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Welcome to the Unstoppable Entrepreneur! Do You Want To Sell On Amazon? Ebay? Your Own Website?Robyn Johnson started her ecommerce business with only $100 and in only 5 years built it in to a six-figure business. She brings her experience, tips and tricks straight to you in this value-packed, no nonsense, and actionable advice podcast. Robyn tells you everything you need to know, and how to accomplish it, in this podcast. If you want to have an e-commerce business and be successful on Amazon, EBay, Craigslist, and with your own website – this is the place to be. Welcome!

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Welcome to the Unstoppable Entrepreneur! Do You Want To Sell On Amazon? Ebay? Your Own Website?Robyn Johnson started her ecommerce business with only $100 and in only 5 years built it in to a six-figure business. She brings her experience, tips and tricks straight to you in this value-packed, no nonsense, and actionable advice podcast. Robyn tells you everything you need to know, and how to accomplish it, in this podcast. If you want to have an e-commerce business and be successful on Amazon, EBay, Craigslist, and with your own website – this is the place to be. Welcome!

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Thank you, Robyn!

By Liza Bama - Jun 09 2017
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I really appreciate all of the helpful advice and tips from this podcast!

Always Informative and Never Dry!

By Somerset Gallery - Mar 13 2017
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Robyn has a straightforward style, wit and professionalism. She delivers fantastic speakers, timely topics and immediately uselful tools and information for better management and ultimately more profits. She keeps the discussions on topic with humor and a genuine desire for transparency and goodwill. I know that when I listen to any of her podcasts I walk away motivated and equipped with more knowledge - especially knowledge I didn't know I lacked! I've also read a few books and blogs by her guests. There's so much to ecommerce and she makes it fun and inspiring to keep learning and growing. I listen to some podcasts more than once. Thank you Robyn!!!

iTunes Ratings

52 Ratings
Average Ratings
49
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0
1
1

Thank you, Robyn!

By Liza Bama - Jun 09 2017
Read more
I really appreciate all of the helpful advice and tips from this podcast!

Always Informative and Never Dry!

By Somerset Gallery - Mar 13 2017
Read more
Robyn has a straightforward style, wit and professionalism. She delivers fantastic speakers, timely topics and immediately uselful tools and information for better management and ultimately more profits. She keeps the discussions on topic with humor and a genuine desire for transparency and goodwill. I know that when I listen to any of her podcasts I walk away motivated and equipped with more knowledge - especially knowledge I didn't know I lacked! I've also read a few books and blogs by her guests. There's so much to ecommerce and she makes it fun and inspiring to keep learning and growing. I listen to some podcasts more than once. Thank you Robyn!!!
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The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson

Latest release on Jul 03, 2018

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Rank #1: Robyn and Dan Meador of The Wholesale Formula Back Again -

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Many new Amazon sellers struggle with the idea to collaborate with other sellers. They view other sellers as their direct competition. Today, I’m chatting with Amazon wholesale expert, Dan Meador. Dan and his partner Eric Lambert are the founders and creators of The Wholesale Formula, a popular course dedicated to helping new and aspiring sellers learn how to grow their business through wholesaling.

Dan shares their story on how they quit their day job to become full-time Amazon sellers and how within the first year of selling on the platform, their net revenue grew to over $1.2-Million. On today’s episode, we talk about why it’s important to network and collaborate with other Amazon sellers, how to create value with manufacturers through building meaningful relationships, and why he’s so passionate about working with other entrepreneurs.

“There are ideas from every course that you can plug into your business. One idea can make a huge impact.” – Dan Meador

Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show:

  • How talking to and collaborating with other sellers has helped Dan and Eric develop better systems and grow their business.
  • Why Dan considers other sellers as collaborators, not competitors.
  • Why he believes it’s important to learn different business methodologies and how it can help you grow your business.
  • Why he doesn’t advocate creating listings and what he focuses on instead.
  • How he works with manufacturers and builds relationships to get exclusives.
  • How to nurture and grow your relationships with manufacturers and how it can help you grow your business.
  • What brands really care about.
  • How evaluating your reorders is critical to discovering which products sell the best – and which ones don’t.
  • Why Dan prefers focusing on high-velocity products with extreme liquidity.

Connect with Dan Meador:

Join Us for the Battle of the Webinars!

