How To Work From Home Selling On Amazon FBA

Hello! Today, I have an amazing interview to share with you that will show you how to work from home selling on Amazon FBA. I recently had the chance to interview Jessica Larrew of The Selling Family, who explains how this may be a possibility for you. She is a friend of mine and I am blown…

Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Last Updated: April 16, 2024

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Hello! Today, I have an amazing interview to share with you that will show you how to work from home selling on Amazon FBA. I recently had the chance to interview Jessica Larrew of The Selling Family, who explains how this may be a possibility for you. She is a friend of mine and I am blown away by her success!how to sell on amazon fba

The first year that Jessica’s family ran their Amazon FBA business together, working less than 20 hours a week total, they made over 6 figures profit!

If you are looking for a new job or even just a side hustle, this may be something that you want to look into.

Check out the interview below for more information on how to work from home selling on Amazon FBA.

If you want to learn more about starting an Amazon business, I recommend signing up for this free training that will teach you how to sell products on Amazon and make $100 to $500 per day.

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Please give us a little background on yourself, how you started selling on Amazon FBA, and how it’s going for you right now.

My journey to becoming an online entrepreneur was one that had been a dream of mine for a few years, I just wasn’t seriously pursuing it when it really took off. At one point I had a blog about saving money as a twenty-something and I talked about couponing. The couponing actually led to me having a small side income selling on eBay. At that time, I was newly married and in my early twenties. So I was selling simply as a hobby. I liked to coupon and I liked to go to yard sales, so having an outlet for the stuff, that also made money, was a huge bonus. I actually got really good at finding stuff for eBay.

So, when I was let go from my job in 2008 (at 23) I decided to pursue selling online full-time. I had heard of others making a full time income on eBay, so why couldn’t I? That weekend I took my last paycheck and went to yard sales to buy inventory for eBay. I was able to replace my previous income within just a couple of months.

After about a year selling yard sales / thrift store finds on eBay, I really wanted to scale up this business, but the more money I tried to make, the more time I had to spend on the business. Everything I listed had to be done from scratch and I had to ship each and every order myself. I was in a few Facebook groups with other eBay sellers and started to hear talk of people making money on Amazon and not having to do a lot of the work that comes with eBay.

I tried my hand at selling books on Amazon in the summer of 2010 and quickly realized it wasn’t for me. But later on in the year, I tried “retail arbitrage” (which I will cover in the section) on Amazon and was HOOKED! I was selling stuff that I bought from a regular store and Amazon was doing all of the individual order processing. It was fabulous.

From that point, I knew that selling on Amazon was what I would be doing for a long time, and could make good money at. So I made it my mission to make enough to replace my husband Cliff’s income so he could be at home with me and our brand new baby! It was almost exactly 1 year to the point that he was able to quit his job (that he hated). When he left his job, I had replaced the almost $5,000/month that he was making working 40+ hours a week. And I was only working at night and weekends when he was able to be home with our son.

Our first full year of selling together full time, we brought in almost $300,000 in sales. Netting us close to $100,000 in profit. What a life changing year that was for us. We were living the dream (and still are) of working from home, and spending quality time with our son.

It has now been over 5 years for me being full time as an online entrepreneur and I love it more every day. Our Amazon business has definitely transformed over the years as we get into new niches and find new ways to get inventory. But the basis of it all is still pretty much the same. Buying stuff on discount, and reselling it for a profit. Our goal has never been to be the biggest Amazon sellers out there, so we like to maintain the income of a few thousand dollars a month and then we really go into hustle mode for the fourth quarter where we can usually make $25,000+ in just a couple of months. This really holds us over the rest of the year so we don’t have to spend too much time on the business.

What exactly is an Amazon FBA business? Can you explain this more for those who have no idea?

You know, it’s funny because even after 5 years of doing this, I have a hard time explaining what it actually is 🙂

Basically, you have an online store, that is ran by Amazon. You are in charge of finding your own products to sell. That is what differentiates you from other sellers.

Once you have inventory to sell. That is sent to an Amazon fulfillment warehouse, where they will store it for you until it sells. Once the product has sold on the Amazon website, the warehouse employees pack that item into a shipping box and send it off to the customer. If the customer needs help with their order, they ask Amazon.

