Amazon FBA Ninja
MODULE 1 - Overview of All Three Parts
September 2, 2019
Detailed Review of Module 1 of the Amazon FBA Ninja - Full Course
If you are scanning for an exceptional in-depth, up-to-the-minute review of Kevin David's FBA Ninja, then you've come to the right place.
MODULE 1 - Finding a Home-Run Product
Part 1: Video 01 - How to Set up Your Seller Central Account the Right Way
- You need to protect yourself in the case that you are sued.
Additionally, Kevin covers the need to have an EIN, which is a business tax id number.
And finally, he notes that if your account is suspended, it's not a big deal, as for a certain period of time, Amazon suspended every applicant's account while they were taking care of fraudulent sellers.
Part 1: Video 02-Examples of Perfect FBA Products with Explanations
- Silicon Wedding Rings
- Fidget Spinners
- Mixer Water Bottles
Part 1: Video 03 - How to see if a Product has a Trademark or Patent
- Kevin's Suggestion: Look at the schematic or print (engineering diagram of product) and make sure that the item pictured is identical or super similar to the product you'd like to sell.
- His reason: often times products can have similar titles, but be remarkably different (he illustrates this point by showing the difference between a 2017 fidget spinner and a spinning toy invented in the early 90's).
Part 1: Video 04 - Mistakes to Avoid when Choosing Your Seller Account Name and Setting up Your Account
- Product name (very specific)
- Seller Name (more general)
- LLC Title (broadest)
Part 1: Video 05 - Should You Borrow Money to Quickly Expand or Fund Your Product Launch
His advice here is reminiscent of the Oracle of Omaha's
Kevin then lists a few different places that he has secured funds from as he has build his Amazon business:
- Credit Cards (find the ones with 0% intro APR's)
- Amazon Lending
When he runs through Amazon Lending, Kevin notes that Amazon does not lend money to just anyone, but has a set of general requirements (minimum time in business, minimum monthly revenue, etc.)
I support Kevin's advice to borrow money to scale faster. I would have needed to acquire money from a lender if I began my Amazon business before my lead gen business. In reality, I used a portion of my lead generation biz's profits to get started selling on Bezo's platform.
Part 1: Video 06 - ITRACK 999 CART Method and Why You Absolutely NEED to be using It
Part 2: Video 01 - Amazon FBA: Three Simple Fool Proof Methods to Find a Home-Run Product to Sell on Amazon
- Incorporate Amazon into your Daily life.
Part 2: Video 02 - Employing these Weird Product Research Methods Found Me 3 Homerun Products in 2017
He walks through each one, showing how to set up the product filters to unveil the best sellers.
Part 2: Video 03 - Going Against the Grain Made Me Thousands
He continues, stating that he found some pretty bare niches by approaching selling on Amazon differently, not staying away from the conventionally taboo products, but rather adapting how they were shipped so that his risks were minimal in the wide-open selling field he discovered.
Part 2: Video 4 - Using One Simple Trick on Jungle Scout that Found Me Three Products Doing 15k per month Each
Part 2: Video 5 - Finding the Best Products to Bundle with Your Frist Private Label Product
Part 2: Video 6 - Determining The best number of Products to Sell in a Set
His process involves searching Amazon for like product sets and then seeking Google's confirmation of that set number.
Part 2: Video 7 - Using CamelCamelCamel, Google Trends, and Google Ad's Keyword Planner to Confirm Home Run Products
- Google trends (googletrends.com)
- Google keyword planner (Make a Google Ads account, then tool is available).
Second, he names Google Trends as an excellent resource to determine whether or not the product has seasonality or is popular year round.
I myself use this tool to make sure that the majority of my products are selling all the time, because in my mind: consistent sales = consistent revenue. But no product that I have sold on Amazon has brought me as consistent revenue as my lead generation business.
Third, he shows how to access and employ the Google Keyword Planner, which you can use to note how often your product is searched for on the biggest search engine in the world.
Part 2: Video 8 - Researching like Me: How I discover products to sell inside International Markets in 2017
When you unearth listings for items similar to yours, KD recommends taking a close look at all parts of listing, noting differences in how the product is described and possibly even titled, so you can make changes in the listing of your product that will be placed into that market.
Part 2: Video 9 - Unveiling the Entire Process of how my first FBA Product Earned 11k/month: 3 Hacks to Guarantee Your First Product is a Home Run
Part 2: Video 10 - Spying 5 Products in 5 Minutes by Searching Other Successful Sellers Product Portfolio's
- Selects a Category
- Hits the "Search" button
- Selects "Best Sellers"
Kevin has a few more steps to his secret sauce research process, like searching keywords and noting if sponsored products appear as well as the average product rating of the results to see if there's room for improvement.
But really this lesson combined with the following video really show how much of genius Kevin is when it comes to using Amazon's own product research knowledge to his own advantage as a seller.
Part 2: Video 11 - Building on Amazon's FBA Product Profitability Research
As iterated above, there are ways to let Bezo's platform do the heavy lifting part of the product research step for you. In this lesson, Kevin delivers even more details on how to use Amazon's info for your own gain, by ultimately being able to out optimize Amazon's brand of products, AmazonBasic.
Part 3: Video 1 - Avoiding Newbie Mistakes when Setting Initial Prices
Part 3: Video 2 - Surveying Real Amazon Customers to get Input about Your Product
Part 3: Video 3 - Adding Up Amazon's Fulfilment and Warehousing Fees
Module 1 - My Key Takeaways
All things considered, Kevin David gives an solid introduction to the need-to-knows of Amazon's FBA opportunity, as he covers product selection, how newbies can afford inventory as well as how much it costs to sell on the biggest ecommerce store in the world.
Video Quality: 7.5/10
moderate video quality. A solid start to the course.
The sound quality is clear as a bell. You will only miss words when you stop paying attention. More vocal inflection would be helpful to increase attention-span.
Although he provides a lot of great content, Kevin's organization of information really is terrible as his lessons don't clearly build on each other.
OVERALL IMPRESSION OF MODULE 1
This first module is filled with a lot of helpful tips and energizing hacks, but lacks structure, which makes Kevin appear a bit scatterbrained.