December 20, 2018 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

Merry Christmas & Congrats!

Welcome back!

It’s December 20th so you’re most likely fully into Christmas mode already and won’t even read this post! Oh, well! I hope that those of you who took part in this year’s contest ARE reading this and are ready to claim your prizes! Without further ado, let’s get to the results.

More than 50 (!!!) readers submitted their suggestions for what I should cover in my blog in 2019, and I would like to say a big THANK YOU to all of you! I can’t give a gift card to everyone, but, just so you know, I truly appreciate the effort you have made to help me out with your suggestions. So, a big thanks again!

To select the 10 lucky winners who will receive a £25 Amazon gift card, I gathered all the names and put them into the List Randomized tool on the random.org website, which I have been using every year for this contest.

When I click on the Randomize button, the software changes the order of names in a genuinely random manner. The first 10 in the list are the winners and will receive a £25 Amazon gift card. Here’s a video of what the process looks like:

So, my congratulations go to:

  • Usha
  • Samantha Robinson
  • Chris Howard
  • Seb
  • Jeff
  • Maria
  • Gary Wilson
  • Usha
  • Faith
  • Samet
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October 26, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 46 Comments

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

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. (more…)

March 17, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 237 Comments

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

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… (more…)

January 18, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

BRAND NEW “Chat With Andrew” Business Consulting
 Services!

For a very long time my blog readers and customers have asked for a down-sized version of my popular 60 Day Blueprint program as not everyone can afford the £1997 price tag and not everyone actually needs a full 10 week coaching program.

Sometimes you just need expert advice for an hour or two – on specific topics and questions that you’re struggling with. This is exactly where my brand new ChatWithAndrew.com business consulting services come into play!

Now you can “hire me” for just one or two hours and gain the huge benefits that come from my 10+ years of online selling and consulting experience.

Why waste days, weeks and even months on things you can solve within 1-2 hours? Why make the same mistakes everyone else is making when I can easily help you avoid them? There’s no point!

I have always placed a lot of value on expert’s opinions on things I’m personally not good at and I myself have taken many classes/coaching sessions over the years, spending thousands of pounds in the process! And while I don’t know absolutely everything, I truly believe that I can help you solve many problems and avoid many pitfalls by offering these services.

And to make this new service even more valuable, I have created 4 different “packages”, basically mini coaching programs, covering:

Let me quickly cover what each one involves:

Market Research – this is a 2 hour chat session where I will help you do proper market research – to find and verify profitable products to sell on eBay, Amazon, an online shop or even a market stall. I will make sure that the products we brainstorm are suitable for your buying power, have good Terapeak numbers and in general – have good potential of being profitable products that actually make you money! (more…)

January 3, 2017 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

Happy New Year Everyone! My Personal Challenge STARTS NOW!

I know, I know – going back to work after all these holidays is hard. When you’re in the routine of work and taking care of everyday tasks, you just go and do what needs to be done but after two weeks of celebration, over-eating, over-drinking and joy, going back to work really sucks! I bet this week will see some significant productivity loss across all industries!

But life goes on and in a few weeks’ time, things will go back to usual. I will be honest, I’m not a huge fan of this dark winter time, with long and dark evenings and so little sun (if any at all) but thinking positively, winter is the perfect time to get important things done as you’re not tempted to just go outside and have a BBQ party on a Tuesday afternoon.

As usual, during the last week of December I did my own planning task for the year 2017 and wrote down all the important things I need to accomplish this year, scheduling specific goals to specific months, so I have a rough guideline of how this year will look from a business perspective as well as from a personal/family point of view.

Each year I do this and I also review the previous year’s schedule and it wasn’t a big surprise to me that while almost all of my business goals were achieved, I did screw up some of my personal goals. Last year specifically I wanted to finally get in really good shape, be more active and spend more quality time with my kids.

This is so important to me now seeing how fast children grow… Next month my little Charlotte will turn 7 and Oliver – 4. It seems just recently they were only babies but now Charlotte is asking for me to create a YouTube channel for her and uses FaceTime better than me!

Time really does fly by and now, more than ever, I realise that I need to connect more with my kids and spend more quality time with them as in a few short years, they will be teenagers (we all know how well that usually goes, lol). (more…)

December 19, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments

2016 Readers’ Contest Winners Announcement!

A big thanks to everyone who entered this year’s readers’ contest and posted their suggestions for blog posts ideas for the upcoming year!

Although there were a lot less entries than last year (I guess that special £50 gift card really did entice a lot of you!) – it was a case of quality over quantity as the suggestions were excellent!

Truthfully, basically every suggestion was something I would like to cover on this blog next year, so thank you again to all of those who took part!

