Milas – New Seller

Milas – New Seller

Milas is a relatively new Amazon seller, he’s only been on since the summer of 2016. He was focusing on arbitrage but is switching after his first suspension and reinstatement. He sells on Amazon full time as well as owning a small chain of restaurants in Atlanta, Davinci’s.

Goals?

“My goal, because of my passion is to own a film studio and everything I have done, the restaurants, now retail, is to finance my celluloid dreams, lol. But for retail, in particular, is to establish different brands to build a sustainable retail company. I am returning to China to finally get into PL, I feel that RA has really been paid training to learn about retail.

Moo-Lah

“Currently I am grossing $10K+ per month.”

Life Details

Milas loves movies, playing basketball, movies, video production, and movies!

What Does He Love About Scanner Monkey?

LEARNING!

Wants To Be Married To Her Own Business!

Wants To Be Married To Her Own Business!

Joy sells online on eBay and Amazon. She has been at it part time for 5 years and went full time in 2016. She does a bit of consulting but mostly earns her living from her online sales business.

Goals?

“For the last 6 years I was responsible for running someone else’s company. While it was a job I loved, I realized all that energy could be spent growing my own business and affording me more freedom over my life and my schedule. If I am going to be married to my work I want it to be my own business not someone else’s.

I started out selling primarily Health and Beauty items, mostly limited edition and discontinued makeup. My eBay business originally was comprised entirely of Retail Arbitrage. Now I also do vintage and thrifted items on eBay in addition to RA. I sell in a variety of categories on Amazon…toys, clothes, grocery, health and beauty, video games and more! I am 99% RA, 1% OA and am in the very early stages of finding a manufacturer for my first PL product.”

Moo-Lah

“Since I went full time growth has been amazing, and revenue for the year between Amazon and eBay will be in the 6 figures.”

Life Details

“I have a daughter who is 23 and in college studying business management, and a son who is 22 and works full time as a material handler. I am a coffee junkie and am an admin in the Facebook group, The Thrifting Board, which focuses on helping sellers who sell vintage and thrifted goods on eBay with a little Amazon mixed in. I’ve been blessed by a lot of sellers who’ve helped me along the way so I love to pay it forward helping in that group. Vintage Levi’s are kind of my area of expertise.”

What Does She Love About Scanner Monkey?

I adore how welcoming and friendly the group is. And so knowledgeable! I love how active and positive Jay and Cordelia are in the group.”

Full Time, Successful, and Vacations At Will!

Full Time, Successful, and Vacations At Will!

Kelly is a full time seller who lives in Michigan.  She sources via RA, OA, wholesale, and private label. Her only other steam of income besides Amazon is selling her returns on Ebay.
KellyJPGGoals?
“To be honest I don’t really like being told what to do so I am better at working for myself. I also love setting my own schedule and working when I want to. I want to be available to my kids when they need me and to go on vacations when I want to. My goals now are to start working towards retirement by building my business and putting money away so that I can live comfortably and enjoy my kids and someday grandkids.”
Moo-Lah
I sell around 10,000 to 12,000 units a month with gross average sales around $220,000 to $230,000.
A Few Things
“I just recently got married and we have 5 kids between the 2 of us.  A 22 year old, 20 year old twins, a 9 year old, and a 7 year old.  All girls except the 7 year old ( poor guy.)  We enjoy camping and going on vacations to anywhere warm as we live in the frozen tundra of Michigan…lol”
What do you love about being a member of Scanner Monkey?
“I love all the great people!  Everyone is so helpful and I know I can get an answer quick if I just ask.  Not to mention Scanner Monkeys are a blast to hang out with.”
1.7 Million In Sales in 2016! And SOLO!

1.7 Million In Sales in 2016! And SOLO!

“Robert” is a humble seller. He quietly helps and supports others and never touts his own horn. I have had the privilege of knowing him for several years and he finally answered some questions on the condition of anonymity.
He has been selling online for 17 years and sells full time. He focuses entirely on selling online with no other streams of income. He currently sources primarily via wholesale and online arbitrage. He likes this business because does not enjoy the 9-5 life and has the goal of saving money for retirement as he’s already been living debt free for a long time.
Moo-Lah: He is on track to sell $1.7 million in 2016. (Yes, you read that right.) He says that his ROI varies and he mostly works solo except for a prep center that he uses to send in his inventory.
A Few Things: His fave foods are pizza and anything chocolate and he enjoys reading. He works hard, travels and keeps his nose to the grind stone.
What does he love about being a part of Scanner Monkey?
I like the sense of community and sharing. 99% of the folks are genuinely nice people. I know I can turn to the members if I have concerns and I don’t mind helping others who may need it.”
Homeschooling Mom Generates Full Time Income

