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The start of the year can be quite overwhelming.  This is the time when most business owners are scrambling to implement changes to expand their businesses this new year.  Many of my clients, however, find themselves in an analysis paralysis, because they simply don’t know where and how to start improving their businesses. Progress is a continuous process.  It’s not something that can be achieved through one strategy or action.  There are certain things that you will need to do consistently to ensure that your business is constantly improving.  Otherwise, you will find yourself faced with the same challenges that you are struggling with now. You start by looking within.  Analyze your strengths and weaknesses to determine the things that you need to let go of and the things that you need to keep on doing for your business to move up to the next level. Here are some tips to help set you off on the right start. “We want to stop thinking about our time as free and start really focusing on the tasks that generate income.” Today’s Topic Covers: How to pivot from one business strategy to another Be clear on your numbers. You need to start with your burn rate to understand what is needed to keep your business alive.  Only then, can you understand what is needed to help it grow. What are the most valuable revenue producing tasks in your business? Determine most valuable revenue producing tasks in your business. As you are sourcing, you need to continuously optimize your sourcing processes. Focus on tasks that can consistently and reliably produce the results that you need. You should spend the time to really optimize your processes, because that’s the only way that you’re going to have access to more scalability. Don’t take things personally. Don’t allow your emotions to overwhelm you when faced with seller rejection. How to Set Your Priorities: “If I stop doing these things, my revenue will drop.” Focus on the things that are actually going to bring money into the business.  Think of the tasks or activities that you cannot stop doing, because it will lead to a great loss in revenue.  Focus on these things first. “If I stop doing these things, I will start leaking money.” These are back office activities, which if you don’t do will lead to gradual loss of revenue. Strategic Planning Focus on activities that will help you optimize your processes and make things more efficient.  Like planning and long term strategy. Resources Mentioned Unstoppable Amazon Academy Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
Mike Michalowicz is Back!   “By his 35th birthday Mike Michalowicz (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies. Confident that he had the formula to success, he became an angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune.   Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Among other innovative strategies, Mike created the “Profit First Formula”, a way for businesses to ensure profitability from their very next deposit forward.   Mike is now running his third million dollar venture, is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal; is the former MSNBC business make-over expert; is a popular keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Profit First, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, which BusinessWeek deemed “the entrepreneur’s cult classic.””   Together Mike and Robyn tell you about Mike’s new book, “Surge” and how to ride the wave of your business niche.  What do successful companies—the industry leaders—have in common? They were in the right place at the right time and they moved quickly and efficiently to capitalize on their position.   Easier said than done, right? These rock star companies must have geniuses at the helm. Or were backed by an endless cash reserve. Or maybe good fortune smiled on them. These beliefs have killed countless entrepreneurial dreams. Why? Because it's easy to get tunnel vision in the day-to-night grind of business ownership, waiting and hoping for that illusive spark that suddenly grows your business.   In his newest book, Surge, Mike Michalowicz busts the myth that spotting trends is for the brilliant or lucky few. A follow-up to his anti-status-quo book, Profit First, Surge reveals the five-step process Michalowicz and others have used to identify the next wave of demand, capture its energy, and ride that wave like a pro.   Featuring stories and case studies from small business owners and entrepreneurial legends, Surge guides you through the critical step of finding the right clients and giving them the very thing they want more than anything, at the perfect time.   Surge is the first in Michalowicz's "Sweet Spot" series of books promising achievement of the entrepreneur's dream: a business that fattens the wallet, feeds the soul and streamlines what ideal customers ravenously desire. This is a “take notes” episode!           Connect with Mike: http://www.mikemichalowicz.com/   Mike’s Books: http://www.mikemichalowicz.com/books/   Mikes New Book – Surge!     Also, you get these great things from Robyn!   The Unstoppable Amazon Academy   Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/biz     AND!!! By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.   How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991   Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com  
