Who Are The NewlyPreneurs?
We are Nessa and EJ – a couple of
20-something 30 something year olds, traveling the world and working remotely. And we are on a mission to help you get out of your 9-5 job by building your very own online business leveraging Amazon FBA.
That’s right, we are sick of the corporate B.S. and are looking to help those of you who feel the same.
In 2015 we made the decision to quit our full-time jobs to grow our online Amazon FBA business so we can have the freedom to travel the world. Fast forward 3 years later and we have a 6-figure business, lived in over 8 different countries and are still living the dream – working when we want, wherever we want!
For many, shifting gears from making money offline to online can sound difficult. But it in reality, it’s never been easier! Amazon FBA truly simplifies everything and gives you the tools to succeed.
Since the early days of our business, we’ve constantly adapted. We’ve gone from Retail Arbitrage, sourcing products at the local Home Depots, to a 6-figure Private Label Amazon FBA Business importing products from all over the world. (Find out exactly how we’re doing with our Amazon FBA income reports.)
Here at Newlyprenuers we simply recommend that you take action, whether that means Retail Arbitrage (RA) & Online Arbitrage (OA), Wholesale or Private Label (PL). They all have their own pros and cons, and we have thorough experience with them all.
Just know…YOU CAN DO THIS! The hardest part is taking that first step and not letting the typical beginner hesitations stand in the way of your dreams.
Whether you just want to pad your 9-5 income with a few hundred dollars a month or completely replace it, we’re here to fuel that fire inside of you that made you decide to start an online business in the first place.
In November 2012, Nessa and I moved from New York to San Diego without ever visiting California or knowing a soul in this city. (Some may call that ballsy, but we call it destiny!)
Yup, we pretty much packed our 4 door sedan full and drove out here.
Although I had a job lined up, I was taking a significant pay cut to make this move. And on top of that, Nessa and I were living together for the first time and she was a full time student getting her Master’s Degree.
So, you can imagine that we were strapped for cash. Not to mention the fact that I HATED my job!
After 4 months in my lousy job, I was contacted to interview for another company. And they apparently liked me enough to hire me, pay me more and offer fantastic benefits. (What more could I ask for?)
But you know the saying, “The grass is always greener on the other side.”
And for me, after I came off of the “high” of the new job, I started to realize that I didn’t want to work for someone’s company.
No, I wanted to start my own. And Nessa felt the same way. (That’s why we’re married. 🙂 Well, it’s not the only reason.)
Yes, I know. So many people say, “EJ, you have a great job, great benefits and you’re on a career path, why throw that away?”
The answer is easy. Nessa and I want 4 things out of our business:
- Freedom to work whenever we want , wherever we want
- Working to live, rather than living to work
- Unlimited earnings potential
- Ability to work together
Unfortunately, these aren’t typical benefits of working a 9-5 job.
While trying to figure things out, one day Nessa started randomly selling some of the items we had around the house which she said we never used – like my video games and DVD collection. 🙁
First she started off on Craigslist, then eBay, and then Amazon.
I saw how she was having success, so I joined the party. (No, I didn’t start selling her shoes.)
With an immense collection of hockey cards gathering dust in the closet, I started to get my feet wet selling them on eBay. And I made a few dollars here and there. (I wouldn’t recommend getting into selling hockey cards online. Let’s call that your first free piece of advice.)
And then, the AHA moment!
Since we both worked in retail, we started to realize all of these products that would go on clearance, selling at 50%+ discounts. And we’d often be shocked by the type of products that retailers clearance. It’s not unexpected to see top sellers go bye-bye to make room for new-and-improved models. (Hey, even Ford completely overhauled their top selling F-150 by going with an aluminum frame. Companies take chances even on their hot products.)
So we began to wonder what the market was like for these products online.
And then, in the midst of our online sales dabbling, I happened to be in a big box store and saw this item on the clearance rack which was $98 and had been selling full price for $168. With our curiosity rapidly increasing, I decided to take action and buy the product and try to sell it on Amazon.
After getting home, Nessa and I created our Amazon FBM listing, and then we waited. Within only 3 days we sold it!
WOW! We were so excited. After Amazon fees, we profited $18!
So we jotted down the buyer’s shipping address and took the product to the post office. But when we got there, we soon realized how little we knew. Because shipping this over-sized box cost us $20!
Yup, we lost $2 in the deal.
While it was a small loss, it was a great learning experience. After getting our first sale we saw the potential, but we also found out how diligent you need to be so you don’t lose your shirt. (Not that we would call a $2 loss, losing your shirt.)
That’s when we went to the drawing board, did a serious amount of research and figured out how to make the most money selling products on Amazon. Of course, that was the moment where we discovered Amazon FBA.
And boy, have we made some major strides!
After losing money on our first sale, we have grown our profits incrementally month after month, year after year.
In only our first year of business, we averaged over $10,000/month in sales revenue. Now in 2018, we’re doing over $70,000 on Amazon.com alone. Factor in our own websites and all the other marketplaces and we’re closing in on the $100K/month mark!
Oh yea, we work from the comfort of our own home – whether that’s on the historic street of Steingasse in Salzburg, the bustling boulevards of Ho Chi Minh City or the coastal surf community of Pacific Beach, San Diego.
Sound too good to be true? So did we, until we took action!
Since Nessa quit her job in April 2015 and I quit mine in July 2015, we have worked diligently to scale and automate our eCommerce business, leveraging all of the perks of Amazon FBA. The logistical masterpiece of Amazon FBA has not only allowed us to make more money online in less time, but travel the world, live the lifestyle of our dreams, and hopefully be great parents that get to spend a ton of time with our soon to be first child!
Since we started our online business with Amazon FBA, we have always felt this passion to help others.
Honestly, once you start earning money online with Amazon FBA, you will want to start sharing your success with friends and family too. (Unless you found a smoking deal that you want to keep all for yourself. We understand.)
And that’s what we’re here for.
We know how much success and fun you can have doing this, and we want you to get off to a fast start in your online business, leveraging Amazon FBA.
At NewlyPreneurs.com you’ll learn about:
- Getting Started Selling on Amazon
- How To Source Products via Retail Arbitrage (RA), Online Arbitrage (OA), Wholesale and Private Label.
- Performing In-Depth Product Research
- Creating & Optimizing Your Product Listings
- Getting Goods From Suppliers To Amazon FBA Warehouses
- Advertising and Product Promotion
- Tools & Resources We Use To Successfully Sell Online
- Replacing Your Income & Automating Your Online Business To Live The Lifestyle of Your Dreams!