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Wizards of Ecom

Welcome to the Wizards of Ecom podcast. The official podcast of the Wizards of Ecom and the Wizards of Amazon Meetup group. The goal of this podcast can be summed up simply: #SelllersHelpingSellers . While the slant is heavily towards Amazon FBA and Private Label, the podcast shares actionable tips and tactics for all areas of online selling.

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#233-2022 Progress and Q3 Sum Up with Carlos And Noemi
Hi Wizards, Carlos and I are back for our quarterly update summing up our Q3 progress. We know achievements and developments are much easier to talk about, but we are letting you in not only to our business struggles but also personal ones that we know most of you can relate to.  We’re also sharing our goals for the coming Q4. So do chime in our telegram and share with us yours too.   In This Episode: [00:32] with Carlos Alvarez on the show. [01:18] our Q3 overall status. [03:25] Achievements in business. [07:30] The struggles and challenges. [117:30] Personal development. [20:50] Documenting. [25:40] Goals for Q4.   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
33:41 09/28/2022
#232-Custom Apps for Private Label Sellers to Replace Product Inserts?
In this digital age, mobile apps come handy in performing tasks. Imagine having a custom app for your business. Possibilities are endless as they say and Andres Fernandez of eUnleash will give us a glimpse and get us excited about having our own app for business. As business owners, evolving in the marketplace is crucial. Let’s take the blinders off for this episode and understand that the game has evolved and for us to keep up, we’ve got to advance too. In This Episode: [00:34] Welcoming Andres Fernandez on the show. [05:45] Salsa KIng and success. [16:15] Mobile apps or mobile-friendly websites? [26:15] How simple or complicated are making apps for PL? [33:38] Push notifications. [40:40] The cost of a custom app. Guest Links and References: Website: https://eunleash.com/ Book References: Rich Dad Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki The Code of the Extraordinary Mind by Vishen Lakhiani   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
45:44 09/26/2022
#231-How To Create Your Business’ Cashflow Snowball with Gabe Cossio
Today, Iam joined by a fellow and founding member of WOE and an E-com veteran, Gabe Cossio and he is here to talk about a topic less talked about: Cash Flow Snowball and how one could effectively apply it in their business. This episode is nothing but nuggets after nuggets of information you would wanna learn and implement right away in your business. So don’t miss a second of this juicy and informative episode. In This Episode: [00:55] Welcoming Gabe Cossio on the show. [02:20] What is Cash Flow Snowball? [03:25] Understanding the data is where to start. [05:10] Simplest way to implement. [06:10] Business you can apply this. [07:58] Hardest part and biggest mistakes newbies make. [10:05] Unexpected expenses. [14:00] Budgeting. [16:00] Testing new people. [18:50] Working backwards.   Guest Links and References: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/paidbyamazon/ Book References: The Art of War by Sun Tzu The 48 Laws of Power by Robert Greene Super Founders by Ali Tamaseb The Entrepreneur’s Playbook by Leonard C. Green Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
28:31 09/21/2022
#230-My Two favorite Actionable Takeaways from Amazon Accelerate 2022
Today is a solo episode and Iam very excited to share my 2 favorite actionable takeaways from Amazon Accelerate that was just announced last week and how these 2 can definitely help conversion of your sales. If you believe in the power of email marketing like myself, listen in as Amazon has very exciting news for us. If you are not a fan though, you have got to start acting so as not to waste an opportunity to convert sales on and off Amazon.  In This Episode: [03:30] Confirmation from Amazon Accelerate [04:35] Buy with Prime [07:02] FREE email marketing. [09:50] Customer ask Alexa.   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
17:13 09/19/2022
#229-How To Hire and Manage A Remote Team - Part 2 - Managing
Hi Wizards! It’s me Noemi and Iam back sharing what I love to share to help any way I can to help sellers grow like I did in this 2nd part of the series Hiring and Managing a remote team.  In this episode, we focus on the management part of your remote team. If you missed out the hiring part of the series, please refer to Episode 227. Managing a team is never an easy task, what more a remote one? But fret not! It’s easy when you have the proper knowledge and tools to make it manageable. The key is being the best manager you can be, how? By building a strong support system for your team with your leadership style and more. Listen in to find out more!   In This Episode: [00:40] 2nd part of the series. Refer to Episode 227 for the first part [01:10] Management takes time [02:08] Leadership style [05:00] Communication channels [10:45] On boarding process. [14:00] Being clear about the benefits. [15:40] Teamwork evaluation. [16:25] Project management software [18:35] Team management.   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
