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The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson

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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Mar 13, 2017

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 8, 2017

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:

 

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Mar 6, 2017

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 1, 2017

Do you know how much it costs you to just keep your business alive? Today Robyn talks about the importance of knowing your numbers and not being afraid of them. Understanding that, even if your numbers are giving you bad news, that’s actually good news because it means you are able to take action and change the course of your business. Not knowing your numbers, what it takes to keep your business alive and provide you with the life you want is a sure way to put yourself out of business.

Robyn offers two great tools to help you not only know, but understand your numbers so you can make solid, fact based decisions in your business that will keep it healthy and profitable for years to come.

 

Use The Calculator

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/calc

Amazon Business Audit Course

http://www.bestfromthenest.com/biz

 

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The Unstoppable Amazon Academy

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Feb 15, 2017

Bryan Bowman is a well-renowned private label seller with over a decade of entrepreneurship experience and extensive experience in e-commerce. He is the CEO of AMZ Profit Pros, which allows him to exercise his love for teaching by helping business owners in developing the best strategy to sell their products on Amazon.

Coming from a diverse work background, Bryan tells us how he leveraged his love for teaching and fascination for data and numbers to get to where he is today. He is a “breaker down of things” and in today’s episode, he walks us through some tools, concepts, and strategies, which will help you take your business to the next level.

“Lean into your strengths.  Don’t try to be good at everything.  Focus on what gives you the best results.”

Today’s Topic Covers:

  • Monitor your profitability. You need to know and really understand your numbers to manage your finances better and ensure that you are making the most profits.
  • Bryan gives us an overview of the different Amazon Services such as: Amazon Sponsored Products, Amazon Marketing Services, Vendor Central, and Vendor Express.
  • How to maximize the data from Amazon Sponsored Products to generate product ideas, determine the right keywords for your listings, and discover other niches to develop the best campaign for your business.
  • Bryan provides detailed instructions on how to get approved on your Amazon Marketing Services application.
  • How to refine your marketing strategy to get a better ROI. Stop focusing solely on ads and consider your sales funnel, targeting, and click-through rates to capitalize the use of your marketing platforms.
  • He provides very insightful advice about product selection and how to optimize your product listing.
  • Bryan talks about the importance of developing an off-Amazon business strategy to get your business to the next level.

3 Things You Need for a Successful Business

  1. Traffic – You need to control the people who come to your door.
  2. Bait – You need to give your customers a good offer.
  3. Value – You need to find a strategy to get people to spend more on their visit and come back and spend more often.

Mentioned Links:

Connect with Bryan:

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Feb 13, 2017

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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Feb 8, 2017

Today I’m talking with my conference buddy and great friend who has given me so much terrific advice on how to build my brand and connect with people. Jeff Cohen is an expert in the Amazon marketplace, and he helps sellers advance in their business and make the right connections to achieve their goals. I’m excited to have him on this episode so he can share with you his pearls of wisdom and a ton of valuable advice.

 

“Your greatest asset is your time. If you’re giving your time to help someone else make money, you deserve to make money as well – profit isn’t a bad word.”

Jeff Cohen

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Jeff tells us about how he stumbled into e-commerce when he moved to a small town and worked for its largest employers.  
  • He talks about USPS auctions and how he grew his business.
  • Jeff tells about his prediction for the Amazon marketplace for new sellers.
  • We talk about building a business and the challenges involved with it.
  • Jeff discusses the importance of setting business goals.
  • We talk about using the law of reciprocity to address customer pain points and enhance your sales.
  • He shares his stories and advice about engaging with people at tradeshows or conferences.
  • Jeff announced he has a new program coming up for 2017 called Level Up With Jeff for high-volume Amazon sellers looking to discuss level up practices. 

 

Mentioned on the Show:

 

Connect with Jeff Cohen:

 

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Feb 6, 2017

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 1, 2017

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

 

 

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Jan 30, 2017

The “Nateman” to our Robyn – Nate Johnson, Robyn’s amazing husband, joins today and together this dynamic duo talk all things sponsored ads. Nate and Robyn dive deep in to how to structure your sponsored ads, what to avoid and what you must do to help increase the conversions you’re looking for. They also discuss the difference between Google Ad Words and the Amazon Search Engine and why it’s more effective and less expensive to have Amazon Sponsored Ads.

