As a new online seller, there is a lot to learn and understand about Amazon before you can start making real profits. In this guide, I answer the question: Do I need an Amazon FBA mentor?
The role of an Amazon mentor is to teach you both the basics and the more advanced principles associated with starting an online business. And because the mentoring is personalized, the actionable steps and strategies are specific to your business.
Personalised advice is one of the main reasons why so many sellers choose to hire a professional mentor.
When you hire a mentor, it’s just you, them, and your business. A one-size-fits-all approach doesn’t apply in these one-on-one scenarios.
Let’s get more specific.
Do YOU Need an Amazon FBA Mentor?
Ask yourself these two questions to determine whether hiring a mentor is the right move for your business.
Do you feel you would benefit from speaking to someone experienced with the Amazon FBA model?
Speaking to someone who has succeeded and failed on the Amazon platform could help you avoid the same pitfalls. The biggest lessons are always in the failures, which is why an Amazon FBA mentor could be a worthwhile investment.
Are you struggling to find answers to your specific questions?
When you purchase a course, you need to stick to particular material. You could always search for the answers online but finding the information you need is not always guaranteed. Hiring a mentor, on the other hand, allows you to ask specific questions. What’s more, if you have already started your online business, you might run into problems along the way, which is when a mentor can also be useful.
How much time do you have to expand your knowledge?
Finding the right information and answers can be time-consuming. And as an online seller, time is generally a rare commodity, especially if you are starting an Amazon FBA business on a part-time basis. Having access to a mentor will give you the exact answers you need without you having to spend an hour or two searching for information.
Mentoring helps bridge that gap between what you can learn through a course or online versus getting advice that’s specific to your business. It allows sellers to avoid those costly traps that others have already learned from. Plus, it saves time.
When you remove experience from knowledge, it means you have to go through a lot of trial and error on your own.
Amazon mentoring can come in different forms; if you are starting, I will encourage you to get involved in a couple of Facebook communities; it’s the best place to ask questions. By joining in with the conversation, you can build invaluable friendships, I know several seven-figure Amazon sellers.
Hiring a one to one Amazon FBA mentor can be highly beneficial, but experienced mentors come at a cost. This additional cost is not always something new sellers can take on.
This leads me to my next point…
Should You Rather Pay for an Amazon Training Course?
If your budget is dictating what you can and can’t do, an Amazon FBA course is the next best thing. This is not to say that you can’t eventually hire a mentor; it just means you need to find other ways to grow your knowledge right now.
Paying for a course and pairing this with online research and learning is the best amazon mentor alternative (in my opinion).
The important thing here is that you don’t stop learning.
When it comes to Amazon courses, you have A LOT of options; prices usually range from $500 – $5000.
Now, I will admit I am about to shamelessly plug our course, but only because I believe this is a reliable option for beginners without a lot of starting capital.
I’m very proud of our course, and we have a question and answer section that I would say is a form of Amazon mentoring.
I usually answer any student questions in 24 – 48 hours.
Anyway, If you are looking for an in-depth Amazon FBA Course, this is what we have to offer.
Training is incredibly important; however, you want to do it!
I genuinely believe in the value of getting an amazon mentor or taking training; it’s one of those things you’ll never regret.
If you can’t hire a mentor, it’s not the end of the world – you can still get by without one – I certainly did (in the early days anyway).
Success is not guaranteed on Amazon, even with the help of a mentor.
Plus there are plenty of other ways for you to build up your amazon related knowledge.
Other Amazon FBA Training Alternatives
There is a wealth of knowledge available online.
We upload new videos to the eBusiness Boss YouTube channel every week and access is free.
The video below will probably be useful to you if you are looking for an Amazon mentor; it shows what I would do differently if I started my Amazon business again.
The eBusiness Boss blog is also updated every week with useful reviews, tips, and techniques that are ideal for beginners and advanced sellers.
In an ideal world, we would all have a mentor to guide us, but sometimes, you have to find alternative routes to success.
Again, I say, if you can’t afford an Amazon FBA mentor, at least pay for a course. If you can’t afford a course, find ways to enhance your knowledge with free online resources.
If you want to stay ahead, find time to learn daily you won’t regret it!
If you have any specific questions for me, leave me a comment below.