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Spencer Haws from NichePursuits.com discusses business ideas that actually work. Learn how to build niche websites, market your website through search engine optimization, and much more. In addition, you'll get interviews with leading internet entrepreneurs that provide insight on: authority sites, flipping sites, using Google Adsense, outsourcing, automation tools, linkbuilding, building a real business, software development, creating iPhone Apps, lifestyle business, small business tips, and more. Overall, get your dose of motivation to move forward with your niche business ideas or take your small business to the next level!
Rank #1: NP 73: How to Make a Successful Website Using Long Tail Keywords: A Discussion of 6 Real Life Examples.
Today on the podcast, Perrin and I discuss 6 examples of successful websites using long tail keywords. In general, if you are interested in building websites that get traffic from long tail keywords (and often really long tail keywords), then this podcast will give you some ideas and get you motivated. Overall, if you are interested in learning more about how to apply these long tail keyword strategies in your own websites, please check out Long Tail University (our keyword research training course).
Rank #2: NP 76: How Pilar Newman Uses Trends to Research, Create, and Sell Unique Products on Amazon.
I'm happy to bring you another podcast interview I did recently with an Amazon seller. The guest on the podcast today is Pilar Newman. She has been selling on Amazon for about 8 years, and has really honed her skills for finding and selling products through the Amazon platform. Pilar applies a lot of the tactics other guests have shared in the past. However, where she is different is how she is capitalizing on trending items that are selling really well. Rather than selling the actual trending item itself, she thinks of unique items that are complimentary to the trending items. As a result she is able to sell unique products, but still capitalizes on the big trends that are taking place.
Today's most successful eBay sellers and business entrepreneurs share their knowledge with you. Whether you are considering starting an eBay business or just want to know how to improve your existing eBay business. " So You Wanna Sell On eBay" delivers the questions that are on the minds of every eBay seller out there. Who better to motivate you and give you great business advise than those making it happen in their world. We also interview internationally known entrepreneurs that will inspire you and get your feet moving toward a better business. We are passionate about helping others. "So You Wanna Sell On eBay" is your eBay podcast.
Rank #1: 102: So You Wanna Sell On eBay - Casey Parris.
Casey AKA the Rockstarflipper is a full time Ecommerce Ebay & Amazon Reseller. Specializing in clothing & electronics the rockstarflipper sources locally from thrift shops pawn shops, goodwills and Salvation Army stores. Interesting Notes Casey saw his father and older brother worked all their lives. Both do have good lives, but they don't have the freedom. So, he decided he did not want to work for anyone. He did not want to listen to anyone. He wants the freedom to be what he wants - be it a $50,000 per year or $50M per year guy. He does not want to have limits. He wants a limitless life. He used to work for a reseller who had a communication niche. His work gave him a full-time paycheck to build the money he needed to start his own business. While he was working, at night time, he did his research and learned. He started working for his own store. He started to sell a few items to have the feel of having his own business. He had a niche for several times and turned his vision into ex-merchandise. He realized that when you are good at something, you can be really good at it. But when its market slows down, you have nothing to rely on or fall back on. That is when he opened his horizon. In 2012, he saw how cheap you can get merchandise from thrift stores, garage sales, and goodwill. A day before this interview, Casey went to a store. It was around 10,000 to 12,000 sq. ft big. One corner is furniture, while the other is house goods. But most of the store is filled with clothing arranged per sections like men, women, children, maternity, etc...He tends to gravitate on the men's section and works his way up to the store, row by row. He went around the store in an hour or two and move on to the next one. Casey calls himself a flipper because that is what he does for a living - he flips things. Almost seven days a week, wherever he is, Casey goes sourcing for inventory of his stores. He spends 7 to 8 hours a day sourcing. He has 2 stores - eBay and Amazon. He has to keep his stores supplied seven days a week. He uses BMW I8 hybrid electric car when he goes thrifting. He can put 3 or 4 garbage bags worth of clothes in his car. Casey loves the thrill of the hunt. He loves going out and sourcing. He loves finding an item for a dollar that is worth a hundred dollars. A day before this interview, he bought a coat for $10. People are watching it for $250. He sold before a 1920 fire truck doll. He bought it for $60 and it was sold for $900. The weirdest thing he sold on eBay is a shrunken head in a glass. It came from South America. He paid 10 bucks for two items. He sold it for 50 or 60 bucks per piece. Casey's fiancee helps him in the business. She is the one doing the "behind the scene" tasks while Casey is out sourcing. She can get the things bought the previous day photograph and listed in just a day. He has a small office, about 600 