If you are a buyer on Amazon, you may or may not have even noticed that there are multiple sellers on the items you are looking at purchasing. Anytime that an item says sold by anyone other than Amazon, it is a 3rd party seller like me. That’s why there are often multiple prices for each item. The ones that say “sold by xyz and shipped by Amazon” are sellers who are using the FBA (Fulfillment By Amazon) system. If a seller is using the FBA program, all of our items become available for prime shipping. Meaning anyone with a Prime account gets free 2 day shipping. This is a huge advantage as a seller!

The reason that it is so appealing to sell on the Amazon site, rather than starting your own ecommerce site is you get to use the credibility and advertising that Amazon already has. They spend a lot of money to bring customers to their platform and once buyers buy, they become very loyal!

People with start selling on Amazon FBA can grow a business without having to have employees or warehouses or anything like that, because Amazon does the heavy lifting!

The way we run our FBA business is by doing something called “retail arbitrage”. We buy products from retail stores and then resell them on Amazon. Filling in the gap of products that Amazon does not have in stock, but people want. There are other ways to source inventory, but that is our focus and what we teach as the best way to get started.

What stores do you typically go to?

During the main part of the year, we source (find inventory) in a couple of different ways. The main one is that we buy from local “liquidation stores”. These are discount retailers where we buy products the manufacturers no longer want to sell. So we get them at a discount. So, Big Lots or Grocery Outlet would be examples. The products are discounted and we are able to resell them at or above the old “retail” price, while still making a profit.

We also do some sourcing from retail stores. With retail stores we focus on items on clearance. We love to shop at Drug Stores and buy off of the clearance rack. If we can buy something for 75% off and then sell it for the retail price, we end up making about 2x our investment in profit. My favorite drug stores are Walgreens and Rite Aid.

How do you choose what to buy?

We use a scanning app on our phones (need to have an Amazon seller account to use them, but Amazon Seller is one). We scan the barcodes on products that are discounted. The app will then tell us how much it is selling for on Amazon, what the best sellers rank is, how many people are selling it and some other things. This will let us know if that product is profitable because it will show how much we would receive as a “payout” if the product sold. We can add the cost of our item and it will calculate it including our cost, so we can see the profit on the item as well.

Once we know if a product is profitable, we are able to make a choice if it is something we want to sell or not. There are times when something is profitable, but Amazon is selling it. We don’t like to compete with them, so we may pass. Or, an item may be profitable, but have a really high rank, so we don’t get it. There are a lot of little things that go into the decision making process, but those are the basics.

How are items priced?

Since most of the products that we sell are already being sold on Amazon by other people, we try to price competitively with them so we will get sales as well. Amazon has what is called a buy box, which is the seller being featured at the time you look at the item. The seller will rotate with other sellers so that everyone in a price range will be featured and get sales. So, we don’t want to price so high that we get moved out of the rotation. We also don’t want to come in too low, and price others out of the rotation. If we do, they would have to lower their price and then it just starts a downward price spiral. Good for the customer, bad for the sellers.

The pricing decision really happens when we make the initial purchase. We know from the app that we can make a profit at the current price. If not, we don’t buy. If we can, then we price at that same price.

How much can a new Amazon FBA business owner expect to make? How much can a person expect to make around one year after they start?

This question is a little tricky, because it isn’t like a job where you can set an hourly wage, work a certain amount of hours and then get paid that amount.

With selling on Amazon FBA, the amount of money that you make is going to depend mostly on how many items you are selling. In order to sell items, you have to purchase them with “out of pocket” money. So, a seller who comes to Amazon and starts investing thousands of dollars right away into inventory will be making more money than someone who only has hundreds of dollars to invest.

One way to estimate how much you will make is to take your starting investment amount. If you don’t take a profit out of the business in the first 3 months, and keep reinvesting the money after products sell, you should start to consistently make that much in profit and be able to take it out of the business after the third month. You would reinvest money from sold items, and have profit. If you need to pull profits out right away, it gets trickier and takes a lot more time because you are pulling out money and waiting for things to sell.

