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The Amazon Files, hosted by Kristin Ostrander, Amazon business strategist and one of the founders of Mommy Income, hits the airwaves every Tuesday with the real truth about selling on Amazon. This show isn’t about sugar-coated reality. It’s real truth - the good, the bad and the ugly - shared with practical action steps and strategies to help both new and experienced sellers tackle the world’s largest retail sales platform.

Oct 7, 2019

It can seem daunting to leave your existing corporate job to start a new Amazon business. You may no longer be able to carry out your current role and need to make a change or perhaps you’re looking for more freedom or want to create something of your own. Maybe you are heading toward retirement age and are debating if it is possible to make a career transition at this point in your life.


Today, we talk with special guest, Suzie Kresuk about her Amazon FBA success story and how she created a new career after 50. She shares how, as a single mom, she realized that she needed to make a career change. She highlights the fears she overcame and reveals the challenges of starting an Amazon business. She also shares what she finds exciting in her new role, highlights that anyone can start and grow an Amazon business at any age, and explains the importance of creating a support group.


“At first, changes were hard. Everything worked out, but it was very scary.” - Suzie Kresuk


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • What it's like to make a career change.
  • Converting a passion for shopping into a new career.
  • Working a day job and an Amazon business at the same time.
  • Taking on the technical parts of the business and overcoming challenges.
  • The biggest fears of going into an Amazon business.
  • Transitioning from retail arbitrage to wholesale bundling.
  • Her first tradeshow experience.
  • Being afraid to let go of control and using a prep center.
  • Why you should attend the wholesale bundles workshop, interact with other people, and find a support system.



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