Lisa Von Sturmer was an editor for a mixed martial arts fight show, but felt that she was not living her life to the fullest. Since she wanted to do something that would have a better impact on the planet, literally, she started Growing City, the first company in North America to offer corporate organic recycling programs. For seven years now, Lisa has been into the office composting business. She is passionate about what she does especially in doing her part to make the Earth a better and healthier place to live.  In today’s episode, Lisa recalls her journey as she started Growing City. She emphasizes the significance of making peace with fear as you establish your business and encounter challenges. Lisa also demonstrates how you can stand out from the crowd, create an impact, and be memorable - especially to prospective clients and business associates - as you change your mindset about your “weaknesses,” and the “no’s” that you’ll encounter along the way. She explains the importance of persistence, honesty, and value in creating long-term relationships both with potential business partners and probable clients.  “Anything that you’re doing today is a stepping stone to where you want to get, but you need to know where that is.” – Lisa Von Sturmer   Today’s Topics Cover: Lisa’s story that allows her to relate with smaller companies competing with big ones for clients How Tim Ferriss’s book impacts her mindset regarding pursuing her passion and starting her business The first step every entrepreneur can take in starting a business and then working their way backwards: having a clear vision of what they want their life to be Advantages of being a part of an entrepreneurial group whose members are going through the same challenges as new entrepreneurs How the challenges lead to a stronger team, more audience and clients, and being a better entrepreneur Turning your so-called “disadvantages” into advantages Tips and advice for entrepreneurs who are trying to face their fears and overcome the hurdles   Resources Mentioned: The Four Hour Work Week Book by Tim Ferriss   Check out Lisa Von Sturmer the Net: Growing City Website   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
Ingrid Vanderveldt the CEO and founder of the Empowering a Billion Women by 2020 movement is here with Robyn and together they empower you to build your business, empower your life, and tell you that, while you may be crazy being an entrepreneur – it’s the best kind of crazy…   Where To Connect With Ingrid: http://ebw2020.com http://www.minther.com http://ingridvanderveldt.com/ https://twitter.com/ontheroadwithiv?ref_src=twsrc^google|twcamp^serp|twgr^author https://www.linkedin.com/in/ingridvanderveldt   Also, you get these great things from Robyn!   The Unstoppable Amazon Academy   Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show   AND!!!   By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.   How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991   Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com
For over 10 years, Shawn Quintero has had the opportunity to work with industry leaders and top influencers in both business and ministry. He is an international speaker, coach, the author of Online Wealth for the Christian Entrepreneurs. Shawn is the founder of Wealthier You, an online training university focused on digital marketing for Christian entrepreneurs. He teaches Christian entrepreneurs, business owners, and ministry leaders how to use the internet to maximize their impact, produce wealth, and live lives of greater generosity. Shawn joins me on the show today to share his story, why he’s passionate for helping other Christian business owners and ministry leaders impact their communities through their businesses and overcoming fears and obstacles throughout the entrepreneurial journey. He also explains what it means to be an entrepreneur on purpose and with purpose as well as why he believes failing is part of the process of achieving success as an entrepreneur.   “If you are failing and making mistakes, that means you are doing something.” Shawn Quintero   Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show: How persistence and thinking out of the box to attend a local conference impacted his business Networking and community building Knowing when to focus on growth and when to focus on systems Waiting for “perfect storms” vs creating your own opportunities Being an entrepreneur on purpose and with purpose How focusing on impact can produce income results What is purposeful prosperity Why you need failures to create business success The impact of mistaking temporary success for long-term success Getting comfortable with uncomfortable, facing fears, and how it allows you to continue to expand and grow   Shawn Quintero’s Words of Wisdom: Ask for help. Have conversations with people who have already gone through what you are going through.   Connect with Shawn Quintero: Online Wealth Book SQ Tribe   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!!         If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!         Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!    
Since the release of Amazon Brand Regsitry 2.0 we have been seeing a steady stream of brands that have been abusing the Intellectual Property claim process on Amazon.  Many innocent sellers have been caught in the cross fire.  We have created a mini-course on how to address IP complaints.  You can get it for free during the 2017 holiday season here: https://qk286-39b2aa.pages.infusionsoft.net In this epsiode, we hear again from intellectual property lawyer Casey Vaugh from https://www.vaughnlaw.com/ and Chris McCabe from EcommerceChris.com.   In this episode, both experts share some strategies to protect yourself from IP complaints.   Especially for those in the arbitrage model the risk to the safety of our accounts from complaints have been increasing.  Amazon has used the idea of them being "simply a platform" as a way to avoid litigation and ignore the false IP issues.  Casey shares how she advises clients that are dealing with IP complaints. 