What do you like about selling on Amazon FBA?

My absolute favorite thing about selling on Amazon FBA is that it gives me the freedom to choose when I want to work, and how much money I want to make. If I want to spend a lot of hours and money buying more and more inventory, I can do that. Then I will make more money. If I want to work fewer hours, and only buy certain amounts of inventory. I get more time with my family, or to do other things I enjoy.

We really hustle in the 4th quarter so that we can take a lot of time off in the rest of the year. So we choose when and how we want to grow the business.

There is no one telling me what I have to do or when. As long as I am following the rules Amazon has in place, I am good to go. No boss, or time clock to punch.

This is also something that our whole family can do together. My husband and I source for products together. Our son helps us label them (when he feels like it). I work the computer, and Cliff does the packing. Sometimes even my mom helps us out when we have a lot to do.

How can a person start their Amazon FBA business?

This is probably one of the easiest businesses to start. In terms of money needed and supplies. We have a 3 part video series that is free that will help people understand all of the basics of this business. Help them find some items in their house that could possibly be resold on Amazon and then getting set up with a seller’s account.

The three main aspects of getting started are setting up your seller account. Finding inventory to sell on Amazon. And getting those products listed and shipped to Amazon.

If someone wants to test out how it works, they can grab some new in box items from their house and type them into the Amazon website to see what they are selling for on Amazon. It’s always surprising how much new stuff most people have in their homes. It can often be sold for the regular price paid and sometimes even more.

Then you would set up an Amazon seller account and send those products to the warehouse.

If you want to try the process out in a store, you would need to set up a seller account on Amazon and then download the Amazon Seller app. Check out items in the clearance aisles and see what they are selling for on Amazon by scanning the barcodes into the app.

How much does it cost to start this type of business and how much on a monthly basis to maintain it?

The cool thing about selling on Amazon is someone can start with very little money to invest. An “ideal” situation would be about a $1,000 to invest. That would get a great training course like ours, some tools to start off with and inventory. Of course, a training course is optional, it just helps save time and hurdles along the way 🙂

The main expenses you incur are:

  • Inventory – you spend as much as you want. What you invest will determine how much you make. The types of products you get and their ROI (return on investment) will affect the speed at which you are seeing profits.
  • Scanning App – there is a free app you can use when just getting started and we show how to use it in our course. But, it really isn’t made as a scanning app per se, so I recommend upgrading to a paid app as soon as you can. The speed at which you can scan products, makes up for the price you would pay. $10-$50/month
  • Amazon Pro Merchant Account – this is an optional setting on your account. You need to have it in order to use 3rd party services with Amazon, like having a paid scanning app for example. This eliminates one of the fees that Amazon charges on all orders. That fee is $.99, so if you sell more than 40 items a month, it is actually saving money instead of costing money. $40/month
  • Shipping Supplies – There are bare necessities like boxes, packing tape, product labels and shipping labels that you have to have in order to send products to Amazon. The recurring need once you had the basics, could be less than $10/month for supplies like this.

There are other services that can be used in the business that are subscription based, but they are not necessities and you can run the business without them. I love using tools to make life easier, so as people start to make more profits I recommend adding in tools to help increase productivity.

Lastly, are there any other tips that you have for someone who wants to try selling on Amazon FBA?

Amazon is talked about in a way that makes it sound like it could be too good to be true. Even I said here that it is one of the easiest businesses to start. But the thing is, it takes a lot of dedication to make this business be profitable. You don’t need a lot to get started, that’s the easy part.

We get emails from people who decide after just a few days that this is too much work. It’s really important to see this as an actual business. It’s not a make money online type business where you put up a site and are done. Inventory has to be sent to Amazon all the time, in order to be selling all the time.

You can get to the point where you have systems down and don’t have to put in as much effort as you do in the beginning. But it takes time to get there. The outcome is totally up to the seller. If you want to make a few hundred dollars a month, you can do that with just a few shopping trips and sending things in once a week or so. If you want to make thousands of dollars, it’s going to take more hours.

So, just go into this knowing that it is a real WORK from home business!

