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Rock Your Brand Podcast

How do I start an online business? How do I build a brand online? How do I get traffic and attention to my online business? The biggest question is, can I start a business online and replace my current JOB? Welcome to The Rock Your Brand podcast show where we answer ALL of these questions and a ton MORE! Scott Voelker, the host will share with you everything you need to know and help you to build a Future Proof Business that will allow you the ultimate Freedom. Scott shares tips and strategies he used himself to build multiple 6 and 7 figure businesses over the past 18 years. Along with sharing Scott’s tips and strategies, he also interviews top business experts, such as Pat Flynn, John Lee Dumas, Rick Mulready, James Clear, Chris Ducker and so many more. Scott also shares his private coaching calls with listeners and students to show exactly what it takes to build a successful online business and brand. With millions of downloads and counting, The Amazing Seller “The Take Action Effect” movement is growing everyday and now it’s YOUR TURN to create the life you want and deserve. Are you in? Let’s Do THIS!

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TAS 532 - Ask Scott #166 - How to Build a Brand Around One Product?

How is your journey going as an ecommerce seller? Are you hitting your stride or are you just getting started? Wherever you are along the process, you’ll need some tips and encouragement along the way. That’s where these Ask Scott sessions come in! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares his thought of the week and addresses questions from sellers like you. If you are ready to enter the weekend fired up and ready to move forward with your business, this is the episode for you! Make sure you have pen and paper ready so you don’t miss a thing! Customer service matters! When was the last time you were seriously impressed by the customer service of a brand? It seems like good customer service is increasingly rare these days. That’s exactly why sellers like you need to take Scott’s lesson to heart! On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares a recent example that his wife had with great customer service from a brand they use. While going the extra mile to fix an error or make your customer happy might cost your profit margin in the short term, it can end up paying huge dividends down the road. To hear more about the significance of good customer service, make sure to listen to this helpful episode! Getting a brand off the ground and running. What does it take to get a brand off of the ground and running? According to Scott, it all comes down to a good product and the right approach. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he runs through several ways a seller like you can take your product to market in a way that will connect with customers. While there is no “Guarantee” that any approach will lead to success, Scott explains that the reason he is so passionate about his strategy is that he's seen its merits. He wants to see sellers like you succeed! Find out how Scott encourages sellers to get started with their brand by listening to this episode! Why you need to build an email list. Do you want to know a sure fire way to jump-start your brand’s growth? Build an email list! While you might think that this step is more complicated than you are ready for, don’t write it off so quickly! Taking the time to build an email list early in the life of your ecommerce business could end up making a significant difference down the line. Get Scott’s take on why you should build an email list ASAP and the resources you need to get started by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller, you don't’ want to miss it! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:50] Scott shares his thought of the week. [7:15] Question: How can I market my homemade product? [14:00] Why it’s important to build an email list. [16:10] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingseller.com/tv www.chewy.com Zappos Delivering Happiness www.theamazingseller.com/531 HostGator Bluehost

19mins

22 Jun 2018

Rank #1

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TAS 558: NEW Way To Source Products Not Using ALIBABA (More Products and More Profits)

Are there methods and connections out there on the marketplace that can enable ecommerce sellers to move away from gatekeepers like Alibaba? What is the best way to make those connections? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from special guest and product sourcing expert Nathan Resnick. In his conversation with Scott, Nathan opens up about his background in the ecommerce industry, how ended up in China, what channels are available to sellers like you, why he created his company, Sourcify, and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Nathan! How a white guy ended up in China. Nathan Resnick had no idea that a year-long visit to China while in high school would set him on the path to becoming a product sourcing expert in the ecommerce industry. Pulling the thread of curiosity, Nathan went from an average student in America to full cultural immersion on the streets of Beijing, China. Visiting the markets there and discovering the type of craftsmanship when into the products ignited a spark in Nathan that he fanned into the flame of entrepreneurship. To hear more about Nathan’s story and what he learned from his experiences in China, make sure to check out this fascinating episode, you don't’ want to miss it! Don’t be afraid to shop around! If you are at the stage of building your ecommerce business where you are looking for ways to save on your production costs, consider looking for a new supplier! You might not want to rock the boat once you’ve found a solid supplier and that’s understandable, but you need to know that there are some amazing options out there. Why not explore the options and diversify your supply chain? If you’ve heard it once from Scott, you’ve heard it a thousand times - make sure your business isn’t dependent on one channel, product, or supplier for your success! To hear more about shopping your product around to reputable suppliers, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller! The 3 pillars of a valuable supply chain. Did you know that a valuable supply chain can be broken up into three aspects? It’s true! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Nathan Resnick as he shares the three pillars of Sourcify’s successful supply chain. Here are the three pillars of a valuable supply chain; Price Lead time Quality While it’s extremely difficult to piece together a supply chain that hits all three pillars, it’s not impossible! Find out how Nathan and his team can help sellers like you hone in on a supply process that can take your business to the next level of growth! Why you should check out Sourcify. Are you ready to take your ecommerce brand to the next level? What will you do to get your brand in the best position for growth? One of the best resources in the marketplace right now for ecommerce entrepreneurs is Sourcify. Nathan and his team at Sourcify are hard at work to make life easier for sellers like you in a multitude of ways. From clear cut timelines to a streamlined production process, the factories that work with Sourcify are vetted and ready to take whatever you can throw their way! Hear more about the story of Sourcify and why you should check them out by listening to this informative episode of The Amazing Seller! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [4:15] Nathan Resnick joins the podcast and shares his ecommerce background. [8:15] How did Nathan end up in China? [13:00] Nathan talks about sourcing products outside of Alibaba. [26:00] The three factors of product production. [28:00] Why ecommerce leaders need to think about factory capacity. [31:00] Is it worth it to investigate cheaper productio

48mins

22 Aug 2018

Rank #2

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TAS 494: 12 Months to $100k Profit Selling 3 Products (Simplified Process)

