And when I say sellers, I’m not talking about more businesses on the platform, more big high street names selling their goods. I’m talking about single person run businesses, sole traders, individuals like you and I doing private label.
Now, there’s a thing sharks do in Internet marketing that anyone who’s been around long enough knows about, and that is to flog courses that teach strategies and techniques when they stop becoming effective for one reason or another. The success of any product is down to many factors, including branding, demand, price point and marketing.
However, with the right factors in place, a good product has the potential to make money on Amazon. Amazon FBA continues to work well as a business model for generating revenue online.
All these stories are inspiring and many provide good insights into different types of businesses and how they do what they do use Amazon ’s platform. Right now, Amazon FBA is a viable business model for making money online.
A bit of guidance good execution a smile from Lady luck (that’s always optional but never hurts) Of course, you could always wing it and become the next best thing in the Amazon Hall of Fame (if they have one) but learning the ropes from those who went before us and found success is a great way to stack the odds in your favor.
My recommended way to learn is by investing in a proven Amazon FBA training course. I know information is everywhere, and the temptation for many is to hit YouTube and consume a few videos to get started.
By all means, check out the free information, but keep in mind that it’s not going to be the same experience as going through a well planned, organized and structured course that takes you from a to z. The amount of time you spend tying to piece the puzzle from bits of free information is always going to be more expensive than any monetary investment you make on training.
In the past, they have put out free training showing how to find great products, how to rank products on Amazon, and how to run a great Amazon business that gives you the gift of financial independence and freedom of movement. The reality is that, with the right training, everybody has a chance to make revenue on Amazon, and by that I mean job-ending income.
You could offer consulting to other new Amazon FBA sellers, using your own success as proof, or you could hire a mentor to help you take your business to a whole new level. Justin and Channing Dyson are a young couple from Nevada, Texas who have built a half-million dollar a month business on Amazon.
Just 5 years ago, Justin and Channing Dyson’s lives looked very different from today… At the time, Justin was in college, working part-time for his dad and Channing was a hairstylist.
But, in 2015, after they learned about the Amazon opportunity from Robert Kawasaki, they decided to give it a try. Their first product to sell was a cell phone case.
Fast-forward to today, their new business brought $4 million in sales in 2018. Check out the entire interview below to hear their AMAZING AmazonFBAsuccess story.
And while recording in Hawaii, I had the opportunity to sit down with Justin and Channing Dyson. A young couple from Nevada, Texas who have built an incredible half-million dollar a month business on Amazon.
Check out the following interview where they share their journey toward building their business and offer some valuable advice for anyone looking to do the same. So I’ve kind of already given away that you guys have been pretty successful already.
Dyson's: Oh my goodness, so, life before Amazing Selling Machine I was working about fifty hours a week just trying to pay all the bills. We were ASM 4, so 2014, twenty-four living in a starter home that my grandma actually helped us buy ’cause we couldn’t even buy it on our own.
I think we knew like the type of lifestyle that we wanted, we just didn’t know how to get there. So that day when I came home he had watched the videos, and he’s like beaming ear to ear sitting on our bed like “Please come over here you have to watch these videos!” So I came in and watched the videos and it really just sounded like that would give us the lifestyle that we really wanted.
And you know when you’re in high school and you’re eighteen and your seventeen whatever you know the not principal but the counselor asks you “what do you want to do?” And it’s like “I have no idea.” So I ended up going to like the fire academy and EMT school and doing that thing and that didn’t work out.
Worked for my dad, then I was in college just trying to figure things out so just the thought of having something else that was mine, something that I could grow with and be more than what I was, that’s what appealed to me. We’d pretty much taken over the salon she worked at, so we kind of owned that at the time.
Mike: So what was it like looking for this first product that was really successful for you guys? And so that was how it kind of started and I just told Justin “Hey, I really love this what do you think?” And he put it through ASM’s criteria, and he said “Oh my gosh, babe, this is actually a wonderful one.” Basically just looking, doing everything ASM teaches.