21:18 09/14/2022
#228-Introduction to My Go-To PL Branding Strategist & Updates on My New Private Label Brand with Vladimir Stojanovic of PixPri Studio
This episode is an introduction to my go-to PL branding strategist, Vladimir Stojanovic or Vanja as I’ve known him for years. Vanja is a Founding Brand Director of Pixpri Studio, on a mission to help their customers create a life they don't need a vacation from.  Vanja is an advocate of doing what you like the most, so you don't have to work a day in a life. A true believer in consistency, and has really dialed in the idea of a cohesive brand. A visual storyteller, strong believer that design can and is changing the world, as well as perceptions of things, turning them from ordinary into extraordinary. With deep knowledge in the design industry, numerous clients all over the world including some of the renowned names, he is committed to change the world through building meaningful brands, one logo, one package, one identity at the time.  As we discussed branding, we referenced the strategies used on my new PL and some updates on it. So tune in!   In This Episode: [01:32] Welcoming Vladimir Stojanovic of Pixpri Studio. [06:45] Vanja’s expertise background. [09:35] How young did Vanja start creatives? [10:35] From hobby to profession. [11:20] Branding. [15:35] Colors [18:10] User persona [21:00] Details [24:07] What comes after branding strategy? [29:20] Packaging   Guest Links and References: Website: https://www.pixpristudio.com/ Email: hello@pixpristudio.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/1ya/   Book Reference: The Art of War by Sun Tzu Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
37:53 09/12/2022
#227-How To Hire and Manage A Remote Team - Part 1 - Hiring
Are you in the process of hiring your very first employee? Are you ready for it? Find out in this episode as I share the step by step process you can easily digest in this 20 minutes episode. In here I summed up and discussed the most important things you need to know before hiring someone such as experience level, the budget you need, time required for the task, online job platforms and hiring process, evaluating the applicant up until their month long review.  This episode is to help you know better, no matter which level of business you are at. I hope this helps you understand not just the process structurally but what tasks and responsibilities really need help.   In This Episode: [00:40] The inspiration of this topic. [02:20] Experience level before hiring someone. [03:35] Budget to hire someone. [04:30] Platforms and hiring process. [11:10] Evaluation. [14:40] Interview. [16:00] 1 month review. [19:15] What should you do before hiring your first VA? [22:25] List of tasks. [23:00] Summary. Mindmap Link: https://shor.by/remote-team-mindmap   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
25:06 09/07/2022
#226-The Difference Between Semi-Automated & Fully Automated PPC Software with Aaron Cordovez
In this day and age, automation is definitely a solution in saving time and money even in optimizing PPCs but before deciding on getting a PPC expert and tools to use, there’s this level of you needed to consider. Semi-automated or fully automated.  Now is there such a thing as fully automated? Find out here in this episode with PPC expert, Ecomm leader podcast host and Samurai Seller Cofounder, Aaron Cordovez as we get to know more of Samurai Seller’s tools in optimizing PPC, understanding ads and more. Tune in and hear how passionate our guest is to help out!   In This Episode: [01:43] Welcoming Aaron Cordovez on the show. [09:15] Getting everyone on Target. [12:00] Samurai Seller and Amazon Ads. [20:40] What is Semi-automated and Fully automated PPC? [33:35] Are you meant for Samurai Seller?   Guest Links and References: Website: https://www.samuraiseller.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aaroncordovez/ Website offer: http://www.samuraiseller.com/woa Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ecomm-leaders-with-aaron-cordovez/id1521358183 Book References: Dianetics by L. Ron Hubbard The Psychology of Money by Morgan Housel   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
41:14 09/05/2022
#225-How to Make Sense of this Messy World Using Mind Maps with Sheng Huang
