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Serial Entrepreneur’s David Schomer and Ken Wilson share tips, advice, and insider knowledge about all things Amazon FBA and E-Commerce. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams by selling physical products online so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love - whether that is spending more time with family or traveling the world. Ken and David have successfully created several six and seven figure online business ventures. During the journey, they have had major wins, losses, and lessons learned. This podcast will teach you about selling physical products online through platforms such as Fulfillment by Amazon, building a team, outsourcing, listing optimization, pay per click (PPC) advertising, driving traffic to your listings, and productivity tips / life hacks that will provide a path to be successful in building your online business. It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Ken and David you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Serial Entrepreneur’s David Schomer and Ken Wilson share tips, advice, and insider knowledge about all things Amazon FBA and E-Commerce. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams by selling physical products online so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love - whether that is spending more time with family or traveling the world. Ken and David have successfully created several six and seven figure online business ventures. During the journey, they have had major wins, losses, and lessons learned. This podcast will teach you about selling physical products online through platforms such as Fulfillment by Amazon, building a team, outsourcing, listing optimization, pay per click (PPC) advertising, driving traffic to your listings, and productivity tips / life hacks that will provide a path to be successful in building your online business. It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Ken and David you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

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United States

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Serial Entrepreneur’s David Schomer and Ken Wilson share tips, advice, and insider knowledge about all things Amazon FBA and E-Commerce. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams by selling physical products online so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love - whether that is spending more time with family or traveling the world. Ken and David have successfully created several six and seven figure online business ventures. During the journey, they have had major wins, losses, and lessons learned. This podcast will teach you about selling physical products online through platforms such as Fulfillment by Amazon, building a team, outsourcing, listing optimization, pay per click (PPC) advertising, driving traffic to your listings, and productivity tips / life hacks that will provide a path to be successful in building your online business. It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Ken and David you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.

Language:

English


Episodes

Off-Amazon Sales Channel News & Other Happenings in 2021

4/13/2021
Episode 68 In today’s episode, we are going to talk about the top 5 articles in the eCommerce industry in the first quarter of 2021. We have talked about Amazon and where it will go upon the departure of Jeff Bezos. We’ve also shared our insights about Walmart, Target, and Shopify and their respective business models that contribute to their recent growth. David and I ended this episode on a high note with our thoughts about the almost $800-billion sales of US eCommerce in 2020. Listen to...

Duration:00:39:15

Starting an E-Commerce Business: Needs & Wants

4/6/2021
Episode 67 Are you planning to start an eCommerce business? Well, you’ve come to the right podcast episode. Today, Ken and I made a deep dive discussion about it, which we divided into two parts. The first part focuses on the needs of a business such as business name, employee identification number, and business bank account. The second part is all about Wants. They’re not really required, but they can make your life--and business--a lot better. Listen to this episode and start your...

Duration:00:40:27

Mechanical Engineer + Ambition + Craving for Knowledge = Ethan Bachinski's Story on Beginning his E-Commerce Journey

3/30/2021
Episode 66 In today’s episode, we are joined by Ethan Bachinski, an engineer that is just beginning his journey in the e-commerce space. Ethan played division 1 football at Western Illinois University and then continued his education at the University of Iowa where he earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. In the last year, Ethan has leveraged his engineering skills to create products using a CNC Machine and 3D printer. Let’s listen to Francois and learn...

Duration:00:44:12

Navigating Walmart's E-Commerce Platform with Experienced Seller Miro Posavec

3/23/2021
Episode 65 Let’s visit another marketplace in today’s episode with Miro Posavec. Miro is an experienced seller at Walmart, selling health and wellness products for the last few years now. He will help us navigate the Walmart platform online, talk about the value that it offers to both sellers and buyers, and share tips to successfully start our eCommerce business. Listen to Miro to better navigate Walmart’s eCommerce platform! [00:01 - 05:25] Opening Segment [05:26 - 12:59] Walmart...