Also, I mentioned above that there are many ways to run an FBA business and that can often be overwhelming to people as they get started. If you find yourself spending more time researching different ways to do things, and no time actually doing them, just pick the way that sounds the most appealing to you. If that doesn’t work after a decent amount of time THEN try another way. But, don’t try them all at once.

The reason we teach retail arbitrage is because it has the lowest barrier to entry. It’s how we grew our business and a main way we source today.

Now, I know you offer products to help others create successful Amazon FBA businesses. What can a person learn from your products? Can you tell us about some of the people who have successfully purchased one of your products?

We have one main course that is for people who want the quickest way to start an Amazon business, without any of the guesswork. That is our Amazon Boot Camp. We take you from point A – the idea of having an Amazon business. To point B – having sales on Amazon. We even take you past that point and cover things that come up after your first sales. The goal of the course is to make sure you have a solid understanding of the way things work and have a great foundation to build on. Sellers come to us sometimes after having just tried to figure it all out on their own, and are surprised at the things they just didn’t know. You don’t know what you need to know right?

We cover everything from account set up. Using scanning apps and knowing how to read the information. Finding products to sell using 4 different methods. Sending your products to Amazon. Account management of your seller account. And more.

We have had people from all different backgrounds and skill levels coming in to our course. One lady we met in person started selling on Amazon simply to be able to buy a new car and pay the payment and the insurance. She met that goal quickly and is actually making a few thousand dollars a month now.

Another mom wanted to pay her daughter’s college tuition, and didn’t know another way. So she started selling on Amazon FBA and was able to pay that almost $1,000 a month payment just with her Amazon earnings. Then she stopped when her daughter graduated.

We also have students who have been with us over a year now and are making well over $100,000 a year by selling on Amazon FBA.

Now that our course has been around for a couple of years, it is cool to see that people have replaced their old incomes and quit their past jobs. And some of our students make way more than we ever have on Amazon.

Our youngest student was still in high school when he started selling on Amazon FBA, and the oldest I know of is a man in his late 70’s. So, it is really awesome how this has impacted people from so many different walks of life.

Once someone is established and making money on Amazon, we have courses that will help them expand into many different niches and ways of doing business.

If you want to learn more about starting an Amazon business, I recommend signing up for this free training that will teach you how to sell products on Amazon and make $100 to $500 per day.

I hope all of you enjoyed this interview! At over 3,500 words, it is a long and informative one. Are you interested in learning how to work from home selling on Amazon FBA? Do you want to learn how to sell for Amazon from home?


Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Author: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

Hey! I’m Michelle Schroeder-Gardner and I am the founder of Making Sense of Cents. I’m passionate about all things personal finance, side hustles, making extra money, and online businesses. I have been featured in major publications such as Forbes, CNBC, Time, and Business Insider. Learn more here.

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  1. I’ve been hearing so much about this type of business and have been very curious. Thanks for interviewing someone and giving us this great info.

    blessings,
    Shan Walker {The How to Guru}

  2. This is awesome! It’s crazy how many people just make up jobs and become really successful at it.

    1. Right? I LOVE this. So motivating.

      1. Sarah

        Love love this read. I feel like I have all the tools and ready to go. However, in order to start FBA, do I have to have an LLC or my own company website or are neither of those required?

  3. Thanks for being so comprehensive and thorough in this. Most of all, I really admire how she finds a needs and fills it. The more I follow other bloggers and read success stories like this, that seems to be the key. Very inspiring way to start a Friday!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post Penny. It is true in any business that people are willing to pay when you offer them either something they can’t get somewhere else or a convenience.

  4. Amy @ DebtGal

    What a fantastic business set-up!!

  5. We’ve done some research on setting up this kind of business. I’d love to get into it, but I think I’ll have to wait until we move. We live in a very rural area, so options for finding stock are VERY limited. We might be moving to a bigger city in the next year or so, and then I think it’d be great to set aside some start up cash and see what I can make out of it! Great post. I appreciate how thorough it is.

