Fulfillment by Amazon Poses a Great Option for Those Looking to Break Into Ecommerce

Amazon FBA — “Fulfillment by Amazon” — is fast becoming a buzzword among entrepreneurs. Over the years, there’s been a lot written about Amazon affiliate marketing to help people get started, but not about FBA. What is all the fuss about? Why is there so much commotion about the FBA business model right now?

To put it simply, it could be the future for entrepreneurs. It has never been easier to sell products on a massive, trusted ecommerce platform, and get your fair share of the market. Best of all, you won’t find too many business opportunities out there with this degree of scalability built right into them.

So let’s take a closer look at the FBA opportunity, and how you can create an escape plan for the nine-to-five.

What is Amazon FBA?

The program allows virtually anyone to sell their goods on the Amazon platform. Fulfillment is one of the biggest challenges of any ecommerce business. With FBA, Amazon will store your products in one of its warehouses, ship them to your customers, handle all refunds and returns and provide excellent customer service.

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This does not mean that you don’t have any responsibilities as a seller. What it does mean is that you can free up a lot of time to focus on high-level, value-generating activities such as driving traffic to your product page or optimizing your conversion rate.

Why Amazon FBA is better than an ecommerce store.

Besides the fact that fulfillment is handled by Amazon, there are several more advantages to leveraging FBA. For one, orders placed through Amazon are processed and shipped faster than those sent out from retailers. FBA can help your products gain more visibility in the marketplace, and that can translate into more sales for you.

FBA also makes your products eligible for Amazon Prime free two-day shipping, free shipping and other similar options, which customers love. Finally, one of the biggest advantages of FBA is that Amazon is a trusted brand. It has worked hard to optimize the checkout process and earn credibility with customers. You as a seller get to leverage the reputation of a trusted and well-known company.

 

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How to Boost Self Esteem with Positive Inner Talk

Most people experience negative self-talk that drains energy away, but what if you could use the automated habit of self-talk and program positive ideas that uplift and encourage you.   In this article from the Nero Gym Team, learn how to harness the power of positive self-talk to boost self-esteem.

 

What if your best friend stopped by and told you that you don’t deserve your dream life?

What if she told you that you’re not talented or smart enough to succeed? Or that you won’t ever achieve your goals? Would you keep her around? Hopefully not.

Most likely the only person you’d tolerate this type of talk from is . . .

YOURSELF!

It sounds silly to think of your friends or family members talking to you like that. After all, that’s not how we talk to loved ones.

Here’s the crazy thing: Most of us have internal conversations that sound a whole lot like that terrible theoretical best friend. I’m sure you can think of a time when you felt nervous, and your inner voice (the disapproval of the inner critic) went on and on about what you can’t do, or what you don’t have.

Negative self-talk is no new thing, but the struggle is real and old.

 

Why is the voice inside your head so mean?

Back in the cave days, humans faced more immediate threats to survival. Before in-home security systems, it was up to an individual to avoid being eaten by a tiger or stabbed by a neighboring tribe member. Sensitivity to possible danger often meant the difference between life and death.

Your brain pays extra attention to all potential threats because it wants to keep you safe from physical (or emotional) harm.

Throughout the day, thoughts surface at random, based on past learning and experiences. Sometimes, a negative thought floats by—you can choose to let it pass, or you can fixate on it.

You see, every time a thought enters your mind, you’re either strengthening it or weakening it, because thoughts become neural pathways. Positivity creates positive neural pathways and negativity creates negative neural pathways. Makes sense, right?

Unfortunately, if we don’t silence the mean voice in our heads, we can unintentionally reaffirm a lot of limiting beliefs. The good news is that you can change your thought patterns!

 

Increase your self-esteem and self-awareness with this Innercise®

If you’ve been feeling a little down on yourself lately, this Innercise will counteract your negative self-talk. Just take some deep breaths, and get into a relaxed state, then follow the steps below:

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How to Broadcast Muliti-Camera FB Live

Facebook Live is a great way to connect with your tribe and in this article from Social Media Examiner, see the workflow and tools required to broadcast multi-cam and prerecorded video live on FB.

 

Why Brand Live Videos?

Switcher Studio is a mobile production tool that lets you create professionally branded Facebook Live or YouTube Live videos. You can set up your iOS devices as cameras to offer multiple views of your live broadcast.

To brand your live videosshowcase your logo and share images, links, or video clipswith viewers. The app also lets you include lower-third graphicsadd transitions, and choose from various layouts and angles to make your live videos more visually appealing. During the broadcast, view comments in real time to engage with your audience.

Switcher Studios lets you go live to your Facebook timeline, page, group, or event, or to YouTube. In addition, custom RTMP lets you share to other live-streaming applications including Periscope, Livestream.tv, Twitch, and others.

You can stream live, record, or both. By recording the stream, you can repurpose your content for other social media platforms.

Wicked Sheets uses Switcher Studios to do their Facebook Live broadcasts. In the video below, the countdown at the beginning lets people know they’ll be going live shortly. The title card at the end shares tips about what was discussed during the broadcast.

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Facebook Provides a new “Buy Now” button

Facebook on Thursday confirmed it has begun testing the use of a “Buy” button in news feed ads and page posts. For now, Facebook is testing the Buy button with only a few small and medium-sized businesses in the U.S

“With this feature, people on desktop or mobile can click the “Buy” call-to-action button on ads and Page posts to purchase a product directly from a business, without leaving Facebook,” stated a company blog post today.