How to Find People to Follow on Twitter?

We should talk about Twitter.

Hey my name is Megan thanks for coming back for another episode of The Bootstrap Boutique, where beginners build businesses.

A part of building your business in this day and age is absolutely having a social media presence.  So I decided to go just totally off character and try to just focus on one social media presence at a time.

That is at the moment Twitter.

I know I have SnapChat and all that stuff but my SnapChat right now is a weird mix of people that I don’t know that I’m assuming came from here and then my friends.  And I don’t really talk about this stuff to my friends and I don’t really want to share pictures of my baby with people I don’t know and so I’m in this weird limbo-y space with SnapChat where I’m trying to decide how I’m going to use it.

What, what were we talking about?  Oh!  Twitter.  Yes.

So, back to Twitter.  I have been working on trying to build a presence there and it, you know, it takes a while because you don’t want to just go out and spam  everybody under the universe and try to get followers.

That’s not a good way to build an engaged presence on a social media platform.  So first off, if you’re doing that, stop it.  Just stop it right now.

But have you read twitter bios lately? Is everybody under the sun an entrepreneur?  That’s a whole different video.  One day we’re going to talk about the word entrepreneur and the feelings that come with that word and like, am I or am I not? But that’s not today.

So you go through all these stages of trying to find people that you want to follow on Twitter.  And at first its like, yep, everybody come in.  Just come on in guys, just everybody come in.  I’m going to follow you all.  Because you really think, like, oh there’s something I can learn from everybody.

Oh your an entrepreneur, oh you are an SEO expert?  Oh, you have eighteen online businesses?  Awesome!  I can learn from all these people.

But so many are just full of crap.  Full of it.  So I’ve had to become a lot more selective in who I’m actually following on Twitter, and I still have way too many people that I’m following but it’s a process because you do want to follow the people that can actually add value and you don’t want to follow the people that aren’t. That are just posting other stuff.

So it’s kind of a slow process and I’ve been spending way more time than I probably should trying to curate this list of Twitter followers or people that I’m following.


What do you call that?

The advice that I was given was to cast a wide net and then narrow down from there, so that’s what I’m following right now.  That’s what I’m doing.  But I do wonder if there’s a better way because now I have way too much noise in my Twitter feed.  I know you can go and you can build lists and you can use like different programs to just see the feeds from your lists.  I’m working on all that, but it all takes a lot of time, and a surprising amount of time because I want to set it up right the first time.  So any other good suggestions on how to find great people to follow on Twitter? I would love to hear them.

I don’t worry so much about the other side, about people following me.  I know that will come over time if I continue to put out good info which, you know I’ve been pretty happy about the growth that I’ve had as far as people following me.  But I don’t really view that as the most important part.

So, any suggestions you guys have on how to find great people to follow on Twitter, I am all ears.  I’d love to hear it.  But I do not need to follow 500 experts in SEO, one or two really good ones would be enough.  So how do you figure out who is legit and who is not?  By a twitter profile?

Alright guys, that was a little ranty today huh?  Little ranty.  But that’s just what I’ve been thinking about today.

Make sure you join me next week, I post new videos every Wednesday, so subscribe to this channel if you think that’s something you’d like to see more of.  Thumbs up on the video if you feel that way too about Twitter, that there’s a lot of noise, everybody’s an entrepreneur, how do you separate the wheat from the chaff? No idea. That’s what I want you to tell me in the comments.  I’ll talk to you next week guys, take care.


How To Start A Business By Treating It Like A Project

Starting a business can sound like this big, scary thing.  But really, its just a project.

Hey my name is Megan and this is The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses.  And this week we are going to talk about that, about building a business.

And how it really can seem overwhelming when you start.  But I’ve found that if you treat it kind of like any other project that you take on, especially a big project, then its something that you can absolutely get it done, tackle it and launch your thing.

So today we’re going to cover four things that you can do to help start your business by treating it like a work project.

Thing One.  Break it down.

So whenever you start a project at work, what do you do?