sq. ft size where some of the items are stored. In their garage, they have 40 storage bins for clothing and crafts. The bins can hold 30 to 40 items. Each bin is labeled with letters and numbers. So Casey knows what bins to go when an item sells. He can pull items in seconds. Casey wants to continue to grow his inventory. He plans to buy in bulk. And with that, he needs to search for suppliers. He also considers hiring 2 employees who will come full circle in their office. By that time, Casey would get a full-time warehouse for his employees to do everything in a system where Casey won't have to be there physically. Casey loves to go around and he will never stop his circles in thrifting. Advice, Tips, and Tricks Even though Casey has sold many things, he still does research. He admitted that he does not know everything. He does not know a lot of things. So, he always uses his phone to research on some things. For a unique item, he suggests to put it on the auction. Start at the lowest price you would want to take it for. If no one bids on it, then you will know that you have overpriced it. If they bid on it and you make money, then it's great! Casey does one-day shipping. That means, everything that sells before midnight has to go out the next day. In the evening, before going to bed, Casey and his fiancee print all the labels for the next day shipping. When he woke up the next day, he pulls the items and put them on top of the labels. His fiancee would stick the label and the shipment is ready for pick-up. On refund issues, Casey suggests that if you made $15 to $20 profit, send it to the customer. Because the amount of time you are about to waste on a $15 refund, can make you a sale for 3 to 6 times or more. So, it is best not to waste your time and then move on. But if refund issues happen over and over again, you need to fix what you are doing to prevent it from happening again. He suggests to schedule your pick up for your packages even if it is a two or a day. That way, you don't have to leave your house and line up for hours in the post office. Casey noted that most of the times that he lost money is because he was not careful and did not take the time. Like when bought a video game system and forgot to fully test them. Later on, he discovered that the joysticks were not working. Now, he learned to slow down and take his time. Quotes "If you have to do something, be a Rockstar at whatever you do." "If it is cheap and you can sell it, by all means!" "As you gain experience, you can go thrifting quicker and quicker." "One of the most important thing about being a thifter is planning." "You can have all the inventory and all the profit in the world, but if you don't have a system, you will crash." "Take your time. Nothing is worth losing money over." "If I make it, it's because I did it. If I fail, it's because I failed." Contact Information YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCWsVWcWpjU-G4dCoBrMu_Ww Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RockstarFlipper/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/RockstarFlipper Instagram: @rockstarflipper Sponsors Premium DIY eBay Template
Rank #2: 112: So You Wanna Sell On eBay - Keith Ritchie.
Keith is a former factory worker turned professional dropshipper. He has been dropshipping on eBay full-time since 2014. He employs virtual assistants to make his life easier & enjoys learning new skills and traveling. He also enjoys teaching others how to make a living online through e-commerce. Interesting Notes Keith defines Dropshipping as simply taking a product from one store or one vendor and placing it on a marketplace or website for sale with a markup. He likes MAP (Minimum Advertised Pricing) price for wholesale, as long as there is profit. He said that you will find good wholesale companies that police their MAP. There are some that don't care. And those are the ones that you have to let go. When Keith was still doing the wholesale, he would look and monitor the competitor's prices. Then he would make a phone call to the company and report a competitor who is breaking the MAP. He would then see what the company would do. After 2 to 3 times that the company would not do anything, he would not continue to dropship. When he first started, he would give a virtual address, a phone number, and a professional business email. He would come up with a big beautiful building when in reality he is only in his living room. Dropshipping has a small barrier to entry. You need to know what you are doing. It is not something that you dive in and not have any direction. If you have a solid system and guidelines to follow, you'll be the next success. Keith cited that the good thing about eBay is you are not necessarily competing on the price. You can change your keywords or images. You can do other things your competitors are doing to drive those buyers to your listings. He uses the stock images of the manufacturer. He would resize them to make his stuff stand out in the searches. Keith does Dropshipping for full-time since 2014. He used to work 6 to 7 days a week in factories. He would get as much overtime as he wants it. But when 2008 came, he gets lucky if he can get 48 hours of work. Like any other people, he is looking for stability. Then came the great recession, and boom! He was gone. Keith did not like his factory job anyway. He took his job out of desperation. He has to pay the bills. While doing his job, he listens to a podcast or an audio to feed his mind and help his belief. He is selling on eBay and working at the same time. One time, he made an $80 profit out of a sale. That is almost his entire day's