Loral Langemeier Loral Langemeier is the CEO and Founder of Live Out Loud, Inc, a multinational organization. She is well-known throughout the industry as “the Millionaire Maker” as well as a thought leader, entrepreneur, money expert, and sought-after speaker. She wrote five best-selling books on money, investing, and wealth building and has helped empower millions of people to follow their dreams of owning their own business, growing their personal wealth, and living a financially free lifestyle. Loral has been featured on CNN, CNBC, The Street TV, Fox News, Fox Business, as well as in numerous articles and publications. Her passion and experience in the wealth-building industry is second-to-none and she joins me on the show today to share her knowledge and ideas. Please welcome Loral Langemeier to the show!   Links: http://lorallangemeier.com/ https://www.liveoutloud.info/ http://askloral.com/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/lorallangemeier https://www.youtube.com/user/lorallive   The Ultimate Millionaire Summit Ultimate Millionaire Summit - October 26-29 Get All Of the Freebies Mentioned Here: http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/UMS   Books: The Millionaire Maker: Act, Think, and Make Money the Way the Wealthy Do Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Maker-Think-Money-Wealthy-ebook/dp/B004QEZI08/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Put More Cash In Your Pocket: Turn What You Know into Dough Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Put-More-Cash-Your-Pocket/dp/006176325X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 YES! Energy: The Equation to Do Less, Make More Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Yes-Energy-Equation-Less-Make/dp/1401936482/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Building Your Business, Leading Your Business, Protecting Your Business Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Building-Business-Protecting-interactive-accelerate/dp/B0011UGT9Y/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 The Expression of Your Power Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Expression-Your-Power-Loral-Langemeier/dp/097272530X/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 The Millionaire Maker’s: Cash Machine for Life Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Millionaire-Makers-Guide-Creating-Machine/dp/0071754598/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8 Building Your Wealth Cycle Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/BUILDING-YOUR-WEALTH-CYCLES-CDs/dp/B003MNEGDO/ref=asap_bc?ie=UTF8   Ultimate Millionaire Summit - October 26-29 Get All Of the Freebies Mentioned Here: http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/UMS
What if you have been doing business for a few years, but still you could not have a glimpse of that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? How could this be possible if you’re not earning a profit, to begin with? On top of that, how do you expect to have financial gains if you’re having trouble picking out which products to offer? These are some of the concerns of someone who reached out to me to seek help and direction for her Amazon business. She’s had a background in traditional retail and has been a seller on Amazon for two years. Today, I’m going to define and explain the difference between retail arbitrage and online arbitrage, share some pieces of advice on how and where to start when it comes to choosing your products and target market, and what you should do if failure is not an option for you. Amazon is retail upside down. Today’s Topics Cover: Differentiating the business models of traditional retail versus Amazon’s Temptation for people moving from RA to online arbitrage (OA) Why it’s important to look for products where the supply is not meeting the demand Things to take note of when looking for wholesale items Why you should start with an area you’re passionate about when doing wholesale The biggest pitfall when buying high volume items How to proceed after looking into your inventory and knowing which items are profitable What happens during the disqualification process and why it is a must-do for Amazon sellers Reason hy people are having a hard time from moving from RA to wholesale How to find out if Amazon is indexing you for your keywords Steps to take for Amazon to take notice of your listings for product bundles Resources Mentioned: Be the next one on the hot seat! Email: excellence@bestfromthenest.com Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
Learn when to stay in your lane and when to wander to another side of the road. Star of the Spike TV show, Thrift Hunters, Jason T. Smith – wizard of eBay sells anything and everything online, With a special focus on tiki mugs, t-shirts, Hawaiian Shirts and CDs. Most of which he sells through his eBay store. Jason grew up going to flea markets, garage sales and antique stores with his grandma, mom and aunts. He worked for many record stores and developed a process to sell extra inventory on eBay for the owners. He also started buying and selling for himself to supplement his income. He eventually left the industry to be his own boss. With his wife's blessing, he was able to take this risk and try his hand at thrifting full time. Where to find Jason: https://www.facebook.com/TikiPug http://www.thrifting-with-the-boys.com/ http://www.spike.com/shows/thrift-hunters/bios/jason-t-smith https://www.facebook.com/ThriftHunters/ http://www.thrifthunters.com/ Also, you get these great things from Robyn! The Unstoppable Amazon Academy Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show  AND!!! By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show. How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991 Email Robyn at: Robyn@BestFromTheNest.com