Have you been wondering who’s got the best course? Join Dan Meador of The Wholesale Formula and Robyn Johnson on Wednesday, January 11 at 8 p.m. EST as they face off and strut their stuff to show whose course dominates the domain!

To register and to learn more, visit BestFromTheNest.com/FaceOff

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Jan 06 2017

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Rank #2: Lists! And Prices! And Wholesalers! Oh My! How to Make It Through ASD

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So you’re at ASD and you have a ton of lists! Great! Now what do you do?  Today Robyn talks about how to organize all of the information you get at ASD, and other conferences, to make the best use of your time and increase your trips ROI. Robyn explains her system and why it works for her and talks about how to take a close look at your business model before making any decisions.

Come visit Robyn in Vegas!!  Email Rochelle@bestfromthenest.com for the suite number and stop by and say hi!

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

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Aug 01 2016

14mins

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Rank #3: What Brand Owners Really Want From A Re-Seller with James Thomson

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My guest on today’s episode is none other than partner of Buy Box Experts, James Thomas. James and his business partner are also the founders of the amazing yearly conference called Prosper Show that I have heard so much about lately. James worked at Amazon for almost 6 years, working and leading teams for much of that time. The last team he ran was the Amazon Services team, the team responsible for recruiting approximately 99% of all new sellers on Amazon.

During his time at Amazon, he frequently saw brand new sellers enter the platform, then, in large numbers, fail after their first four to six months – often because they either didn’t understand how Amazon worked or didn’t realize how competitive the platform was.

When he left Amazon, he and his business partner set on a journey to figure out where opportunities lied to educate people on a broad scale on ways to make the necessary investment of time and come out of the educational programs more equipped with a better understanding of what it takes to succeed as an Amazon Reseller. This is when the vision of the Prosper Show first began.

Today, on the show, James shares a lot of incredibly valuable information, tips, and strategies that Amazon resellers should consider and implement in order to stand out among the sea of competitors when talking with brand owners and executives.

“If you have the right resources, contacts, and software in place – you should be proactively asking brands about what you can do to help them in exchange for a better relationship.” – James Thomas

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • What does a reseller need to do to get a leg up on their competitors while developing a meaningful relationship with brands so they can gain access to the right kind of products, in the right quantities, with a good price?
  • What you can do to become a better brand vendor and Amazon ambassador.
  • The five major areas where brands struggle the most on Amazon
  • What a reseller can do to help brands on Amazon based on these key struggle areas.
  • Educate. Collaborate.
  • Why you should point out enough important, small details when talking with brands.
  • How educating and helping brands improve their Amazon strategy can actually help improve your business, placing you in an expert position, and allow you to partner with brands as a trusted advisor.
  • How to approach brands to get them to list all of their catalog content, and why they should.
  • Developing a rolodex of service providers that would be helpful and useful to brands and how it can impact your Amazon business.
  • Legitimate sourcing and designated brand registries.

“If you’re not thinking about how you can help the brand, chances are, your competitors are.” – James Thomas

The 5 Major Areas Where Brands Struggle on Amazon:

  1. Distribution Control
  2. Controlling Prices
  3. Brand Content
  4. Catalog Selection
  5. Catalog Inventory Levels

Connect with James:

Visit James at the Prosper Show conference and Pre-conference Workshop on March 22 & 23! Grab your tickets at ProsperShow.com

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Sep 07 2016

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Rank #4: The Butterfly Effect

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It’s often easy for Amazon resellers to think of brands as just another company. So easy, in fact, that we can sometimes forget that the company is also made up of people – and people with families, children that rely on them. As we head into the 2017 trade show season, it’s important for Amazon sellers to really be present and mindful of the ecosystem of the niche they are selling in. It’s equally important that brand owners are also aware of that ecosystem as well as their part in it.

The actions that brand owners and resellers take significantly affect the way other businesses, brands, and sellers manage their business and help bring brands to the market. That’s why today, I want to talk about how the butterfly effect takes place within the reseller community and how it affects the manufacturing communities as well.

Don’t have a cash grab mentality with a brand. Have a partnership mentality.

