Lesson From The Lusaka Tourist Market In Zambia

Hi everyone,

Last Sunday I was in the Lusaka Tourist market and made you a quick video.

As I wandered around I pondered how amazing it is that “location creates pricing power” is just as true in an online marketplace such as Amazon (or other online marketplaces) as it is in a small city-level ‘real-world’ marketplace in a town in Africa.

The sellers in this marketplace come from rural villages as far away as 8 hours each Sunday! The reason? They can buy an item in their village for 7 Kwacha (about $1) and sell it in the Lusaka Marketplace for $3, $4, or even $5.

Lesson for sellers: sell at the big marketplace in your industry or region, (this is true for both off-line and online sellers). 

Enjoy the sites and sounds of Lusaka:

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Special Price: Craft Business Power

Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to let you know that Amazon currently has the Craft Business Power ebook on sale for just 99 cents until midnight on the 26th. Be sure to snag a copy before the price goes back up. And if you’ve never seen our little promo video for it – here it is:

Ps. If you get the book, then you’ll also want to be sure to join our Facebook group so you can discuss it with us… https://www.facebook.com/groups/makesellgrow/

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3 Tips For Finding Your First 1,000 Fans Online

Hi friends, I made you a video at the Mariner’s Game today – in it I share 3 tips for finding your first 1,000 fans online.



I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic – can you find your 1st 1,000 fans?

Ps. Enrollment is now open for the July Craft Business Academy – you can read all the details including reviews from some of the previous student here.

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Brand Brainstorming Checklist

Hi everyone,

In this video I walk you through a brief checklist to help clarify the brand brainstorming process. I think you’ll enjoy it. I also made a PDF version

Get the Brand Brainstorming Checklist PDF Here.

I’d love to answer any questions you have!

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Jim Cockrum Answers Retail Arbitrage Questions

Working From Home In The Age Of Amazon…

Hi everyone,

Recently I interviewed Terah Lites, (a new – and enthusiastic – Amazon seller). If you haven’t watched that interview yet I think you’ll enjoy it.

In today’s interview I sit down with the senior statesman of online selling – Jim Cockrum. He’s a bestselling author and is ranked as one of the most trusted online marketers and the foremost expert on Selling On Amazon. We discuss the opportunity to buy items locally and resell them on Amazon for a profit. I think you’ll enjoy the interview and the resources Jim provides…(note – the Skype recorder lags for a minute at the beginning, but then it corrects itself…sorry about that!).

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Let Jim give you a video overview of what you get when you join PAC:

 

Do me a favor and share this on Pinterest!



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Final Thoughts from Jason,

I want to thank Jim again for taking the time to help educate the Make-Sell-Grow community. It’s an honor to work together with him to promote his resources and programs using his affiliate program. I hope you’ll take advantage of this opportunity!

Posted in Amazon, Sell

Pinterest Promoted Pins Walk-Through Video One

Hi friends,

I’m kicking off a serious of videos today – focused on the Pinterest Advertising Program. I hope you enjoy the first installment. Let me know if you have questions or comments. I’d love to hear your perspective.

Ps. If you want to go deeper with Pinterest Marketing be sure to visit my blog www.marketingonpinterest.com and get a copy of the bestselling book of all time on the topic of Pinterest Marketing – Pinterest Power!

Posted in Advertising, Pinterest

Strategies For Selling On Amazon With Terah Lites

Hi everyone,

Recently I sat down with Amazon seller Terah Lites to discuss her venture into the fun new world of online arbitrage – finding products and selling them on Amazon for a profit. I think you’ll really enjoy this interview:

Posted in Sell

Craft Business Power 2nd Edition Contest

Hi everyone,

We are so excited about the launch of the 2nd edition of Craft Business Power. It’s available in both Kindle and Paperback and we are running a special promotional price for the first week.

Contest

We also thought we’d run a fun comment contest. To enter simply respond to this post and answer the question,

“my business can become _______________.” (Tell us whatever you’d like about what your business can grow into!)

Prizes

The first place winner will receive a free pass to the next Craft Business Academy which is set to start on July 1st. You can learn more here. The winner will also receive a free autographed copy of the book.

We will also pick 3 runner-up winners and they will each receive an autographed copy of the book.

Contest Dates

The contest ends on Sunday March 15th at Midnight (Pacific).

Rules

No Purchase Necessary, void where prohibited. Yes we will ship internationally and international participants are permitted as long as this contest is not prohibited in your country. Your mileage may very.

Posted in ebooks

Simple Advertising That Works 12 Time Tested Principles

Hi everyone,

This week I have a free training for you focused on how to do simple advertising that works. It’s a about 20 minutes – and it’s completely free. I hope you enjoy it! I’d love to hear your feedback, either here on the Make Sell Grow blog, or in our thriving Make-Sell-Grow Facebook Group that now has over 3,000 people.

Posted in Advertising

Three Aspects Of A Great Partnership

Hi everyone,

In this week’s video I discuss 3 powerful aspects of a great partnership and ask the question,

“Do you believe in the power of partnerships to grow your business?”

I hope so!

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