What will it take to implement a solid strategy that will set your ecommerce business up for success? How can you get started while keeping an eye on the next steps for your brand? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he lays out a simple process that you can use to make sure your business is in the right position for maximum profitability. Don’t just leave it all up to guesswork along the way! Have pen and paper ready as Scott shares from his years of ecommerce experience, you don’t want to miss it! How an email list can make your brand valuable. As a business leader, you know that assets are an important aspect of building a profitable business. What are you doing right now that adds value and equity in your ecommerce business? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shows how building an email list can add immediate value and serve as a long-term asset to your business. Don’t assume that Amazon will always be the best stream of revenue for your ecommerce business. Building an email list is easier and more important to your business that you may think. Hear more about list building on this informative episode! Social media can give your brand depth and reach, use it! Did you know that building a robust social media presence can help your brand earn significant consumer trust? It’s true! You can also use social media to grow your email list and educate your target audience. The truth is, social media is a tool that many ecommerce leaders don’t use to its fullest potential. What can you do to make sure your brand is using social media in the best possible way? Make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller as Scott explains how sellers like you can begin social media engagement in a way that makes your brand stand out! Make sure you are creating a pleasant customer experience! Have you ever had a terrible customer experience? How likely are you to give that brand or business another shot? What can you do to make sure your customers have a positive experience and keep coming back to your brand? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains why it’s vital to the success of your business to carefully consider how your customers experience with your brand and products. From your product listing to email communications, you have the ability to leave your customers with a positive or negative experience. Learn more about this important topic from Scott expert perspective on this episode! Why you should find three products that work together. One of the best ways to set your brand up for long-term success is by researching a product that can easily be bundled or grouped with several different products. Don’t think of your product as existing in isolation, think of it as part of your larger, brand-focused approach. While this process may sound intimidating, Scott clearly and simply maps it all out so sellers like you can clearly see why it makes sense. To hear more about this process, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller, you don’t want to miss it! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [6:00] Scott launches into the 6 components necessary to build a real business. [9:00] Why you need to niche down into a sub-market and drive traffic to your brand. [12:00] How building an email list will help your brand succeed. [15:00] Using social media channels can support your brand. [18:00] Think through your customer experience strategy. [20:00] Why it’s important to focus on three products that go together. Map it out! [23:00] Scott recaps all 6 components. [26:00] Mapping out the simplified process and the 10x10x1 strategy. [31:00] Closing thoughts from S

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26 Mar 2018

Rank #3

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TAS 538: Ask Scott #168 - I'm Running Out of Stock (How to KEEP My Keyword Rankings? + Winning in LIFE and Business

This is it, it’s time for another session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller podcast! Are you ready for your weekly dose of excitement and enthusiasm? What are you waiting for?! On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares some exciting news about a new TAS contest, what he’s been thinking about lately with his thought of the week, and the answer to a question from a TAS follower like you! Jump in for this short but powerful episode, you don’t want to miss a minute! A new TAS contest, get the details! Don’t miss it!! There is another TAS contest that you can enter and possibly win access $3,000 of valuable TAS content. What are the details? If you win, you’ll get a scholarship to the Private Label Classroom, Product Discovery Bootcamp, and TAS Breakthrough U which includes a monthly coaching call with Scott and Chris. Scott has also included some valuable runner up prizes that will be well worth it as well! How do you sign up? Easy! Just go to the contest link included in the resources section at the end of this post! Look for the good! Let’s face it, our culture has conditioned us to only focus almost exclusively on the negative aspects of our situations. That can lead to a depressing and demoralizing outlook on life! What’s the solution? How can you go against the grain and find a way to not only survive but thrive!? According to Scott, it all comes down to changing your perspective, commit to finding the good in whatever situation you find yourself in, it’s that easy! Don’t give in to the negative aspects whatever has happened, choose to find the good. To hear how Scott has let this wisdom play out in his own life, make sure to listen to this encouraging episode of The Amazing Seller! What to do when your inventory starts to run low. What should you do when you see your product inventory start to run low? What steps can you take to preserve your keyword ranking? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he goes over the ways you can prepare for this likely scenario. First off, Scott stresses how important it is to avoid running out of inventory as much as possible, you don't’ want to slow that momentum! If you do run out of inventory, Scott suggests going out with a BANG! Keep up your sales and make sure Amazon knows that you can serve their audience effectively. When you get your product back in stock, Scott suggests aggressively ramping up your PPC efforts and spiking your sales by driving your email list to the product listing. To hear Scott expand on these tips and more, make sure to listen to this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [3:00] A special TAS contest announcement. [6:30] Scott’s thought of the week. [10:45] Question: I'm running out of stock, how do I keep my keyword rankings? [16:15] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/youtube www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingseller.com/contest www.theamazingseller.com/boost www.instagram.com/scottvoelker

18mins

6 Jul 2018

Rank #4

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TAS 550: Ask Scott #172 - Are There Any Private Label Products Left to Sell on Amazon FBA? Where do I Find Them?

How is your progress coming in your ecommerce business? Are you hitting your stride and looking for ways to take it up a notch or are you struggling? Wherever you are on your journey, you’ve come to the right place! It’s time for another session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller! On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares why you need to check out the PACE miniseries, his thought of the week, and as always - his answer to a question submitted by a TAS follower like you! Don’t miss a minute of this engaging episode! Get back to the basics. Where are you struggling or stalling in life or business? Have you identified the problem area? What steps are you going to take to get back on track to accomplish your goals and your vision for success? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shares his thought of the week and how it can help you find your way back to the level of growth you’ve always wanted. According to Scott, it all comes down to getting back to the basics. Seriously, it can be that simple! Think back to what led you to progress this far and consider revisiting those same building blocks. Hear how this helpful advice has played out in Scott’s life by listening to this episode! Don’t despair, there is still a ton opportunity out there! Scott often gets the question if there is still an opportunity left in the ecommerce space and Private Labeling, in particular, to go out there and carve out a profitable brand. His answer is that there is still a ton of opportunities out there if you know where to look and how to build your business! Using the time-tested TAS method, sellers like you can go out there and find a market that will support not only one product but a whole suite of products! To learn more about the TAS approach that Scott and his team have developed, make sure to check out the resources section at the end of this post! How you can use a “Touch List.” What is a “Touch List” and how can it help you develop a great list of categories to start researching? A touch list is a list of the products and markets in your life that you interact with on a regular basis. Take a notepad and start writing out which products you use day in and day out. This will give you a great starting point when it comes to beginning your product research process. Find out more about using a touch list and what it takes to find a product and marked that will make your brand profitable by listing to 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! [3:00] Why you should check out the PACE miniseries. [4:45] Scott’s thought of the week; back to basics. [10:00] Question: Are there any Private Label products left to sell on Amazon FBA? [11:30] What is the “Touch List?” [15:30] Look for a market first! [17:00] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingsellertv.com www.theamazingseller.com/pace Beach Body www.theamazingseller.com/bootcamp www.theamazingseller.com/js

19mins

3 Aug 2018

Rank #5

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TAS 377: (Hot Seat) Can I Make My Product Successful on Amazon or Should I Quit? (Know Your Numbers)