    1. Todd Rosenthal

      Christine,

      I’ve been an Amazon FBA seller for two years now and I often find my products online. The selling family also has lists that you can subscribe to and they do the sourcing for you. Give it a shot, some sellers never even walk in a store and make tons on Amazon.

      have a great Friday!

      1. Hey Todd! Nice to “see” you over here. I was just going to recommend online sourcing 🙂 It is such a good way to run this business without having to leave the house!

      2. TP

        Where can I find this list you are referring to?

  6. What a timely post! I’ve been slowly building a site as an Amazon affiliate. I’m nowhere near done with it, but I’m really enjoying learning how to set it up. Maybe I’ll look into FBA as well!

  7. Wow, I wondered what all the fuss was about, but this really showed me why selling on Amazon can be enticing. I appreciate how you constantly showcase different side hustles and explain them for newbies!

  8. Natasha

    Fascinating interview! I love how people are so creative and find ways to make a living exactly how they want. This is invaluable information. Thank you.

  9. This is a great interview. I, too, know a couple of people who are into the Amazon FBA and they make decent amount of money from it. It takes time, practice, and patience to make money from Amazon FBA. As always, there is a learning curve on this side of the business. But once you get a handle on it, everything else is easy.

    I initially wanted to do the Amazon FBA but I like writing so I decided to go with blogging. May be later, I will re-visit Amazon FBA.

    1. Hey Allan, I know a lot of bloggers who also run Amazon part time. Just to supplement the blogging income while it is growing.

  10. We would love to work with you if you decide to join. Let me know if you have any questions about the course or business model 🙂

    1. Maria

      I’m interested to know more about this opportunity I’m an in home Stay mom , thanks

  11. Thank you, this is awesome!

    I’ve been in eCommerce for over 10 years and just recently shut down my eBay store – plummeting traffic and sales and escalating complexity meant it just wasn’t worth the effort any more.

    Amazon FBA has only just become an option for those of us on the other side of the Pacific and this article has motivated me to start looking into it as a serious proposition. So a huge thanks for all the info.

    What’s the line in Sound of Music? When a door closes, somewhere a window opens.This looks like a *huge* window.

    Best of luck for your continued success!

  12. I keep hearing about retail arbitrage, so very interesting. Thanks for posting about this, I’ve been keen to understand what all the talk was about and why it seems to becoming more popular. I wonder if Amazon can take products in from another country and whether that’s cost effective. I used to run a kickboxing importing business but the market here in NZ is quite small. It would’ve been good to use Amazon and get exposure to a bigger market

    1. Hey Llyod,

      Many people bring products from other countries and sell it on Amazon. If you brand it for yourself it is called “Private Label” and has made some people a ton more money on Amazon than we are making. We have some bonus information about this in our course as well.

  13. Dahianna

    I’m new on here! Wow! Ive been a SAHM for about 6 months and don’t know how much longer I will be able to stay home with my babies (6 month old twins and a 4 yr old) since it means my hubby has 2 work 2 jobs. This sounds like a great idea, though I just wouldn’t know where to start…I need to keep investigating. Thank you so much for posting this Michelle!

    1. My son was a baby when I was first really getting going on Amazon. Totally doable with the babies. Just takes some extra patience for sure.

  14. Ree Klein

    I’m so impressed by what Jessica has accomplish. I first heard of her via a Smart Passive Income podcast recorded two years ago. That inspired me to try retail arbitrage. I found it far too labor intensive for me and discovered private labeling, which suits my style far better.

    I want a freedom lifestyle and the ability to travel. Having to source, package and ship weekly doesn’t fit my personal goals but I know many people are very successful with retail arbitrage.

    Anyway, just wanted to say “thanks!” to Jessica for opening my eyes to the possibilities of selling on Amazon.

    1. Hey Ree, You know that I didn’t know you got started because of the podcast! And you are totally thriving now. Great job! Let’s connect 🙂

    2. TP

      @Ree will you share your tactics and how to get started for the private label options

      1. Ree Klein

        Hi TP, I share my private label journey on my blog along with details on my strategy, successes and, of course, failures. Click my name above or the link below the comment to get to the blog. Would love to see you there 🙂

  15. I should add this to my post today! haha. I haven’t done it before, which is why it’s not in there already. But I’m a big advocate of doing anything from home to make money. The freedom is unlike anything else!