If there is something that will make your chaotic life systematic, would you try? In this episode, we have the founder of Mind Mapping Nation, YouTuber, Content Creator, and Coach Sheng Huang to give us a glimpse of how an organized life looks like with Mind Mapping.  Intriguing right? He’s sharing some tips on organizing messy meetings or even everyday routines and breaking down a complex task and to-dos. Ready to start Mind Mapping and get rid of the mess? Listen in! In This Episode: [00:50] Welcoming Sheng Huang on the show. [01:40] Who is Sheng? [05:28] What is Mind Mapping? [13:20] Meeting Mind Maps looks like? [20:20] Creating habits. [25:50] Starting high levels [28:00] Implementing & how will newbies start?   Guest Links and References: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/shenghuang/ Website: https://www.mindmapnation.com/                https://www.silverandsteel.org/coaching Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/shengopix/ YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ShengHuang   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
33:37 08/31/2022
#224-The State of Amazon PPC Advertising with Data Hawk
Let’s tackle the state of PPC advertising presently and what we can see happening in the future with Data Hawk’s VP of Sales, Jeremiah Chambers.  Jeremiah shares Data Hawk’s specialty in analytics and the importance of data in determining the strategy  to optimize your PPC more effectively. This and a lot more. So tune in and we’ll give the dibs of future PPC advertising. In This Episode: [01:24] welcoming Jeremiah Chambers of Data Hawk [04:20] Optimizing strategy. [05:50] Amazon is less competitive with PPC? [12:55] When things are less competitive, what should we do? [22:02] Discovering keyword gems. [27:20] The state of Amazon PPC. [29:30] Abandon the product or abandon the opportunity?   Guest Links and References: Website: https://datahawk.co/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremiah-chambers/   Book Reference: Can’t Hurt Me by David Goggins   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
37:25 08/29/2022
#223-How To Start a Private Label on Amazon - Beginner’s Guide to Selling on Amazon
This is Noemi, riding solo sharing you a beginners guide to start a Private Label  on Amazon. This is not an overnight view of things to list but it’s a year of experience and implementation. I’m squeezing in a 20min episode the 3 stages: beginner, intermediate and advanced life of a Private Label owner. Listen in and let me know what stage you are in your PL business. Happy listening!   In This Episode: [00:31] Beginner guide to start a PL on Amazon. [02:12] 3 Stages of life of a PL owner. [03:45] Reading Amazon DOS. [04:22] Patent [07:20] Quantity [07:55] Laser focus. [10:50] 15 ways to advertise your product. [11:35] Quality [13:10] Metric [20:40] Niche and target audience [22:00] Competitor analysis [26:50] Cashflow   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
29:56 08/24/2022
#222-Learn Amazon PPC to do in-house, or should you hire an agency, and does being an Amazon Seller give you an advantage when running an Amazon PPC Agency? Sellers Helping Sellers, with Mina Elias
In this episode, we have Mina Elias on the show for the second time to share briefly the difference between going in-house or an agency for your PPC. Working with an agency vs. an in-house job is a whole lot different and each comes with its advantages and disadvantages and Mina will break it down for us. In This Episode: [01:20] Mina Elias [04:15] PPC University.com [06:50] Hiring a consultant or in-house? [10:00] Why sellers do not look at PPC the same way they look at bookkeeping, Photoshop etc.? [12:30] Soft skill excel is important. [18:00] courses and consultant, first step [22:30] In-house or agency [31:10] Running an agency because you are an Amazon seller. Guest Links and References: Website: https://triviumco.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mina-elias-52313772/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theminaelias/ Book Reference: SYSTEMology by David Jenys Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
39:31 08/22/2022
#221-From Goals to Systems - Amazon PPC Management Workflow Shift
Hi Wizards, This Noemi and Today I’m happy to share with you a checklist I have compiled based on my own mistakes and mistakes I see the past 3 years of managing my PPC. I hope this checklist will help you take charge of your account and be the best version of yourself when it comes to PPC management . From goals to system, here’s a system that will help you focus on what is your purpose and what's important whether it be profitability or scalability. So listen in as I guarantee you catch a nugget or two. In This Episode:[00:35] Free Checklist [01:50] Top 3 mistakes you could be making by managing your own account [04:35] Difference between goal setting and system thinking. [06:20] How to create a PPC system. [04:00] Scalability [09:50] Checklist   Checklist Reference: shor.by/ppc-checklist   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
