I did watch the promo videos and must give the producers credit for quite a bit of useful content. However the price being so high, I decided to do some online research to find some ASM reviews. Every site I found on the ASM was an affiliate marketing site. I could not find one with a real review by anyone. There were several posts in the Warrior Forum, which is an Internet marketers forum where I am a member, but still there wasn't much useful insight.
More Googling led to the discovery of another Amazon course which did have a more reviews and testimonials. The Proven Amazon Course (PAC). More importantly, PAC was by Jim Cockrum who has a great reputation for honesty and integrity in the Internet marketing world...which is a rarity.
What I did not like about the ASM was that the money-back period ended just as what looked like the really good modules would begin, so I figured I would not get much more out of it than the free videos during the refundable window. The Proven Amazon Course on the other hand has a no questions asked, lifetime money-back guarantee.
"If you aren't entirely satisfied with your purchase please call, or drop us an email and we'll quickly issue a no questions asked refund of your entire purchase amount. Take your time, check it out, and more importantly put this powerful information to work for you, but if you find it's just not for you we don't want to keep your money"
So the PAC was a no-brainer! 100% risk-free opportunity to learn EVERYTHING that the course had - which is a whole lot, covering everything from private labeling to wholesale to retail arbitrage to outsourcing aspects of the business. But there was something even better than all this, which I did not realize when I joined PAC...the incredible community that is My Silent Team (MST). PAC comes with free lifetime membership to MST which is Jim's community of online and offline entrepreneurs. This is no flash in the pan network, but a community with a great sharing culture that has been cultivated for many years. In fact as I write this, I have learnt many things from more experienced member that have allowed me to create a PL product that ranks in the top 3% of beauty, sell over $5000 of retail arbitrage products in the last 2 months, expanded my Amazon sales channels to the UK and joined Brett's Buying Network where our first product with a cost of $25 sold for $179!
I could have learnt how to sell on Amazon on my own, but it would have taken much longer to learn the ropes and there are many strategies I would have never known about that have helped my sales hit almost $6000 monthly in just 4 months with a product that net a profit margin of 30% - 150% (Mostly in the 50%-100% range).
Even more incredibly, I'm now working with 2 of the coaches/moderators on PAC to bring a private label brand to market which makes over 130% in net profit and could easily rank in the top 1000 or even top 100 in its category!
The point of all this? Invest in PAC, not just for the great equipping resources, but be an active part in the community.
I ALWAYS tell people, the couple of hundred dollars I spent on PAC is the best investment I've ever made, far better than what I paid for my Master's degree course!