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The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson | Selling on Amazon, Ebay, and More

Welcome to the Unstoppable Entrepreneur! 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. She is an expert in making a living selling on Amazon and Ebay. 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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May 30, 2016

What does summer really mean?  Yes, it’s beach balls, vacations, no school, and more time with your children, but it’s also getting ready for Q4, taking stock of your inventory, business, and examining the seasonal items that you can stock up on. Robyn discusses retail arbitrage with Target and their enforcement of their “No Reseller” policy and when to watch for the national clearance sales so you can make those great summer buying decisions that will support you profitably through the rest of the year and net you a fantastic Q4.

It’s really busy from September to December so, while there are things you need to concentrate on in summer for your business, it’s really important that you take a break as well. There are some fantastic conferences this summer that you may want to put on your calendar – ASD is in July in Vegas and Robyn will be there!

 

May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) Covering your Assets, 7 Costly Mistakes That You Can Avoid in Private Label

Register here

http://www.bestfromthenest/pl

http://www.importmastermind.com

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show. 

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Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

May 27, 2016

Jordan Malik MBA/MS is a best-selling author, podcaster, serial entrepreneur and award-winning Amazon merchant. He has helped thousands of e-commerce merchants remarkably improve sales and profits via his info services, software, bestselling books, and podcasts. Jordan has been interviewed by: Time, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and several entrepreneur podcasts and publications and today he’s here with Robyn!

 This is an episode that is so packed with information that you will want to take notes – or pick one thing that speaks to you and focus on that for now – then come back and listen again for more information. Robyn and Jordan cover everything from retail arbitrage, to warehousing, to FBA, to book selling, to private label and so much more!

 

Connect With Jordan:

http://www.jordanmalik.net/

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/ask-jordan-podcast-selling/id847764715?mt=2

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jordanmalik

http://jordanmalik.com/blog/

May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) Covering your Assets, 7 Costly Mistakes That You Can Avoid in Private Label

Register here

http://www.bestfromthenest/pl

http://www.importmastermind.com 

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991          

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

May 25, 2016

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. 

Robyn’s Having a Free Webinar!

May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) Covering your Assets, 7 Costly Mistakes That You Can Avoid In Private Label

Register here

http://www.bestfromthenest/pl

http://www.importmastermind.com

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

May 23, 2016

Is private label right for you? Today Robyn talks about how she handles private label, why you shouldn’t start out doing private label, and the best way to go about starting your own private label.  Robyn goes over the wholesale/relabel private label method vs building your own product from scratch.

Robyn talks about talking to a United States company and asking them to white label their products for you. Trader Joe’s grocery store is a great example of how white labeling can be very effective but also that you need to understand the liability and safety issues involved with private labeling. Robyn breaks down the 5 things you need to have in line in order to start private labeling:

  1. Have some basic business experience.
  2. Have about 5 to 10 thousand dollars to invest.
  3. You need to have persistence over time.
  4. Being willing to take a calculated risk.
  5. Commitment to excellence.

Robyn also takes a deep dive in to the legal ramifications of private labeling and she’s also offering a webinar about this very thing on May 31, 2016. The links to register for this webinar are below, and if you’re thinking of private labeling, this is a must attend event!

Robyn’s Having a Free Webinar!

May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) Covering your Assets, 7 Costly Mistakes That You Can Avoid In Private Label

Register here

http://www.bestfromthenest/pl

http://www.importmastermind.com

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at: Excellence@BestFromTheNest.com

 

May 20, 2016

“In 2015, Fulfillment by Amazon volumes, growth rates, and inventory levels were very high. As a result, the fulfillment centers were very full in November and December. This fullness was driven in part by FBA inventory that didn’t sell until well into 2016. To avoid potential capacity constraints during the 2016 holiday season, Amazon is accelerating the expansion of f their fulfillment capacity and are changing our FBA fee structure to encourage all sellers to send in and store products in November and December that are likely to sell by the end of 2016. To give you time to plan for these changes, they will begin to take effect on October 1, 2016.”

Today Robyn takes a deep dive in to the fee changes Amazon just announced and how you can plan for your Q4 so you’re not stuck with excess inventory, more in long term storage fees, and ultimately lose money on your sales.

