“Last year, we did over a million dollars and we’re still growing.”
– Ari and Chelsea Cohen, USA
When Ari and Chelsea Cohen were looking to leave their day jobs behind, they started with multi-level marketing.
They got involved with a few companies, but nothing really took off. When they tried to involve some other people in their organization, the couple kept hearing from people who were too busy selling on Amazon to take on a new project.
So, they looked into it.
Within seven weeks of taking their first Amazon selling course, they were making sales. Within 30 days of their first sale, they were making $10,000 in gross revenue.
From there, it only went up.
“Amazon is the best opportunity to make a lot of money to completely change your situation for not that much investment. $10,000? That’s nothing compared to what people are sinking into brick and mortar businesses.”
– Chelsea Cohen, USA
They quit their jobs and moved from Los Angeles to Austin, TX.
Flash forward and they’re anticipating $1.5M in sales for this year. And, they’re collaborating with other Amazon sellers to teach workshops and share best practices.
On top of that, they spend time travelling the world.
Soon, they’ll be taking their first trip to China where they’ll be meeting their suppliers and seeking out new product ideas in the world’s manufacturing hub.
For this duo, Amazon is a launchpad. They have plans to break out into other passive income ventures – like AirBnb and real estate.
Amazon was the scalable opportunity they needed to kickstart their eCommerce careers.
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Amazon Selling Tips
Their tips? Act fast. Don't wait! Someone could snap up the product opportunity you have your eye on.
You should be analyzing your competition from all angles before you source your product. Phillip initially sold one product thinking there was only one competitor, but there were 11 by the time it hit Amazon. He recommends looking at outside sources like Google Trends, like you're able to do in the Jungle Scout Chrome Extension.
Sellers can also use Keyword Scout in the Jungle Scout Web App. Keyword Scout allows you to see search volumes for keywords associated with your product idea, while also giving you tips to hack your product marketing, like PPC and HSA suggested bids.