Duration:00:42:58

PPP Loan, EIDL, Tax Deductions, and Getting Organized with Ron Parisi CPA, JD from CPA on Fire

3/16/2021
Episode 64 Ron Parisi, CPA, JD, has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and technology, which he leverages as a Virtual CFO & Accounting Service to assist other entrepreneurs. His articles have been published in national publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Accounting Today. In this episode, he will talk about the ideal path of a successful business, which highly depends on the owner’s ability to get organized and understand available credit vehicles and tax...

Duration:00:41:47

Six Month Anniversary of Ken Firing The Man

3/9/2021
Episode 63 It’s been 6 months since Ken fired the man. In this episode, we have talked with Ken about his eCommerce business so far, the steps he took to balance his full-time job and business prior to firing the man, and the freedom of having control of his own time. He also shares this one regret in starting a business. What do you think is that regret? Let’s listen to Ken’s Firing the Man journey to find out! [00:01 - 03:51] Opening Segment [03:52 - 11:07] Before Firing the...

Duration:00:28:14

Francois Jaffres from Noviland - Get Your Physical Product Sourcing Blackbelt

3/2/2021
Episode 62 Francois Jaffres is a blackbelt in product sourcing. We have him in today’s episode to talk about his company, Noviland, and learn product sourcing tips that can elevate our businesses. Among other things, we have also discussed China and other potential manufacturers, common mistakes that Amazon sellers make, and the traits that separate successful entrepreneurs from the average ones. Let’s listen to Francois and learn from a product-sourcing blackbelt! [00:01 - 07:40] Opening...

Duration:00:48:13

Demystifying Debt with Commercial Lender David Kennedy

2/23/2021
Episode 61 Not all debts are created equal. There's good debt that can grow and scale your business and there's bad debt that can drive it to bankruptcy. David Kennedy of Parkside Financial joins us in this episode to tell us the risks and rewards of debts. If deployed correctly, debt can be a great investment for businesses. They just need to identify what assets they should have and the specific situation they need to be in before going to the bank and borrowing money. Let’s listen to...

Duration:00:39:08

DAVID FIRED THE MAN! - Goal Setting, Planning, and Execution of His Freedom Plan

2/16/2021
Episode 60 It’s official. David has fired the man. In this episode, David will talk about his rollercoaster journey in the last four years and the satisfaction that comes with arriving at the destination. This is a must-listen for those still in the “grind stage” and those who have not started their journeys yet. This is coming from two normal guys who just wanted to support ourselves and our families. We were also uncomfortable at first, probably just like you are right now. But we never...

Duration:00:23:11

Selling Your Amazon Business with Kevin Flaherty from Thras.io Deal Team

2/9/2021
Episode 59 In this episode, Kevin Flaherty from Thras.io joins us to talk about how his company acquires third-party businesses in the Amazon space. In 2020, Thras.io was named the “fastest profitable U.S. company to ever reach a $1 billion valuation.” Before joining Thras.io, Kevin worked as an analyst at Advantage Capital where he would work on providing capital to both start-up and expansion state companies to create growth and strong returns for investors. Let’s listen to Kevin and...

Duration:00:38:17

Joel Bower on Getting Intentional with Your Time

2/2/2021
Episode 58 Today, we have an awesome guest to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and share the tips that helped him along the way. Joel Bower is the co-founder and owner of Owning the Edge, a high-end consulting and intimate mastermind business, helping established entrepreneurs and executives get personalized advice and training they need to replace cookie-cutter solutions that simply don’t work for growing businesses. Listen to Joel and learn the tricks to get intentional with your...

Duration:00:42:05

Raising the Bar with our 2021 Goals

1/26/2021
Episode 57 In this episode, we are going to talk about the goals that Ken and I set for 2021. From 15,000 to 30,000 emails? Why not 50,000? Buying an existing company or starting from scratch? We have set goals this year based on the lessons we have learned and the experiences we have gone through last year. We are sharing all these goals with you to remind us that 2021 is the year of Firing the Man. Let’s jump into the episode and raise the bar with our 2021 goals! [00:01 - 03:44]...

Duration:00:33:53

Negotiating with Suppliers like a Pro!