How can you learn from another Hot Seat session with Chris and Scott on this episode of The Amazing Seller? This Hot Seat session could include the one crucial piece that you need that will help push you and your brand over the top on your journey toward success. On this episode, Chris and Scott talk about cost evaluations, how to increase sales, how to improve your ranking, the consistency of demand, PPC impressions, and so much more! As always, Chris and Scott bring their combined knowledge and experience to pressing issues and topics that sellers like you are considered about. Don’t miss this informative episode! Counting the Cost Where are you in your product research phase? Have you taken the time and properly evaluated all the costs that are involved with creating, shipping, and listing your potential product? Don’t get blindsided by unexpected costs down the road! Make sure you take the time and go through the steps that Scott has highlighted for the TAS community. There is nothing worse than getting your product listing up and running and THEN realizing that you have underestimated the costs involved. To make sure this doesn't happen to you, make sure to catch this episode of The Amazing Seller! Racking Up Sales Do you know what it will take to get your ecommerce business up and running? Are you aware that you won’t break even right away? Have you prepared your mindset for a long term outlook? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris stress how important it is to NOT expect instant success in the sale of your product. Don’t lose money unnecessarily but understand that it will cost money for your product to get started and gain momentum. To make sure you are headed in the right direction when it comes to costs and expectations, don’t miss this helpful episode! What is YOUR PPC Strategy? When it comes to using the Amazon tool “Pay Per Click,” do you have an effective strategy? Do you have an appropriate expectation of the data rate you should be getting from PPC? How do you know when you should adjust your approach? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris breakdown their approach to using PPC in the most effective way possible. Don’t waste your resource and don’t pull your efforts prematurely! Listen to what Scott and Chris have to say and what they’ve experienced as the best approach to using this tool so you can maximize your efforts as you grow your business. To find out more about PPC, make sure to listen to this episode! Test Your Price Point Do you have you Amazon product listed at the right price point? How do you know? Have you spent time and resources testing your product’s price point? Is NOW the right time for you consider testing your price point? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris go over their approach to testing and evaluating the right price point for selling a product on Amazon. If you are evaluating your approach and want to make sure you are leaving every stone turned over, you might want to consider testing your product’s price point. Find out how you can test it effectively on this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:00] Chris reads the email for this Hot Seat session. [7:00] Make sure you understand your costs! [15:00] How to get SALES and get ranked. [24:00] The consistency of demand. [27:00] PPC impressions. [31:00] Scott talks about a successful keyword strategy. [36:00] Testing the price point. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/js

46mins

26 Jun 2017

Rank #6

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TAS 504: Lessons from Being the “Dumbest Guy” in The Room (HUGE Advantage)

When was the last time you were in a room with people who were so successful and advanced in their careers that it made you feel like extremely average? What did you learn from that experience? Would you do it again? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and Chris as they go over their recent mastermind experience. In their conversation, the guys explain why it’s so important to learn from successful business leaders, the importance of cultivating a healthy mindset, how to set stretch goals, why you shouldn't do what everyone else is doing when you should consider making a pivot, and so much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this valuable episode! Make sure you take the time to learn from others! What do you do to invest in your education? Seriously! Do you take the time to go to seminars, read books, research business strategies, and learn from mentors? You don’t have to let your life be consumed by all these educational avenues, but it is important to pick one and learn! If you have any hope of building a thriving business, you’ve got to learn from others who have gone before. Listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller to hear from Scott and Chris as they describe how formative their mastermind experience has been and why they’ve committed to staying lifelong learners! The only thing holding you back is you. What is the state of your mindset right now? Do you feel confident in your abilities and the direction of your ecommerce business, do you feel overwhelmed and hopeless or somewhere in between? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris share their take on mindset and why it’s an important factor in your personal and professional development. Too often, leaders don’t reach their benchmarks because they’ve either burdened themselves too much or they haven’t challenged themselves enough. Don’t let that be your narrative! The only one who can get yourself out of the way is the person you see in the mirror. Learn more about mindset and setting yourself up for success by listening to this important episode! Why you need stretch goals. When was the last time you really pushed yourself to achieve something you’ve never tried before? What is the status of your goals? Do they all seem easy and attainable or do they require you to stretch and push past the comfortable? Don’t allow yourself to be satisfied with average goals! It’s been said that “If you want something you've never had you must be willing to do something you've never done.” What are you willing to do that you’ve never done before? How will you stretch yourself and your business over the next twelve months? Discover the supreme importance of stretch goals from Scott and Chris on this episode of The Amazing Seller, you don't’ want to miss it! Don’t give up! As tempting as it may sound, you can’t give up. Take charge of your story! Many business leaders fail because they throw in the towel. Here’s a tip, you’ll never fail if you refuse to give up! Sure, setbacks and challenges will come, that’s the nature of life and business but you don’t have to let them take you out of the game. Commit to yourself and your business to see it through to the end, no matter what, that’s the mindset that’ll lead to success. To hear more about this topic and additional insights from Scott and Chris, make sure to listen to this engaging episode of The Amazing Seller! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:30] Why you should get in on the Product Discovery Bootcamp! [6:00] Scott and Chris talk about learning from successful business leaders. [10:00] Scott talks about going to his first training program. [12:30] The only thing holding you back is you!

59mins

18 Apr 2018

Rank #7

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TAS 441: PL Part 2 - The 3 Step Formula for Finding Products and the 10x10x1 Strategy

