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SellerActive was launched in 2011 by Jason Harra and Bryan Hockett of Salem, Oregon. Coming from an e-commerce background themselves, the founders knew well the thousands of small tasks that burden online retailers. The dream of SellerActive was to offer a set of user-friendly tools to e-commerce businesses, services that could simplify and automate online listing, processing, and shipping. While SellerActive is officially still young, its tools and services have been tested and refined in online marketplaces for well over a decade. (SellerActive's tools began as internally developed solutions for textbook retailer Bookbyte.) Customers can rest assured knowing our services have been tried, tested, and proven through over 12 years of success in online marketplaces.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jason Harra.
  • [1:30] How does SellerActive serve their clients? What are their success stories?
  • [2:00] Who should use SellerActive? What are some milestones?
  • [2:30] Mistakes many ecommerce sellers make.
  • [3:00] Pride in a great team delivering quality customer service.
  • [3:30] Jason’s bucket list.

In this episode…

What lessons can you learn from the success of a business built on order management and multi-channel inventory? How can you take the lessons of this success story and use it to fuel your own venture in business? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader, Jason Harra. Jason opens up about his company, SellerActive, some of the success stories they’ve helped create, milestones reached, what sets them apart from their competition, and so much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this valuable and informative episode featuring Jason!

Is there an issue in the marketplace that you think you and your organization could help solve? How do you communicate your solution in a crowded marketplace? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear the story of SellerActive from their co-founder Jason Harra. While not every story is a success story, Jason and his team are proud of the work they’ve been able to do for ecommerce sellers like Dollar Hobbyz. How can you learn from SellerActive’s story and what they’ve been able to do for successful companies in the ecommerce industry? Find out on this exciting and engaging episode!

What is one thing that your organization should be known for? How can you create loyal customers and raving fans of the product or service that you provide? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jeremy sits down with entrepreneur and business leader Jason Harra. Jason shares why SellerActive has been so successful and why they’ve been able to help their clients find massive success. In Jason’s mind, it all comes down to the team they’ve built at SellerActive. He is convinced that providing a top quality customer experience is vital to a thriving and growing company. Learn more from Jason and the great work his team is doing at SellerActive on this powerful episode!

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Today’s guest is David Lahme, co-founder of Tradeport. David has built this nationally recognized reverse logistics provider focusing on a completely integrated returns management and processing solution for major E-commerce, retail, OEM, and distribution supply chain partners, including: JET, Sennheiser, Sears, Accell NA, SquareTrade and GoWireless. He is a highly effective executive with proven experience in business strategy, sales and development, partnership alliances, and client account management.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, David Lahme and he shares why Tradeport started.
  • [1:15] How Tradeport serves their clients.
  • [1:45] Who should use Tradeport?
  • [2:15] Mistakes ecommerce sellers are making.
  • [2:45] David shares how Tradeport creates success stories.
  • [3:00] David’s proudest milestone for Tradeport.
  • [3:30] How Tradeport helps ecommerce leaders.

In this episode…

How can you and your organization identify and take advantage of a massive vacuum on the marketplace and seize that opportunity to serve your clients and customers in a unique and meaningful way? What would that type of innovation look like? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator David Lahme. David shares the story of how Tradeport jumped on the opportunity to help ecommerce sellers by providing product return solutions. Discover why Tradeport is going on 15 years strong as an important part of the ecommerce community. You don’t want to miss this fascinating episode!

Many ecommerce businesses do not have a return policy in place, they find themselves at the mercy of third party return facilities that end up being a hit or miss quality. What is the solution for these hardworking and innovative ecommerce businesses? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader, David Lahme as he shares how Tradeport is working hard to earn the trust and business of ecommerce businesses for all of their needs regarding returns. What can you learn from Tradeport’s helpful and business forward approach? Find out on this engaging episode featuring David!

