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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.

Feb 25, 2019

Many Amazon sellers are longing to quit their 9-5 job and move their side hustle to a full-time role. You may be itching to say goodbye to your boss and want to work online from home. You probably want to spend more time with your family.


If your day job is causing you stress and making you feel unhappy then you are likely ready to make a significant life change and move towards your ‘quit day.’


Today, we explain how to turn your side hustle into a full-time income on Amazon. We explain how to decide if entrepreneurship and turning your side hustle into a full-time business is the right decision for you and the importance of creating a ‘mock’ daily schedule and setting realistic goals for your business. We also explain the importance of pre-planning, knowing your numbers, organization, and creating systems.


“Your responsibilities are going to increase but what you are going to get from that are freedom, flexibility and a scalable income.” - Kristin Ostrander


This week on the Amazon Files:


  • Taking the time to visualize what your business looks like in a perfect world.
  • How to decide if moving your side hustle into a full-time job is right for you.
  • The blueprint to quitting your job, creating a master list, staying focused, and setting realistic goals.
  • Pre-planning, creating a mock schedule, and setting yourself up for success.
  • What to consider when setting a realistic timeline to your quit day.
  • Knowing your profit percentages and projecting them to fast track your side hustle.
  • Delving into the numbers and paying attention to your expenses to discover what is sustainable.
  • The equivalent gross pay calculation.
  • How to factor in expenses like health care insurance and expense decreases such as the cost to commute.
  • Creating a system to be organized with your processes.
  • The mentality of working for yourself, being accountable, and doing what needs to be done.







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