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Episode Info: Now that selling on Amazon has become more popular than ever, it can be difficult get Amazon reviews for newcomers to Amazon FBA, especially if they want to build up their brand quickly. Bootstrapping can come with its hurdles, but growing your business is more than simply throwing money into products and creating listings. There is something to be said about giving value back to your customers, even if they haven’t purchased any products from you yet. Providing value, whether it comes in the form of discounts, updates, or informative content, can give Amazon sellers that extra boost they need to see quick growth. In this episode of the AM/PM Podcast, host Manny Coats speaks with Amazon FBA newcomer Sam Baig who first launched his Amazon business in October 2016 and made six figures in just three months. Sam’s success is considered pretty significant considering that he has no prior business experience and his private label business has grown exponentially in such a short span of time. However, Sam does admit that his Amazon FBA business is just a side gig right now since he currently works a day job. His diligence and commitment to making his business model work are truly a credit to his natural acumen for eCommerce. Sam’s uncanny ability to spread the word about his products by providing value through deliverable content via email has paved the way for him to get well over 1700 reviews for his products in less than a year. As most Amazon sellers know, the Amazon marketplace landscape is always changing with the eCommerce giant throwing new rules and hurdles at sellers. It’s always interesting to hear a success story from someone relatively new to the business to see his or her methods, and Sam is no exception. Sam started out with an investment of $10K into one product in one color, and now earns around $300K per month or almost $4 million annually from 40 ASINs. He currently only sells in the United States but is considering an expansion into the UK. So what is the secret behind Sam’s success as a new Amazon seller? He admits that he went in with the mindset of scaling quickly (hence the significant upfront investment), and reinvested the majority of his earnings into his products to achieve fast growth. Part of Sam’s initial strategy was building his brand on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. He began by utilizing Facebook ads to build up interest in his products and to better hone in on his targetRead more »

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