How do you know what products to start selling as you get started with your ecommerce business? What criteria should you use to help you sort through the many product options in the marketplace? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and Chris as they open up and share how sellers like you can learn their process and avoid much of the trial and error that other sellers face. Don’t think of it as a shortcut or a guarantee of success, think of this process as the collected experience and advice of ecommerce sellers who have been in your shoes and genuinely want to help others get their business started in the best way possible. You don’t want to miss this informative episode! Product Discovery The best way to get started on your journey of finding a product that will successfully sell in the marketplace is NOT to run to the latest tool! Instead, Scott and Chris encourage sellers like you to take the time to write out a “Touch List.” You may be tempted to skip this part of the process, don’t! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, the guys break down why it's vital to take the time and write out a touch list. They also explain how you can use Ebay and Amazon to get a sense of which products are trending. If you’d like to get further details on how to use the touch list, Amazon, Ebay, and other helpful tools, make sure to listen to this episode! Product Criteria Once you’ve come up with a list of products you want to look into, you’ve got to dive even deeper to make sure it will perform well on the market. What’s the next step? How do you make sure a product will perform in the way you need it to? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris walk through what it takes to run a product idea through well thought out criteria. Here is a brief glimpse of Scott’s product criteria. A product that serves a market. A product that retails for $19 - $45 or more. A product that is lightweight and less than 2lbs. A product that has less than 200-300 reviews. A product that sells at least 10 units a day. If you are ready to really dive deep and run your product ideas through Scott’s criteria, make sure to listen to this episode as Scott expands on this list and so much more! How to validate a potential product. Before you pull the trigger and run with a product, it’s important to make sure you’ve validated it to the best of your abilities. Don’t give into the impulse to just wing it! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains what sellers like you need to look for as you prepare to move forward with a potential product. The depth of a product is a really important factor to explore. Scott describes product depth as searching for your product on Amazon and coming up with results showing at least eight different sellers moving ten units a day or more. Don’t miss additional information on product validation, listen to this episode with Scott and Chris to hear more! The 999 Trick Don’t you want to get an idea of how a product is performing in the ecommerce marketplace before diving in head first? Wouldn’t it be great to find out how many products on average sellers in your product category are selling? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris reveal the “999 trick.” What is the 999 trick? The 999 trick is where you go to a competitor's Amazon listing and you place 999 units of their product in your cart. When you take this step, you will likely get a message telling you that 999 units are not available but it will reveal how many units are available at that time. You should then repeat this exercise over the course of seven days, compile the data, and then create the average of how many units are being sold over the course of a week for that seller. To hear Scott expand on this exercise and why

1hr 15mins

22 Nov 2017

Rank #8

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TAS 384: Top TAX MISTAKES to Avoid and How to Run Your Amazon Business Correctly with Josh Bauerle

Do you ever find your head spinning when trying to figure out all the in’s and out’s of your ecommerce business’s taxes? Don’t you wish there was someone who could cut through all the clutter and give you clear answers to some of your top questions regarding taxes? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Josh Bauerle as he addresses common questions and issues ecommerce sellers like you run into. He covers topics like bookkeeping, keeping separate bank accounts, quarterly taxes, and more! Make sure you have your pen and paper ready for this helpful episode! How Important is Bookkeeping? It's probably one of the least sexiest yet MOST important subjects when running an ecommerce business… bookkeeping. What do you need to do to protect yourself and make sure you are operating within the confines of the law? How do you start small and scale your approach as your business gets off the ground? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Josh Bauerle breaks down why you should focus on keeping your business account separate from your personal account. He also provides helpful tips on which tools you can use that will ensure that you have a clear accounting of all your business details. To hear Josh go further with this topic, make sure you catch this episode! How Should You Pay Your Taxes? So you have your business up and running and your product launch ready, but you still have to figure out details like how to pay your business taxes. What do you do? What is the best way to pay for your taxes, quarterly or annually? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Josh Bauerle explains why paying your taxes quarterly is the best solution. He also provides a helpful tip for estimating how much you should pay each quarter so you aren’t left with a huge difference or even a penalty at the end of the year. Josh’s insights might be just the thing you need to make sure you have all your ducks in a row, don’t miss it! Why You Should Set Up An LLC Did you know that if you don’t set up an LLC you are personally vulnerable to any lawsuits brought against your company? Is setting up an LLC the best option for you and your ecommerce business or are there other routes to take? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Josh Bauerle as he goes over the benefits of setting up an LLC and how other business entities work. Josh explains how an LLC can provide an extra wall of protection for business owners like you should your company become the subject of a lawsuit. In addition, he goes over how virtual assistants and contractors fit into the tax equation. Don’t miss this helpful episode! Navigating Sales Taxes One of the most complicated areas of running an ecommerce small business is dealing with sales taxes. The reason this can be so complicated is due to the fact that there isn’t a unified explanation from the government on how to respond to this issue. It's complicated by the fact that your location, your product’s location, and where you customer buys the product can all be in different states which increases the difficulty of assessing what sales tax level you need to pay. To help you make some sense of this issue, Josh Bauerle joins Scott on this episode of The Amazing Seller. Josh doesn’t have all the answers on this topic because it's such a complicated and difficult one, but he does have a place for ecommerce seller like you to start. Make sure to catch this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [3:00] Josh Bauerle joins the podcast. [4:30] Josh talks about the necessity of good bookkeeping. [11:00] Why you need to have a separate bank account for your business. [17:00] Can you use product inventory as a tax deduction? [20:30] Why

1hr 3mins

12 Jul 2017

Rank #9

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TAS 632: How To Re-Program Your Brain for Success (Mind Hacks) with Dr.Shannon Irvine

Did you know that there are steps you can take to re-program your mind and behavior for success? It’s true! When you focus on your behavior and beliefs, you can begin to turn around your bad habits or old narratives and adopt new ones that help you succeed. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from high achievement mentor and business consultant, Dr. Shannon Irvine. Shannon helps business owners and entrepreneurs neuro-hack success. She teaches sellers like you how to tap into the power of your mind to remove limiting stories that are getting in the way and holding you back. In her conversation with Scott, Shannon talks her personal story, how your thoughts shape your reality, why your brain needs evidence of action, what it takes to get into a flow, how to set yourself up for success, and much more. Don’t miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Dr. Shannon Irvine! Visualize your success. When was the last time you wrote out your goals? Are you a “Writer downer” like Scott? What steps do you take to keep your goals and objectives front and center in your personal and professional life? One of the best ways to stay on top of your goals is to write them out or spend time each day visualizing them. Years ago, Scott and his wife put together what they call a “Vision video” that was a slideshow of the things they wanted to accomplish as a family. Looking back, Scott and his wife have achieved most of those objectives. Don’t just assume that you’ll get your goals eventually! Take time today and write them out or do something to keep them on your radar! The community you have around you matters. Did you know that the community you have around you makes a huge difference when it comes to your chances for success? Think about it, if you surround yourself with people who are always getting into trouble or talking about the negative side of every circumstance, where will that get you? Down a path, you don’t want to go down! You are responsible for the type of people you let into your world, don’t take it for granted! It might be time for you to take a serious inventory of the people who you let in your inner circle, are they causing you to succeed or are they holding you back? Learn more about the impact of your community from Scott and Shannon on this episode of The Amazing Seller! Mindset hacks that you can use. If you are ready to take action and get started on moving your mindset in the right direction, Dr. Shannon Irvine has a few places you can start. In her conversation with Scott, Shannon shared several mindset hacks. Watch what you say. The words you say are priming your brain. Understand the narrative that you are telling yourself. These two hacks are just the tip of the iceberg! Start by analyzing the type of words you use and the narratives you tell yourself. What do you have to lose? To hear more from Shannon as she expands on this topic and more, make sure to listen to 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! [2:50] Scott welcomes his guest, Dr. Shannon Irvine. [4:00] Shannon shares the short version of her story. [13:30] Your thoughts create your reality. [20:30] Your brain needs to see evidence of action. [27:50] How do you get into a flow? What does it take to prime your behavior? [32:20] Scott talks about creating a “Vision video.” [34:40] Set yourself up for success! [42:15] Mindset hacks from Shannon. [45:45] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE Epic Success Podc

