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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.

Apr 29, 2019

Many would-be Amazon sellers find themselves stuck at step one with analysis paralysis. Others have tentatively taken the first step, but find themselves confused with the mixed messages from the numerous videos, blogs, and books that are out there. There is a lot of hype around running an Amazon business, making it hard to make an informed decision.


Today, we are cutting through all of the noise surrounding building an Amazon business. We share the good and the bad about selling on Amazon and help you decide if this is a business for you. We reveal how you should get started and how to learn the tactics and rules you should apply in your business. We also share all of the steps you need to take to get your first shipment of inventory on its way to Amazon so that you can make your first $1,000 in just a few weeks.


“Amazon is a great place to start a business and to make money.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • Who Amazon is for and who it is not.
  • Amy’s story, being laid off from work and finding Amazon.
  • Kristin’s story, bargain shopping for eBay and finding Amazon.
  • The Amazon Food Chain and where people usually start out.
  • Why it makes sense to start at the bottom and work your way up.
  • What drop shipping is and the do’s and dont’s to be successful.
  • Why Amazon is the perfect place to sell goods.
  • Why Amazon is better than eBay.
  • The essential topics covered in Start FBA Today, from setting up your business to sourcing inventory.





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