17:09 08/17/2022
#220-Advice from a Subscriptions Expert for My New PL Brand with Matthew Holman of QPilot
I've worked in ecommerce for several years, first as a consultant, then with logistics, and now subscriptions. As a marketer, I am constantly searching for what motivates purchasers, and use the insights from the customers using our subscription platform - QPilot - to consult and assist others seeking to grow their subscription program.- Matthew Holman Subscription models that might fit your brand? Let’s leave it to the expert. Meanwhile, sit back, relax and take note of tips you can execute right away to up your subscription game.   In This Episode: [00:40] Matthew Holman of QPilot [02:04] Subscription models in business that might fit you. [041:15] Subscribe and save options. [05:15] How Matthew started in subscriptions. [06:50] What does Q Pilot do? [08:40] How soon should you consider subscriptions when launching a brand? [17:50] Subscribe and save in bulk. [20:00] Investment in QPilot looks like. [23:52] Who is the greatest taught leader in subscriptions?   Guest Links and References: Website: https://qpilot.cloud/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holman-matthew/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTLDKaiw869aGZbuHsKQW5g   Book References: The Undoing Project by Michael Lewis   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
35:26 08/15/2022
#219-How to Stop Reacting And Start Acting - PART 3 - Focus Tips 2
Hello Wizards, this is Noemi and today is a solo episode and like my other solo episodes, I take this opportunity to share with you things and experiences that helped me not only in business but self development.  This episode is the 3rd part of our mini-series productivity, focusing on the topic FOCUS.  Do you believe that focus is the key to success? I always believe in the power of focus and in this episode I’m sharing the 2nd part qualities of focus which are: adaptability, simplicity, calmness and intentional.    So join me as I share some tips on how to implement focus in your daily routine.     In This Episode: [00:60] 3rd part and qualities of focus w/c is adaptability, simplicity, calmness & intentional. [02:05] Adaptability and how to use it to focus. [02:40] Focus by simplifying things [02:52] Calmness [03:15] Intentional [04:00] Tips on how to focus. [05:18] Adapt & Keep trying [06:15] Developing awareness. [06:50] Setting a timer. [07:25] Breaking down a task. [08:40] Choose the most important tasks. [12:17] Make regular habits.   Links and References: Website: https://scalewave.io/ Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
16:05 08/10/2022
#218-Demystifying Selling in the EU - What is OSS and IOSS - With Dr. Angelos Katsaris of Avask Group
Warning: This episode might sound intimidating at first but I guarantee a lot of learnings. The focus of the topic has something to do with what it looks like to sell or supply in the EU and the purpose is mainly to share solutions to possible problems your business is facing and get to focus more on scaling the business. I have her with me, Avask Group partner Dr. Angelos Katsaris and Piero Perera to give us glimpse of taxes and costs seller would need to register in order to sell in the EU. In This Episode: [00:30] Avask group on the show with Dr. Angelos Katsaris and Piero Perera. [01:45] A little background of Dr. Angelos and Pier and what are their positions at Avask and the rewarding part of their jobs. [06:17] What is Avask group? [10:56] VAT, OSS and IOSS means? [12:10] What does it look like to sell in the EU, cost and taxes. [16:40] Where does OSS come in? [22:40] VAT registration and requirements. [27:18] US based supplier who wants to sell in the EU. [29:35] The biggest marketplace in the EU. [32:50] Market research. [34:50] What does the process look like working with Avask?   Guest Links and References: Website: https://www.avaskgroup.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-angelos-katsaris-705b1550/ https://www.linkedin.com/in/piero-perera-21525bb0/ Book References: The Online Hustle by     Dr. Angelos Katsaris & Melanie V. Shabangu           Don’t Make me Think by Steve Krug   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
48:47 08/08/2022
#217-How to Stop Reacting And Start Acting - PART 1: Focus Tips
