How to Start an Amazon Store on a Tight Budget
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How to Start an Amazon Store on a Tight Budget

The complete Amazon selling blueprint. Start a brand new career today, even if you are on a very small start-up budget.
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4.7 (1,468 ratings)
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Created by Theo McArthur
Last updated 7/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 5.5 hours on-demand video
  • 12 Articles
  • 49 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Leverage the Amazon platform to create a full-time living or much, much more by selling physical products with high sales volume and low competition
  • Use a specific set of rules to uncover the easiest and most profitable items to sell
  • Know where and how to source these items at pennies on the dollar
  • Understand how to create the 'perfect' listing on Amazon for high rankings
  • Know what Amazon shoppers are searching for and take advantage of that knowledge to get more sales
  • Be able to get stock and start selling even when on a very tight budget
  • Know how to kick start sales the right way
  • Understand how to use Amazon's internal advertising feature
  • Be able to avoid the pitfalls and costly mistakes often made by new sellers
  • Take advantage of advanced tactics to take sales to a whole new level
  • Understand how the top 1% of Amazon sellers play the game
  • Save a ton of time by tapping into niches and products that have already been researched
  • Know how to get approval to sell in lucrative restricted categories
  • Know the 5 things to focus on and the 5 things not to waste time on
  • Follow a simple step-by-step plan to fast forward the entire process
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Requirements
  • The basic requirements are a computer/laptop, Internet connection, notepad or similar text editor and optionally a spreadsheet program such as Excel or a free alternative such as Google docs
  • Students do not need any knowledge or experience of online selling before beginning this course. However, basic computer and Internet skills are a requirement
Description

Learn step-by-step how to start from scratch and make a full-time income, or much more, as an Amazon seller. Follow along with me while I demonstrate over-the-shoulder how to copy my results. See proof of results before you enroll.

This course was entirely re-made with all brand new lessons in February 2017

Start a Profitable and Sustainable Venture as an Amazon Seller by Following a Proven, Up-to-Date Blueprint for Beginners or Existing Sellers Who Want More Sales

  • Start on a small budget and scale up fast
  • Use a set of rules to uncover profitable items to sell
  • Get hot selling items for pennies on the dollar
  • Create the 'perfect' listing for doubling sales
  • Discover simple, little known techniques to super-charge your results


Everything you need to be a successful seller is at your fingertips


Learning how to leverage the Amazon platform to sell physical products means that you will no longer need to worry about where your next pay check is coming from. There are more million dollar a year Amazon sellers being created now than ever before, so the timing is perfect.

There is also a huge demand for skilled assistants to create listings and do research to uncover the best products to sell. You will have gained these skills, among others, by the time you complete this course.

Course Content and Overview

Designed for you if you are either a complete novice, or you already sell on Amazon but want to get better results. The course contains 55 lectures, including 40 video lessons which range from 3 minutes to 15 minutes in length. You will learn every single step required for earning a significant bi-weekly income.

Starting with preparation and setting expectations so that you know what to expect when you begin your journey. Moving on to follow a specific set of rules to discover the easiest and most profitable items to sell and where to get them.

You will learn how to begin on a tiny budget and scale up quickly. And you will also learn how to list your items on Amazon to draw more visitors to your listings and to get more visitors to buy your items.

Follow along with me as I demonstrate 7 advanced tactics that are simple to implement, but can have a powerful effect on your sales and profits. Plus, access 24 pages of done-for-you niche and product research to save you a ton of time.

Copy my simple approach for kick starting your sales and when you are ready, scale up so that you can reach your goals and beyond.

After completing the course you will be able to quickly identify the best items to sell on Amazon. Know where and how to get these items. Be able to create listings that act like a magnet to Amazon visitors. Know how to use advanced tactics to double your sales and understand how to start small and scale up fast.

Enroll today and begin your journey to a full-time income or much more as an Amazon seller:)


Who is the target audience?
  • This course suits complete beginners but it is also for existing Amazon sellers who are not getting the results they want.
  • The course also includes advanced tactics and valuable downloads which are suitable for all levels
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Curriculum For This Course
57 Lectures
05:58:38
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Foundation
8 Lectures 32:17

Short Introduction and welcome to the course. It's recommended that you go through the entire course once and then go back and implement it step-by-step. This way you have a 'birds-eye' view of where you are going!

Preview 02:46

Starting on a very tight budget? We've got you covered! You can start very small and scale up to $1000 per week in revenue and beyond

Preview 02:52

Learn about the two main types of seller on Amazon. Find out which type works best and why.

