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Profitable Products To Sell On Amazon

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The key word is profit – relatively simple to “sell” products (just sell smartphones or technology products), but your profit margins will be hideous.

What most people don’t realize is that the money you “collect” from business is just part of the story.

“Full” retail purchases provide a gross income. To determine the profit, you need to discount COGS (Cost of Goods Sold) and any extra “administrative” expenses, such as advertising, warehousing and staffing costs.

Whilst the allure of the “digital” realm has encouraged millions to foray into its depths, it is not unique. You still need to account for profit (bottom line) rather than overall gross (top line) in order to maintain your sanity (& viability).

The “online” business world closely mirrors its offline counterpart, which means that if you’re looking to take advantage of the plethora of opportunities created with the likes of Amazon, YouTube, etc – you’ll want to look at how they work… as “markets”.

YouTube is a market for entertainment, Twitter is a market for attention and Amazon is a market for commodity prices. Understanding this puts you in the advantageous position of being able to determine a more effective way to provide solutions to participants in said markets.

Supply/Demand…

The most important thing to appreciate that it’s all about supply & demand – the cornerstone of a “free market”.

Supply/Demand states that if there is demand, supply will surely follow… Over-supply brings “prices” down. Under-supply brings “prices” up.

The most important thing to consider is how demand is created/influenced.

Demand is the cornerstone of whether a “product” will sell, and is why the likes of “technology” products always do well online (because people want to ensure they’re getting the latest & greatest components).

Therefore, when considering what to “sell” on Amazon, you’re basically looking at which products have demand and are under-supplied. The supply situation may not by indicated by high prices, but people will generally either hold back on “non-essential” purchases, or ask for variations of provided solutions.

The important thing to consider is that most people are focused on “supply” (typically over-supply), such as you’d see from products which either have a lot of buyers or a lot of vendors (“smartphones” being a prime example).

By selling a “me-too” product, you may get sales but you’ll almost invariably have no profit. In my own experience in the “tech” space, profits are minimal because volume is so high. Contrast this with the likes of furniture where volume is relatively low, profits can be much higher.

The point is that the “price” you achieve on any of the modern platforms is heavily dependent on the quality and veracity of the solution, rather than whether other companies are already offering it.

To this end, the following are some of the more effective solutions/products to sell through Amazon:

  • ACCESSORIES For Popular Products
    This works especially well for smartphones, computers and video consoles/games. If you find a popular product (especially game), you should be able to source complimentary accessories for it. iPhone cases were very good for this from between 2013 to 2015.

  • CHEAP-To-Make Kickstarter Products
    Kickstarter (crowd funding platform) is a goldmine for the inquisitive Amazon retailer. Not only do you have SPECIFIC listings of products which have been funded (and the actual data to support them), but you have a blueprint for products that a market will actually want. Some of the best categories for this are in the “creative” space – books and board games. Now, obviously the caveat here is to NOT rip-off the products in question – just use them as a point of observation of what you could buy/get made to compliment the demand they have PROVEN to exist.

  • Boxed VIRTUAL Products
    If you can get STEAM codes cheap, why not pay some money to get them boxed? What about if you found several “guides” doing well on ClickBank’s marketplace (there are a TON of game guides for the likes of World of Warcraft Gold etc on there)? A great trick is to find a virtual product that’s already selling and just make a physical copy. Obviously, you CANNOT rip-off the other product. If you don’t have anything of your own to add, just buy their book and rewrite it or something. The point is that you need to provide a unique offer to a new market – with demand ALREADY proven.

  • Custom / Unique Products You Have Access To LOCALLY
    One of the BIGGEST mistakes new sellers make with Amazon is basically just doing exactly the same as everyone else. They’ll even use the same “source” in China (via Alibaba of course). The best people are able to basically “source” their own products locally (or perhaps from their own suppliers) and then offer them as comparable products on the Amazon platform. For example, you may know a local clothing provider who’ll sell you cheap clothes (wholesale) – you’d be able to put them onto Amazon whilst targeting successful clothes that are on the platform already.

Notice all offerings above depend on there being very few other vendors in the market (whilst capitalizing on existing demand).