How can you set your business apart from the rest of the crowd? What will it take for you to become the go-to business in your industry? On this episode of Inspired Insider, David Lahme shares how he and his team at Tradeport have made a name for themselves in the ecommerce industry when it comes to handling returns. For David, it all comes down to providing enormous value to his clients, he prides himself in the fact that they are able to help many of their customers recoup value from products that they normally would have lost. What can you learn from Tradeport’s fierce commitment to serving their clients with excellence? Learn more on this helpful episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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Rick Cesari was the first person to use an infomercial to build a national brand name (Juiceman®) and then apply the same strategy to launch a number of other products and brands into the stratosphere: The Sonicare Toothbrush, the George Foreman Grill, OxiClean, and Orange Glo®, as well as Fortune 500 clients Microsoft and Clorox®. He is the founder and CEO of Cesari Media, a full-service direct-response marketing agency that provides production, media buying, interactive, and campaign management services.
 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:45] I introduce my guest, Rick Cesari.
  • [1:30] Must have components of an infomercial.
  • [2:30] How to get testimonials for your product.
  • [3:30] Surprising stories from infomercials.
  • [4:30] Why it’s important to educate the consumer.
  • [5:30] Rick talks about working with Billy Mays.
  • [7:00] Rick shares lessons from selling The Juiceman juicer.

In this episode…

What lessons can you learn and take away from a renowned marketing expert? How can you benefit from the perspective of someone who knows how to use the customer education approach and many other methods? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jeremy sits down with entrepreneur and marketing expert Rick Cesari. Rick opens up about his experience with infomercials, what it was like working with Billy Mays, why you should use the customer education approach, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this interesting episode featuring Rick!

Think back to one of your recent most enjoyable buying experience. Most likely, that experience was enjoyable because the seller took their time and focused on customer education. Most people do not want to be on the receiving end of a “Hard sell.” How can you communicate with your buyers in a way that educates and helps them figure out an issue they are desperate to have resolved? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Rick Cesari as he goes over the time-tested customer education approach. You’ll walk away from this episode with a good idea on how to serve your customers in a helpful way and give them a clear opportunity to choose your product. Make sure to listen to this fascinating episode with Rick!

Have you ever wondered what the essential components of an infomercial are? How do you successfully market a product in a way that appeals to a broad audience? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from experienced marketer, Rick Cesari. Rick says that marketing a quality product is paramount to a successful marketing campaign, you want to advertise something that people need. He also says that a great strategy to market your product is to go out and gather testimonials so your audience can see that other people are using your product and that it works! To get more great insights from Rick’s unique perspective, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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Danny and his brother Rob Kole have been in the importing and wholesale business for over 30 years. They built Kole Imports literally from the ground up. They started out selling items at swap meets and quickly realized there was a new trend emerging - dollar stores. They immediately took a trip to China and began selling Wholesale dollar store merchandise - becoming one of the lead suppliers in the Dollar Store Supply industry. Kole Imports is now a booming company with a constantly changing product line - on average 7,000 items are sold under the Kole Imports name. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:45] Jeremy introduces his guest, Danny Kole.
  • [1:20] Popular items at swap meets 20 years ago.
  • [2:00] Milestones along the way and lessons learned.
  • [3:00] Private labeling on Amazon.
  • [4:00] Success stories from sellers who partner with Kole Imports.
  • [5:30] Pride in the ability to change with the times.
  • [6:30] What Amazon sellers need to know about Kole Imports.

In this episode…

How does a wholesale supply business that started over 30 years ago stay relevant and competitive in a modern marketplace? What changes, innovations, and trends have they had to embrace over the years to make sure they were moving along with the landscape? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Danny Kole. Danny shares how he and his brother started Kole Imports, milestones they’ve achieved over the years, how they help Amazon sellers, and so much more! You don’t want to miss this great opportunity to get an inside look at how a successful business has grown and expanded over the years!

Don’t you love to hear stories of success and innovation? There is so much to learn from business leaders and other role models who have risen from relative obscurity to lead great organizations that have a huge impact on their industry. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll get a brief glimpse at humble beginnings of Kole Imports, operating out of the bathroom of a sandwich shop owned by Danny’s parents. Now, Kole Imports is a leading supplier, serving Amazon sellers and shipping to over 100 countries worldwide. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more about Danny’s inspirational story!