    1. I just added a link to this post!

    2. Hey Natalie,

      If you would like any more information, just let me know. Thanks for sharing on your post.

  16. Renee Reseller

    I LOVE amazon FBA! I need to ramp my own personal one up though. I tend to slack on it lol

  17. Esteban

    Quite intriguing.
    I never knew about this possibility.
    Crazy how many different ways you can make money online these days.

  18. Nancy

    Amazing what can be found via Pintrest – like this awesome post! I knew people sold items on Amazon just never knew how. This is really something that looks interesting and a great way to make some side money (hubby should be retired but I haven’t been able to find a job). I really think I am going to scout around some local stores for some bargains to get started. I’ve also signed up for you newsletter 🙂

  19. Rebecca

    Wow, what an incredible way to earn money from home! I would have never thought of something like that. Thank you for posting this inspiring and informative interview, Michelle! It’s great to see people finding unique careers that work for them and succeeding!

  20. tony

    I am a newbie in selling Amazon. Thanks for all your information. I will try the scanning app to find profitalbe items to sell.

  21. I am so excited to get my amazon fba business running. Its been almost 2 months since I started the journey and my products are being manufactured now in china. Hopefully ill be selling and making some money in a few months. 🙂

  22. Gerardo

    Could you comment on what will happen if nobody buys your merchandise or you do not sell all your inventory. Thanks

    1. Jenn

      Good question. Im curious too

  23. Joseph Chikeleze

    Thanks for this post sister – making money online is my right . I actually grabbed my cup of coffee from this post. I will use it to work yo see if it works for me.

    Have a nice day!!!

  24. Amanda Kaufman

    Hello,
    I am extremely interested in finding out how to go ahead and get signed up to do this. I have tons of ideas, lots of resources to get inventory, and I think I could really enjoy this! How can I find out more about signing up? Thanks so much for the resource!!!

    1. I really recommend signing up for the course that is mentioned in this blog post. It’s great!

  25. Jennifer

    I love this. I am very interested in knowing more and wayching your videos.

  26. ann

    I am a sweeper, I love to enter sweepstakes and try to win prizes and goodies. I have been an ebay seller for years and have had the ups and downs of it all. I stumbled across the become and Amazon seller idea a few weeks ago and now that I have read your blog I am convinced that God sent me to read this. I have found a new direction to take my income to the next level. Thank you for your indepth information and guidance. Your a blessing

  27. Lauren E

    This has been the most helpful article I’ve read on FBA! I am interested in FBA to try to supplement our income with just a few hundred a month…we both have full time jobs and I would be looking to do just a few shopping trips per month. Is there a certain inventory level or quantity that should be sent in as a first shipment? I have some items but feel like it really isn’t enough…

  28. Emi

    I heard of Amazon FBA programme and also checked once on amazon website but never tried as I was not aware of minimum investment required for starting selling via FBA.

    Thanks for sharing video. I am gonna watch this for more information on same.

  29. Teressa

    Because of tax laws amazon does not allow Louisiana to participate in affiliate program. Do you know if they would allow Louisiana to participate in FBA ???

  30. Angela

    How successful would you say a FBA business be from Alaska? We have always had extra shipping costs to and from the state? Any input?

  31. I’m curious about this! The first two items I tried though, I couldn’t get approved for! One was packaged tea (not expired, packing in place) but because it’s a food item, I am not approved. The other was for a health supplement, also with packaging in place. But I practically have to have an MD to do that! Dittos for a pair of new shoes. What am I doing wrong?

  32. I have been a big fan of The Selling Family for a long time. I started selling through Amazons FBA program a while back. The income I made for the little amount of work I put in helped me pay off my debt and it continues to be a great income stream for me and my family.

  33. $100 000 a year is a success in every language anyway I’m convinced selling at Amazon is not for everyone or am i just not hustling enough.

  34. Hey there, You’ve got done a wonderful job. We’ll undoubtedly digg the item along with

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  35. Lisa

    How do you initially get the items over to the Amazon warehouse and wouldn’t this cost a lot of money and erase profit?

