Welcome to my new and updated Amazing Selling Machine review of 2018!
After looking at this product over the past 3 years, I was pleasantly surprised to see that Amazing Selling Machine (ASM) continues to improve upon their educational program to teach you to sell on Amazon.
Another important factor that every reputable online training program has is… some form of Community Support.
And ASM has awesome Community Support.
I admit, I was a bit tough on ASM in this review when I first looked at the program, but after having a family friend take this course, I’ve changed my outlook on Amazing Selling Machine.
After taking this course, which took him 3 months to complete while working a full time job, he now has a business that is doing incredibly well.
He’s on track to make $500,000 per year and has made over 17K/month over the last 2 months.
He’s created his own brand name product and sales are on the rise…
Not only that, his minister (who recommended the program to him) made over 1.2 Million last year from his Amazon product using the guidance of ASM.
So there’s HUGH POTENTIAL working with this Amazing Selling Machine course.
And there’s NO DOUBT that their training works!
Below you’ll find some of the topics we’ll discuss in this review:
- Is Amazing Selling Machine worth the price?
- Can you make your money back?
- Is the information up-to-date?
- Do they offer quality support?
- Is the community helpful and engaging?
- Can you really make $100,00/month by following the training material?
Just a quick heads up; eCommerce businesses can be extremely profitable, and there are tons of people who see success with this business model.
Speaking of eCommerce…
I actually worked with Amazon’s FBA program for 6 months and netted over $1,500 a week (on my own).
I followed some basic training and I took care of all the details on my own.
I imagine my results could have been even better if I did follow a proper training course and had a community of eCommerce enthusiasts supporting me.
And this is really where Amazing Selling Machine comes into play.
They give you a structured system to follow that also has great support.
Amazing Selling Machine: What You Need to Know
I’ll cut to the chase, this is an expensive program.
Most people are quick to assume it’s a scam because of the price-tag!
ASM is not a scam and although the price tag is higher than other Amazon Selling programs, it’s definitely worth it.
Videos, Hand Holding, and Community Support!
Trial and error works great with some things, but if you are serious about making money with eCommerce, it’s great to have someone (who’s had success) guide you through the process.
But before you dive into the course, there are a few things that you need to know!
For starters, it’s not for everyone.
Some people thrive with eCommerce businesses while other people end up pulling their hair out trying to deal with all the little technical details.
If that applies to you, no worries, there are still plenty of other ways to make money online.
Another point worth mentioning is eCommerce businesses often requires a larger investment.
One common mistake people make when it comes to eCommerce businesses is they order way too much stock and end up not being able to sell it.
To avoid this problem, take it a step at a time.
Test the market. Order small. You’ll avoid a lot of problems.
So without further delay, lets take a look at this Amazing Selling Machine course.
Amazing Selling Machine – Product At A Glance
Product Name: Amazing Selling Machine
Price: Varies per product launch: Currently with ASM8 it was $3,997 or 5 payments of $997 (total of $4, 985)
Owners: Matt Clark & Jason Katzenback
Overall Ranking: 90/100
Verdict: Excellent Training
An updated version of Amazing Selling Machine (called Amazing Selling Machine 8) was released on a limit.
The course is now open to all as of January 2018 though, so you don’t have to wait for the release of their course.
ASM received numerous requests to have their Amazon training program open year around.
There are also events hosted by members of the community. In most cases, these are walk-in seminars that you have to attend in person.
Tickets for these summits are; Standard Ticket starting at $497 and Growth Ticket at $744.
Quick Note on the Seminars: The prices change as the occupancy goes up. So early bird get the worm here. New members are offered early bird pricing and then the prices go up from there.
So if you want to get in on a Seminar, get in asap to save some money. You will also have to travel to a physical location to participate.
Nuts and bolts of the course, a dynamic training program for $3,997 you get…
- 8 week video training course
- Recommendations to tools for building, growing and streamlining an Amazon business
- Lifetime membership to the Amazing Selling Machine community and forum
Does Amazing Selling Machine Work?
Yes it does, but you have to work hard at it.
ASM will provide you with the tools, training and support, but it’s up to you to take action and make it work.
One thing I know about e-commerce businesses is they can explode under proper management.
When I was involved with selling on Amazon, I was earning over $1,500 a week.