One of the most frequently asked questions we receive is whether or not you should have multiple streams of income while running your Amazon e-commerce business. Just about every time we get asked this question, we counter it with another: “How able are you to pivot your business model?” In today’s episode, Robyn shares her insight into pivoting, what you need to do to pivot your business model, and why it is okay to have multiple streams of income that are not related to your Amazon business to help grow your business and achieve your goals. Pivoting often goes hand in hand with outsourcing. After all, if you’re too busy doing all of the work for your business – being a solopreneur – then how can you find the time to pivot your Amazon business as the marketplace evolves? Like outsourcing, once you get established in the marketplace, it is important to pivot your business model to continue growing and expanding your business. Let’s face it, if there is one thing that is predictable in the e-commerce industry, it’s that there will be frequent, consistent changes as years go by. To avoid having your business and products become non-viable throughout these marketplace changes, you need to proactively change your business model as the marketplace changes. You need to be flexible. So, how do you remain consistent and fluid in an ever-changing marketplace? Every year, evaluate your business model – asking yourself these questions: Is this still the best marketplace to sell my products? Is my sourcing method still working? Am I stuck on what used to work before, but is no longer providing the same results? Have I given another method a fair enough shot to determine whether or not it could be a viable alternative? Am I taking some money out of my Amazon business to diversify or create a savings for me to insure myself in case something happens to my Amazon account or business? Am I still using the right tax entity? Is my accountant still the right size for my business’ needs? Is my staff still the right staffing level? Is my inventory turn rate appropriate?   Remember, managing your inventory turn rate has never been more important. However, it can be one of the easiest pivots to overlook if you’re too busy “doing” and haven’t dedicated adequate time to evaluate the marketplace.   Resources Mentioned: Unstoppable Amazon Academy – for more information about how to determine your profitability by SKUs, check out our Amazon Reports Webinar!   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with her! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
Today Robyn sits down with Britni Ross. Britni and her husband run a 7 figure E-commerce business and she brings lots of tips to the discussion to help you focus on your area of expertize. They talk about identifying functioning and failing systems in your business, understanding product listing ranks and how to get the most out of the data returned by Amazon. Also, you get these great things from Robyn! The Unstoppable Amazon Academy Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show AND!!! By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.   How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991 Robyn’s Resources http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/gettingstarted   Merchant Words Link http://www.Bestfromthenest.com/Tools
It’s often easy for Amazon resellers to think of brands as just another company. So easy, in fact, that we can sometimes forget that the company is also made up of people – and people with families, children that rely on them. As we head into the 2017 trade show season, it’s important for Amazon sellers to really be present and mindful of the ecosystem of the niche they are selling in. It’s equally important that brand owners are also aware of that ecosystem as well as their part in it. The actions that brand owners and resellers take significantly affect the way other businesses, brands, and sellers manage their business and help bring brands to the market. That’s why today, I want to talk about how the butterfly effect takes place within the reseller community and how it affects the manufacturing communities as well.   Don’t have a cash grab mentality with a brand. Have a partnership mentality.   Today’s Topic Covers: The Amazon reseller community and manufacturing community are very closely intertwined. Explaining to brand owners how distribution will affect their pricing, the number of counterfeits, map pricing, and other areas of their business. Talking to brand owners about the importance of maintaining distribution control. Many brands confuse Fulfillment by Amazon with selling directly to Amazon. Explain to an emerging brand the importance of locking down their listing with brand registry, having a quality title, strong keywords, images, bullets, and description. Why brands should get Enhanced Brand Content as soon as possible and how they differ from A+ listings. Why brands should limit their sales to two to three Authorized Amazon Resellers. Thinking of the power of association.   Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Enhanced Brand Content blog post on Best from the Nest Zapier Asana Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!    If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn!    Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!   
Building your ecommerce business has never been easier with Amazon. Today, I’m talking with multi-million dollar entrepreneur in online sales, Kevin King, of Illuminati Mastermind. Kevin has been selling for the last 20 years and keeps current with the latest changes in online marketing.   Kevin explains the necessary steps to consider when opening for business on Amazon and what you will need to begin your business and make a profit. Besides hard work and dedication, Kevin explains the many different aspects of wholesale, arbitrage, and private label selling. He describes how online business shifted from simple marketing to now using more complex, high traffic keywords that describe your product.     “It’s about the products you choose and your margins; where you’re happy.”- Kevin King     Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show:   The basic sales skills you need to succeed in ecommerce Developing skills based on the products you know the most about Understanding the market and capital investment required in ecommerce How to keep up with the latest trends in SEO marketing Considering cash flow as an integral part of e-commerce success Research strategies to launch your product’s marketing campaigns Planning your sponsor ads to increase the most in ROI Focusing on one area of the selling market instead of multiple areas Creating a sense of life and financial goals for your ecommerce business to succeed     Kevin King’s Words of Wisdom: Focus on one product that you can learn the ropes of the business Prepare to invest time and capital for your e-commerce to succeed     Resources: Pumpkin Plan by Mike Michalowicz 10X Rule by Grant Cardone     Connect with Kevin King: Illuminati Mastermind - live webinar training for advanced sellers Email: kevink@illuminatimastermind.com     Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!!         If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!         Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!        