wage. He thinks of ways to improve and have more sales. He is trying to build enough so he can quit his job. One day at work, he told a guy in-charged that he would quit. The guy looked at him and said "there is nothing I can do. Once you say it, then it's done". The guy asked him if his decision is final and Keith said yes. So Keith ended his employment that day. Keith always wanted to look for different ways for ways out - an entrepreneurial spirit. Then, he stumbled across dropshipping and decided to make it full-time. He started and found Dropshipping half worth. It was in the later part of Q4 (late in November, early December). Everything was selling. So he thought that it is easy money. In the mid of January, it came to a screeching point. He can still sell here and there, but he learned that he should have treated it like a business, as it should have been. At the time of this interview, Keith got a negative feedback. It is a product review. The customer bought the product 5 or 6 months ago. They did not like it. So Keith called eBay and talked to a representative. Keith created a dropshipping course - Easy Dropshipping. This is the kind of dropshipping from online stores. It is not a wholesale account. It places an overstock, that is, how to find items that are already selling and make them better. In his course, he shows his system. He shows the different tools he uses to list and revise an inventory. He also teaches sourcing. He covers as much as he can in the course. What he does not cover there, he answers in the group. He is constantly updating the course. He has a private group for all the members of the course. There are seasoned Dropshippers. There are brand new people too. He also has another Facebook group, All Out e-Commerce. It is a bigger community for multi-channel selling and dropshipping. With dropshipping, you get paid first. Then you spend the money to buy the item and you keep the difference. A lot of people have misconceptions about Dropshipping. They are scared to death of it. If you do not know what you are doing, you are likely to fail. If you get in there, start to dropship items, and you are not keeping track of your stuff for the price changes, you will only get broke. It took Keith 94 days to get the $50,000 in 31 days in sales. For someone who has a selling history on eBay and with a big selling limit, it will not take you long to hit your target. If you are a new seller and you have smaller selling limits, it may take you for a while. Making it work depends on how dedicated you are. It depends on how much time do you have to put into it to make it work. Keith's business grow leaps and bounds when he started employing Virtual Assistants (VAs). His VAs do product listings, place orders, all kinds of stuff that he no longer has to do. He can now afford to travel because he got people who list, track information, and do different things for him. Today, Keith praises God every day that he has the freedom. His only regret is not doing it years before. For the listeners of this podcast, you will get a $50 off discount if you join Keith's course now. Click on this link: soyouwannasellonebay.com/easydrop You will get an email from Keith with instructions on how to create an account, how to log in, and how to join their private group. His private group now has only 20 members. It is the best time to get in so you can get all the attention you need. Don't forget to click on this link: soyouwannasellonebay.com/easydrop and get your $50 off. Advice, Tips, and Tricks 1. Feel each of your suppliers on how soon can they deliver the items. Keith put in his listing how many days is the handling time. 2. If the buyer message you, give an excellent service. Be happy to help. Be happy to answer any questions. 3. Learn how to handle customers even if they come out of the gate like a real jerk. Don't snap back. Apologize, even if it is not your fault. Apologize, even if you did everything you could. Say something like, "I'm sorry for the inconvenience. We're doing the best we can." 4. Say up front that you are selling on eBay. If a wholesaler/company would not let you do it, ask for reasons why they would not allow you. If they insist, let them go and move on. There's a ton of accounts. 5. There are name brands that would not let you list their items on eBay. The best thing to do is to get all the name brands. Do a research before you list their items. 6. It is exhausting when you get to several 100 items and find yourself checking your inventory twice a day. When Keith reached that point, he decided to outsource, took the leap, and train the VAs. Quotes "It is a blessing in disguise." "You need to know what you are doing." "There is just no way of controlling. There is just a way of handling." "Everybody does it differently." "If you are doing it right and you have a system in place, you are pretty well on the road to success." "I wanted to learn to be able to help people. To help people do what I did and get away from the grind." "As long as you are dedicated, you can get results." Only do the things that only you can do!" - Jim Cockman Contact Information Facebook Group: alloutecommerce Facebook Page: alloutecommerce Sponsors Premium DIY eBay Template MyCost Pro
The eBay for Business podcast is the number one eBay related podcast and a top e-commerce resource featuring eBay sellers, eBay employees and industry experts. This is the definitive weekly source for the information and inspiration needed to start, run and grow a business on eBay, the world’s most powerful marketplace. Find out more at ebay.com/podcast, reach us at 1-888-723-4630, or email@example.com.