1/19/2021
Episode 56 If you are at the stage of your e-commerce business where you want to talk with suppliers, this episode is for you. Today, Ken and I will drop a lot of golden nuggets you can pick up to turn into a pro negotiator. Based on our experience, negotiations don’t have to be purely business-related. After all, you’re still talking with people who are only living within a different culture and working with their own set of goals. Let’s dive right in and learn how to negotiate with...

Duration:00:32:34

2020 Goals - A Year in Review

1/12/2021
Episode 55 In this episode, we review our 2020 goals. If you are a new member of Firing the Man Nation, you might want to check out Episodes 6 and 25 where we set our goals and checked their progress. We discuss the lessons learned in accomplishing these goals, whether we were successful or not, and are able to come up with valuable insights that we will carry this new year, 2021. Let’s dive right in and join us in Firing the Man! [00:01 - 03:38] Opening Segment [03:39 - 10:49] Learning...

Duration:00:29:42

Top 5 Strategies to Implement on the Front-End of Starting a Business

1/5/2021
Episode 54 Start the year by turning that idea in your head into a business. Contrary to popular belief, starting a business can be quick and easy. You can even start within 10 minutes. If you’ve been thinking about starting a business for a while now, you’ve probably read this suggestion many times: do your due diligence. However, it’s hard to do your assignment if you don’t know the questions at all. That’s what this episode is all about. Let’s dive right in and learn our top 5...

Duration:00:23:35

Top 5 Episodes in 2020 - A Year in Review

12/29/2020
Episode 53 Here’s an appreciation episode for the beloved members of Firing the Man Nation. Today, Ken and I will talk about our top 5 episodes of the year. The top 5 includes two interviews with two amazing entrepreneurs, one book review, and two discussions that will surely add value to your e-commerce career. If you are here for the first time, we suggest that you start with these episodes. Let’s dive right in and listen to Firing the Man’s Top 5 episodes of 2020. [00:01 - 02:29]...

Duration:00:17:24

Beginner's Guide to Building an Email List

12/22/2020
Episode 52 Today, Ken and I will talk about building an email list. Ken started 2020 with zero emails. Fast forward to Q4, he has 15,000 emails and counting. He used several online apps and services to reach that number, alongside other creative tactics that you can also apply on your business. You will learn about giveaways, lead magnets, email open rates, and more! Let’s jump into the episode now and learn from this Beginner’s Guide to building an email list. [00:01 - 01:53] Opening...

Duration:00:31:27

E-commerce Coaching Call with New Amazon Seller, Kiefer Hogge - Part 2

12/15/2020
Episode 51 This is Part 2 of our e-commerce coaching call with Kiefer Hogge, a new seller who joins Amazon. This time, we will discuss leveraging social media platforms and photography in the product launch, targeting a realistic best seller rating, and many more! Listen to Part 1 to know more about Jungle Scout, Fulfillment by Amazon, and packaging and product listings. Now, let’s jump into the episode and learn with Kiefer how to navigate the Amazon world better! [00:01 - 07:07]...

Duration:00:24:55

E-commerce Coaching Call with New Amazon Seller, Kiefer Hogge - Part 1

12/8/2020
Episode 50 This is Part 1 of our e-commerce coaching call with Kiefer Hogge, a new seller who joins Amazon. We will talk about specific Jungle Scout criteria you should consider and why you should not do them first, the best practices to receive a Fulfillment by Amazon, and the importance of packaging and product listings. Let’s jump into the episode and learn with Kiefer how to start your Amazon career! [00:01 - 06:09] Opening Segment [06:10 - 16:11] 24-Month Timeline [16:12 - 27:19]...

Duration:00:39:00

Interview with Yoni Mazor from GETIDA

12/2/2020
Episode 49 In this episode, we will interview Yoni Mazor, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Getida, a fast-growing cloud-based technology company that provides state-of-the-art reimbursement recovery solutions for Amazon sellers. He will tell us how Getida started and share with us some tips to be successful entrepreneurs in the e-commerce industry. Let’s jump into the episode and learn more about getting reimbursements from Amazon! [00:01 - 06:08] Opening Segment [06:09 - 16:36]...

Duration:00:38:12