Robyn and Nate tell you the common mistakes people make that can blow your budget, not increase your conversion and actually hurt your listing and take you through the difference between auto campaign and manual campaigns and what not to do, and what to do with each.

Jan 25, 2017

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 18, 2017

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. 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

Jan 16, 2017

Ingrid Vanderveldt the CEO and founder of the Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 movement is here with Robyn and together they empower you to build your business, empower your life, and tell you that, while you may be crazy being an entrepreneur – it’s the best kind of crazy…

 

Where To Connect With Ingrid:

http://ebw2020.com

http://www.minther.com

http://ingridvanderveldt.com/

https://twitter.com/ontheroadwithiv?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author

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

Jan 9, 2017

With all the brand restrictions and inflated pricing that are happening on the Amazon platform, more and more people are leaning towards eBay. This is why I’m so pleased to have an eBay expert on the show today. Stephanie Inge has almost twenty years of selling experience, is an e-commerce and social media expert, a certified eBay instructor, and a college professor.

Stephanie is here to give tips to new and returning sellers on how to navigate the platform so that you can become an unstoppable eBay entrepreneur.

“If you don’t have the UPC, do not leave it blank. Select ‘not applicable’ or ‘does not apply’ but do not leave it blank.” Stephanie Inge

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • How Stephanie’s childhood hobby started her off on her career path.
  • How she pivoted from retail to online selling.
  • What returning, eBay sellers can expect on the platform.
  • The benefits of eBay for sellers.
  • Key strategies when creating listings on eBay.
  • We discuss how Google affects your listings.
  • We talk about item specifics.
  • How to drive traffic to your listings.
  • She gives us some insight on the importance of feedback.
  • Advice concerning customer
  • Why you should pay attention to categories. 

Stephanie Inge’s Top 2 eBay Search Tips:

  1. If you list one or two items every day, you’ll notice an increase in sales.
  2. eBay collections enhance your exposure.

Connect with Stephanie Inge:

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Jan 6, 2017

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 2, 2017

Happy New Year Unstoppable Entrepreneurs! We made it through 2016 and we’re starting the year with a clean - slate ready to start new companies, create new ventures, and build upon our businesses! We have a world of opportunity in front of us and it’s up to us to take full advantage of everything that pertains to our goals for this year.

 

Let’s set ourselves up for success in 2017. If you want to change your business and how it grows, you must put in the work and keep your eye on the prize. Goals are incredibly important to keep you on track so you can see what you've accomplished. Failures are important too – embrace them and learn valuable lessons from them.

 

On our first show of the year I’ll give you tips that will keep you focused on being a successful and unstoppable entrepreneur! There is so much we can accomplish when we set our minds to it!

 

“Be clear on the direction you’re going and how you’re going to get there.”

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

 

  • What to do if your goal becomes disempowering.
  • What to do if your businesses aren’t working.
  • The importance of growth.
  • Why milestones can cost you.
  • Putting time into your business.
  • Be prepared for lifestyle sacrifices.
  • Tapering off vs cutting off.
  • Making mistakes.
  • The benefits of systems.

 

 

My Wish For You in 2017:

 

  • Draw a line in the sand.
  • Remember you are unstoppable and you’ll get what you want because you’re worth it.
  • Create clear and objective goals.
  • Make sure you play full out – give it everything you have!
  • Embrace mistakes, failures, and stupid decisions.
  • Make 2017 the year you get what you didn’t think was possible.

 

 

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Dec 26, 2016

The year is almost over, and I hope you've had a fantastic Q4!  For those of you who crushed the year – be proud of yourselves! For those of you who have worked hard but didn’t get to where you envisioned yourselves and the year crushed you, I want you to know you’re not alone. It wasn’t an easy twelve months for me either. In fact, it’s been my hardest year since we started.

On today's episode, I'm going to share with you the five things you need to do before the end of the year. Even if you had a great year financially, this advice will be beneficial to you. If you had a tough year or you didn’t meet all your expectations, you can still learn from it and make next year a better one so that you will be a more unstoppable entrepreneur in 2017.

 

Do yourself a Christmas favor and make sure you get separate accounts for each entity.