Whilst I believe the quality of a product is the most important thing, if you’re trying to make a penetration and don’t have resources/expertise to put into R&D, you’ll want to pick up any slack the market may have presently.

This is best done by playing the “demand arbritrage” game – providing products that have been proven in other markets, and offering an improved / comparable version through Amazon.

Alternative / Secret Trick…

To speak from my own experience, the whole supply/demand thing is legitimate for “commodity” products like technology components, clothes, food or generic medical solutions.

… BUT there is another way…

If you’re familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs, the “price” quantifier is important for the stuff that people *need*, but don’t necessarily *want*.

In other words, if you’re playing on “level 1” (psychological) or “level 2” (safety) of the hierarchy, pricing is going to play a major role because people can get the same solutions from most vendors (just look at Android).

This can be seen in almost every market – whereby a company will only provide “cheap” prices due to the generic nature of their solutions. They don’t do much different, and thus end up attracting a fickle crowd (who are price sensitive).

Reality is different. Rather than being a slave to circumstance, the best work higher up the hierarchy – towards belonging (brands/communities), self-esteem (personal development/”big risk”) & self actualization (legacy).

By doing this, they transcend price (although cannot escape it) because of the perceived uniqueness of their offering (often termed “perceived value” in marketing).

They attract buyers who actually *want* to deal with them, and are happy to pay a fair price to take ownership of a solution whose benefit far outweighs its worldly (“tangible”) value.

This is where “premium” and “luxury” companies come from.

The secret is that markets respond to solutions. You take your wares to market, you don’t want to let the market rule you. The potency of your solution determines its demand.

The trick I’ve found works best is to go out and try big, bold experiments on your own and then provide the “solutions” you discovered as packaged products. This can be done both virtually and physically (through Amazon) – and what’s more, it’s entirely dependent on you… meaning that there should be very little by way of “competition” that can affect how successful the products are.

For example, say you’re interested in playing video games. You may like World of Tanks. Posting videos of WoT on YouTube is done by anyone with a capture card, so it’s not likely to give you a huge edge (although it will work quite well if you post good replays) – the real trick will come from running WoT tournaments which you post the results for on you website, YouTube and also through the likes of Twitch.

The part where Amazon plays into this is that it will give you the opportunity to sell the “SECRETS” to successful WoT gameplay, as well as premium vehicles and physical (boxed) versions of any “strategy” guides you created.

The key is that people who enjoy don’t really want to buy your stuff – they only want to get better at the game. Thus, what you’re “selling” is a way to do this.

You attract people by the quality of your replays/tournaments, and you’re able to then offer other products as a result they’re able to replicate.

Likewise with other solutions. Perhaps you went on a trip to Tuscany and found some special clothing pieces, or you took your programming skills and created a custom web based application for users who wanted to enjoy the underlying way in which certain things work. The possibilities are limitless.

Remember, though, the KEY is to have people willing to PAY for the usage of the items you’re offering. Most make the mistake of selling the product – people want the SOLUTION (“results”). They don’t buy acne cream because it’s “natural” – they buy it to get rid of acne… the idea that it’s “natural” is a by-product of this underlying purpose.

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Debt Solutions – Easy Solutions For Dealing With Massive Credit Card Debts

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You must understand that there is an inverse relationship between the amount of credit card debt you owed and the convenience and the difficulties involved in debt relief. If you owe a small amount of money, you will actually find it difficult to get relief from debt today.

On the other hand, if you owe $70,000 on your credit card debt, you can be rest assured that the card issuer will deal with you with kid gloves. This is because the credit card issuer does not want to scoop you and push you towards bankruptcy.

The card issuer will end up recovering just a $3500 on the total amount owed if you go in for bankruptcy. On the other hand, a debt settlement will help the issuer recover at least $20,000 to $30,000. This will at least to recover the amount that otherwise would have wasted in legal procedures and debt collection expenses.

You just have to preempt the credit card issuer and stand up and seek a debt settlement as early as possible. Remember that the amount will be passed on to the debt collection agents the moment of six months passes without any repayment.

