Your State of Independence

IndependenceIndependence is something that everyone wants. According to the dictionary, the definition of independence is “freedom from the control, influence, support, aid, or the like, of others”. I know by virtue that I live in the United States; I have the ability to have more independence and freedom than many people in other parts of the world. But when you really think about it, do I really have freedom from the control of others?

I would say not in my case. I still have a full-time job where I work for someone. Since I have an employer, do I really have freedom from control? I have a supervisor and manager that I must answer to. I have vacation but I must get permission to use it. My company decides how much I will be compensated for the position I hold. If you are still working for someone, I would ask you to determine how independent and free you really are.

I believe that when you leave the corporate world behind, then you can really have independence and freedom. The problem is how do I replace my corporate income? Your lifestyle has probably kept up with your income. You may have a mortgage, car note, student loans or credit card debt? You can’t just walk away from your job but you can start on a part-time basis.

There are a lot of online marketing businesses that you can start. You can do affiliate marketing, create information products or sell physical products. I actually do all three but I think the fastest way to get started quickly is to sell physical products on Amazon. Fulfillment by Amazon or FBA is the program that allows you to sell products on Amazon.

You can find bargains at stores and ship them to Amazon to sell. You do not need a list, your own information product or an affiliate product to promote. If you don’t like to shop you can also find products online to sell on Amazon. There are many books and training that teach you how to do this. There are two books that I recommend. The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA: How To Earn A Full-Time Profit With Amazon FBA, Starting With $0 And These Little-Known Secrets by Dennis Becker teaches you everything you need to know to get started with Fulfillment by Amazon. Arbitrage: The authoritative guide on how it works, why it works, and how it can work for you by Chris Green also teaches you the details needed to be successful with FBA.

If you prefer videos as opposed to print, then I recommend Jessica Larrew’s course. She has a beginning course as well as the full course. Amazon Boot Camp – Basic Training includes 14 videos that includes everything you need to get started selling on Amazon. This is a great package if you want to learn without investing a lot of money. Amazon Boot Camp includes step-by-step training as well as a private Facebook group. This package includes 33 videos. If you know this is something you want to do, then I recommend that you get the full package. If you unsure if selling on Amazon is right for you, then watch 3 free videos. Jessica also has other training that covers specialized topics such as Back To School and Online Sourcing Strategies.

I believe that everyone needs another source of income outside of their job even if they do not desire to leave the corporate world behind. Selling on Amazon is a viable option.

The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA Review

The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA ReviewDo you like to shop? Can you ship a box? Are you good at finding bargains? If so, then this may be just the thing for you. Fulfillment by Amazon or FBA gives you the opportunity to sell other people’s products or your own products on Amazon.  That’s right; everything that is sold on Amazon is not their own merchandise. Ordinary people just like you and me can sell on Amazon.

There are two ways to sell other people’s products on Amazon. You can you participate in the merchant fulfilled or Fulfillment by Amazon program.  With merchant fulfilled, you put your listings on Amazon, but you actually are responsible for shipping the products to the buyer.  This is the easiest way to get started as far as the investment required.  You can even find things in your house that you can sell such as books, DVDs, etc.  You can also use FBA to sell other people’s products.  You go to the store find bargains, ship them to Amazon and let Amazon sell them. The great thing about this is that you can take advantage of the Amazon Prime program.  Amazon Prime is a membership where buyers can get 2 day shipping for free.

The last way to sell on Amazon is to find a private label manufacturer and sell your own product.  You create a brand, create your unique label and have the manufacturer ship directly to Amazon. I was unaware that this was even possible until about a month ago.  I am currently in the process of getting a product manufactured right now.

The opportunities that are possible with FBA are endless.  There are people that are making over 100K a month from their private label product.  There are many advantages to this approach but there is more of an investment required than selling other people’s products.  You have to find a product that will sell, find a manufacturer, create a brand and create your own labels. If you are a little nervous about private labeling, then you should pick the option where you find bargains.

There are so many courses that are available that range in price from about $100 all the way up to $4000. The good news is that a new product was just released that removes the barrier to entry. Dennis Becker’s The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA teaches you how to sell on Amazon using merchant fulfilled, retail arbitrage or private label. This 139 page guide includes the steps to get started as well as all of the resources you need to be successful.

The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA shows you were you can find bargain products, things you need to ship your products, how to pack your items for Amazon, how to list your items as well as how to price your items.

This product also comes with 3 checklists:

  • Retail Arbitrage 30 Day Checklist
  • Private Label 30 Day Checklist
  • How To Get Started With a $0 Budget Checklist

I am so excited about the number of people that this product can help. If you want some extra income you can use this product.  If you want to make a full-time income you can use this product.  If you have teens that need a summer job, why not set up a company and let them work for you this summer. The opportunities are endless. Check out The Amazing Amazon Genie: FBA right away.