Today’s Topic Covers:

  • The Amazon reseller community and manufacturing community are very closely intertwined.
  • Explaining to brand owners how distribution will affect their pricing, the number of counterfeits, map pricing, and other areas of their business.
  • Talking to brand owners about the importance of maintaining distribution control.
  • Many brands confuse Fulfillment by Amazon with selling directly to Amazon.
  • Explain to an emerging brand the importance of locking down their listing with brand registry, having a quality title, strong keywords, images, bullets, and description.
  • Why brands should get Enhanced Brand Content as soon as possible and how they differ from A+ listings.
  • Why brands should limit their sales to two to three Authorized Amazon Resellers.
  • Thinking of the power of association.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

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Feb 27 2017

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Rank #5: Academy Graduate, and Seriously Real Amazon Seller, Adrian Friday

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From being a baby bird in the Nest to transforming into a beautiful eagle soaring high in the sky, we have followed Adrian Friday’s e-commerce career closely. Adrian is a graduate of our Unstoppable Amazon Academy, and today, he joins us on the show to share his journey of becoming a successful online seller.

We talk about inventory and buying decisions and how finding what you’re good at selling and becoming a master in that market can amplify your business success. We talk about the turning point in his life and business, and why he decided to leave his job to become an Amazon seller entrepreneur.

Adrian openly shares his experiences, his trials and tribulations throughout his entrepreneur career, and the systems and processes he uses to stay on task and productive each day. He also shares his insight on why entrepreneurs should learn new skills that will help advance their businesses before outsourcing the tasks to others as well as many other helpful tips and advice that has helped him go from a “jack of all trades, master of none” in the e-commerce industry to a master in his business.

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Optimal buying decisions
  • How “breaking away from the herd” can help boost your business
  • How he learned that using “your quirks and weaknesses to your advantage” can significantly impact your business
  • His advice for others who are afraid to make a major change in their business or business model
  • How relationship building is a crucial aspect of your business growth
  • Why reaching out and asking questions to other industry experts is important
  • Why Adrian feels that developing daily routines and “rituals” has made a positive impact on his business

“Mastery is a game changer” – Adrian Friday

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Aug 10 2016

41mins

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Rank #6: New Rules, New Fees. How to Manage This Q4 - Robyn Talks to Danielle with PiStyleBotique.com

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This week I’m talking with Danielle Fritz of Pi Style, a seasoned entrepreneur who knows her way around the wholesale business in both brick and mortar along with e-commerce. Danielle is passionate about sourcing products which are produced in the USA and she is a strong proponent of keeping jobs in the country. Today she shares her experience with us on selling, her knowledge of Amazon, and also brings a wealth of information with her to extend to seasoned and new sellers.

You have to be heavily involved in customer service – and very patient. – Danielle Fritz

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Merch and fulfillment pros and cons.
  • Shipping process.
  • Time management.
  • The client experience.
  • The employee experience.

3 Quick Tips for New Merchant Fulfilled Amazon Sellers:

  1. Get involved in Merch and Fulfill - don’t send everything into FBA.
  2. Be prepared and be patient – get in the mindset to win.
  3. Make wholesale orders for Christmas well in advance, don’t wait until the last minute.

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Connect with Danielle:

On Twitter

On Facebook

On Instagram

Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp!

The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season!

Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive:

  • 14-weeks of training videos
  • Access to our Facebook group
  • Access to our Wholesale Course
  • Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course
  • Free, live Q&A calls

The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!

However, if you are one of the following:

  • A policeman/woman
  • A fireman/woman
  • An EMT
  • Active, retired, or disabled military
  • A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member
  • A member of the clergy
  • A certified teacher

As a way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free!

Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!

Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!

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Oct 19 2016

51mins

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Rank #7: Smart, Savvy Selling with Anna Hill

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On today’s episode, I’m joined by licensed CPA and Amazon seller Anna Hill. Anna started on Amazon as only a seller in January 2014 after deciding that she was tired of the “CPA firm rat race.” She started on Amazon during the Frozen Frenzy, and when that frenzy dwindled, she says she has learned many valuable lessons from the experience.

Today, we discuss how her mindset has evolved since the beginning of her Amazon career, how she has helped thousands of sellers navigate the uncertain and often confusing waters of finances and taxes, and her insight into pivoting our businesses as Amazon continues to change and evolve.