What have you learned in your years in business? How have you implemented what you’ve learned and observed to help your organization stay competitive in a constantly changing environment? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Danny Kole. Danny says that he takes great pride in his company’s ability to embrace change and innovation over the 30 years that they’ve been in business. It would have been so much easier to continue to apply the same tactics and strategies that worked in the 80’s and 90’s but Kole Imports took the hard road and fought to stay relevant and market their services to budding sectors of the economy. Danny also talks about how Kole Imports serves private label Amazon sellers as they try to build their own ecommerce businesses. Hear more about Kole Imports and all they have to offer on this engaging episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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Today we have Jim Edwards who is a top direct response marketer and entrepreneur. Jim started back in 1997 writing ebooks and today has a very popular software product that helps shortcut the process of writing copy for ecommerce, webinars, and much more. Jim helps people discover how to turn ideas into income with books, ebooks, video, sales copy, and blogging. Jim's successes are compelling because he went through a lot of challenges. After having success in real estate and mortgage banking, Jim left the industry to launch his own business. In just a few short years, he lost all he acquired, and he struggled. Jim developed a heart condition and landed in the hospital staring death in the face. Thereafter, he declared bankruptcy. After 2-3 years he made it all back and kept going.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:20] Jeremy introduces his guest, Jim Edwards.
  • [3:00] Jim talks about his early career and experiencing low points.
  • [9:00] How did Marlon Sanders influence Jim?
  • [13:00] Finding an audience that is desperate for your help.
  • [14:30] Jim talks about some early sales copy software he’s developed.
  • [17:30] What are people using Funnel Scripts for? What’s the most popular?
  • [22:00] Using Funnel Scripts for ecommerce businesses.
  • [26:30] Why does Jim use the webinar method to promote Funnel Scripts.
  • [33:30] Trends in sales copy.
  • [39:00] Jim talks about creating a script for case studies.
  • [41:00] Jim opens up about a health scare.
  • [46:00] Using resources to help others.

In this episode…

How can lessons learned from a career of writing effective sales copy teach you and your organization how to take your business to the next level? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and sales copy expert Jim Edwards. Jim opens up about his career, how he helps businesses connect with their audience, why it’s vital to solve real and pressing issues that customers face, trends he sees in sales copy, and so much more! Don’t miss this opportunity to learn some valuable insights and lessons from Jim on this informative episode!

Have you ever thought about how your life experiences have shaped and molded your journey to cause you to end up right where you were meant to be? What episodes from early on in your life prepared you for where you are today? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Jim Edwards. Jim is kind enough to share some of the early difficulties, failures, and successes that set him on his path to working as a top direct response marketer and sales copy expert. You can tell that Jim has learned a lot on his journey and he’s eager to help leaders like you gather as many insights and lessons from his story so you can have similar success without the bumps along the way. Learn more about Jim’s story on this episode!

If you want to grow your business and really connect with your customer base, you’ve got to identify an issue or problem that they are desperate to solve. What steps has your business taken to address this important factor? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Jim Edwards explains why it’s vital for businesses to tap into the critical needs, not just the inconveniences of their target audience. Jim says that if organizations can embrace this approach, they will see their business grow exponentially. Discover what additional insights and lessons you can learn from Jim’s unique perspective on this engaging episode!

Imagine what it would look like if you could take an aspect of your industry and automate it in a way that makes you money and leaves your customers highly satisfied. What level of impact would that type of innovation have on your organization? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Jim Edwards. In his conversation with Jeremy, Jim shares how he came up with the idea to automate and build a software that helps business leaders like you create an effective sales copy. Whether you are interested in an efficient sales copy service or if you want to learn from Jim’s experience of embracing automation, you’ve got to check out this fascinating episode!