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Information about business entities.
  • Two profit and loss approaches.
  • Ways to keep track of your inventory.
  • How to establish an understanding of your profit and loss.
  • Advice about realizing your end game.
  • Advice about accountability partners.

 

5 Things You Need to Do Before the End of the Year:

  1. Look at starting the right type of business entity for you in 2017.
  2. Figure out your profit and loss story.
  3. Make sure to look at your year-end inventory.
  4. Analyze and calculate your profit and loss.
  5. Think about clear objective goals for 2017.

 

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Dec 21, 2016

I’ve heard presenters from all over the country, but when I first heard Maria speak at Harvard, she said things that spoke to me. Her story touched me and fed my soul, and I’m pleased that we kept in touch with each other since we met at that engagement at the University.

Maria will enlighten and enrich you with her wonderful insights and advice on life that her parents taught her from an early age, and I’m honored to have her on today’s episode.

“It’s not how much we earn it’s what we do with our money that helps us achieve our dream life.” Maria

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • We hear about Maria’s personal history.
  • She tells about the lessons taught to her by her parents.
  • Maria talks about her mission in life.
  • She shares her philosophy in treating customers well.
  • Maria talks about maintaining a good work ethic.
  • We talk about making choices in life.
  • She offers her views on making money.
  • We hear a lesson about ‘keeping up appearances.’
  • Maria shares a touching story about her mother.
  • She tells us the real meaning of love.

 

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Maria:

  • Call Maria at 1-514-692-8279

 

Claim your seat at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference

This amazing event is a superb opportunity for you to learn from leading Pubcon speakers. You’ll learn about digital marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary conference. I’ll be speaking there along with many other highly regarded speakers, and our keynote speaker is Debra Jasper who is the founder and CEO of the learning firm Mindset Digital!!!

We hope to see you at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on February 22, 2017!!!

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Dec 19, 2016

Our guest today pivoted from working for corporate America to becoming a successful ecommerce process expert. Erin Varda has almost twenty years’ experience in IT and Quality Assurance, and the skills she acquired in those areas were instrumental in bringing success to her business. She is passionate about what she does, and as a project manager, she uses that drive to ensure her clients succeed with their projects and programs.

 

On today’s episode, Erin talks about how she gets things done, and she shares her honest, straightforward insights and invaluable advice to help you make your ecommerce business a profitable one.

 

“If you’re new to this business find an accountability partner who doesn’t believe in you. You won’t want them proven right so you’ll do everything you can to show them the money!” Erin Varda

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

 

  • Erin shares what her career entails.
  • She talks about her decision to get into ecommerce.
  • She talks about what steps she took to get her systems into place.
  • Erin tells us about the amount of time she spends on sourcing items.
  • We talk about emotions and tangibility.
  • Erin talks about managing her milestones.
  • She talks about how she helps her clients.
  • We talk about how she breaks down tasks on her list.
  • She gives you great advice about mindset.

 

 

5 Tips To Execute Your Plan

 

  1. Take our free webinar to get the knowledge of the process.
  2. Make plans.
  3. Do what you say you’re going to do.
  4. Make sure you detail everything you do in the day.
  5. Don’t underestimate minor tasks.

 

 

Contact Erin Vader:

 

  • Facebook
  • Ecompmo
  • Email: Ecompmo@gmail.com

 

 

Claim your seat at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference

 

This amazing event is a superb opportunity for you to learn from leading Pubcon speakers. You’ll learn about digital marketing, search engine optimization, social media marketing and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary conference. I’ll be speaking there along with many other highly regarded speakers, and our keynote speaker is Debra Jasper who is the founder and CEO of the learning firm Mindset Digital!!!

We hope to see you at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on February 22, 2017!!!

 

Click here to secure your spot at the Pubcon SFIMA Regional Conference!

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Dec 14, 2016

Do you want to increase your sales, but you don’t have the inclination or the time to learn how to use things like keyword research to increase your revenue?  This is where our guest comes in because he is a PPC specialist who helps entrepreneurs grow their business by generating sales and expanding their organic presence.  I’m pleased to welcome Sean Smith, the co-founder, and CEO of Jungle Hustle, a marketing services agency that assists new and seasoned sellers and companies in the nine-figure range benefit from Sean’s world class service.  

