Amazon.com adopted a basically no-questions-asked model to deal with complaints similar to Walmart. This works great in retail, but unfortunately isn’t as great in service industries. Its telling that instead of treating me like a real person and addressing my issues that Adam has instead outsourced the production of fake reviews for himself: http://www.adambowserreviews.com/
However, I do not plan to reveal what I was taught by FBAStores.com, mostly because I knew most of it before anyway. All that Adam Bowser and friends did was apply basic principles to the specific example of Amazon.com and show some tools and forms to use. These tools are available to everyone for free anyway if you look. For now I would like to return to my initial proposed solution: share my knowledge so that the people in my community have no use for the FBA Stores product.
How to make a profit on Amazon
Its the same way to make a profit anywhere. Buy low and sell high. The cheaper you buy the better. There is a process and learning curve when starting up any venture, and selling online is no different. If you want to make large amounts of money, you need to sell a lot of products. Has any of this been surprising? Aren’t you glad you didn’t pay for this?!
At the 3-day Amazon Profits workshop at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the motif of 20% profit margins was repeated endlessly. It’s a very good margin, and they show many ways that it can be achieved. The problem is that Fulfillment by Amazon is essentially fueled by the sale of durable goods – meaning that every time you make money a physical transaction needs to occur. Because of this there are inherent limits to how big you will be able to grow your business without diversifying. Hence, Adam Bowser turns to running a scam on the good people of Hawaii. He may be profitable in the short run, but everyone will get whats coming to them one way or the other.
Packaging for Success
The number of names that Adam Bowser is using is somewhat impressive. In my short time looking I found: FBAStores.com, Amazon Success Workshop, Amazon Profits Course, Online Auction Learning Center, Auction Riches, and a slew of older products with “Ebay” in the title instead. He’s certainly not afraid to repackage the same shit and sell it to you. And the kicker is that he really reveals his approach even though his products are all teaching something different.
Think about this: a guy who claims he has made himself from selling millions of dollars in product on Amazon is… holding a seminar. Why would he need to hold a weekend long event to teach this method? Because the seminar is more lucrative than what he is able to do to expand his Amazon business. He’s hit a limit: two warehouses. One in Boston, one in Las Vegas, neither with people who will talk to you or help you out. “Fulfillment by Adam” is entirely not worth dealing with this person.
If you really want to know how to do Fulfillment by Amazon, go to Amazon itself and just start. It’s not that hard to figure out. Find a friend or cousin on the continent and build a business with them. However, I would recommend a different approach: escape the limitations of physical goods and create a digital product.
In terms of time-invested to potential returns, e-books are about one of the most effective things you can do. This is because once it is complete it costs basically nothing to distribute, and can and will be distributed as long as there remains interest in the subject. Beyond this, we all have interests that we would like to devote more time to – why not spend the time cultivating a skill or talent and create an income stream at the same time?!
The thing is, Adam Bowser knows this. He’s made a DVD set that supposedly sells for $2,000 that says the exact same thing as the seminar. And the Coaching. And all of his other sites. So not only has he created one product, he’s re-branded it several times so that when people find out its terrible it typically doesn’t affect him. Further, his product directs people away from the this truth as he ensnares them in his warehouse club. If you spent $35,000 learning to sell physical products, how willing would you be to learn to make digital ones?
Please help me to continue pulling down the curtain so that our friends and neighbors here in Hawaii don’t fall victim to this man’s schemes. If you have any friends calling you up talking about this exciting workshop this weekend about Amazon Profits, please direct them here. Mahalo!