When Will You See Results With Amazon FBA?

Vova Even Mar 02, 2024
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  1. Amazon FBA Results Revealed: Timing Unveiled!
    1. The Bottom Line

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Amazon FBA Results Revealed: Timing Unveiled!

Hey there, Amazon sellers and enthusiasts!

Ever wondered just how long it takes to see results on Amazon FBA?

Well, the answer isn't one-size-fits-all, and guess what?

We're about to spill all the secrets!

In this article, I'm gonna dive into the ninth Question out of 10 from a recent video chat with Lucia Cracogna.

Lucia joined me as a representative of all amazing Amazon FBA beginners, and I'm here to dish out the insights and answers that pop up in every beginner's mind.

So, if you've ever found yourself pondering the timeline for Amazon FBA success, you're in for a treat.

For those who love to read rather than watch, I've got you covered.

I've crafted this article in the same easygoing style as our video chat.

But if you're feeling like a visual learner today, you can catch the ninth question here:

And, the entire conversation here:

Now, without further ado, let's jump into the heart of the matter – Question #9 with Lucia, where we unravel the mysteries of the Amazon FBA timeline.

Grab your seat, and let's delve into this insightful conversation!

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Lucia: How long will it take to see results in terms of cash flow?

Vova: Great question, Lucia!

Well, the truth is, if we approach this with a mindset focused on closing all the gaps, creating a solid video, and truly understanding the ins and outs of the business, we're on the right track.

We're not just trying; we genuinely understand as much as we can.

We're always learning – whether it's about inventory management or figuring out how to bring a standout product to the market.

The key is differentiation, offering something people genuinely want.

Here's the kicker: you can even turn on PPC with zero reviews initially, although I know that's a debatable topic.

Sometimes, people suggest getting a few reviews, perhaps even from friends and family.

Now, technically, that's against the terms of service, but honestly, many people go that route.

You can say, "suit yourself," but here's the thing – even without resorting to that, starting with zero reviews isn't the end of the world.

If you've crafted a spectacular listing, something that genuinely addresses the pain points of your audience, you'll still see sales.

Sure, on the first day, the ranking might be slow – it takes the algorithm a bit of time.

Picture it like an algorithm reset every day.

It'll start gradually climbing the ranks automatically because you've covered all the bases – relevant keywords, strategic placement, compelling images, the works.

And hey, you can always kickstart things with PPC, pay-per-click, right on Amazon.

So, once you've set everything up, started PPC, and are getting some sales, the ranking will follow suit over time.

If you have a stellar listing, you can still sell even with zero reviews.

Sure, the conversion rate might not be as high as with a few reviews, and let me tell you, just one review can work wonders.

Seriously, you can Google it – having that single review boosts your conversion significantly.

Now, the magic is in those five stars. Hopefully, not a one-star review; that's a problem.

Personally, I've never bought anything with just one review and a one-star rating.

I think most people feel the same way.

Getting that first review is crucial, and one star can make it challenging to make sales.

Trust is key here, and if that initial review isn't positive, it can be tough.

So, considering the importance of those initial reviews, having a plan in place can be a good idea.

However, there's another strategy – you can drive traffic from other sources.

Picture this: you're launching a new kitchen gadget, like kitchen scissors, and you've done your homework to find a few bloggers willing to showcase it on their channels.

They'll demonstrate it in action and drop a link directly to your product on Amazon.

It's not just limited to YouTube; you can explore platforms like TikTok. Personally, I haven't dabbled in TikTok yet, but we're gearing up to try it soon with a service called BAMbassadors.

Lucia: Yeah, or even Pinterest.

Vova: Exactly, Pinterest is another great avenue.

We've given Pinterest a shot, and it's proven to be a source of organic traffic that actually works.

I'd recommend exploring that avenue.

What's interesting here is that, while creating video content might be a bit more challenging, you can manage Pinterest and pins on your own.

You have the power to create your own page – it might take some time, but you can start this process even before launching your product.

Preparing your Pinterest page in advance is a strategic move.

Building a community around your product is crucial.

Another approach, if you're inclined, is to share your entrepreneurial journey.

I often recommend to many people to start YouTube channels early on.

The landscape is evolving, and documenting your process can be valuable.

You can even showcase your product.

Now, not everyone reveals their products, and I get it.

Having my channel, if I show the product, there might be a surge in clicks, people checking it out, which could impact metrics.

Honestly, that's one reason why I've been cautious about it – maybe I'm wrong.

People might click, and it could impact conversions, potentially affecting rankings.

Maybe I'm off the mark, but my point is, if you build a community around your product, you can share value through community posts, blog posts, or any other means and still promote your product.

Alternatively, as a personal brand, sharing your entrepreneurial journey allows you to connect with your audience, seeking their support to kickstart those initial sales.