 “If you don’t have order, it tends toward chaos.” – Anna Hill

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Recognizing and understanding that change in business is not uncommon.
  • Why you should never invest more in your business or spend more on inventory than you can afford to lose.
  • Extenuating circumstances in business
  • Establishing an insurance policy for yourself such as a financial plan, hiring a financial planner or trusted advisor to create a benchmark framework with goals that allow for some “wiggle room.”
  • Why we believe that opportunities at Amazon will continue to improve moving forward, but it is essential to try to expect the unexpected and plan accordingly.
  • Using this time to “do your homework.”
  • Why you shouldn’t make business decisions out of panic or fear.
  • Your customer isn’t always necessarily the buyer of your inventory. There are other customers to consider.
  • Why it is important to reach out and learn from other people.
  • Why it is important to make long-term strategic plans for each upcoming quarter.
  • How considering the possibilities that could happen and how you can handle those situations then writing them down can help you approach the issue better once the dust has settled.
  • Why you shouldn’t “opinion shop.”
  • Why it’s important to surround yourself with like-minded people – people wanting to rise and grow.
  • The benefits of having an accountability partner to help you balance and level your business.
  • Understanding your debt and knowing how much unsold inventory you hold.
  • Know when to outsource

Approach adversity as an opportunity instead of a wall.

Resources Mentioned:

Connect with Anna:

Accounting We Will Go (Facebook Group)

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Mar 13 2017

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Rank #8: Getting In To The Q4 Groove

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Getting into the Q4 Groove

Are you ready for the Q4 craze? Q4 is almost here and many of us are already starting the planning phase of the busiest season of the year. However, if this is your first – or even second – Q4 season, it may seem a bit (or a lot!) intimidating!

Rest assured, my friends, we are all been through the same thoughts and feelings you are experiencing – and we have all managed to get through it!

On today’s episode, my dear friend Rochelle joins me on the show to dive deep into what it takes to take a strong step into the Q4 season so that you can plan for a successful quarter.

The one thing that is really predictable about Q4 is that if you wait until you see those sales come in, you won’t have enough time to react.

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • It’s a myth that prices go up in Q4
  • Our first Q4 story
  • Q4 is not the “Wild, Wild West” anymore. If you can break out of that mentality and come up with a strategic plan for Q4, you will see significant results
  • Create a game plan for yourself
  • Q4, for accountants, starts in October. For Amazon sellers, it really starts in November
  • You can position your inventory to take advantage of the sale season as early as September
  • Setting reasonable Q4 Goals
  • How much Facebook time is really work-related?
  • Why we push retail arbitrage for the Q4 season
  • What you need to do to sell retail arbitrage this Q4 season
  • Outsourcing mundane tasks or tasks that don’t really matter
  • Business integrity and working with store owners, managers, and employees

Setting Reasonable Q4 Goals:

  • Take a close look at what you’ve been doing over the last three months
  • Look at your capital
  • Look at how much you want to invest over a certain period of time
  • Look at your gross sales
  • Look at how much you currently have in Amazon
  • Look at what you are profiting on average
  • Look at your turn-rate
  • Your Q4 Goal should be anywhere from 2-5 times your normal sales

Resources Mentioned:

Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp!

The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season!

Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive:

  • 14-weeks of training videos
  • Access to our Facebook group
  • Access to our Wholesale Course
  • Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course
  • Free, live Q&A calls

The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!

However, if you are one of the following:

  • A policeman/woman
  • A fireman/woman
  • An EMT
  • Active, retired, or disabled military
  • A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member
  • A member of the clergy
  • A certified teacher

As our way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free!

Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!

Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!

If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!

Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!

Sep 19 2016

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Rank #9: Getting, Maintaining & Keeping Your Momentum with Sally Marier

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Welcome back to the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show! I am super excited about today’s guest, Sally Marier. Sally started selling part-time on Amazon last year in the heart of the Q4 season. She has been one of our amazing Momentum students since June and since then, she has been able to achieve her sales goal of selling $10,000 in products and is now aiming even higher!

Today, I chat with Sally about how her first Q4 season went, what she has done to build the momentum she needed in order to achieve her sales goal, as well as what changes she’s planning to make in her Amazon business for this Q4. She shares valuable tips and strategies that she has learned since starting her business and talks about her experience with ungating.

