At the relatively ripe age of 54, I am now an Amazon seller.
Today is 23rd June 2014 and tomorrow, I shall be retired from my career as a barrister in Northern Ireland for one full year…and what a year it has been.
There are so many references to a career in making money online as a huge learning curve but I like to call it a learning cliff face.
I have not reached any pinnacles yet, but at least my feet are now just above ground level.
I listed Roscara Soothing Seaweed Lotion on Amazon.com on 9th May 2014 and only 4 sales up until now. So, I have a lot to learn about optimising my listing in compliance with Amazon’s terms and conditions. After this amount of work I don’t want to do anything that would cause problems in my fledgling business!
I listed Roscara Soothing Seaweed Lotion on Amazon.co.uk on 16th April 2014.
Here are the figures for the last 30 days…take a deep breath before reading…you will be amazed! Well, maybe not amazed but perhaps a wee bit impressed at least?
My Earnings So Far
Ordered Product Sales
7 Days £95.70 …6 sales.
15 Days £175.45 …11 sales.
30 Days £255.20 …15 sales.
About 1/3 of the total amount is profit for my one and only Private Label Product and I plan to have at least 10 more products added to my listing in the coming weeks.
Anyone who knows me, knows that one year ago I was a complete non-techie and couldn’t even cut and paste. The fear of the technical bits almost stopped me in my tracks but I am a bit stubborn (or persistent if you want to be kind) and I accepted that I would need to learn a lot of new skills, expand my horizons, and just go for it.
I signed up for Jim Cockrum’s Proven Amazon Course and with the guidance of the course and the real help and assistance provided by the members of the facebook group, My Silent Team, I have learned enough of the basics to sign up to Amazon and start to sell. There is still a huge amount to learn but if I can continue to eat the elephant one bite at a time, and not let myself become overwhelmed, I now have a business plan in place.
I shall continue with Amazon selling, build up my current websites, and knuckle down with my 2 almost completed Kindle books.
The Proven Amazon Course is useful and reasonably priced at a one time fee of $297.00. It has certainly been one of my most valuable purchases in this new adventure. If you are interested in building a business as an Amazon seller, then please do your own research on this course.
If you do decide to join, it would be great if you would join here (which gives me a commission – at no additional cost to you).
Read here to learn more about the Proven Amazon Course.
There are loads of sellers on the My Silent Team facebook page from the US but also significant numbers from all over the world, including the UK and it is an active group with members discussing experiences, asking questions, sharing resources and acting as a cheerleading team.
The plan for me is to keep a running commentary on my experiences each month ( the good, the bad and the ugly ), so please come back to see how I am progressing ( or not ) and get tips on how you can progress too ( or tips NOT do what I have done when I make mistakes ).