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We use a list broker (InfoUSA) to get contact information for manufacturers, then we cold call the list with a short script.
You could also email the list.
Business is never really passive, however you can create a very systemized and predictable income from Amazon.
You could put your mark on an unbranded item, there are plenty of people teaching that "me too" strategy. Its less work in the long run if you (A) create a market based business, then (B) meet the customer's missed expectations, and (C) start with domestic suppliers.
You've already been successful in other business ventures, so you have a better than fair shot at this model. Just like the other gurus here, we have some free resources: www.azdoneforyou.com
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