Rank #1: eBay for Business - Ep 41 - Test and Learn with Ryan and Alli Roots (Ralliroots), Shefali Singla and Kris Wadhwa.
Give us a call - 888-723-4630 Send us an email - firstname.lastname@example.org visit us at ebay.com/podcast Welcome to eBay for Business! This week our theme is test and learn. In our Main Story Ryan and Alli Roots, also widely known as Ralliroots, tell us how they implement testing and learning into their business on eBay. On Inside eBay Shefali Singla, Senior Product Marketing Manager at eBay Advertising, outlines testing strategies using Promoted Listings. We also have Chris Wadhwa, eBay’s Head of Selling Platform & Programs, tell us about testing different configurations with Promotions Manager. As always we’ve also got The Buzz! We’ll also answer some seller questions this week! To have your questions answered on eBay for Business, call us at 888 723-4630 or email us at email@example.com. 00:01 - Intro 01:19 - The Buzz 09:58 - The Main Story - Test and Learn 23:11 - Inside eBay - Part 1 - Test and Learn using Promoted Listings 35:31 - Inside eBay - Part 2 - Test and Learn using Promotions Manager 41:31 - Calls / Questions 53:01 - Outro Links / Phone Numbers / Hashtags Mentioned: 888-723-4630 - Call in Line eBay.com/announcements eBay.com/b/US-Dollar-Coins/11975 eBay.com/community eBay.com/communitychat eBay.com/getpromotedlistings eBay.com/meetups eBay.com/podcast eBay.com/sellercenter eBay.com/sh ebayopen.com explore.ebay.com stores.ebay.com facebook.com/eBayForBusiness Top 10 Tips for Selling Coins on eBay eBay Seller - ralliroots #ebaypodcast #makingithappen
Rank #2: Selling on eBay Ep 1 - 2018 Fall Seller Update and eBay Open 2018.
Selling on eBay Ep 1 - 2018 Fall Seller Update and eBay Open 2018 Call the show at 888-723-4630 visit - http://www.ebay.com/sellingonebay Welcome to the launch of the Selling on eBay podcast, your weekly source for the information you need to start, run and grow a business on the world's best marketplace! In this episode, we'll discuss the 2018 Fall Seller Update, including Managed Payments on eBay and how they'll work, service metrics and shipping and product based commerce. After that we'll hear from some sellers at eBay Open 2018, eBay’s annual conference and sellerbration at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. As always we'll also take call-ins from 888 723-4630. Links Mentioned: ebay.com/fall2018 ebay.com/payments ebay.com/structureddata Email Mentioned: SDsupport@ebay.com
Trash to Cash. A podcast about making a living on eBay.http://www.scavengerlife.com/
Rank #1: Scavenger Life Episode 434: Do You Have A Business Destiny?.
Join the conversation in the forum>> Our Store Week October 20-26, 2019 Total Items in Store: 8528 Items Sold: 49 Gross Sales: $1,311.02 Cost of Items Sold: $75 Cost of helpers: $75 Highest Price Sold: $75 (Pair of womens shoes) Average Price Sold: $26.75 Returns: 2 Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $15 Number of items listed this week: 30 The post Scavenger Life Episode 434: Do You Have A Business Destiny? appeared first on Scavenger Life.
Rank #2: Scavenger Life Episode 433: Inventory Woes.