Hello Wizards, this is Noemi and today is a solo episode and like my other solo episodes, I take this opportunity to share with you things and experiences that helped me not only in business but self development. This episode is part of a mini-series, How To Stop Reacting and Start Acting. I'm producing and sharing only for you. Today’s topic is all about focus. As businesses require a whole lot of tasks and responsibilities, the importance of focus is crucial. I'm sharing with you the meaning, importance and tips on how to implement focus in everything you do. In This Episode: [01:48] Focus [02:11] Clarity [05:15] Creating a habit [07:33] Awareness Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
13:28 08/03/2022
#216-When to Get Your Books in Order in Your Ecom Business
Bookkeeping is important in any business, more so in Amazon. Today, Nathan Hirsch of EcomBalance enlightened us not just the importance of bookkeeping but how to maximize its potential and not spend too much time working on it with proper tools and knowledge. Join me and learn more about it.   In This Episode: [00:31] Nathan Hirsch is back in the show. [02:04] Bookkeeping started in drop shipping business. [05:25] Entrepreneurs shouldn’t spend so much time on bookkeeping, why and how? [08:28] When to begin bookkeeping? Who to hire? [10:10] What does EcomBalance do? [18:59] Bookkeeping tools. [22:01] What sets EcomBalance apart?   Guest Links and References: Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nathanhirsch/ Website: https://ecombalance.com/ Mention: Wizards of Ecom for discount Book References: Tools of Titans by Tim Ferris Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
25:40 08/01/2022
#215-How to Stop Reacting And Start Acting - PART 1: Productivity Tips
Hello Wizards, this Noemi and today is a solo episode and like my other solo episodes, I take this opportunity to share with you things and experiences that helped me not only in business but self development.  This episode is dedicated to tackling productivity. As much as productivity is important in any workplace, it is as crucial to self efficacy and success. So join me as I share some tips to improve productivity.  In This Episode: [00:53] 1st part of 2 [07:55] Productivity [08:35] Creating time and space. [11:25] Prioritizing. [13:20] Embrace mono tasking. [15:42] Incorporating resets. [18:48] Pay attention to procrastination.    Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
24:17 07/27/2022
#214-When Should You Hire a Virtual Assistant with John Jonas, Founder of OnlineJobs.ph
‘You won’t know what works for you unless you hire someone’- John Jonas, founder of Onlinejobs.ph. If you are one in doubt whether to hire a VA or not for some reason, this is n o doubt the episode for you. Learn when and how to hire the right people for your business virtually in step by step tips from a VA hiring expert. John also shares 3 actionable tips you can implement right away.  In This Episode: [00:30] Welcoming John Jonas, founder of Onlinejobs.ph [04:05] What is Onlinejobs.ph and when & how it started? [158:20] What is the big difference between Onlinejobs.ph and other platforms? [19:58] 3 actionable tips from John. [27:00] Finding the right people. [34:40] Locally or virtually?   Guest Links and References: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/onlinejobs.ph/posts/john-jonas-founder-of-onlinejobsph-joins-chris-michael-harris-of-entrepreneur-ho/1448474145210310/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/john-jonas-41128b/ Website: https://www.onlinejobs.ph/ Guest Note: https://www.onevaaway.com/sales-page-537065901647522650020   Book References: The Book Of Mormon by Joseph Smith Jr. Atlas Shrugged by Ayn Rand   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
43:40 07/25/2022
#213-Top 3 Most Valuable Assets in Your Business
Hi Wizards, Today I’m riding solo presenting my top 3 valuable assets in the business and the reason why I’m sharing. The struggle I had before acknowledging these 3 assets and how it helped me afterwards as to where to position myself. I hope this episode will help your businesses as much as it did mine.  In This Episode: [01:10] Expertise [02:50] Money [03:25] Time [05:26] Why these 3? Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
10:20 07/20/2022
#212-What Amazon brands Can Do OFF Amazon to Increase Their Multiple When Exiting with Joe Valley
