Welcome to Master Selling Online! I have created a list of tools and resources that I have experience using and still use today with my various businesses and websites. I have tested all tools listed on this page and only recommend the tools that have helped my business. It is always important to remember that you are your business’s most valuable asset and you only have so much time in a day. Spend that time doing what is most valuable to your business and know when to let tools and resources assist you along the way!
Jungle Scout – JS is an incredible product research tool. I use Jungle Scout to search for products available on Amazon that I can source and private label myself to build my portfolio of products. The great thing about JS is the ability to refine your searches via specific criteria. I will narrow searches to only show products that sell a certain amount per month, between a specific price range, with under a set number of reviews, etc. This is a tremendous time saver and fun to dig through!
There is both a web application and a chrome extension available – You can learn more on their site! Learn how Greg Mercer (CEO and Amazon Seller) uses Jungle Scout on YouTube
Bluehost – All of my websites I currently host and have hosted in the past have been through Bluehost. Why? Two main reasons. 1) Bluehost makes it incredibly easy to register or purchase a domain and 1-click install a WordPress instance. I can usually purchase a domain and start working on my site within 20 minutes. View this video here for 4 minute install and setup. 2) Pat Flynn.. enough said. I am a huge believer in Pat and began my niche site journey around 3 years ago. I learned a ton about website development, hosting, keyword research and more from Pat and love his podcasts.
That said, I have had some issues from time to time when making changes or attempting to update things on my servers. Even with those issues, I was able to contact Bluehost support and have the issue solved in under an hour multiple times and I thank them for that!
Snap UPC – In order to list products on Amazon, you will need a UPC code. More recently, they have been requiring that these barcodes are GS1 barcodes. Snap UPC sells GS1 barcodes at incredible prices! When I first launched an private label item on Amazon I only needed 1 UPC, and I was able to purchase this through snapupc.com for $5. Can’t beat that!