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Awesomers.com Podcast

If you are an Amazon seller, ecommerce entrepreneur, ebay seller or you want to learn how to sell online this Podcast is for YOU! What is an Awesomer? An Awesomer is someone who through a series of long-term actions and behaviors has demonstrated that they are not satisfied with normal. They are achievers to a penultimate degree in their own industry specialty or area of interest. There are no monetary criteria to be an Awesomer, in fact, many mega-wealthy people are not Awesomers. Some of them are Normies. Others are even Basics! Awesomers want to thrive; not just survive. Awesomers are trying to improve their lives and the lives of those around them. They are trying to make an impact, in whatever way they can, on the world. Many Amazon Sellers are awesomers. They took the Amazon FBA opportunity and they siezed the moment by taking action. If you are an Amazon Seller or interested in selling in eCommerce you should take a moment now and listen to all the Awesomer origin stories. Entrepreneurs solve problems in the world. They don’t create them. Awesomers are never done learning or improving. To become an Awesomer one must realize the journey to improve is perpetual. In other words, you don't arrive to the land of the Awesomer as a destination. Being an Awesomer means you are on the path of achievement for the sake of improving your life and those around you. Awesomers are 75% more likely to listen to educational or improvement podcasts.** What is a Normie? A Normie is someone who is stable and well established in life and ultimately is satisfied with the status quo. They don't want to rock the boat. They don't want to take risks. Normies are satisfied to survive. Normies are fine, just ask them. Awesomers have no problems with Normies. In fact, most Awesomers are surrounded by Normies who are their close friends and even family. More often than not Normies do not understand the plight of the Awesomer so they will warn the Awesomer to “be careful” or “don’t do it” or provide other guidance they mean to be helpful, but it is really just negativity that the Awesomer must overcome. We all know and love Normies and we are not criticizing Normies. We're only delineating some of the differences that exist between Awesomers and Normies. Normies are 84% more likely to listen to news about the Kardashians than Awesomers.** What is a Basic? A basic is someone who doesn't care about anyone which is often including themselves. They self-sabotage, they create problems, and they are not people that anyone should hang out with. They suck the life out of everyone around them by manufacturing drama, problems, or other nonsense. These people have chosen a path for themselves often by years and years of behaviors and actions which lead them to the life they have today; which is ok with us. We’re not judging. We just choose not to have our journey detoured by crossing the path of a Basic. (We also refer to this as the no A-HOLE rule.) 63% of basics have a cell phone only to play games, consume news or "vent" on social media.** **The preceding statistics for each archetype above is 100% made up. We like to make jokes. But we'll always tell the truth and set the record straight. The Awesomers.com podcast, hosted by Steve Simonson, will showcase some of the amazing origin stories of Awesomers from around the world. There are so many truly inspiring stories from people from all walks of life, but most often the Awesomers that will be focused on will be those who are also entrepreneurs. We'll be launching in the last half of 2018 as we build the systems and a team to support this important effort. We hope you will join us for this exhilarating journey! Many of these awesomers are Amazon sellers who have built an Amazon FBA ecommerce business and have started to see positive financial and lifestyle results.

Seller Sessions reaches 50 consecutive LIVE daily episodes
https://awesomers.com/185 The great Danny McMillian has been doing daily podcasts and here a couple of us join Danny to talk about this milestone and thank him and the https://sellersessions.com community has helped Amazon Sellers around the world. To see more episodes goto: https://awesomers.com/podcast...

The Dunning - Kruger Effect Seller Sessions and Awesomers.com Podcast
https://awesomers.com/186 Seller Sessions and Awesomers.com DUALCAST! Danny McMillian and Steve Simonson talk about the Dunning-Kruger effect and how it impacts entrepreneurs around the world. Watch out for YOUR susceptibility to fall prey to the Dunning-Kruger effect - especially during these uncertain times. To see other episodes goto: https://www.awesomers.com/podcast and https://sellersessions.com...

How To Grow An Amazon Marketplace FBA Seller Business With Multiplymii AWE0189
https://awesomers.com/189 Learn about how Multiplymii focuses on building an Amazon business through thoughtful HR and team building in a unique way and how it can help your Amazon business.  If you haven't checked out MULTIPLYMII be sure you go to: https://empowery.com/contact and get your special offer and help the Empowery co-op WHILE you save money as well. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review.  https://awesomers.com/podcast - for full show directory....


Writing Secrets With Marketing By Emma
Show Notes - https://www.awesomers.com/190 Learn about how Marketing with Emma focuses on storytelling and copywriting and how it can help your Amazon business.  If you haven't checked out MARKETING WITH EMMA be sure you go to https://empowery.com/contact and get your special offer and help the Empowery co-op WHILE you save money as well. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review.  https://awesomers.com/podcast - for full show directory....

Amazon Seller Software: ZONGURU Awesomers.com Podcast
Show Notes and Details: https://awesomers.com/191 Learn about ZONGURU and how it can help your Amazon business. Some of the unique features of ZONGURU include finding niche products, a special connection to Alibaba and many more. If you haven't checked out ZONGURU be sure you goto: https://empowery.com/contact and get your special offer for ZONGURU and help the Empowery co-op WHILE you save money as well. https://awesomers.com/191 Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review. https://awesomer...

Coronavirus Impact On Online Shopping Habits
Show notes with slides https://awesomers.com/192 https://SellerSessions.com and https://Awesomers.com DUAL PODCAST! Danny McMillian and Steve Simonson talk about changes in people's behaviors as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. We all can see the changes in our own lives, but what do those changes look like across a wide range of demographics? The Channel Advisor SAAS company polled over 1000 active US based shoppers to find answers about online shopping behaviors. The research completed by Channel...


Seller Sessions DualCast with Paul Rafelson on OMG case win
Show Page: https://awesomers.com/193 Seller Sessions and Awesomers.com DUAL CAST! Danny and Steve are joined today by Paul Rafelson.Amazon Sellers Celebrate victory against "THE MAN" on Awesomers and Seller Sessions Dualcast. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review.  https://awesomers.com/podcast - for full show directory....

Can Amazon Sellers Build Traffic To Their Own Websites
Awesomers.com/182 has both the audio and video version of this on display. You need to watch the video of this to really see the power. Can you build traffic to a website that is not on Amazon? We're trying a new network that has lots of traffic - but we are not sure about sales conversion yet, but we'll do a LIVE experiment and share some of the traffic data. Steve shares a recent acquisition or two and how we try to pivot during the coronavirus. We cover:  Traffic Strategies Restrictions Brand Bui...

Amazon Sellers Language Translation Made Simple
https://awesomers.com/188 Problem: You want to expand your Amazon marketplace business to Europe but you are worried about the language issues that exist in the different EU marketplaces and YOU only speak ONE language. Yana and YLT Translations are an Empowery Co-op aligned resource to help make your transition into the EU easier. Jana and Steve talked through some of the challenges with expanding and how proper solutions from YLT can help you do more than just literal...


Amazon Sellers expanding into the EU with Avask Accounting
https://awesomers.com/187 Problem: You want to expand your Amazon marketplace business to Europe but you are worried about the complexity and compliance with VAT and all of the various tax and accounting ramifications... Melanie and Avask Accounting are an Empowery Co-op aligned resource to help make your transition into the EU easier. Melanie and Steve talked through some of the challenges with expanding and how the solutions can bring order from Chaos....

Chat Bots Advanced Strategies For Ranking With SellerChatBot.com
What is the most effective ranking strategy for Amazon, Walmart, and building your brand? Paul Harvey will tell us all about itAmazon Ranking Strategies. Chat Bots Brand Building Rankster The role of brand awareness in launching new products is often mis-understood. Rebates to customers are a great way to get the word our about a new product that is coming into the market, or to re-launch a product that has lost momentum in the marketplace. This LIVE episode streamed to different places including:  Do...


Maximize The US SBA Programs RIGHT NOW
https://awesomers.com/180 Empowery.com and Awesomers.com DUALCAST! How can Amazon Sellers capture Loan program benefits from the US SBA PPP?The PPP 350 Billion is gone...But, maybe it's not too late.There is talk of another 250Billion in allocation to PPP. This LIVE episode was streamed to different places online. And a few days later the PPP program was "out of money", but sources tell us that there may be a future allocation so if you can make an application at BOEFLY do it, just in case there is any o...

Diversifying Off Amazon Marketplace with Seller Sessions DUALCAST
https://awesomers.com/179 Danny McMillian, Kevin King, Kian Golzari and Steve Simonson talk all about how to not be constrained to a single sales channel. How can Amazon Sellers diversify off Amazon? Progress, NOT Perfection Context Matters Your WHY should guide you. The panel will discuss some of the issues around multi-channel sales and the trade offs each of the alternatives brings. This LIVE episode was streamed to different places online. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review....

Diversifying Off Amazon Marketplace with Seller Sessions DUALCAST
https://awesomers.com/179 Danny McMillian, Kevin King, Kian Golzari and Steve Simonson talk all about how to not be constrained to a single sales channel. How can Amazon Sellers diversify off Amazon? Progress, NOT Perfection Context Matters Your WHY should guide you. The panel will discuss some of the issues around multi-channel sales and the trade offs each of the alternatives brings. This LIVE episode was streamed to different places online. Don't forget to subscribe and leave a 5-star review....


Amazon FBA Seller News April 2020
https://awesomers.com/178 AMAZON FBA SELLER LIVE BROADCAST WITH NEWS ITEMSWe talked about some of the alleged price gouging newsWe talked about the delays and bringing inventory intro Amazon and why that's happeningWe talked about the probability that PRIME DAY will be delayedWe talked about how to deal with the current COVID-19 crises for Amazon FBA SellersWe talked about the SBA PPP loan program at the high levelWe talked about thinking timeWe talked about the need to be strategic and not lose your mind...