You think about all the different tasks that have to be completed in order to do the project.

So when you think about starting a business, just go ahead and do the same thing.  You can make an excel spread sheet, you can use sticky notes, however it works for you, but just get it out and start writing down all the things that you actually need to do to launch your business.

So these are all kinds of different things, like you need an EIN number and a bank account and an email address and possibly a website.  You need a marketing plan and you need a niche, you need product, whether thats physical or digital.

The list literally goes on and on and on.  But just write down everything that you can think of that you need to do to start a business.  It’s probably not going to be exhaustive right now because you’re going to realize other things you need to do as you get going and that’s ok but the point here is just start writing.

I also think its really helpful if you go ahead in this step and write out how long you think things are going to take you.  So something like getting an EIN from the IRS website will only take you about 5 minutes.

You can set up an email address really quickly, but if you haven’t found your niche yet, then that is something that you really need to spend some time on.  Just make it your best guess it doesn’t have to be perfect.  We’re keeping everything pretty loosey goosey here so don’t worry, you don’t have to be perfect.  Just get your best estimate.

Ok, Step Two is block it out.

Now you’re going to take all these different actions that you just identified and group like actions together.  So maybe you have like an admin bucket that does include things like get an EIN, set up my email address, get a new bank account with your DBA or your LLC or whatever.  Thats another one, what’s your corporate structure going to be? All these kind of admin things can go together in a nice little bucket.

You would also maybe have a marketing bucket.  So are you going to have a facebook fan page or a closed group? Are you going to have a leadpages site? Are you going to do twitter, periscope, facebook live, whatever.  That’s all going to be headed under your marketing.

There’s lots of other buckets that you’re going to find here.  I don’t know why this means bucket, just stick with me.  But I think you get the idea and you don’t actually want this to be a fifteen minute video so lets just go with those two examples.

Step three is to schedule it.

And this part is important if you work also a day job, because you are really going to be limited to either in the morning, a little bit at lunch, or late at night.  And its crucial that you know how you work best.

So are you an early riser or a night owl?  That’s probably when you are going to be the most productive and actually going to be able to get the most work done.  Because Lord knows, if you told me I couldn’t start on my side job until nine at night, there would be no side job because I am tired by the end of the day.

So thinking about when you work best, go ahead and actually put that time on your calendar and commit to it.  Show up when you say you’re going to show up, even for yourself.  Most importantly for yourself, but we have a hard time doing that sometimes, but make yourself and this business a priority.

My absolute favorite thing to make sure that I am focusing and doing the work when I say I’m going to focus and do the work is something called the Pomodoro Technique.  And that involves doing really focused work for 25 minutes taking a 5 minute break, repeating that four or five times and then taking a 30 minute break or longer at the end of four blocks of that time.  Try that for a little, I think you’ll be impressed at how much you can actually accomplish.

Number Four.  You gotta do the work.

All the tips and all the tricks in the whole wide world will not matter if you don’t sit down and do the work.

Nothing was actually done by daydreaming.  Daydreaming is important, it has its place and I would be lying if I told you that I didn’t sit back and think about how great this is all going to be when I finally get this business up and running, but you know where I am after the end of a day dreaming session, or whatever you call it? Um, exactly where I was when I started it.

Nothing works unless you do, so make sure that you are putting your head down and getting stuff done everyday to move forward in your goal.

Hey, I’m so glad you were able to join me this week, make sure you’re subscribed to this channel, I post new videos every Wednesday, and they are all about how to help beginners build businesses.

I would love for you to leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this video, if there is something else that you would like me to talk about or just whatever else you think I should know.  Be sure to follow me on Twitter, I am @megloftin and also now on Snapchat at @meg.loftin.  I will talk to you next week guys, take care!

Amazon FBA: New Product Samples!

There were some other things that we were going to talk about today.  And then, this came!

It’s August, which means it’s been a long time since February, which is when I first found out about Amazon Private Label products and decided, yeah, I think I could do that.  Let’s give it a go.

