Welcome to The Amazon Challenge.
This is my personal challenge in which I will try to create a profitable Amazon business in 90 days, starting…today.
By profitable, I hope to get the business earning profits of a minimum of $1000 per month by 7th November, 2015. The challenge starts today!
Now, to be clear, I don’t live in the US. So, if you live outside the US, this will be a good case study to follow. Most of us outside the US usually feel there are many obstacles to making it online compared to what people in the US have.
This is the fun part. The bigger the obstacle, the greater the hustle.
This is no easy ride. It’s a hustle.
The dream is free, the hustle is sold.
To be clear, I have no previous experience in selling on Amazon. I have even never bought anything directly from Amazon because most sellers on the platform do not ship to my country (I’m in Africa!)
It’s gonna be a wild ride.
So, what’s up for Day 1? The easy stuff.
DAY: The Resolutions
There are three things I’ve resolved on Day 1 of The Amazon Challenge (TAC). These are just personal resolutions that will keep me on check and track to completing the challenge.
The first thing is I will dedicate at least 1 hr every day for the challenge. The 1 hour may extend to more depending on how much time I have. However, one hour will be the minimum.
Sometimes, I may put in more hours, for example during the weekends or when I don’t have any work from my freelance writing clients.
3 Principles of Amazon Success
For any online business, there are three principles of success that one should follow. Don’t ask me where I got them, but here are the principles:
i) Treat it like a business. Yes, it’s online based and you may only need a website of Facebook account to run it, but you have to treat it as a business. Even as a side business if you already have another business taking much of your daily time.
ii) Don’t reinvent the wheel. This is simple. Look at what successful businesses are doing and copy them. No need to come up with a triangle wheel!
iii) Take Action. Nothing beats taking action. Small actions done on a daily basis will take you closer to achieving your business goals.
These are the 3 principles I will be following in my Amazon challenge.
It’s 7.21pm over here. I have to sign off and go home. Perhaps I’ll start working on the business tonight.
There we go, the introduction of The Amazon Challenge.