TMBA 409: Amazon And The Elephant In The Room

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This week, Dan and Ian talk about one of the most successful platforms for building an online business, and one that has historically been under-represented on this show.

That platform is, and the reason that we don’t feature it more is because Amazon sellers are often secretive about the ways they use it to make money.

Today’s guest has no problem sharing his knowledge, especially with those who are just getting started on Amazon.

Scott Voelker is the host of an established podcast about Amazon called The Amazing Seller, where he offers insights and tips from his experience using the platform.

In this episode Scott talks about how people can start making some side money on Amazon, and eventually grow to earn a full-time income.

If you are interested in learning how to do that, but are not sure where to begin, this is the episode for you.


Listen to this week’s show and learn:

  • What Scott believes is the best way to get started on Amazon. (3:42)
  • Why he thinks people should focus on selling unique products. (14:34)
  • What makes people reluctant to share information about selling on Amazon. (18:50)
  • The advantages and disadvantages of focusing on smaller markets. (25:26)
  • The challenges Scott has faced in sharing his message. (29:21)

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Published on 10.05.17
  • Kevin Sanderson

    Great interview! Scott was instrumental in me getting started on Amazon. He has been helpful for a lot of people, and he is 100% correct that it is all about getting started. We learn more by starting than we do by consuming information.

  • Casey Abbott Payne

    This reminded me of a book I bought and never read but I left sitting in plain view “Action!: Nothing Happens Until Something Moves”. Felt like that was all I needed to read! I think I made my first $1 online from Google AdSense. A lot of people make it their goal to make thousands a month from Google AdSense but I recognized early that I’d rather be the guy paying for the ads instead of the guy making the videos/content! :)

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