If you’re thinking of selling on Amazon, there’s a lot you need to know to really increase your odds of success. Becoming an Amazon merchant isn’t at all like scrounging up loose items from around your home and selling them on your front lawn — the amount of knowledge and skill you need for Amazon is a lot higher and more in-depth. eDesk found the best Amazon FBA courses you can take to help you hit the ground running.
1. How to Make $1,000+ Per Month Selling on Amazon
This course is perfect for those just starting out, as Ryan Grant will teach you exactly what’s in the name: how to make $1,000+ per month selling on Amazon within the first 6-12 months of selling. He emphasises starting small, slowly and simply, offering a foundation that will allow you to scale larger in a sustainable way on your own.
There are eight sections in the course and they cover things like the basics of setting up an Amazon Seller account, sourcing profitable products, how to price them competitively, the best way to send items to Amazon FBA warehouses, and specific buying guidelines.
Ryan also takes a Netflix-like approach by releasing all the content to you at once so you can binge it or digest it in smaller chunks, whatever works best for you. There is a 30-day money-back guarantee if you need to switch directions.
Course Cost: $199 for ‘The Basics’ or $299 for ‘Pro Plan’
2. Amazon Selling Machine
Taught by Matt Clark and Jason Katzenback, Amazon Selling Machine is one of the largest, most popular and best courses you can invest in. Unlike other courses, this one offers a really comprehensive, across the board education in so much of what you need to know about selling on Amazon.
In particular, they focus on private-label branding. Many wannabe sellers think private labelling is simply taking an existing product and putting your own name on it, but there’s so much more to it than that. Matt and Jason will show you the nuances of it so you don’t waste time or money.
And just in case you’re still not sold, they offer a guarantee: for the first 30 days, if you feel the course isn’t right for you, they’ll give you a 100% refund. During those 30 days, you still have full access to everything in the course.
Course Cost: $4,997 (if paid in one installment) or 6 payments of $997
3. Online Retail Mastery
If you’re looking for the opposite of private label branding, then check out Online Retail Mastery from Beau Crabill. He went from being a college kid on an athletic scholarship who dropped out to someone running an Amazon business and pulling in seven figures. It seems as though entrepreneurship was always in Beau’s blood, as the baby-faced YouTube coach got his start in middle school.
Beau’s had experience with highs and lows and doesn’t sugarcoat his mistakes, all so you can learn from them and avoid them. If you’re looking to become an ungated seller with long-term sustainability, with an interest in selling branded items, then this course will most likely fit you. His advice is to not re-invent the wheel and take the path of least resistance, and for him, selling branded items is the route of getting to success.
Like the previous course, there is also a 30-day money back guarantee if you can provide proof you did the course work and it didn’t work for you.
Course Cost: $997
4. Traffic and Profits
For those of you on a really tight budget, you may want to consider Traffic and Profits by Scott Voelker. If his name sounds familiar, that’s because he runs The Amazing Seller podcast. Scott’s course is better suited for existing Amazon merchants looking to take the next step, whether that’s increasing sales volume or opening up more selling channels.
Scott is a really big proponent of not putting all your eggs into one basket, so you’ll learn about different selling platforms and websites (e.g. Amazon, eBay, Etsy and WooCommerce, Shopify and BigCommerce).
There’s currently a waitlist for his course, but you can keep checking back to see when it opens up, or sign up and be notified by email.
Course Cost: $199
5. Ultimate Amazon Seller Course
Phil Covington has a no fluff, no-frills approach in Ultimate Amazon Seller Course, and he warns prospective students right off the bat that they will need to work very hard and not expect success overnight.
If you’re not daunted by that, then the stuff you can expect to learn covers a wide range of topics: sourcing high-revenue products, the concrete steps you’ll need to take in building a sustainable business, how to build successful PPC campaigns, the best ways to structure your business in a tax- and legal-friendly way, and even how to jazz up your website’s UX/UI for better conversions.
Phil offers a 14-day money-back guarantee if you haven’t worked past module W1 in the first 14 days, minus a 15% administrative fee. He also doesn’t cover retail or online arbitrage, preferring to focus on private labelling and wholesaling on Amazon FBA.
Course Cost: $497 for the basic course and going up to $997 for the most deluxe course
An Amazon FBA course is a great way to really learn the ins and outs of what it takes to successfully sell on Amazon, with each course offering some form of a money-back guarantee so you find what works best for you. Once you’ve got your sea legs, the next step is to use eDesk’s Feedback product to help leverage reviews into more sales. And because we also believe you should have financial flexibility, you’ll start off with a 14-day free trial when you sign up now.