CoronaVirus ButterFly Effect on Global Trade
https://awesomers.com/177 Today Steve talks about the Butterfly Effect, which is part of chaos theory,  from the coronavirus on global trade and some of the potentially surprising results that are happening or likely to happen in the near future. What are the realities that we face as Amazon FBA Sellers as a direct result of this coronavirus and how are all of these issues connected? Steve shares some examples of how this problem is having surprising and material impacts to business right now and he spec...

Amazon bans non-essential incoming FBA shipments
https://awesomers.com/176 - show notes As always Amazon keeps us jumping. On March 17th Amazon FBA announced they will stop accepting new incoming orders temporarily for non-essential items. Amazon will tell you if you item is essential or non-essential.Steve discusses speculates as to why this is required and talks about what Amazon Sellers can do now to respond. The Empowery vetted 3PL https://3plogistx.com is still accepting new customers and if you have the need you should get moving quickly before ...


Amazon Seller News and Corona Virus Advice
https://awesomers.com/175 for show notes and links Update: What's happening - all previously planned travel is off. Let's help Flatten the Curve! Don't be part of the problem. Events this week --> Amazon Seller Game Night https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jL7q1JlFSGWlMxdVSfSwBw Product Savants - KevinandSteve.com Reveal Webinar https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiOUhR6ZSBipakIZg9yM3Q Empowery sent a FREE guide from the Business Practice to it's members, but you can get one for FREE too. - http...

Amazon Seller News and Corona Virus Advice
https://awesomers.com/175 for show notes and links Update: What's happening - all previously planned travel is off. Let's help Flatten the Curve! Don't be part of the problem. Events this week --> Amazon Seller Game Night https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jL7q1JlFSGWlMxdVSfSwBw Product Savants - KevinandSteve.com Reveal Webinar https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HiOUhR6ZSBipakIZg9yM3Q Empowery sent a FREE guide from the Business Practice to it's members, but you can get one for FREE too. - http...

How to ask for feedback from customers featuring PickFu on the Awesomers.com Podcast
https://awesomers.com/173 - Show notes - How to ask for feedback from customers Today Steve is joined by John Lee with PickFu and learn about how this "happy accident" is the business model today that works so well for them AND the entrepreneurial customers. Learn from the experts about how YOU can gather customer feedback in a fast, focused, and HIGHLY effective manner.John shares how the process works and the discussion about why this customer feedback is important and even talks about certain use cases...


Covid 19 pandemic what does it mean to Amazon Sellers and Entrepreneurs
https://Awesomers.com/174 for show notes and details. Today Steve did a random Facebook live to share some of his thoughts about the impact of the Corona Virus now referred to as Covid 19 and why it matters to entrepreneurs in general and specifically how does it impact Amazon Sellers. Steve is joined by other Amazon Sellers who also share their own perspectives and opinions and in some cases, the discussion focused on what sellers need to consider to be prepared for the uncertainty that approaches. The ...

How to get my product in stores with Laurel Bloomfield Awesomers.com Podcast
https://awesomers.com/171 for show notes and links Today's guest, Laurel Bloomfield, will share her experiences about inventing a product and then how she developed the idea, patented it, and then developed BIG BOX customers. Laurel talks a bit about her origin story and shares a bit of her journey from ideation to exit. She shares her own very hard work ethic and what it takes to evolve from cattle ranching to ecommerce sales. This unique view about a VERY niche market gives entrepreneurs keen insights ...

Amazon Seller Chat Bot Marketing And Ranking
https://awesomers.com/169 - Show notes. Today Steve Simonson and Paul Harvey talk about one of the most effective ways brands can drive awareness and engagement through advertising and product rebates.  Rebate marketing has been around forever, but only recently have modern technologies been adapted to help consumers gain awareness about new brands and micro brands. Check out the History of Rebate Marketing. Paul talks about http://SellerChatBot.com and why messenger bots are a critical part of a custo...


Canton Fair Cancelled? - Amazon Sellers Prepare Yourselves
PODCAST SHOW NOTES - Canton Fair 99% Cancelled Wuhan Corona Virus Amazon  Steve dives into the facts about the Pazhou complex sending notice that the fairgrounds are closed indefinitely which means in all likelihood the canton fair spring 2020 will be cancelled. The Canton Fair organizers also send a message that told exhibitors to expect cancellation and stopped short of officially declaring the fair closed, but the nuanced message was a clear indication of what's to come. Even if the Canton Fair someho...

Amazon Seller China Team Wuhan Virus Update AWE0170
https://awesomers.com/170 PODCAST SHOW NOTES - Wuhan Corona Virus Amazon Seller Personal Update with SymoGlobal China Team Today Steve Simonson is joined by a few members of the SYMOGLOBAL.com China team. We check in with the team leaders to be sure they are alright and we ask about the situation in China and what they think about the current response as well as the potential for recovery. We also dive into the timing of factory openings, what impact any delays may cause, and there is further discussion...

Amazon Seller Counterfeit War
https://awesomers.com/168 for full show notes: PODCAST SHOW NOTES - Counterfeit Crackdown on Amazon, eBay, and More... If you sell on Amazon with any degree of success you have experienced other sellers "hijacking" your listing. There are legitimate times where multiple sellers sell the same product, but if you are the inventor, brand owner, and single source for your own product line the legitimate reasons goes down by a factor of 100. Yes, for the less experienced sellers it is important to understand ...


TikTok for Amazon Sellers with Expert Maayan Gordon
https://awesomers.com/166 PODCAST SHOW NOTES - Special Guest Expert Maayan Gordon Let's talk about TikTok - and why it matters to Amazon Sellers and eCommerce companies in general.Our expert Maayan Gordon (who has over 1.7 million TikTok followers) will help us decode the mystery that is TikTok. Technically if you are under the age of 25 you probably already have it installed, but if you, like me, had the chance to watch Gilligan's Island you probably have no idea what TikTok is and how to use it. Even ...

Wuhan Corona Virus Travel Warning for Amazon Sellers
https://awesomers.com/167 PODCAST SHOW NOTES - WUHAN CORONA VIRUS TRAVEL WARNING From Steve Simonson below:  January 24 2020 I would avoid going to China until at least June to see how this virus will unfold. For those of you who know me I evaluate data and make calm decisions. I am not one who reacts to news. I have never warned against travel to China or Asia before including going to Hong Kong during protests in 2014 and 2019. That said: China has taken the unprecedented move of closing Shanghai Dis...

Trump Tariff Updates for Amazon Sellers - Phase One Deal
Steve talks about the news of the recent Tariff changes related to the "Phase One" trade deal between the USA and China. The news about the so called phase one trade deal with china has resulted in many people wondering about what it means now and the future and Steve talks about his view on the deal and what that might mean for 2020 and beyond. Overall this is a positive step for Amazon Sellers, but we should remain vigilant about the future since uncertainly remains certain. https://www.cbsnews.com/new...


Amazon FBA Seller Womens Conference eCommerce
Amazon Seller Women's Conference https://awesomers.com/164 - show notes Melissa Simonson joins Steve Simonson on the Awesomers.com podcast to talk about the upcoming Empowery Women's conference in Feb 2020. This important event will set the stage for Women oriented content, networking and other important issues that are unique to Women in ecommerce. https://www.empowery.org/womensconference Melissa shared some of the original vision why a Women's conference is happening and why it is important for ...

How To Use Strengthsfinder exclusive Podcast
https://awesomers.com/163 - show notes Focus on Strengths It's the single most important driver of team performance - and yet, less than 2 out of 10 employees strongly agree that they get to use their strengths at work every day. Steve Simonson and Michael Pinkowski share some of their strengths and talk through how those strengths impact their decision making and their careers. As entrepreneurs, we are usually not great managers and therefore we will often look for the easiest path instead of the r...

Amazon Seller News AWE0162 Anti-trust News and more...
https://awesomers.com/162 --> Show notes News is happening every single day that impacts Amazon Sellers and eCommerce companies in general and here are a few that caught Steve's eye this week: 1) Amazon admits it uses marketplace Seller data to come up with products.  https://www.cnbc.com/2019/11/19/amazon-uses-aggregated-data-from-sellers-to-build-its-own-products.html 2) Amazon responds to some Seller concerns, but ignores others. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kirimasters/2019/11/20/amazon-addresses-som...


How to Reduce your Employee Attrition by 73% with Michael Pinkowski
https://awesomers.com/161 - show notes and webinar links Do you want to reduce your employee attrition by up to 73%? WEBINAR REPLAY - https://vimeo.com/374560745 Today on the Awesomers.com podcast we want to talk about the most important natural resource you have in business: people.Let's focus on how to grow your company by leveraging the strengths of the individuals in your company instead of concentrating on what's wrong with them. Michael Pinkowski from Go.Be.Strong. joins Steve to talk about the mo...

AWE0160 Amazon Sellers China Tariff FAQ with Patrick Maioho
https://www.awesomers.com/160 for show notes page and links This was originally recorded in 2018 with Patrick Maioho talking about the impact of the first round of China Tariffs that were just being implemented. Patrick is a global sourcing expert who has deep experience in China as well as many other countries. This conversation is enlightening and eye opening for anyone impacted by the China USA Trade War and specifically talks about the impact of Tariffs. If you don't know about how the tariffs work th...

