Coaching

Do you want to replace your income from your 9-to-5 job so you can spend more time with your family?

Or take that well-deserved vacation to Southeast Asia?  Or live on a beach in Hawaii and work from your laptop and be a true digital nomad?

As you’ve heard running an Amazon business can be your ticket to that dream.
But the market is getting more and more competitive.

Did you know that over ONE MILLION new Amazon 3rd party sellers have joined the rush to sell on Amazon in 2017?  That means that over 2,700 new sellers are registering every single day.

Running a successful Amazon business is not so easy.

For many of us, just getting started is the hardest part.

Sometimes it can feel like you don’t know which direction to go on and there are a lot of people out there that really sell you a dream but don’t really seem genuine.

Or maybe you haven’t even started yet because you think you have analysis paralysis.  You’re disappointed that this is happening because you want to get started…

When starting out, one the hardest things to do is to “push the button” on something.

Your fear of failure or thinking to yourself that you will look “stupid” if you mess up is the only thing that keeps you from getting started.

I know it’s irrational, but it’s like you’re putting your entire self-worth into this one small, inexpensive decision. As crazy as it sounds that is what the situation can be like.

I know because I was in your shoes before.  I tried to follow the popular methods of product selection but that led to a choosing products that had a flood of competitors.

Essentially if you are following the same method of choosing products as everyone else, then you will choose the same product as everyone else.  This means there will be 16 pages of listings with the same product.  And that means that it will be very tough to rank in page 1 against so much competition.

Over time I learned to do it right.  I found ways to discover product niches that were not on everyone else’s radar.  And I’m constantly able to generate a continuous list of new product ideas to source and sell.  This helps me stay ahead of the game.

So I learned how to run and grow my business in the background while traveling and working in 9 different countries in one year.  Besides being able to systemize and scale my business, in the past several years…

I was able to volunteer to teach English at a rural orphanage in Cambodia.

  

I was able to see the Northern Lights in Alaska


I was able to visit my family and friends in LA for the holidays AND enjoy my favorite In N Out burger – Protein Style! I was really craving this!

But it wasn’t until I started coaching others on starting their own Amazon businesses that I realized there is a “system”- a way to approach this so you can start with the right product, find a trustworthy supplier, and start your business on the right foot.

I’ve coached other business owners to do exactly what I’ve done:

– First in terms of product selection, I’ve helped Laura go from no product idea to finding a niche that jump started her business so she gets a net income of over $1,000 in just her first few months.  And now she’s already added a second product line.

“Gary’s coaching has made it possible for me to move forward easier without as many fears and uncertainties because I know I could ask Gary anything and he will know the answer as an experienced Amazon seller himself.

The biggest thing I learned with Gary’s coaching is how to deal with China suppliers in terms of how to communicate more effectively with them,  how to understand them better in light of their culture which is different than mine in many ways, and to basically not assume anything but be very involved each step of the way with the production of my product.” -Laura J.

– I helped Lee find a trustworthy supplier for his first product idea identify ways to source products beyond Alibaba

“If you’re a guy that likes to do everything yourself, you need a coach to learn from and setup expectations. Gary did just this for me. He helped me contact my first mainland manufactures and lay out in detail a PO.  Gary helped me find an industry leading manufacture that barely had a footprint on alibaba. I would of never gone with them, nor got their low pricing!”  Lee L.

-For more advanced sellers I’ve helped Steven identify mistakes that are costing them thousands of dollars!

Steven is a six-figure Amazon seller and was sending air shipments from his supplier to an Amazon fulfillment center.  It worked smoothly the first few times but then he had a NIGHTMARE on his hands when the boxes were damaged in one particular shipment.

In fact, he learned the boxes were crushed and his product was spilling all over the floor when it finally arrived.

 He consulted me and I walked him through the different compensation scenarios and how we could negotiate for them.

With my coaching, he was able to confidently negotiate with his supplier a CASH REFUND of a THOUSAND DOLLARS sent to him over Paypal.

Not only that, now Steven knows what to do to prevent this from happening again in the future.

Why get a coach?

I can help you see around corners because I’ve been down this path before.  This will save you the frustrations from running into walls and having to backtrack and start over again.

“80/20 Sourcing is the equivalent of Google maps: It provides you themost efficient course to arrive at your desired destination. Without my consultation, I would have been navigating a road I have not traveledTruthfully, I was surprised at how informative my consultation was. I had a list of challenges that I was facing and we knocked out every single one of those challenges

It has prevented me from making VERY costly mistakes on a very tight budget.

before, and I’m confident I would have arrived at my destination AT SOME POINT, but nearly as quickly without Gary’s instructions.andi was provided a solution to every problem I was facing.” – Said K.

Get a second set of eyes on your work

This lets you instantly size up what you’re doing right and what you’re doing wrong and how you can improve it.