Your audience might even be willing to leave a review, especially if it's a genuine request and not a direct ask against terms of service.

So, in essence, the first traffic you'll get is on Amazon – that's where the hot leads are.

While Pinterest is good, keep in mind they might not all be potential Amazon buyers.

I'd say the next day is when you might see those sales, and that's the target you should be aiming for.

Once your product is in, distributed across Amazon FBA warehouses, it's time to kick off your launch.

Having a solid plan is key here.

Learn the ropes of PPC, maybe enlist a few friends and family at the start – just to give it that initial traction.

Whether or not you have reviews, getting those first sales is crucial.

It kickstarts the ranking process, and even with minimal reviews, the flow of sales will gradually build up.

Now, if you're looking to speed up the review process, I've got videos on the channel about product inserts.

I do touch on some gray hat tactics there, but in general, providing excellent customer service and delivering a product that genuinely excites people is the foundation.

However, keep in mind, not every niche is the same.

For instance, not many people might leave a review for something like a coffee cup – even if it's a fantastic cup, because, well, it's just part of the daily routine.

However, if your product holds sentimental value or is particularly unique, that changes the game.

Lucia: Of course.

Vova: That's true!

What I mean is, it needs to resonate with people.

Even with something as routine as coffee cups, you can enhance the experience.

For instance, toss in a note saying, "Thank you for opening me. I wish you a hundred tasty coffee cups."

It's a cute touch, and someone might think, "That's nice," and when you later ask for a review, the chances are higher.

Now, in terms of making money, while you might start seeing sales and even some returns the next day through promotions, transitioning to a point where you're making a sustainable income takes time.

That's why I don't recommend people quit their jobs right away.

You need that cash flow.

Your kitchen scissors might be taking off, but you still need funds to keep things going.

In my case, having a 9-to-5, or more like a 7-to-7 lifeguard job, actually helped.

It provided the financial support needed to launch new products.

Vova: At some point, I decided to take the leap of faith and quit my job.

It was the right time because the business was already up and running, generating about $150 in sales with some profits.

So, while I'm all for embracing the entrepreneur lifestyle, especially when your business is showing promise, I'd say take it easy, especially if it's your first venture.

Give it some time to gain traction before making the decision to quit.

It took a while for me, and it might be different for everyone.

I know people with businesses much larger than mine, yet they still enjoy their 9-to-5 because, well, they like it.

And that's perfectly fine.

But for me, I made the choice to take that entrepreneurial plunge.

Lucia: Well, that's motivating.

Vova: I'm glad you find it motivating.

Yeah, it's definitely doable.

As I mentioned, sales can come in fast.

Take that new product I mentioned earlier, for example.

It's a simple item, costs around one dollar, and we sell it for fifteen dollars.

Even though we didn't put much effort into promoting it yet (as we're currently focused on launching another brand), it already sold eight units in just two weeks.

There's only one review on the listing, and we didn't even emphasize much on this particular product.

It's not even the barbecue season; it's a barbecue-related item.

Each sale gives us an 800% return on investment because it's all organic – no PPC, although I wouldn't recommend skipping on a PPC strategy.

We just launched it, and with the new brand and everything happening in my life, I haven't been able to give it the attention it deserves.

But the point here is that it's selling, there's traffic on Amazon, and that's because the listing is optimized, looks great, and has the right keywords in place.

Lucia: Well, it's good passive income.

Vova: Yeah, sort of.

It's become a bit of passive income now, but again, it's crucial to have a plan in place.

Currently, we're gearing up for a campaign to give it a bit more push in terms of launching and ranking for that specific listing.


The Bottom Line

So, to wrap it up, folks, the key takeaway is that diving into the world of Amazon FBA can be a game-changer, but it's all about the right timing.

Don't rush to quit your day job; give your business the time it needs to bloom.

Building a community around your product, utilizing platforms like Pinterest, and sharing your journey as an entrepreneur can all contribute to your success.

Remember, those initial sales on Amazon are like the spark that lights up the fire.

Keep optimizing your listings, focus on customer service, and with a well-thought-out plan, you'll see those sales rolling in.

And even when things start becoming a bit more passive, it's vital to keep strategizing and giving your listings that extra boost.

Stay positive, stay consistent, and who knows, your next product might just be the next big hit.

Happy selling, everyone!

Table of Contents
  1. Amazon FBA Results Revealed: Timing Unveiled!
    1. The Bottom Line

Disclosure:  Hi! It's Vova :) Some of the links in this article may be affiliate links. I get a commission if you purchase after clicking on the link, this does not cost you more money, and many times I can even get a nice discount for you. This helps me keep the content free forever. For you. Thank you! :)