AWE0159 Trade War Update For Amazon Sellers Audio
https://awesomers.com/159 On October 12th China and the USA announced a "phase one" trade deal. Was it really a deal or was it just a cease fire? That's more of an academic question, but here are the key take aways: 1) Ratching down rhetoric is better than going farther into the abyss. 2) No formal deal has been inked, so we don't know if this will actually get over the finish line, but the USA has honored it's promise to waive or otherwise defer the additional 5% tariff that was expected to be appli...


AWE0158 Audio Steves Health
https://awesomers.com/158 An Update About Steve's Health: Today I am sharing a health update. Last Friday I began treatment for Stage IV Melanoma Cancer. Although this news is not my favorite thing to share I wanted to give you some context and provide my insights on what it means for the short term for me: 1) I remain otherwise healthy and strong and relatively young to fight this disease. I have no symptoms or effects and we would’t recognize this was even happening without a series of internal scans ...

AWE0158 Audio Steves Health
https://awesomers.com/158 An Update About Steve's Health: Today I am sharing a health update. Last Friday I began treatment for Stage IV Melanoma Cancer. Although this news is not my favorite thing to share I wanted to give you some context and provide my insights on what it means for the short term for me: 1) I remain otherwise healthy and strong and relatively young to fight this disease. I have no symptoms or effects and we would’t recognize this was even happening without a series of internal scans ...

Entrepreneurs Advice - Start with Humility
Podcast Shownotes: https://awesomers.com/157 How about a little humility? Too often we see people showing off private jets, fancy cars, and projecting this lifestyle that IMPLIES that they have arrived. And how did they "arrive"? They were super smart and you should listen to them, better yet, send them some money and you can have what they have. However, rarely does those brag posts show the debt that the person is in. These modern millennial show-offs remind me of one of the original BS artists from Am...


Amazon Seller Awards and Other FBA News
https://awesomers.com/156 for full show notes. Today Steve is sharing some updates about the Seller Sessions SELLERPOLL and his impresions of the program. VOTE NOW - https://sellersessions.com/sellerpoll-vote/ Steve went onto share his thoughts about the LINKEDIN case against web scraping public data and the potential ramifications with Amazon's TOS. Steve also discussed the South Carolina case where Amazon is liable for back sales tax on marketplace sellers sales and why this precedent is so important....

Amazon FBA Seller Tools Tips and Hacks
https://awesomers.com/155 for FULL Show Notes Today Steve talked about his recent trip to Europe with his kids to help Awesomers understand his recent absence. Steve went onto share a summary of his 3 different community based initiatives: 1) https://Awesomers.com - Website, Podcast, Mailing List, Facebook Group - 100% FREE eCommerce Community Support 2) https://Empowery.com - A non-profit member owned cooperative to help leverage buying power and bring a unified voice to sellers. We can be: Independent....

AWE0154 Product Design And Development For Amazon Sellers Audio
https://awesomers.com/154 Steve welcomed Zack Leonard who is the President of GEMBAH. GEMBAH is a product design and development company that is built to empower entrepreneurs, especially those Amazon FBA Sellers, who need to help with product differentiation. Everyone talks about finding product opportunities that you can differentiate, but few have a systemic path to that differentiation. So today's podcast is a conversation between Steve and Zach about the typical product design process. Zach walk...


Amazon Seller Sourcing in India
https://awesomers.com/153 Sourcing In India Facebook Group Meghla's Sourcing to India Trip Steve and Meghla shared a conversation about her background and the incredibly diverse world locations she has lived in and her work experience with Global Sources that give her a unique and very experienced perspective about sourcing in general.  Meghla went on to discuss why she believes India is a viable alternative to China and she shared best practices about how to develop relationships with factories that tra...

John Lee Dumas Amazon Sellers Conversation on Awesomers.com Podcast
Steve welcomes the God Father of entreprenuerial podcasting John Lee Dumas. JLD is known for hosting the long running Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast which has over 2000 episodes. Steve asked JLD about his formative moments when he was beginning, what he takes the most pleasure in doing today and his recommendations for Amazon Sellers about how they can build their business today. JLD is a true entrepreneur and has been sharing, inspiring, and building his business and products for years. We are big fans of...

China Sourcing with Steve Notice For Amazon FBA Sellers
https://awesomers.com/152 From Vietnam Steve joined today to talk to Awesomers about an upcoming webinar about the TOP 7 Sourcing Mistakes that Amazon Sellers make. REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR RIGHT NOW: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/36b4ec2d373d23647c24e00bf0acd2b8 Steve talked about some of the common mistakes that are STILL being made everyday by Amazon Sellers. These mistakes can have a big impact on the sales, growth, and opportunities for Amazon FBA marketplace sellers. The most important part is ...


Amazon Seller PPC Ninja Hacks for Sponsored Products
https://awesomers.com/150 Steve was joined by Bernie Thompson and Ritu Java to talk about Amazon Seller PPC Hacks and techiques that can help ANY Amazon Seller. Bernie and Ritu talked specifically about a couple MAJOR strategic changes they have made over the past 12 months in reponse to the SMART DUMB algorithms that are used by the Amazon Sponsored products auction alogrithms. This is a MUST listen to episode. PPC Ninja is an aligned Empowery Co-op Vendor so that means there are great offers to help m...

Amazon FBA Sellers Prime Day News - Top Stories
https://awesomers.com/149 Steve talked about the origin of Amazon Prime Day and what Amazon Sellers need to pay attention to during the actual Prime Day event. Steve talked about the recent third circuit court of appeals ruling that says Amazon can be found liable for product liability for the products sold on its marketplace. THIS WILL HAVE HUGE impact. Contact the non-profit e-commerce co-op https://www.empowery.com/contact for a FREE no-obligation introduction to insurance resources that can help you...

Amazon Sellers Deal with Trump Tariffs on China Products
https://awesomers.com/148 Steve shares his views about sourcing from China and the added complexity of the tariffs that have been imposed by President Trump. He goes into some topics about China, India, Vietnam, and other alternative countries. Steve asks you the listener to consider your options and plan for a dynamic future. Consider resources: www.empowery.com www.catalyst88.com www.stevensimonson.com Don't forget that the Empowery eCommerce co-op is there to help you cope with the ever changing...


Amazon Prime Day News and More...
https://www.awesomers.com/147 <-- Show notes FTC and DOJ negotiate jurisdiction over anti trust of big tech companies. Apple, Alphabet (owns Google, Amazon and Facebook) are in the cross heirs of the government for anti-competitive behavior.  https://techcrunch.com/2019/06/03/alphabet-apple-amazon-and-facebook-are-in-the-crosshairs-of-the-ftc-and-doj/ The FTC will investigate different aspects of Amazon’s business model. https://www.vox.com/recode/2019/6/4/18651694/amazon-ftc-antitrust-investigation-prim...

AWE0146 Sales Tax Alert And EBay Tips
https://awesomers.com/146 <--- Show Notes SALES TAX ALERT: If you want to help support California removing any back sales tax liability that is trying to be forced down the throats of amazon sellers please support this webinar. OMG and Fiona Ma have been instrumental in improving the sales tax nightmare that is California. This webinar is a fundraiser. Go help and through some $$ in even if you can't attend or pay full entry. This situation can impact all sellers and a proper resolution would help entrepre...

Trump Tariff Small Business Impact Alert
https://awesomers.com/145 --> Show page Since as a country we now seem to manage international policy on Twitter, the American President Donald Trump tweeted and escalated the Trade dispute recently. We think he did it just to make Steve look wrong. In today's show, Steve breaks down where we are now and what it means.As always, take a deep breath. There is a solution to every problem.But the enhanced rhetoric is a reason to pay close attention. Based on all of the facts we have we should pay close at...


Sourcing in China Global Opportunities and More!
https://awesomers.com/144 - Show Notes You can find sourcing opportunities no matter where you go in China. It's about your attitude and your own responsbilities to make good decisions AND to participate in the development process. The Canton Fair has massive scale and opportunities. China in general is a wonderful place to source and the Canton fair specifically is a great place to go to learn more about China. There are all kinds of different product opportunities. You can really accelerate your busine...

Top 6 Canton Fair Tips and Tricks
https://awesomers.com/143 - Show Notes Page TOP 6 Canton Fair Tips 1) Make sure you know which phase is relevant to your business or product sourcing requirements! Don't plan your trip until you know the dates for each phase. The three phases are very different: Phase 1: Electronics & Household Electrical Appliances, Lighting Equipment, Vehicles & Spare Parts, Machinery, Hardware & Tools, Energy + Resources, Chemical Products, Building Materials, International Pavilion Phase 2: Consumer Goods, Gifts, Ho...

ECOMMERCE LAUNCH SUMMIT - FREE TRAINING
https://awesomers.com/141 - Show Page PODCAST SHOW NOTES eCommerce Launch Summit - FREE training - https://rebrand.ly/ELSsimonson 1. It's FREE to particitpate! That makes this summit a no-brainer. 2. It's virtual so you don't need to travel anywhere. Travel sucks - so skip the pain and enjoy in the comfort of your own home or office. 3. This can accelerate your entreprenuerial journey. The experts share their knowledge so that you can skip some of the pain! 4. Network with other like minded ...


AMAZON SELLERS NEWS
https://awesomers.com/140 show page Steve talked about several news items. 1) Jeff Bezos claims Amazon is getting beat by 3rd party sellers, so stop saying Amazon needs broken up. Steve shares his views on why that arguement is absolute💩💩! And he totally ignored this wildly unfair situation positioning their own brands above 3rd party sellers!: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/03/amazon-removes-special-promo-spots-for-private-label-products.html Articles refercing Bezos' letter: https://www.pymnts....

