Do It Now, Improve It Later

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Stop what you’re doing right now. Now ask yourself, what were you doing? Were you thinking about doing something? Were you trying to get something right but struggling to start because you want it just so? Were you perfecting something, determined to ensure it’s brilliant in every single way before it’s made public? If you were doing none of the above and were simply just ‘doing’, then congratulations you’re on the road to success! Too many of us spend too long thinking, perfecting, … [Read more...]

Azon Monthly Stats – June 2015

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June 2015 Monthly Stats BOOM! What a month! Our goal for this month was $75,000 worth of sales and we smashed it! Let's look at the numbers; Now let me tell you we currently have 3 products selling on Amazon, but two of them are in their infancy, so I've only been sharing each month the results from our one main product. So firstly here are our sales results overall for the month of June; But to make it relevant to the past months reports and to show you what's possible … [Read more...]

What Does Content Marketing Mean TODAY

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What is Content Marketing? And how you should be using it in your business? There are a lot of people on the web who believe that churning out articles after articles will help them excel in the field of content marketing – they believe that quantity ranks higher in the hierarchy than quality. Well, they’re wrong. Content marketing is not simply putting anything up on your website, although sadly many companies do this. Even if you update the site several times a week, if the content is … [Read more...]

Azon Monthly Stats 4 – May 2015

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May 2015 Monthly Stats Grow, Grow, Grow! We had another great month in May. It's blowing our minds to be honest with you, sales just keep growing and growing. So before we talk about why that might be, let's look at the numbers; Total Sales - $44,213.20 Plus total cost of stock carried forward - $12,354 Costs Stock & Shipping - $12061 Promotional Expenses - $3430 FBA Fees - $14600 Marketing Costs - $2876 Total Profit - $23,600 (Pre-tax) Summary Our goal … [Read more...]

7 Steps to Building Your Online Lifestyle Business

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In the last 5 years since I started my online business back in 2010, I have had the opportunity to travel and live across Europe, South East Asia, Australia and the US. I lived in Thailand for almost 4 years on and off and as a family we have chased the sun around the globe. This has been possible only because I run my business entirely online. As long as I have an internet connection I’m free to work virtually anywhere! My favourite venue was a lovely little beach side restaurant … [Read more...]

5 Lessons That Have Recently Revolutionised my Business

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If you’ve been following me for a while you may notice this post is on my Jo Barnes Online blog, not my Online Marketing Addicts blog. This is because my business is expanding at a rate of knots at the moment and I was in danger of moving in the wrong direction, so I had to pull up sharply and reassess my goals. You see it's all too easy to just keep moving and doing without stopping for a moment to check you're on the right track. Especially for someone like me who's mantra to life is … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Spot Profitable Opportunities on Amazon

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  Listen to this post as a podcast!   Your exciting journey on Amazon begins with sourcing profitable opportunities. In other words finding popular products that are selling well but that are being marketed badly. The last thing you want to do is to try and break the mould, enter a new market or try something untested. Leave that for when you have plenty of money to risk trying new things. For now we want to use the information Amazon gives us to seek out prime … [Read more...]

Know Your Target Market Intimately

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One of THE most important tasks you have in your role as an entrepreneur is to not just know and understand your target market, but to know them intimately. [Tweet "One of THE most important tasks you have in your business is to know your target market intimately"] Now of course I realize what the literal translation of ‘intimate’ is and no I’m not suggesting you turn up at their house with a bottle of wine and the Fifty Shades of Grey DVD (although some may be quite pleasantly … [Read more...]

Azon Monthly Stats 4 – April 2015

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April 2015 Monthly Stats Keyword Glory! April was FANTASTIC! We managed to get rid of our hijackers once and for all and we hit the Number 2 spot on Page 1 of the Amazon search results for our main keyword. So let's examine the numbers... Total Sales - $22,686.35 Plus total cost of stock carried forward - $7004 Costs Stock & Shipping - $6532 Promotional Expenses - $1970 FBA Fees - $9950 Marketing Costs - $1542 Total Profit / (Loss) - $9,696 Summary All … [Read more...]

Make Sure Your Business Is on a Mission!

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  Listen to this post as a podcast!   So you’re in love with your business right? It’s the best thing since sliced bread and you’re going to change the world! If that statement isn’t quite true yet then make sure you read and act upon Create a Crystal Clear Vision for You / Your Business. You can’t help being excited once you can see what it looks like! The challenge is conveying your vision to others. You’re excited about it yes, but how do you get your … [Read more...]