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    I made 4 sales on Amazon last night while sleeping!! I'm only profiting 3$ right now on Amazon vs 15$ on my own website but I just need reviews. If I can make 4 sales without PPC or any reviews I wonder how this will do with both of those things. Once I get those reviews (I want just a few) and get a bunch more sales I'll raise the price so I profit 8$. My Instagram is at 850 followers so I need to work on getting photos with the product in different places to make quality posts.

    I'm down to 10 units out of 16 on Amazon. The four I had for the website I sold within a week. The reason I want to buy 200 is because I need my logo on them, it would give the product a better look. I'm not sure how they would sell though still, kind of nervous. I'm considering just buying 40 without my logo and just doing what's working right now until profits allow me to do so. If you have any advice or something to say please do!!! The advice I've gotten here is unreal.
     
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    It's been a crazy day. Instagram is an amazing tool and I'm realizing more and more how much I can do with it. I'm very outgoing and love to talk so I think doing live how-to videos would be a lot of fun for me and get a lot of peoples attention while interacting and being friendly.

    I went on Instagram and joined a guy's live video and told him "You're missing something with your gear" and he looked all around the room and rattled off every single piece of equipment lol. Then I said "You won't be successful tomorrow if you still are missing this..." and he looked confused and said, "Well I don't really know what you're getting at". "You're missing our ________!" He read it and said "THAT IS SLICK AS F*CK!!!! You're an amazing salesman. DM me and I'll have to get one" Checked and someone added to cart so he most likely is a buyer.

    Here is how I'm getting 12 sales through my website from one person.


    When I got off work today I decided to join an Instagram live session that a guy started while he was doing an activity that relates to my niche. I commented "Why haven't you finished that yet?" and then followed up with "I know why..." and gave it a few seconds. "You're not using our _______." He immediately said that he would buy when he got home and sure enough he did through Amazon. THEN he told his friend who bought 2 and then said if he is satisfied he will buy 10 for all of his friends (150$ profit). All of this happened through Instagram. I ended up talking to the first guy on the phone and getting needs and wants from him and also asking him about the website and what could be improved. This is a ton of fun.

    Sold 2 Units during the day on Amazon. Nothing crazy but still can't believe I'm making sales. I only have 8 units left on Amazon and am ordering 30 more to come in next week. I'm also placing an order for 150 units with my logos on them finally which will take a month. I'm so pumped and only want to work harder and harder!!!!
     
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    I sold 6 units today on Amazon and passed my goal of 5 sales in a day!!! It's the craziest feeling. Today I went to the apple orchard with friends, took a nap later, and woke up to find out I sold 6 units. It turns out I'm making $8.20 per sale so I made 49$ today while having a good time and not at work. Now that I've tasted it, I want more. I've been staying up til 2 A.M. almost every night learning and figuring this thing out. I love it and ecommerce is something I think is fun. (Now on to 10 sales in a day) :smuggy:
     
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    keep it up man I'm new here and finishing up unscripted which really opened up my eyes on everything and I'm now "removing my blindfold" hope everything goes well!
     
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    Gratz on your sales! I'll keep following your progress thread. Thank you for it.
     
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    Good job, man! Addicting, isn't it?!
     
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    Appreciate it man! For sure. I hope you and I along with others willing to put in the work can inspire each other!
     
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    Thank you!!! It is..extremely. I just got 2 sales from my website while eating and literally said to my dad "this is the most addicting thing"
     
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    I've sold out my 20 units and already have shipped another 27 to Amazon and kept a few for the website (already sold 4). I should have bought more for my website but I'm ordering 20 more tonight for it so if people buy I'll let them know that it's a pre-order because we are out of stock.

    I've decided to go on to another product while this keep selling and majorly improve it. I'm down to two products as of right now and have 3000$ to spend aside from the business and the profits from this first product I barely improved. I want a productacracy and not a product I have to keep pushing and hoping will keep selling. I'm still at my job to keep funding my dream and long term goal of removing the need for a job and college.