Cross Border Trade via eCommerce Made Simple
https://Awesomers.com/139 Show Page What if you could be in business in Europe in less than 30 days with no European entity, no VAT tax headaches, no forms, no employess, and almost no risk? What if you could prove that your product has value on new European marketplaces without the pain of entering? What if there was a resource that could create the listings in 5 languages, monitor those listings day to day, manage your sponsored products ads ALL for less money than a strong VA? What if you could solve th...

Top 3 eCommerce Related Questions
https://awesomers.com/138 <-- full show notes with links here There are lots of opinions about when ecommerce began, but according to ecommerce-land.com it all began in 1991 when the Internet was commercialized. Here is a snippet: History of ecommerce dates back to the invention of the very old notion of "sell and buy", electricity, cables, computers, modems, and the Internet. Ecommerce became possible in 1991 when the Internet was opened to commercial use. Since that date thousands of businesses have t...


Amazon Project Zero: How will this impact Amazon Sellers?
See more at https://awesomers.com/137 1) What is Amazon Project Zero? Amazon Services, which is responsible for the marketplace and all Amazon FBA Sellers has developed the Amazon Project Zero in response to the ongoing epidemic of counterfeit items and brand hijackers. Using the word epidemic is our own characterization of the wild west situation that is often at play on the Amazon marketplace which can devastate sellers and negatively impact the shopping experience at Amazon.com. In fairness, here is ...

Chatbots for Amazon FBA Sellers Awesomers Podcast
https://www.awesomers.com/136 Top 8 ChatBot Questions for Amazon FBA Sellers 1) What are chatbots? Chatbots are pieces of technology that help respond LIVE to customer interactions. The engagement between a chatbot and a user is very high and the opportunity to create unique and wonderful experiences exist right now. 2) How can chatbots improve customer service? Chatbots will be able to answer basic customer inquiries and even supply transaction related data on a LIVE and INTERACTIVE basis. Addit...

Empowery eCommerce Co-op Insider Vision
Steve shared this Awesomers podcast with an emphasis from an insider's perspective on why Empowery is an important part of the ecommerce eco-system.  Steve shared the philosophy for Empowery being a catalyst for positive change within the eCommerce industry and why the concept of leveling the playing field is important for ecommerce entrepreneurs everywhere. The co-op is something that is special, unique, and built for YOU. Join Steve as well as a group of brilliant e-commerce entrepreneurs including Kev...


Entrepreneur Risk and Reward Tactics and Strategies
Steve opened with a couple stories about dealing with China based companies and their lack of understanding about the normal risk vs. reward profile. Steve shared examples of failures of risk and the recognition that the riskier the idea the higher potential reward. Steve encouraged risk mitigation and ongoing management to stay sane and safe, but overall to follow your gut feel. Join Steve as well as a group of brilliant ecommerce entrepreneurs including Kevin King and many more at the Empowery Seattle S...

Amazon Seller Conferences and Amazon Marketplace News
Steve opened the show talking about the Chinese New Year and pointed out that there is no reason to get too worked up about those who are in the fear mongering businesses who talk about Chinese factories shutting down or 40% of factory workers not returning to the factory. This is normal and this kind of talk happens every year. Although the economic headwinds are strong in China we do not see any signs of massive issues there today. Steve talked about some of the good news for Amazon Sellers which include...

Is Internet Marketing Hurting Itself with Fake FOMO and Hysterical Hyperbole
Today Steve explored the dark side of Internet Marketing and expressed his frustration with the constant raising the bar of FOMO and marketing puffery - especially aimed at eCommerce entrepreneurs. This is episode 132. Steve mentioned that he has FOMO "Fatigue". For those keeping score at home, FOMO, is the cool hip internet way of saying FEAR OF MISSING OUT. This concept is powerful in marketing. Perhaps the most powerful. However, Steve laments that it appears to be overused. As the show continued Stev...


Entrepreneurs Welcome to 2019 - Build Some Equity - Awesomers EP131
Steve recorded a new episode welcoming back the entrepreneurial audience to 2019 and talking about how to build eCommerce businesses that result in equity vs. just burning a bunch of calories on a business that might make a little money, but has not inherent sellable value. The audience will still be able to keep in touch with the team online through the website and the Facebook page. Please take a minute about engaging with the show’s sponsors if you find what they’re doing as valuable to you. For the a...














EP 90 - Margarita Poluyko - Obstacles are Stepping Stones to Success Part 1
Obstacles are Stepping Stones to Success Part 1 On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Margarita Poluyko. Margarita with her brother Igor is a brother and sister team from New York City who have been leaders in the Amazon space for nearly a decade. Here are some interesting lessons from this episode: How an immigrant like Margarita found starting a business is a more viable path to success than competing with American jobseekers. When starting a business, be aware of cycles and how things work. Why you ...

EP 89 - Story Time with Steve - Negotiation Tips and Axioms to Follow
Story Time with Steve - Negotiation Tips and Axioms to Follow Today is a special episode with a different kind of format - Story Time with Steve. Steve shares with us some of his negotiation tips and axioms relating to the time he saved $700,000 on a lease. Here are some takeaways on today’s episode: If you're ever negotiating for a lease and you want tenant improvements done, put those on the landlord. Beware of unintended consequences. It always costs more and it takes longer. When you're negotiating, k...


EP 88 - Vladi Gordon - Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 3
Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 3 Today’s episode is part three of a three-part series with Vladi Gordon, co-founder of sellerboard.com, a profit analytics service for Amazon sellers. Vladi has worked in the software business for many years. Here are more interesting takeaways on today’s episode: Vladi’s background and experience. Amazon profit and business model killers. How Vladi developed tools for Amazon sellers. Vladi’s mission and vision for his company. ...

EP 87 - Vladi Gordon - Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 2
Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 2 Today’s episode is part two of a three-part series with Vladi Gordon, co-founder of sellerboard.com, a profit analytics service for Amazon sellers. Vladi has worked in the software business for many years. Here are more amazing lessons on today’s episode: Why bookkeeping is crucial to your Amazon business. Why quality assurance or some sort of inspection process is vital before shipping out. The profit killers that a lot of time...


EP 86 - Vladi Gordon - Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 1
Benefits of Using Profitability Analytics Tool in Your Amazon Business Part 1 There are huge commercial advantages in using profitability analytics software in E-commerce businesses. It can provide accurate and real-time view of your profit and calculate indicators and presents them in an actionable form. On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to Vladi Gordon, co-founder of Sellerboard. Sellerboard is a profit analytics tool for Amazon sellers. Vladi has worked in the software business for many...

EP 85 - Andy Arnott - How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 3
How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 3 On this episode, we continue with Steve’s special guest Andy Arnott, Founder and CEO of SellerSEO. This is part three of a three-part series. Here are some amazing takeaways from today’s episode: The inspiring success story of Under Armour. Why being an entrepreneur is not an easy path and usually harder than having a regular job. How you can build a lifestyle that works for you in this day and age of the so-called digital nomads or the f...

EP 84 - Andy Arnott - How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 2
How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 2 On this episode, we continue with Steve’s special guest Andy Arnott, Founder and CEO of SellerSEO. This is part of two of a three-part series. Here are some amazing insights from today’s episode: How Andy started his Android app business and his brush with Google. The story behind Andy’s decision to focus all his energy selling in the Amazon Marketplace. How Andy’s wife helps him do the Amazon side of the business while he does the SEO sid...


EP 83 - Andrew Arnott - How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 1
How to Sell Millions on Amazon Using SEO and Marketing Tools Part 1 SEO and digital marketing plays a large part in getting your Amazon product listings in front of more people. On today’s part one of a three-part series, Steve introduces us to Andy Arnott. Andy is the Founder and CEO of SellerSEO, a service that helps Amazon sellers automate and optimize their businesses. Some of the key takeaways from this episode are: How Andy made the decision to shift from having a career in aviation to being an entr...

EP 82 - Michael Pinkowski - Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half The Time Book Review
Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half The Time Book Review Scrum is a framework for software development and project management which focuses on the team working as a unit to reach a common goal. Today’s podcast is a Book of the Week episode. Host Michael Pinkowski, introduces us to the book, Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice The Work in Half the Time by Jeff Sutherland. Here are some major key points on today’s episode: Scrum’s first concept - collaborate. The 3S words - Scrum master, Sprints and ...

EP 81 - Diane Boerstler - Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 3
Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 3 This is part three of a three-part series with Diane Boerstler. On this episode, she talks more about writing hypnotic copies and how she differentiates me-too products. Here are more golden nuggets from today’s episode: How Diane started with NLP. The most common mistakes most people do in their sales copy. What is a hypnotic anchor and how can it generate more sales for your business. So join us on another episode with Diane and learn amazing copywriting technique...


EP 80 - Diane Boerstler - Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 2
Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 2 This is part two of a three-part series with Diane Boerstler. On this episode, she talks a little bit more about her background and some of the common mistakes and challenges faced by E-commerce entrepreneurs today. Some of the key takeaways from this episode are: Diane’s advice on what to do about the biggest challenge she hears from entrepreneurs. Having a weekend list and a wants list. Why she is called the hypnotic Amazon Copywriter and the wolf of Amazon. 05:25 ...

EP 79 - Diane Boerstler - Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 1
Hypnotic Copywriting for Amazon Part 1 Any smart entrepreneur knows that copywriting can incredibly increase sales and conversions. On today’s part one of a three-part series, Steve introduces Diane Boerstler. She is a master certified NLP practitioner and trainer. Clients kindly refer to her as the hypnotic Amazon copywriter and the wolf of Amazon. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: Diane’s inspiring origin story. How she juggled family life and business. Some of the brain hacking efficiency ...