Since that time, you have seen me attempt and fail to launch two separate private label products.

The first one was totally my fault, I did not have my stuff together, didn’t really know what I was doing and managed to totally turn a supplier off from doing business with me.  That felt good.  That felt really good.

The second product didn’t work yet because it was big.  And because of how big it was, it was going to cost me about a million dollars to ship it.  Honestly though, I was trying to ship kind of a small number of this product and when I went back and told the main supplier that I was working with, “look, I can’t place an order with you right now because I can’t get my shipping cost down to where I can make money off it,” they said “Yeah, usually people order a whole container load.”  Which could be like a twenty eight foot container, which is a lot of product.  Which I am not ready to invest in quite yet.

So that’s why I am really excited and really hopeful about whats in this package and hopeful that it will be the one, that it is something that I can actually get to market.

It is small and light weight as you can see, fits inside a shoebox, ish, if you didn’t have all this extra packaging around it, and it is something that I have actually bought for myself both in real brick and mortar retail stores  and have ordered off the internet.  So I know there’s a market for it because I’m in it.

I found this product by doing a combination of two things.  One was just really starting to pay attention to the things that I use every day.

Scott Voelker calls that his touch list, he actually recommends that you walk around and write down the things that you touch or you use on an every day basis.

But I didn’t do that, I just kind of thought about it at the end of the day, ok what did I do today, did I do anything different or is there anything that might be interesting?

And from there I used Jungle Scout to validate it.  So you know I did a review of Jungle Scout and walked through how to use the tool in a video prior to this.  So go back and review that if you’re not sure what I’m talking about when I say Jungle Scout, but I did use that to validate that this could be a good product to try and bring to market.

Get Jungle Scout here (affiliate link, obviously)

So what happens next? Well I actually have to open this package because the FedEx guy just left here about ten minutes ago and I was so excited, I was like, “oh this is going to be my video for the week, yay!”

Hopefully the quality is good and we can move forward, this supplier has been so easy to work with, they have been prompt to respond to all of my questions, they are willing to put labels on and do all the things that I need to do to make this a good private label product at Amazon.

From there, its about setting up your labels and the marketing, making sure you’ve got all the information right, setting up a shipping plan with Amazon and finding a freight forwarder, oh if they could just send them all like this, that would be the best thing, and we will go from there.

I am really excited guys, I think that there is something happening here.

So, here’s what you can do for me, just keep your fingers crossed that I don’t screw it up this time, because its happened before.

The other thing you can do for me is make sure you are subscribed to this channel so you never miss a video.

I post new ones every Wednesday.

I talk about yes, building a private label company that sells on the Amazon platform, but also about all different types of things related to starting a business or even things related to how to be better at your day job.

I just did a video a couple of weeks ago about how to get a raise and you know what?  I just had my annual review and who got a raise? And it was a good one, I was happy.

And I did all those things I talked about in that video, I’m not making this stuff people it works!  So, whew, got a little carried away there.

But, be sure to come back again next week for more videos about this or something else that I’m going to talk about that got me excited, I don’t know, but I will see you next week.  Bye guys, have a great week, take care!


How To Ask For A Raise

Raise your hand if you want to earn more money at your day job.

Hey everyone, my name is Megan and this is The Bootstrap Boutique where beginners build businesses.  Glad you’re here this week.

I wanted to talk about something that is a little different than the normal focus of the Bootstrap Boutique and that is because most of us, when we start new businesses, we still have a day job, we do not typically just quit your job, cold turkey, and jump into a side business and hope to make some sort of full time income from it.

So something that you need to do if you have a day job, at some point in your career, is ask for a raise.

I know, I know, that makes people incredibly uncomfortable.  But it is so important that if you have earned more that if you have earned more money in your job, that you advocate for yourself to get it.

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a little extra money to help fund that side business?

At some point, its a conversation you are going to have to have with your boss.  What I want to do today is help you make sure that you are ready to have that conversation.  So, there are a few things that you need to think about before you just go in, sit down in front of your boss and say, “Hey, give me some more money.”