Preview 07:38

Watch this video to discover what's possible for you to achieve as an Amazon seller and how to set your goals

Results and Goals
04:17

This short video shows you how to create your seller account and which type of account to start out with

Register For Your Amazon Seller Account
03:57

What to expect when you begin your journey as as Amazon seller and the basic things you will need before you start

Preparation and Expectations
06:42

Which Amazon Marketplace to Sell On?
02:22

Some Exciting Facts about Amazon that Directly Impact Our Potential Earnings - updated January 2017

Preview 01:43
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Phase 1
13 Lectures 01:44:22

FBA stands for 'Fulfillment by Amazon' and in this lesson we look at exactly what that means and why using FBA is the best route to go down

What is FBA and Why Should You Use It
06:19

Follow a simple set of rules to pick hot, profitable products to sell on Amazon. Knowing what to sell and why, is vital to your success. Once you learn these techniques for choosing good products to sell, you will be able to use it over and over again  - PART 1

Choosing a Product to Sell Part 1
06:24

Follow a simple set of rules to pick hot, profitable products to sell on Amazon. Knowing what to sell and why, is vital to your success. Once you learn these techniques for choosing good products to sell, you will be able to use it over and over again  - PART 2

Choosing a Product to Sell Part 2
08:04

Follow a simple set of rules to pick hot, profitable products to sell on Amazon. Knowing what to sell and why, is vital to your success. Once you learn these techniques for choosing good products to sell, you will be able to use it over and over again  - PART 3

Choosing a Product to Sell Part 3
08:03

Follow a simple set of rules to pick hot, profitable products to sell on Amazon. Knowing what to sell and why, is vital to your success. Once you learn these techniques for choosing good products to sell, you will be able to use it over and over again  - PART 4

Choosing a Product to Sell Part 4
06:51

Here's a way to generate a virtually unlimited amount of ideas for stuff to sell on Amazon!

Getting Product Ideas
03:26

This is simple once you know it, but it can really confusing the first time around. This guide will clear up the confusion!

UPC Codes and More
04:41

Understanding private labelling and explaining the options open to you as a new seller on Amazon

Private Labelling
05:02

Learn how to use the Alibaba marketplace to cheaply source the products you have chosen to sell on Amazon. How to contact suppliers and how to know which suppliers to buy from. Proven email templates included.

Finding a Supplier Part 1
14:10

Learn how to use the Aliexpress marketplace to source the right products to sell on Amazon. Find out the best way to place an order and more.

Finding a Supplier Part 2
13:28

For students in Europe, use this alternative wholesaler with 10's of 1000's of low cost products

Finding a Supplier Part 3
11:24

Discover how to use domestic wholesalers to source small quantities of stock at pennies on the dollar

Finding a Supplier Part 4
06:27

Understanding how to calculate your profits is vital, but many new sellers get this part wrong. This short lesson will ensure that you get it right!

Calculating Your Profit Per Unit Sold
10:03
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Phase 2
7 Lectures 01:02:03

In this lesson you will learn what makes a good product image. Why images are super important to your sales. The do's and dont's of images, and how to get great images for your listings

Dissecting Amazon Product Listings Part 1 Images
13:28

Learn why titles matter and how to easily create the best kind of title for your listing - PART 1

Dissecting Amazon Product Listings Part 2 Titles
07:55

Learn why titles matter and how to easily create the best kind of title for your listing - PART 2

Dissecting Amazon Product Listings Titles Continued
07:53

Most sellers don't make the most of bullet points. After watching this lesson, you will be able to craft powerful bullet points to turn more Amazon visitors into buyers

Dissecting Amazon Product Listings Part 3 Bullet Points
11:41

Product descriptions are not as important as titles, images and bullet points. However, every part of a listing matters and in this lesson you will learn how to make your description stand out.

Dissecting Amazon Product Listings Part 4 Descriptions
06:42

Get ultra-cheap, high quality images and design work

Getting all Your Design Work Taken Care of - Cheaply
05:58

Learn about third party inspection and prep services. What are they and when might you want/need to use one

Using a Third Party Prep Company
08:26
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Phase 3
10 Lectures 01:24:20

A step-by-step, detailed demonstration on how to list a product in your Amazon seller account - PART 1

Create a Listing Part 1
07:05

A step-by-step, detailed demonstration on how to list a product in your Amazon seller account - PART 2

Creating a Listing Part 2
12:22

A step-by-step, detailed demonstration on how to list a product in your Amazon seller account - PART 3

Creating a Listing Part 3
11:05

Learn how to set up an 'incoming shipment' in seller central in order to send your products to the FBA warehouse

How to Send Your Products to FBA
08:49

This lesson is going to show you the important steps you need to take in order to get your listing ranking high on Amazon and converting visitors into buyers

How to Maximize Sales Potential for $1000 per Week Net Profit
08:35

The simple way to kick start your sales and boost your new listings - PART 1

Kick Starting Your Sales Part 1
04:07

The simple way to kick start your sales and boost your new listings - PART 2

Kick Starting Your Sales Part 2
07:48

Copy me as I show you how to protect your inventory while kick starting your sales

Protecting Your Inventory During a Promotion
06:46

Amazon's internal advertising platform is a cheap and effective way to increase your sales. Learn how to maximize this feature. This is an optional step - PART 1

How to Use Amazon Sponsored Ads for More Sales Part 1
05:43

Amazon's internal advertising platform is a cheap and effective way to increase your sales. Learn how to maximize this feature. This is an optional step - PART 2

How to Use Amazon Sponsored Ads for More Sales Part 2
12:00
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Advanced Tactics
7 Lectures 49:50

Learn how to stand out by creating unique 'bundles' that Amazon shoppers will love! An awesome little trick that hardly anyone takes advantage of

Creating Bundles for Profit
08:10

This lesson will teach you what you need to do in order to get approved to sell in high volume restricted categories, such as beauty or health.