On today’s show Sean shares his views, insights, and opinions about marketing, wholesaling, and profits. We discuss everything from PPC to AMS, and you’ll get a world of information to help you on the road to becoming a profitable and professional seller.

“Amazon isn’t perfect, it never will be, it’s constantly improving.”

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • How Sean developed his career.
  • His views on PPC.
  • Advice on data, numbers, and sourcing.
  • Use of keywords and metrics and unknowns.
  • Bidding for keywords in high and low competition markets.
  • Automatic campaigns manual campaigns.
  • Sean’s opinion on impressions clicks.
  • Sean speaks about Amazon Marketing Services and how it differs from sponsored products. 

Common Mistakes With PPCs:

  • People don’t see PPC as a long-term investment and not understanding the return.
  • Not understanding how to build in advertising costs into sourcing.
  • Depending on average cost of sale too much – vary your metrics.
  • Being too smart for your own good – people are always looking for new keywords, so you have to stay on top of it.

4 Suggestions to Make Your Sponsored Ads Effective: 

  1. Download and use your search terms report weekly.
  2. Use high-quality keyword research tools.
  3. Start your keyword bids low and then go high.
  4. Use broad and phrase as a form of keyword research. 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

Connect with Sean Smith:

 

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Nov 23, 2016

Bundles are complimentary items packaged together to be sold as one unit on Amazon. If done right, bundles bring convenience to the customer and higher returns to the seller. Today Robyn goes through the 10 Commandments of bundling products n Amazon – how bundling can help you when done correctly, and what to avoid to not run afoul of Amazon policies.

Amazon Bundle Help Page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200442390

 

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Nov 21, 2016

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.

 

Mentioned in This Episode:

 

 

 

                                  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 16, 2016

One of the things involved with owning your own business is hiring employees. I have the pleasure of speaking with Amy Schroeder, who is the founder of Employer Joy and is ambitious human resources professional with a passion for employer branding. She takes the fear and trepidation out of employing new staff, and I’m excited to have her on the show today so she can share her insight with you regarding your first employee hire.

 

“Set expectations with staff on day one, check in with them often, hold them accountable, and document, document, document!” 

Amy Schroeder

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Amy shares her background in corporate HR.
  • She discusses what she sees employers go through when they implement HR practices.
  • Amy shares invaluable advice about hiring seasonal employees.
  • How do you know you’re ready to ‘let go’ and recruit staff to help grow your business?
  • You can’t always get someone who works like you, so we discuss employer expectations. 
  • Amy gives us tips on developing your job description to attract the ideal employee and where to place the ad that won’t kill your wallet.  
  • We talk about the importance of referrals when considering new workers.
  • Amy brings up employer branding and what you need to have in place for your candidates, so they feel invested in the position and your company.
  • Entrepreneurs need to understand the difference between an independent contractor and an employee regarding liability with tax classification.
  • She reveals how HR professionals help entrepreneurs with business issues like employee engagement and retention.

 

Connect with Amy Schroeder After December 1, 2016:

 

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 14, 2016

Today I’m talking with my conference buddy and great friend who has given me so much terrific advice on how to build my brand and connect with people. Jeff Cohen is an expert in the Amazon marketplace, and he helps sellers advance in their business and make the right connections to achieve their goals. I’m excited to have him on this episode so he can share with you his pearls of wisdom and a ton of valuable advice.

 

“Your greatest asset is your time. If you’re giving your time to help someone else make money, you deserve to make money as well – profit isn’t a bad word.”

Jeff Cohen

 

Today’s Topics Cover:

  • Jeff tells us about how he stumbled into e-commerce when he moved to a small town and worked for its largest employers.  
  • He talks about USPS auctions and how he grew his business.
  • Jeff tells about his prediction for the Amazon marketplace for new sellers.
  • We talk about building a business and the challenges involved with it.
  • Jeff discusses the importance of setting business goals.
  • We talk about using the law of reciprocity to address customer pain points and enhance your sales.
  • He shares his stories and advice about engaging with people at tradeshows or conferences.
  • Jeff announced he has a new program coming up for 2017 called Level Up With Jeff for high-volume Amazon sellers looking to discuss level up practices. 

 

Mentioned on the Show:

 

Connect with Jeff Cohen:

 

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!

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!

 

 

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