The first thing I want you to think about is did you actually earn the raise? If you just show up, clock in and watch the clock until five and go home, you didn’t earn a raise.  And you’re not going to get one.

But if you earned the raise over the course of the year, if you provided more value to the company than what you took home in your paycheck, then you should be able to make a case for why you deserve more money.

Here’s what I want you to do.

I want you to make it really easy for your boss to say yes.

How do you do that? Well, there’s a couple of things you need to do.

First you need to make sure that you are setting realistic goals.  And meeting them.  Or better, exceeding them.  So these goals need to be actionable and you need to be able to show that you met or exceeded them through the course of the year.  There should be some sort of number tied to them.  Did you save the company money, did you earn the company money, did you increase efficiencies in a process? I don’t know what your job is but there’s probably a million different ways that you can do things over the course of a year that are going to set you up to be able to say, yes, I met the goals that I set for myself at the end of last year.

Here’s another way that is kind of overlooked when it comes to making it easy for your boss to say yes.

You’ve got to get to them before the budget is set for next year.

And this one is a little tricky because not every company works on a calendar year for their fiscal budget so they may be setting budgets for the next operating year now, or it could have already happened, which puts you in kind of a bad place.

When your boss knows that you should earn more money then they can budget that in, but once the budget is set they probably only have a certain number of dollars that they can put towards salary increases for that year.  You want to make sure that you have this conversation with them before budget time or their hands might actually be tied until next year.

You also should ideally have this conversation before your annual performance review.  Because a lot of times and in many companies, that is when your boss tells you what raise you got for the year.

If you don’t want to be the two or three percent cost of living adjustment raise, you’re looking for a five, a ten a fifteen percent raise, if you wait until your performance review you’re too late if that’s the way your company operates.

It’s really important that you tell your boss about all the great things that you’re doing for the company through the course of the year.

Don’t make them rely on their memory of how great you are, you need to make sure that you are reminding them constantly how much value you bring to an organization.

The last thing about this meeting that you’re going to have with your boss is that it really needs to be face to face.

Most people don’t work remotely like I do where I can’t have that conversation face to face, but for most people you can actually get some face time with your boss and this is a conversation that you want to have eyeball to eyeball so you know that they are looking at you, they are listening to you, they are not you know on the computer checking email or thinking about their vacation or something like that.  This is something you want their full attention for.

That can be kind of scary too so something that can really help with getting you in the right mindset to have this conversation is called the Power Pose, and there’s an awesome Ted Talk, I will link to it down in the video description.

Go watch that.

Basically the Power Pose is Wonder Woman, the way she stands in the comic books, you know.  Shoulders back, hands on hips, chest out just very assertive and forceful.

And if you go stand like that, even if you go do it in the bathroom stall or in your office and you shut the door, I mean it’s already kind of awkward, you probably don’t want people watching you and thinking, “What is she doing?”  Just go somewhere where nobody can see you and do that for three for four minutes, you will feel better.

You will feel ready to take on the world. And all you have to do is ask for a raise.

Just a couple of tips to wrap up on how to ask for a raise.  Here’s what I want you to do.  I want you to be really bold in your ask.  So say you’re looking for a ten thousand dollar raise.

Here’s what you do.

First you’re going to prime the pump a little bit, you are going to let your boss know that you would like to have a salary conversation soon.  You don’t want to just dump it in their lap in the middle of your weekly one on one.

Next, when you have the meeting and the boss knows its coming, you just want to be very bold in saying.  Tell them what you want, don’t make them try to guess.  So if you need a ten thousand dollar raise, if you earned a ten thousand dollar raise, you need to say, “Hey, I earned a ten thousand dollar raise.  Here’s why I believe that’s true.”  Make your case.

The next part is the hardest part.  So you just made your case, right?

Shut up.

Just stop talking.

Just stop.

If you’ve ever heard the saying in negotiations that he who speaks first looses, that is true in this case.

