Forgive the mess as we work to make this a better place to visit
If you have read any of my books you know that I’m quick to give God the glory for any measure of success I have achieved. It’s all because of His grace.
For the last couple of years it has been on my heart to write a book about how to find and fulfill God’s purpose for your life. The result is a book called “Finding Your Grace Place.”
I know that it’s not your typical selling on Amazon stuff that you’re used to seeing me write about, however I wanted to give you an opportunity to grab it for free while I’m doing a promotion for it on Amazon.
In it you’ll find out: God loves you so much, that no matter what your past was He still Has an awesome plan for you, and in order to fully step into that plan you must receive His constant supply of grace. This message will encourage you and refresh your soul.
The promotion starts today and runs through Sunday. Even if you don’t plan to read it, would you consider downloading it to help me out?
If this is a topic that interests you then I invite you to join my email list here – http://findingyourgraceplace.com/
I know there is definitely more interaction on my Facebook page, but I am curious as to how many people get a chance to see the posts on this page.
The next 5 people to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and mention this post to get a free copy of either Real Wholesale Sources, Beyond Arbitrage, or Private Label the Easy Way.
Right now it’s 5:52 PM CT on Sunday, May 22.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.
*****UPDATE – All Done. Congrats to those that got them.
We had an AMAZING turnout for my “Private Label the Easy Way Revealed” Webinar this evening.
Lance Wolf and I pulled the curtain way back on how we launch Private Label products with very low minimums and low risk.
Feel free to check out the replay here –http://app.webinarjam.net/
We gave a ton of very actionable content so if you have any Private Label experience at all, you’ll be able to run with it.
We also unveiled our 80% off Anniversary sale for the Private Label Mentoring Program.
You can read about it here – http://nanacast.com/vp/
The Bonuses alone are worth jumping in.
One of them that I’m extremely excited about is my new upcoming Private Label Webinar Series where I will go live on webinars (Recordings will be available) and take you through the entire Easy Way process! It’s going to be a lot of fun.
Also, if you’re one of the first 70 to sign up for the mentoring you will also get access to 100 Private Label Finds to jump start your Private Label launch and catapult you to lesson 10. We’re getting close to selling this out so jump in now if you want access to those.
This Anniversary Sale runs until next Wednesday, May 4th, but if you want access to the Private Label Finds don’t wait that long.
Email is a great communications tool, but it can be a little impersonal at times.
I’d like to connect with you in a more personal way and provide you with content and resources to help take your business to another level.
Would you please like my new business page on Facebook?
Here’s the link – facebook.com/ryanreger
It will only take 5 seconds. 🙂
Are you interested in doing Private Label, but concerned about sourcing overseas and the high minimums that go with that?
Private Label doesn’t have to be scary or expensive. I launched my first private label product with about a $500 investment.
Join myself and special guest, Lance Wolf, on a live webinar on Thursday evening at 8 PM Eastern Time as we pull back the curtains and reveal our Private Label the Easy Way Method.
At the very least you know that with Lance on there, it’s going to be entertaining. 🙂
I have created OnlineBizRoadmap.com to be a resource to help you determine where you want to go (Point B) and once you determine your Point B, to offer resources to help you navigate the journey.
There are a number of FREE Resources so please check out my new site at OnlineBizRoadmap.com
You may have already heard about this, but just in case I wanted to let you know that my friends Jim Cockrum, Chris Green, Gary Baird, and Nathan Bailey have created a 100% FREE Online Product Sourcing Course. Grab your spot here before they are all gone.
Earlier in the week I told you about a brand new wholesale and private label supplier database. I just created a short video giving you a sneak peek of it. (See bottom of this post)
This is not just another list of sources. This is a fully searchable list of thousands of wholesale and private label suppliers. So if you’re wanting to source hats for example. You simply can type “hats” into the search field and Voila! – a list of hat suppliers will appear right before your eyes.
Or if you want to see a list of wholesale suppliers in only the sports and outdoors category for example, you can browse them all easily.
Plus we’ll continue to make improvements and add suppliers so get in now before the price goes up.
You know that I love the Private Label business model and in my new book I’ll show you an easy way to launch your own private label product.
The private label model has revolutionized my business and I know it can do the same for you if you apply the principles in my book.
Private Label the Easy Way is available Now here – http://easyprivatelabelbook.com/
Want to have someone mentor you through the process to have your own private label product by Q4?
Then check out the Private the Easy Way Mentoring Program I’m kicking off with Jenni Hunt. We’ll help you navigate the whole process and give you some incredible accountability and a group of people to lean on and learn from.
Check out how you can become a part of this here – http://nanacast.com/vp/10000603/482657/
Are you interested in wholesale?
I wrote a book last year called Real Wholesale Sources that sold thousands of copies. In it is a list of over 200 legitimate wholesale companies that you can purchase from for your Amazon, eBay, or even offline business. I recently updated it and have re-launched the 2nd version. You can get it for only $9.99 here.
You might think Private Label is a scary proposition, but in a book I’ll be launching within the next several weeks I’ll show you that it’s not.
Can you imagine having a product that brings in a consistent $10,000 to $20,000 in sales every month or more? What if you had 3 or 4 products like that? How would it change your business?