How can your organization stand out in your industry? What will it take for your message to succeed and help you stay ahead of the competition? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from sales copy expert and business leader Jim Edwards. Jim is here to help leaders like you hone your message and communicate effectively to your audience. One way to stay ahead of the competition is to make sure your message is relevant and crafted for today’s social media audience. The days of long-form sales copy and messaging are gone! You and your organization need to learn how to send out tweets and other messages that are clear and concise. Hear more from Jim about communicating in the age of social media and more on this episode!

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Today we have someone who people whisper about behind closed doors in high-level entrepreneur groups because they want his advice. Roland Frasier founded, scaled or sold almost two dozen different businesses ranging from consumer products to industrial machine manufacturing companies with adjusted sales ranging from $3 million to $337 million. He has completed infomercial deals with Guthy-Renker and K-Tel Direct, publishing deals with Simon & Schuster and Random House, negotiated shows with major hotels on the Las Vegas strip, he's been involved in over 100 private and public offerings, and much more. Roland currently is a principal in Idea Incubator which owns both DigitalMarketer.com and NativeCommerce.com and works in marketing businesses with Ryan Deiss, Perry Belcher, Frank Kern and many other digital marketing thought leaders.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:10] Jeremy introduces his guest, Roland Frasier.
  • [2:30] Roland talks about Founder’s Board.
  • [6:00] Where did the 1892 Society web domain come from?
  • [7:30] Who should connect with Founder’s Board?
  • [9:30] What do Roland’s kids want to do?
  • [14:00] Will Roland write a book?
  • [18:30] One of Roland’s favorite stories that he shares with friends and family.

In this episode…

What does it take to help businesses grow? In order for a business to grow, a leader has to grow and learn from the best mentors available. Are you and your business growing? What have you done to take proactive steps toward growth? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur, Roland Frasier. Roland opens up about one of his passion projects, Founder’s Board and how it can help put leaders like you in the right position with the right mentors to succeed. Roland also shares about the book he is working on and a fascinating story of when he visited Africa. You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode featuring Roland!

When was the last time that you intentionally connected with mentors or a mastermind that would help you grow both personally and professionally? What kind of impact did the experience have on you? On this episode of Inspired Insider, innovator and leader Roland Frasier shares why he started Founder’s Board and how it helps leaders get connected to the best advice and input they need to take their business to the next level. You really get a sense of Roland’s passion and excitement for this project as he shares what it can do and why it’s so important. Learn more about Founder’s Board including the story behind its web domain name on this episode!

Have you ever considered what legacy you will leave behind for your family, friends, and community? What part of your legacy will you be the proudest of? How does your business factor into your thoughts about your legacy? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Roland Frasier goes over the thoughts and stories that he has collected over the years and hopes to include in a new book. Roland sees this book as a way to share with his family, friends, and the rest of the world what he’s learned and observed as a business leader. Make sure to listen to this episode as Roland shares additional insights and lessons he’s learned over the years!

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Today we have Justin Jacobs founder of Refunds Manager.com. He is software developer turned Amazon refunds hero. When I heard about what Justin offers I thought it was a no-brainer to use their company but they obviously only work with sellers who have a certain volume of sales and there is an objection he gets that I did not expect. The reason it is a no-brainer is they charge you nothing upfront and only get paid when they collect funds from Amazon's mistakes.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [0:50] Jeremy introduces his guest, Justin Jacobs.
  • [2:00] Common errors that Amazon makes.
  • [5:30] Justin talks about how he came up with the idea for Refunds Manager.
  • [8:30] How did Justin get the business started?
  • [14:30] Why Justin and his team tackle older orders first.
  • [16:00] Justin shares some horror stories from some of his clients.
  • [20:00] Building a team and delivering quality customer service.
  • [22:30] Getting the word out and increasing brand awareness.
  • [24:30] What gets people’s attention at conferences?
  • [26:30] How did Justin come up with the cost for his services?
  • [28:00] Justin talks about his love for books.
  • [30:00] Challenges Justin has faced along the way.
  • [32:30] Responding to setbacks caused by Amazon’s policy changes.
  • [36:30] Proud moments on the journey for Justin and his plans for the future.
  • [39:30] Who should connect with Justin’s services?