Join the conversation in the forum>> Our Store Week October 13-19, 2019 Total Items in Store: 8530 Items Sold: 41 Gross Sales: $1,076.59 Cost of Items Sold: $60 Cost of helpers: $144 Highest Price Sold: $180 (Vintage Vase $180) Average Price Sold: $26.25 Returns: 0 Money Spent on New Inventory This Week: $0 Number of items listed this week: 30 The post Scavenger Life Episode 433: Inventory Woes appeared first on Scavenger Life.
Join thousands of other documented successful entrepreneurs who have learned to launch or grow thriving online businesses using cutting-edge, exciting strategies for Amazon, Amazon FBA, eBay, self-publishing, online marketing and other proven online business strategies as taught by author Jim Cockrum.As arguably the all time best-selling author in the world on the topic of online business success, Jim's recently updated "Silent Sales Machine" book has launched countless success stories. Are you next? This podcast is for anyone who is looking to build or start an online business the RIGHT way with advice from one of the most trusted names in online marketing.
Rank #1: #1 Simple strategies that will exponentially grow any business quickly.
In our opening episode we present Jim's recent keynote address from a 2016 conference. The ASD conference where he spoke is one of the largest U.S. trade shows which attracts tens of thousands of entrepreneurs from around the world, but they had never had a keynote address. Jim was honored to be invited to be the first! These tips and strategies will introduce you a bit to the way Jim's mind works. The audio isn't the best, but we thought you'd enjoy hearing Jim interact with an audience of business owners as our pilot episode. Get the show notes at http://SilentJim.com/podcast
Rank #2: #48: Our eight figure Amazon secret: Hunt for keywords, not products.
Once you know how to identify what shoppers are looking for on Amazon, you'll have a much easier time getting into hot niche markets as a seller! Today we talk with a guy who helped us build our 8 figure online selling empire! Billy Monnier is a coach with JimCockrumCoaching.com and one of our research experts who has uncovered multiple hot niche markets using our PPI (ProvenPerformanceInventory.com) system. As always, show notes can be found at SilentJim.com/podcast! ProvenAmazonCourse.com Our PPP course ProvenPerformanceInventory.com Our free Facebook group: My Silent Team Facebook
Open For Business is a branded podcast from eBay and Gimlet Creative, about building a business from the ground up.
Rank #1: #2 How to Hire.
No one hires the wrong person on purpose. In this episode, we hear some hiring horror stories and about how to learn from our mistakes.This episode features:Jordan Insley, Co-founder of QuickShip ElectronicsElana Krieger, Head of HR at BoxedAdam Robinson, CEO of HireologyKatie Christiansen, Director of People Operations at Gimlet MediaBrina Bujkovsky, Co-founder of PopUpsters
Rank #2: #3 Price Is Right?.
Setting your prices is harder than it sounds and making a mistake can be costly. We outline concrete steps to get to the right number, starting with one of the most incredible wins in game show history.This episode features:Terry Kniess, Price Is Right contestant and author of Cause and EffectsZoher Karu, Chief Data Officer at eBayMickey Goodman, Professor of Business and Entrepreneurship at Savannah College of Art and Design and Co-Founder/Partner at e2AdvisorsJonathan Wirt, Head of Marketing at PushdSavio Clemente, beta testerRuth Bolton, Professor of Marketing at the W.P. Carey School of Business
A daily show for everyone who works a regular job and wants to start an income-earning project on the side. In each episode, listeners will hear a different story of someone who's started a side hustle—along with what went well, how that person overcame challenges, and what happened as a result. The show is written and hosted by Chris Guillebeau, the New York Times bestselling author of The $100 Startup, The Happiness of Pursuit, and other books.
Rank #1: #470 - Weekly Recap: How to Stop Procrastinating (Really!).
In our fifteenth recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are. Share: #SideHustleSchoolShow notes: SideHustleSchool.comTwitter: @chrisguillebeauInstagram: @193countries Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Rank #2: #666 - Weekly Recap: Don’t Sit On Your Ideas.
In our forty-third recap of Season II, we'll highlight the lessons learned in this week. Also: listener Q&A! Side Hustle School features a new story EVERY DAY of someone who started a hustle without quitting their job. You’ll learn how they got the idea, how they overcame challenges along the way, and what the results are. Share: #SideHustleSchoolShow notes: SideHustleSchool.comTwitter: @chrisguillebeau Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices