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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 Amazo ...
 
We created this podcast in recognition that there are a number of podcasts for the American “left,” but many of them focus heavily on the organizing of social democrats, progressives, and liberal democrats. Aside from that, on the left we are always fighting a war of ideas and if we do not continue to build platforms to share those ideas and the stories of their implementation from a leftist perspective, they will continue to be ignored, misrepresented, and dismissed by the capitalist media ...
 
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Robyn, the co-founder of Marketplace Blueprint, a digital agency that specializes in listing optimization and advertising on Amazon joins My Amazon Guy for a podcast on black swan events. She has over a decade of experience of selling online on Amazon, eBay, and other eCommerce venues. Exciting to have such a great expert on for our 100th podcast e…
 
Growing traffic to your website through SEO is a free and longterm solution to increasing your sales. Even if you don't focus on your website, and are an Amazon seller, take 5 minutes today to set your meta tags for your homepage. I tell you how. 3 Tips to Improve SEO Traffic to Your Website Set the HTML Title and Meta Description of your homepage.…
 
In this episode we interview Amandla Thomas-Johnson, about his new book, Becoming Kwame Ture. Amandla Thomas-Johnson is a British-born writer of African-Caribbean descent. He is based in Dakar, Senegal, from where he covers West Africa. He has reported from a dozen countries, and has covered social movements from Trinidad and Tobago to Chile to Mau…
 
This survey and inforamtion comes from Cleveland Research Company. Business Performance & Profitability: Online channels continue to drive better than expected demand with 70% of respondents indicating their Amazon sales trended ahead of plan in 3Q. Profitability, however, is a growing concern for many manufacturers, with 46% citing they expect the…
 
Nils Oldörp lives in China and has become an expert in sourcing. But he got off to a rocky start and shares his story with My Amazon Guy. How was your experience sourcing in China when you started? Cultural issues China understands tough competition Learning tax Have sourced 1000 items in past year Only 10% of sellers do the 2nd order (reorder) Chi…
 
This is a quick special report. In this episode we interview TeleSUR English presenter and Kawsachun News co-founder Camila Escalante. Camila shares with us the latest news coming out of Bolivia today October 19th, after the Movement Toward Socialism seemingly had a resounding victory at the polls yesterday October 18th, returning to power just a y…
 
Intellectual property is NOT a sexy topic. But it’s a hot topic in 2020 as the landscape is changing. Amazon is making it easier to control IP and get on brand registry faster. Today we talk to Steven Forte with an IP law firm Smith Hopen to learn some of the latest and best practices. Why should Amazon Sellers invest in intellectual property? Amaz…
 
I feel like the taxi driver of ecommerce. You get 100 economists in a room and 100 taxi drivers and ask them how they economy is doing and the taxi drivers will be far more accurate. Get Helium 10 to track suppressions https://www.helium10.com/?crsh_reqid=1296071&aid=427 Prime day post mortem Buy box percentages cut in half Listings flipped from FB…
 
Expertise is hard to quantity and qualify. In our conversation today I want to talk about the varying differences between expertises. When you run an Amazon business, you need to be an expert in one of the following 3 areas. Then any niche area within each of these, you need to hire out tools and experts to get help. Finance Operations Marketing Li…
 
The reason people are going to listen to today’s podcast is they want to know how editorials work and how they can help them grow their sales. We talk to Daniel Kim General Manager of HBW Commerce. How did you get into this space? How do editorials appear for keywords? How would editorials help grow a sellers Amazon’s sales? Is content still king? …
 
In this episode we interview Laura Whitehorn. Laura Whitehorn is a co-founder and organizer with the RAPP Campaign (Release Aging People in Prison). Whitehorn is a veteran organizer of numerous organizations, including Friends of SNCC, the Weathermen, Prairie Fire Organizing Committee, the John Brown Anti-Klan Committee, the May 19th Communist Orga…
 
Client of My Amazon Guy 1.5 Years. Wayne: 'Lowered ACOS and “saved my business.”' Lens Swap is a sunglasses lens replacement company. Started on eBay. Read a book Rich Dad Poor Dad (Endorsed by MAG too!) I was on a sales call, customer said “Like a Lens Swap?” And that’s how business was made. What makes you a serial entrepreneur? My kids screaming…
 
In this episode we interview Craig Gilmore. Gilmore is a prison abolitionist, cofounder of California Prison Moratorium Project, and a member of the Community Advisory board of Critical Resistance. Gilmore shares practical examples of prison abolitionists stopping new prison construction in California and how those examples have helped inform organ…
 
Link to setup NARF. Video on setting up Remote Fulfillment. September 29, 2020 Selling in Canada and Mexico just got easier To simplify cross-border selling, we’ve created a Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program that lets you fulfill orders in Canada and Mexico with your US FBA inventory. Remote Fulfillment with FBA saves you the trouble of managing …
 
Kickfurther talks about financing best practices and is giving away $250,000 in no-cost financing this month. https://grow.kickfurther.com/2020-giveaway What is Kickfurther? Get fast funding for up to $2M in inventory for a cost up to 30% cheaper than other financing options. Kickurther funds are available when you need to pay your suppliers. How d…
 
Barbara Smith co-founded the seminal Black Feminist Socialist organization the Combahee River Collective and Kitchen Table: Women of Color Press. She is an educator, organizer, scholar and publisher and theorist of Black Feminist politics. In this episode we talk about Barbara Smith’s latest piece on the Hamer-Baker plan to dismantle white supremac…
 
My Amazon Guy is proud to announce we have upgraded our advertising management service offering. Within the next two weeks all MAG clients we manage advertising for will start to use our newly developed proprietary advertising system we are calling MAGADS. MAGADS is a series of techniques combined with advanced macros to optimize current advertisin…
 
Steven Pope talks about why you shouldn't give away your margins when everybody is going to stock out this year. An internal Amazon email seen by The Verge confirms that its Prime Day shopping event will take place October 13th and 14th, and that the company will make an official announcement September 27th. https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/22/21450…
 
Amazing Exits launches today as a company and podcast. What does it take to sell your business? In today’s podcast I speak to Paul Miller and Kellianne Fedio of Amazing Exits. We talk about goal setting, planning, mistakes and best practices so you can get an Amazing Exit when you sell your Amazon business. How to Exit Kellianne's background/experi…
 
Fake review news story from CNBC https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/06/amazon-reviews-thousands-are-fake-heres-how-to-spot-them.html Customers are reading reviews online-review-statistics-2019 Nearly 95% of shoppers read online reviews before making a purchase (Spiegel Research Center, 2017) 94% of customers read online reviews (Fan and Fuel, 2016) 93% o…
 
In this episode we talk to author, scholar and educator Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly. Burden-Stelly is currently a visiting scholar in the Race and Capitalism Project at the University of Chicago. She also serves as an Assistant Professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College. Along with Dr. Gerald Horne, Burden-Stelly co-auth…
 
Amazon.com Inc. plans to open 1,000 small delivery hubs in cities and suburbs all over the U.S., according to people familiar with the plans. The facilities, which will eventually number about 1,500, will bring products closer to customers, making shopping online about as fast as a quick run to the store. It will also help the world’s largest e-com…
 
Get new images at POW. My Amazon Guy photo guide. Creating an Amazon Listing that generates sales and builds a brand takes a lot of work. You have to have titles optimized, copy in place for title and descriptions, backend keywords added, clear photos, and much more. Today, we’re going to talk about optimizing our photos to ensure that we catch the…
 
Full policy update here: https://m.media-amazon.com/images/G/01/rainier/help/legal/Communication_Guidelines_English_US_090820.pdf Watch the CNBC story on fake reviews https://www.cnbc.com/video/2020/09/06/fake-reviews-are-all-over-amazon-and-its-getting-harder-to-spot-them.html Communication Guidelines As part of selling on the Amazon store, seller…
 
In this episode we interview prisoner movement historians Dan Berger and Toussaint Losier who co-authored the book Rethinking The American Prison Movement. Today is the 49th anniversary of the Attica Rebellion, and in this episode we honor the ongoing tradition of prisoner resistance by examining the history of prisoner movements, and discussing th…
 
Bradley Sutton - Director of Training, Chief Evangelist sits down with us to talk about overlooked keyword product strategies, how to handle Q4 inventory issues, and some PPC tips to grow your Amazon sales. Be sure to subscribe to Bradley's podcast the Serious Sellers Podcast. https://www.helium10.com/podcast/ Keyword Research Strategies Buyer’s vi…
 