“It’s one thing to say you have sales. It’s another thing to say you have profitability.” – Sally Marier

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Key lessons she has learned through her first year journey as an Amazon seller
  • The challenges Sally faced through the ungating process and how she overcame those obstacles.
  • How she reframed her perspective on her business
  • What she has learned from her first Q4 season and how she is going to strategize things better for this Q4

How Sally Overcame Her Ungating Obstacles:

  • Perseverance
  • Research
  • Updating her sources
  • Paying close attention to detail
  • Taking calculated risks
  • Being strategic

Tips for New Amazon Sellers in Q4:

  • Don’t stress too much about what you can’t There’s plenty of products out there!
  • Understand your area of retail. Know your products.
  • Do something that excites you.
  • Plan and prepare.
  • Get comfortable with being frenetic and know that it will slow down.

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Sep 05 2016

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Rank #10: Rocky Mountain Reseller Conference with Travis Ross

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Travis Ross joins me today to discuss the upcoming Rocky Mountain Reseller Conference, affectionately known throughout the Amazon reseller community as RMRC. As Travis explains, the main goal of RMRC is to help first, second, and trid year Amazon resellers learn from each other, network, and grow their ecommerce businesses through the support and guidance of others.

The RMRC conference is an annual event, scheduled to take place on Friday, June 2 and Saturday, June 3 at the DoubleTree – Hilton Hotel in the beautiful, mountain-views of Denver, Colorado.

“The only dumb question is the one you didn’t ask.” – Travis Ross

Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show:

  • How networking can improve your business.
  • How to know when it’s time to hire a new team member.
  • How to balance the profitable tasks and non-profit generating tasks when hiring contractors and employees.
  • Discovering what type of business “hedgehog” you are.
  • Advice for firing employees and contractors.
  • Training new hires.
  • Creating incentive programs for your employees.
  • Dealing with irrational fear.

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

Get $30 Off Your RMRC Ticket Purchase!

Are you planning to attend the 2017 Rocky Mountain Reseller Convention? Head over to their website to register and enter the coupon code NEST to claim your $30 -off coupon code!

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If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!   

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Mar 08 2017

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Rank #11: Priorities

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The start of the year can be quite overwhelming.  This is the time when most business owners are scrambling to implement changes to expand their businesses this new year.  Many of my clients, however, find themselves in an analysis paralysis, because they simply don’t know where and how to start improving their businesses.

Progress is a continuous process.  It’s not something that can be achieved through one strategy or action.  There are certain things that you will need to do consistently to ensure that your business is constantly improving.  Otherwise, you will find yourself faced with the same challenges that you are struggling with now.

You start by looking within.  Analyze your strengths and weaknesses to determine the things that you need to let go of and the things that you need to keep on doing for your business to move up to the next level.

Here are some tips to help set you off on the right start.

“We want to stop thinking about our time as free and start really focusing on the tasks that generate income.”

Today’s Topic Covers:

  • How to pivot from one business strategy to another
  • Be clear on your numbers. You need to start with your burn rate to understand what is needed to keep your business alive.  Only then, can you understand what is needed to help it grow.
  • What are the most valuable revenue producing tasks in your business? Determine most valuable revenue producing tasks in your business.
  • As you are sourcing, you need to continuously optimize your sourcing processes. Focus on tasks that can consistently and reliably produce the results that you need.
  • You should spend the time to really optimize your processes, because that’s the only way that you’re going to have access to more scalability.
  • Don’t take things personally. Don’t allow your emotions to overwhelm you when faced with seller rejection.

How to Set Your Priorities:

  1. “If I stop doing these things, my revenue will drop.”

Focus on the things that are actually going to bring money into the business.  Think of the tasks or activities that you cannot stop doing, because it will lead to a great loss in revenue.  Focus on these things first.

  1. “If I stop doing these things, I will start leaking money.”

These are back office activities, which if you don’t do will lead to gradual loss of revenue.

  1. Strategic Planning

Focus on activities that will help you optimize your processes and make things more efficient.  Like planning and long term strategy.

Resources Mentioned

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If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn!

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Feb 13 2017

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Rank #12: 172 Frustration Free Amazon with Chris McCabe of ecommercechris.com

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Chris McCabe knows Amazon better than most of us. He used to work for the company for many years evaluating seller account performance and enforcing Amazon’s policies. After leaving Amazon, he became a consultant and launched his own business – eCommerceChris.com, where he teaches sellers how to think like Amazon, protect their accounts, and appeal listing restrictions and suspensions.