Amit Desai is a full-time research scientist with a Ph.D in material science, the founder of the Credit Card 101 Facebook group, an Amazon Online Arbitrage seller as well as a coach and consultant at BookMyPoints.com. He started selling on Amazon in 2016 and has since accumulated over 2 million miles and credit card rewards points. Today, Amit shares how he got started selling on Amazon and why - at first - he was happy with “breaking even” on the platform. He also shares valuable tips and strategies for accumulating high miles and rewards points on your business credit cards and how to use those points to pay for your personal travel expenses and vacations. “You don’t have to pay for your vacations. Let your Amazon business pay for that part of your lifestyle.” - Amit Desai   Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show:   Understanding what credit card benefits can do for you The importance of paying off your credit card balances each month How paying late fees and interest rates can affect your rewards points How to identify the right credit card for your business How he earns a 13% return on Amazon flips without selling the product The importance of understanding the Chase 5/24 rule The importance of understanding how stores are categorized Pitfalls to avoid How your credit score works Why knowing your interest rate is important The best credit cards to apply for when you’re just starting out or have a low credit score Transferring reward points to approved partners How to spend your rewards points wisely How to avoid paying annual fees   Steps to Build Your Rewards Points: Find out your current credit score. Identify where you stand with the Chase 5/24 rule   Resources Mentioned in This Episode: Gyft Annual Credit Report Doctor of Credit blog   Connect with Amit Desai:   Credit Card 101 Facebook Group Credit Card 101 blog (coming soon!) BookMyPoints   Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Camp!   The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Camp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season!  Included in the Q4 Camp, you will receive:   ●       14-weeks of training videos ●       Access to our Facebook group ●       Access to our Wholesale Course ●       Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course ●       Free, live Q&A calls   The Q4 Camp is only $199!   However, if you are: ●       A police officer ●       A firefighter ●       An EMT personnel ●       A nurse ●       A teacher ●       A member of the clergy ●       An active, retired, or disabled military personnel or spouse   As our way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Boot Camp is completely free!   Click here to register for the Q4 Boot Camp!       Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!!         If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!         Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!    
Many entrepreneurs and business owners believe that the key to running a highly successful, profitable business is to have everything perfect – from their marketing campaigns to their product sourcing strategies. But what many people don’t realize – especially newly emerging Amazon sellers – is that perfection is the enemy of done. Perfection can inhibit your ability to grow your business; to take it to the next level of success. On today’s episode, I want to share with you why it’s okay to let go of the mentality that everything needs to be perfect before launching your business, product, or course idea, what can happen when you stay in the rut of waiting until everything is perfect, and how you can overcome the “perfection” mentality to advance your business to the next level.   “Don’t wait for things to be perfect. Go out there and take action.”   Today on the Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show: Why perfection is not as important as implementation and progress How having a “perfection-focused” mindset can often lead to burnout and giving up Why waiting for perfection is actually giving your customers, clients, and brands a disservice Creating time-blocking techniques Triaging revenue-producing tasks Mapping out what actions need to be taken and what actions have already been taken Creating structures that you need to support you in taking action Finding an accountability partner   How to Overcome a Perfection-Focused Mindset Ask yourself: What actions do I need to take over the next three weeks to get the results I want? What are the things that are distracting me from my business?     Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN!!    If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn!    Follow this link to enter for a chance to win! 
Black Friday shopping, sourcing, shipping, ROI and much, much more! Today in this Bonus episode, Robyn takes you through the tips and tricks to make your Black Friday successful for the entire year and not just Q4. When to hire help, what to look for in the stores, and what to avoid like the black plague.Black Friday Also, find out about Robyn’s new Unstoppable Academy. Just for listeners Robyn is offering a deal on the courses geared to bring your e-commerce business to a new level! Visit http://www.bestfromthenest.com/unstoppableaa/ to get the amazing pricing only for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show’s listeners. More detail, more information, more actionable advice that will scale your business in to the life you want.   Mentioned in This Episode: Best From the Nest   Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp! The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season! Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive: 14-weeks of training videos Access to our Facebook group Access to our Wholesale Course Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course Free, live Q&A calls The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!   However, if you are one of the following: A policeman/woman A fireman/woman An EMT Active, retired, or disabled military A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member A member of the clergy A certified teacher As a way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free! Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!  