If you approach your credit card issuer before this transaction takes place, you stand a better chance of getting a great deal towards settlement of your debt. This is because the expenses incurred by the credit card issuer on your account will be very less.

However, once the company incurs collection expenses, you will have to pay more to reduce the losses suffered by the company.

Once the credit card issuer agrees to a settlement deal in principle, you will easily understand that it happens to be the best debt relief option in the market. No other relief option brings your debts down by such a substantial percentage.

Further, you can complete this deal in complete privacy. There is no need for you to make a public spectacle of your financial miseries. Of course, your credit report will indicate that debt has been settled. However, that would be after you have enjoyed relief.

In case of bankruptcy, your embarrassment and ridicule begins even before the court decides whether you should be permitted to obtain a chapter seven bankruptcy or chapter thirteen bankruptcy. Hence, the solution is and definitely the best one and the easiest one when you are tackling excessive and massive credit card debts.

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Make Money With Google Part 1

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Have you ever considered how bloggers and website managers gain their motivations and make money with Google AdSense?

Yes, clearly, they compose content for their site so they can draw in a considerable measure of clients to view it.

Yet, in what manner would they be able to procure cash just by running an online journal or webpage? The answer is the shown advertisements on their site.

If this sounds intriguing to you, you need to recognize what is Google AdSense.

Google AdSense permits bloggers and website managers to win cash by showing Google promotions on their sites.

These commercials, when clicked, will tell the publicists and they’ll pay you through Google AdSense.

Essentially, you have to sign up for an AdSense account and add the code to your online journal or site.

You can pick how your promotions would look like, where will show up and what sort of advertisements you will set up on your site or site.

There are two approaches to profit utilizing AdSense:

• Clicks – your income will be in view of what number of individuals clicked on the advertisements.

• Impressions – you’ll acquire in view of the quantity of online visits of posts with advertisements.

• Who are qualified to utilize AdSense?

• If you’re utilizing self-facilitated WordPress, you can visit the AdSense site and sign up for a record. After you joined, you’ll get a code that you can put anyplace in your site.

• If you’re utilizing Blogger, sign up for an AdSense record and utilize the Monetize tab on Blogger to set up and join your record there.

The methodology of how you’ll gain at AdSense is simple, simply make a record and set it up on your website.

You can now win utilizing the system yet you ought to realize that it takes quite a while and huge amounts of movement before you can get a major salary.

Google AdSense can possibly provide for you a stable wage or substantially more than that.

There are individuals who gain many thousands every year in AdSense income alone. Despite the fact that, this requires some investment, extensive crowd, quality substance, and SEO before you can really win that huge.

In what capacity would you be able to get the most out of AdSense?

• Build your connections to expand movement on your site. You’ll have a more noteworthy possibility of gathering money if your site has an enduring number of guests.

• Write quality substance for your site and verify that its SEO-prepared so web crawlers will send a ton of “focused on” clients who needs your substance.

• Choose you promotions painstakingly; it ought to be alluring and eye-getting so there’s a high inclination that your guests will click it.

AdSense can be a decent wellspring of wage yet you ought to never depend on AdSense alone. You ought to, at any rate, have a go at utilizing other adapting procedures as a go down arrangement.

Likewise, read their terms and condition before attempting it so you’ll comprehend what’s alright and what’s most certainly not.

Keep in mind that you ought to never click your own promotions on the grounds that is cheating.

Google can tell in case you’re clicking it yourself and don’t urge companions or family to do it. Google has a framework that can recognize this sort of conning.

Google AdSense can help you achieve your objectives. You should do nothing more than to take after all the guidelines and you will most likely be winner.

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The Surefire Way to Work at Home and Earn Money Online

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Are you searching for ways to work at home and earn money? Visualize that you are earning thousands of dollars monthly by working at home. And you got all the time to enjoy the money that you are making. How would your life be?

With the recent global economic downturn, many people are having difficulty in keeping their jobs and provide a stable income. And if you are the sole breadwinner in the household, it becomes a huge burden to you. These days, your secured job doesn’t really seem secured anymore.

