How a Former Paratrooper Went From 0-100K a Month Selling on Amazon

Episode 175 of the Serious Sellers Podcast hosts an Amazon seller who’s found success with a foundation of e-commerce skills and Helium 10’s tools.

The Amazon selling space is so large that it seems there’s room for almost everyone. E-commerce business professionals transitioning from brick and mortar, people using it as a high-powered side hustle, entrepreneurial moms, and young Lamborghini-flashing influencers.

But, there’s one type of seller that always seems to stand out. For me at least, that’s an everyday, hard-working person who’s surprised themselves with their rapid success. These are the sellers that haven’t spent time in our finer universities or grown up in families that encouraged entrepreneurship at a young age.

They just work hard, pay attention, and crush it.

Today on the Serious Sellers Podcast, Helium 10’s Director of Training and Chief Brand Evangelist, Bradley Sutton welcomes Ronald Bell, who’s just that kind of seller. Listen in and you’ll hear an entire episode full of tips and strategies that sound like they come from a guy who should be giving e-commerce classes, not taking them.

  • 02:00 – Starting with a Construction Company
  • 03:30 – Scaling Up Quickly on Amazon
  • 05:40 – How Did He find His First Product?
  • 07:45 – What Were His Most Important Metrics?
  • 09:30 – Slowly Building His Base with PPC
  • 11:00 – Putting Customer Reviews to Work
  • 14:00 – What’s Ronald’s PPC Budget?
  • 16:00 – Making the PPC Work for You
  • 18:45 – A $5000 Line of Credit Started Everything
  • 20:35 – Beginning a Selling Season with “History”
  • 22:45 – 100K Per Month Selling Part-Time on Amazon
  • 26:45 – In His Projected Future, Three Million a Year and Volunteering
  • 29:00 – “Special Ninja Tactics?” No, I Use Helium 10
  • 32:00 – 3D Rendered Photos Make a Difference

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