Bryan Bowman is a well-renowned private label seller with over a decade of entrepreneurship experience and extensive experience in e-commerce. He is the CEO of AMZ Profit Pros, which allows him to exercise his love for teaching by helping business owners in developing the best strategy to sell their products on Amazon. Coming from a diverse work background, Bryan tells us how he leveraged his love for teaching and fascination for data and numbers to get to where he is today. He is a “breaker down of things” and in today’s episode, he walks us through some tools, concepts, and strategies, which will help you take your business to the next level. “Lean into your strengths.  Don’t try to be good at everything.  Focus on what gives you the best results.” Today’s Topic Covers: Monitor your profitability. You need to know and really understand your numbers to manage your finances better and ensure that you are making the most profits. Bryan gives us an overview of the different Amazon Services such as: Amazon Sponsored Products, Amazon Marketing Services, Vendor Central, and Vendor Express. How to maximize the data from Amazon Sponsored Products to generate product ideas, determine the right keywords for your listings, and discover other niches to develop the best campaign for your business. Bryan provides detailed instructions on how to get approved on your Amazon Marketing Services application. How to refine your marketing strategy to get a better ROI. Stop focusing solely on ads and consider your sales funnel, targeting, and click-through rates to capitalize the use of your marketing platforms. He provides very insightful advice about product selection and how to optimize your product listing. Bryan talks about the importance of developing an off-Amazon business strategy to get your business to the next level. 3 Things You Need for a Successful Business Traffic – You need to control the people who come to your door. Bait – You need to give your customers a good offer. Value – You need to find a strategy to get people to spend more on their visit and come back and spend more often. Mentioned Links: PROSPER Show 2017 Freebies from Bryan Bowman Connect with Bryan: AMZ Profit Pros AMZ Profit Pros Podcast AMZ Profit Pros – Facebook Page AMZ Profit Pros – Facebook Group Bryan Bowman on Twitter Email: Bryan [a] amzprofitpros.com Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
This week, I’m discussing the logistics of taking out an Amazon loan or any loan to grow your business. When we’re at a conference or when we take calls from current or prospective clients, we’re often asked for advice concerning loans. So today I’ll share my insights about what adding debt could mean to you in your e-commerce business.   Amazon takes grit it is not a get rich quick scheme.   Today’s Topic Covers: Will an Amazon loan help your business grow – do you really need more capital? How to use an Amazon profit calculator to find out what your numbers mean. What kind of income do you need to satisfy your lifestyle? What the common motivations are in considering taking out a loan. History of shipping times. What are the most stressful months in terms of sales? Pricing strategy.     3 Quick Tips for New Merchant Fulfilled Amazon Sellers: Focus on the actions that move you towards your original goal – don’t forget the reason why you started your venture! Don’t get caught up on what other sellers are doing, everyone’s end game is different. If you are a wholesaler, don’t delay, place your orders today!   Mentioned in This Episode: Best From the Nest   Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp! The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season! Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive: 14-weeks of training videos Access to our Facebook group Access to our Wholesale Course Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course Free, live Q&A calls The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!   However, if you are one of the following: A policeman/woman A fireman/woman An EMT Active, retired, or disabled military A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member A member of the clergy A certified teacher As a way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free! Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
The year is almost over, and I hope you've had a fantastic Q4!  For those of you who crushed the year – be proud of yourselves! For those of you who have worked hard but didn’t get to where you envisioned yourselves and the year crushed you, I want you to know you’re not alone. It wasn’t an easy twelve months for me either. In fact, it’s been my hardest year since we started. On today's episode, I'm going to share with you the five things you need to do before the end of the year. Even if you had a great year financially, this advice will be beneficial to you. If you had a tough year or you didn’t meet all your expectations, you can still learn from it and make next year a better one so that you will be a more unstoppable entrepreneur in 2017.   Do yourself a Christmas favor and make sure you get separate accounts for each entity.   Today’s Topics Cover: Information about business entities. Two profit and loss approaches. Ways to keep track of your inventory. How to establish an understanding of your profit and loss. Advice about realizing your end game. Advice about accountability partners.   5 Things You Need to Do Before the End of the Year: Look at starting the right type of business entity for you in 2017. Figure out your profit and loss story. Make sure to look at your year-end inventory. Analyze and calculate your profit and loss. Think about clear objective goals for 2017.   Mentioned in This Episode:   Accounting We Will Go Jungle Scout Pro Tactical Arbitrage OAXray QuickBooks Xero Inventory Lab Financial calculator   Connect with Robyn:   Unstoppable Amazon Academy Details for upcoming Mastermind class   Claim your seat at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference This amazing event is a superb opportunity for you to learn from leading Pubcon. You’ll learn about digital marketing, search engine optimization and social media marketing and much, much more! Don’t miss out on this extraordinary conference. I’ll be speaking there along with many other highly regarded speakers, and our keynote speaker is Debra Jasper who is the founder and CEO of the learning firm Mindset Digital!!! We hope to see you at the Pubcon Regional SFIMA Conference in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on February 22, 2017!!!  Click here to secure your spot at the Pubcon SFIMA Regional Conference!   Are you attending the ASD Conference? Email me at Robyn@bestfromthenest.com to get your exclusive invitation to chat in our luxurious Bellagio Hotel suite!     Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!