In this episode…

Wouldn’t you love to have someone who would go to bat for you and your business? Imagine if there was a service that would comb through your records in order to save you money? Sounds too good to be true, right? It’s not! On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and entrepreneur Justin Jacobs. Justin and his team at Refund Manager have positioned themselves to service Amazon FBA (Fulfilled By Amazon) sellers by getting them more reimbursements for common but hard-to-detect FBA issues. Listen as Justin shares how he got the idea for Refund Manager, what it took to get the business started, horror stories from their clients, how they get the word out about their services, and much more! You don’t want to miss a minute of this engaging episode!

What was it that led you to start your business or take on that risky idea? Did you do it because you had a hunch or was there someone who encouraged you to step out and try something new? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear how entrepreneur and innovator Justin Jacobs came across the idea to that eventually became his company, Refund Manager. Justin says that it occurred to him rather innocently, as he was helping a client with a separate project he was working on. He and his client were going over inventory numbers and saw that what they had in stock didn’t match what Amazon was reporting, this led to the birth of Refund Manager. To hear more about Justin's story, make sure to listen to this episode!

How do you get business owners and sellers on Amazon to hand over access to critical data about their company to an outside organization? You have to build credibility, show that the risk is worth it, and prove that you aren’t a threat. These were exactly the steps that business leader Justin Jacobs had to take as he created a new way to save Amazon FBA sellers more money. The common objection he faced as he would pitch his services to sellers is why should they hand over their data to someone who could be their competition? In light of this objection, Justin had to assure his clients and potential clients that neither he or his family would sell on Amazon. Listen to this episode of Inspired Insider as Justin expands on the unique challenges he faced and what he was able to do to overcome them!

What is one way that your business can stand out from the rest of the competition in the marketplace today? As much as consumers enjoy premium products and good value, one way to really make a mark and stand out is by providing quality customer service. On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and business leader Justin Jacobs as he shares why providing great customer service is so important. For Justin, it all comes down to creating an experience that he would want to have as a customer. By providing live customer service, Justin and his team have created a customer experience that they can be proud of. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more from Justin!

They say that you can tell a lot about a person and even an organization by the way they handle adversity. What would people say about you or your organization? Have you faced a difficult or trying time in the past? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Justin Jacobs shares how his company responded when Amazon made a sudden change that impacted their business dramatically. From this experience, Justin and his team had to learn how to respond quickly to save their business. They were successful and they were able to retain most of their clients through this jarring change. To hear more details about the situation and how Justin responded, listen to this fascinating episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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Today we have Christopher Lochhead who started his first company at 18 and retired 30 years later. He is a three-time public company CMO, best selling author, and host of Legends and Losers Podcast. He was a co-founder of Play Bigger Advisors, served as Chief Marketing Officer of Mercury Interactive, a $1B software company that was acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2006 for $4.5B. He is coauthor with Al Ramadan and Dave Peterson and Kevin Maney of Play Bigger: How pirates, dreamers, and innovators create and dominate markets.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:30] Jeremy introduces his guest, Christopher Lochhead.
  • [2:30] Christopher talks about his work with One Life.
  • [6:00] How to connect with Christopher.
  • [7:00] What inspires Christopher?
  • [8:00] Christopher describes all the items he has in his office.

In this episode…

One of the greatest investments that a successful person can make is to help others find financial success. It’s not about a handout, it’s about equipping and helping others learn the best practices that will lead to personal and professional wellbeing. Have you thought about how you can help others in this regard? Business leader and entrepreneur, Christopher Lochhead is doing his part by partnering with One Life. One Life is an organization that exists to empower people of all ages to create their best life possible through an inclusive approach that provides holistic support in the areas of life planning and purpose, personal health, relationships, wealth building and investments, entrepreneurship, and mindfulness and spirituality. Learn more about Christopher’s story and his passion for the work of One Life on this episode of Inspired Insider!