EP 78 - Steve Simonson - It's Only A Mountain Book Review
Steve Simonson - It’s Only a Mountain Book Review This is an inspirational story about a father and his commitment, drive and love for his nonvocal quadriplegic son. On this episode, Steve introduces us to the Book of the Week, It’s Only a Mountain by Sam Nall. The most important key points you will get from this book are: How to shift to the right mindset when going through great obstacles. The importance of having the courage to do whatever it takes in life. The challenges in taking care of a handicapp...


EP 77 - Augustas Kligys - How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 3
How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 3 On this episode, Steve continues his talk with Augustas, a brilliant entrepreneur born in Lithuania who also organizes virtual summits. This is the last of a three-part series where Augustas shares some memorable stories, words of wisdom, and valuable tips including: How Trello and WhatsApp helps him in his business day-to-day. The importance of giving value to the other people. The importance of starting out with the attitude of gratitude. So l...

EP 76 - Augustas Kligys - How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 2
How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 2 On today’s part two of a three-part series with Augustas Kligys, also known as the “Virtual Summit Guy”, he shares more insights on his virtual business and his motivation behind it. Here are more awesome tidbits on today’s episode: How virtual summits motivate people to set their goals and dreams. Why serving people means helping and giving them value. The defining moments in Augustas’ journey. There are a lot of amazing lessons on this episode...

EP 75 - Augustas Kligys - How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 1
How a Virtual Summit Can Help You Grow Your Business Part 1 If you are running an Amazon FBA business and looking to learn how to successfully sell your products and move to the next level, a virtual summit is a powerful tool that you can explore. This is part one of a three-part series with Steve’s special guest Augustas Kligys. Augustas is who people call the “Virtual Summit Guy”. Some key takeaways from this episode are: Why Augustas is known as the Amazon Summits Guy. As the founder of the Orang Klik ...


EP 74 - Greg Silberman - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 3
Money Talks - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 3 Today is the last part of a three-part series with Greg Silberman, CIO of ACG Wealth. Greg is responsible for managing the firm's Global Investment Portfolio, as well as supervising the implementation of the company's Asset Management Strategies. Here are more key points on today’s episode: Diversification as the best way to help clients achieve their goals. The advantage of having business experts on your team. Why patience is de...

EP 73 - Greg Silberman - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 2
Money Talks - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 2 In business and finances, diversification is always the key. It’s all about exploring new markets and taking new risks. Today is a continuation of a three-part series with Greg Silberman, CIO of ACG Wealth. Greg is responsible for managing the firm's Global Investment Portfolio, as well as supervising the implementation of the company's Asset Management Strategies. Here are more takeaways on today’s podcast: Greg’s professional ...

EP 72 - Greg Silberman - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 1
Money Talks - Financial Learning Tips from a Chief Investment Officer Part 1 Behavioral Finance is crucial in identifying and understanding why people make certain financial choices. On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to Greg Silberman, CIO of ACG Wealth. Greg is responsible for managing the firm's Global Investment Portfolio, as well as supervising the implementation of the company's Asset Management Strategies. Here are some key points on today’s episode: Greg’s origin story growing up in ...


EP 71 - Steve Simonson - 6 Famous Failures Who Refused to Give Up
6 Famous Failures Who Refused to Give Up We all face adversity. Don't let your setbacks stand in your way. On today’s Awesomers Insights episode, Steve talks about some of the famous failures in history. Here are important takeaways on today’s episode: The famous failures of all time including that of Michael Jordan, Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, Oprah Winfrey, the Beatles and Albert Einstein. “Am I worth it? Am I smart enough? Am I fast enough?” Some of the questions every entrepreneur asks themselves. The ...

EP 70 - Stefano Starkel - Get Ahead of the Game With Business Automation Software
Get Ahead of the Game With Business Automation Software Software and automation tools have become essential for businesses to stay competitive. By investing in the right system, business owners can improve productivity, revenue and efficiency. On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to Stefano Starkel, Co-Founder of Zon.Tools. Stefano is a brilliant entrepreneur and has been living a unique and free lifestyle for many years. Here are some key points on today’s episode: Stefano’s origin story. Ho...

EP 69 - Victoria Mavis - Making the Magic Happen in Your Business
Making the Magic Happen in Your Business The magician’s mindset is all about making the impossible possible in your own life and being productive with it. On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Victoria Mavis. Victoria is a professional magician and an entrepreneur. She hosts a podcast and has written a book called How Podcasting Can Change Your Life: Unleash Endless Possibilities. Some key points discussed in this episode include: The Magic Mindset - how to bring surprise and delight into your mind to...


EP 68 - Steve Simonson - Part II Steve’s 11 Axioms to Help You Win More in Business and Life
Part II Steve’s 11 Axioms to Help You Win More in Business and Life Axioms are very important in conducting business and serve as guardrails in our personal and professional lives. On this Insights episode, Steve talks about the second part of his personal axioms. Here, he discusses his axioms one by one, provides examples and life situations on each and also encourages Awesomers to apply them in their lives. Here are more awesome takeaways on this episode: Axioms 12 to 22 and a detailed explanation for ...

EP 67 - Victor Ahipene - Learn How to Become a Powerful Public Speaker
LEARN HOW TO BECOME A POWERFUL PUBLIC SPEAKER Learn how to pitch, present and persuade by using interesting, compelling stories in your public speeches. On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to Victor Ahipene, Leader of the Public Speaking Blueprint. Victor is also an entrepreneur, author, speaker and podcast host. Here are more key points on today’s episode: How Victor became a speaker. The power of communication and storytelling in business. The Public Speaking Blueprint and how listeners c...

EP 66 - Backtalk Live - Steve Answers Live Questions from Awesomers
Steve Answers Live Questions from Awesomers Join us as we present another live question and answer session with entrepreneurs and Awesomers from around the world. Today’s episode is a back talk episode where host Steve Simonson answers questions from a live audience. Here are some important discussions on today’s episode: New E-commerce legislation, sales taxes, tariffs and what it means for your business Handling positive and negative reviews on Amazon DHL’s new cross-border COD service Getting ready ...


EP 65 - John Ramstead - How a Leadership Coach Can Lead Your Business to Success
How a Leadership Coach Can Lead Your Business to Success A leadership coach can be a great catalyst in helping people build the business and life of their dreams. On today’s episode, Steve’s special guest is John Ramstead. John is a former Navy fighter pilot, a leadership coach and an international podcast host. He is also the author of the Top 100 Leadership Blog for Executives, Managers and CEOs. Some of the key points you will learn from this episode are: The concept of a rising tide lifts all boats -...

EP 64 - Shirley Tan - How to Use a Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch Your Business
How to Use a Crowdfunding Campaign to Launch Your Business Crowdfunding can be an extraordinarily powerful part of your marketing launch for a new product. On today’s podcast Steve Simonson introduces Shirley Tan, the inventor of the Posture Keeper. She's also the author of Ecom Hell, founder of the Systems Coach and the original founder of AmericanBride.com. She also worked at Yahoo as a Director of Product and part of the growth team. Here are more amazing takeaways on today’s episode: How Shirley inven...

EP 63 - Chelsea Cohen - Building Your Success by Helping Others Succeed
Building Your Success by Helping Others Succeed Entrepreneurs should not only focus on achieving and building their own business but also in helping others around them. Because only when we help others succeed, can we truly become a winner in life. On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Chelsea Cohen. Chelsea is a young entrepreneur who has her own successful E-commerce business. Together with her husband, Ari, they created badassbusinessbuilders.org. Here are more golden nuggets from this episode: The...


EP 62 - Joe Lynch - Logistic Services and Why it is Important for your E-commerce Business
Logistic Services and Why it is Important for your E-commerce Business The E-commerce logistics industry is the cornerstone of action and every E-commerce company has logistical concerns and needs that have to be addressed efficiently. On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces to us Joe Lynch, kingpin of logistics. He is also the founder of The Logistics of Logistics, a podcast host, blogger and industry leader. Here are some key points on today’s episode: His company The Logistics of Logistics and ho...

EP 61 - Otakara Klettke - An Inspiring Self-Publishing Success Story
An Inspiring Self-Publishing Success Story Not everyone is born into equal circumstances but as long as you have passion, faith and dedication, you can do anything you want in this life. On today’s podcast, we are joined by Otakara Klettke, author of the book Hear Your Body Whisper. Otakara shares her transformative story as a young girl from what was then Czechoslovakia, coming to a foreign country, and fulfilling her dream of becoming an author. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: The in...

EP 60 - Steve Simonson - The Miracle Morning Book Review
The Miracle Morning Book Review What if you could miraculously wake up tomorrow and any or every area of your life was transformed? What would be different? On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to another book of the week episode, The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod. Here are more golden nuggets on today’s episode: The main philosophy behind The Miracle Morning. The movie Rudy based on Rudy Ruettiger’s life and why it is one of Steve’s favorite. SAVERS - an acronym for the six things that we nee...


EP 59 - Steven Hoffman - Innovation: Key to Startup Success
Innovation: Key to Startup Success Startups are important in bringing innovative and fresh ideas to life. On today’s episode, Steve’s special guest is Steven Hoffman also known as Captain Hoff. Steven is an angel investor, partner at Founders.VC, serial entrepreneur and author of the book Make Elephants Fly. Some of the highlights of today’s episode include: The difference between an incubator and an accelerator. Raising outside capital, when it’s a good idea and when it’s not. Key insights you can gain f...