From being a baby bird in the Nest to transforming into a beautiful eagle soaring high in the sky, we have followed Adrian Friday’s e-commerce career closely. Adrian is a graduate of our Unstoppable Amazon Academy, and today, he joins us on the show to share his journey of becoming a successful online seller. We talk about inventory and buying decisions and how finding what you’re good at selling and becoming a master in that market can amplify your business success. We talk about the turning point in his life and business, and why he decided to leave his job to become an Amazon seller entrepreneur. Adrian openly shares his experiences, his trials and tribulations throughout his entrepreneur career, and the systems and processes he uses to stay on task and productive each day. He also shares his insight on why entrepreneurs should learn new skills that will help advance their businesses before outsourcing the tasks to others as well as many other helpful tips and advice that has helped him go from a “jack of all trades, master of none” in the e-commerce industry to a master in his business.   Today’s Topics Cover: Optimal buying decisions How “breaking away from the herd” can help boost your business How he learned that using “your quirks and weaknesses to your advantage” can significantly impact your business His advice for others who are afraid to make a major change in their business or business model How relationship building is a crucial aspect of your business growth Why reaching out and asking questions to other industry experts is important Why Adrian feels that developing daily routines and “rituals” has made a positive impact on his business   “Mastery is a game changer” – Adrian Friday   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free 1-hour consultation with her! Follow this link to enter for your chance to win!
Today I’m talking with my conference buddy and great friend who has given me so much terrific advice on how to build my brand and connect with people. Jeff Cohen is an expert in the Amazon marketplace, and he helps sellers advance in their business and make the right connections to achieve their goals. I’m excited to have him on this episode so he can share with you his pearls of wisdom and a ton of valuable advice.   “Your greatest asset is your time. If you’re giving your time to help someone else make money, you deserve to make money as well – profit isn’t a bad word.” Jeff Cohen   Today’s Topics Cover: Jeff tells us about how he stumbled into e-commerce when he moved to a small town and worked for its largest employers.   He talks about USPS auctions and how he grew his business. Jeff tells about his prediction for the Amazon marketplace for new sellers. We talk about building a business and the challenges involved with it. Jeff discusses the importance of setting business goals. We talk about using the law of reciprocity to address customer pain points and enhance your sales. He shares his stories and advice about engaging with people at tradeshows or conferences. Jeff announced he has a new program coming up for 2017 called Level Up With Jeff for high-volume Amazon sellers looking to discuss level up practices.    Mentioned on the Show: Go to http://www.sellerlabs.com/bestfromthenest  for special Seller Labs services show offers.   Connect with Jeff Cohen: Seller Labs Seller Labs on Facebook LinkedIn   Learn more about how to improve your Q4! Join our Q4 Bootcamp! The Q4 season is an incredibly important and powerful part of an Amazon seller’s business. This is why we created the Q4 Bootcamp – to help you learn, grow, and improve your Amazon business throughout the Q4 selling season!   Included in the Q4 Bootcamp, you will receive:   14-weeks of training videos Access to our Facebook group Access to our Wholesale Course Access to our Hiring & Training Virtual Assistants Course Free, live Q&A calls The Q4 Bootcamp is only $197!   However, if you are one of the following: A policeman/woman A fireman/woman An EMT Active, retired, or disabled military A spouse of an active, retired, or disabled military member A member of the clergy A certified teacher   As a way of saying Thank You for all that you do to protect, serve, and keep our country and its citizens safe – our Q4 Bootcamp is completely free! Click here to register for the Q4 Bootcamp!   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow this link to enter for a chance to win!    
