Today I tell new Amazon FBA sellers what ONE thing they absolutely should not do to begin selling on Amazon FBA. If you are a new Amazon FBA seller, this video is for you.
What is one thing that all new Amazon sellers absolutely should not do? Watch this video to find out!
Hey welcome back for another episode of The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses. Today is Wednesday which means that we are going to talk about selling on Amazon.
New Amazon FBA Seller – Pay Attention
And specifically I want to talk to you, the person that just found out about Amazon FBA and you’re just digging in and trying to figure out about this opportunity. Because I believe that it is a great opportunity but you will mess it up if you do this one thing.
Ok, so what is this one thing? Please tell me so I don’t screw up?
Don’t make it so complicated.
When you’re just starting on this Amazon journey, you need to focus on one thing at a time. You need to practice just in time learning.
Because if you start thinking about what you’re going to do five months down the road, you’re never going to get there.
So please guys, keep it simple.
Do not go out to your favorite podcast and download every single episode they have ever done and listen to all the different things they’ve talked about. Because they are going to be talking about hijackers on listings and nexus in states and all these things that you do not need to worry about.
If you want to start selling on Amazon you need a product, that is step one.
Do As I Say, Not As I Do
Let me give you a personal example. All you really need to start on Amazon FBA as far as a business perspective goes is a DBA. That stands for Doing Business As.
That means that you can go open a personal checking account with your social security number, and just let your banker know that you want it to be a DBA account and they can help you out with that if they are competent at all, and start there. You can probably get a free checking account, you don’t even need to pay for a business checking account.
But just get it started, keep it simple, that is all you need.
You do not need a business account, you do not need a tax identification number, you don’t need a LLC. You might need those things down the road but you don’t need it today.
And that is absolutely something that I screwed up getting started. The problem is that I confused doing stuff and being busy with taking action and making progress.
Those are two different things.
So spending time on LegalZoom and setting up and LLC and thinking about what I’m going to call my LLC, I didn’t need to be doing that stuff. I needed to be sourcing products.
Don’t be like me 10 months later and still be waiting to get your first products into Amazon.
People That Do It Right
I am amazed at these guys that I see where they learn about FBA, they dive deep in and then 2 months later they are selling on Amazon. That blows my mind. But its because they focused on taking action and making progress and I focused on busy work.
This is on me, but I don’t want you to make the same mistake. That’s why I’m a little in your face right now.
There will be time for all that stuff later but if you don’t have sales, you don’t have a business. So make sure that the first thing you do is that you find that product that you want to sell.
Jungle Scout can help you, or you can just go pick something. It doesn’t matter, just get started.
I feel now that I was way too cautious in starting out and I should have taken more of a ready, fire, aim approach because then at least I would be selling on Amazon right now instead of still sitting here and twiddling my thumbs trying to get going.
Got it? Now Go!
So that is my one tip for new Amazon sellers, don’t wait, start now.
Do one thing and focus on that and then move to the next. Don’t get caught up in all the stuff that you’re going to do once you’re selling you know, multiple thousands of dollars a month on Amazon. Just focus right now, 100% laser focus on the one thing that you need to get done today.
Hey would appreciate a thumbs up on the video and tell me in the comments, what is the one thing that you need to focus on today to make sure you are moving forward and taking appropriate action towards your goal. Thanks so much for watching guys, I will talk to you next time. Take care!
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