By Jordan Malik, MBA/MS & Award-Winning Amazon Pro Merchant & eBay Top Seller


Video: Your Questions Answered (Selling on Amazon & eBay)

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Thanks to all the Online Sellers who submitted questions.

I made the video below (with the answers to your questions), totally free for you - over 1.5 hours long! Just CLICK HERE to start it within youtube.

In some parts I mention web addresses,  I listed the corresponding time they are mentioned (hh:mm:ss) below the video (click the "SHOW MORE" link right below the video on the YOUTUBE page)

Enjoy and thanks again! Feedback welcome (email me at 


Your Questions, My Answers - Spring Edition

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Hello, Online Sellers -

We did this a few months ago to rave reviews, so we're doing it again! All this helps you (and it helps me figure out how to help entrepreneurs like you, too!)

 Do you have a question about:
- Earning an income online?
- Growing your online business?
- Selling on eBay?
- Selling on Amazon?
- Starting an online business?
- Offering marketing services locally?
- Selling a specific type of product online?
- How to market a specific product/service online?

Submit them to me at HonestOnlineSelling   @  gmail . com (remove all spaces).

Very soon, I'll post a podcast here (free for you, of course) answering the best questions.

 If you have questions gnawing at you, now's your chance!

Thanks for reading this!

-Jordan Malik, Founder


When 'Poor' Amazon Sales Ranks = Hot + Profitable

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If you sell items on Amazon, you are likely always asking "what's a good Amazon bestseller rank?" when selecting your inventory.

Despite what other 'experts' tell you, the answer isn't definite. Bestseller ranks vary and change widely, and I have discusssed how snobbish sellers are being too restrictive at their own peril. 

Now I've realized that when you find an item to sell on Amazon and it's sold out on Amazon, bestseller rank is almost irrelevant.

Why? When you're replenishing that item that's currently sold out, you're helping meet a customer demand that (typically) far outweighs the current supply on Amazon.

The (typical) result is when you're one of the first (or only) sellers to replenish a sold-out item on Amazon, it gets snapped up right away by an eager buyer.

Examples (with 'Profit Proof'):

> I found this used toy at a thrift store for $3.99, sent it in via Amazon FBA and it sold for ~$19 within a few days. (Sales Rank: 175,000).

> This product (bought for $5.99 at a yard sale) sold for $30 within just a few days. (Sales Rank: 313,00!)

> This toy (bought for $5 at a thrift store) - with a sales rank of 459,000! - sold within a few days for $39.

The common thread for all these items is that before my 'stock' was received at Amazon, they were 'sold out' (Amazon calls it 'Currently Unavailable'.)

Now that I know these items are in short supply on Amazon, I can keep my eyes peeled for them or place a free 'wanted ad' on Craigslist or Freecycle to ask local folks if they have any - used or new - that they'd like to sell (you'd be surprised at how many people respond to such ads).

So next time you're out scouting and you scan an item with a 'poor' bestseller rank, check the # of sellers. You can likely flip the item for a good profit very quickly, especially if you're the only seller of it.

FREE: I go more in-depth with similar Amazon selling strategies with my e-book bundle.

Also FREE: If you haven't sold on Amazon yet, learn how, step-by-step, with this guide.

Do you have an example of a quick-selling product that was previously 'sold out' on Amazon?

Happy selling,



eBay/Amazon Experts Say my "B.L.e.S.H.a." System Works

Skip McGrath's latest free newsletter says my guide "shows examples of how [to find things on ebay] selling for pennies that are actually quite valuable because the seller didn’t know what they had." You can read his entire post here

(I call Skip the 'Godfather of online selling' because he truly is one of the most revered experts for selling anything online, and he's been at it the longest. (Full disclosure: Skip is an affiliate of my B.L.e.S.H.a. guide).

Nathan Homquist's latest Blog post says he has used my B.L.e.S.H.a. strategy to purchase electronics on eBay and then sell them on eBay for double the price. I got my start selling on Amazon with Nathan's free e-guide, and he is one of the major reasons I have made  $105,000 via Amazon FBA in 2011. (Full disclosure: Nathan is an affiliate of my B.L.e.S.H.a. guide).

You can get my "B.L.e.S.H.a." guide here, or just view the video below.