have to GET A JOB! So,, that's what I did and I had dreams of one day owning my Father's business and taking it over. Well, after I had kids and working 60 hours a week, I started to see that this business was not going to give me the freedom and flexibility I wanted. So, after trying many side hustles, my Wife and I decided to start a part time photography business. We had no idea about Photography, but after a few bad experiences at our daughters photo shoots…my Wife suggested we start our own. Keep in mind, this was before Digital cameras and digital photography was a thing. Fast forward after learning through books and trial and error, we started a part time photography business and after 18 months I put in my 2 weeks notice at my Father's company.
Over the next 10 years, my wife and I ran a successful portrait studio and really enjoyed it. But, since I'm an entrepreneur at heart I decided to look into adding a second income by teaching online photography stuff. I started selling my own information products online in 2008 in the Photography niche and soon realized it could become a full time income.
Over the next several years we built our brand New Portrait Biz into a very successful online business that was very fulfilling and profitable. We still run our online business and plan to continue.
But, as I said earlier…I'm an entrepreneur at heart and have the curse. If you are always thinking of creative ideas in business…you know what I mean. So, fast forward to August 2014 I started to hear more about Amazon FBA selling and how some people were making good money using FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) and private labeling to sell physical products.
I started listening to a few podcasts and reading some blogs that mentioned this business model and I dove in head first. You can hear all of the details on this new podcast where I explain all of the details.
Why I Decided To Start This Podcast?
Well, I'm a die hard Podcast listener and I couldn't find any Podcasts that focused on Amazon FBA for Private Labelers. I would always look for any content that could keep me motivated, but also give me tips and nuggets to try in my own business. So, I decided to create the show that I wanted to listen to. I wanted to find sellers that were doing well and interview them. I wanted to share my results with others to attract others to share their story.
It's really a Win-Win for everyone.
When I started the podcast in Feb 2014 I had no idea if anyone would listen. But, like anything I wanted to share what I was learning and help others during the process. I never imagined that the podcast would go on to reach and help thousands of people and receive over 11.5 Million downloads to date. CRAZY!
Are You Curious How I became an Entrepreneur?
Watch the video and hear how my Father taught me at 10 years old.