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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  • Length 6 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

Course 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.

Instructor available to answer questions inside. Last course update November 2016.

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 36 lectures, including 30 video lessons which range from 3 minutes to 25 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 10-step approach to fast-forward the entire process and start selling almost immediately. Take a quiz to test your knowledge at the end of each course section.

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:)

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

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

What you get with this course?

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30 day money back guarantee.

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Lifetime access.

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Section 1: Start Here

Short Introduction and welcome to Amzmaster. 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!


Watch this video to see my own results and to discover what's possible for you to achieve as an Amazon seller


Starting with a budget of $50 or less. We've got you covered! You can start very small and scale up to $1000 per week in revenue and beyond


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


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


Some Exciting Facts about Amazon that Directly Impact Our Potential Earnings - updated on November 10th 2016

Section 2: Phase 1

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 this technique for choosing good products to sell, you will be able to use it over and over again.


Learn where and how to cheaply source the products you have chosen to sell on Amazon


On a very tight budget? No problem! Watch this lesson to find out how to get stock and start selling on a tiny budget.


This short video shows you how to create your seller account and which type of account you will need

1 page

Please read this if your country is not on the list of Amazon supported bank accounts. There's an easy solution and it's explained here :)


If you want to sell on the UK platform or any other Amazon site in Europe, this lesson is for you. How to tap into 1000's of wholesale suppliers in Europe, for free. It's quick and it's easy!

4 questions

Test your knowledge by taking this quiz after completing Phase 1

Section 3: Phase 2

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


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


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


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


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.


Keywords are the search terms used by Amazon shoppers. This video will show you how to find out which keywords are being used by shoppers when they want to buy a product like yours. You will also learn exactly how to use those keywords to your advantage


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

5 pages

Download the PDF guide (with screenshots) to learn how to send your products to Amazon FBA

3 pages

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


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


Extra information on using Inspection companies

6 questions

Test your Phase 2 knowledge with this short quiz

Section 4: Phase 3

This lesson is going to show you the all important steps you need to take in order to get your listing ranking high on Amazon


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


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.


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


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!

4 questions

Test your knowledge of Phase 3 by taking this short quiz

Section 5: Advanced Tactics

Discover how to get small quantities of hot selling items for pennies on the dollar from US suppliers who will happily work with new sellers. Along with a step-by-step guide for fast-forwarding the entire process.


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


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.


Learn a quick and easy way to add more fuel to your listings. This strategy only takes about 5 minutes to implement from your seller account back office


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


Discover how to automatically get up to 8 times more reviews than the average seller. Normally, only around 1 in 50 customers bother to leave a review on your listing. This lesson will show you how to get as many as 1 in 6 using a 'set and forget' system.


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!

22 pages

Download the 22-page PDF to accompany the Advanced Tactic videos. Also contains extra tips and a list of profitable niches on Amazon. You might want to print this off and keep it handy.

6 questions

Test your knowledge of the Advanced Tactics by taking this short quiz

Section 6: Important Lessons and Resources
5 pages
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

24 pages

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

2 pages

Read these extra tips to stay safe when dealing with suppliers

4 pages

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 high volume category


Taking sales and profits to the next level!


Get ultra-cheap, high quality images and design work on


This is the simple method I used when I first started selling on Amazon, in order to see my progress in the rankings


The quickest and easiest ways to get your seller questions answered

2 pages

Links to and descriptions of useful resources that you can use alongside this course

2 pages

A list of the biggest coupon sharing websites online


Another option for sharing coupon codes


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 :)

2 pages

Download the course road map to quickly find what you need without searching through the lectures


Many students ask about software for product research/choosing products because this is the toughest part of the process, especially for new sellers.  Additionally, getting those important first 5-10 reviews is often a sticking point for students. Watch this short lecture for a solution.

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Instructor Biography

Theo McArthur, 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.

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.

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