Good companies get bigger, or evolve. Great companies do both. Examples of companies that did not evolve Blockbuster, Kodak. Examples of companies that did not get bigger. our neighbor’s startup you never heard of. It should be obvious why a company needs to both evolve and get bigger, but this isn’t practiced by many. Amazon is probably the greate…
 
This is the first time Mitchell has been on a podcast, so you're getting an exclusive look at what it takes to run a large publicly traded company in eCommerce. We discuss Etail's journey, their new brand name, and how to compete with Amazon. Steven Pope also went onto the etailz podcast with CEO Kunal Chopra. Discuss etailz's journey Mitchell has …
 
What's going with Amazon operations ahead of Q4? Today, we attended a virtual presentation by Amazon’s head of worldwide supply chain Devesh Mishra, who is a 15-year Amazon veteran, and provided perspective and information on how Amazon is managing operations ahead of the Q4 peak season, new investments in supply chains and operations, and support …
 
Paul's technology and Amazon app background is impressive. Not only did he start the first automated email software for Amazon called Feedback Genius, he spun off Snagshout and Massview. We sit down and talk about technology, external traffic on Amazon, Walmart, and his own fitness business he sells on Amazon. How are you launching Amazon products …
 
So, one of Steven's clients sells sporting goods rope and tie-downs for like boats and kayaks BUT someone decided to use the rope for Japanese sexual bondage and then included a photo on their five-star Amazon review and because of this one review Amazon changed the product category from sporting goods to "Adult" and Steven's client is now freaking…
 
In this episode we interview Edward Onaci. Onaci is an associate professor of history at Ursinus College. In this episode, we talk about Onaci’s recent book, Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State. In our discussion, Onaci traces the origins of the RNA, the New Afrikan Independence Movement, and this broad…
 
Josh Gilliam, Owner of Coletti Coffee, who is Army Chaplain in Germany selling on Amazon.com in the US sits down to talk about his experiences and how religions and business go together. So you are an army chaplain... Why did you go into business? What has religion taught you that you apply to business? Does moving around a lot in the army affect r…
 
This list of questions comes from Quiet Light Brokerage to help their audience learn how to better sell on Amazon. 1. What you need to start an Amazon FBA business? (This is obviously pretty broad; I think it could be useful to break this down into different subsections — time commitment, business experience, etc.) 2. How to find profitable Amazon …
 
Adam Wilkens owner of Dotcomreps and author of Selling on Amazon: How to Sell on Amazon for Beginners. He has 12 years of experience selling on Amazon. Current Events with Data Bugs: Case issues Catalog team not accessible Hard to find a webcam in USA Brand Registry fragmented Seller support hanging up on you - going to voicemail after 20 min hold …
 
What are the secrets to sourcing products? Today we talk to an expert who will reveal his 7 secrets. Norman Farrar is a entrepreneur who provides online marketing and managed eCommerce solutions for brands. He has worked with Fortune 500 companies such as Coca-Cola, Mercedes-Benz and 20th Century Fox. Since the early 1990s, Norman has focused on he…
 
Virtual Bundles - Out. Recommend ignoring. Video advertising - In, hottest thing to do right now. NARF - remote fulfillment, may be coming out of beta in next 2 weeks. Keep an eye out if you haven’t gotten access yet, you might soon. This is shipping out of USA FBA into Canada and Mexico for an easy 3% sales growth. Custom Brand Headline ads - stil…
 
In this episode we interview SNCC Veterans Jennifer Lawson and Charles “Charlie” Cobb. They discuss their experiences organizing in rural Mississippi and Alabama with SNCC in the 1960’s at the height of the era we know as the Civil Rights Movement. They discuss working in small towns and rural Southern communities, and connecting with organizing tr…
 
Ola Gambari is a co-owner of a million dollar empire Fresher Products with brands Hungry Fan, Arctic Chill, Grillhogs, and more. Today we talk to Ola about his journey. What went right, what went wrong, and how he built his 7-figure business. www.hungryfan.com Ola as I understand it you’re an actual Nigerian Prince? Is Amazon passive income for you…
 
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