“Hey, big news! You’re about to discover how I sold 131,404 units of a product on Amazon that cost me just a dollar to buy and I sold for $20,” claims Sophie Howard, “and I reveal everything that I’ve learned and everything that I do in my new book, Amazon Jetstream Income.”
And if you’d like to fire your boss, get more time and more lifestyle—by selling products online—Sophie says you need to pick up a copy of her book today.
Should you? Keep reading for my review. But first, here’s a case study that shows off semi-passive income streams you can model.
Okay, inside Amazon Jetstream Income, you’ll apparently learn how to make your first $1,000 selling on Amazon. And you can run the entire business in just 30-minutes a day, Sophie promises.
What else? You don’t need any tech skills. You set things up once, Amazon does the rest on autopilot. And it’s cheap. For $40 or so a month, you too can be a professional Amazon seller, Sophie adds.
Also in the book, she’ll tell you how she ran her first Amazon store for 18-months, then sold it for a million bucks.
You’ll learn about how to pick winning products, source them, and project profitability. There’s tons of tips and real-life examples sprinkled throughout the book, Sophie says, and she wants you to snag a copy immediately.
Sophie Howard uses fake urgency
But you’ll need to hurry. This is an introductory offer that’s selling for $4.95 currently—and that heavily discounted price won’t last long.
(Even though Sophie started running this YouTube ad a year ago, it’s been viewed nearly 18 million times, and the cost is still $4.95.)
Far from the dirtiest thing I’ve seen in this space, but I like to point it out because, to me, it sets the tone for what’s to come. Ask yourself: if someone’s willing to tell a little white lie to get you to spend $5, what’ll they do to get you to spend $5k?
In terms of buying the book, I have no problem if you want to check it out for five bucks. But just know: Sophie’s using a classic “ascension model.” There’ll be plenty more to buy, and the price will jump quickly.
Amazon Jetstream Income is Sophie’s tiny offer, as Allie Bjerk calls it. Just something to recoup ad cost and build a list of buyers who she can then upsell into her courses, coaching, and live events.
And there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. I’m just making you aware. This book is just foreplay. If you want the real thing, be prepared to spend a whole lot more.
Plus, I’m not so sure Amazon dropshipping or Amazon FBA is all it’s cracked up to be. Here are some things to consider.
The ugly truth about selling on Amazon
Say you get Sophie’s book. Fine. But what about saturation? How many hot products are even left?
And do you have enough funds to get your Amazon store off the ground? Amazon automation guru Raphael Vargas suggests a bankroll (or credit line) of at least $30k to $50k to do it right.
How ’bout customer service? Who’s gonna deal with complaints, shipping issues, and refund requests? Ugh.
And what happens when Amazon decides FBA peeps and dropshippers are more of a headache than a help, and cuts you off without warning? Or increases their fees? Or holds your check because you accidentally violated one of their policies?
And will you really feel good about price gouging people? Sophie, herself, said her home run product only cost her a dollar to buy… and yet she sold it for $20! What value did she provide that warrants a 20X markup?
Which brings up my last point. Aren’t these Amazon sellers sorta like leeches? Or am I missing something?
I mean, you’re not making the product. You don’t ship it. You didn’t create Amazon.com. You don’t even drive your own traffic—you just piggyback off Amazon’s existing shoppers. (Unless you do PPC, but that’s another expense you don’t want.)
So like, I get why that’s good for you. But why’s it good for anyone else?
What, so you can jack up the price and take advantage of Brenda, from Missouri, who just wants a good night’s sleep and didn’t know she could’ve ordered her melatonin tablets from your source for 80% less?
And hey, I’m with ya. Brenda shouldn’t be sucking down a second coffee from Starbucks at 3 PM; and technically, it’s her fault—for not doing a gosh darn Google search to find better deals—but damn.
Brenda lives in a trailer and her two baby daddies haven’t sent child support in months. She deserves a break.
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