And now for what you’ve been waiting for… let’s find our 5 lucky winners!

To make the selection process 100% fair and objective, I made a list of all the people who entered, and then simply entered their names to random.org’s number generator:

I then clicked random list generator function to randomise the list and find our 5 lucky winners (i.e. the 5 names at the top of the list). (more…)

December 16, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 56 Comments

Readers Contest – £100 of Amazon Gift Cards to be Won!

Today is December 16th, which means we’re only nine short days away from Christmas!

And what does that mean? Well yes, presents and eating (lots of eating!) but I’m talking more about this blog…

Our annual blog readers contest, where you have the chance to win a £20 Amazon gift card!

Just like the previous few years, I’ll be giving away an Amazon gift card to 5 lucky winners, worth £100 in total.

How do you enter the contest?

Well it couldn’t be easier – all you need to do is leave a comment below this post with a suggestion/idea for a future blog post (*important – please make sure you put the correct email address and name when you leave your comment, as that’s what I’ll use to send your Amazon gift card).

Yep, it’s as easy as that! And there are no rules or requirements for your suggestion – it can be something very specific, it can be something very broad, you can ask me to review a product (business related of course), or to review a service or piece of software.

Anything and everything that you’d like to see me cover on this blog in 2017 – post about it below in the comments section!

Here are a few examples, just to help get you going:

  • How to verify suppliers who are NOT on Alibaba?
  • Which is the best eCommerce shopping cart?
  • How can I convert my eBay and Amazon customers to eCommerce customers?
  • How to find suppliers from countries other than China?
  • What’s the best camera for product photography?
  • How to get reviews for your new Amazon listings?
  • Etc. etc.!

And as I said, if you can’t come up with a specific question, then just general topic ideas are fine as well, such as: (more…)

December 14, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 0 Comments

NEW & Improved – 60 Day Blueprint Program goes LIVE NOW!

With Christmas around the corner and New Year just a few weeks away, it’s time to start working on next year’s plans, don’t you think? And what could be a better thing than to start your own eBay & Amazon business?!

Today I’m announcing the new & improved 60 Day Blueprint Program (60DBP).

Reservations for January 2017 & other upcoming months starts RIGHT NOW!

I have re-worked the website so it’s now fully responsive and mobile friendly. But it’s not the website you’re interested in of course but the program itself.

From next year, the 60DBP will be extended from 8 to 10 weeks and now includes Selling on Amazon too! Just like how I recently updated my Easy Auction Business course with the Amazon module, I have extended the 60DBP so we have time to launch products on Amazon as well.

For people who are new to my services – 60 Day Blueprint is a personal 1 to 1 coaching program where I personally work with people to help them start a successful eBay & Amazon business. Each week we have a 1 hour chat session plus we work via email throughout the week on the latest updates/tasks.

As an added bonus you receive a FULL mega design pack created by my in-house designer, which includes: a logo, eBay template (fully coded), eBay shop header banner, business cards and other stationery designs. This design pack alone sells for £397 via Spicy Auction Templates but 60DBP customers get it FOR FREE!

I won’t be covering the details of the program in this post as you can go and read everything on the 60DBP website’s How It Works page.

There’s also a new video that covers basically the same thing, just in video format. (more…)

October 25, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 10 Comments

Selling on Amazon Module NOW Available to ALL Easy Auction Business Customers!

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My regular blog readers may have noticed that lately I haven’t been posting on my blog as usual and may think I’m getting lazy or something. However the truth is that I have been very busy over the last few months working on the 2017 Easy Auction Business update and I’m very happy to announce today that 20 NEW videos have been added to the EAB members’ area, including the BRAND NEW Selling on Amazon module with 8 videos currently in the series.

Last year I was asked many times to do a course on Amazon but as you can imagine, creating a standalone course takes hundreds upon hundreds of hours. Time I simply didn’t have on my hands.

So instead of creating a new course I decided to simply add an Amazon module to the Easy Auction Business course and yes – you guessed it right – FOR FREE! There is no cost involved whatsoever! All current EAB customers can login to the members’ area and watch the Selling on Amazon module absolutely for free.

In this new module there are 8 videos:

  • Introduction
  • Opening an Account
  • Seller Dashboard
  • Adding Your First Product
  • Fulfilment by Amazon
  • Promotion
  • The Buy Box
  • Conclusion

And while this is not a full-blown, $5k Amazon course, I truly believe that with the help of these new Amazon videos, ANYONE can start selling their products successfully WITHOUT investing thousands of dollars in “premium” Amazon courses. (more…)

September 27, 2016 by Andrew Minalto - 2 Comments

BEST Business TV Shows Every Entrepreneur Should Watch!

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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. (more…)