How to sell on eBay and Amazon from a Cruise Ship
Transcribe of “How to sell on eBay and Amazon from a Cruise Ship”
Hi guys Neil Waterhouse. Today we really are all blessed to be living this day and age where you can literally sell on Ebay and Amazon from a cruise ship or any other remote location on the planet. In this video I want to share with you how anyone can do this. Now first of all, today with the latest high speed satellite internet. Which, you know, most cruise lines and, you know, the latest aircraft, use, satellite internet download speeds dramatically faster than they were just a few years ago.
Most cruise lines and the latest aircraft, use, satellite internet download speeds dramatically faster than they were just a few years ago
You know, back when cruise ships started offering the internet. The typical internet connection at sea. It wasn’t just slow, it was more glacial. You click on a website, and you experience many seconds and minutes of frustration. Maybe the page would come up, maybe it wouldn’t. Maybe the cruise would end before the page would even open up. Meanwhile, you’re paying a small fortune for the frustration of trying to use the internet. The base rate for WIFI on many ships. You know, started around 75 cents a minute, you know, that of course, is about around $45 for a single hour online.
Today, prices are offered around $25 per day
Today, prices are offered around $25 per day. Anyway, selling on Ebay and Amazon, it’s not new and it’s certainly not rocket science. And neither is selling items on Ebay and Amazon way on a remote location. Selling on Ebay and Amazon can be broken down into six different tasks. And all these six tasks can be outsourced to low-cost. Overseas virtual assistants from $1 per hour.
Outsourced to low-cost, overseas virtual assistants from $1 per hour
And I’ll also put a link on the screen where you can get them from if you haven’t got that already. Now, these six tasks are, number one, product research. Number two task, listing products, number three, optimizing listings, number four, shooting listings, number five, placing orders. If you’re drop shipping, this involves placing orders with your suppliers. If you’re importing, you’re using a third party logistics company. Amazon FBA to hold your inventory.
Using a third party logistics company, or Amazon FBA to hold your inventory
Placing orders means telling them the name and address they can ship to. However, this of course can be fully automated again using software. A number six task is customer service. All these tasks can be outsourced to low-cost overseas staff from $1 an hour using 10% of your profits. Like I said, I’ll put a link on the screen to a previous video which shows where you can get the staff from $1 per hour. Now, of course, everybody is different. However, the whole idea of an online business, to me, has always been lifestyle first.
An Ebay Amazon business should not just run by itself, but just as importantly it should grow all by itself
An Ebay Amazon business should not just run by itself, but just as importantly it should grow all by itself. Like I’ve mentioned in many of my videos. Build an exit strategy in your business from day one, so that business can be sold. Now, whether or not you have a solo business is up to you. The point is just build the business so that it runs completely without you. So if you did sell the business, one, or one of your business, or you know, part of your business. The buyer can see the business runs completely without you.
The value of the business is much greater than if you’re an integral part of the business
And, therefore, the value of the business is much greater than if you’re an integral part of the business. But of course, a big second advantage of this is. Of course, is the business runs without you. So you can spend more time with your family. And the things in life that you want to do. After all, we’re only on this planet once, and our days. You know, the older we get, you know, the amount of days we have left. Of course, seems to, really just shrink. But anyway, today, we’re absolutely blessed with technology that allows you to check in with your team from remote locations like cruise ships, to make sure everything is running smoothly.
Most cruise ships these days, they’ve got satellite internet with WIFI
Most cruise ships these days, they’ve got satellite internet with WIFI available throughout almost the whole ship, so using WIFI, you can use your computer, an iPhone, or just phone, tablet. Or you know, to communicate live with your team using free apps like Skype. You can either talk live with your team, or live chat using your keyboard, which is my preference.
You have to pay more for the Skype internet option on most cruise ships
By the way, normally you have to pay more for the Skype internet option on most cruise ships. That normally costs you around and extra, around 10 bucks a day, depending on the course on the cruise line. You can also have your team populate a simple, live, multi-user spreadsheet like Google Sheets. Now, Google Sheets is like Microsoft Excel. So you can see your staff working live, where you can’t do that on Microsoft Excel, but you can certainly do it on Google Sheets.
Google Sheets is awesome. And amazingly, it’s also free
Google Sheets is awesome. And amazingly, it’s also free. You can have one or more of your members of your team entering orders as they come through. And you can open up your laptop, watch that spreadsheet being populated. No matter where you are on the planet. If you haven’t used Google Sheets before, you can actually see your team, or your team members, typing in your orders live, even though you’re thousands of kilometers away from them. You can also see the name of the team member who is entering in your orders.
You can also check your research spreadsheet and make sure your product research person, or research people, are doing their job
Can also check your research spreadsheet and make sure your product research person, or research people, are doing their job. And this is, you know, this checking should only take you a couple of minutes of your day, to open up your laptop, check everything’s okay, and job done.
Learn the six tasks, then outsource the six tasks to low-cost, overseas virtual assistants using 10% of your profits
So the moral of the story is, learn the six tasks, then outsource the six tasks to low-cost, overseas virtual assistants using 10% of your profits. I’ll put links below to free courses on how to sell on Ebay and how to sell on Amazon. Learn the tasks, then use 10% of your profits to outsource the tasks to the low-cost staff, then, you know, after all, if you’re going, you know, on a cruise ship or any other holiday with your family, isn’t the whole idea to relax, gather your thoughts, and spend quality time with your loved ones? So that’s all for this week, please scroll on down, leave me a comment below, and while you’re there, make sure you hit the subscribe button. Until next week, list more, sell more, this is Neil Waterhouse.