    I just found out my grandpa used to be very into this niche and had a product that a company paid him to have the right to sell but discontinued it years ago. I don't think the company is even around anymore. There's only one person selling this on Amazon and it's sold by the actual company and not Amazon. Their actual website looks like crap and the item is way over-priced. I'm meeting with him tomorrow because he is also very interested in working with me to sell it through my ecommerce website and Amazon. Pumped!!!
     
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    Now that you see you can get some sales, have you thought about ordering more at a time for a larger price break(IE more profit each)?
     
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    Yeah but I'm so critical of this product. I'm assuming I'm going to get 1 star reviews and the next 30 may not sell. It's a cool product and it works well but I'm just not sure, maybe I'm thinking into it too much. I don't have my logo on it yet, I haven't added that much value to it aside from something small, but I did sell all 20 so far. I'm looking at a product right now to really improve because none of them actually work. 1 star reviews and they all say that it breaks on each of these sellers products. If this one I'm selling right now keeps doing well and I can put my logo on it, then I'll keep ordering in increments. I'll probably consider going 150 units though next order if these do very well so I can get my logo on them.
     
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    Depending on the kind of product, it is usually possible to have your logo applied post-production, often close by where you are located. This means you don't have to order larger quantities just so you can attach a logo.

    There are many different ways to attach or incorporate a logo on a product. In my labeling book I deal with 27 different methods, so try thinking outside the square. There are some labeling/branding methods that can cost you more if done by your supplier in China than they would cost in the USA.

    Walter
     
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    I really appreciate that. Never thought that I could do it post-production. Really considering getting your book!
     
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    I can vouch for his book.

    You aren't wasting a dime.
     
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    Here are the sales I've made the past 4 days:
    Tuesday: 4
    Wednesday: 4
    Thursday: 3
    Friday:1

    I've been waiting for a bad review and got it today. A one star review trashing the product. It's weird because the guy messaged me 5 days earlier saying "copycat china junk" and then bought it today? It seems like he's trying to give me a bad review. Anyways, I've gotten my first red gumball. I'm ready to go all in with the profits I've made from this product and the money I have saved and really improve a product and add a ton of value. I already have one in mind. My instagram is at 1300 followers and I have gotten a few sales through my shopify store. If I can sell a product that I barely added value to, I'll kill it with a product I really focus on. It sucks, but I now have a basic understanding of how this all works. I'm so clueless when it comes to marketing but I'm reading and figuring it out. Back to work!
     
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    Probably a competitor noticing you coming onto their turf.
     
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    I figured. Have you ever dealt with that? I'm not sure how to find out for sure if it is. Will research and figure it out
     
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    Hey u seem to be progressing well bit jelly of ya! Keep hustling up, good to see you are breaking free. It all starts with a system... $100 a month... $1000 month.... $10000 a month... Hustle hard and gtfo from the script!!
     
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    I appreciate your support man!! are you running a business yourself!?
     
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    I don't sell on Amazon, if it's just 1 bad review I'd ignore them and move on and focus on providing more value and satisfaction to your customers. Let them waste time worrying about the competition and throw a tantrum about other peoples products.
     
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    For sure. I contacted Amazon and they will decide what to do with the review. Hopefully they remove it but if not, I'm already working on creating more value :thumbsup:
     
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    I've been all over the place this week trying to decide which products to move forward with improving and adding value to and I just decided today to go all in with one and figure it out somehow. It has a patent on it, so today I'm learning how to read patents and figuring out how to get around this. Google is life (So is this forum)

    (edit: I spent a bunch of time today researching best possible outcomes and the barriers to entry, and I changed my mind. I took the second hardest product to do, with barriers to entry in importing, and it has 10,000$ more in revenue per month than the idea I had in mind. Wrote up all 5 ideas I've had and just looked at it from a perspective of whatever is harder and has more potential. NO MORE ACTION FAKING AND PICKING! I'm going all in with this one product and making the best it can be.)
     
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    I looked at a product today that is the same as mine and found out that another person with the same last name had left a negative review. lol. Contacted Amazon again with the information and hoping they deal with it. Definitely a competitor like @StevieB said.
     
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    Oh man, I can smell your awesomeness from afar!

    Keep your chin high and keep grinding! You'll achieve amazing things.

    Counting on you! Fingers crossed :)
     

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