EP 58 - Steve Simonson - Part 1 - Steve’s 11 Axioms to Help You Win More in Business and Lif
https://awesomers.com/58 Part 1 - Steve’s 11 Axioms to Help You Win More in Business and Life Axioms are critical in conducting business and serve as guardrails in our personal and daily lives. On today’s Insights episode, Steve talks about his first eleven axioms which he learned and continuously tries to infuse in running his own businesses. He also encourages his listeners to learn and apply these axioms in their own day to day lives. Here are more awesome takeaways on this episode: Axioms as a critic...

EP 57 - Whitney Cole - The Value of Human Connection in Content Marketing
The Value of Human Connection in Content Marketing Content marketing is all about storytelling and using the power of human connection to approach your customers. Today’s guest is Whitney Cole, Owner of The Mission Maven. Whitney is a consultant speaker and writer. She translates difficult technology concepts into simple approachable and readable content for your ideal customers. Here are more valuable insights on today’s episode: How Whitney started in the health tech space. The three pillars of content...


EP 56 - Rick Cesari Part 2 - Five Keys to Building a Great Brand
Five Keys to Building a Great Brand On today’s part two of a two-part episode series, we are reintroduced to Rick Cesari, a pioneer in the Direct Response advertising industry. Rick has helped take companies like GoPro from a start-up to over a billion dollars in sales in just a few short years. Rick is also a best-selling author, speaker and consultant and a brand strategy guru. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: Why every brand infomercial should start with the brand logo. Diversification - p...

EP 55 - Rick Cesari Part 1 - Billion Dollar Branding with Direct Response Marketing Techniques
Billion Dollar Branding with Direct Response Marketing Techniques Direct response marketing is a great tool for any business to engage with their target customers and drive immediate action to buy. On today’s part one of a two-part episode series, we are introduced to Rick Cesari, a pioneer in the Direct Response advertising industry. Rick has helped take companies like GoPro from a start-up to over a billion dollars in sales in just a few short years. Rick is also a best-selling author, speaker and cons...

EP 54 - Tim Francis - Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Great Assistant
Why Every Entrepreneur Needs a Great Assistant As an entrepreneur, we need to make sure that everything we do has a positive return on investment and that includes getting a great assistant. On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Tim Francis. Tim is an award-winning entrepreneur from Canada and the founder of ProfitFactory.com and GreatAssistant.com. Here are more valuable information on this episode: The difference between hands and feet work and head and heart work. Coming up with Decision Making Gui...


EP 53 - Steve Simonson - Poorly Made in China Book Review
Steve Simonson - Poorly Made in China Book Review Chinese manufacturers have transformed their country into the world's export powerhouse which attracted a lot of foreign businesses. On this episode, Steve introduces us to the Book of the Week, Poorly Made in China by Paul Midler. Paul has worked in China for close to two decades and has amazing insider revelations about doing business with China. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: How Chinese manufacturers widen profits and margins thro...

EP 52 - Trent Dyrsmid - Built to Scale: How Systems Drive Business Growth
Built to Scale: How Systems Drive Business Growth Systems are a foundational piece of a successful, highly efficient and profitable operations. Today’s guest is Trent Dyrsmid. Trent is a serial entrepreneur, husband and father. His three private companies generate millions a year in revenue. One of his first companies was even named as Canada's Profit 100 fastest growing private companies two years in a row. He also created Flowster, a platform for building standard operating procedures. Here are more go...

EP 51 - Taz Ahsan - Balancing a Successful Amazon Business and a Day Job
Taz Ahsan - Balancing a Successful Amazon Business and a Day Job Successful entrepreneurs view challenges as opportunities. This is what sets them apart from the rest. On today’s episode, Steve talks to Taz Ahsan of tazahsan.com. Taz is currently a program manager for a big tech company and a self-made Amazon success story. He also runs a podcast series, the Amazon Entrepreneur podcast, that aims to help entrepreneurs turn those dark times to milestones. Here are more interesting highlights of today’s ep...


EP 50 - Simms Jenkins - Email Marketing Should be the Cornerstone of your Digital Marketing Strategy
Why Email Marketing Should be the Cornerstone of your Digital Marketing Strategy Email marketing is a crucial part of any digital marketing strategy and is a vibrant way to create and foster relationships. On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Simms Jenkins. Simms Jenkins is the founder and CEO of BrightWave, North America’s leading email marketing agency. He is the author of two books, The Truth About Email Marketing and The New Inbox. He is also regarded as one of the leading experts in the email m...

EP 49 - Mitch Russo - The Powerful Benefits of Having an Accountability Partner
The Powerful Benefits of Having an Accountability Partner Taking care of your mindset and having a good support system is probably the best thing you could ever do for your business. On today’s episode, we are introduced to Mitch Russo, President and CEO of ResultsBreakThrough.Com. Today Mitch helps businesses create recurring revenue streams by using his proprietary certification training and podcasts with super-smart business owners. He's also an avid traveler and landscape photographer. Here are more k...

EP 48 - Jason Berkowitz - SEO is Not Dead: Why SEO is Still a Crucial Part of Digital Marketing
SEO is Not Dead: Why SEO is Still a Crucial Part of Digital Marketing A successful SEO campaign can deliver more traffic, increase customer and leads as well as help your business get to the next level. Today’s Awesomers guest is Jason Berkowitz, founder of Break The Web and SEO Services New York. Jason has managed marketing campaigns for some of the world’s most significant brands. Here are more key points on today’s episode: What is NLP (Natural Language Processing). How to keep up with Google's ever ...


EP 47 - Jay Kali - Have a Healthy Well Balanced Life as an Awesomer
Great entrepreneurs know that a healthy body equates to a stronger and empowered mind. On today’s episode, Steve talks to Jay Kali AKA The Strength Architect of Kali Coaching. Jay is a coach and fitness specialist who helps build strong, motivated and empowered women. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: What Kali Coaching is all about and how it can help women entrepreneurs. Finding your personal why. Training smarter versus training harder. The evolution of fitness, according to Jay. So...

EP 46 - Michael Pinkowski - Good to Great Book Review
On today’s Book of the Week episode, we are joined by Steve’s friend and partner, Michael Pinkowski. Michael talks about the book, Good to Great by Jim Collins. This book describes how good companies transition to great companies. Jim and his team researched and identified 11 companies that made that leap. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: The level 5 leadership - leaders that are humble, but driven to do what’s best for the company. The three buckets - disciplined people, disciplined thought...

EP 45 - Andy Slamans - Expert Insights on Strengthening and Scaling Your eCommerce Business
Business is really about relationships. This is not about a one-time sale. Relationships build equity in a brand. Today’s guest is Andy Slamans, partner at Amazing Freedom Agency which is a company dedicated to helping E-commerce, sellers and brands win on the Amazon platform. Here are more key points on today’s episode: How Andy started his E-commerce journey. What is Amazon FBA and how it can help with scalability and flexibility. Why product images are one of the most defining parts of your conversion m...


EP 44 - Jamie Birch - Using Affiliate Marketing to Influence Consumers Worldwide
Affiliate marketing is a powerful channel that reaches and influences consumers worldwide. On this episode, Steve introduces a special guest, Jamie Birch. Jamie is a world class expert in digital and affiliate marketing. He founded JEBCommerce and is constantly negotiating long-term profitable relationships inside and outside of the affiliate channel. Here are more awesome tidbits on today’s episode: How the book E-Myth Revisited influenced his entrepreneurship journey. Why affiliate marketing is not dea...

EP 43 - Tom Jackobs - Story Telling: Making an Emotional Connection that Transcends Sales Process
Storytelling can be a great marketing and sales tool in creating human connections in the business world. On today’s episode, Steve’s special guest is Tom Jackobs. Tom is what he calls himself an impact pilot of his business. He has over 30 years of entrepreneurship experience and he helps other entrepreneurs generate more income through better selling strategy using the power of stories. Here are more key lessons on this episode: Using storytelling as a way to increase sales. What the Dramatic Impact Stor...

EP 42 - Andy Paul - Having the Right People to Build Relationships
Sales is a fundamental part of doing business. It doesn't matter what business you are in, you need to understand how to present your offering and how to convince other people to listen to you. On today’s episode, Steve introduces Andy Paul. Andy's had a successful sales career that has spanned literally four decades. He’s a global sales expert, hosts the Accelerate! podcast and also authored the Amazon bestsellers Zero Time Selling and Amp Up Your Sales. Here are more takeaways on today’s episode: Andy’s...


EP 41 - Regina Perterburgski - Building Brands with 13 Secrets of Amazon Entrepreneurs
The Amazon Marketplace is a great place for any entrepreneurs to start their E-commerce business. Today’s guest is Regina Peterburgsky, Online Entrepreneur, FBA Seller, Mentor and Coach. Regina spends most of her time building Amazon brands and helping others do the same. Here are some key points on today’s episode: How Regina started in the E-commerce space. The ups and downs she encountered in business. Her book Thirteen Amazing Secrets of Amazon Entrepreneurs. And her upcoming website AmazingSecrets.com...

EP 40 - Frazer Rice - Wealth Actually Book Intro: The Importance of Working with Financial Experts
Entrepreneurs prepare for the future by setting up private wealth management and surrounding themselves with financial experts. On today’s episode, Steve introduces Frazer Rice. Frazer is a leading private wealth manager with 15 years of experience. He is also the author of the new book Wealth Actually and has been featured in the The New York Times, Daily Telegraph and The Journal news. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: A short background about the book Wealth Actually and why it is a must re...

