How to Create a Successful Private Label Product and Brand – Part 3: Find a Supplier



pallet-1239130This is part 3 of my private label series which I started HERE.  So far, we’ve talked about the most important aspect: research (and more research!) The fact is, if you get the first part wrong, nothing else will matter!  Failure to research properly will lead to trouble (the product may bring in too little revenue, it may have too much competition, no demand, or it could be too heavy to make financial sense- or could present a number of other issues.  Be sure to get a handle on the research phase first!)

Once you’ve done your research and you have found a product that meets the criteria I outlined in the first two parts of this series, it’s time to start connecting with suppliers! Continue reading

August 2015 Income Report



chart-1236812It is hard to believe we are already near the 4th quarter! This year has gone remarkably fast already and generally it just speeds up from here!  I have been disappointed to see my income on a slow steady decliner particularly when compared to last year.  There are several reasons for this and we will explore some of these in this post.  I will also revisit this in “what I learned” toward the end of the year!  For now, however, let’s talk more about August!

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Amazon Cracks Down on “Black Hat” sellers- What it means for YOUR Business


black hat banI’ve been creating my own brands and having products made under these brands for years now.  Knowing how this all worked and making it happen used to be a well guarded secret.  It took me years to understand and figure out.  Once I did, I decided to start this blog to help others learn a lot faster than I did.  After all, I would have really benefited from a blog like this when I was starting out!  Shortly after I started this blog, a lot of buzz started in the online marketing world about private labeling products to sell on Amazon. Continue reading