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Amazon Sharks 2020 EDITION is NOW LIVE!

December 4, 2019 by Andrew Minalto - 6 Comments
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I have been very lazy with blog posts for the last three months, but there has been a good reason for that! In August, September, October and November, I invested hundreds of hours into updating my Amazon Sharks video course for 2020! And I’m happy to announce that I have finally finished work on the course update!

This means just two things:

  1. Amazon Sharks now is fully updated for 2020 to include the latest changes and rules on Amazon selling, advertising, sourcing, etc.
  2. I will have more time to put out content on this blog.

The Amazon Sharks course was created early in 2018, and it’s not that the content has become outdated, but recently there have been a few major changes on the platform that have required me to update dozens of videos in the course, such as:

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Quitting eBay Completely, A New Blog & £12k on Amazon UK in My First Month!

October 26, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 55 Comments

Welcome back!

Oh, how I missed this!!!! 🙂

It has been almost 4 months now since my last blog post but it feels like YEARS! What started as a quick summer break slowly extended into a more complex transition time for me, my businesses and this blog. Especially the blog as you can see – we now have a brand new look & layout for it! I know that it’s hard to accept something new but I really hope you like how it all turned out and will get used to the new design very soon.

I’ve actually started to receive emails from long time blog readers asking whether everything is okay with me! Luckily I’m all good and actually in better shape than ever before! But I will leave that story to January, when it’ll be one year since my “Get Fit” start date.

Anyway, back to the question at hand – what have I been up to for all this time?

To start with, in the beginning of the summer, I went on a long awaited holiday to Croatia with my family – it was in the beginning of June, when the season over there technically hasn’t even started yet but for us it was perfect! 10 days with no rain, 30 degrees, a swimming pool and lots of relaxation.

At that time I didn’t even know that a major change for me and my business was just around the corner.

You have probably already noticed that something is different about the blog now?

That you see Amazon on every corner, and not eBay anymore?

Long story short, I quit eBay in August this year. Yes, after 10+ years of selling on eBay I stopped trading there completely and I have no plans to go back anytime soon (probably ever).

Why? Basically what happened is that the two Amazon businesses I started in 2015 and 2016 improved so much in sales over the summer that I asked myself – why the heck do I need eBay anymore as I get such a better ROI on Amazon? And not only a better ROI money wise, but time wise too – as on Amazon I’m fully relying on FBA for order fulfilment so my businesses basically run on their own, 24/7!

So I decided to leave eBay behind and fully concentrate on Amazon. Read More…

£1349 Last Month on eToro, Working Just 4h!

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 238 Comments

Hello Everyone!

This week I have prepared something very special for you – let’s put aside eBay, wholesale and eCommerce for awhile and take a look at one specific way of making money online I have been practising with great success for the last few months. Yes, I’ll share with you exact strategy that generated me £1349 in ONE MONTH alone, and yes – I worked on this just 4 hours in total (1 hour every week)!

Question: How to get extremely wealthy? As wealthy as Warren Buffett for example?

Answer: by using Money to Make More Money!

In some way it relates to eCommerce World as well – we buy stock for wholesale prices and sell for retail prices to make a profit. But Warren Buffett didn’t open a B&M shop or a fast food restaurant chain, no – he used money to invest in financial instruments, such as stocks and shares. I have always been interested in such financial markers, stock trading and generally, in “using money to make more money” concept. Years ago I was heavily involved in Betfair trading, which is actually quite similar to stock market day trading. But already back then I realized that day trading is not for me:

  • It was a very boring way of spending your day, glued to PC;
  • It was very stressful;
  • Potential earnings were some way limited, at least for my trading techniques.

But still to this day, from time to time, I was looking for opportunities to invest money to make more money. With increased profits from my info products business and eCommerce stuff, I wanted to find a way I could invest my profits into some sort of financial instruments to let my money make more money, hands free way!