Because you don’t want to say, “I need ten thousand dollars” and then be quiet.  And its quiet.  And its awkward.  To fill the space you say, “but I’d take seven.”  Because guess what you just got?  Not ten.

Now we all live in the real world and we know that’s not going to happen immediately, so you’re probably going to need to follow up.

If you’re getting signals from your boss that this is just not in the cards this year then you need to make sure that you are really clear on what you need to be doing for the next year to make sure that there’s more money coming your way.

Maybe your performance wasn’t as good as you thought it was, maybe you were focused on the wrong things and not doing what you needed to do to make your bosses life easier.  Whatever it is, you’ve got to figure that out and go back to the drawing board.

But if you’ve met your goals if you’re focused on the right things, if you’re a rockstar performer at your company, then yeah, you should be able to ask for a raise and get it successfully following these tips.

Alright guys, that’s what I’ve got for you this week.  I hope that was helpful, let me know if you asked for a raise successfully because you earned it, and you got it.  I want to hear those stories.  Also, if this kind of information is helpful for you, let me know that in the comments below also or you can hit me up at twitter, I’m @megloftin and I will talk to you next Wednesday.  Take care! Bye guys!


How To Find Products to Sell on Amazon: A Jungle Scout Tutorial


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Hey guys, its Megan with the Bootstrap Boutique and as you can see, things are a mess.  We are about 25% moved in to this other house that we’re going to be in for the next year.

So we are going to do something a little different as my dog walks by.  We’re going to actually head over to the computer and I’m going to show you a walkthrough of Jungle Scout, which is the software that I use to help me decide what products I want to sell on Amazon.

So as we go through this walk through, if you have any questions make sure to drop them in the comments below and I”ll make sure to go back and answer them.  Also, in the video description I’m going to put a link in there that you can use should you decide that you want to check Jungle Scout out for yourself.  Sorry about the dogs, I cannot record this video again.  See you at the computer guys.

So we’re going to take a look at the Jungle Scout Pro Chrome extension.  And that’s important to note, it is a Chrome extension so you have to be using Google Chrome in order to really be able to access the product.

So what we’re going to do, you can of course come up here if you have a product in mind and just search in the search bar.  But we’re going to try and just go down a rabbit hole and find something, so let’s come over to the departments drop down and lets see.

What we want to do is find something that is going to have a lot of subcategories in it, and actually, I have a one and a half year old, so I am well aware that Toys, Kids and Babies has a lot of stuff in it because babies especially just need a lot of stuff.

So lets go into the babies and as you can see over here in the categories there’s still a ton of ways in which you can narrow down what kind of products we want to look at.  So actually I’m just going to pick the very first one, bottle feeding.  And let’s see what happens in there.  Because even within that there’s just a ton of stuff.

How about one that maybe doesn’t have so many, the formula dispenser & mixers, not as many subcategories in there.  So that is a good thing.  But you will see there’s still a lot of breadth and depth within this category, so as you can see if goes from even this thing thats a hundred and forty dollars and it premixes and heats and does everything with your formula for you all the way down to just these little containers.

So lets see here, if we were to just come in here and say, ok, yep see theres a ton of different stuff in here which is good, thats good, it gives us lots of different things to look for.  So let’s just have it show us all best sellers.  So this is going to give us a list of what are the best sellers for this month and this category, perfect.

So from here I am actually just going to go ahead and open Jungle Scout Pro, which like I said is a Chrome extension.  It’s up here and hangs out where all your Chrome extensions do.  And while it’s loading up for us we can just go ahead and talk about what it’s doing.  So what its actually doing is scrubbing the Amazon database and pulling up all this information for us.  And it is, it is still loading so I’ll just go ahead and tell you about the extension a little bit.

So it is giving us all the information on a monthly basis for this first page.  And we could go to the next page of results and search it and it would tell us the same thing.  So starting from the top we have sales, this is the average number of estimated sales per month, so we see that’s 563 items per month from this page, average.