Today Robyn talks about how to keep your Amazon account in good standing. Learn those tips and strategies that will keep your Amazon account in outstanding shape allowing you to build your business and how to give the Amazon customer an excellent customer experience. Keeping your account healthy is key to growing your business; diversification is critical to maintaining the safety of your business by not “putting all your eggs in one basket”. Learn the Amazon Support Documents and know what you need to do to maintain compliance in the Amazon sales space. Learn what Amazon is focused on and how you can be prepared. Know what reports you need to pay close attention to and what to do when you encounter problems like A-Z Claims. Learn how to speak to Amazon if your account does get in to trouble and which items to avoid selling and why.   Email us at Excellence@robynsnest.co   Reports: Bottom Performers Report   Return Reports AISN   Resources:  Cynthia Stein – Suspension Expert http://www.amazon.com/Make-Thousands-Amazon-Hours-Revised/dp/149379163X  Keeping Your Feedback Clean http://www.bestfromthenest.com/maintaining-feedback/ Amazon Buy Box https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200401830 Feedvisor http://feedvisor.com/ Amazon FBA http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200229160
Do you know how much it costs you to just keep your business alive? Today Robyn talks about the importance of knowing your numbers and not being afraid of them. Understanding that, even if your numbers are giving you bad news, that’s actually good news because it means you are able to take action and change the course of your business. Not knowing your numbers, what it takes to keep your business alive and provide you with the life you want is a sure way to put yourself out of business. Robyn offers two great tools to help you not only know, but understand your numbers so you can make solid, fact based decisions in your business that will keep it healthy and profitable for years to come.   Use The Calculator http://www.bestfromthenest.com/calc Amazon Business Audit Course http://www.bestfromthenest.com/biz   Also, you get these great things from Robyn! The Unstoppable Amazon Academy Sign up here: http://www.BestFromTheNest.com/show AND!!! By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show.   How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991    
My guest on today’s episode is none other than partner of Buy Box Experts, James Thomas. James and his business partner are also the founders of the amazing yearly conference called Prosper Show that I have heard so much about lately. James worked at Amazon for almost 6 years, working and leading teams for much of that time. The last team he ran was the Amazon Services team, the team responsible for recruiting approximately 99% of all new sellers on Amazon. During his time at Amazon, he frequently saw brand new sellers enter the platform, then, in large numbers, fail after their first four to six months – often because they either didn’t understand how Amazon worked or didn’t realize how competitive the platform was. When he left Amazon, he and his business partner set on a journey to figure out where opportunities lied to educate people on a broad scale on ways to make the necessary investment of time and come out of the educational programs more equipped with a better understanding of what it takes to succeed as an Amazon Reseller. This is when the vision of the Prosper Show first began. Today, on the show, James shares a lot of incredibly valuable information, tips, and strategies that Amazon resellers should consider and implement in order to stand out among the sea of competitors when talking with brand owners and executives. “If you have the right resources, contacts, and software in place – you should be proactively asking brands about what you can do to help them in exchange for a better relationship.” – James Thomas   Today’s Topics Cover: What does a reseller need to do to get a leg up on their competitors while developing a meaningful relationship with brands so they can gain access to the right kind of products, in the right quantities, with a good price? What you can do to become a better brand vendor and Amazon ambassador. The five major areas where brands struggle the most on Amazon What a reseller can do to help brands on Amazon based on these key struggle areas. Educate. Collaborate. Why you should point out enough important, small details when talking with brands. How educating and helping brands improve their Amazon strategy can actually help improve your business, placing you in an expert position, and allow you to partner with brands as a trusted advisor. How to approach brands to get them to list all of their catalog content, and why they should. Developing a rolodex of service providers that would be helpful and useful to brands and how it can impact your Amazon business. Legitimate sourcing and designated brand registries.   “If you’re not thinking about how you can help the brand, chances are, your competitors are.” – James Thomas   The 5 Major Areas Where Brands Struggle on Amazon: Distribution Control Controlling Prices Brand Content Catalog Selection Catalog Inventory Levels   Connect with James: Visit James at the Prosper Show conference and Pre-conference Workshop on March 22 & 23! Grab your tickets at ProsperShow.com   Leave a review to enter for a chance to WIN! If you enjoyed today’s episode of The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show with Robyn Johnson – leave a review on iTunes and you could win a free one-hour consultation with her! Follow this link to enter for your chance to win!
Bundles are complimentary items packaged together to be sold as one unit on Amazon. If done right, bundles bring convenience to the customer and higher returns to the seller. Today Robyn goes through the 10 Commandments of bundling products n Amazon – how bundling can help you when done correctly, and what to avoid to not run afoul of Amazon policies. Amazon Bundle Help Page: https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?ie=UTF8&nodeId=200442390   Robyn also has a special gift for listeners! Webinar with Robyn and Angela of Taxanista! 3, 1-hour webinars that will give you all the information you need to make a solid decision on accounting for your business. Don’t miss this one time offer from Robyn – Click the link below for $15.00 off the series! Robyn and Angela will discuss what your account needs – Understanding the basic documents – How all of this differs from your actual cash flow – using different buying strategies to offset your tax liability and much, much more. Use the link below for your listener exclusive discount! Discounted Program - $15.00 OFF! http://www.robynsdeal.com/   AND!!! By leaving a review for Robyn’s podcast, The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show With Robyn Johnson – on iTunes, you could win a free 1-hour consultation with Robyn! Follow the link below for instructions on how to leave your review for The Unstoppable Entrepreneur Show. How to leave a review in iTunes: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT201991   Email Robyn at: Excellence@Robynsnest.co
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May 2nd, 2016
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