Problem is that with most traditional financial investment instruments, such as stocks, mutual funds, savings accounts etc. your potential ROI is very small. Risks vary from one instrument to other but in general, in my opinion, reward for taking those risks is way too small! Invest in dividend paying stocks for 5% yearly ROI? 5% per year? I would better use that money to buy a pallet of un-branded Tablets, made in China and sell off in 3 months time for 20-30% ROI on eBay. Yes, selling physical products involve way more work than financial investments but again, 5%-10% yearly returns doesn’t sound appealing to me either!

And then it happened – six months ago or so, when I was searching for some creative ways to invest money, I found a concept that totally blew my mind away! Same concept that few months later made me £1349 net profit in one month alone!!! And today, I’ll share with you exactly how I did it… Read More…

BEST Business TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch!

September 27, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

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Today I have something a little bit different for you, but don’t worry, different in a good way!

Instead of looking at an eBay update or import tax or shipping, today’s post is all about… TV shows!

But of course this is a business blog and so we’ll be talking about business related TV shows. Personally I’m a huge fan of such shows and love watching them, but even more importantly I find them very useful when it comes to getting to thinking about and getting ideas for my own businesses.

So in a way, watching these shows can even be classified as work 😉

Let’s now go over some of the shows I watch – many of you will know some of them (but I’ll still include them in the list) but hopefully you’ll never have tried some of the others.

Plus I’d love for you to all share your favourite shows in the comments section below, to give some more ideas to your fellow blog readers (and me of course!).

Alright, let’s get to it.

The Apprentice

Where to Watch: The Apprentice UK YouTube Channel, BBC iPlayer (only recent episodes available)

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I don’t think this show needs any introduction! We’ve had ten seasons of the Apprentice now, with season eleven starting very soon.

While it may sometimes be a bit overdramatic and scripted (it is a reality show after all), this is still a perfect business show and always interesting to watch. Read More…

Please HELP – To Go Responsive or Not?

March 7, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 14 Comments

responsive-blogHi Everyone,

I need YOUR help!

For a while now I’ve been thinking about updating the design of my blog, specifically – making it responsive.

If you don’t know what responsive design actually is, it basically means that the design of the blog automatically fits whatever device it’s being used on. So If you’re viewing it on your desktop, it will fit perfectly, but if you then go and view it on your mobile device, it will still fit perfectly (even though you’ve gone from a roughly 20’ screen to a 4-5’ one).

Spicy Auction Templates 3.0, which was just launched last week, utilises a responsive design, so please take a look at that if you want a better idea of what responsive design is and how it works.

Of course the whole idea behind responsive design it to make it easier to browse sites on a mobile device – a market which has grown hugely over the last few years.

And when I look at it in that way, it seems like an obvious choice to switch to a responsive design for my blog…

BUT there’s just something that keeps me from doing this – a nagging feeling that I shouldn’t go responsive. I think that my main worry is that the actual usability and functionality of the blog will be negatively affected.

Also, another very important consideration, many websites look dreadful when viewed on a mobile device – it’s zoomed in on a tiny part of the page, menus are impossible to use, etc. etc. – basically the whole layout is messed up. Read More…

My Product Showcase: Spicy Auction Templates

March 3, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments

spicy-auction-templatesHello and welcome back to our next product showcase!

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little series of posts, as today is the last entry.

So far we’ve covered:

  • Easy Auction Business – my first and best-selling course, all about how to create a profitable eBay business.
  • eCommerce Magnates – the sequel/sister course to EAB. This one shows you step by step how to create, manage, and grow a successful eCommerce store.
  • 60 Day Blueprint – 60 DBP is my flagship personal coaching program. Created for those who have a higher start-up budget and want to get the best mentoring possible.
  • Chat With Andrew – one of my lesser known products, CWA is basically a cut down version of 60 DBP, where you can get my personal consultation, but don’t need to commit to 9 weeks.

And we’re now just left with the final product in my portfolio – SpicyAuctionTemplates.com, better known as SAT.

What is Spicy Auction Templates?

This is probably the main question I receive about SAT – people just want to know exactly what it is.

Put simply, Spicy Auction Templates is a resource/directory with hundreds of pre-made eBay listing templates which any seller can use in their business:

sat-members-areaYou don’t need any technical knowledge to use these templates and you can be up and running with them 5 minutes after joining. You just copy and paste the listing code we provide on to eBay or Turbo Lister or Auctiva or whatever listing tool you prefer, and the template will show up, ready for you to use. It’s as simple and easy as that.