49mins

11 Feb 2019

Rank #10

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TAS 422: The 12 Month Plan to Build a $100k to $300k per year Business (Profit)

What do you need to succeed? Seriously! Have you asked yourself that question lately? What level of success would be just enough for you? Is it a dollar number? Is it working yourself out of a job? If you don’t have an idea of where you want to be, how do you expect to get there? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he breaks down a helpful perspective for sellers like you to adopt. Scott also covers the 10 x 10 x 1 strategy, the success he’s accomplished in his new brand, why you need to count yourself as a business cost, key takeaways, and much more! You don’t want to miss this powerful episode! Begin With the End in Mind It’s been said that one of the best ways to figure out something you can’t quite comprehend, you should begin with the end in mind. Find out what your target is and work backward from there. The same is true when you are trying to succeed as an ecommerce seller! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains why this simple mindset shift can set you up for success in the long run. Don’t get stuck and bogged down, listen to this episode so you can get the tools you need to move forward! The 10 x 10 x 1 Strategy What is a good way to evaluate whether you are on the right path of building your brand with products that can perform for you? Is there a simple tool or formula to help you make sure you are on the right track? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shares his 10 x 10 x 1 formula and how sellers like you can use it to keep your brand competitive. What is the 10 x 10 x 1 formula? It’s the strategy of making sure you are selling ten units at ten dollars profit for each product you have listed each day. To hear Scott expand on the formula and how it can work for you, make sure to listen to this episode! It’s Not Just Theory, it WORKS! Day in and day out you are inundated with headline after headline of how so and so got rich quick. Don’t listen to all the hype out there! At the end of the day, it takes patience, determination, and the right tools to succeed. The lessons that Scott shares here on The Amazing Seller aren’t just theories that he thinks will work, he KNOWS they can work for sellers like you. How? Scott and his team are actively putting these principles into place with their own brand and as they find what works and what doesn’t work. Scott then reports back to the TAS community so you can learn and adapt your approach. Find out what lessons you can learn on today’s episode! You Need to Get Paid Too often, business leaders start their small business and pour so much time and resources into that they delay adding their own salary as an expense. Don’t let that happen to you! Of course, you may need to reinvest the profit that you acquire for a while but you need to make sure that you have a plan in place to draw an income or it will never happen. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott expands on this idea and how sellers like you can learn from it. You don’t want to miss this fascinating and informative episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [3:30] Start with the end in mind. [6:30] The 10 X 10 X 1 Strategy. [17:00] Scott talks about the success he’s had with his brand. [22:00] Don’t forget to include yourself as a business cost! [26:00] Five takeaways from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/workshop Profit First

34mins

9 Oct 2017

Rank #11

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TAS 473: NEW Product Discovery 24 Hour Challenge (3 Action Steps)

Do you ever find yourself in a lull wishing an opportunity would come by jumpstart something in your life to get you working toward your goals? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott shares a helpful challenge he’s put together to help sellers like you find that spark to get things moving. Use this opportunity to put away any lingering excuses and reach toward that dream of building a successful and thriving ecommerce business. If you are ready to put in the work and take the next step on your journey, make sure to listen to this episode and follow through with Scott’s challenge, you won’t regret it! Do you want to sell a product or start a business? What is your goal with selling on ecommerce platforms like Amazon? Do you want to make some side income and bring in a good chunk of change here and there or do you want to build a growing and thriving ecommerce brand that can bring you massive profits? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott challenges sellers like you to really take a moment to consider what your goals are and to evaluate if your approach is helping you reach your goals. This 24-hour challenge could be just what you need to take your efforts to the next level. Make sure to listen to this engaging episode! Start your touch list! Where do you even start to get an idea for the products that will succeed on ecommerce platforms like Amazon? Is it a good idea to just start searching online to see what sells in high volumes? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he breaks down his approach and how you can get a good grasp on a solid product list today! Scott teaches the concept of the “Touch list,” this is an exercise where you grab a pen and paper and write down all the products that you are touching or have within arms reach, right now. Once you’ve completed that exercise, you’ll have a good place to start your product research. To hear more about the touch list and additional ways to build a good list of products that will succeed, make sure to listen to this episode! Explore and validate niche markets. How do you find a submarket that will support and embrace the product you’ve chosen to move forward with? Do you just hope one will materialize or do you make market validation part of the discover mode? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott reveals how sellers like you can drill down and research niche markets. By taking this extra step to validate niche markets through social media sites like Facebook and YouTube, you’ll put your new product and brand in the best position to succeed. To hear more on this critical step, make sure to listen to this episode! Get in the right mindset to succeed. The bad news is that it is getting harder to launch an ecommerce brand, but the good news is that if you cultivate the right mindset, you’ll find success! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott takes the time to go over why he believes it’s vital for sellers like you to shift your mindset and adopt a new perspective. If you can embrace what Scott has taught through this 24-hour challenge, you’ll have all the tools you need to explore and validate products left and right. Don’t miss a minute of this informative and eye-opening episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:00] Do you want to sell a product or start a business? [8:30] Action Step #1: Discovery Mode.  [13:00] Action Step #2: Find broad markets represented in your product list. [19:00] Action Step #3: Validation drill down, choose one or two markets to explore. [26:00] Helpful questions to ask yourself as you build your brand. [31:00] Getting into the right mindset to succeed. [33:30] Do this challenge, you won’

41mins

5 Feb 2018

Rank #12

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TAS 601: Ask Scott #187 - What's The BEST Way to Launch My Product on Amazon TODAY?