EP 39 - Steve Simonson - The Power of the “Dear John Letter” in Making Your Voice Heard by Amazon
Entrepreneurs are constantly making a positive difference in the world and anyone can take part in it too. On today’s Awesomers insights episode, Steve talks about entrepreneurship, cooperatives, E-commerce and Amazon. Here are more key points on today’s episode: The three general propositions for a cooperative to work. How Empowery leverages the strength of its community. The Dear John letter project and why it is important. So join us on today’s episode and learn how you too can embark on your entrepre...


EP 38 - Liran Hirschkorn - Why Personal Development is Intellectual Equity
Selling on Amazon has become a popular hustle but building a seven-figure brand is no easy feat. On this episode, Steve’s special guest is Liran Hirschkorn. Liran has been in the online marketing space for the last 10 years and has built not one but two seven-figure brands on Amazon. He also helped built Amazing Freedom together with Andy and Nathan Slamans. Here are more valuable takeaways on today’s episode: Personal development as an intellectual equity. The key to success from Liran’s perspective. Lir...

EP 37 - Steve Simonson - Steve Answers Live Questions from The Awesomer Army of Listeners
In today’s Internet revolution, the E-commerce industry is definitely the brightest star but many businesses encounter challenges along the way. On this Awesomers Back Talk episode, Steve talks about major E-commerce issues and answers live questions from Awesomers tuned in to Facebook and Zoom broadcasts. Here are more valuable insights on today’s episode: How to deal with FBAforward going out of business. The great review purge of 2018. How to handle cross border selling and more. So if you missed the ...

EP 36 - Mario Porreca - The Importance of Mindset Transformation
The Awesomers.com podcast, hosted by Steve Simonson, will showcase some of the amazing origin stories of Awesomers from around the world. There are so many truly inspiring stories from people from all walks of life, but most often the Awesomers that will be focused on will be those who are also entrepreneurs. We hope you will join us for this exhilarating journey!...


EP 35 - Karl Kronenberger - Trademarks Copyrights Cybersquatting and Other Legal Terms
Having a good legal defense is just as good as having a good legal offense. On today’s episode, Steve welcomes Karl Kronenberger, an indispensable resource and trusted advisor on issues relating to Internet law, media, and technology. Karl is a seasoned litigator regularly handling complex Internet law issues, such as Internet trademark and copyright infringement, spam litigation defense, Internet defamation and false advertising, cybersquatting, FTC lawsuits, data breaches, website agreements, and privac...

EP 34 - David Somerfleck - The Importance of Web Design Lead Generation and SEO
Digital marketing can help businesses maximise online presence, launch great products, attract more clients and grow their business exponentially. On today’s episode, Steve introduces us to David Somerfleck, Founder of Defacto Digital. David is a trained and certified court mediator, the author of five books, a former college journalism professor and education program director. Here are more key points on today’s episode: The importance of web design and lead generation for businesses. Why SEO is still a v...

EP 32 - Steve Simonson - Love Yourself Like Your Life Depends On It Book Review
How well do you love yourself? On today’s Book of the Week episode, Steve shares one of his favorite books, “Love Yourself Like Life Depends On It” written by Kamal Ravikant. Here are more lovely bits on today’s episode: The importance of truly loving one’s self. The benefits of meditation to one’s well being. And the different methods of meditation discussed in the book. Enjoy listening to today’s episode and find out how this book can make you love yourself even more. Welcome to the Awesomers.com podc...


EP 31 - Will Moffett - Expert Tips on E-commerce Entrepreneurs Scaling and Growth
There are many ways entrepreneurs can save money and avoid debt by leveraging new tools and resources. On today’s episode, Steve introduces Will Moffett, founder of Upfund.io. Will is an entrepreneur, partner and builder of all kinds of different businesses. He's built many private label products within the physical products industry. Here are more lessons on today’s podcast: The why process and the idea of identifying what you don't want in life to find out what it is that you truly want. Will’s personal...

EP 30 - Tess Davis - Building Brand Awareness and Avoiding Common Launching Problems
Branding increases the value of a company and makes acquiring new customers a whole lot easier. On today’s episode, Steve introduces us to Tess Davis, Co-Owner of RGT Marketing. Tess is an industry expert on building brands and helping E-commerce entrepreneurs expand their brand and reach. Here are more key points on today’s episode: How RGT Marketing helps E-Commerce with their marketing and branding needs. Why brand awareness is crucial to your business, whether you are selling on Amazon or across multip...

EP 29 - Nathan Hirsch - Valuable Insights: Hiring Pre-Vetted Freelancers Specialized in E-commerce
SHOW TRANSCRIPT: Most entrepreneurs and business owners say their biggest human resources challenge is finding skilled talent. On today’s Awesomers Authority episode, Steve introduces us to Nathan Hirsch, Co-Founder and CEO of Freeeup.com. Nathan provides valuable insights about hiring pre-vetted freelancers specialized in E-commerce, digital marketing, virtual assistance and so much more. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: Nathan’s origin story and what led him to create Freeeup. Th...


EP 28 - Jeremiah Kovacs - 3 Phases of Book Keeping and 3 Ways to Approach Sales Tax
The magic of accounting is all about taking data and turning it into valuable information. On today’s Awesomers Authority episode, Steve Simonson introduces us to Jeremiah Kovacs, Founder of MuseMinded. He and his team have worked with hundreds of Amazon Marketplace sellers to automate and outsource their financial systems. Here are some key points on today’s episode: What MuseMinded is and how it helps Amazon marketplace sellers. The three phases of bookkeeping - data capture, data categorization and d...

EP 33 - Brad Axelrad - How to Transform Your Fears Into Strengths
The first step towards overcoming your fears is to face them. On this episode, Steve introduces Brad Axelrad. Brad is an event producer, consultant, strategist and podcast host having produced over 150 live events with top business leaders and best-selling authors. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: The philosophy behind Face Your Dragon. How to transform your fears into strengths. Steps to tame your dragon: find, face, and then ride your dragon. And the first step to discovering the numb...

EP 27 - Casey Gauss - Expert Tips on Sourcing, Launching, and Selling on Amazon
“Be willing to put in the work to get to where you want to be; no more, no less.” On today's episode, Steve introduces us to guest Casey Gauss, CEO and Co-Founder of Viral Launch. Here are some key points on today’s episode: How Casey built his company, Viral Launch. Casey’s origin story as a young entrepreneur. How important it is to focus on your happiness. His prediction for Amazon and why it’s important for businesses to be optimized on the platform. So subscribe to the Awesomers podcast and le...


EP 26 - Steve Simonson - The Importance of Finding Your Why
Your personal why is what gives you motivation. It really is an extraordinary opportunity for you to find yourself empowered to go on and take on the world. For today’s Awesomer Insights episode, Steve talks about the importance of finding out your personal whys. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: What you need to establish your personal why. The different phases of building a company and why knowing your whys can help you make decisions that are aligned to your goals. Why you need to writ...

EP 25 - Steve Simonson - Built to Sell Book Review
What if you can make your business operate without you day to day? On today’s podcast, Steve Simonson introduces us to another book of the week episode, Built to Sell by John Warrillow. John made a story instead of a long checklist that addresses this particular question. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: The main philosophy behind Built to Sell. How to engineer your desired outcomes. Why you should align your people with your objectives. And the number one mistake most entrepreneurs make...

EP 24 - Huy Q Nguyen - Learning and Exploring New Business Tactics
Dropshipping on Shopify is one of the easiest ways for beginner entrepreneurs to start their own store. On today’s Awesomer origin story, Steve introduces us to Huy Nguyen, a young entrepreneur who leveraged the power of Amazon to grow his business. Huy is a global traveler who is now offering services to other sellers to help them start their own Shopify dropshipping store. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: How Huy traced back his roots to Vietnam. The number one skill he needed to learn ...


EP 23 - Tyrone Odiowei - The Importance of Having an Awesomer Mindset
As entrepreneurs, we all face challenges along the way. Surrounding yourself with the right people, having a positive mindset and plan of action can help you get through it all. On today’s episode, we get to know Tyrone Odiowei and his classic rags to riches story. Tyrone is a consistent Amazon top earner and founder of the Inner Circle Mastermind. Here are more awesome details on this podcast: How Tyrone leveraged a terrible work situation to kickstart his E-commerce journey. The challenges he encounte...

EP 22 - Paul Baron - What are Messenger Bots: How to Use Them With Your Sales Funnel
Some people start one successful business after another while others fail to succeed. On today’s episode, Steve introduces us to Paul Baron, co-founder of Physical Product Pros, a second-generation Colorado native and lifelong entrepreneur. Paul is also a sought-after consultant and many of the things that he's doing in his life today are focused on helping others. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: How Paul started, failed and persevered as an entrepreneur. Why you should be constantly lea...

EP 21 - Rich Goldstein – Product Patents: How they work, the Types and More
One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is deciding on the patents, trademarks and other protection mechanisms for their business. On this episode, Steve introduces Richard Goldstein, a patent attorney, entrepreneur and marketer. He is also the author of the American Bar Association's Consumer Guide to Obtaining a Patent. Here are more awesome takeaways on today’s episode: How Rich works with E-commerce sellers to help them protect their innovative products and avoid problems when sourcin...


EP 05 – Steve Simonson – Steve Answers Live Questions From the Awesomer Army of Listeners
Join us as we present a live question and answer session with entrepreneurs and Awesomers from around the world. In this episode, Steve tackles the important questions about Amazon, dropshipping, Shopify and consumer-driven products. More interesting tidbits on today’s episode: What is Amazon review purge and how it can affect your business. What service elements to include in a feedback sequence for your customers to get better reviews. How to know if Amazon FBA is a viable economic model for you. A...