Additionally, Chris is the founder of Frustration Free Amazon, a digital product designed to help sellers learn the proven strategies he uses to craft appeals and create plans of action when faced with infringement claims and account suspensions. He joins me today to share his experience while working at Amazon and how he helps reinvoice the company’s policies through his services and products. He briefly explains the difference between intellectual property, trademarks, and copyrights and provides tips on how to avoid infringing against a brand’s rights.

“No one’s out to get sellers. People are really just out to tighten up the marketplace.” – Chris McCabe

Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show:

  • The real reason why Amazon enforces restrictions and policies
  • How these policies and restrictions benefit sellers
  • Intellectual property infringement strategies and steps to seek resolution
  • Examples of valid intellectual property, trademark, and copyright infringements
  • What you can and cannot do with trademarked products
  • Tips on working with Amazon to find a quick resolution to infringement claims
  • Creating a plan of action to reinstate or avoid infringement claims and account suspensions
  • Recommendations for contesting intellectual property claims
  • How to vet advisors before hiring them to help you with intellectual property infringement claims and creating a plan of action

Chris McCabe’s Words of Wisdom:

  • Make sure your communication with Amazon is clear and concise
  • Learn what Amazon expects from you in terms of details, facts, and data

Resources Mentioned:

Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!! 

If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!   

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May 24 2017

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Rank #13: Data Mining with VA Help. Robyn and Rochelle Talk All Things VA

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Today Robyn is joined by the Unstoppable Sidekick – Rochelle Sanchez. Rochelle is Robyn’s Operations Manager and today they talk about how to hire and train virtual assistants.

There’s more to it than you might think.

From training, project tracking, productivity benchmarks and how to tell when a VA is just not in to you anymore. Robyn and Rochelle are the power team for information on virtual assistants. They talk about the various platforms they use when hiring VA’s and what the limits of responsibility are when assigning tasks and safeguarding your business against the occasional, unscrupulous VA. 

Jan 25 2017

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Rank #14: Academy Graduate & Seriously Real Amazon Seller with Adrian Friday

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From being a baby bird in the Nest to transforming into a beautiful eagle soaring high in the sky, we have followed Adrian Friday’s e-commerce career closely. Adrian is a graduate of our Unstoppable Amazon Academy, and today, he joins us on the show to share his journey of becoming a successful online seller.

We talk about inventory and buying decisions and how finding what you’re good at selling and becoming a master in that market can amplify your business success. We talk about the turning point in his life and business, and why he decided to leave his job to become an Amazon seller entrepreneur.

Adrian openly shares his experiences, his trials and tribulations throughout his entrepreneur career, and the systems and processes he uses to stay on task and productive each day. He also shares his insight on why entrepreneurs should learn new skills that will help advance their businesses before outsourcing the tasks to others as well as many other helpful tips and advice that has helped him go from a “jack of all trades, master of none” in the e-commerce industry to a master in his business.

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Optimal buying decisions
  • How “breaking away from the herd” can help boost your business
  • How he learned that using “your quirks and weaknesses to your advantage” can significantly impact your business
  • His advice for others who are afraid to make a major change in their business or business model
  • How relationship building is a crucial aspect of your business growth
  • Why reaching out and asking questions to other industry experts is important
  • Why Adrian feels that developing daily routines and “rituals” has made a positive impact on his business

“Mastery is a game changer” – Adrian Friday

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Mar 06 2017

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Rank #15: How Are YOU Managing? Robyn Talks with NLP Coach Tara Virnick

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Q4 has officially started, and while most of us are running around frazzled, trying to keep up with all of the daily tasks and to-do’s we need to do in order to have a successful business and home life, it is vitally important that we maintain a positive mindset. Today on the show, I am joined by Certified Elite Life Coach and NLP Tara Virnick. Tara has worked in the insurance industry for the last 20 years, has earned her law degree, and currently specializes in teaching people how to overcome fears, attain goals, and transform their thought patterns to achieve higher success in their life and career.

She is a certified NLP practitioner working on becoming a Master NLP practitioner so she can move forward to become an NLP trainer. She has worked with countless individuals, small businesses, and law firms to help them change their mindset and achieve their goals and aspirations. Today, she provides valuable tips for all the listeners of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show to help you make conscious changes within your life, set attainable goals, and become accountable for your life, your dreams, and your goals.