How are you progressing through the fourth quarter? Were your Black Friday and Cyber Monday efforts a hit? If you need a little boost of encouragement and motivation as the weekend approaches, you’ve come to the right place! It’s time for another session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller. On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares how sellers like you can benefit from TAS Breakthrough U, his thought of the week, an answer to a question from a TAS follower like you, and much more. You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode! Make sure to check out Breakthrough U! What tools have you used recently to make sure your brand is in the best position to succeed? Time is running out on a fantastic collection of tools and resources that sellers like you can use to take your game to the next level. Scott has rolled out a package full of training, classes, groups, and much more. If you’ve been looking for an excellent way to invest in your education as a business leader, this is it! Learn more about TAS Breakthrough U by checking out the link in the resources section at the end of this post. Hurry, this deal ends December 20th! Your brand needs to diversify. Do you find yourself worrying about every little change and update from Amazon? Why are you putting yourself through all that stress? The best solution isn’t to walk away from Amazon completely; rather, you should diversify your brand! You need to learn how to create alternative methods that you can use if your business needs to make a pivot. The truth is, you either need to adapt to the changing marketplace or your business will die. Go deeper with this important topic and find out how to future-proof your ecommerce business by listening to this helpful episode of The Amazing Seller! A launch strategy that works.  If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long, you know that Scott is passionate about getting sellers like you to build an email list and using that to launch a product. What do you do if you want to launch a product, but you don’t have that email list built yet? According to Scott, one of the best strategies is to reach out to social media influencers and leverage their audience to spike traffic and sales of your newly launched product. While this isn’t the ideal launch strategy, it can work if you play your cards right. To hear more about how to do just that, make sure to listen to this valuable episode of The Amazing Seller! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:10] Why you need to check out TAS Breakthrough U. [5:50] Scott’s thought of the week. [9:30] Question: What is the best launch strategy for getting by brand started? [16:45] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingsellertv.com www.theamazingseller.com/training

19mins

30 Nov 2018

Rank #13

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TAS 453: How To Start Selling on Amazon with Zero Money and Profit FAST!

Have you ever wondered what it would take to start consulting for businesses and help them list their products on Amazon? How would you even start that kind of consulting business? What would you charge? How would you grow a team around that business model? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from special guest, Kathleen Kobel. Kathleen takes the time to answer all these aspects of starting a consulting business and helping businesses get started on Amazon. If you want to know what it's like or steps you can take toward helping businesses in your area list on Amazon, make sure to listen to this episode! This could be a perfect first step for someone like you to get started! Taking the leap to get started on a new project. What is it that gives people the confidence and boldness to put themselves and their services out there in the marketplace? Are some people born with it and others not? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he sits down with Kathleen Kobel to discuss how she got started consulting for businesses looking to expand to the ecommerce realm. Kathleen was able to approach businesses with confidence after she took the small step that was given to her in her 9 to 5 job. From Kathleen’s story, sellers like you can come away with the lesson that it takes little steps along the way to build up your confidence. So what’s that one step that you can take today that will move you closer to your goal? Get more helpful lessons from Kathleen’s story on this episode! Honesty and integrity go a long way! What are the values that you deem important when working with a team member or contractor? Do you want them to produce high-quality work more than anything or are there other aspects that are important to you? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Kathleen Kobel talks about her consulting business and why she sometimes turns down prospective clients. You can get the sense when listening to Kathleen talk about her business that she really values honesty and integrity. Because of these values that Kathleen holds, she will let a prospective client know if she thinks that their product won’t be successful on Amazon’s platform. To hear more about Kathleen’s story and how she operates her business, make sure to catch this episode! Where to start connecting with local businesses. If you’d like to ease your way into running an ecommerce business by first approaching brick and mortar businesses to see if they’d let you list their products on Amazon, you might wonder where to start making those connections. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Kathleen talk about some helpful places to start connecting with local businesses. Scott mentions the local chamber of commerce get-togethers as a good starting place and even hosting a meetup for local businesses to teach them about the benefits of selling on Amazon. If you are considering making consulting the first step in your journey as an ecommerce seller, then you don’t want to miss this valuable episode! Helping others get started on Amazon can make you hungry for success! What fires you up and keeps you reaching for success? Is it a goal you have in mind? Is it a certain level of wealth you’d like to live with? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Kathleen Kobel shares her story and how helping others get started on Amazon made her hungry for her own shot at ecommerce success. Whether it’s Kathleen’s taste of building a successful brand on Amazon or your goals of making enough to cover your mortgage payment, whatever it is, you’ve got to identify your “Why” that one thing that keeps you motivated. Get more helpful insights and lessons from Kathleen’s story on this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode o

1hr

20 Dec 2017

Rank #14

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TAS 515: My 22 Year Old Daughter (Speaks OUT) and Shares Lessons Learned Over The Years

What’s it really like growing up as the child of an entrepreneur? Does that knack for innovation and experimentation really get picked up by children from their parents? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll get the special opportunity to learn from Scott’s oldest daughter, Alexis. Over the course of their conversation, Scott and Alexis discuss their home life, what Alexis observed from an early age, how the entrepreneurial mindset has influenced her as an adult, what she’s currently working on, how she plans on using the skills Scott taught her, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this fascinating insight from Alexis! Watch out! Children are more perceptive than you may think! Due to the fact that children are young and small, we adults tend to discount or underestimate how perceptive they really are. Case in point, Scott’s daughter, Alexis. She had the opportunity to observe Scott make bold moves with his career in business over the course of her childhood. From those observations and through conversations she’s had with Scott, Alexis has adopted an entrepreneurial mindset. This mindset has allowed her to view the world through the lens of opportunities rather than obstacles. To hear more about Alexis’ story and what she was able to observe from Scott’s career, make sure to listen to this engaging episode! Looking for ways to serve people. One of the best ways to stand out in the marketplace no matter your niche is to focus on serving people with the very best intentions. Listening to Scott’s daughter, Alexis, you can really see how that message was passed down from Scott to her. On this episode, you’ll hear from Alexis as she shares how the emphasis on service that she received from her parents came with her when she left their house. From her work as a hairstylist to her work with teens in a local youth group, Alexis has focused on ways she can make a difference to the people she works with. You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to learn from Alexis’ example and the inspiring way she sees the world! How to get started in any market. If you had to jump into a random market right now, would you know where to start? What would be your first step? What if there was a way you could learn an approach that had universal application to any market you found yourself in? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and his daughter, Alexis as they share their approach to getting started in any market. Figure out who your target audience is. Observe and study your competition. What works for them? What doesn’t? How can you improve on your competition's approach? Go deep with your product/service and how it helps your customer. These four steps are just the tip of the iceberg! Learn more from Scott and Alexis as they expand on these steps and share additional insights on this exciting episode, you don’t want to miss it! The influence and impact that parents can have on their children. Can a parent’s occupation end up influencing their children? Did your parent’s occupation have any impact on your life as an adult? Have you thought about the legacy you are leaving for your children or the people who matter the most in your life with your business decisions? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott’s daughter, Alexis shares how her parent’s decision to live life on their terms and embrace the entrepreneurial lifestyle has influenced and impacted her as an adult. While she may not end up following exactly in her parent’s footsteps, there is no denying that Scott’s decision to work for himself has trickled down to his children like Alexis. Hear more from Alexis’ perspective and the great rapport she shares with Scott by listening to this episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER

1hr

14 May 2018

Rank #15

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TAS 431: The Proven Plan to WIN Customers for LIFE and Help Grow Your Business Forever

What does it take to secure and build off of a loyal customer base? How can sellers like you gain traction and develop a solid positive reputation? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares several stories that will help you gain a good perspective on what it looks like to deliver top level customer service. Scott also explains what some of the companies that he interacted with did wrong and how you can avoid their mistakes as you connect with customers. If you are ready to take your ecommerce business to the next level, make sure to catch this informative episode! Attitude Matters! Do you love your job? Seriously? Do you enjoy starting your own ecommerce business? What part of the endeavor lights you up and excites you? Can you tap into that excitement in a way where it translates to your interactions with customers? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott explains why attitude is a crucial factor that can have huge implications for your business. If you don’t love to interact with and settle customer service inquiries, it might be best to contact that aspect out to someone who can do it well. If you hate interacting with customers or you find it bothersome, it will show up in how you serve them! Learn more helpful insights from Scott on this episode! Communication is Key Don’t you hate it when you expect to hear from someone and all you get is silence? That’s the worst! You feel like you’ve been taken for granted or just simply ignored. That’s the last thing you want your customers to feel, as a business owner. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he describes why communication is vital to the healthy growth of your brand. When a customer has a problem or if their purchase will be delayed, make sure you communicate with them right away! If you communicate and go the extra mile for your clients, your reputation will be better for it in the long run. Hear more about this topic from Scott on this episode! Impress the Customers You Already Have Think back to the last time you were impressed as a customer, either by the product or by the service that was provided. How did that experience make you feel a consumer? What can you do as a seller to illicit that response from your customers? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he breaks down why customer service is an important component to a thriving and growing brand. You don’t want to neglect or take this aspect of business ownership for granted! Learn from Scott’s stories and find out what to do and what not to do when it comes to taking care of your customers! Guard Your Reputation In the marketplace today, few things are a valuable as your reputation. If you make a wrong move, your brand might be blasted on Twitter and it might end up going viral! That’s the last thing that you want to have happen. So how do you ensure your reputation stays solid? Put the customer experience at the center of your business model. Have a clear idea of what the customer will experience from beginning to end as they engage with your brand. For more practical action steps regarding this topic, make sure to catch 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! [5:00] Scott’s pool story. [9:30] Attitude matters! [11:30] Don’t forget to communicate with your customers. [23:00] Take care of the customers you have. [25:30] Scott’s story about getting medical care for his dog. [36:00] Showing that you care for your customers can make a huge impact. [39:00] Having the wrong people in key positions can damage your reputation. [40:30] Guard your reputation on Social Media.

49mins

30 Oct 2017

Rank #16

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TAS 429: How to Use Product Research Data to Confirm Good Product Selection (Coaching Call)

Do you ever find yourself looking over product research data, convinced that what you are seeing it too good to be true? Have you returned to that same product data a day or two later to find that it has changed significantly? You aren’t alone! On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott and Chris as they breakdown data provided by a TAS follower like you! The guys go over the data, explain what they see, discuss reasons why the data may have changed, why the product is still a good investment, and so much more! You don’t want to miss out on this informative and helpful episode! Why You Might See Conflicting Product Sales Numbers When you are conducting your product research and looking at the sale numbers, you might see different results between searches. What is the cause of these different results? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris go for a deep dive and examine all of the angles. The ensuing results may be caused by one seller opting for a more aggressive PPC campaign. Other variables include updates in the algorithm by the search engine. If you’d like to hear further explanations for these differences, make sure to listen to this episode as the guys expand on these ideas and more! Don’t Forget to Double Check Your Numbers If you come across product sales data that seems like an untapped gold mine, use caution and a healthy dose of skepticism! Ask yourself a few questions and consider doing the search again to make sure you are seeing the data correctly. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris go over data supplied by a TAS follower like you. The guys go on to explain why it's important to not get your hopes up over a few pieces of data. Take the time to listen to the totality of this episode as both Scott and Chris take their time and walk through how to interpret search results. You don’t want to miss it! Use the Same Keyword Search Phrase Every Time As you build up your brand and expand in the ecommerce business realm, you no doubt, have come across helpful tips that have saved you valuable time and resources. Don’t brush past topics and steps you think you’ve covered before, take the time to slow down and pay attention to new tips that could make all the difference. On this episode of The Amazing Seller, Scott and Chris carefully go over product research data and give helpful tips that have the potential to save you time and money. The guys explain why using accurate search terms when conducting product research is vital to predictable results. Don’t miss this episode as they expand on these insights and much more! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [3:30] Scott and Chris dive into product data. [8:30] Why is there a discrepancy with the sales numbers? [11:00] If the data is too good to be true, make sure to double check. [16:00] Make sure you use the same phrase every time you search for data! [19:00] Scott gives a recap of what they’ve covered. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/js www.theamazingseller.com/workshop www.camelcamelcamel.com Keepa Google Trends

23mins

25 Oct 2017

Rank #17

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TAS 571: Ask Scott #178 - How Can I Sell Products in Competitive Markets?

What is the state of your ecommerce business? Is everything humming along and ready for 4th quarter or do you need a little shot in the arm to get you where you need to be? It’s time for another session of Ask Scott here on The Amazing Seller! On this episode, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares his thought of the week, an update on his TAS Inner Circle, why it’s so important to maintain a healthy mindset, an answer to a question from a TAS follower like you, and much more! Don’t miss a minute of this informative and engaging episode! View failure as a learning opportunity! Did you know that failure can be one of your greatest instructors? It’s true! Too often our society teaches us that we have to avoid failure and that we should be ashamed of failure but in many ways, failure is inevitable. You have to decide if you’ll let failure defeat you or if you’ll learn from it and move forward to become a stronger and more resilient individual. Sellers like you should take the time to examine your attitude toward failure, it could make all the difference. To hear more about this important subject, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller! Zero in on that one thing that's holding you back. How’s your mindset these days? Are you growing as a leader and as a business owner or are you stalling? Have you built healthy habits into your daily routine that support and encourage your trajectory or do you find yourself struggling through the day like everyone else? The truth is, you won’t get where you’ve never been if you continue to do what you’ve always done! Invest in your mindset and remove any roadblocks or obstacles that are holding you back! Learn more from Scott about this vital topic by listening to this episode of The Amazing Seller, you don’t want to miss it! How to sell products in a competitive market. What should you do if you really want to get an ecommerce brand up and running in a competitive market? Is it even worth the risk? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he shares his helpful thoughts on this subject. According to Scott, one of the best strategies is to focus on a related niche market that helps you build an audience. Once you’ve done this, you can then start to pivot toward the market you really want to get engaged in after you’ve established yourself. Competitive markets are accessible once you’ve done the work to build your brand’s foundation! Learn more from Scott on this exciting episode! OUTLINE OF THIS EPISODE OF THE AMAZING SELLER [0:03] Scott’s introduction to this episode of the podcast! [2:30] An update about the TAS Inner Circle project. [4:30] Scott’s thought of the week, there is no such thing as a failure if you learn from it! [9:30] What is the one thing holding you back? How’s your mindset? [12:50] Question: How can I sell products in a competitive market? [22:10] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingsellertv.com www.theamazingseller.com/live

