What size products are best for amazon fbaIn this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss … What Size  Products Are Best For Amazon FBA?.

You might be surprised to learn that we strive to find smaller, lightweight products to sell on Amazon… or maybe you have heard us mention this often enough to know that for us – Smaller and Lighter Is Better.

Why?  Because, beautiful wonderful things come in small packages.  LOL

Today, Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.

Charlene actually taught me this idea – and I don’t think she realizes it.

I’ve heard, over the last year, Charlene talk about shipping hundreds of products out to the Amazon warehouses. She would often say that they all fit in (what I consider) miniscule boxes and only cost pennies each to ship.

After a while, (I’m sort of slow on the uptake) what she had been saying, started to seep into my sourcing habits.

For instance, if I’m holding an 18 oz. bottle of shampoo in one hand and a 4 oz tube of conditioner in the other – which is easier and cheaper to ship?  The smaller, lighter tube of course.  AND, (All other costs associated being equal) – more profitable.

Shipping Costs

Storage Costs

I still sell some extremely heavy products, and I always dread shipping them to Amazon. Why? Because, I’ve got to worry about how the other products in the same box will survive.  The only reason I keep selling them, is that they are so dang profitable.

Learn To Use The Amazon Calculator

This might seem obvious to some… but, learning to use the Amazon Calculator is imperative!

Amazon has divided up fees based on size and weight in so many ways… in general is impossible to know where each of your products fit into the “chart”.

In the past – the division for size was pretty easy to calculate

 

 

Debra and Charlene Speaking At Phoenix ETailers Conference – April 25 thru 27 – 2014

http://phoenixetailersconference.com/

Join Me In Vegas – “More Fun – Bigger Profits” Training Conference

ebay confrence

http://thriftingforprofit.com/fun

Registration is now OPEN.

Special Room Rates are available.

Come a day early and/or stay a day late for a “Day with Danni” – You get to pick my brain while sourcing!

Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Profitable Sourcing!

That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…

Debra Giggle

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Next week’s show….

Jessica Larrew and Matt Carlett join us to talk about Online Sourcing Strategies.

Listen live to the show Fridays, 2pm ET at http://thriftingforprofit.com/listen

 

 

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Passive IncomeIn this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss …

Selling On Amazon and Ebay With Our Special Guest Katharyne Shelton.

I first found Katharyne when she sent me a link to her first YouTube video.

I was so impressed with her content – I had to share it on the Thrifting For Profit FaceBook group.

Katharyne has a unique story to share about her NEED to start making money quickly.

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Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.

Treasure Hunting With Katharyne

 

YouTube Channel –>>  https://www.youtube.com/user/katharynetreasure

Weekly video – every Sunday (ish)

Facebook Page –>>  https://www.facebook.com/groups/katharynetreasure/

What we talked about in this show with Katharyne Shelton

  • Why she needed to start making an income quickly and choose eBay.
  • How she got started selling treasures on Amazon FBA and why.
  • Why she wanted to start sharing her information.
  • What tools she uses for her Amazon and Ebay business.  (Scanpower/Profit Badit, cell phone)
    • How does she find the best rummage/estate/yard sales to attend?
    • http://www.estatesales.net/
    • What does she love about estate sales? Look for things that others pass up.
    • At high end sales she looks for books.
    • Estate sales are always an education.
  • $80 value sealed board game might get me into trouble on Amazon and what she plans to do with it.  (listen to an entire podcast about board games here: Selling Collectible Board Games On Amazon)
  • Why it’s important to “Under Promise – Over Deliver” on Amazon. Customer Feedback!
  • Perfumes/Colognes… what to look for, how to research, how to price, how to ship.
    • Sell what you know – it makes it much easier to know what to look for, how to write listings, and what to price them.
    • Lot’s of money to be made in things you “don’t” know. She knows nothing about “Bloke” (man) things. lol
    • Really like to sell paper products and party supplies. Gift wrap, greeting cards are good.
    • Little bits of things – collect them and sell as a lot.  Beads, Buttons,
  • “This is where it gets really weird!”
    • Look for weird stuff… stuff that wasn’t collectible in it’s day… but is valuable now.
    • Head to the bathroom at estate sales.
    • Try not to think about WHY something sells for big profits… we don’t need to know WHY.
  • Knolling Photography - Knolling is a unique way of taking photos of similar objects in a cool manner. 
    • The actual definition of knolling is “the process of arranging like objects in parallel or 90 degree angles as a method of organization”.
    • Spend a bit of extra time arranging your product bundles in an interesting manner.
    • These images make for great pinterest advertising.
    • These types of images would work really well for Etsy as well.

Here is an example from http://theultralinx.com/2013/09/50-amazing-examples-knolling-photography.html

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Debra and Charlene Speaking At Phoenix ETailers Conference – April 25 thru 27 – 2014

Use this link for a $75 discount on tickets:

https://phxetailers.eventbrite.com/?discount=TFP2014


Links to more Phoenix Etailers Conference:

https://www.youtube.com/user/PhoenixEtailers

Join Me In Vegas – “More Fun – Bigger Profits” Training Conference

ebay confrence

http://thriftingforprofit.com/fun

Registration is now OPEN.

Special Room Rates are available.

Come a day early and/or stay a day late for a “Day with Danni” – You get to pick my brain while sourcing!

Interactive – hands on training workshops.

Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Profitable Sourcing!

That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…

Debra Giggle

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Next week’s show…. Large vs Small – Light vs Heavy – What Products Are Best For Amazon FBA?

