What a Difference a Year Makes – A Report Detailing a Beginner’s Life Selling on Amazon

Episode 161 of the Serious Sellers Podcast features three brand-new Amazon sellers comparing their experience with last years’ e-commerce novices.

A year, and 121 episodes ago, Bradley welcomed three new Amazon sellers onto this podcast to tell their e-commerce stories. Today on the Serious Sellers Podcast, Helium 10’s Director of Training and Chief Brand Evangelist, Bradley Sutton welcomes those same three sellers back to talk about what the last year on Amazon has meant to them as e-commerce novices.

Joining them this time around will be another three brand-new members of the Amazon selling club. They’re going to discuss their aspirations for the next year and how they became interested in the Amazon selling model in the first place.

It’s fascinating to see the seemingly unlimited number of “lanes” that exist within the Amazon ecosystem. You’ll also enjoy seeing the way these six sellers are navigating e-commerce (and a pandemic) with so much resourcefulness and creativity.

In episode 161 of the Serious Sellers Podcast, Bradley looks at the Amazon journey of six sellers:

  • 03:20 – Catching Up with Adriana
  • 06:00 – Challenges with Negative Reviews
  • 08:00 – Combining Shopify and Amazon
  • 10:20 – Copywriting Matters
  • 13:00 – The Coronavirus Pandemic Creates Difficulties for Mayana
  • 16:00 – It’s All About Timing
  • 18:30 – The Leverage of a Service-Based Industry
  • 20:30 – Amazon’s Multiple Lanes
  • 23:00 – Three Brand-New Amazon Sellers  
  • 25:30 – Financial Freedom Is at the Top of the List
  • 28:00 – Productive “Guilt”
  • 29:45 – Variations with Size and Keywords  
  • 31:30 – The Pandemic was a Decisive Point
  • 33:00 – Playing Around with Helium 10’s Profitability Calculator and Saving Money 
  • 35:30 – From Producing Music to Another Passion; E-Commerce
  • 37:30 – Putting the Instagram “Cart” Before the Amazon “Horse”  
  • 40:00 – For Chris, it’s Long Tailed Keywords First

Enjoy this episode? Be sure to check out our previous episodes for even more content to propel you to Amazon FBA Seller success! And don’t forget to “Like” our Facebook page and subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play or wherever you listen to our podcast.

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  • Freedom Ticket: Taught by Amazon thought leader Kevin King, get A-Z Amazon strategies and techniques for establishing and solidifying your business.
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