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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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Sep 28, 2016

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

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

Connect with Tara:

 

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Sep 26, 2016

I’m coming to you LIVE from the amazing Retail Global Summit event and today I want to talk to you about the Black Hole Effect of the Q4 season. If you’re a seasoned Amazon Q4 seller – then you know what we’re talking about: that time when you begin to doubt yourself, decisions, and you really begin to feel like you’re trapped in a black hole!

If you’re new to the Q4 game, understand that these feelings are normal for every Amazon seller.

So, today, I wanted to talk to you all about the Black Hole Effect of Q4 and what steps you should be taking as you are preparing for the busy season that can help you mitigate these feelings and effects.

 

“Make sure you give yourself some grace & some space in Q4” – Robyn Johnson

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Although Q4 is coming – It’s not going to start the day Q4 begins.
  • Some products don’t see a strong lift in sales until late-October to early-November… or later
  • Consider your Q4 goals.
  • Consider how you will ensure you have enough inventory at Amazon by Black Friday to hit your December goals.
  • Think about the systems you have in place for Q4… are they ready?
  • Consider outsourcing tasks.
  • Make sure you’re not spending more than you can lose.
  • Double-down on what is working.

 

5 Things to Focus on During the Q4 Calm Before the Storm:

  1. Doubling-down on things you have experience in.
  2. Closely monitor your Inventory Health Reports
  3. Buy what sells now.

 

Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Boot Camp!

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

Included in the Q4 Boot Camp, 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 Camp is only $197!

 

However, if you are:

  • A police officer
  • A firefighter
  • An EMT
  • A nurse
  • A teacher
  • A member of the clergy
  • An active, retired, or disabled military personnel or the spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military person

 

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 Boot Camp is completely free!

Click here to register for the Q4 Boot Camp!

 

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Sep 21, 2016

Today, I’m chatting with Chris Anderson from Superhero Sellers. Chris has been a significant contributor across several Amazon online communities and Facebook groups and has become one of the most respected people throughout our community.

Chris got started as an entrepreneur as a young teenager, when he owned his own lawncare business mowing lawns throughout his local community. He has experience in internet marketing and online selling on platforms such as eBay and Etsy before launching his Amazon business. He started on Amazon with the goal of pivoting from retail arbitrage to selling private-label products and although he is still not selling private-label items, he has grown an incredibly successful business through retail arbitrage.

Today, he shares his thoughts, tips, ideas, and insight with our amazing listeners; talking about everything from FBA fundamental tips for beginners through making good money on items you purchased at regular, retail prices.

“You don’t need to be a math wizard, but you do need to have a basic understanding of business and economics.” – Chris Anderson

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Why Chris decided not to sell private-label.
  • Fundamental FBA tips for beginners
  • Why starting your Amazon business through selling used books is a great way to start?
  • Why Chris feels that his Amazon business is the most valuable possession and bending rules is never a good idea.
  • Maximizing the ROI on your investment of time and money on your business.
  • Understanding your expenses
  • Why knowing your numbers and hiring and meeting with an accountant once a month can be extremely helpful for your business?
  • Sales Rank Charts and experimenting in different categories.
  • How to make good money on regular-priced items
  • Maximizing the ROI on regionally-exclusive brand items
  • Tips for using Google to search for answers to your Amazon questions

 

Chris’s Tips for Learning and Improving Your Business Skills:

  • Buy books about business
  • Take free online courses about business
  • Attend business courses at local Community Colleges

 

Resources Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Chris Anderson:

 

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Sep 19, 2016

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!

 

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Sep 14, 2016

Learn when to stay in your lane and when to wander to another side of the road.

Star of the Spike TV show, Thrift Hunters, Jason T. Smith – wizard of eBay sells anything and everything online, With a special focus on tiki mugs, t-shirts, Hawaiian Shirts and CDs. Most of which he sells through his eBay store. Jason grew up going to flea markets, garage sales and antique stores with his grandma, mom and aunts. He worked for many record stores and developed a process to sell extra inventory on eBay for the owners. He also started buying and selling for himself to supplement his income. He eventually left the industry to be his own boss. With his wife's blessing, he was able to take this risk and try his hand at thrifting full time.

Where to find Jason:

https://www.facebook.com/TikiPug

http://www.thrifting-with-the-boys.com/

http://www.spike.com/shows/thrift-hunters/bios/jason-t-smith

https://www.facebook.com/ThriftHunters/

http://www.thrifthunters.com/

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Sep 12, 2016

Q4 is quickly approaching. Now is the time to begin to prepare our Amazon businesses for what’s to come in Q4. We know that a lot of people are still rattled over the recent changes happening on Amazon, however, the place you want to get to – the questions you need to ask yourself – is not ‘what is wrong,’ but rather ‘how can I, regardless of the circumstances, make this work for myself and my life.

When you can get to a place where you can be something beyond your immediate circumstances, it will transform who you are and the way you make decisions within your business. So, today, I want to talk with you about the things we feel you should be thinking about, analyzing, and considering as you prepare your business for the Q4 season.

 

“There is no ‘Q4 Fairy with fairy dust.’ Q4 isn’t about magic, it’s about harvest.” – Robyn Johnson

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • If you really want a great Q4 harvest season, you have to take the time to do the preparations.
  • Preparations we think you should consider to prepare for Q4
  • Ask yourself: “Am I making smart buying decisions and strategies?”
  • Making a plan of action
  • Watching your inventory control
  • Understanding supply and demand
  • Streamlining your business
  • Watching your margins

 

Our Recommendations for Q4:

  1. Avoid big name brands or diversify
  • If you are selling big name brands, focus on past year’s products and models
  1. Avoid liquidators and seconds
  • Big Lots, Ross, Burlington’s, etc.
  • Develop niche knowledge
  1. Only invest in what you can afford to lose in inventory

 

Resources Mentioned:

 

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

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

Included in the Q4 Camp, 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 Camp is only $197!

However, if you are:

  • A police officer
  • A firefighter
  • An EMT personnel
  • A nurse
  • A teacher
  • A member of the clergy
  • An active, retired, or disabled military personnel or spouse

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 Boot Camp is completely free!

Click here to register for the Q4 Boot Camp!

 

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 7, 2016

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 5, 2016

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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