We’ve collected the top 10 Amazon FBA success stories. They feature real people who fought through tough situations to financial freedom while running their FBA business.With the Amazon FBA success rate showing 20-25% of sellers make $1250-over $6000 profit per month, you’re probably interested in becoming an Amazon FBA seller. If so, these Amazon success stories will further inspire and empower you.
Tim Sanders: An 8-Figure Amazon Expert in the Top 1% of All Amazon Sellers Worldwide
Tim Sanders is the face behind Private Label Masters.
Tim Had Enough: It Was Time to Get into the Small Business World
He experimented with real estate, the stock market, and more. But, the competition was fierce. Finally, he stumbled on private label products. Now, Tim is an 8 figure Amazon seller. He is also in the top 1% of Amazon sellers. He's made over $60 million made in the last 5 years alone.
This Amazon success story doesn’t end there. His course teaches thousands of students exactly how to sell a profitable product on Amazon.
Private Label Masters- and Tim himself- are as legit as they get. He shares high-level information throughout his course and YouTube channel, all while reinvesting his money into his businesses.
You won’t see him touting a McLaren or mansion. The marketing for his course is purely excellent information and social media proof.
Rob: A Private Label Masters Amazon FBA Success Story
Rob is one of Tim Sander’s students.
Seller Success Achieved!
After 2.5 years of selling on Amazon, Rob makes over $70K in sales per month. In addition, he only works 20-30 hours/week. He spends about 50% of that time learning how to increase business. The other 50% is spent optimizing PPC, watching his organic keyword rankings, and communicating with his virtual assistant, who handles customer service.
Matt Clark: Troubled Teen to CEO of Amazing Selling Machine
Matt Clark is one of the founding fathers of the Amazing Selling Machine.
Matt’s Amazon Business Begins
After two years, Matt moved his business to Amazon. At first, he struggled with various supplier issues. But eventually, he doubled his eCommerce business within a few weeks.
By the time Matt turned 26, he had built 3 multi-million dollar companies. Soon, he would meet Jason Katzenback. The two founded Amazing.com. The Amazing Selling Machine is one of their programs.
Today, Matt seems much more in the background, with partner Mike McClary providing more face-to-face support.
Tatiana James: Amazing Selling Machine Success Story
Tatiana James is a Canadian entrepreneur.
Tatiana’s Success On and Beyond the Amazon Marketplace
Tatiana invested just $300 into her first inventory. The product she sold- a natural sponge- brought in $2K-$3K per month. She switched to waist trainers, and became the face of her brand, Luxx Health (today, LUXX Curves). By 23 years old, she was making $40K/month off of this product. Today, she brings in $450,000/ month.
Morgan Rainey: Coupons & Dumpsters to $5M in 5 Years
Morgan is the face of CajunVentures, a YouTube/TikTok/Instagram brand that shares selling tips and secrets, from basic Amazon FBA to tricky ways to make extra cash.
CajunVentures’ Amazon Selling Success
Morgan started selling on Amazon with her partner (who worked as a sugarcane farmer) in 2016. She went full time on Amazon in 2018, and her partner followed some time later. Today, Morgan has done over $5 million in sales since her start.
Charlie Chang: Candy Bars to 7 Figures
Charlie Chang is another popular YouTuber with years of experience in various hustles.
The Amazon Platform was the Answer
All that work, and Charlie couldn’t break 6 figures. He tried a bunch of businesses that ultimately failed, including a clothing company that lost $20,000. Finally, he landed on Amazon FBA and that’s what he still does.
Still, Charlie continues to hustle. With his Amazon FBA income as a foundation, Charlie got his real estate license and also became a loan officer. He began content creation and used the pandemic in his content strategy.
Now, Charlie is 29 and a 7 figure earner.
Joshua Crisp: Third Shift to Owning the Building He Used to Work In
Joshua’s Amazon Sales: The Best Kind of Karma
The first three products Joshua listed failed. Then, he used JungleScout’s platform for product research and more. This is when everything clicked.
He grossed over $10 million in his first 3.5 years. He even ended up buying the facility that he once worked in, and that is where he keeps his inventory.
Kenzo Sobrie: Arrested in 7th Grade… McLaren by 17
You’ve probably heard that anyone can make money selling on Amazon, and Kenzo proves it. He runs an 8 figure wholesale business, and got it to that point by the time he was 19.
Onto Third Party Selling: Amazon FBA was Only the Beginning
During his time with Amazon FBA, Kenzo drove his pickup truck to his vendor from his parents' house, dropping pallets of product in his yard.
He ended up moving to LA, where he kept products in his own warehouse. As of late 2021, he had three warehouses in Huntington Beach, one in Miami, Houston, and New Jersey.
Thus, Kenzo has moved to a more FBM business model to avoid high fees. In 2022, he is just starting his YouTube channel.
Marvin Leonard: Job Security to 6 Figure Seller
Marvin Leonard makes his money doing Amazon FBA. Today he sells his course, The Wholesale Underground, and spreads Amazon information and self-improvement ideas on his YouTube channel.
What Drove Marvin to Start Selling on Amazon?
Marvin began his search for a way to make money online. He was bombarded with dropshipping promotions, so he started a Shopify shop.
The final push to Amazon came from a video that pointed out that with Amazon, the customers come to you. So Marvin made the switch. He started with online and retail arbitrage, but found that the amount of work it required was not sustainable for the life he wanted. He tried private label and then went right into wholesale at the same time. Wholesale won out, and he continues to sell these products online today.
Stephen Smotherman: Devoted Father Able to Give His Kids What They Need
Stephen and his wife run Full-Time FBA, one of the most information YouTube channels on Amazon FBA.
Online Selling Allowed Gave Stephen Freedom
Stephen went to garage sales, thrift stores, and retail stores. He followed a retail arbitrage model. He met his now wife, Rebecca, and she became his business partner. Together, they explored all the different Amazon FBA business models.Then, they learned another one of his sons was a Type I diabetic. But now, they had the freedom to take time off, learn about his new diet, and support the family through the life change. Today, they’ve outsourced much of their business and focus on content creation for YouTube.
Want to Get Started? Here’s Everything You Need to Find a Product and Start Your Amazon Business
I tried Amazon FBA. I put in dozens of hours taking the best classes by the most knowledgeable gurus. So, I’ve compiled my recommendations for the best Amazon FBA courses right here. The top course on our list is Tim Sander’s Private Label Masters.
But, any one of the trainings I’ve listed is great. They can teach you what you need to know about:
Learn all you can before starting Amazon FBA and keep your eye on the prize. You won't be able to make money overnight, but over time and with the right knowledge, perhaps you can build your own Amazon FBA success story.
My Online Business Portfolio in 2022
Amazon FBA: $15K NET per month (After 50% split with a partner)
Local Lead Generation: $52K NET per month
Amazon FBA is a great business model but like all businesses it has its challenges, particularly how competitive it's becoming as more big brands & suppliers began selling on FBA themselves 2-3 years ago.
Another business model I've had a lot of success with is local lead generation. It's simple and less competitive. It might be a better fit for some people.
Click here to learn all about it: Local Lead Generation vs. Amazon FBA