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Influencer Marketing for Amazon Merch – Custom Snapchat QR Codes 

This is a shirt I designed and put up for sale on Amazon Merch. If you don’t know what that is, google it and sign up immediately.

Below is the story about this shirt and the methodology and tactics behind its creation.

This is a phrase that Garyvee has popularized and is a great tenement of his philosophy of content creation.

Basically, create more from less. I highly subscribe to this myself.

Actually, in a way, this article is content on content.  

Or at least content on a product? I don’t know, let’s not get confused…

So I made a word puzzle or whatever

Content on Content, get it? ?

This was made on my phone using the Word Swag app, resized using the Over app, and uploaded to Amazon Merch from my phone.

Next, I took the product URL and put it into Snapchat to make a custom Snapcode ?????????????

This is a newer feature and is highly useful.

People have been trained to scan these things.

If you show someone a QR code, you have to tell them to scan it, and most people probably don’t know that their snapchat camera is already a QR code reader… but they know what to do when they see the snapcode (larger conversion on the CTA to scan the code)

I sized this image so that when posted to Twitter it would be visible in its entirety and not cropped (this required testing and redrafting using a shill Twitter account)

I posted this on Twitter because I was hoping Gary would see it, as he follows me there and is pretty active there.

The $15 price point is low on purpose to stimulate sales rank.

I like to start shirts at $15 and then raise them to $19.99 or $24.99 later once they are performing.

Obviously, this is niche-niche, but I gotta get 2 designs up a day (my current upload limit for Amazon Merch).

And this took me 10 minutes total from idea to posting.

Took a swing. Missed. Doesn’t mean it wasn’t worth it.

Click to buy >> http://amzn.to/2nkyga5

Click to buy >> http://amzn.to/2nkyga5

(Oh yeah the double link line ^ that’s a proven marketing thing too… I don’t know why but it works)

PS: if you guys are t subscribed to my YouTube channel, check it out at the link below:

http://bit.ly/2l2TRWB

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Anybody Can Get It! 

It doesn’t matter what your situation in life is, where you came from, your background, your net worth, shoe size, or hair color.

We live in the most innovative and technologically savvy time in history.

With today’s opportunities and a humble smartphone in-hand, you can walk into any retail store and walk out with a GRAND in profit.

(And I promise, you don’t even need to hold anyone at gunpoint).

I’m going to take you through a day in my life sourcing for Amazon and eBay.

I headed to Goodwill first, to see what kind of money was sitting on the shelves.

I saw a CD set that looked promising, but I made sure to double-check that all the CDs were there and, unfortunately, one was missing.

Check everything before you buy it!

Then I headed to the book section and did my thing with a Bluetooth Scanner and Scout IQ,

two tools I couldn’t live without while sourcing books.

These items help you move at “light speed” through those bookshelves,

saving you time and money as you quickly assess whether or not a book will sell for a profit.

I was able to stack up an entire cart of books in less than an hour with these tools.

Also, wear headphones if you don’t want people to annoy you with questions about what you’re doing.

While you’re at the thrifts, check the coffee mugs and collectible t-shirts for easy eBay money.

“And don’t neglect the glass case items!”

They’re priced higher, but they can be money in your pocket.

Next up was Walmart.

I headed to the electronics section first to grab some clearance items.

Double-check for restricted items as you go,

but you’ll find easy money sitting on the shelves in the form of video games and routers at a deep discount.

And ask for another discount at the counter if you can – they may give it to you, they may not, but it never hurts to ask.

The second Walmart location was a cinch since we were looking for the same things we picked up at the first Walmart.

A few items later, an additional find in the clearance section,

and some health and personal care items and I was up another several hundred dollars in profit.

Easy money.

Make sure to double-check all items as you go for wear, cracks, and dents.

Amazon is pretty strict about their new items and want only the best heading into their warehouses.

Also, as I mentioned before, check each brand or item to make sure it’s not restricted before you dive in.

All in all, we spent a total of $2,100 in our sourcing adventures and netted $1,000-$1,600 in profit after all was said and done.

Retail arbitrage takes money to make money.

Sure, you have to invest a little cash upfront, but once you get the ball rolling with your business,

you’ll see higher and higher paychecks coming your way every two weeks.

What are you waiting for?

Get out there and find that money!

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