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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.

Jun 25, 2018

Running a business is a balancing act. Having brilliant ideas about how to grow your Amazon business is great, but without the right tools and resources that would help you get, keep, and stay organized, you will be wasting time and money along the way. Insure the growth of your business -- start getting organized today.

In this episode, we’re sharing the resources that we use in our Amazon business. We’re sharing free and inexpensive software and apps that can make your lives much easier as you run your Amazon business as well as tools you can use to quickly sell your bundled offers. We also discuss the importance of organizing your processes as well as the significance of being efficient to make sure you don’t waste time.


“By organizing our time and finding tools that help us do that, we are able to build our business better and do the things that we love to do.” - Amy Feierman



This week on The Amazon Files:

  • The best browser that offers a lot of features
  • How to have high quality content that’s free from grammatical errors
  • What helps us make decisions at a glance because everything we need is on the landing page
  • A free and excellent tool for digital organization and sharing
  • How to name your files so you can easily find them
  • How to have a digital hard drive where you can store large files
  • A secure place where we keep our passwords
  • The benefits of having step by step instructions of your processes
  • A great niche hunter when doing wholesale bundles
  • How to know what people are searching for
  • Where to look at your profits and losses
  • How to optimize your bullet points and other content of your listing
  • A tool that led to my bundles getting sold out in a week


Key Takeaways:

  • If you don’t organize right, you’re not going to know where your money is. And if you don’t know where your money is, it’s as good as gone.
  • You need to organize your stuff and organize your business in a way that you can do things in a process form that could be done over and over and over.
  • The goal isn’t for you to do all the things for all the people. The goal is for you to train the people to do all the things for you.
  • Write things down while you are smaller; it makes your life a lot easier down the road.
  • There is no shame in not knowing what you don’t know.
  • A lot of these organization tools and processes are like car insurance - you don’t even know it exists until you need it.


Resources Mentioned:

Tools and Resources Just for You!


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Jumpstart Your Amazon Business Today!

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Grow Your Amazon Business!

Thanks for tuning into this week’s episode of The Amazon Files, the show to help Amazon seller along their business journey one step at a time with your hosts and Amazon experts, Amy Feierman and Kristin Ostrander. If you enjoyed this episode, head over to iTunes, subscribe to the show and leave us your honest review. Don’t forget to share your favorite episodes with your friends on social media! Visit us on Facebook each week for a live discussion on how to grow your Amazon business and check out our website for even more resources.