We didn’t want to have a bunch of different products that we sold. Even though, yes, you could make a lot of money that way, I wanted to actually have a brand.
Something that you know made it easier to grow, yeah so essentially we liked the niche and decided we definitely wanted to start out with a brand that we were passionate about. And I ended up going with one of the guys and really weren’t that difficult you just kinda go back and forth.
There’s a time zone difference so you’re talking to him in the morning, then at night. Dyson's: No we didn’t have a ton of money, so I think in that first order was $800 if I’m remembering correctly, about that much.
Mike: So did you have to reorder pretty quickly, I’d imagine? We ended up placing another order I think in the next month or like three or four weeks later.
About the time July rolled around we’d placed another order but that one was $10,000. Mike: So I imagine that if you were able to order that amount you realized there was demand.
At what point do you feel like you made your investment back in ASM? I think we could have taken money out of the business sooner than we did yeah, but we really wanted to give it a year.
And I mean, ASM was a few thousand dollars so that first payout more than covered that after a year. Mike: That’s smart though, to keep reinvesting the growth because you guys had a vision.
Dyson's: Yeah we kind of decided from the beginning that I would keep working as much as I could to pay for things, and we could just keep rolling the business on top of itself. Because we knew how big we wanted to see it grow.
I remember the first time we actually put a significant amount in the bank. The same bank we’d used since we were like seventeen too, so they were like “guys what are you all doing?” Like “what’s going on here?” It was a very very unique day.
Because finding a second product, you know, you’re starting over essentially. Right… I found this first product that worked, but I was like “okay” so I launched five variations of the first one.
Dyson's: So actually after our first seller con event that we went to, he immediately came back and quit college and quit his little part-time job. “Do you live with your parents”, like all kinds of questions, and we’re like “no” so that’s pretty cool that we could do things that we couldn’t do before.
Even when I grew up you know you have multiple kids it’s hard just as a parent to work and to go to everyone’s stuff. They don’t understand the success behind it, but my oldest definitely wants to be a business owner.
And yeah, he definitely has already said “okay I want to be an entrepreneur” Although he might not know fully what that means he’s seeing all the stuff that we’ve put into it and how big it’s grown. So you mentioned doing half a million in sales each month.
We’ve got two full time employees that are in the US that actually live down the street. We were able to give her extra income, and she can still stay at home with her kids, but she can also help with our brand as well.
You can build your own dream business and help other people at the same time as well. Dyson's: And the other guy in the company is my best friend, so it works out really well.
I think we’re still enjoying it so much right now and building it and growing it and like we said we work with some of our best friends. So I don’t think we’ve fully decided yet.
Mike: One last question then, if anyone was here looking to join Amazing Selling Machine, and they asked you guys for advice, what advice would you give them? To add on to that I always get the same question from most people who obviously know we’re doing well, and they ask us about it.
I know hundreds of other sellers that I met personally who have multi-million dollar a year businesses. So don’t get hung up on “is the content worth the money” and if it is going to work.
Ask yourself like “Are you committed enough to yourself, to your dreams, to your goals, and to your future to make it work. So I think that is the bigger question to ask and that’s what I would pose to them.
We went to the live event after ASM 4, the one where we got back and Justin quit his job. Yeah, so like three or four months after we went through the ASM course and Matt and Jason are on stage and the whole theme of that event was “No Plan B”.
Like I remember sitting there like at the end of the last day and Matt’s giving his keynote at the end of the day about to dismiss everybody and has everybody stand up and just yell “NO PLAN B” It was so empowering. And like I did that and I’m getting goosebumps just thinking about it because I literally remember sitting in the thing like “I’m going to do this” I went home the next week like she said and I quit my job, I dropped out of college.
Anything, you have to take care of it, so if you’re willing to have an open mind and be willing to you know learn new things and then also take care of your business I think you’ll go super far. If you want to hear more about Justin and Channing’s story check out AmazingSellingMachine.com We also have some free training that teaches you everything that they also learned when they were just starting out as well.