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How does it violate time? you can sell products on autopilot?
I sell on Amazon FBA, and I can tell you that I am trying to move away from it. It's a great platform to get the visibility and test a market, but ultimately you're at the mercy of the whims of Amazon (check their forums to see how often seller accounts get closed) and a BIG negative is the rating system. You have other sellers that try to sabotage you with negative reviews, unhappy customers for reasons outside your control, or even people who leave you positive feedback but a mediocre star review (because they think 3 stars is good??) and if it happens often enough, people can tank even a solid product. So there is my two cents on Amazon. I say if you can avoid it, try to focus on your own website and use Amazon as a supplemental stream. You can use Wordpress and Woocommerce and be up and running in a few hours for just the price of a domain name + hosting + an SSL certificate (on name cheap, all that is maybe $30?).
ENTRY. I agree the issue of ENTRY depends almost entirely upon product selection. Think outside the square for that rather than follow the crowd.Selling on amazon doesn’t violate entry. The difficulty of entry is determined by product selection.
Control... yes, it definitely violates control.
I still think FBA is better than Shopify because of Amazon's traffic and making my own e-commerce platform from the ground up seems like it wouldn't be worth the effort.
Because of this, it makes sense to me that relinquishing part of CENTS in a business (FBA) in exchange for a headstart (Amazon's traffic) can sometimes be the best move towards making passive income.
Sounds like you just want to make easy passive income? If you go into any business with that mindset, you're going to have a very hard time and likely make nothing at all.
The core question is what you are going to sell and why, not how you're going to sell it. That's stage 2, not stage 1.
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