In the fast-paced world of online retailing and Amazon FBA, you need to spend time updating your skills, gathering new information, and finding news sources to help you do this. Trends can come and go in a matter of weeks, hours or even days. You might be grasping at straws trying to stay on top of things.
After all, how do you incorporate all this time needed to research into your already busy schedule? How do you sift through all the murky content to find true, valuable gems of knowledge? Who do you trust?
In this article, we will help you by providing answers to all three of those questions! Today, we will do that by introducing you to podcasts. Podcasts have become an increasingly popular way to source insider information from any number of niches, so it’s only natural that it’s made its way into the Amazon FBA industry too.
So, what are podcasts and how can they help you? Let’s find out by introducing you to the top 5 Amazon FBA podcasts for sellers right now.
What are podcasts?
Think of podcasts as a series of audio tapes by a single author or group that either follow on each other or are all on the same topic. The term “Podcast” is literally a combination of the iPod and broadcasting.
Usually, you will subscribe to an online service or download an app that will distribute the podcast. New audio is released just like new episodes in a TV series. When they come out, everyone subscribed to that series can then download or stream it. In this way, you almost follow it like you would follow a news source on your news feed.
Podcasts have become so popular that there are broadcasters of them in almost every industry. Because they are so easy to make and distribute through platforms such as iTunes, the everyday individual who has experience in a certain field can make their own. Communities usually form around them as people subscribe to their favorite podcasters.
Why should you start listening to podcasts?
It should already be apparent just how convenient and handy podcasts can be! Let’s look at some of the benefits:
- Unlike watching videos or reading articles, you can listen to a podcast to anywhere and at any time without taking up all your attention.
- If you subscribe to good podcasters, they usually release new “episodes” on a regular basis so that you stay up to date with the latest happenings and developments.
- They are very affordable. Many resources are completely free.
- You can listen to them on almost any device that has access to the internet so that your podcast can follow you wherever you go.
As you can see, podcasts are all about convenience. It’s one of the fastest and easiest ways to get great information on whatever niche you are involved in. You probably have started, or are interested in, Amazon FBA because it can free up your time to do the things you enjoy instead of working around the clock. Podcasts are therefore a natural choice.
Top 5 Amazon FBA Podcasts
When it comes to information, you need to trust the source. Not everyone out there is reliable. To help you narrow down the list, here are our top 5 podcasters to listen to for anything Amazon FBA related. You might find that some focus more on certain aspects than others, so take some time and pick one that suits you.
The best way is to start listening to some of their free Amazon FBA podcasts. You can also check out the blogs that usually accompany most of them to see if you find the content helpful. Just click on the title and you’ll be directed to their site.
This podcast is the brainchild of a highly successful player within the Amazon FBA and private-labeling niche, Scott Voelker. He started his podcast at the beginning of 2015 after making a success of his and his wife’s online venture, New Portrait Biz which he expanded with the help of Amazon FBA in 2014.
Since his first podcast in early 2014, he has now racked up an impressive 450+ podcasts. At this rate, you know you’ll always be up to speed with the latest happenings in the industry. We really appreciate that Scott makes a point of interrupting his scheduled talks to address any significant movements or changes in the field.
He also hosts Q&A sessions on a regular basis. So if you have any burning questions, you can ask them straight to the source of all this knowledge. His podcasts focus specifically on those who make use of a combination of Amazon FBA and private-labeling. If you are in this niche, you should find every session informative and on point.
Not only has Jordan Malik interviewed many successful Amazon FBA sellers and affiliate partners but he has also been interviewed by some big names such as The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, and Time. Add to that the fact that he is an award-winning Amazon merchant and best-selling author and that gives him some pretty impressive credentials already.
His podcasts started in 2014. But his history publicizing information on SEO and online selling practices stretches back to 2000. This makes him one of the grizzled veterans of this industry. Granted, Jordan’s website is not the best looking or most modern. However, this shouldn’t discourage you from digging through it for a treasure trove of knowledge.
Malik’s podcasts currently number 119 episodes but combined with all his publications, resources, articles, and affiliate programs, what he has to offer goes way beyond that. He also has a hand in the creation of many software products and tools to aid you in all your e-commerce endeavors.
This podcast by host Manny Coats is named after the cycle of work most Amazon FBA hopefuls wish to escape and signifies how you can earn round the clock with Amazon FBA. Manny Coats has been involved in a number of online businesses since 1999. From TwistedHumor.com, the most visited humor site in the world, to a mobile game development company.
All this experience in business while running aggressive and highly successful SEO campaigns led to Manny’s own Amazon FBA private label company in 2015. He now shares his wealth of knowledge on all things related to running an online business. His topics are varied and interesting, one example being “Top 40 Terms to Know as an Amazon FBA Seller”.
Manny currently has 151 podcast episodes to his name. He regularly features other successful entrepreneurs from his insider circle who are purported to earn between 7 and 8 figures monthly. Additionally, Manny shares his experiences at high-level functions within the industry.
Up until very recently, it was named the Private Label Podcast, so if it sounds familiar you might be thinking of the same thing. Founder Kevin Rize decided to rebrand when he realized what his podcast had become. Due to its success and the number of people who have been involved, the podcast had really developed into a movement.
Kevin’s podcast started in 2015 as a one-man show but now has a whole team of dedicated staff behind it. After capitalizing on the industry’s potential, Rize achieved massive success through his private label venture. He then started The Private Label Podcast to share his knowledge and to create a community who all learn from each other and contribute stories of their own success.
As a private label seller himself, his podcasts target those in the same niche who want to build a successful brand on top of a successful business. He regularly interviews guests doing well in this field. Kevin keeps the interviews on topic and down-to-earth with real answers to real questions. Currently, there are 258 episodes of which the latest 100 are available on iTunes.
This quirky title sums up the motivation and dreams of most people who wish to leave their 9-5 jobs and replace their income through Amazon FBA. In fact, that’s exactly what Steve and Jennifer Chou did when they grew dissatisfied with their office jobs and had a baby on the way. Bumblebee Linens was the result of his wife’s dream. Quitting their jobs was quite a risk, but everything turned out well. They completely managed to replace their previous salaries, and then some!
As you can expect from a site with a backstory and name such as that, the Chou’s keep the tone light and familiar. So, if you dread dull business podcasts, this one is for you. Their podcasts are also interview-based. They speak to others who have achieved similar success by bootstrapping their business in the hope of improving their lifestyle. This means that the interviews and their messages will resonate with the most of you interested in Amazon FBA.
People seem to trust Steve Chou instinctively, perhaps because of his style. For transparency, he releases an income report of his business twice a year. Although their podcast, blog, and resources aren’t Amazon exclusive, they provide invaluable insights into online selling.
Ready to start listening?
We hope this article puts you in touch with some great Amazon FBA podcasts to help you learn from real-world success stories and motivate you to be the next big thing. Who knows? Maybe one day we will be recommending your podcast!
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