EEP #278 – Deep Work by Cal Newport


On today's show, we discuss the book Deep Work by Cal Newport!

  • Do you constantly feel an itch throughout the day to grab your smartphone, check email, see the latest on Facebook, and hop on Twitter -- whenever you get bored by the task at hand?
  • This has become an insidious epidemic that is killing the entrepreneurs' ability to do "deep work."
  • Deep work is a totally focused, high-value work that moves your Amazon business forward. You will learn how to de-program yourself from time-wasting "shallow work," and focus like a laser beam on high dollar-value "deep work."
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EEP #277 – Ryan Levesque “ASK Method for Ecommerce” Interview


On today's show, I will interview Ryan Levesque, author of the #1 best-selling book "ASK."

  • The ASK Method is one of my favorite ecommerce strategies, yet it is relatively unknown in our community.
  • I used the ASK Method to launch a new ecommerce brand, and within 30 days from launching, we were generating 1,000 leads per day -- in a very competitive niche!
  • On this fascinating interview, you'll hear Ryan explain what the ASK Method is all about, how it works, and why there is a huge opportunity to use it for selling physical products.
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EEP #276 – Jason Fladlien “Amazon Fortunes” Interview


On today's show, we have a remarkable interview with Jason Fladlien, who has been called the "$100 Million Man."

  • Jason has influenced over 15,000 Amazon sellers and is the person who helped bring third-party selling on Amazon into the mainstream.
  • On this no-holds-barred interview, I asked him about the future of Amazon, mistakes that many sellers are making, and the threat of increased competition (and how to handle it).
  • Plus, we discuss Jason's weird personal productivity habits that radically changed his life, why he spent a year writing his new book, and much more!
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EEP #275 – The Fast Track Episode!


On today's show, Traian turns the tables on Ben to interview him about his legendary Fast Track coaching program.

  • During my no-holds-barred interview with Ben, we will find out why he's decided that this is the last time he is reopening Fast Track to the public.
  • We talk about what has made Fast Track so successful, and what makes Ben tick!
  • Sit back and relax, because this will be a really interesting episode, featuring Ben Cummings interviewed by Traian Turcu.
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EEP #274 – Importing from China: Advanced Tips from the Trenches, Pt. 2


Today's podcast is part 2 in our series about "Advanced Tips for Importing from China."

  • On part 2, we will share even more war stories, tips, and tactics we learned the hard way from years of importing and sourcing from China.
  • On this episode, we continue discussing our special tips to get you better results when importing from China.
  • Plus, updates from Ben & Traian about their lives and business, and questions from our listeners.
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EEP #273 – Importing from China: Advanced Tips from the Trenches, Pt. 1


Today's podcast is part 1 of a two-part series called "Advanced Tips for Importing from China."

  • We will be sharing war stories, tips, and tricks from our years of importing and sourcing from China.
  • Traian and I source a LOT of product from China. On this episode, we discuss several tips that will help you get better results and (hopefully) lower prices.
  • Plus, updates from Ben & Traian about their lives and business, and questions from our listeners.
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EEP #272 – Why It’s Very Hard to Be Smarter Than Your Dumbest Competitor


On today's show, we talk about how to make an ordinary private label product stand out as unique, different, and special by creating a "moat."

  • We discuss how to make your private label business more defensible.
  • Also, how to position your product as unique in the Amazon marketplace, which is very useful considering how competitive the Amazon marketplace is getting!
  • Plus, updates from Ben & Traian about their lives and business, and questions from our listeners.
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EEP #271 – Selling Your Amazon Business for Big Money: Interview with Thomas Smale


On today's show, we talk about the opportunity to sell your Amazon business for big money by cashing out.

  • Our very own Traian Turcu last year sold his "one product, one-year old" Amazon business for $500,000 -- proof it can be done very profitably!
  • To find out the best way to sell an Amazon business for top-dollar, we interviewed Thomas Smale, the founder of FE International, which is one of the most experienced Amazon business brokers out there.
  • We asked Thomas tough questions and we learned a lot about selling an Amazon business for top-dollar.
  • Plus, updates from Ben & Traian about their lives and business, and questions from our listeners.

EEP #270 – The Accomplish Formula: The 2 Week Iteration Cycle to Success


On today's show, we talk about The Accomplish Formula!

  • It is a two week iteration cycle that lets you concentrate like a laser beam for 14 days on making a few 80/20 improvements to your business.
  • Then, after assessing what worked and what didn't, you move on to fixing the next pieces of your business for two weeks. Rinse & repeat!
  • Ben has found that you can accomplish almost ANY goal using the Accomplish Formula. This episode explains this concept plus several other high-level productivity "hacks" that Ben and Train use to get stuff done.
  • Strap yourself in, because there's good stuff coming your way!

EEP #269 – The Product Packaging Episode


On today's show, we talk about product packaging!

  • We discuss why product packaging can be VITAL for an Amazon business, and what you can do with product packaging (it will surprise you).
  • Also, our favorite tactics for using packaging with private label products, some of which will shock you!
  • Updates from Ben & Traian about their lives and business, and questions from our listeners.
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