All the SAT materials are available online for immediate download, via a special members-only area, so you get instant access upon joining.

And, to make it even easier for you, you don’t even have to worry about hosting these templates as we take care of that – all SAT templates are hosted on a state of the art server, based in the UK. Read More…

Merry Christmas & Happy NEW YEAR!

December 23, 2015 by Andrew Minalto - 4 Comments

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*** WARNING *** – Trademark SCAMS!!!

July 6, 2015 by Andrew Minalto - 107 Comments

trademark-scamsI hope everyone is okay, and not struggling too much with the sudden heat we’ve been having!

Today I wanted to post a quick warning to people who are registering, or are thinking about registering, a trademark. There are many scams attempted around this process and, very recently, one of my 60 Day Blueprint students received what I call “a scamming attempt”:

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Basically, here’s what happened – one week after my client submitted a trademark registration application, he received this letter that states that he has to pay 1370 EUR for his application to go through – to a bank account in Poland.

The letter was well formatted, coming from TPP – Trademark & Patent Publications.

If you check the small print and their website, basically they are doing nothing illegal – you pay that fee of 1370 EUR for your trademark to be included in their database. So technically it’s all within the law. Read More…

£100 Amazon Gift Cards to my Blog Readers!

December 16, 2014 by Andrew Minalto - 128 Comments

amazon-gift-cardYes, it’s that time of the year again – I’m giving away £100 worth of Amazon gift cards to my loyal blog readers! 🙂

As we’re approaching the end of 2014, I want to ask you – my blog readers – what topics you want me to cover on this blog in 2015. This will be a fun & simple contest where 5 people will win a £20 Amazon gift card, delivered to your email right in time for Christmas.

What do you have to do to enter this contest?

Simply suggest a question/topic that you want me to cover on my blog next year. As easy as that! Just leave your suggestion as a comment below this post and you’ll be automatically entered in the draw to win a gift card from Amazon.

Here are a few examples to get you going:

  • How to properly format eBay gallery images?
  • What’s the difference between sea freight and air freight?
  • Do I have to register for VAT when selling digital products?
  • How to set-up a custom email address?
  • How much to charge for gift wrapping?
  • How to make my eCommerce shop SEO friendly?
  • And so on!

So what I’m after here is a list of questions you would like me to cover in detailed blog posts, how-to guides and videos. The more detailed your suggestions/questions are, the better, as I will make sure to cover them extensively in future blog posts. Read More…

Easy Auction Business – Version 3.0 is HERE!

June 19, 2014 by Andrew Minalto - 41 Comments

Yes, it’s finally happened, I have a new update for my best selling-eBay training program – Easy Auction Business Version 3.0 and basically; it’s a brand new course, created completely from scratch! Unlike previous years, this is not actually an update but a new course that covers even more topics than ever before and is fully updated with all the latest eBay rules and selling practices.

I have been working really hard for the last 6 months to get this course done before the summer. And with a slight delay of just a few weeks, I have finally finished and can now release the new course to the public.

This is a day to celebrate as I have created, what I believe to be, the world’s BEST eBay training program! If there is any course out there more extensive and in-depth than EAB 3.0 then I would really like to see it!

So what’s included in version 3.0? The course consists of 10 modules:

  1. First Things First
  2. Market Research
  3. Product Sourcing
  4. Branding
  5. Listing Creation
  6. Selling
  7. Customers
  8. Marketing
  9. Growing Your Business
  10. Final Words

Each module consists of several video lessons covering each topic in detail.

Following the very good feedback received in my recent launch of eCommerce Magnates, I have created all the videos in HD resolution (16:9 aspect ratio) and apart from the usual streaming option, you can also access the content via:

  • Downloadable videos (which you can watch on mobile devices at anytime)
  • PDF transcripts for each video (which you can print out and read and use to make notes)
  • MP3 audio files for each video (listen on your mobile phone or MP3 player)

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