How to Get Reviews on Amazon

Get positive, VERIFIED Amazon reviews: Paul Baron started selling on Amazon 3 years ago, established a million-dollar business, and perfected a strategy to help his Amazon business generate customer reviews on autopilot. Watch this video as Paul shares his insider strategy for gaining reviews on autopilot and learn how you can get more reviews, add 1,000 subscribers in a week, and increase likes on your Facebook fan page.

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Reviews on Autopilot Workshop: Paul will host a Reviews on Autopilot Workshop via webinar, teaching sellers how to create and implement their own Reviews on Autopilot Funnel. Sellers will learn how to drive product reviews on autopilot, get full access to Paul’s flows, funnels, videos, and templates, and receive bonus training on how to earn 1,000 subscribers in one week.

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Mike McClary interviews Paul Baron, an Amazon seller veteran, who has worked with his business partners to perfect a strategy to drive reviews for products on Amazon. Mike learned of Paul’s new strategy one evening after Paul had presented at SellerCon in Orlando, Florida. During SellerCon, Paul shared his expertise with other Amazon sellers, teaching them how to increase product visibility and sales on Amazon. For the first time, Paul is offering sellers the opportunity to learn his latest strategy, the Reviews on Autopilot Funnel. Continue reading “How to Get Reviews on Amazon”

Nail Your Numbers, Raise Your ROI

 

Numbers are boring. I get it. You’re driven by the thrill of making sales, out-maneuvering your competitors, and putting together the perfect product. What doesn’t drive you, on the other hand, are the mind numbing hours spent staring at Excel trying to debug a formula you don’t understand.

This is completely normal. If you’re not yet in the thick of things with your business or everything so far is going fine, it’s hard to appreciate the impact proper financial analysis of your business can have.

Naturally, entrepreneurs want to optimize everything, including their time. It’s easy to see straight ahead and visualize the importance of marketing or product development, but what’s the ROI, for example, for charting out predicted sales for the next 2-3 years? The value isn’t immediately obvious.

So I thought it’d be helpful to outline why building a financial model for your business actually has a great ROI for your time.

Here are the five reasons you should build a financial model:

1. You can’t make decisions in a vacuum.

If you wanted to change your price or overhaul your business model tomorrow, what would you lean on to make that decision?

Maybe a couple of customers told you they liked the IDEA of a new price or it just seems to feel right in your gut. Well, you should know that 1) customers don’t know what they want and 2) your gut is a terrible business partner.

Customers are flighty squirrels that are naturally biased towards pleasing you, and your gut still doesn’t forgive you for your last midnight run to In-N-Out. You know what will never lie to you? Numbers.

A good, well thought-out financial model could easily answer these questions for you. They’ll give you a lot more concrete data to go off of than some of your more subjective techniques. A financial model could tell you “No, you can’t lower your prices actually,” and “Duh, a new business model would fit nicely with your other metrics.”

2. You will need it to fundraise.

At some point in your business, you might want to get outside funds from VC (venture capital), angel investors, a bank, or even your friends. Guess what investors love (besides open-collared business shirts)? Numbers. When you fundraise, you will absolutely need to show that you have a grip on your business metrics.

Investing is a quantifiable numbers game just like your business. They want to see that behind your gigantic “invest in me” smile, the numbers make sense, and that you know your stuff. If you can’t speak the language of VC, you can at least speak numbers.

When I was at Juvo Capital, I was presented a financial model from a shopping comparison startup. The CEO was as charismatic as a bag of potatoes (no offense to potatoes). However, even after hours of research, I couldn’t find a single flaw in their five year projection model. They had such a grip on their numbers that they ended up teaching US something (and my general partners made their money in…. shopping comparison sites).

We invested.

And then Home Depot bought them. Turns out Home Depot also liked their numbers.

3. You can use it to benchmark your… everything.

People often refer to launching a business as “pushing off from shore” and into the ocean. You can’t see the beach, you can’t see where you’re going, and something just brushed up against your leg.

Part of the reason this is so unnerving is because you have no idea if you’re doing anything right. Is ok not to turn a profit sometimes? Does my growth rate mean my product is doing well… or doing terribly?

When you model out your numbers, you have the opportunity to not only internally benchmark what you want to achieve and where you want to be, but you can integrate OTHER companies benchmarks into your system. Did you know that last month Buffer’s churn rate was 7%? If your business is subscription based or anything related to Buffer, then that information is crucially important. If you don’t measure it, you can’t manage it.

4. Let it do the validation for you.

If you’re still in the idea & testing phase of the business, a model can still be useful. Often without running a single survey or an MVP experiment, you can rule out a business idea based purely on the numbers.

I’ve lost track of how many people have launched businesses only to find out in Year 2 that “we can’t make money doing this”. Who would have known that selling refrigerators, with free shipping as your key differentiator, is a bad idea? You don’t have to be psychic; you just have to know your way around a financial model.

When I was in high school a million years ago, I created a site where you could sell eBay items through barter, instead of direct payment. Had I just drawn out the numbers in Excel, I would have realized I wasn’t moving towards hockey stick growth. I was moving towards being a charity.

5. It’s the ultimate test of “do you understand your industry well enough” test.

It’s ok to jump into a business and an industry you know nothing about (ask Richard Branson). Outside of trolling through industry “zines” and having “coffees” 3 times a day, what do you think can help you visualize and conceptualize your industry much faster than anything else? Can you guess it?