Homeschooling Mom Generates Full Time Income

Julie is a part time seller who squeezes in her successful business while she home schools her two kids. She has been selling online since 2014 and sells mostly wholesale with a bit of arbitrage thrown in. She is now working on her first private label product. She also earns a small amount from selling shirts on Merch by Amazon and her husband has a full time job.
Goals?
debt“I started Amazon because we had a tremendous amount of debt with no end in sight.  As a stay-at-home mom, FBA was perfect.  I just hoped to make an extra $500 a month to help pay it down.  I never fathomed it would become what it has. I paid off all our debt (except the mortgage) in December 2015.  Our next goal is for my husband to quit his job in May 2017 by having a consistent monthly profit level for us to live comfortably and invest in our future.”
Moo-Lah
Her average sales are $35K per month.
A Few Things
“I love Jesus, Disneyland, homeschooling my 2 crazy kids, and running a local support group (with the help of lots of coffee)!”
What do you love about being a member of Scanner Monkey?
“I love the positivity, camaraderie, and wealth of information shared there.  I wouldn’t be at this level in my business without it!”
Part Time And Thriving!

Part Time And Thriving!

Karen is a part timer who lives in the Milwaukee area and has been selling on Amazon since 2009. She has sourced via arbitrage, wholesale and private label but prefers PL and bulk WS buys. She has multiple streams of income including from her published books and latest e-book at Beanie Babies Price Guide.
Karen
She started selling originally to liquidate her Beanie Baby collection after heart surgery, but did so well that as her health improved she was able to pay off their debt, mortgage, cars and for her children’s tuition. They also saved enough for her husband to retire early. She sells on Amazon in the US and in the UK. In addition to continuing to earn and save, she sells, “because I enjoy it. I like to learn new things, put them into action, and help others along the way if I can.”
Goals?
To keep things simple, but welcome new challenges, be they learning new “rules”, new ways to promote products, new ways to grow, finding ways to help others, but still having time for exercise, family, and friends.”
Moo-Lah
I aimed for $10,000/month gross sales but I’m now over $18,000 gross sales. I am still mastering the intricacies of QuickBooks Online so I can give a more meaningful number. I haven’t even counted the UK sales yet. They’ve been hovering about 400 pounds/month.
A Few Things
“We are at a fun stage of life where the children are grown (son 31, 2 daughters 27 and 20), and husband retired this year at age 60 after working 44 years. We have the freedom to travel when and where we want, and my Amazon business can go with me.”
What do you love about being part of the Scanner Monkey tribe?

The friendship and support. The laughs and the compassion. The variety of business models. The humor.

Tribe Testimonials:

Broadened my scouting range

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Thank you … for creating such an awesome thing

I started … and fumbled my way through. I asked to join this group and was … like nope not going to…
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2015-09-10T19:33:45+00:00
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More successful members

Scanner Monkey WAS a derogatory term used in the past by extremist/elitist type sellers who thought the marketplace was being…
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2014-02-02T02:06:48+00:00
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I love this group.

I love this group. It’s my happy place. –Heather 9/14
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2015-09-10T19:35:14+00:00
I love this group. It’s my happy place. –Heather 9/14

It helps your own business succeed

This ScannerMonkey group is like a spin-off from Scanpower in the same way Frasier was from Cheers and Angel from…
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2014-02-02T02:07:16+00:00
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Scanner Monkey Has Been the Most Valuable

After the many workshops, presentations, training, etc. that I have participated in for our Amazon business, I can say that…
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2016-01-13T18:31:06+00:00
After the many workshops, presentations, training, etc. that I have participated in for our Amazon business, I can say that Scanner Monkey has been the most valuable to me over the past year. -Candace Tanner, 1/2016

Awesome people…positive energy

I am a newbie and VERY small bananas, but was able to find a couple of the bolos. For me…
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2014-02-02T02:07:40+00:00
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Web site has valuable information

Just wanted you to know the new web site is really great.  You guys have done an awesome job on…
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2014-03-21T13:43:19+00:00
Just wanted you to know the new web site is really great.  You guys have done an awesome job on providing so much valuable information for the Amazon (or even ebay) seller. –Vicki

My membership paid for itself in the first hour

My membership paid for itself in the first hour I joined. I joined, drove to Tuesday Morning, sat in the…
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2014-08-14T14:54:19+00:00
My membership paid for itself in the first hour I joined. I joined, drove to Tuesday Morning, sat in the parking lot reading the BOLOG, walked through a snowstorm into TM and bought items with huge profits. Kinda crazy, isn’t View Full →

Learned so much

I have learned so much from this group, it’s unbelievable! There is so much information shared and so many cheerful…
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2015-09-03T19:08:42+00:00
I have learned so much from this group, it’s unbelievable! There is so much information shared and so many cheerful monkeys- gotta love cheerful monkeys! –Bianca