To solve these problems or potential problems, many people are searching on the internet, looking for ways to earn extra income from the comfort of their home. Eventually, looking to quit their day job.

The internet has given many people the opportunity and the ability to work from home. There are no more country barriers these days, and practically, you are able to intercommunicate with anyone from virtually any corner of the Earth, with hardly a few clicks of your mouse.

This makes the Internet as a tremendous potential market for whatever products or services that you want to sell.

As you are reading this, there are thousands of people making a full time income on the internet, just by working part time from the comfort of their home. These people decide their working hours and possess lots of spare time to spend with their family and friends.

So What is the Surefire Way to Work At Home and Earn lots of Money Online?

You need just 3 things to achieve that.

1) Product or Service

A product or service that a lot of people are looking for. The product or service should be like a life saver to a dying person. It must solve a problem that they are facing. So, it very important to do market research.

2) Website or Blog

A website is your online store. The words in the website are like the sales assistants in the store. They do the selling for you. So, basic copywriting skills are important here.

3) Online Visitors

A store without visitors will be sure to fail. The same principle applies for online business too. You must let the online visitors know that your online store is open for sale.

These are 3 basic things you need to have a presence online.

Earning a decent income from home with the aid of your computer connected to internet, is really a great opportunity. But as all real businesses, this too is not that easy and a lot of hard work have to be done.

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Tips to Acquire Car Insurance For Students and Women

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Car Insurance for Students

Students who drive often do not get their cars insured. It is a known fact that students use their car more frequently and drives them rashly at times, it is essential for them to take this type of insurance. Without the car insurance for students, it will be difficult for them to deal with damages resulting from accidents.Though the insurance schemes for students are designed keeping in mind several factors like the affordability to pay insurance amount, it is important to mention this as students poses an increased risk of insurance for the company, the cost of the insurance should be higher. However, this should not prevent the students from taking insurance. There are methods of reducing the cost.

Following few steps may help you in getting right insurance plan:

  • Factors influencing the amount of your insurance policy
  • The cost of the insurance is based on the driving record, accident history, and age, location of vehicle, driving record, daily mileage and gender. Avoiding these factors is next to impossible but you can decrease your premium amount by selecting the right plan.

Understand the basics of car insurance for students:

Given below are the basics of insurance plan for students:

  • Personal property liability
  • Personal injury protection
  • Bodily injury
  • Collision

Affects of the grade on the price of the insurance plan:

Grades affect the price of your insurance plan as many companies provide discount to the students who maintain a B or higher grade.Usually, insurance for car relies on the safety of the car. Therefore, if you are planning to buy a sport car at a lower premium than it is better to think again.A car to a student is just like a baby to her mother. Additionally riding a car to college or school is luxury. Therefore, make sure to get an insurance plan so that you would feel comfortable and secure.

Cheap car insurance for women

In this modern era, women are more independent than ever. They have jobs and successfully take care of themselves without depending upon the men anymore. This is similar to driving as well. As women are capable to drive, they own cars for themselves.Therefore, there is an increase in demand of cheap car insurance for women. As women are less aggressive as compared to men, they are believed to be safer drivers. It is because of this reason that women are offered cheaper insurance plans. Therefore, they can do the following to avail cheap insurance plans:

  • Firstly, they should shop and compare the rates offered by different insurance companies. You can do this by going to the companies or by searching for the rates on internet. You can also take suggestions from other women for the companies offering cheap insurance plans.
  • Secondly, try getting as many insurance policies from the same company as possible. Try insuring your house, husband’s car or medical insurance from the same company.
  • Thirdly having simple model car will help you in getting a cheap insurance plan. Highly expensive sports car would cost you expensive insurance plan because of the high market value of the car.
  • Lastly, try to protect the car in the best possible way. Ensure that your cars are fitted with security devices because not only it will protect your car from theft but will also help you in getting cheap insurance for your car.

While comparing the rates of different companies, also ensure that it provides 24 hours assistance in case you have met with an accident. Hence, do not compromise on safety while getting cheap car insurance.

