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Last Minute Tips Before the Q4 FRENZY!

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Holiday Toy Guide, inventory, newsletter archive, selling online, selling toys |

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We are less than 3 days from the beginning of Q4 – Can you feel it?

There is a lot of hype in the air… it is a crazy selling time! But, I wanted to give you just a few quick tips before it’s here. I think it is super important to set your expectations properly and stay focused as to not get caught up in all the “Big Talk” the holiday selling season can bring.

First of all – You have probably already heard that you can’t sell toys on Amazon this year. Either it’s too late to get started (some say you should have had your items in weeks ago!) or you got that confusing email Amazon sends out letting you know that because you didn’t make enough sales before a certain date – you can’t sell toys.

Well, I’m here to bust both of those myths.

Tip #1: Sell Toys this Q4

It isn’t too late to send in your Q4 inventory! One of the funnest parts of the holiday selling season is using retail and online arbitrage strategies to get the hottest of hot toys. You can’t predict this stuff too far in advance – instead, you have to pay attention to trends and store offerings… then know when to buy and when to pass. I guarantee if you are paying attention, you can make a killing just from buying from retail stores and shipping into Amazon’s FBA program.

—————————————————————- Online Creativity Newsletter …helping grow your business outside the box… —————————————————————- We are less than 3 days from the beginning of Q4 – Can you feel it? There is a lot of hype in the air… it is a crazy selling time! But, I wanted to give you just a few quick tips before it’s here. I think it is super important to set your expectations properly and stay focused as to not get caught up in all the “Big Talk” the holiday selling season can bring. First of all – You have probably already heard that you can’t sell toys on Amazon this year. Either it’s too late to get started (some say you should have had your items in weeks ago!) or you got that confusing email Amazon sends out letting you know that because you didn’t make enough sales before a certain date – you can’t sell toys. Well, I’m here to bust both of those myths. Tip #1: Sell Toys this Q4 It isn’t too late to send in your Q4 inventory! One of the funnest parts of the holiday selling season is using retail and online arbitrage strategies to get the hottest of hot toys. You can’t predict this stuff too far in advance – instead, you have to pay attention to trends and store offerings… then know when to buy and when to pass. I guarantee if you are paying attention, you can make a killing just from buying from retail stores and shipping into Amazon’s FBA...

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5 Keys for Using eBay in Q4

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Holiday Toy Guide, inventory, selling toys, thoughts on business, Your Listings |

There is all this talk about Amazon this… and Amazon that…

But, what about eBay?

I know many of you started in eBay… and perhaps you are still there. I’ve sold on eBay for years – and the one thing I absolutely hated was dealing with customer fulfillment.

Did you know you can ship everything to Amazon and they will fulfill your orders for you?! Pretty cool, huh?

eBay is also a great tool to use when conducting research to learn what is selling.

Download this free report where we discuss 5 Keys for Using eBay in Q4.

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5 Keys for Using eBay in Q4:
http://holidaytoyguide.com/ff/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/5keystouseebay2015.pdf

There is all this talk about Amazon this… and Amazon that… But, what about eBay? I know many of you started in eBay… and perhaps you are still there. I’ve sold on eBay for years – and the one thing I absolutely hated was dealing with customer fulfillment. Did you know you can ship everything to Amazon and they will fulfill your orders for you?! Pretty cool, huh? eBay is also a great tool to use when conducting research to learn what is selling. Download this free report where we discuss 5 Keys for Using eBay in Q4. 5 Keys for Using eBay in Q4:...

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2015 Hot Toy Trends for the Holidays

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Holiday Toy Guide, selling online, selling toys |

Get this free report and learn how to determine trends in the market… but – I also spell it out and give you a list of current toy trends as we head into Q4. Check it out — Hot Toy Trends for 2015: Using Trends to Build Your Inventory.

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2015 Hot Toy Trends for the Holidays:
http://holidaytoyguide.com/ff/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/2015-toytrends-report.pdf

Get this free report and learn how to determine trends in the market… but – I also spell it out and give you a list of current toy trends as we head into Q4. Check it out — Hot Toy Trends for 2015: Using Trends to Build Your Inventory. 2015 Hot Toy Trends for the Holidays:...

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Don’t Be Fooled – YOU can sell toys in Q4!

By on Sep 30, 2015 in Holiday Toy Guide, selling toys, thoughts on business, Your Listings |

There is an email Amazon sends out every year around this time about the regulations for selling toys during the crazy popular holiday selling season.

Have you seen it?

Keep in mind that the regulations only apply to MERCHANT FULFILLED toy sellers… Often people are confused and think they can’t sell on Amazon unless they have sold so many items, etc. before Q4 – that is NOT the case for FBA sellers! Don’t be discouraged by this email.. FBA is the way to go so you don’t have to fulfill all those orders yourself anyhow!