Now these things on this page are very different, you know, you’ve got the all in one super machine all the way down to just a premade dispenser thing.  So, within here we are going to see a lot of variation which is ok, also we have a difference of really well known, Dr. Brown is a very well known brand, to this one I’m not sure how you say that, Sysiron? Which could potentially be a private label name and doesn’t have the name recognition, so would probably not have the sales of Dr. Brown.  We also have up here, sorry I got a little off track, up here we also have the average sales rank for the month, which for this case is 5,054.

So average sales rank is the best seller rank, it’s kind of like golf.  You want a low number.  So, we see here numbers that range from I’m not sure where that 5,000 is coming from because it seems a lot higher than the other numbers here.  But, actually that’s because I’m looking at the wrong column, Megan. So we see rank between 6,000 and 213 is very low, 9,000 so that is why we have a higher average sales rank.

Average price is pretty self explanatory, what is the average of all these things, and I bet if we took out this Baby Brezza it would be even lower.

And then average number of reviews over here at the very end, that is pretty self explanatory also, its just how many reviews on average did these products have.

So starting, looking at these rows from left to right, number is just literally the rank that it is on the page.  The number that it appears at.

If we were to click this plus sign here as you see in the pop up, it would add the product to the tracker which is inside the Jungle Scout Web App.  I don’t currently subscribe to that so I can’t show you guys but there is a free trial available on Jungle Scout which is pretty cool.

Next column over is the product.  This is a hyperlink so if I were to click on it, it would open this product up in a new window.  But a nice thing it does is it does give you a nice little popup of what the product looks like, it’s got the main image there so you know if you are looking at this compared to this we aren’t comparing apples to oranges, which is good.

Let’s see here.  Next is the brand, so that is whatever brand is selling the product, the price, pretty self explanatory.  It’s whatever the price is.

Category, also fairly self explanatory, I think.  That tells you actually just how we got here for all of these.  It is interesting, you’ll see some of these that are in maybe a secondary category to what you think it would be in, there’s a couple of different reasons for doing that, such as trying to get a better sellers rank, trying to match for a different keyword, but we’ll not get into all of that today.  Now I’m making my thing scroll down.

The rank is again the best sellers rank, again its like a golf score, which makes sense because your number one seller would be your number one rank, and then you are going to have less sales and less sales as the numbers go higher.

Estimated sales are how many sales that Jungle Scout thinks your product sold in a month, in a thirty day period.  We will come back to how they figure those numbers out.

Estimated revenue is simply price times estimated sales.  If you multiply those two numbers together, you are going to get this column.

The number of reviews is total number of reviews.  That and ranking is what is not on a per month basis here, but that is purely just scraping the number of reviews off the Amazon listing.

Same idea for the rating, this is the star rating you’re familiar with, is this a four star product, is it a five star product, etc.

Our seller column here, lots of those you see are AMZ which of course stands for Amazon.  That means that Amazon goes out, purchases the product from the company and then sells them to you through their platform.  We do have one merchant fulfilled product, so that means the company is uploading their catalog to Amazon and are selling through them, however, they are still fulfilling through their own warehouse.  So none of these products are actually sitting in the Amazon warehouse.  So should you order this Munchkin formula dispenser combo pack, the product would not be shipped to you in an Amazon box.  And then finally down at the bottom we have a few FBA, Fulfillment By Amazon, products, which is again where a third party seller sells a product through Amazon and it’s fulfilled through the Amazon warehouse.

Next column over is the Fulfillment By Amazon fee, so that really only applies to these guys down here.  That is a combination of a referral fee and then also what is called the pick and pack fee, where they go and they get the product out of the warehouse and pack it up and send it to somebody’s house after they have bought it.

Finally net, pretty simple again.  Estimated, or sorry, the actual price minus the estimated fee gives you your net.  So again, that is just the net that Amazon is going to give to you but that does not mean that every time you sell one of these milk powder dispensers you are going to get $5.47 in your bank account because that does not account for your product costs, your shipping from overseas if applicable, your packaging, or any pay per click that you spend.  So that’s not your true profit.  But it does give you an idea.