I'm so stoked that I’ve checked a bucket list having our guest today on the show, Joe Valley, certified merger and acquisition expert as well as the author of Exitpreneur’s Playbook.  In this episode, Joe gave us a glimpse into exiting successfully by doing things that Amazon brands can do off Amazon to increase the value of the business. Now if this ain’t interesting enough for you to stay tune, he’s also sharing roughly the percentage value of a successful business exit.  In This Episode: [00:32] Joe Valley, the writer or Exitpreneur's Playbook on the show. [01:54] Pre aggregators [06:25] Is website recommended? [09:25] How many brands has he helped exit? [11:254] Social media brands helped. [19:50] What would somebody get from the book Exitpreneur? [23:40] Blue Ribbon Mastermind [28:00] Email list [31:00] Exitpreneur   Guest Links and References: Website: https://quietlight.com/sell/?r=ExP.db-Wizards Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/exitpreneursplaybook/ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-valley-833ba48/ Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCMLL54nrH0u_yswj9OgVF0A/videos Website offer: https://quietlight.com/sell/?r=ExP.db-Wizards Guest notes: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PlinUmMpsMJ4T_pss1l9cBzUsz8OkFZ0PGRmr1WmrEc/edit?usp=sharing Book Reference: The One Thing by Gary Keller Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
38:46 07/18/2022
#211-Top 5 Amazon PPC Strategies 2022
Hello Wizards, today I’m riding solo and I’m sharing something that we have been using for the past 3 years on our own account successfully, Amazon PPC advertising Top 5 most important strategies when it comes to campaign creation.  I’m also sharing methods for each strategy, what to focus on and what the strategy targets, campaign types you may use and ranking powers of each. So tune in and I hope you learn and succeed as we did with this. In This Episode: [00:24] Amazon PPC Top 5 strategy. [00:40] Protect- the least expensive [02:16] To conquest- gain organically [04:10] Rank [05:55] Dominate- most expensive [07:28] Discover   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
10:07 07/13/2022
#210-How to Build Acquisition Offers Built for Paid Traffic
Our regular guest, Will Perry is back to discuss more about acquisition offers and other offers one should know for a more profitability. We had a very juicy discussion on creating amazing offers and things you should focus on to make money for the business. Looking at the margin cost for online sales and profitability before advertising or marketing is one of the things Will advises to look at. According to Will, if your cost of goods is greater than 30%, you are for sure in extreme danger territory. Find out why!  In This Episode: [00:55] Will Perry is back for more. [02:30] What is an acquisition offer? [09:29] How does a business lose the more they sell as margins evaporate? [13:58] Best 3 types of products you should focus on for profitability. [25:20] Using trials and samples for subscription offers. [31:30] Avoiding $50-$75 ads. [32:15] What most businesses forget to focus on for profit. [34:50] Tactics and strategies the average person does nor know. [39:50] Walk through upselling. [44:51] Software of choice.   Guest Links and References: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-perry-4a483958/ Website: https://www.reasonagency.co/ Website: https://elitemediabuyers.com/ Courses: https://www.elitemediabuyersacademy.com/wizard-79437079 CODE: WIZARD   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
48:03 07/11/2022
#209-Top 3 Favorite Books and Why Mini Series - PART 2
Today’s episode is the 2nd part of our Top 3 favorite books and why mini series. This mini series is a collection of our guests favorite books along with the reason why and how those books impacted their business, mindset, and well being, and why they recommend them. In This Episode: [00:50] Vanessa Hung [01:30] Elizabeth Green [01:58] Aleksej Leal [03:07] Barbara Boschen [04:25] Anthony Cofranesco [05:55] Yoni Kozminski [07:16] Steve Simonson [08:10] Daniela Bolzman [09:40] Michael Pinkowski [11:40] Noemi Bolojan Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
13:59 07/06/2022
#208-GETIDA Power User to CEO, a Veteran Sellers' Predictions for the Future of Private Label on Amazon
Being the first 100 FBA sellers, his experience in the business and how he got where he is, Eytan Wiener CEO of GETIDA, the first reimbursement recovery solution company shares with us his predictions for the future in Private Label and what are the precautions we shouldn’t neglect. From being a dental student to selling , to exiting and now helping sellers. Let’s hear Eytan’s advice. In This Episode: [00:30] Eytan Wiener CEO of GETIDA. [02:00] How GETIDA started. [13:40] Biggest failures and memorable learning experiences from it. [16:00] First 100 FBA sellers. [20:40] First reimbursement tool service [38:40] Sub-niche, what can we do about it? Being in more places.   Guest Links and References: Email: eytan@getida.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eytanwiener/ Website: http://www.getida.com Book References: Stolen Focus by Johann Hari Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
46:44 07/04/2022
#207- 2022 - Q2: Progress and Sum Up with Carlos And Noemi