    1. Kim

      Does anyone have an answer to this question, this is important and doesn’t seem to be covered in the article?

  36. Moïse

    I have been interested in this kind of business since a couple weeks. Thank you for delivering such a great post with answers at some questions I’ve been wondering about lately.

  37. Love this! So inspirational. I need to check out more on this and get my side hustle working to become my main hustle!!

  38. Rody

    Hi,Michelle

    Great information’s right here I was wondering if I need to do any legal paperwork, such as a DBA, or LLC, corporation…also, do I need insurance? I need to factor in these costs! Thanks!

  39. Cynthia

    Are their items that Amazon already has that we could sell?

  40. Megan

    How do you handle the sales tax aspect? Is that covered in your training?

  41. Andrew

    The main issue I come across, is that the items that I am looking at selling are thingsi need permission/license to sell.
    is there a way to find out if I can sell my products without permission when AFK/away from the computer?

    1. Alexia

      Amazon has an app called the Amazon Seller app. With this, you can scan items and then based on your account, it will let you know if you are restricted or not. It will also let you fill in how much you pay for an item to be able to see if it’s a good buy.

  42. This is so awesome! I will have to look into this course further!

  43. Cam

    honestly i love you for this i prayed for this type of information

  44. vic

    Do you use a business name or your personal name and social when you started selling.. im a little skeptical putting in my personal info like social security.

  45. I’ve been offered a work from home position as a Customer Service Associate in the Reserve program which is the flex-time position. Am I considered a permanent, part-time employee or a seasonal employee?

  46. jeff chamberline

    I’ll definitely look into this some more.
    It sounds way better than my current job

  47. Sorry to judge.

    Was recommended to read this site and am very sad to see this. I have the belief that buying something cheap then selling it to people for more is unethical. It harms the people who would have bought that product at the lower cost and makes profit by charging people more than the product was worth/intended to sell for. This is ripping people off and is increasing wealth disparity issues. I wish people would focus on getting the cheaper products more available to people at the price it is offered at, like a company that helps the liquidation or outlet stores mail their own products, without increasing the cost of the product to line their own pockets. Sorry to be judgmental, I know what you do is technically “legal”. These approaches to making money just really hurt the heart.

    1. Isn’t this essentially what all stores do? They are buying something for a cheaper price and then reselling it?

    2. Bea

      Well, I don’t know what’s your view about it but this business is basically a whole chain. Brand to distributor to wholesaler to retailer. All have their shares of profit. And for this chain, there is a reason. A brand/manufacturer maybe located in California. How would you know that there is a specific brand which exists ‘there’ unless it won’t come in front of your eyes. Brands ship products in bulk to distributors which are in every state. Distributors ship those to wholesalers which are in every city. Those wholesalers have the duty to put forward the product in front of your eyes in ‘retail stores’ for ‘your’ convenience. And you think that all this shipping, transport, inventory comes without a price in front of your eyes? Obviously one has to pay for all that sweat and blood they went through for you to purchase that product. Disappointed honestly!

  48. Maria Bradshaw

    Hello Mrs Schroeder-Gardner, I love this concept; our country is based on free market. I do have one question: Will I receive payment when Amazon receives my products or after they sell on the Amazon website? and if I have to wait for them to sell and they don’t sell, then what? I plan on watching the video series to get all the details.

    Thanks! Maria

  49. Sierrarose Nelson

    Great Info! I really want to start my only problem is that I don’t have a reliable computer at the moment. I think it would be awesome to work from home an have no employees.

  50. Chuck Rourk

    My wife and I set up an FBA account last year selling used books. It wasn’t going too bad until Amazon decided to restrict FBA selling by 3rd party sellers at the beginning of 2023. 80% of the products we scan through the sellers app are restricted now and “require authorization” (even on inventory we already sold and can’t replenish). And getting authorization is nearly impossible. We put in several requests but all were denied. Sadly, I feel here we are late to the game. There’s too many FBA sellers and this is how Amazon controls their market. Now we are searching for other side gigs to generate money.