December 14, 2017 at 12:32 am #132187
This question was submitted in response to What to Sell on Amazon for 2017 – The Ultimate Guide…
Hi Krista. I enjoyed the article and I’ll be using it as a guide for getting started selling on Amazon.
I have seen several people selling courses on how to make an income by selling on Amazon. Adam Hudson is one I was looking at recently and he’s very convincing.
I was wondering if I could get your thoughts on whether you believe there is value in such courses? I think the cost is around $2000.
I’m not sure if it’s worth mentioning I live in Australia (Amazon just launched here) and I had limited success trying to sell kindle books on Amazon a few years ago.
Thank you.December 14, 2017 at 12:44 am #135496
Thanks! I’m glad it was helpful.
Personally, I wouldn’t pay for a course until testing out the system first on a small scale, getting an account set up, and getting my feet wet with a few test items. Retail arbitrage is a great way to do this and it requires little investment and very simple listings. I wouldn’t even worry about making real money on this test program, though some big-time sellers use this method this very successfully. Only after getting some hands-on experience would I consider paying for any course. Even then, I’d exhaust the free resources like you find on our site first.
There aren’t any get-rich-quick ways to success on Amazon. The success stories all work very hard each day to stay on top, but there are plenty of opportunities if you’re willing to work through the learning curve.