“During my coaching session, I learned about ways I could save money, none of which had occurred to me.  I read extensively about sourcing products, but none of the other gurus I follow have made Gary’s suggestions.  In addition, having worked in the international world for all of my career and knowing how important effective cross-cultural communication is, I really appreciate Gary’s emphasis on the importance of understanding and following Chinese cultural norms.  I consider his guidance about this to be invaluable.  Gary has knowledge that is not out there in the mainstream.  I consider him to be a key member of my team and I will continue to use his coaching services as I move forward with my business.” Maria F.

Couldn’t I do this myself?

You can do it on your own but why not give yourself every advantage? There is a lot of free information out there but who can you trust?

Warren Buffett said that “The most important investment you can make is in yourself.”

When he was first starting out one of his weaknesses was in public speaking.  Now he makes speeches in front of global CEOs and world leaders and leaves his audience in awe.

But he credits a public speaking course he took when he was 21 that got him over his fears and it was one of the secrets to his success.

Are you willing to invest in your yourself?  Are you committed to doing the best and learning from the best?

Another important key is who you learn from.  

“It will save you a lot of time because you won’t have to try to listen to endless free podcasts, you tube videos, pour over Facebook groups, or surf the internet trying to find answers. [Gary] will know the answer as an experienced Amazon seller himself. ”  Laura J.

If you’re a home chef like me, it’s like randomly searching online for the perfect prime rib roast recipe.  Sure you can google it and find some random Youtube video or blog that has a recipe for prime rib.

But if the recipe is no good, you’ve wasted a perfectly good prime rib as well as potentially disappointing a crowd of your closest family and friends.  Not to mention the time you spent cooking a dried out piece of meat.

Instead, I follow chefs and cookbook authors I trust.  Take J. Kenji Alt Lopez for example.  He runs a food recipe blog called Serious Eats and before that, he was one of the lead cooks at America’s Test Kitchen.  They would extensively test recipes with up to 30 different variations before deciding on the best recipe that they would then wholeheartedly recommend.

This is someone that I trust when it comes to cooking.  The recipes in his cookbook all turned out great.  The Beef Short Rib I made was super flavorful, moist, and everyone LOVED IT.


But my coaching is not for everyone.

It’s NOT FOR YOU if you’re not willing to invest the time in it to find a profitable product and to source that product.

I’m going to be realistic with you.

It’s not going to be easy to build up an Amazon business from scratch.  There’s a lot of gurus out there who sell their get rich quick stories like they just won the lottery.

They make it look and sound like a Sportscenter highlight reel.  When you see Lebron dunk he makes it look easy.  It looks easy because he’s spent hours and hours training in the gym since he was kid and years and years perfecting his craft so he can dominate his competitors.

The work he did to get there is not glamorous and virtually nobody talks about it but that’s the true path to success.

And if you’re willing to put in the time to get there then let’s talk.

It’s NOT FOR YOU if you give up when you get stuck.

When the going gets tough do you find a way to dig deep down to overcome your challenges?

Persistence is one the most important factors of success.  When you get stuck do you find a way to overcome the challenge?  Or do you give up and watch a movie on Netflix?

“Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.” Napoleon Hill

“What I was surprised about the most was that I didn’t have to be intimidated with the process. Instead of chasing endless rabbit trails online, Gary was able to clarify the key steps and critical factors with each step. He also addressed concerns that I didn’t even know I had about the manufacturing process and required certifications.” Minki L.

“During my coaching session, I learned about ways I could save money, none of which had occurred to me.  I read extensively about sourcing products, but none of the other gurus I followhave made Gary’s suggestions.  In addition, having worked in the international world for all of my career and knowing how important effective cross-cultural communication is, I really appreciate Gary’s emphasis on the importance of understanding and following Chinese cultural norms.  I consider his guidance about this to be invaluable.  Gary has knowledge that is not out there in the mainstream.  I consider him to be a key member of my team and I will continue to use his coaching services as I move forward with my business.” Maria F. 

Even the best CEOs and athletes in the world have coaches. In fact Michael Jordan didn’t win a championship until he had Phil Jackson coaching him.

Here’s your chance to invest in yourself today and have a business breakthrough.  My coaching will help you:

  • Find the right product to set your business on the right foundation and be making profits quickly
  • Brainstorm endless product ideas that are beyond the Jungle Scout method that everyone else is doing… (So you’re not selling the same products as everyone else)
  • Select the right products by checking your list and recommending products have the highest potential for success
  • Warn against products niches that are too competitive so you don’t get into a price war and lose your money
  • Reduce your risk by helping you select the right payment methods and payment terms when paying suppliers
  • Build a relationship with a trustworthy supplier who offers the right product, at the the quality, at the right price… even if you can’t afford to fly to China
  • Get smart about shipping how to decide whether to ship by air or sea and how to get quotations so you can save time and money
  • Identify mistakes that are costing you thousands of dollars so you can streamline your business to maximize your ROI
  • Negotiate like a pro – I will show you how to negotiate pricing, payment terms, and compensation from suppliers so you don’t leave money on the table

You can do it on your own but why not give yourself every advantage? 

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