Already I have had people tell me that they want to be a part of the Holiday Toy Guide – but can’t because of the regulations Amazon has for toy sellers during Q4.

Don’t be fooled.

YOU CAN SELL TOYS without approval from Amazon during Q4!

The regulations Amazon has put out are only for Merchant Fulfilled sellers – and believe me, there is plenty of opportunity with using the FBA program.

Join us at the Holiday Toy Guide – we are gearing up for a HOT Q4!

There is an email Amazon sends out every year around this time about the regulations for selling toys during the crazy popular holiday selling season. Have you seen it? Keep in mind that the regulations only apply to MERCHANT FULFILLED toy sellers… Often people are confused and think they can’t sell on Amazon unless they have sold so many items, etc. before Q4 – that is NOT the case for FBA sellers! Don’t be discouraged by this email.. FBA is the way to go so you don’t have to fulfill all those orders yourself anyhow! Already I have had people tell me that they want to be a part of the Holiday Toy Guide – but can’t because of the regulations Amazon has for toy sellers during Q4. Don’t be fooled. YOU CAN SELL TOYS without approval from Amazon during Q4! The regulations Amazon has put out are only for Merchant Fulfilled sellers – and believe me, there is plenty of opportunity with using the FBA program. Join us at the Holiday Toy Guide – we are gearing up for a HOT...

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2015 Summer Toy Guide JUST 10 bucks!

By on Jul 21, 2015 in selling childrens items, selling online, selling toys, Summer Toy Guide |

No joke!

We have been providing a Summer Toy Guide for used toy sellers since 2004and right now you can get it for just $10!

Learn more here:
http://mytoyguide.com/summer/
But – don’t use the link on that page to buy or you’ll be paying to much!

CLICK HERE to get in on the special price of $10!

No joke! We have been providing a Summer Toy Guide for used toy sellers since 2004… and right now you can get it for just $10! Learn more here: http://mytoyguide.com/summer/ But – don’t use the link on that page to buy or you’ll be paying to much! CLICK HERE to get in on the special price of...

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My Chunky Time Plan and 2015 Summer Toy Guide

By on Jun 24, 2015 in need to know, newsletter archive, selling toys, Summer Toy Guide | 1 comment

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Hello  ~

Here we are halfway through the year. How are you doing?
Is your business slowing during these summer months?

One of the biggest issues I have heard that is keeping people from moving forward is TIME.
Don’t have the time to research for inventory.
Don’t have time to source.
Don’t have time to list.
Don’t have time to ship it in.

Does this sound like you?

Summer is a hard season to stay focused… the sun is shining – and I don’t know about you, but my happy place is the BEACH… and when we have good weather in the Pacific NW, we head to the coast.

So – how do you fit work in around your summer life?
Or, maybe you are working another job while you build up your online business… How do you “do it all”?

First of all – there are obvious answers that include outsourcing and hiring someone else to do the work for you… but, beyond that – how do you manage?

Enter the CHUNKY Plan.
Break your time into chunks. You can’t do everything 100% all the time – you just can’t. So, plan what you can do and do it… then walk away.

Years ago I was coached by one of the most successful internet marketers. He makes millions and works 3 hours a day, 4 days a week. He breaks his day like this:
1 hour email
1 hour list building
1 hour product development

That’s it.
And did I mention he makes millions?

I like to call this the CHUNKY Plan… It doesn’t have to be hours. And it doesn’t have to be information marketing. Break your day into chunks and stick to the plan. Or break your week into CHUNKS and work that plan.

—————————————————————- Online Creativity Newsletter …helping grow your business outside the box… —————————————————————- Hello  ~ Here we are halfway through the year. How are you doing? Is your business slowing during these summer months? One of the biggest issues I have heard that is keeping people from moving forward is TIME. Don’t have the time to research for inventory. Don’t have time to source. Don’t have time to list. Don’t have time to ship it in. Does this sound like you? Summer is a hard season to stay focused… the sun is shining – and I don’t know about you, but my happy place is the BEACH… and when we have good weather in the Pacific NW, we head to the coast. So – how do you fit work in around your summer life? Or, maybe you are working another job while you build up your online business… How do you “do it all”? First of all – there are obvious answers that include outsourcing and hiring someone else to do the work for you… but, beyond that – how do you manage? Enter the CHUNKY Plan. Break your time into chunks. You can’t do everything 100% all the time – you just can’t. So, plan what you can do and do it… then walk away. Years ago I was coached by one of the most successful internet marketers. He makes millions and works 3 hours a day, 4 days a week. He breaks his day like this: 1 hour email 1 hour list building 1 hour product development That’s it. And did I mention he makes millions? I like to call this the CHUNKY Plan… It doesn’t have to be hours. And it doesn’t have to be information marketing. Break your day into chunks and stick to the plan. Or break your week into CHUNKS and work that...

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