8 Tips for Making Conscious Changes in Your Life & Business:

  1. Get into the right mindset – it’s deeper than simply being positive.
  2. Prioritize your day – chunk out your time, have a 10-minute meeting with yourself every morning.
  3. Take time out for yourself and your health.
  4. Get out of your head – it’s a bad, bad neighborhood.
  5. Think about everything you accomplished throughout the day and focus on things you want to do the next day. Celebrate the small wins.
  6. Take accountability action steps – journaling, goal setting, have an accountability partner.
  7. Know it’s okay if you can’t get everything done throughout the day.
  8. Take breaks – it helps your body refocus and recharge.

“In order to make a change, you need to be conscious and consistent.” – Tara Virnick

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Sep 28 2016

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Rank #16: Mike Michalowicz is Back!

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Mike Michalowicz is Back!

“By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.

Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula”, a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.

Mike is now running his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.””

Together Mike and Robyn tell you about Mike’s new book, “Surge” and how to ride the wave of your business niche.  What do successful companies—the industry leaders—have in common? They were in the right place at the right time and they moved quickly and efficiently to capitalize on their position.

Easier said than done, right? These rock star companies must have geniuses at the helm. Or were backed by an endless cash reserve. Or maybe good fortune smiled on them. These beliefs have killed countless entrepreneurial dreams. Why? Because it's easy to get tunnel vision in the day-to-night grind of business ownership, waiting and hoping for that illusive spark that suddenly grows your business.

In his newest book, Surge, Mike Michalowicz busts the myth that spotting trends is for the brilliant or lucky few. A follow-up to his anti-status-quo book, Profit First, Surge reveals the five-step process Michalowicz and others have used to identify the next wave of demand, capture its energy, and ride that wave like a pro.

Featuring stories and case studies from small business owners and entrepreneurial legends, Surge guides you through the critical step of finding the right clients and giving them the very thing they want more than anything, at the perfect time.

Surge is the first in Michalowicz's "Sweet Spot" series of books promising achievement of the entrepreneur's dream: a business that fattens the wallet, feeds the soul and streamlines what ideal customers ravenously desire. This is a “take notes” episode!

Connect with Mike:

http://www.mikemichalowicz.com/

Mike’s Books:

http://www.mikemichalowicz.com/books/

Mikes New Book – Surge!

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Feb 06 2017

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Rank #17: How Fast Can You Pivot?

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One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is whether or not you should have multiple streams of income while running your Amazon e-commerce business. Just about every time we get asked this question, we counter it with another: “How able are you to pivot your business model?”

In today’s episode, Robyn shares her insight into pivoting, what you need to do to pivot your business model, and why it is okay to have multiple streams of income that are not related to your Amazon business to help grow your business and achieve your goals.

Pivoting often goes hand in hand with outsourcing. After all, if you’re too busy doing all of the work for your business – being a solopreneur – then how can you find the time to pivot your Amazon business as the marketplace evolves? Like outsourcing, once you get established in the marketplace, it is important to pivot your business model to continue growing and expanding your business.

Let’s face it, if there is one thing that is predictable in the e-commerce industry, it’s that there will be frequent, consistent changes as years go by. To avoid having your business and products become non-viable throughout these marketplace changes, you need to proactively change your business model as the marketplace changes. You need to be flexible.

So, how do you remain consistent and fluid in an ever-changing marketplace?

Every year, evaluate your business model – asking yourself these questions:

  1. Is this still the best marketplace to sell my products?
  2. Is my sourcing method still working?
  3. Am I stuck on what used to work before, but is no longer providing the same results?
  4. Have I given another method a fair enough shot to determine whether or not it could be a viable alternative?
  5. Am I taking some money out of my Amazon business to diversify or create a savings for me to insure myself in case something happens to my Amazon account or business?
  6. Am I still using the right tax entity?
  7. Is my accountant still the right size for my business’ needs?
  8. Is my staff still the right staffing level?
  9. Is my inventory turn rate appropriate?

Remember, managing your inventory turn rate has never been more important. However, it can be one of the easiest pivots to overlook if you’re too busy “doing” and haven’t dedicated adequate time to evaluate the marketplace.