Did you know that your environment has a profound impact on how you perform? It’s true! Think about it, would you be more successful in a cold, harsh, and unforgiving climate or would you be more likely to succeed in a warm, sunny, and pleasant environment? It doesn’t just come down to the weather, it comes down to people in your community and more importantly, the people you allow to have access to your life. Take this opportunity to really consider how your surroundings, starting small and then working your outward in concentric circles, can impact your productivity and potential for success. Hear more about the power of your environment from business leader and podcaster, Christopher Lochhead on this episode of Inspired Insider!

What inspires you to continue to pursue your dreams? Is it family, friends, being part of a bigger mission in life? Do you find enjoyment and inspiration in little things that connect you to a larger picture or represent something that you value? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Christopher Lochhead. Christopher was kind enough to open up his office to Jeremy and share the various items that bring him personal and professional motivation. These objects connect Christopher to people, places, and eras that inspire him and help fuel his passion for the people he connects with on a daily basis. Make sure to listen to this episode to hear more about Christopher and his fascinating story!

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Today we have Paul Johnson co-founder of Seller Labs with Brandon Checketts. They make valuable tools for Ecommerce Sellers including Feedback Genius, Snagshout, Scope, and Quantify. In the past four years, Seller Labs has grown to more than forty staff and they develop applications for modern Ecommerce businesses. Last year Seller Labs helped their customers transact over seven billion dollars on Amazon. 

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:00] Jeremy introduces his guest, Paul Johnson.
  • [2:00] Paul talks about the ecommerce tool, Scope.
  • [10:30] What problems does Scope solve?
  • [14:00] Common mistakes that ecommerce businesses make.
  • [18:00] Best practices for following up with ecommerce customers.
  • [20:30] Paul talks about launching Feedback Genius.
  • [29:00] Is it best to start a private label business or resell products on Amazon?
  • [31:00] Paul talks about his initial success as a liquidator and where he went from there.
  • [41:30] More common mistakes made by ecommerce businesses.
  • [46:30] Paul talks about SnagShout and changes that came down from Amazon.
  • [55:00] How did the pricing model and direction for SnagShout change?
  • [1:02:00] What are super URLS?
  • [1:05:30] Paul talks about his musical abilities.
  • [1:09:30] Ecommerce tools that Paul recommends.
  • [1:20:00] One trend that Paul sees unaddressed in the marketplace.

In this episode…

What does it look like to build a company with the goal to help ecommerce brands succeed? Where does that motivation come from? What products and tools will come from such a focused and determined approach? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from entrepreneur and innovator Paul Johnson. Paul goes over how Seller Labs got started, what tools they’ve developed to help ecommerce brands succeed, hurdles they’ve faced along the way, and much more! Make sure to grab pen and paper, you don’t want to miss a minute of this great opportunity to learn from an industry leader like Paul on this episode!

If you want to succeed as a business leader you’ve got be able to communicate effectively what problem your product or service solves for the consumer. Has your organization focused in on the right messaging to put your brand in position for success? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from business leader and innovator Paul Johnson as he goes over how his company, Seller Labs has honed in on messaging that speaks to their customers. Part of the reason why the messaging works so well as Seller Labs is due to the fact that Paul and his business partner have been in the shoes of most ecommerce leader having started out running an ecommerce business. To hear more about Paul’s story, make sure to listen to this episode!

The last thing your customers and clients want is a spammy and over the top pitch to use your product or service. What can you do to make sure that you aren’t turning away potential clients unnecessarily? On this episode of Inspired Insider, Paul Johnson shares some of the common mistakes he sees ecommerce sellers make and how leaders like you can avoid them. According to Paul, it all comes down to following the simple rule, “Market toward others as you would have them market to you.” Join Paul on this episode of Inspired Insider as he reveals additional tips and insights that will help leaders like you stay competitive!