A couple more things that will show down here.  Extract next page – that just simply means it would take you to the next page of Amazon listings and give you the same sheet here that you see.

You can export to excel if you would like.

You can filter by a couple of different things, so if you wanted to take out for instance that fancy formula dispenser, you could maybe say give me a price no higher than ten dollars.  Zero to ten. Or take out the things that have 500 reviews plus and get a more concentrated look at what you’re looking at.  There’s also some options you can put in there, you have to have API keys to be able to get those, but once you have those you can filter what categories you are seeing up here in different columns.

This little camera here gives you a nice screen shot should you want to screen shot this and come back and look at it later, because these numbers do change over time and Jungle Scout goes out and scrapes the listings once a month, and so if I look at it today and I go look at it a week from now or a month from now its going to be different numbers.  So you may want to have that to compare.

Also, its very popular on Amazon Facebook groups to ask somebody to look at a product and tell you if they think its good. Of course you don’t want to give all this information away should you do that so if you click on the facebook button here it will take a picture of it for you without giving away what you’re actually looking at, thinking about sourcing.

So let’s go back to estimated sales because I think that’s the really helpful part of Amazon, or sorry of Jungle Scout Pro.  The other things you could kind of figure out on your own with some elbow grease.

Of course, estimated sales you can also figure out, if you know the trick, but it is a lot of work and it does make you have to be very determined to figure it out.  So with Amazon sales, there is a little trick called the 999 trick.

And what that does is this:  it tells you from a day to day basis how many products are being sold of a certain product.  So, what you would do is, and I’m going to close Jungle Scout to show you.

Let’s say you wanted to buy, and I’m going to look for a fulfillment by Amazon product here, so this baby milk powder dispenser.  You want to know, in order to figure out how many sales they are getting, how many products of these does Amazon have in its warehouse today.

And then you want to find out how many it has tomorrow, but you need to be exactly twenty four hours.  Then you want to do it again the next day and the next day.  And then if you do that for enough time then you can figure out about how much they are selling per month.

So how do you do that, how do you figure out how many they have today. Well, we can see that the product is in stock.  Thats good.  So we are going to go and add it to our cart.  When we add to our cart, oh I only clicked one item of course, lets see here, quantity there we go.

So I’m going to tell it that I want to buy well, I want to buy more than ten.  I want to buy nine hundred and ninety nine.  Update.  And it says, “Sorry, this seller only has 112 of these available.”

Ok, good. So we write down this product, we write down that they have 112 and we write down today’s date.  Tomorrow, exactly 24 hours from now we come back and we do the same thing.  So tomorrow if we go and we put 999 in our cart, then it’s going to tell us, “Sorry this seller only has 110” or “This seller only has 100” or “This seller has 112” and you just take the difference of those two, so you say 0 or 2 or 12 or whatever the number is, write that down you do it for a month and you can find out how many they have sold in a month, and we’re just going to assume that that’s an average.

You can obviously do more time and that’s going to give you better data but that is how, that is what Jungle Scout is doing on a day to day basis.  Is they are going and scraping these listings and then they update the numbers once a month to give you an accurate idea.

So obviously, its going to save you a lot of time, if this is something that you are interested in because its very hard to consistently sit down every day at the same time for thirty days and go through this process.  But that is what Jungle Scout can do for you, should you decide that you want to, oh I’m not on a product page.

Should you want to source a certain product for Amazon.  It can help you determine about how many sales per month and the net revenues of that product.

Again I have a link down in the video description below that is an affiliate link, so if you choose to click it and buy you will purchase me a cup of coffee which I greatly appreciate.

And if you have any questions, make sure that you put them down below in the comments and I’d be happy to answer them for you.

As always, you can find me on Twitter @megloftin I have also started Snap Chatting, that’s really fun, nothing to make you feel like an old person than to find SnapChat about five years after the fact, but I’m there now.  So you can find me there I am @meg.loftin and I will talk to you next week guys.  I hope this was helpful.  Talk to you soon! Bye.