2 quick things for your info, consideration and action.
First, I just wrote about FBA prep services - why they are essential for international FBA sellers as well as why they can be a simple solution for domestic sellers to outsource time and energy sapping labeling and boxing so they can focus on scaling their business.
If you've missed the previous newsletters, I've also written the following in the last few months:
Payoneer and WorldFirst - solutions for getting paid in the US and UK
How My Amazon FBA Sales increased by 2162% from Jan 2014 to Jan 2015
If you're new to FBA go through this: http://www.jasontayonline.com/my-toolbox.html
Secondly, is a time sensitive piece of news.
I will be flying over 20,000 miles for 24 hours and spending close to $3,000 to participate in CES3 in September. If you ask my close friends, I am not one to attend conferences at all. In fact I am averse to 99% of conferences. I'm also invited to speak at various conferences all over the world and almost always turn down the invitations. There are only 2 conferences I actually look forward to and CES is one of them. Last year was my first time at CES and it was a literally life-changing experience where I had the chance to not only hear and learn but actually meet the many people I had come to know online in the MySilentTeam community. CES is much more than a business conference, it is a unique gathering of probably the most down-to-earth, honest and helpful community of online entrepreneurs. By the way CES stands for Consult Expand Sell which are the 3 businesses that you can develop. First you start selling, then you expand, then you can provide consulting services.
Below is a question from one of my coaching students in China and my reply.
Q: "I am thinking of joining CES III in September. Do you think it will benefit greatly for a beginner like me?"
A: This is a tough one to answer. It definitely benefited me as I made some fantastic connections and learnt some actionable strategies. However those strategies can learnt by simply watching the video recordings. The main thing is really meeting people and building relationships. For example I bumped into Jim Cockrum in the lobby the night before the conference and ended up going for supper with him, 2 of his 5 kids (one is adopted from China) and John and Esther Bullard. I also bumped into Diana Ratliff and a bunch of people having dinner in the hotel and she ended up doing my PremaTouch.com website. Then I had breakfast with Todd Lammi who just sold $63,000 last month alone (Apr2015) doing FBA part-time. Also had a meal with Bob Willey who then recommended me as a coach to Jim (I think). Went on a scouting trip with Bob & Kat Simpson, who then had me on her radio show. Went scounting with Chris Green. Met Brett Bartlett and Dean Soto who are helping me create a private label product now, etc. Had breakfast with the CEO of Seller Labs who I now use for feedback. Became friends with Ryan Reger and his wife Melane who I am now working with on several FBA and social projects. Met Lance Wolf, Barrington McIntosh and Duane Malek and got to thank them for sowing into my FBA journey. Met Eric and Jennifer Hardwick who went on to help with PremaTouch.com. Met Chris Leake who is a phenomenal Jim Cockrum Coaching student who grossed over $93,320.80 in 30 day sales last December and also spends alot of time in the mission field. Met Danni Ackerman who helped me set up on Etsy. Met Jason Miles who is an expert on social media marketing and published numerous bestsellers on Kindle and has since shared many of his resources with me. I could go on...
So was it worth my flying around the world last year to CES2? I should think so! And I've already got my seat and booked my hotel room for CES3 this year!
Get the details and register for CES3 here.
Note that tickets open for sale on May 11th at 12 noon Eastern time. Why is the date and time important? Because tickets sold out in less than a day when registration opened last year and everyone who went last year is super looking forward to this year's event. Plus last year there were only 6,000 members in the MySilentTeam Facebook Group but right now there are 14,222 members, so expect tickets to be sold out in a flash.
That's all for now... I'm gonna get busy prepping to contribute to Ryan Reger's Private Label The Easy Way Mentoring Group.
Have a great week!
PS. If you are a Jim Cockrum Coaching student you should have received a special email invite to pre-register for CES3.