I got the opportunity to speak with Christine Cobb, one of the geniuses behind The Amazon FBA Mastermind: How to Start, Run and Profit from Your Own Amazon Business, the course I am thrilled to be currently participating in.
Bookskeep works with over a dozen Fulfilled By Amazon and ecommerce clients and to have the opportunity to pick Christine’s brain was a blast. A digital marketer and website extraordinaire by trade, Christine found herself in the Amazon world after retirement. She is completely self taught, after observing others, lots of research and admittedly a few mistakes, Christine’s Amazon marketplace is thriving.
After helping her sister, Rebecca Wilcox (our first FBA client) close her brick in mortar store in 2013, Christine saw an opportunity. The two quickly made the transition to selling on Amazon. She dove into it head first, learning about long term storage costs, tax free prep centers, and pricing all by experience. Her first year was a success, grossing $300,00. By the second year her Fulfillment By Amazon business released its first private label product, an Auto Coat Hanger.
Christine’s business has flourished, but she was not shy to share with me her learning experiences. By teaching the Amazon FBA Mastermind course, she is able to share her knowledge and expertise with people across the country, encouraging a spirit of success and passion in everyone she speaks to. As you could probably guess, a healthy chunk of the business is numbers and analytics.
But, the ultimate takeaways from our conversation were words of wisdom for future sellers, and they may just apply to any business:
- Everything is always changing, you are always learning. Be dedicated and treat this like a real business.
- Learn how to do more things faster
- You can’t predict the future, if something went wrong figure out how to boost it up and move on
Christine and Dr. Ellen Brit created this four week class together based on their extensive knowledge, it has been a huge hit in the past and I am thrilled to join in. I hope you will join me over the next few weeks as I learn more from Christine and Dr. Ellen Brit through this course. I am so excited to dive in and learn this business in depth. Stay tuned for week by week updates and visit http://pinkcoattails.com/fba/ for more information on the course.