25mins

21 Sep 2018

Rank #18

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TAS 740:How Jason Launched and SOLD 1500 Units of Competitive Product and Created A BRAND (Case Study) 

Can you imagine what it would be like if you could take a product to market that took off right away? What type of work would have to be done behind the scenes to get that type of result? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he sits down with Jason, a TAS follower like you. In his conversation with Scott, Jason opens up about how he got started in the ecommerce industry, why he decided to use focus groups, how he built his brand, and so much more. You’ll want to pay close attention to this helpful episode!  Product research matters! Are you sure that the market will respond to your great idea? How do you know that people will buy what you have to offer? Time and time again, Scott has heard from sellers like you who jump in with massive energy and excitement only to crash and burn because the market didn’t want their product. Don’t let that terrible outcome happen to you and your brand! Tune into this episode of The Amazing Seller to hear Scott and Jason discuss the benefit of conducting thorough product research.  Don’t be afraid of making adjustments  Since when did the first idea or version of a product end up being the version that went the distance? Proto-types need to be tinkered with and refined over time to create an end product that the market will be satisfied with. One innovative way that Jason adjusted and refined his planner was by conducting focus groups. Using the feedback from the focus groups, Jason was able to make meaningful adjustments to his product based on real-world feedback from users. To hear more about Jason’s method of using a focus group, make sure to listen to this episode!  Keep them coming back What is the model of your ecommerce business? Do you have plans to expand your brand with multiple products, or are you looking for a reoccurring model? If you’ve been around the TAS community for very long, you know that Scott is passionate about helping sellers like you get into the content creation game. Scott is convinced that content will keep your buyers coming back to your site and your channels to see what else you have to offer. Are you following any of Scott’s advice when it comes to creating content for your audience?  Identifying bottlenecks How well do you know the state of your business? Are you aware of what it needs to reach the next level of growth? What obstacles and bottlenecks are preventing your business from advancing? Scott wants to help business leaders like you ask the tough questions that get you to look hard at the state of your business. Just getting pumped up with exciting and inspiring stories is not enough to get you where you want to go! Learn from Jason and Scott’s helpful insights by listing to 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! [4:50] Jason joins Scott on the podcast to talk about his business.  [11:10] How did Jason end up in the ecommerce industry?  [15:00] The benefit of using focus groups.  [19:00] How Jason’s planner was developed.  [21:30] What is the status of Jason’s business right now?  [27:00] Jason explains how content creation will factor into his brand.  [36:00] How is the traffic on Jason’s site?  [42:00] The biggest bottleneck in Jason’s business.  [46:20] How to connect with Jason and his brand.  [47:40] Closing thoughts from Scott.  RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.theamazingseller.com/ask www.theamazingseller.com/bal2019

52mins

21 Oct 2019

Rank #19

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TAS 584: Weird NICHE Get's 500k Monthly Visitors and Making 6 Figure Income

What does it take to monetize a blog and get an ecommerce business off the ground and running? Do you have to be a jack of all trades or do you just need to niche down and go from there? On this episode of The Amazing Seller, you’ll hear from Scott as he sits down with his friend, Cassidy Tuttle. In her conversation with Scott, Cassidy opens up about how she started her blog, what led her to write her ebook, how she expanded her brand, lessons she learned along the way, and much more! Don’t miss this engaging episode featuring Cassidy! Succulents and Sunshine! Can you really build a robust brand off of a hobby? What should you do if you need to make a pivot? For Cassidy Tuttle, the answer to these questions can quick as she got her brand, Succulents and Sunshine up and running. Cassidy started her brand primarily focusing on her photography but soon she found that her side hobby with succulents was attracting a lot of traffic. Making the pivot from a focus on photography to succulents was a slam dunk decision and Cassidy has never looked back! To hear more about her fascinating story, make sure to listen to this episode of The Amazing Seller! Going deeper. Once you build your ecommerce business and tackle the basics, what is the next step? Do you move on and build a new brand or do you drill down and go deeper with the brand you just built? Looking at Cassidy Tuttle’s story you can see how she expanded her brand beyond a monetized blog to include an ebook, courses, and more. If you are ready to take your ecommerce brand to the next level, make sure to check out this episode of The Amazing Seller and Cassidy’s helpful story! Make sure to niche down. Is it a better idea to go wide and then niche down or start with a hyper-focus and expand from there? Too often ecommcerce business leaders start too broad and struggle to find a niche market and audience to connect with. Don’t let your early chances for success get off to a rough start! Take the time and really drill down with your prospective market, once you’ve done that, go further! What do you have to lose? Learn from Cassidy’s experience and make sure your brand is set up for long-term success! Don’t be afraid, try something new! Isn’t it time that you kicked your ecommerce business into high gear? What are you waiting for? Do you expect someone to come and take you by the hand and lead you every step of the way? Don’t count on it! If you really want to build something that will go the distance, you’ve got to commit to putting Scott’s tried and tested methods into practice! If you want something that you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done! Embrace the challenge and put yourself out there. If you stumble along the way, learn from it. Get a great dose of encouragement from Scott and his guest, Cassidy 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! [4:20] Scott welcomes his guest, Cassidy Tuttle. [5:40] Cassidy talks about how she got started in ecommerce. [11:30] How did Cassidy begin to monetize her blog? [13:30] Why did Cassidy write an ebook? [17:00] Branching out and expanding the brand. [19:30] The value of starting with a hyper-focused niche. [24:00] How to improve search rankings. [37:00] What is the best way to get a blog started? [45:00] Cassidy talks about her experience with AdThrive. [52:00] Don’t be afraid to try something new! [54:30] Closing thoughts from Scott. RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE www.tasinnercircle.com

1hr

22 Oct 2018

Rank #20