These numbers are very realistic and I’ll be showing you how we found an easier way to do private label products.
It sounds like all I do is write books. The truth is I wish I had more time to devote to writing.
There has never been an easier time than now to get a book published. Here are some reasons why you should consider writing a book:
1) Become a leader in your niche which opens up many other opportunities.
2) Extra income. Who doesn’t like that?
3) It’s fun to say you’re an author.
I’m sure there are many more reasons, but I challenge you to think of some topics that you could be an “expert” on. Do you have a topic you’d like to write about, but need some encouragement or advice? Shoot me an email at email@example.com and I’ll help in any way I can.
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!
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 said that it’s not good for man to be alone. In the context of your business this can mean several things, but one interpretation is: Don’t do this business by yourself.
I have talked about this before, but it’s so important. If you’re selling physical products online 90% of the general public (maybe more) don’t get what you do. That means that maybe even your closest friends and relatives have no idea what your business is about.
So what’s the solution? Community. That can be as simple as joining some Facebook groups like MySilentTeam or ScanPower, but in my opinion there’s nothing like being a part of a mastermind group where you get to know each other personally and help each other’s businesses grow.
The other piece of advice is: Take action on one thing right away.
Many times going to a conference or taking a course you may feel overwhelmed with good ideas and information to implement. Don’t try to implement every good idea all at once. Take one idea and work on that.
John Bullard Sr and I just released our new book called Beyond Arbitrage.
If you’re ready to take your business to the next level then this book is for you.
We’ll teach you:
Everything about wholesale inventory from how to find it and what you’ll need to buy it
The exact process that John uses to prepare for a trade show
Exactly what to say and not to say to a vendor at a trade show
Other sources of wholesale inventory you might not expect
How to outsource your inventory sourcing
How to find inventory for 50-75% off wholesale!!
How wholesale sourcing can open up doors of inventory and incredible opportunities including but not limited to closeouts, exclusives, and private label opportunities
For more information and/or to get your copy of Beyond Arbitrage go to – BeyondArbitrage.com
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 with the low profit, high competition items. Here are some quick ideas I have. If any of these aren’t a fit for you then just ignore them. 🙂
– Continue what you’re doing but differentiate yourself. If you have a high competition item that sells well then create your own multi-pack or bundle. Let’s say you’re selling a popular health/beauty item. Make it a 2 or 3 pack and own the listing for a while. Or bundle it with something hard for other sellers to find like a special coffee mug with a bag of coffee or a gift bag with a set of lotions.
– Wholesale – I love buying wholesale because once I find a good selling item it is replenishable. The same strategies with bundling and multi-packs can be applied here.
– Thrift store, garage sales – The profits from this type of inventory is remarkable. Buying items for $2 and $3 and selling them for $20, $30, and $40 is not unheard of.
– Consignment – Find a friend or family member that will give you their items to sell and split the profits with them. This means no out of pocket expense for you.
Also, if you’re in a position where you need to be at a certain profit amount per month quickly I would say there is nothing wrong with getting a part time job or doing something else to make ends meet while building this business. This is not a get rich quick business and you definitely don’t want to put pressure on yourself to make it happen in a certain amount of time. Obviously the more money you have to invest the faster it can build up, but I know many sellers that started with $500 and have 6 and 7 figure businesses now.
I don’t want to oversimplify this business, but it is pretty simple – Find inventory that is selling for more on Amazon, ship it in, repeat.
Most of all, don’t give up. If it takes you longer to build it than someone else – who cares? The fact that you started and took the leap is commendable. Most people are content to work their 9-5 jobs and have no desire or drive to build a business. You have done that. And because you’re reaching out for help means you want to succeed. I guarantee you that you can do this. Just keep doing what you know and the other piece of advice I like to give other sellers is don’t build this business alone.
There are plenty of free communities on Facebook and elsewhere that you can network with other sellers and get questions answered. My favorite Facebook group is https://www.facebook.com/groups/mysilentteam/
I hope I’ve helped you in some way or at least encouraged you.
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 company that can help you get a US business established so that you can apply for a state sales tax permit and order wholesale products. That company is incorporate.com. My friend, Barrington McIntosh, used them to set up his US business.
Once you have your business established and have a resale tax certificate you can start placing wholesale orders. If you don’t already have someone in the US to accept your shipments for you, I highly recommend MyInventoryTeam.com. They will receive your inventory, prepare it, and send it to Amazon for you.
I wish there was an easier way to get around the sales tax certificate requirement, but I haven’t come across one.
(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 should not try to build your business alone and that truth is even more apparent to me now after spending just two days with them. The ideas that were generated and the deepening friendships will easily turn out to mean increased income for me and my family.
When you can leverage each others experiences you can all go to another level.
It’s the difference between taking the elevator vs. taking the stairs. Imagine being at the Empire State Building with me and I take the elevator to the top and you take the stairs. We’re both going to make it to the top. However, I’m going to get there much faster and be much more rested when I get there. That’s the power of a group of like-minded individuals working together.
Since joining this mastermind group last fall, my business has literally EXPLODED and it would not have grown at this rate had it not been for the relationships we’ve built and the ideas we’ve shared. I so believe in the power of getting together with like minded individuals that I want you to experience that as well.