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Emergency Savings Account: Save More than Just Money

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Few, if any, of us escape life’s financial challenges. Whether it’s lay offs at work, unexpected medical bills, or the loss of a spouse’s income, having insufficient reserve funds to pay even one or two months’ worth of our bills can drive many to impossibly strict budgeting, the loss of real property, and sometimes even to bankruptcy.

As important as any other item in your budget, building an Emergency Savings Account with funds sufficient to pay three to six months’ worth of your monthly bills, can provide the financial buffer required to survive while you get back on your financial feet.

So, even while you’re repaying your current debts, budget for regular deposits into your Emergency Savings Account at least until you reach the level of three-months’ worth of expenses. Many financial planners even suggest having six-months’ worth of expenses in such a savings account. To be sure, you should consider how long it might take you in your particular career and position to find and secure another job should your current income cease. Positions in some professions take longer than others to find.

Early on, consistency is much more important than quantity, so even a $10 deposit each month is a good start. Many tend to spend whatever “surplus” money they notice in their checking account, so take out the savings amount as soon as you deposit your paycheck. To simplify things, have your bank or credit union automatically transfer $10 or more from your checking account to your savings on a specific day of each month. When the money is out of your checking account, you’ll be less tempted to spend it.

Once you have reached your target Emergency Savings Account balance, take the monthly amount budgeted for this account and begin applying it toward any consumer debt you may have. Once you’re out of debt, that monthly amount should then go towards investments and retirement planning.

To summarize:

1. Create and live by a monthly personal or household budget.

2. Open a new savings account – this will be for your Emergency Savings Account.

3. As soon as you get a paycheck, deposit the Emergency Savings Account money into your bank, even if it’s just $10 per month. Increase as your budget and your income allow.

4. Determine how much you pay out each month for expenses.

5. Keep depositing money into your Emergency Savings Account until you have a balance equal to at least three months worth of expenses.

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Three Advantages Of Having Mini Dash Cams Installed In Your Vehicles

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With the ever-increasing amount of people on the road these days, more and more accidents occur. If you wind up involved in an accident, having an in-car camera installed will protect you from wrongful blame when you’re not at fault. However, that’s not the only reason for putting a dashboard camera in your car. There are several other advantages of having mini dash cams installed in our vehicles. Below I have listed a few of those advantages.

Insurance Premiums

Installing a dashboard cam can prevent your insurance premiums from rising. Drivers have started using the video from these cameras as an independent witness to prove who is at fault after accidents. You will now have rock solid evidence of any collision or other incident should you need it. Right now there are no insurance companies that offer discounts on premiums for adults that install dash cams. However, there is one company that discounts premiums for young new drivers that have them. This brings me to the next advantage on our list.

Teen Safe Driver Program

A company known as American Family Insurance has started a Teen Safe Driver Program where they give new teenage drivers a free mini dash cam for one year. Included in the program is driver coaching and education for helping them be better drivers. The camera that the company provides records inside and outside of the vehicle when it detects swerving and sudden speed decreases or increases. The recordings are then sent to the driving coaches through Wi-Fi where they can grade the teen drivers on a weekly report card. Parents can review the report each week by logging in and checking the videos and grades. By participating, teens get a ten percent discount on their premiums. Therefore, not only are these cameras allowing lower premiums for teen drivers but they also help parents keep an eye on their children’s driving. All the while, making our teens better drivers and making the roads safer to drive.

Crash for Cash

This is similar to the reasoning behind the insurance premiums. A dash cam protects you against scammers that intentionally have car accidents to extort money from their victims. It has become such an epidemic that it now has its own nickname. This dangerous stunt has become known as, the “crash for cash” scam.

You can find thousands of dashboard cam clips on YouTube. The reason is incidents are commonly caught on tape. They’re usually caused by a person doing something that is less than ethical. For example, one of the most popular dash cam videos shows a guy that runs in to the road and starts acting like he was hit by a car. The funny thing about it though, is that the car had already come to a complete stop before the guy ever came in to the road. Who knows what would’ve happened if there hadn’t been video evidence to prove that the guy was faking? Considering the cost at risk of not having one versus the cost of the cam itself, the advantages of having mini dash cams installed are obvious.

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