You may have seen the ads: “Make money by selling products on Amazon. No need to store inventory. Anyone can do it.”
Now I practically live on Amazon. I’m a Vine reviewer. I buy all kinds of things on Amazon, because I live in a historic neighborhood where you can buy a $6000 couch easier than a bag of groceries. I’ve sold books on Amazon with their FBA service and on my own.
FBA means “fulfillment by Amazon.” It’s pretty easy. You fill a box with the items you want to sell, complete a form online (it can be a little confusing at first) and ship to Amazon. Then you sit back and watch as Amazon pays you when the items sell.
It’s a nice deal because Amazon can ship via Prime and many Prime customers (like me) prefer to use that method. Also people buy faster because they know the product will arrive; they don’t have to worry about flaky sellers who don’t ship right away
So when I saw the ads for courses promising to teach the secrets of making money on Amazon, I was curious. [Read more…]