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Forty Hour Rebel
5 minutes | Apr 23, 2015
18 One Sale A Day with FBA
I just wanted the title to rhyme. But it's true I'm at about 1 sale a day with the product! I've turned off PPC with Amazon for now until I get reviews, and we'll see how this goes!
6 minutes | Apr 17, 2015
18 Four Sales and Seven Years Ago
Cheesy title? Probably. It's episode 18, and I've had 4 sales in the first week. Nothing mind blowing, but considering I've only done PPC and nothing else - I'm psyched! Who can complain? 2 sales were organic, 2 sales were done by PPC. Ive decided to hold off on a giveaway until my DELAYED product from Hong Kong arrives. As I wait, my hunt starts again as I look for more products. Do you have a freight forwarder you like and would want to recommend? Let me know as I'd love to hear from you.
4 minutes | Apr 10, 2015
17 We are Here Finally
I've decided to transition to a weekly podcast now that the product is live. I'm working on reviews and giveaways and fixing my pay per click ads for Amazon.
5 minutes | Apr 3, 2015
16 Time to Wait It Out
Well, I sent in my product for private label testing to the Amazon warehouse and it reached early in the week. Now, I'm sitting on inventory as it distributes throughout the FBA centers. Big mistake. For your first shipment, do not use inventory placement. Now, I must redirect my attention to promotions while I wait it out.
6 minutes | Mar 31, 2015
15 It's Alive. The Private Label Product is Live.
Finally, what feels like months later, my private label product is live in the warehouse. Right now it is being moved around in inventory at the warehouse and will be live next week. Amazon is taking preorders, though I actually expect it to be live later this week based on Amazon's previous trend of doing this. I've got 20 units in the warehouse today, and running pay per click ads immediately. Read more at fortyhourrebel.com
6 minutes | Mar 27, 2015
14 Facing Fears
This is a quick episode to talk about Facing Fears. Fear is a big thing for me, and I'm not sure why. A fear of failure perhaps? A public case study taking a nose dive can definitely cause me to be a bit fearful but alas, we move forward.
6 minutes | Mar 20, 2015
13: Well, Now What?
Another quickie episode to give you the rundown of where I'm at! The product is on my table, waiting to be sent into the warehouse. I'm now deciding to use inventory placement or send to three warehouses- whichever is the optimal plan.
7 minutes | Mar 17, 2015
12 Getting Into Order
This week I layout 5 actionable steps I'm taking to promote my private label product to build an audience and business as soon as it hits the warehouse.
8 minutes | Mar 13, 2015
11: It's Test Time!
It's test time! I've made a mistake which I reveal, and tell you how many I'll be ordering for my test run. Then we talk about where to go from here.
10 minutes | Mar 10, 2015
10: Time to Order
After reviewing our sample for our very first private label product its time to order our test order! Now is the time to debate how many units you'll be ordering, why you should probably order more than you think.
14 minutes | Mar 6, 2015
09 A New Week & Odd Topics
This week we talk about what I will be tasking myself with for the next seven days for my possible private lable product. This includes putting the product on Amazon, taking listing pictures, along with writing copy for the Amazon product page. Along with that, I go over a couple of questions like - sample pricing, paying freight and sample terms. http://fortyhourrebel.com is where you can go to see more extras that go along with the podcast.
9 minutes | Mar 3, 2015
08 Whatever Comes Up
This episode is a quick update on this week's progress. And in other news, we talk about whatever comes up! Retail arbitrage versus private lable, writing factories and being short and to the point, along with ordering a domain name.
4 minutes | Feb 27, 2015
07 Slow down and smell the roses : Branding
This week we'll be focusing on two things. Brainistorming for our brand name, ordering a logo from Fiverr and yep, that's it. I also mention the status of my own samples and when I expect them in.
8 minutes | Feb 24, 2015
Today is a short episode on our waiting phase of talking to manufacturers of our private label products for Amazon. With factories closed for the holiday, I've been left in "hurry up and wait" mode. I list off a few tasks I'm working on while I wait.
14 minutes | Feb 20, 2015
05 Hunt for a Factory
This episode we cover hunting for a factory for samples for our private label product. We discuss looking for suppliers, what to cover when inquiring with a factory. We cover Chinese New Year, setting up an email to handle constant communication, MOQ and our game plan for the next week.
11 minutes | Feb 18, 2015
04 Research We Must
This episode we go more in depth on an Amazon listing, the points to look at when considering to enter the private label space- all using live search results to fuel the discussion.
12 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
03 Let's Talk Research
It's time to get started. Over the next few days I am going to start researching on Amazon to determine the product I will have private labeled. I discuss the general method of research, and pointers you want to keep in mind.
7 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
02 Action Plan
It's time to discuss the outline of how I'm going to launch a brand from scratch. Using a timeline of 8 weeks, I discuss the steps we'll take to research, market and launch the podcast.
3 minutes | Feb 13, 2015
01Introduction to Forty Hour Rebel
Welcome to the first episode of Forty Hour Rebel. This episode is a quick introduction to the purpose of FHR, where we're headed, and who I am (Valerie) as a host. Forty Hour Rebel was created as an experiment where you can follow me as I create a business from scratch to sell a brand on Amazon using their FBA channel.
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