Author of Amazon Jetstream Income, Sophie Howard, says now’s the perfect time to start selling on Amazon. That’s a convenient thing to say considering she’s trying to sell you her Amazon coaching program, right?
But let’s hear her out. Maybe she’s onto something. First, though, check out our anti-Amazon business model. Here’s my mentor with a case study that’ll leave ya gobsmacked.
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What’s Sophie Howard’s deal?
If you don’t know Sophie’s story, she left her cush corporate job because she wanted more freedom.
She didn’t know what she was going to do at first, but she knew she wanted something that would allow her to spend more time with her husband and two kids.
After looking at some of the most popular ways to make money online, she eventually decided to start an Amazon business. Sophie figured it’d give her the greatest chance at replacing her old income.
She learned from her early failures and slowly began to build a steady stream of income from her Amazon store. Soon she was making $30,000 per month.
A year and a half later, a private investor paid her $1 million dollars to acquire her Amazon business.
Today, she’s still selling on Amazon and claims she can manage everything in about an hour a day, leaving her lots of time to enjoy outdoorsy stuff with the fam.
Sophie says if she can do it, so can you, as long as you have the right steps, systems, and support—which she’d be happy as a clam at high tide to sell you.
But what about the timing? Is now really when you wanna launch? When all you wanna do is sink deep into the couch and listen to The Marshall Mathers LP on repeat, trying not to cry while you reminisce about happier times?
Sophie’s sneaking suspicion
According to “Amazon Selling Queen” Sophie Howard, YES, the timing couldn’t be better.
And she offers Walmart—of all things—as her case in point.
“Walmart’s experienced something interesting during the coronavirus pandemic,” Sophie writes. “As essential stores, Walmart stores across the USA remained open. And yet, the company’s seeing a big shift in how its customers buy from it.”
“During the first quarter of 2020, Walmart saw a 74% increase in the number of people using its online shopping service,” she continues.
“What’s more, they’ve seen a 4X increase in the number of new customers using their delivery and pickup services,” she adds.
So what’s she getting at? Well, that society’s behavior has shifted big time due to the pandemic. Now, not only are more people shopping online, but they’re ordering things they’d usually prefer picking up in person.
“This is all part of what I am calling ‘the great eCommerce boom’ ahead,” Sophie explains.
The punchline, of course, is that this is all fantastic news for you, as a potential Amazon seller. Sophie suggests you ride this new wave of demand and cash-in before it’s too late.
While I agree with her that eCom is on the rise, I’m still not sold on Amazon needing thousands of more middlemen adding to an already cutthroat marketplace, trying to dupe people into paying more than they should for products they could easily buy without you in the picture.
Too cynical? Perhaps. But do me a favor. Before you go, read every word of the following guide. Why anyone wouldn’t do this (over Amazon) is beyond me.