EP 02 - Danny McMillan - Amazon Marketplace Optimization and 3 Business Models to Avoid Risk
Find out how you can successfully validate your business in as little as a three-day period, before even launching and raising capital. In this episode, Danny McMillan explains how he went from a struggling student with learning difficulties to an Amazon FBA expert and a serial entrepreneur. Here are more awesome gold nuggets about today’s episode: How Danny overcame lightning bolts and adversity and used them as an opportunity to reset his life. Why a steely determination is one of the most effecti...

EP 03 - Paul Rafelson - Expert Insights about Taxation and eCommerce Laws
As business owners, we should know how to protect our assets to the best of our interests. In this episode, Paul Rafelson, a tax attorney and executive director of Online Merchants Guild talk about the legal aspects in running and keeping E-commerce businesses afloat. Here are more key points in today’s episode: How the modern economy has outpaced the government and state laws Expert insights about taxation and E-commerce laws The revolutionary way Amazon created a portal to the global economy where s...


EP 06 – Matt Clark – Core Principles of Problem Solving, Networking, and Entrepreneurship
Learn from Matt Clark’s entrepreneurial journey; how he became a CEO and co-founder of Amazing.com and how he has helped thousands of entrepreneurs build their businesses around the world. In this episode, Matt tells us his origin and backstory. We also have a lot of awesome takeaways including: How Matt joined his university’s Entrepreneurship program and understood the context of business firsthand from seasoned entrepreneurs. Why entrepreneurs are natural problem solvers and how they approach failure...

EP 07 - James Thomson - Expert Insights on the Specifics of Being Successful on Amazon
Amazon is a large and complex ecosystem which can be hard to navigate. In Episode 7, we learn from James Thomson, former head of Amazon Services and partner and co-founder of Buy Box Experts and the PROSPER show, about his journey from being a top Amazon executive to starting his own businesses. You will also learn valuable key points such as: How he created educational opportunities for sellers and brands to become more attuned to the specifics of what it takes to be successful on Amazon. Why relatio...

EP 13 - Steve Simonson - The One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey Book Review
Today’s Book of the Week talks about the importance of assigning and delegating tasks to the right people in your organization. On today’s episode, Steve shares with us one of his favorite books, One Minute Manager Meets the Monkey. Here are some of the awesome things you will get to hear on this episode: The 4 key rules on how to deal with the monkey. The difference between abdication and delegation. What a boomerang delegation is and how you can avoid it. And why experience is not just about what h...


EP 17 - Yev Marusenko - 5 Methods of Tracking and Placing Ads that Convert to Sales and Profit
The best benefit of digital marketing is the ability to scale and spread your brand message to a large audience. On today’s episode, Steve introduces Yev Marusenko. Dr. Yevgeniy "Yev" Marusenko received his Ph.D. from Arizona State University as the first ever graduate from the new Environmental Life Sciences program. He is also the director of E-commerce and growth analytics at Heroclip. Here are more awesome things in this episode: Different marketing techniques in top platforms such as Facebook, Goo...

EP 20 - Hugh Taylor - The Importance of SEO and Getting Your Profile Found on LinkedIn
On this episode, Steve introduces Hugh Taylor, the president of EconomyPR.com. Hugh is a seasoned marketer and he's a passionate player about helping companies go from where they are to where they want to be. Here are more awesome things you will learn on this episode: Why you need a niche so you can focus on your target customers. The importance of SEO on getting your profile found on Linkedin. Why wuality content is another form of equity. And the importance of adapting to change and never giving up...

EP 08 - Steve Simonson - The E-Myth Revisited Book Review
Just because you own a business doesn't mean you are a business owner. In this episode, Steve introduces the Awesomers Book of the Week. Written by Michael E. Gerber, E-Myth and E-Myth Revisited talk about entrepreneurial management and leadership. Here are more awesome things you will learn from this episode: Why having great technical skills does not mean you know how to run a business. The three different business systems: the hard system, soft systems, and information systems. How to focus on the ...


EP 15 - Michael Pinkowski - Parsimony: Creating 10 Thousand Entrepreneur Millionaires
“Go take action, do something, get into motion, go be an athlete, be an artist, be in love, be somebody, be yourself. You've got to make a difference, go be strong.” These are just some of the few words of wisdom that today’s guest shares with us. On this episode, we get to know Michael Pinkowski, President of Parsimony.com. Michael has been involved in E-commerce since building his very first transactional website in 1998. Since then, he has used his expertise to help multiple companies find success on t...

EP 16 - Kevin King - Expert Insights about Taking Action and Finding Solutions
On this episode, learn how you can break the traditional system and build your own. Discover the journey of Kevin King, a serial entrepreneur who’s sold millions of products in Amazon. He's also been featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, Entertainment Tonight, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal. Here are more gold nuggets on today’s episode: How Kevin developed an entrepreneurial mindset early on his childhood. The importance of prioritizing experiences over material things and why freedom...

EP 18 - Steve Simonson - Strengths Based Leadership by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie Book Review
SHOW TRANSCRIPT: What are the keys to being a more effective leader? On this episode, Steve introduces the Awesomers Book of the Week, Strengths Based Leadership written by Tom Rath and Barry Conchie. The book is based on Gallup’s StrengthsFinder program that has been instrumental in many of his organizations. Here are more gold nuggets you will learn from this episode: The Barrier Labels of strengths and how it relates to determining your full leadership potential. Steve’s five leadership strengths: r...


EP 19 - Manny Coats - How to Add Value to Your Products with Meaningful Collaboration
On this episode, Steve Simonson and his guest Manny Coats discuss the main issues that entrepreneurs face. Manny Coats, the host of the AM/PM Podcast, CEO and Founder of Helium 10, and co-founder of the Freedom Ticket, shares his personal and professional background, visions and insights on E-commerce and entrepreneurship. Here are more key points discussed in this episode: Manny’s origin story and his first experience as an entrepreneur. How to add value to your products. The importance of building comm...

EP 01 - Steve Simonson – Host Steve Simonson Explains What an Awesomer is in this First Episode
Welcome to the very first Awesomer podcast where we bring you quality, actionable and inspiring content to help you on your Awesomer journey. In our first episode, we’ll hear it from the man himself, Steve Simonson. Steve is a successful serial entrepreneur who firmly believes in the philosophy of paying it forward. He has over 30 years of entrepreneurial experience and will share with us amazing words of wisdom including: Why equity over the long run is the most important strategic indicator that your...

EP 04 - Steve Simonson – How to Avoid Being Scammed
In this episode, learn how you can protect your business from scumbag companies trying to prey on entrepreneurs and business owners around the world. Steve lets us in on a letter he received from what seemed to be a legal government entity. Not only that, he shares more valuable information to help you spot a scam from a mile away: The Occam’s razor and why every business owner must understand its general philosophy. Why you should learn to trust your gut instincts when it comes to personal and business...


EP 09 - Steve Simonson - 7 China Mistakes and How to Avoid Them
China offers extraordinary and game changing opportunities to entrepreneurs, but there are also caveats, road mines and lightning bolts that can happen along the way. On today’s expert insight episode, Steve Simonson talks about the top seven mistakes that business owners often make when dealing with China. Here are some of the awesome things you will hear in this episode: Steve’s axiom number zero - I don't know nothing about nothing and how it helps him in business. The number one mistake most busine...

EP 10 - Barth Getto - The Significance and Origin of a Cooperative: How They are Beneficial
E-commerce cooperatives make the E-commerce world a better and less lonely place. In this episode, Steve introduces Barth Getto of Empowery E-commerce cooperative. Barth wants to live in a world where no E-commerce entrepreneur ever feels alone and shares valuable lessons to the young Awesomers: The significance of a cooperative and its origin. There's always somebody smarter than you and why you should recognize and make the most out of it. How cooperatives can be beneficial to E-commerce and E-selle...

EP 11 - Jeff Cohen - Expert Insights on Future of eCommerce: Leveling Up Your Game
Jeff Cohen spent the past 15 years helping grow E-commerce businesses from small start-ups to multi-million dollar companies. On this episode, we learn more about Jeff Cohen of Seller Labs. Jeff shares his knowledge and viewpoint about the E-commerce world. Here are more gold nuggets in this episode: Why your network truly is your net worth. Today’s business is fast-paced and you need to embrace change. How mobile is going to be hypercritical in the future. And why he believes that retail stores a...


EP 12 - Liz Herrera - The Importance of Investing in Yourself
Today’s awesome guest talks about Poker, Pokemon and E-commerce. On this episode, Steve introduces Liz Herrera, an Awesomer who ignored the well-trodden path of traditional systems and who instead created an opener for one of the first E-commerce stores. Liz also shares some memorable stories, words of wisdom, and valuable tips including: Why you should start building a team no matter where the journey is. Achievement should be measured against your own benchmarks. The positive results of putting yours...

EP 14 - Steve Simonson - Live Questions and Answers From the Army of Listeners
Amazon offers countless business opportunities to entrepreneurs from all over the world. On today’s episode, we are doing a live Q&A session about everything Amazon. Steve shares his expertise and answers questions from a live audience that will help Awesomers understand more about how the marketplace works. Here are more valuable insights on today’s podcast: How to enhance Amazon reviews to boost sales. The three Amazon battlefronts: seller activities, buyer activities and ASIN activities. How to tap...