SURVEY RESULTS: We recently (late 2013) surveyed ALL of our PAC students to see how their businesses were doing.
Among those working this business model for 10 hours per week or more (a solid approach that we suggest), the average monthly check from Amazon was $10,153 & the average hours worked per week was 26. Gross hourly: $74 Net hourly: $39 Average time before they started seeing sales was 2.95 weeks.
Conclusion: Our AVERAGE 'Proven Amazon Course' student has approximately the equivalent income of an $80K per year job within a few weeks of applying the steps we outline in our course. They work part-time (26 hours on average) in achieving these results. Of course the average results would be very different if we averaged all of our students. Those numbers would reflect a significantly smaller income because those numbers include the students who chose NOT to use the system at all, or only work the system a couple of hours per month. Please scroll down for more testimonials.
“I have been tinkering with selling online for just over a year. There are so many programs, services and products out there that have a lottery winning approach, "Buy this 37 dollar Wordpress plugin and scoop up traffic and sales". I bought Jim's Proven Amazon Course several months ago because it sounded good but I never really got into the content. I saw a recent release from some online gurus selling a course on how to make money on Amazon but the course was very expensive. I went back to Jim's course I had already purchased and started going through the material. I listened to an audio interview Jim did with two of his partners. The woman on the call said she focuses on media, books, DVDs, CDs and even VHS. I already have an Amazon account so I looked around t he house for some interesting books even some of my kids old text books and I went to the local good will and picked up some books. In less than a week I have sold 7 books and made about 319.00. I am so hooked! This from just spending a little time with Jim's material and a few hours getting the books and uploading to Amazon.”
-- Mike Jansen (comment posted at JimCockrum.com)
“After listening to you and Barrington (in the ProvenAmazonCourse.com course), I started selling a quasi-local product (yes, it's quasi-local...long story) on Amazon. There were already two listings, but no sellers. I created ten more listings for this product, only one of them FBA. In three months, I have shipped 20 orders for this product, ranging in price from $9.75 to $244.50. All I am doing is buying them from my local grocery store when they sell. To give you an example of profit margin, I shipped a ten pound order this week. Sale price - $89.75, my cost - $37.16! After Amazon fees, my net profit was $32.60. I will share the product with you, but only you, because I AM THE ONLY SELLER!! Here it is (**product removed to protect Jeff**) So...thank you for your encouragement, your integrity and for building a team of high quality partners. I am honored to be considered one of your crew.”
-- Jeff Clark
“Yes I agree - Jordan is indeed a straight shooter.* Despite some of the few logistical problems some folks may experience when they first start PAC the real judgement should be based on the merits of the information you learn. Along with the A+ info you can learn from the course, the forum is also very valuable. I regularly use it to research specific FBA topics and to prompltly get my questions answered by their experts. Personaly I am very grateful for my FBA business which I was able to set up due to the PAC course. I think of this every month as I pay my bills.”
-- DWaters (on the Warrior Forum)
*Jordan Malik recommends PAC
“I bought this course, specifically because of this thread, back at the beginning of May. Granted, I was already running a small Amazon operation by that point (just started in March), but the PAC has granted me access to information that not only was able to bolster my basic knowledge of how to work with Amazon, but also to help me begin to take everything to the next level. Currently, I'm using the PAC to help me backtrack on some sales taxes that it appears I knew absolutely nothing about collecting when I started back in March. I'm also using it to research how to break away from my current business model of strict retail arbitrage and begin to transition into wholesale and private label. The community on the forums is very responsive, to boot. I haven't really had need yet to make any posts of my own there, but you see new stuff there every day. I'm pretty new to the Amazon thing, but felt like I was chugging along nicely until I purchased the PAC. It's certainly a confidence booster knowing that all this knowledge is instantly available to me.”
-- Sine9Orcim (on the Warrior Forum)
“..PAC Course is amazing, I have been online trying to make money on the internet for the past 15 years now... I have paid a miniscule amount of money for Jims course, and have made sales with 'Amazon FBA' everyday for the last 3 days, I have always believed that you can make money on the Internet, and knew that there is no magic pill, and no free lunch as they say, and the amazing thing here is, I recently decided that I will get rid of eBay and focus on Amazon FBA, but I can not do that now, because yesterday and today, I'm also making some sales with ebay...(Its all about the mindset, guaranteed!!) Not telling you this to brag, but it just goes to show, that if you implement what you are being taught here, the proof is in the pudding. Love It! Thank You Jim Cockrum, you're a star...Very Happy”
-- Nigel1962 (on the MST forums)
“Hey Jim, Thanks for putting together such great course!”
