AMAZON FBA: How to Find Products to Sell on Amazon (no software required)

Posted By on August 21, 2019

Don’t tell me that you can’t find a good product
to sell after you watch today’s video. Hey everybody welcome back to another episode
of The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses and I’m glad you’re here
because today we are talking all about how to find products to sell on Amazon, for free,
no software needed. Now you guys know, I love Jungle Scout, right? That is a great way to help you validate whether
a product can be a good seller or not on Amazon. But if you’re not there yet, if you’re not
ready to purchase Jungle Scout (using my link below) which you’re probably not, you’re just
trying to get a list of potential ideas. I’m going to give you 5 different ways that
you can do that. The first way to get a product idea list is
to just look at your Amazon shopping list. Look at your Amazon history for the last 6
months, 9 months, a year, whatever. There’s some things that you bought on Amazon
where the brand really matters. Clothing might be one, shoes, certain household
goods we are very brand loyal to. Those are products I would recommend staying
away from to private label. You want to look at the things you bought
that you are very brand agnostic to. That you just needed the item, so you bought
that item, you didn’t really care who made it. Grab a pen and a piece of paper so you can
write down your ideas as we go, or you can download my free worksheet below, its linked
in the description box. Here’s the second thing you can do. Ask your friends and family, “What’s the most
like, random thing you ever bought on Amazon.” I did that on facebook with my friends and
I actually got some pretty funny responses. Things that I had no idea were for sale, but
that’s what you’ll get when you ask people what kinds of things do you buy on Amazon? Because where one person might just buy books
still on Amazon and they don’t realize that Amazon has expanded quite a bit from just
selling books like they did several years ago where another person might buy literally
everything in their house from Amazon. And you’re going to have the full gamut, you’re
going to have people that use it for gag gifts, for people that use it for Amazon Prime or
Pantry or any of the other services like that that Amazon has. Some of the examples that I got were glitter
capsules that make your poo sparkle, a mannequin head, a knitted or crocheted red mask, golf
figurines. I mean things that I would have never bought
on Amazon. But your friends and family can give you all
these ideas of things that they buy because what they buy is not what you buy, and what
you buy is probably not what your clients are buying. Tip number 3 is to keep a touch list, or basically
just a list of everything that you touch through out the day. So if you wake up in the morning and you start
at the first thing, it might be your alarm clock, then your pillow which would include
your pillow case and then your socks and your underwear and your toothbrush and your comb. And that’s in the first three minutes of waking
up. So this is a project, it would take some commitment
but it will show you all the little things that you touch throughout the day that you
bought from somewhere so it could potentially be a good thing to sell. This is a tip Scott Voelker talks about a
lot on The Amazing Seller podcast and I think its a good one especially if you are going
to do something a little out of your ordinary during a day, if you’re going to go somewhere
you don’t normally go, its just going to help you be aware of all the stuff thats around
you that again was bought from somewhere. Tip number 4 think about your hobbies and
interests and think about the most niche thing that goes along with that hobby. For instance, I have a hobby that I do only
in the winter when its cold outside which is crochet. This isn’t a hobby I’m super into, again I
only do it a few months out of the year when its cold and I want something warm on my lap
at night, but if you start thinking about what does someone need to crochet then that
can lead you down a rabbit hole of some pretty niche things that crocheters, which is a huge
market, are really the only ones that are going to be looking for, but there’s so many
people in that market and what they buy is so specialized to crocheting that it could
create some interesting opportunities in there for you. Because all you really need to crochet is
a hook and yarn. But there are all different kinds of crochet
hook holders, there’s also these little things that take yarn and, this is not descriptive,
but they take yarn from the long skeins you see and they make them into a ball which is
a lot easier to use when you have working projects, theres these really specialized
task lights that some people use. I mean there’s all kinds of things even within
that category that once you niche down you’re going to find some pretty interesting opportunities. A side note of that is to think about your
parents or a partner or a really good friend and their hobbies that are different than
yours and ask them “what’s some thing that people that do what you do, like everybody
has to have?” And tell me about that, and tell me about
this, and are there any accessory parts that go with that? And you’ll also uncover some interesting opportunities
there that you would have never known about because you’re not involved in that world. My last tip is to always be listening. Because you will find that people talk about
things that they’ve bought all the time that again are not part of your world, not part
of your world view, not on your radar at all. But they are important to other people. Especially if they say, “oh I just bought
this on Amazon.” That exact thing happened to me last weekend. I was visiting my parents, my mom and dad
and my mom said, “Oh I need to get some more of …whatever. I bought them last year on Amazon.” And I was like “ding ding ding ding” tell
me more about this, how much did you pay?” She was like, “Why so many questions?” Now a year ago that comment would have went
right over my head, it would have totally passed me by, I would not have given it a
second thought. But this year I made a mental note and I went
home, pulled up Amazon, typed in the product, pulled up the page list, clicked my Jungle
Scout chrome extension and looked and thought, there might be something here. So now I have this whole private label product
idea that I never would have come across if I hadn’t been listening when my mom said that. Mom that doesn’t mean I don’t listen when
you talk, its just, it wouldn’t have…in this context…it wouldn….you know what
I mean…I just…we should probably edit that out. Alright friends, there we have it. 5 ways to find products. Its really just about paying attention to
the world around you and seeing whats out there. And then going and checking and seeing if
it is something that is going to have legs at Amazon or not. Leave me a comment down below and let me know
where you like to go to find ideas and I will talk to you next time. Take care.

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