How to Sell in Lucrative Restricted Categories
10:57

A simple, but highly effective image technique to increase sales. Visitors to your listings will love this one!

A Simple Image Trick for More Sales
03:26

Discover how to automatically get a lot more reviews than the average seller. Normally, only around 1 in 20 customers bother to leave a review on your listing. This lesson will show you how to get as many as 1 in 5 using a 'set and forget' system.

How to Multiply Your Reviews
04:35

How to use the Amazon Kindle platform to drive visitors and sales to your product listings. This is a powerful and free method and it's massively underused. Regardless of what you are selling. From trash bags, to baby slings, to kitchen knives, to anything at all. This tactic can be used for ANY type of product.

A Powerful and Little Used Strategy for More Sales
10:32

For students who want to create a listing with more than one variation. For example, multiple sizes of the same product. It's a bit more advanced, but has been added in response to student's questions :)

Creating a Variation Listing
06:16

Taking sales and profits to the next level!

Scaling Up
05:54
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Important Lessons
8 Lectures 17:57

The quickest and easiest ways to get your seller questions answered

How to Get Your Seller Questions Answered
04:04

This is 24 pages of pure gold! It will save you a ton of time and hassle by giving you a wide range of niches and products that you can take advantage of on Amazon. It also shows you how we drilled down into the niches in order to uncover hot selling and profitable products to sell

Niche and Product Research Done for You
00:12

By knowing the secrets of the top sellers, you can 'prime' yourself for whatever level of success you want to achieve. Discover the 9 secrets that help top sellers turn over millions of dollars in sales every single month 

9 Secrets of the Top 1% of Sellers
00:02

Getting an EIN number is easy and it's free.  Follow these exact instructions to get your EIN number in less than 5 minutes.

Get an EIN Number
00:40

Avoid the common pitfalls that so many new sellers fall in to

Avoiding Common Mistakes and Pitfalls
06:14

Read these extra tips to stay safe when dealing with suppliers

Extra Tips For Dealing With Suppliers
01:35

Learn how to create a coupon code promotion in your seller account

How to Create a Coupon Code Promotion
02:42

Do you want to sell in the electronics category? Electronics have some special considerations but profit margins can be high. This guide will keep you on the right track to success when selling in this exciting category

Selling Electronics on Amazon
02:26
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Resources
4 Lectures 08:38

Compiled from student feedback over the past 15 months. These are the questions that come up again and again :)

Frequently Asked Questions
05:31

Download the Cheat Sheet for extra tips and another list of profitable niches on Amazon. 

The Cheat Sheet
00:03

Additional free resources not already covered in the course

More Resources
00:40

Many students ask about software for product research/choosing products because this is the toughest part of the process, especially for new sellers. Watch this short lecture for a solution and to discover how to get more traffic to your Amazon listings

Bonus Lecture - Software for Picking Good Products and How to Get More Traffic
02:23
About the Instructor
Theo McArthur
4.7 Average rating
2,701 Reviews
12,325 Students
9 Courses
Entrepreneur, Expert Amazon Seller, Online Marketer & Coach

My name's Theo McArthur and I've been working online since since 1995. I left my job and went full-time online in 2001. Teaching here on Udemy is probably the most satisfying thing I do. Being able to help others to learn life changing techniques and business models.

Over the last 15 years or so I've created and marketed many digital e-learning products and have also worked extensively in the field of affiliate marketing. I've built a number of 'authority' blogs to promote affiliate products and additionally worked on many other methods of marketing and profiting with affiliate offers. I started list building in 2006 and this has formed a central part of my online career.

In the spring of 2013 I started selling on Amazon. Previous to that I had never sold any physical products online. Today I also run three ecommerce websites.

I'm still an affiliate marketer and also a vendor of my own information products. However, I always wanted to sell physical products too, and Amazon was the obvious place to get started.

Starting on Amazon without the guidance of an experienced seller can be tough and the courses I took myself were not complete and were missing certain vital parts of the 'puzzle'. I learned more through trial and error than anything else, and that's what prompted me to create a step-by-step blueprint to success on Amazon.

In 2014 I also set up my first ecommerce store and since then, I've added two more.

Sometimes I get asked how I manage to get so much done. It's simply a case of organisation and prioritising (is that a word? Anyway, I'm sure you know what I mean!)

I fully understand that everybody's different and a business model or income method that suits one person, may not suit another. Therefore here on Udemy, I try to offer a variety of courses to cater for all levels of experience and all aspirations.