As promised, me and Carlos are back for our Q2 sum up and updates. The things we talked about in this episode is not only about our upcoming product launch but what we’ve learned and achieved this Q2 and our goals for Q3 not only for our business but our well being. That being said, we hope you chime in and we’d love to hear your thoughts if our goals are an inspiration to you too. In This Episode: [00:30] Q2 update with Carlos [02:50] Calos’ updates, gains, learned from and achieved this Q2 [07:00] Possibility to exit a brand. [08:10] Physical and mental health focuses on Q2 goals. [09:30] My update and achievements this Q2. [17:30] our goals for Q3. [23:00] Hobbies we’ve started and would love to start. [31:00] Should we only focus on Amazon? Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
34:56 06/29/2022
#206-Testing System Using Variable Ad Isolation to Rapidly Scale Your Sales with Will Perry
Third timer on the show, Will Perry has lots of reasons to come back and educate us all about scaling. This time around it’s testing to scale. It’s hard enough to manage to scale, so in this episode, he’ll walk us through the testing process in order to scale.  This might sound a lot to process in an episode and I’ll make sure Will is coming back for more. In This Episode: [00:50] Will Perry, 3rd time on the show. [02:45] Testing for scale [03:10] Testing according to Will & how to use it to scale. [06:00] Optimizing winning ad. [13:30] When to start creatives, step by step. [19:20] Running a new ad and the cost you should allot. [25:00] Other testing that involves 4 phases. [27:30] Triggers. [30:30] Building acquisition  [32:30] Understanding the funnel. [34:50] Don’t think of the budget.   Links and References: LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/will-perry-4a483958/ Website: https://www.reasonagency.co/ Website: https://elitemediabuyers.com/ Courses: https://www.elitemediabuyersacademy.com/wizard-79437079 CODE: WIZARD   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
42:41 06/27/2022
#205-The 3 Most Powerful Levers That Impacted Recently Our Business
Today, I’m riding solo for the reason that an inspiration came to mind that I can’t wait to share with you. So here it is, the top 3 levers that impacted my business recently.  These references sure helped our business in a very impactful way as such it gave us clear direction as to manage the structure, personnel, and getting things done strategically. In This Episode: [00:28] Why this topic and how this may help you. [01:35] E-myth Revisited Book and my top 3 takeaways from it. 07:25] The Gallup Strength Assessment and how to implement them in your business. [12:35] Working Backwards Book and my top 3 takeaways from it.   Book References: The Gallup Strength Assessment E-myth Revisited by Michael Gerber Working Backwards by Colin Bryar and Bill Carr   Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
21:54 06/22/2022
#204-How to Reduce Risks Selling on Amazon in the Back Half of 2022
Every now and then, Amazon changes its policies and guidelines and sellers must do their best the white hat way to comply. But sometimes, even when you have been the most ethical seller in Amazon, you get suspended for whatever reasons you can’t figure out. Leslie Hensell of Riverbend Consulting is here with us to share the top reasons why accounts get suspended, when it gets suspended and what are the first things you should do when this happens. She also shares what it’s like to help sellers reinstate their accounts and what to improve to avoid suspensions in future. In This Episode: [00:38] Leslie Hensell of Riverbend Consulting in the show. [01:06] Leslie talks about The Surge summit event. [04:35] The biggest challenges and solutions to those challenges sellers had in Q1 and Q2 of 2022. [08:00] What should you do when you get your account closed? [13:00] Appeals and reinstatement. [15:15] Why are legacy accounts not easy to reinstate? [17:40] Motivation behind. [23:30] Amazon mass suspensions. [29:20] Challenges sellers might face in the 2nd half of 2022. [32:35] Things to improve to avoid suspensions. Guest Links and References: Website: https://riverbendconsulting.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lesleyhensell/ The Surge Summit: https://www.thesurgesummit.com/ Code: LHVIP for discount Book References: Deep Work by Cal Newport A World Without Email by Cal Newport Cal Newport Blog Links and References: Wizards of Amazon: https://www.wizardsofecom.com/ Wizards of Amazon Courses: https://wizardsofamazon.mykajabi.com/a/27566/x6Kwkz6p Wizards of Amazon Meetup: https://www.meetup.com/South-Florida-FBA/ Wizards of Amazon on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WizardsofAmazon/ Wizards of Amazon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wizardsofecom/
36:23 06/20/2022