2016 FBA Fee Increase

https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201648210

Webinar, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) on Hiring!

http://www.bestfromthenest/hire

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

May 18, 2016

You can’t do it alone –

Today Robyn speaks with the astonishing Dr. Emily Letran. Dr. Emily. came to this country as a refugee at 13 years old and overcame remarkable challenges to become a dentist and entrepreneurial business owner.

Today she and Robyn share her story and discuss the keys to success and inspire others to achieve their own American Dream. Together they give you the advice and insights to see opportunities even in adversity, and how to empower yourself through mentorship and the right associations. While Dr. Emily isn’t in the e-commerce space, her story and experience are valuable across all business and personal platforms and reinforce, again, the importance of mentorship, associations, and the power of support.

Contact Dr. Emily

coachemilyletran@gmail.com

Dr. Emily’s Podcast

https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/your-life-business-fast-track/id1105004842?mt=2

Books:

From Refugee to Renaissance Woman – Dr. Emily Letran

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Dstripbooks&field-keywords=From+Refugee+to+Renaissance+Woman

Commit to Embracing Your Big Life – Dr. Emily Letran

Amazon Link: http://www.amazon.com/Commit-Embracing-Your-Big-Life/dp/1942688059

Robyn is hosting a webinar! On March 31, 2016 at 5:30 Pacific Time, Robyn will talk about hiring and discuss everything you need to know to make the best hiring decisions for your business.  And remember, you can still get access to her Profit First webinar. The links for both are below.

Webinar, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) on Hiring!

http://www.bestfromthenest/hire

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

May 16, 2016

Did you know that reducing the amount of time you spend doing something by as little as 30 seconds can save you 44 hours a year? That’s an entire work week! That’s time with your family, time to spend in the park, or enjoying your favorite hobby! 

Today Robyn talks about how to approach the spring/summer season, with an eye on Q4, that will make your business more streamlined and profitable. She dives into the importance of processes and how you can be more effective in the running of your business through systems and effective hiring.  Whether you sell 50 items a month or 5 million, Robyn discusses the strategies that will build your business on a stable, efficient, and profitable foundation. 

Robyn is hosting a webinar! On March 31, 2016 at 5:30 Pacific Time, Robyn will talk about hiring and discuss everything you need to know to make the best hiring decisions for your business.  And remember, you can still get access to her Profit First webinar. The links for both are below.

Sign Up For The Webinar, May 31, 2016 at 5:30 PST (8:30 EST) on Hiring!

http://www.bestfromthenest/hire

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show. 

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991           

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

 

 

May 13, 2016

Are you thinking about importing your Amazon products from another country? Do you know all the logistics involved with importing? Today Robyn talks with Jennifer Moser of Think Cascadia and Cascadia Seller Solutions about all things importing and what you need to do to make certain that your business is ready to handle all the customs requirements, import fees, and meeting Amazons requirements. Robyn and Jennifer talk about how important it is to have a customs broker, and what you can and cannot do when you start importing.

They also cover when you should start thinking about Q4 when it comes to importing your Q4 products. Amazon starts thinking about Q4 in January! And so should you! You never know when a shipment will be held up in customs and you never want to run in to a situation where you’re stuck holding your Q4 inventory until next year because you couldn’t get your items in to Amazon on time.

Jennifer is an experienced professional in the import trade and logistics world, having worked for Amazon’s Trade Compliance team as a Global Trade Manager as well as managing the Product Safety team. Jennifer supports sellers with determining the correct HTS (Harmonized Tariff Schedule) code for their product, achieving competitive freight rates for ocean and air, and experience in regulatory compliance and product testing.

Contact Jennifer:

http://www.thinkcascadia.com/contact-us/

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991 

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

 

May 11, 2016

Karen Locker founded Solutions 4 Ecommerce in 2009 to help the micro and small businesses owner grow their businesses by providing support services such as account management, inventory control, sales reporting and other services. Today, Robyn talks with Karen about those inventory health reports, how and when to change your listings, the role you play in Amazon’s overall business model and how the policies of Amazon work to keep the entire marketplace healthy and viable for the long run. Robyn and Karen talk about the Amazon terms of service and listing rules that you need to know to keep your account in good standing with your customer - and who is your customer? Amazon. They also talk about the tracking measures Amazon has in place for UPC codes and for Branded merchandise and the requirements you must meet to list branded items and what happens when an ASIN gets cleaved.