It’s modeling.

If you want to master this game, you need to master your numbers.

Click here to start mastering your own numbers with Financial Modeling for Startups & Small Businesses.

Evan Kimbrell is the Founder, Director of Sprintkick, a referral-based full service digital agency based out of San Francisco. His clients range from 1-2 man team startups bootstrapping their initial idea, to multibillion dollar Fortune 100s like Walmart, Dick’s Sporting Goods, & GNC.

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How to Drive Traffic to Amazon

Learn how to drive traffic to Amazon through content marketing. Jason Katzenback introduced Shane Oglow and Norm Farrar to explain how to maximize content to drive traffic and sales to your Amazon listing (while minimizing marketing efforts). They share the importance of maximizing a single piece of content, their step by step guide for maximizing content, and additional insights to make sure content is driving Amazon traffic and sales.

Included:
Amazon Content Marketing
Don’t Miss This! Brand Authority Workshop (Limited Timed Offer)

Maximizing Each Piece of Content
Step by Step Guide for Maximizing Amazon Content
Expert Content Maximizing Steps
Use Press Releases to Further Maximize Content
Tips for Using Influencers
Additional Content Marketing Tips
Discover the #1 Mistake Sellers Make That Destroy Their Marketing Momentum – Full Video Transcript

Amazon Content Marketing

Don’t Miss This! Brand Authority Workshop (Limited Timed Offer)

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Thursday, May 24TH at 1PM, Amazing.com is teaming up with Shane Oglow and Norm Farrar for a workshop on how to turn a business into a traffic and customer magnet with ONE strategy. They will also reveal three lies that sellers should avoid as well as mistakes sellers make that create a bad impact on their business.Sign up for the brand authority workshop as soon as possible.

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How to Sell on Amazon Successfully

Learn how to sell on amazon successfully to beat the big brands: Norm Farrar, an established veteran in the world of strategy and business, is a branding expert. Norm shares how sellers can beat big brands on Amazon, build their own brand, establish customer trust, and use their branding to grow their product.

Index:
Amazing Selling Machine Free Training and Tools
Competing Against Big Brands
Creating a Brand and Building Customer Trust
Building a Brand vs. Just Selling Product
Creating the Customer Experience
When to Start Investing in Branding
Building a Brand on a Budget
Bad Customer Reviews and Refunds
Brand Building and Growing a Product
Quality of Logos
Trademarks, Copyrights, and Patents
Beating Big Brands on Amazon… No Experience Necessary! – Video Transcript

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5 Ways to Quickly Build Your Email List

 

Your email list is one of the most important assets that you can have in an online business.

It doesn’t matter if you sell physical products or digital products and services. When you have a small targeted email list, it’s easier to start any business in any niche, because you have instant access to a database of potential customers who are interested in what you want to sell.

It’s not easy to build an email list, especially when you are just starting out, but there are a few methods that you can use to get great results.

Here are the 5 easiest ways to start building your email list:

  1. Use inserts. If you sell physical products on Amazon, or on your own website, add an insert—tell your customers to go to your website or landing page and enter their name and email address in exchange for something you give them for free. You can give them an extended warranty for their products, a discount code for future purchases, an ebook, or even a video course. Your imagination is the limit for what you can give them for free, in exchange for their contact information.
  2. Create educational content (articles) on your website, and share them through social media in groups interested in your niche. Try to rank these articles on google and other search engines for specific targeted keywords, in order to get traffic to them. On your website, add different types of opt-in forms (sidebar opt-ins, pop-ups, or hello bars). Once you get traction with this, it’s a never ending source of free leads.
  3. Build a landing page and drive traffic to it.  This can be one of the most effective methods if you get it right. First of all, think of something that you can give away for free to your subscribers. Make sure that what you are giving away is related to what you want to sell, so that it makes sense to customers when your promote it to them in the future. After this is ready, start driving traffic to that landing page (using Facebook Ads, Google Ads, Bing Ads, or other types of paid traffic). Make sure to test this and tweak it many times before you get the optimum conversion rate—but once you do that, scale as much as you want.
  4. Create a Facebook group. The admin of the group can ask members a set of questions before they join the group. One of the questions might be for your members to give you their email address in order to join the group. Grow your group to the stage where it gets organic traffic— a few member requests every day. Once you get the group to that stage, be sure that you also have good content, good branding, and great interaction in the group, so that people will recognize the emails they get from you. This method is free, and if your group grows larger and larger, you will get more member requests every day (which means more email subscribers every day).
  5. Build a YouTube channel. Start creating tutorial videos for your niche, which you can easily rank for targeted keywords. The more videos you upload and rank, the more free targeted traffic you will get from Youtube. In the video description, add a link to an opt-in form or landing page where people can go and subscribe to your email list. Be sure to point this out at the end of the videos! This method has two advantages: First, you build a following on Youtube, and second, you build your email list using free targeted traffic.

These 5 methods of growing your email list are the easiest to start with, and the most cost-effective. The majority of them don’t even require driving paid traffic!

Now it’s time for you to take action and start using the methods that are the best fit for you. Focus on one method at a time until you make it work, then scale by moving on to a different one.

Learn more about email marketing with Sorin Constantin’s course, “Email Marketing Basics: A Step-By-Step Beginner’s Guide.” Access this course on Amazing.com with the link below:

https://www.amazing.com/course/243