There is no better way to learn how to sell on Amazon FBA than to start selling on the marketplace itself. Learning and earning go hand in hand when you venture into the world of e-commerce.
Before you get overwhelmed, “Just Do It” (JDI). The trick is to learn as you go, and immediately apply your new knowledge.
Start with a simple product without investing too much money. Once you master 1 product, then you can invest more into your next product. As you get to each stage of the business, e.g. creating a listing, pause to educate yourself as much as possible.
After each educational activity—a course, podcast, or blog post—think of five actionable steps you can take based on what you’ve just learned.
For example, if you’ve just consumed a podcast episode about optimizing your product listings, here’s how you might apply your newfound knowledge:
– Contact an expert and ask for feedback on your current product listings.
– Shoot some lifestyle photos to add a personal touch to your listings.
– Review your keywords and identify any improvements to make.
– Revamp your product descriptions to be concise and bullet-pointed.
– Start with the five slowest-selling products and fully optimize their pages.
Keep a handy notebook to jot down these action points. Whenever you have a lightbulb moment like, “That’s a fantastic idea for a complementary product!” or “I should look for long tail keywords for my ad!”, scribble it down immediately.
However, if you’re finding it hard to come up with actionable steps after a learning experience, it might be worth reassessing the value of the information you’re consuming. Remember, the ultimate goal is to invest your time and money in learning things that can make a significant difference in your business.
Don’t just learn for the sake of learning—be strategic about it. Identify your knowledge gaps and focus on strengthening those areas. For instance, if you’re struggling with the use of keywords in advertising, it’s time to delve deeper into that subject.
Similarly, if you’re falling short on organic sales, it’s a sign you need to improve your product listings and keywords. If your social media isn’t driving sales as you’d like, you might need to brush up on your social media marketing skills.
Think of this as a continuous loop: You identify areas of improvement, learn about those areas, apply your knowledge, assess the results, and start the cycle again.
Keep in mind that Amazon FBA is not a get-rich-quick scheme—it’s a platform that rewards patience, continuous learning, and adaptive action. With the right approach, you’ll be well on your way to launching a successful business, learning valuable lessons, and earning handsome profits. Good luck on your Amazon FBA journey!