-- Tim, Malaysia
“Hey Jim, thanks for this valuable audio. I purchased PAC yesterday and now I am still going through it while it's 2 0'clock in the morning, lying down in bed with a fever. That's how interesting it is and to me it is very clear and understandable even though english not being my primary language.”
-- Orlando Mahendrepersad
“Sent in my first two shipments Friday morning and by 5pm I had sold 2 items. My 2nd box of new items went live on Saturday morning and on Sunday evening I made a sale. I was overjoyed with this because I had actually sold something that I had sourced which gave me confidence in the PAC business model. I am really hyped up about PAC now - in fact this morning I unsubscribed from loads of other Internet Marketing lists so that I can focus on this one business plan. Massive thanks to Jim, the team and everyone else here - I am loving this place and have a great feeling about the future.”
-- robbiec, on PAC discussion forum
“I can honestly say buying my first course from you was the best decision I ever made. In about six months I had equaled the income from my Full-time career and therefore doubled my family income. This allowed my family to continue living at the level we had been accustomed to, but more importantly, I was able to send my wife to college and help her achieve a career for herself. Now she has a specialization and her own career. While my wife was attending college, I was laid off from my full time job in 2011, so my income was almost cut back in half. However with the business I had built and with continued help from the Proven Amazon Cours I doubled my income again! This year I am facing a 500K - 600K in total sales. Now the future for my two sons looks incredible. I expect to teach them my entrepreneurial skills as they grow and they will develop confidence knowing they have many choices in life, pursuing business, College, and/or career. They will have a foundation that allows them to follow their bliss. Jim, I believe your SilentJim.com free newsletter, MySilentTeam.com resources, and your partnerships with other online biz experts will become a multiple generation story as we look forward to many more successes in the future, and I am very happy to be a part of that. Thanks Again,”
-- "Tony R.
“I've been doing FBA part-time for just over a year now and it's been a Godsend. We've fairly easily made around $40,000 in profit which is very nice "extra" money...”
-- "Kentymac" on MST forums
“Hi Jim, I wanted to write to thank you. I really wanted to write this when you asked for success stories for CES but I was so afraid you might pick me. I am an introvert by nature and the thought of getting on stage scares me to death. Anyway I was at CES and it was absolutely amazing.
My story starts 7 years ago. I was a bad alcoholic and had been since I was about 18. I had hit my rock bottom and knew it was time to change my life forever. I met a beautiful woman who I just knew was meant to be the mother of my children. With her help I have been in recovery for over 7 years. She has saved my life. My dream was to get married and start a family and that's exactly what I did. Been married to my wonderful wife for 6 years and have a 5 year old daughter, a three year old daughter, and a one year old son. I am very blessed and the proudest husband and father you would ever see.
Once I got sober I discovered I had an entrepreneur spirit. I started selling used CD's and DVD's' that I bought off Craigslist on EBay. I had a ton of success on EBay but then discovered Amazon. I sold on Amazon for about 3 years. I merchant fulfilled all my cd's and DVD's' and my business was thriving. I was selling over 100 items a day and working a fulltime 40+ hour a week job as a server engineer. The problem was I was getting burned out. Once we had our second daughter it was too much to run the business and work my 40 hours a week and I chose the wrong one. I stayed in my job and quit selling online.
Over the next few years I became miserable at my job. I knew I was a entrepreneur and going to work at a job was just not for me. We had just had our 3 child and our daycare was up to 2K a month so I was working to pay daycare. My wife and I knew this was the time for me to come home and be a stay at home dad and begin a business. I knew I could start a business from home and went on a search. I looked back into Amazon and came upon the PAC course and Brett Bartlett's 5K post. Your blog and the PAC course hooked me in.
I jumped in head first in October 2012. My sales grew gradually and last month I had over 16K in sales. I had replaced my JOB salary. Here I am today. I spend all day with my kids and don't miss them growing up. I have a business I LOVE and I'm so very proud of. I could not be happier and I have you to thank. My family is the most important thing in my life and I am able to be there to take my kids to school every single day. I really appreciate everything you do and the way you help people. You have helped me become a successful entrepreneur and an even better father.”
-- Matt C.
“Hello everyone,I'm not sure if anyone noticed, but I haven't been posting as often on the forums over the past two months as I normally do...and I wanted to share with you the reason and to provide inspiration to those of you who are just getting started, or have been building your business for any length of time with a desire to be full-time self employed.
