Category Archives: Business strategies

Time to Get Serious- 2015 Goals


new-years-eve-2015-583216_1280It’s a new year and a great time to re-look at our businesses and decide how to best grow and adapt for 2015!  I’ve written out a list of goals for this year (I actually did!)  Some goals share some common themes.  I found it helpful to take those themes and break them up into smaller chunks to increase my chances of meeting those goals.  I’ll review the goals and the strategy I plan to use to implement the goals in hopes that this will help you set your own plan for 2015 and build your business!

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Amazon FBA Fees Will Increase. Should You Be Worried?


dimeThis coming February, Amazon will raise their FBA fees.  I could create an entire post on the details of these fee changes, but all of the information you need is available right HERE.  Instead, I decided to create a post about the effects this may have on your business.  I also want to talk about my feelings on Amazon, Ebay, fees, and the e-commerce market in general. Continue reading

The Real Value of a Brand! Earn Monthly Income or Sell for a Lump Sum!


brand checkToday I am so excited to have in my hand the “down payment”  of the earnings I will received from selling off one of the brands/businesses that I’ve started and developed!

Today I want to look at what went into creating the brand, the sales history, the benefit I’ve received from it, why I’m selling it, and the total sum I will receive once the sale is complete!  We’ll also talk about how you can potentially do the same! Continue reading

New Amazon Restriction: How I Got Approved to Sell DVDs Over $25 MSRP (After Being Denied!)


green lightIMPORTANT UPDATE 3/10/15:

The below strategy may still work for you, but it seems there is a lot of confusion lately both on the part of the seller and Amazon.  Please read my updated post on this policy HERE.

Also, Mountain View Movies has released a page with their own thoughts on this matter HERE

You may have heard by now about Amazon’s latest seller restriction.  Any DVD, or Blu ray with an MSRP of $25 or greater will not be able to be sold unless you gain approval by Amazon.

When I first received the notice, I did not think it was going to be difficult to get approved.  After all, I’ve been selling DVDs for several years and have maintained a 100% feedback rating.  After submitting my information, I was denied!  I did some searches to attempt to look deeper into this new restriction.  I found that articles have been written all over the internet, sellers were talking about it in forums and overall, there is widespread speculation, anger and panic! None of the sources I found provided a method on how to get approved.  I could not even find a single seller on the forums who did get approved!  (I found a lot who had been denied however!)

Today I want to provide you with what I wish I would have found in my searches.  As I’ve said in past posts, I’m happy to provide information that helps you to learn from my mistakes rather than your own!  Through a lot of back and forth with Amazon and several attempts, I’ve been approved!  Let’s talk about exactly what this restriction is and how to get the green light from Amazon!

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Selling Internationally – My First Product is Live in Canada!


One WorldI get more questions about selling internationally than probably any other topic!  I must be honest and upfront from the start.  My knowledge on this topic is limited, but I’ve been pushed by a couple of readers to pursue this area of business that I have been wanting to try for a long time, but found myself too intimidated to take action.   Well, I’ve taken the first steps and my first product is now live in Canada! If this goes well, expanding to more countries will definitely follow!  While I am by no means an expert, I’ve learned a couple things along the way which I will share today! Continue reading