Amazon FBA expert and coach with nearly 15 years of selling experience. I've helped 1,400+ clients from 54 countries get their products on Amazon and skyrocket growth. I specialize in fixing problems, getting you sales, and optimizing your listings.
Welcome to Clarity! One of the most important things you can do is be visible. Every professional presence you have on the web should have a link back to your Clarity profile (website, social media, email signature, forum posts, etc.)
Regularly browse this section and answer questions in your areas of expertise or wherever you can provide some insight for people. Providing them with helpful tips is a great way to intro yourself and get calls.
Make sure your profile is complete, has your picture, clear and concise descriptions of your areas of expertise, and images associated with each offering. I would suggest reading up on copywriting to assist in writing attention-grabbing listings.
Hopefully this helps give you some direction! And of course, if you want to chat further I'd be glad to hop on a call with you! (Be sure to always offer this invite at the end your answers)
The way you describe it, the 301 redirect is looping right back to the original URL which is odd. Start by looking at your .htaccess file. It lives on your server with all the other files that drive your website. Often times it's hidden and you have to take extra steps to find it. Your hosting provider should have instructions on this.
*Back up this file first* Make a copy and name it htaccess.bak or something like that. Small errors in this file can break your website so always make a backup before tinkering.
Once you have it open look for lines that say RedirectPermanent or Rewrite Rule with 301 in brackets nearby. If you find something that doesn't belong you can comment it out with # or delete it. Based on what you find, I recommend doing some research to see what others in similar situations have done.
If you do something that breaks your website, simply copy your .bak file and rename it .htaccess file and start over. Don't be afraid to explore and learn, but do understand you can drastically change how your website operates with just a small error. Backups are your friend!
Shoot me a message if you need more help.
You can easily find boilerplate legal wording out there. If you run a Google search for each key term such as "boilerplate terms of service" you'll find quite a few resources. If you want to copy and paste, make sure it is covered under the appropriate licensing that allows this, such as Creative Commons. You can read more on that here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Creative_Commons_license
The extent of protection you provide to yourself and future customers will likely depend on the amount of time and money you invest in legal advice. Your best bet is to consult an attorney that specializes in copyright law so your exact platform and business model is adequately covered.
You can copy and paste boilerplate language but you could run the risk of opening yourself up to legal liabilities that are not covered. Do plenty of research!
*I am not an attorney and this answer should not be construed as legal advice.*
You need to do two things to get calls. First, optimize your profile so it is clean and professional. Make sure you have a picture of yourself and images to go with each expertise offering. Complete all parts of your profile so potential callers aren't turned away by an incomplete, haphazard appearance. After all, without any reviews, your profile content and images are all they have to go on. Read up on copywriting to understand how to make what you are presenting compelling.
Second, spread the word and get your name out there. Answers questions on here for topics you can help people with. Add a link back to your Clarity profile on anywhere you have a presence such as Facebook, Twitter, your website, email signature, etc. Also mention your Clarity profile when you help them with something too so they can follow-up and book a call.
If you need help with any of this, I'd be glad to chat further, just shoot me a message.
Book arbitrage can be a great way to make extra income with Amazon FBA but it's not for everybody. While I don't have specific experience with the program you posted, I looked at the web page to see what they are all about. First, the link opened 10 identical browser tabs which is pretty suspect and feels spammy.
Their program is specifically geared to finding cheap books on Amazon that have few or no FBA sellers. You buy the books and relist them as an FBA seller at a higher price then pocket the difference.
I don't have any experience with this type of arbitrage so I can't say if it's a profitable method. If you're just starting out, I would go to places like library book sales and Goodwill to find cheap books.
There is a big movement right now for college students to find alternative sources for textbooks since they can be extremely expensive. This is an excellent opportunity to find cheap textbooks locally and sell them on Amazon. You make money and the buyer saves money vs. buying from a bookstore.
If you're considering buying this program, I would strongly recommend doing more research as there is a wealth of free information out there on book arbitrage.
I found some helpful information here https://developers.google.com/adwords/scripts/
Given the market indicators it would not surprise me if a correction is on the horizon. Will it be a true bear market? Nobody can say for sure. Or we could continue to experience major gains for the next few years, who knows?
If you're worried about your investments, the best thing you can do is evaluate your allocations to ensure they are appropriate given your goals and the market outlook. Since I can't predict what the market will do, I give much more weight to my goals and select my investments accordingly. I'm still relatively young so my portfolio will consist of mostly stocks for a long time regardless of what the market does. I can tolerate the volatility for now.
This is a very relevant question, especially in today's learning environment where taking courses online is fairly common. The general problem is YouTube, forums, etc. are kind of like the wild west. Yes, there is great content out there and you can learn a ton. But there's no vetting process to upload videos or post content. There are also no standards that any of this content has to meet to be distributed to the masses. I think that's why the traditional education systems are still viewed as the most widely accepted methods of learning and demonstrating knowledge.
That being said, there are many websites that offer free, legitimate courses such as Coursera and MIT OpenCourseWare. These would be more acceptable to put on a resume, as long as you don't try to say "I went to MIT" or you took classes at MIT when in reality you just did a few courses.
I think the best way to quantify your self-study is to put the content or skills on your resume and say something like "Self-taught x subject through y number of hours". Even more powerful would be to include projects or successes you've had as a result of your self-study. Anybody can say they taught themselves something, but a proven track record can speak volumes.
I hope this helps. My background includes customizing resumes, successful interviewing and hiring, and proven strategies to increase your income. If you want to chat more about this, feel free to schedule a call with me and we'll go into more specifics on how to present these details in your resume.