So, technically, I could have paid off an Amazing Selling Machine investment in a couple of weeks.
I was earning that much without an Amazing Selling Machine membership, but eventually my business crashed and burned.
I didn’t have the guidance to perform my business properly.
But like I said earlier, a family friend of mine did buy Amazing Selling Machine.
I assumed my friend made a mistake and wasted his money.
Some time passed, and I heard some interesting news from my friend who bought the course.
He told me he built a business that brings in over $17,000 a month by following this Amazing Selling Machine course.
I was shocked.
I didn’t think the program would be worth the investment.
I was worried he would fall into debt, but the opposite happened.
There were a couple things that my friend told me that stuck out in my mind that you need to know.
- ASM does a great job of walking you through the process through the video training’s.
- If he didn’t have the videos to follow, he does not think he would have ever completed the course. This compares to buying a book to follow (discussed below).
- He felt the biggest factor in having success is based upon the Product You Sell.
- He also said that you DON’T need to have an idea for a product before you begin with ASM. They guide you through this process.
What if You Don’t Have Money to Invest?
If you don’t have that $10,000 laying around, don’t sweat it.
You can get started with a small budget.
Or if you really want an Amazing Selling Machine membership there is always the payment plan option they offer.
But if you do have that kind of money to invest…
And you have a passion for e-commerce businesses and don’t mind dealing with shipping and other issues, I say it’s an excellent idea.
But enough about the price, what exactly is inside the member’s area?
What Will ASM8 Teach You?
Amazing Selling Machine teaches you the principles of eCommerce business and drop shipping.
The idea, in a nutshell, is to find light-weight products that you can buy wholesale and sell on Amazon or eBay for a nice markup.
Below are the steps outlined in the Amazing Selling Machine training material:
- Find hot products using websites like Amazon.com, Walmart.com, Terapeak.com, & Aliexpress.com.
- Find smaller and light weight products (to reduce delivery expenses) that are also Hot Sellers.
- Locate reliable Chinese suppliers using Alibaba.com, Dhgate.com, or Rakuten.com.
- Get 10 – 12 suppliers to send you samples.
- Beat the out of, I mean test your samples for strength and durability.
- Place the MOQ (Minimum Order Quantitly).
- Send your order into Amazon FBA program and let Amazon do the rest.
This is essentially the nuts and bolts of Amazing Selling Machine’s course.
The content is delivered by training videos or live seminars (we’ll talk about that a little later).
Sounds great, right?
And it is, Amazon is awesome to work with and acts as the perfect drop-shipper.
In many instances, their shipping charges are cheaper than USPS/UPS/DHL/etc.
Plus the Amazon marketplace is ginormous (is that really a word? – it is now!), so your chances of selling your products are good.
Special Amazon Seller Tip: If you do sell on Amazon or eBay, make sure you request feedback after every transaction, this will build your seller rating and will greatly impact your overall long-term business and sales numbers.
Good ratings are key to building an eCommerce business!
Is Amazing Selling Machine Worth The Price?
I can understand the value that the owners, Matt Clark & Jason Katzenback, place on their Amazing Selling Machine.
Their logic is no different than the value a college or university places on their courses!
If you’re going to gain a career that earns you 70K/year for 30 years, what’s 50K in tuition?
So what’s $3 to $5K to spend on a program that has a huge profit potential of $100K/mo?
Makes sense, right?
The problem is not everyone follows through with the training material, even if the training material is accurate and easy-to-understand.
Not everyone is going to make the big bucks, some may not have success.
That’s part of the risk reward thing and should be completely acceptable to any entrepreneur.
Here’s What I Like:
Here are some things that I like about Amazing Selling Machine…
I know, it’s a more expensive program, but there are some upsides you should know about.
One of the things I loved about the program is it’s not a bunch of training material that bores you to death.
There is the main training course, and then there’s a section where members can engage with one another in the public forum.
Community support is really important, it can provide you with an incredible boost, especially when you’re business is fresh out of the oven.
Most people start out on their own and feel like they need to do everything on their own.
It can be lonely.
It can feel hopeless.
But it doesn’t have to be.
My advice to anyone starting an online business – find a community that supports you.
I promise it will make a huge difference.
