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5 Dirty Hacks for Amazon Sellers to Dominate the Marketplace

Our last blog post about how Amazon’s algorithm ranks products was a huge hit, but everybody kept asking us one question…

Are there any quick hacks you can use to rank a new Amazon product FAST?

I’m happy to report that YES – there are several :)

Dirty Amazon Hacks for New Sellers

Here’s the most effective tricks, hacks, and schemes you can use to rank your new product on Amazon quickly… [click to continue…]

How to Scale Your Mental Energy Like President Obama and Steve Jobs

Why would a tech giant – with billions of dollars – willingly choose to wear a black turtleneck, Levi’s 501 jeans, and New Balance 992 sneakers day-in and day-out for over a decade?

One of the reasons he chose to wear the turtleneck, jeans, and sneakers every day was that it removed unimportant decision-making from his life.

According to the Steve Jobs biography, Jobs wanted to implement a corporate uniform at Apple. When he wasn’t able to sell the idea to his workers he had to settle for a personal uniform.

When you open your closet and have a hundred black turtlenecks staring back at you don’t have to consume mental energy picking a shirt and the rest of the outfit.

President Obama does the same thing. He only [click to continue…]

Expert Blog Launch Sequence: How To Start Your Blog The Right Way

The biggest mistake people make when they want to start a blog is that they start a blog.

Well, they start a blog without a plan.

Abraham Lincoln knew the power of preparation:

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Lincoln wasn’t just a politician with a metaphor, he was being literal. Before he became famous for politics he was known as one of the best axe-wielders around. The guy knew how to chop down trees better than anyone. (Lucky for us, he expanded his skill set beyond swinging sharp, heavy objects.)

Everyone wants to start a blog, and they should.

You can use a blog to generate massive amounts of revenue or just fascinating opportunities that you wouldn’t have otherwise.

A well-known local paper has about 40,000 copies in print. StartupBros gets about 150,000 unique views per month. We’re not that huge of a blog, but we’re still outpacing many traditional papers.

We don’t have a massive email list, just over 30,000 of the most active in the StartupBros community. That modest-sized list has generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in revenue in the last several months.

Will and I have been seriously working on StartupBros for just over a year. A lot can happen in a year:

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I recently read that there is a blog started every few seconds.

The harsh truth is that virtually zero of these blogs will attract any meaningful attention. That’s fine for people who are using a blog as a sort of personal journal or résumé. It’s daunting for those of us who want to build a tribe and make money.

Putting in the work is necessary–few people deny the grind anymore–but it’s not sufficient. There are just too many people putting too many hours in for that to be your competitive advantage. You’ve got to have a better strategy than them too.

Using a proper sequence will organize your energy so that each step builds on the next. A solid launch strategy will put you ahead of the majority of people blindly starting blogs because of some vague urge that they “really ought to”. [click to continue…]

We Need Your Help! What Would You Change About Our New Website Design?

You’re a smart entrepreneur – that’s why you’re here, right? :-D

Over the past couple weeks, we’ve done our best to re-design the StartupBros website. Fortunately, it’s been a relatively smooth process…

But now that it’s coming time to pull the trigger, I’m a little nervous.

We’ll be sending the design off for development tomorrow night, and I want to make sure we’ve thought of EVERYTHING before then…

So I was hoping to get your opinion on it!

Check out the ‘before & after’ screenshots below, and let me know what you think (either via email or the comments below).

We’ll be giving away $100 Amazon Gift Cards for the best ideas – just in time for the holidays :)


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New (After)

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How to Rank Your Products on Amazon – The Ultimate Guide

If you want success on Amazon, you need to understand how Amazon’s Search Algorithm works – right?

Sounds obvious, but you’d be surprised…

Most sellers have no idea how Amazon ranks and delivers search results; let alone how (easily) exploitable it can be!

How to Rank Your Products on Amazon

Are you ready for a shocking fact?

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