As the ecommerce industry grows and expands, which path is the best to follow, starting a private label business or reselling products online? Which approach will provide the most success and profit? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from ecommerce industry expert and business leader Paul Johnson. Paul opens up about his perspective and why each approach will differ depending on the individual and their goals. He goes over the benefits of starting a private label business and also presents why it can be cost-effective to go the reselling route. To hear more about this fascinating topic, make sure to catch this episode featuring Paul!

What was it that caused you to go into business in the first place? Was it a desire to become the captain of your own destiny? Or was it to become successful and make a name for yourself? Paul Johnson got his start as a liquidator and grew a small scale ecommerce business into the dream that eventually became Seller Labs. That dream became a reality because Paul had the desire to help ecommerce leaders succeed and follow their dream of growing a business using platforms like Amazon. As Paul tells it, he could have kept the business small and nimble to continue generating a sizeable profit margin but it was his desire to innovate and help others succeed that led to more tools and the growth Seller Labs, in part. To hear more about Paul’s story, make sure to listen to this episode!

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Today I have a force of nature, Adrienne Richardson. First of all, you don't mess with a hockey mom from New Jersey. I like to brag about her that she is one of the top marketing experts around. I don't like to pigeonhole her even though it is on her site that she is a Facebook Ad expert because she is so sharp when it comes to messaging, copywriting, funnels and direct response marketing and there is so much more that goes into the campaigns that she runs for people. What I want Adrienne's tagline to be is "Hi, I am Adrienne and I drive cold traffic (people who don't know you) into an automated webinar and have it spit out millions of dollars on the other side." Of course, Adrienne work with top people who have systems in place to do this and she has spent tens of millions of dollars on Facebook so she knows what works and what doesn't. Adrienne has a laundry list of amazing clients like Russ Ruffino, University of California, and many more.

Here’s a glimpse of what you’ll learn:

  • [1:15] Jeremy introduces his guest, Adrienne Richardson.
  • [3:00] Adrienne talks about the use of pictures in ads on social media.
  • [8:00] What makes for compelling sales copy?
  • [11:30] Do’s and don’ts of targeting an audience.
  • [14:30] Adrienne talks about how she helps her son have a healthy mindset.

In this episode…

Have you ever struggled with reaching your target group for your company’s products or services? What steps have you taken to hone in on and accurately market to your target customer group? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from marketing and ad expert Adrienne Richardson. Adrienne opens up about the use of images in ads on Facebook, how to craft compelling sales copy, the do’s and don’ts of targeting an audience, the importance of mindset, and much more! Make sure you have pen and paper ready, you don’t want to miss a minute of this fascinating episode featuring Adrienne!

How can leaders like you make sure your business is connecting with the right target group? Does it come down to having the right sales copy? Do you need to run ads in the right places digitally speaking? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from Adrienne Richardson as she breakdown how business leaders like you can reach the right target group. Adrienne says the best way to reach your target audience is by targeting the problem, not the person. It may sound counter-intuitive, but the last thing you want to do is make an inaccurate assumption about your prospective customer. Learn more about how to connect with the right target group from Adrienne on this fascinating episode!

What will it take for business leaders and other driven individuals to succeed in the new year? Does it all come down to luck or are there certain practices and habits that will put you in the best position to succeed? On this episode of Inspired Insider, you’ll hear from innovator and entrepreneur, Adrienne Richardson. Adrienne goes over the power and importance of cultivating a healthy mindset. If you can take steps and incorporate certain practices each day that will grow and strengthen a healthy mindset, you’ll be in the best possible position for success. Learn from Adrienne’s insights and how she helped her son grow and make huge strides with the right mindset. Make sure to listen to this helpful episode!

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Rise25 is where entrepreneurs of 6,7, and 8 figure businesses come together live and in person every few months to solve their biggest business challenges through this high-level Mastermind group. Each member leaves each week with lifelong friendships and actionable steps to take their business to the next level. Check out Rise25.com - a group run by myself and cofounder John Corcoran. Rise 25 is application only.

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