These are the really important things you need to know if you want to create listings and sell on Amazon -

Contact Karen:

http://www.solutions4ecommerce.com/contact-us/

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

 

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

 

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

May 9, 2016

Is it painful for you to set goals? Do you set goals that seem completely out of reach and when it becomes a struggle you are discouraged and quit? Today Robyn talks about setting “Smart Goals” that serve your ultimate goal. Robyn takes you through the steps setting a series of small goals, with reasonable steps, that will allow you to reach your BIG goals.

First thing - write down the goals you have already met - no matter how small - or how small it seems to you. Write it down and move from there. Setting the reasonable, reachable goals helps you avoid discouragement and move strongly.

Robyn talks about the Best From The Nest calculator that will help you reach your goal by calculating the amount of money you need to manage to get the profit you need to reach your goals. Knowing how much you need to spend (or not spend), calculate the ROI on each item, and how much help you need to meet your objectives.

Robyn takes you through several steps of goal planning, and covers the pitfalls that you may face in setting your goal planning calendar and how to overcome them and how to manage life, children, faith in harmony with your goals. Robyn wants to help set you up to win and if you email action plan to Robyn she will evaluate it and give you actionable advice. This is for all listeners - not just members of the Academy or Institute.

Get the Best From The Nest Calculator:

http://www.bestfromthenest/calc

Email your action plan to Robyn!

excellence@robynsnest.co

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com



May 6, 2016

Elizabeth Harding was selling on Amazon off and on for years and finally decided to dive into selling full time. After the first time she  knew she needed an accounting solution because, as she says, “I do.not.do.math”. Elizabeth signed up for InventoryLab and loved what she saw so she decided to help out on Facebook and answer questions just for fun and before long she was on the payroll.

Today Robyn and Elizabeth discuss why you need a solid accounting and tracking practices in your ecommerce business. Too often sellers go into the ecommerce business and not realize that it is a business and that you need to plan for taxes, insurance, and have a proper business structure to safeguard what you have worked so hard to build. They also discuss hiring practices and why it’s so critical to have systems in place to hire the right people for your business. With ideas like the “easter egg” in the job posting, to the unusual interview questions that give you insight - Robyn takes you through everything you need to know in this actionable conversation with Elizabeth.

Contact Elizabeth:

https://inventorylab.com

http://support.inventorylab.com

 

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

May 4, 2016

Are you thinking about Q4? You should be! Today Robyn discusses those short term goals that build your long term plan and create a sustainable business that gives you the life you want. Robyn takes a deep dive into seasonal buying and cash flow management that will allow you to have the cash you need to maintain and replenish your inventory for the busy Q4 selling season. She takes you step by step with actionable advice to manage your cash flow and inventory now so that you’re ready not only for Q4, but for January and tax season.  Just because the snow isn’t off the ground everywhere doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be implementing your short term goals to support your long term strategy~

 

Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below!

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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!

Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

 

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

 

Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

May 2, 2016

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May 2, 2016

Are you stuck? Have you reached a plateau in your business and you can’t seem to get past it? Today Robyn talks you through getting past those roadblocks that keep you from growing and scaling your business the way you want.

Are you using the reports available to their fullest advantage? Are you taking a close look at your systems to see where you can improve, eliminate, or change? And are you willing to take a deep dive in to your business practices to identify what got you this far – and how you can pivot to scale even further?

Robyn shares what she’s done and how you can do the same. It’s another note taking episode!

 

*Robyn had a webinar on Profit First – with the Author, Mike Michalowicz on Thursday April 21st. If you missed it you can download the replay for free at the link below

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/pfwebinar

Also, you get these great things from Robyn!

The Unstoppable Amazon Academy Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show

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! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.

How to leave a review in iTunes:

https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991

Email Robyn at:

Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com

 

 

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