Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

December has been a crazy month with sourcing and getting inventory into Amazon for the busiest shopping season of the year

I’m just now having a chance to relax a little bit after working so hard. My main piece of advice is just that – take some time to relax and enjoy this holiday season. Sometimes it’s so hard as entrepreneurs to “shut it off”. If you’re like me you’re always thinking about business ideas and what you need to be doing to run your business. Resist the temptation to work unless you need to use it as an excuse to get away from some crazy family members :)

As a Christmas gift to anyone that doesn’t have Beyond Arbitrage, John Bullard Sr and I have reduced the price to $9.99 on Amazon Kindle through this weekend. The book normally sells for $29.99.

Here’s the link to it on Amazon – http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OPCW8FE

I pray that this next year will be your best yet!

Ryan

Q4 is Here! Are you Ready?

If you sell physical goods then Q4 is the most thrilling adventure you’ll experience. It seems like anything that’s not nailed down will sell in the last quarter of the year.

Are you ready?

Here are just a few tips I wanted to share about being prepared for Q4:

  • Make sure you have plenty of supplies now – Packing Tape, Boxes, etc
  • I only buy items that I can make money on if they sold now. I’m not buying items hoping that they will be going up in value later.
  • Now is not the time to change your business model. Go with what you know, but don’t be afraid to scan items in categories you’re not completely familiar with. If you’re not selling toys, Q4 is the time to get into toys for sure.
  • Be on the lookout for anything seasonal – It seems like anything with the word “Pumpkin” in it sells and as we get closer to Thanksgiving and Christmas keep your eyes open for items that only come out during those holidays.
  • Get help with the processing, packing, and shipping – I’m sure there are plenty of people that live near you that would love to make some extra Christmas money.
  • Source Source Source – This needs to be the main focus
  • Refresh your Amazon Seller Central often to watch your sales – I’m sure the experts would say don’t waste too much of your time doing this, but it’s fun and it motivates me when I see the sales coming in.

Nuggets from the CES II Conference and Beyond Arbitrage

I’ve been quiet over the last several weeks. The main reason is I was working on a book called Beyond Arbitrage. I’ll touch on that in a minute, but I wanted to give you a nugget or two from Jim Cockrum’s CES Conference this past weekend. Rabbi Daniel Lapin quoting from the book of Genesis [...]

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My Email to a Frustrated Seller

I received an email from a fellow seller that is feeling a bit frustrated with his business. We’ve all been there so I thought that some of my comments to him might encourage others as well.  Here they are:   Don’t give up. There is so much inventory out there that it’s not worth dealing [...]

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Don’t Ever Give Up!

I know there are times in your business when sales are slow or it seems like finding good inventory is difficult and you question whether you should continue. Those are the times when you have to remember why you’re doing this business. If you don’t have a “why” get a “why”. There will be challenges, [...]

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Wholesale Help for International Sellers

I have been getting a lot of questions from sellers outside the US about how to purchase wholesale products and have them sent to Amazon.com. As you probably know, wholesalers require a sales tax permit and that can only be acquired if you have a business in the US. After some research, I found a [...]

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MM8 Conference Recap

“Awesome” “Next Level” “Life Changing” These are some of the words the attendees used to describe the MM8 Conference that me and my mastermind buddies hosted this past week in Dallas. We are truly deeply humbled to hear that kind of feedback. Two of them told us that they could have gone home after lunch [...]

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Multiple Streams Continued and Expanding Internationally

Have you ever just stared at your computer not really knowing what to do in regard to your internet marketing business? How do you know where to start? There seem to be so many opportunities that you can become paralyzed by analyzing every possible business model. I certainly have been in this position. In my [...]

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Multiple Streams of Income and An Online Sourcing Opportunity

I know you have heard the term “multiple streams of income”. In the internet marketing world some possible streams are: A physical product business such as selling on Amazon and eBay  Helping offline businesses get their business online  Coaching other online sellers  Writing and selling an e-book on a subject you’re knowledgeable about  Setting yourself [...]

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Do you prefer the Stairs or the Elevator?

(For a replay of our 16 minute Spreecast from New York City announcing our exciting news please click here – http://www.spreecast.com/events/live-from-new-york-city) I just returned late last night from New York City where I had the opportunity to attend the Coffee Fest Trade Show with 3 of my fellow mastermind members. I firmly believe that one [...]

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