When I first started looking for training programs on importation and selling on Amazon, I ran into a man named Skip McGrath (he’s well known as an eBay/Amazon Power Seller).
He offers a great website full of useful information as well as an in-depth training manual called The Complete Amazon Marketing System for $227.
The trade off to ASM… It’s a book.
Very similar information, but like my friend said, he did think he would have followed through or had success using a book.
Amazing Selling Machine’s videos were the key for him.
One more thing I liked about this course is they host real-life seminars, not just webinars.
These are seminars that you can attend in person!
Though the price for a ticket is a bit pricey, the seminars provide you with some amazing networking opportunities.
Besides the main event, mingling with a crowd and getting to know other fellow entrepreneurs can be a life changing event.
What I Didn’t Like…
Now let’s talk about what I didn’t like…
For one, it’s a bit expensive.
Once again, if you can use the information that allows you to build a profitable business, this investment will feel like nothing in the the grand scale of things.
But if you’re tight on cash, I recommend other material.
The hype is a little hard to believe.
I mean, I receive emails in my spam folder that promise I’ll be a millionaire if I click a simple link.
Amazing Selling Machine says you can build a business that brings in over $100,000/month.
It does sound a bit like a scam.
In my opinion, I think the company should cut back a bit on these claims, or at least make them more reasonable.
And yes, there are people who make that kind of money from eCommerce businesses.
As a matter of fact, the potential can be as high as 200 – 300K per month.
E-commerce has one of the highest profit potential compared to other styles of online businesses.
As I mentioned earlier, eCommerce businesses can either work out really well or they can flop!
It is a risk, as is anything in life.
Making sales while sleeping was awesome when I sold on Amazon (now I do it with affiliate marketing).
But dealing with…
- customer returns
- importing errors
- clearing customs,
- not selling all of my merchandise
… were a few of the downsides to importation and drop-shipping with Amazon.
As a matter of fact, I still have a couple hundred iPhone 5/5S cases if anyone is interested – Military Grade & Waterproof Cases 😉
But seriously, I left drop-shipping and selling on Amazon because it can be a risky endeavor.
My last project was going to be Women’s High End Yoga Pants.
Try pricing 6 styles of yoga pants at 4 sizes/style, MOQ of 100 pieces per size/per style at 17.50 per unit.
That’s over $42,000 dollars just for the product.
Then add in the advertising fees, importing duties, etc…
You can see the risk involved.
What happens if women don’t like my Yoga Pants?
Now I’ve got $40,000 dollars of useless Spandex.
If you do have cash to invest and the desire, I think it is worth a shot.
You’ll never know unless you try – Right?
But you have to join the program with the mindset of a winner.
You have to be ready to follow the program to the letter and invest many working hours into the business.
The program will not build the business for you.
It can only show you what to do, it can’t force you to do it.
My suggestion is to join the ASM program only if you are ready to build a business.
But if you don’t want to deal with eCommerce issues, there is an alternative…
Why I Switched to Affiliate Marketing?
With affiliate marketing I can still sell on Amazon – Without Any Of The Risk.
Granted, the profit margins are very different, but there’s very little risk building niche-based websites.
I also can sell practically any brand name product from any company, including brand name products that sell on Amazon or eBay.
Plus I avoid all the problematic issues of importation…
- Cost of Purchasing Products
- Customer Service
- Returns and Exchanges
All I did was learn how to build a website, which is super easy in this day and age – you can build one for free right here (no worries, the hyperlink will pop up in another window and you can check it out later).
I learned how to write quality content that ranks fast in order to build traffic to my site.
I establish trust with my website audience, and then recommend products that I know, support, and apply to my own online business.
The cost of starting the business included my educational program ($30/mo), my domain name ($12/year), and my hosting is included for free in my educational program.
Let’s do the math.
- Educational Program: $30/month
- Domain Name: $12/year
- Hosting: Included for Free.
That’s a total of $372 for one year and my business produces full time income.
I continue to build my online business, my revenue continues to grow on a daily basis.
I prefer less headaches, less risk, and more profit for my time and effort, how about you?
Do You Have Experience With ASM8?
If so, please leave me a comment below, we’d love to hear from you.
Thanks for checking out my Amazing Selling Machine Review, I really hope that it’s giving you a new perspective on importation, drop-shipping, and selling on Amazon.