Resources Mentioned:

  • Unstoppable Amazon Academy – for more information about how to determine your profitability by SKUs, check out our Amazon Reports Webinar!

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Aug 15 2016

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Rank #18: Goals. Making Them and Keeping Them.

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Today Robyn talks about the importance of setting goals. Do you know what a solution mindset is? Do you have concrete goals for the future of your business? Do you know what “working backwards” means ,and what a valuable strategy it is for goal planning?  Robyn dives deep into strategies for inventory movement and what to do for those items you may have in inventory that just won’t sell. 

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

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AND!!!

By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn!

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How to leave a review in iTunes:

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Robyn’s Resources

http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/gettingstarted

Merchant Words Link

http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/Tools

Jul 06 2016

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Rank #19: 166 - Amazon Product Photography and Graphic Design with Erick Rodriguez

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If you are an Amazon seller or are planning to be one, this episode helps improve and lay the foundation for your Amazon operations. Today’s guest started selling at the very young age of 13 doing wholesale purchasing and selling on eBay. While working with Google, Erick Rodriguez used to manage Google Adword accounts and specialized in monitoring conversion. He eventually left the corporate world, went to China and started his entrepreneurship journey. Today, he is a 23-year-old e-commerce entrepreneur and owner of a company that offers product photography and graphic design, particularly to Amazon sellers.

In today’s episode, Erick talks about the best ways to attract and capture Amazon buyers by using visual differentiators. He shares a lot of tips on how to avoid getting a one-star rating, low-budget option for branding, and how you as an Amazon seller can convert your clicks into sales. He also shares some of the tools that can help you track emails, address customer-related concerns, and deal with negative customer feedback and low rating.

“If you want to be really at the top half of page one for the primary keywords that you’re targeting for your product, you need to be what I call visually different from others.” – Erick Rodriguez

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Determining visual differentiators and the benefits of having them
  • List of requirements to get approved for Amazon brand registry
  • Defining enhanced brand content or EBC, its best practices, and how to do it right
  • Advantages of having a graphic designer work on your EBC
  • Reasons why infographics have a great impact on the conversion of sales
  • Addressing infographic concerns on mobile version
  • How to drive click-through rate
  • Setting up A/B testing, how to do it, how long, and the tools to help you execute it
  • Largest contributor in Amazon seller success and roles images play in private label products
  • The significance of packaging in customer satisfaction
  • What inauthenticity claim is, how to get it, and its effects on Amazon sellers
  • Biggest fears of Amazon sellers and how to maintain a healthy listing
  • Erick’s top five tools for his Amazon operation

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Apr 12 2017

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Rank #20: Keeping a Healthy Mindset

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Have you been crushing it on Amazon and you feel like you’re ready to take some risks? Conversely, do you think Amazon is crushing you, and you don’t know how you’re going to make things work?  This week I’m focusing on the mindsets of successful and professional e-commerce sellers and talking about how to take yourself out of a defeatist mindset to one where you make great decisions.

 “Know that tomorrow is another great day and there are going to be amazing opportunities – you just have to be willing to go out there and get them.”

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Your preparation strategy for Q1.
  • I let you know my insights into the disempowering story line.
  • I reveal my personal story about fact finding and changing your mindset context can get you out of a negative head space.
  • You’ll hear an enlightening story about how my coach helped me see a negative situation in a new light, which changed my perspective on what happened in the business.
  • I walk you through what you need to do to figure out the numbers so you can be comfortable with short term and long term goals.
  • You need structure and goals in your business life, and I help you maintain your accountability. 

3 Quick Tips for New Merchant Fulfilled Amazon Sellers:

  1. Look at the facts as a start to changing your mindset.
  2. If you’re feeling overwhelmed in your business take a temporary step back in Q1 so you can recoup your energy.
  3. Prepare for what’s next and be clear on what actions you must take to achieve the results you want.

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Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp!

The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season!

Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive:

  • 14-weeks of training videos
  • Access to our Facebook group
  • Access to our Wholesale Course
  • Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course
  • Free, live Q&A calls

The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!

However, if you are one of the following:

  • A policeman/woman
  • A fireman/woman
  • An EMT
  • Active, retired, or disabled military
  • A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member
  • A member of the clergy
  • A certified teacher

As a way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free!

Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!

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Nov 21 2016

18mins

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