Listen live to the show Fridays, 2pm ET at http://thriftingforprofit.com/listen

 

 

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Passive IncomeIn this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Our Income History.

You might be surprised that Charlene and I have a varied history revolving around “making money” – listen in to learn what various projects we have worked on that add to our income… some of it is still working for us today.

Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room.

Should You Have Other Income Streams?

This is NOT a quick “Get Rich” thing… really.

You can choose to add other income streams when you have time to dive in… which may come in small dribbles.  But trust me… this is something I believe will serve you well over time.

Websites for Affiliate Income and Google Adsense

It’s been said that building websties for affiliate income and Google adsense income is a dead issue.  I agree that it is NOT the gold mine it was in the past.  Why do I still love having these? They make me extra income every month.

I haven’t “worked” on my old websites in over a year – yet I still generate income. This is Passive Income… meaning, I don’t spend any time on them now, and still see a paycheck every month.

I’ve also seen (I haven’t tired this yet) that the ad’s on YouTube video bring in enough to make it worth doing.

Information Products

I know that a ton of people poo-poo this idea. It might even feel “scammy” to you.  Trust me – it’s a powerful income producer.  It’s fine to give away information for free… which I do all the time.  You are listening to free information on this podcast and you get a ton of free information from Spreecasts and Facebook groups.

Some of us want help with the learning curve for any project we are working on. I do… I want to learn it fast and from someone who has already figured out all the pitfalls and will guide me in the right direction.
Why You Should Use Your Past Experience To Increase Your “Passive” Income

Debra Conrad – History Of Income Producing Efforts

That Painter Lady

I started my online income producing efforts when I officially became “THAT Painter Lady” – http://www.thatpainterlady.com/

I produced video’s and information products teaching others how to paint certain types of wall finishes.  I eventually passed this business on to my business partner.

I am now working on getting these products ready for sale on Amazon and eBay.

Websites For Affiliate and Google Adsense Income

I built over 100 websites – all for the purpose of affiliate and Google Adsense income.  Most of the affiliate income comes from Amazon affiliate links.

Most of these websites have been shut down – as the income was no longer worth the effort. I still have at least 10 of these websites that produce income every month.

THAT Public Domain Diva

This is when my efforts really started to pay off in a big way. My experience with creating products AND building websites combined with my love of “old stuff” all came together.

http://www.publicdomaintreasurehunter.com/

I partnered up with an expert in this “niche” and worked with him for several years – then took over as sole owner for another few years.

All the time/effort that I put into this business years ago – still pays off today. And every month – I have a nice paycheck to show for it.

Charlene Anderson – History Of Income Producing Efforts

  • Writing articles
  • Teaching classes
  • Individual coaching
  • Brokering deals for other sellers
  • Writing reviews
  • Beta testing products/software
  • Editing books, articles, photos
  • Selling locally…Craigslist and the like

Debra and Charlene Speaking At Phoenix ETailers Conference – April 25 thru 27 – 2014

http://phoenixetailersconference.com/

We will attempt to do that weeks show from the event.

Okay… Have A Great Weekend and Profitable Sourcing!

That’s my story… and I’m sticking to it…

Debra Giggle

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Next week’s show…. Katharyne Shelton Shares Tips For Selling Thrifted Products On Amazon and eBay

Listen live to the show Fridays, 2pm ET at http://thriftingforprofit.com/listen

 

 

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 71 – Selling Collectible Games On Amazon With Ron Davison

March 21, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Collectible Games On Amazon. We have discussed selling Used/Collectible Games in the past – but it’s time for another round of discussion. You just can’t go wrong selling games on Amazon IF you know what to look for. Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 70 – Selling Groceries On Amazon With Jessica Larrew

March 14, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Selling Groceries On Amazon. We have all been hearing a lot of talk lately about selling Groceries on Amazon… and how profitable they can be. The Groceries (much like health and beauty) Category is filled with Replenishable Product Opportunities. Today – Jessica Lareww […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 69 – Sales Tax For Your Amazon Business – TaxJar with Mark

March 7, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast with Debra Conrad, we discuss … Sales Tax For Your Amazon Business. Today’s podcast is for Everyone Who Sells Products Online – Amazon, eBay, Etsy as well as your own products sold via Paypal.  The issue of Sales Tax has stopped new business start-up’s dead in their tracks. It’s […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 68 – Is Fear Holding You Back From Selling On Amazon FBA

February 28, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast we discuss …  Is Fear Holding You Back From Selling On Amazon? Today’s podcast is NOT just for those that want to get started selling on Amazon FBA… We are also discussing some of the painful parts of selling on Amazon FBA or just having your own business. Today […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 67 – Replenishable Inventory – How To Keep Inventory In Stock On Amazon

February 21, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast we discuss … Replenishable Inventory – How To Keep Inventory In Stock On Amazon. Today Charlene Anderson of Purveyor Of All Things Creative is helping me answer questions on the air and in the chat room. What ARE Replens? Why Replens are Different than buying clearance, one time finds […]

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Thrifting For Profit Podcast – Episode 66 – Selling Clothing On Ebay With Steve Raiken

February 14, 2014

In this Thrifting For Profit Podcast we discuss … Selling Clothing On Ebay with Steve Raiken. Never in a jillion years would I have imagined that I would be selling clothing on eBay…  but I am… and I really like it! Steve Raiken of Raiken Profits is joining us today to share all his secrets […]

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