We Sold over 30,000 Units.
To give you a bit of background, several years ago, I moved down here to Queenstown and walked away from a corporate career to chase an entrepreneurial dream that I’d always had. The only problem was at that point, I had absolutely no idea what I was going to do when I got here.
Over the next few years, I tried lots of different things ranging from an online startup, gold trading, a media company and even a retail store. Unfortunately, none of them were particularly successful and I got to a point where I was very short of money and thought “maybe the dream’s over. I’m going to have to go back to the city and back to that job I hate”.
I was getting pretty desperate because I knew what I wanted. I just couldn’t find it. What I was looking for was something that was scalable. It could be run from anywhere. I’d chosen to live in a small town without much infrastructure and I also needed plenty of hours left for me as well as work to do what I wanted in the day.
Thankfully, not long after that, I discovered Amazon, which was perfect because it ticked all the boxes. However, with it came a new set of challenges and problems that I really needed some help with. I started looking around and I did find and actually enrolled in a couple of other well-known courses and unfortunately, at that stage, I still didn’t feel I was getting all the help that I needed.
Then I found Sophie’s course and that; it just really resonated with me. I found the video training to be very comprehensive and go deep into the detail. The weekly product university course is excellent and I always get something out of those. The thing that really differentiates Sophie from the other course I found is the amount of time she spends on product selection, finding the right product and where to source it from.
There’s no doubt that being an Amazon seller comes with its own unique set of challenges and hurdles that you need to overcome. Now, I’ve personally been in some incredibly frustrating situations dealing with Amazon and wondering what it is that they want, but thankfully, a resource that I found to be hugely beneficial is Sophie’s Product University, which has two parts.; an online forum, where you can post questions to get answers and then, she has a weekly call, where she either has an expert talking or you can talk directly to her or post questions and get answers from her and that has been massively beneficial for me.
Having said that and just putting frustrations aside, there’s no question that being a seller on Amazon has changed not only my life but my family’s. To give you an example, 2018 was our first full year trading on the platform and in that year, we sold over 30,000 units and got into the seven figures of turn over which was a 280% increase on the year prior to that. Just one day, on Prime day that year, we did $30,000 US dollars in sales and for our little business. That was just unbelievable. We had never done anything even close to that and it was actually a game changer in itself.
There’s no doubt in my mind that we wouldn’t have achieved half the results that we had if it wasn’t for us having gone through Sophie’s course and the ongoing support we get from Product University. If you’re hesitating at all, then my advice would be to take Sophie’s courses.