I set a two year goal for myself on my 42nd birthday that I would build a business that provided full time income to allow me to "retire" from my professional accounting career. Well, my 44th birthday came in August and I had not yet "retired"....so I decided that it was time to kick it into high gear! From that day until last week...I laser focused on sourcing, listing and shipping. In that 8 weeks, I doubled my sales and I hit my target profit goal and turned in my resignation to my boss. I had a fairly large income to have to replace in order to be fully self employed, and when I started, I did not have any savings or much money to use for capital. At the time I started this, my husband had been laid off from work for several months and during the past two years he began working again, and then had to be out for several weeks for arterial bypass surgery. In those same two years, we each had custody battles from prior marriages (we both won, by the way) and enormous legal and medical bills. So, I share all this with you so that everyone knows that this business model works. I built this business with very limited capital and worked full time as an accountant at a busy CPA firm and took care of my husband and children. If I could accomplish this...then so can you! If anyone here on the forum has the same goal that I did...please reach out anytime you have a question or need encouragement. I cannot tell you how INCREDIBLE it feels to get up each day and to grow my business without any hindrances or having to juggle a job. It is a blessing to be home every morning to have a sit down breakfast with my youngest son before he goes to school and to be sitting on the porch to greet him when he arrives home on the bus. The opportunity and freedom that building a business on Amazon has provided to me is PRICELESS and I want to help as many others as is possible to experience this life...it TOTALLY ROCKS! I also want to thank Jim Cockrum and everyone on this forum for sharing their knowledge and encouragement - it made all the difference for me and I am eternally grateful. Here's to continued success to everyone at MST.”
-- Deirdre H., Virginia (posted in MySilentTeam.com forum)
“I think the PAC course is great! - I have especially enjoyed the information on sourcing. The SAMS webinars are fantastic as well! Basically it is a no brainer. There is so much content at the website and it is all laid out in such an orderly fashion & the price is ridiculously low for everything that you're getting. I really wish that I had this course years ago when I started on Amazon. It really gives a LOT of ideas for sourcing options and different ways of doing things. No beginning Amazon seller should be without this course! It could save people a lot of time over trying to figure things out themselves and the ideas about sourcing could really help newbies.”
-- Becky H
“ As a single mom with two homeschooled kids to raise alone, I had tried every business opportunity possible to avoid having to get a minimum wage job, after being out of the job market for more than twenty plus years, to support my family and I. Then one day a miracle happened. After watching a webinar, I purchased PAC for a nominal fee and got down to the business of starting FBA with the help of my two boys. As a complete non-techi, e-commerce newbie, and with very little funds to invest in products, I was able to amass five figures per month in 5 months. At the end of the year, to our surprise, we sold $278,407.04 worth of products! The PAC course was truly a Godsend. I invested 4 years and tens of thousands of dollars in a college degree that never gave me a quick return on my investment like PAC. I highly recommend this course because it gives step-by-step, doable instructions for all learning styles. Jim and his wonderful staff of successful Amazon sellers will help you to succeed. The motivational and inspirational support is worth its weight in gold.
-- Elon Bomani
“I followed Jim's course and his methods and now I have a hot selling product on amazon.”
-- Scott North Coombs, Australia
“I am 68 years old and a widow and suddenly went from my husband and I each earning an income to having to do it all alone, and I have desperately needed an additional income source for some time now that was something I could do on my own that I could reasonably expect to add a little extra money to my income each month without having to reinvent the wheel and was also a venture that I could afford by being able to start slowly. In all honesty, I have hope for the first time of being able to do that now. Most of all I want to tell you how much I admire and respect you for your honesty and integrity and your heartfelt desire to help people change their lives for the better. You are an AWESOME person, Jim, and I am soooo grateful for you and your business. God bless you!!!”
-- R. Huskinson
“I had seen a lot about the ProvenAmazonCourse.com (PAC) course, and I thought that there was no way anybody was making any real money selling on Amazon. I finally decided that I would give it a shot and check out the course. I figured that I would ultimately refund the course and have to keep searching to find something that would work. I signed up for the course, and the last several months have been awesome! I am a PAC believer! I started selling as an Amazon FBA Pro Merchant in the middle of May. To date, I have sold over $15,000.00 dollars-worth of merchandise! I am selling around $5,000.00 plus per month, which is amazing. I can't believe that I have finally found something that works! I have attached a screen-shot from my Seller's Central. My net is running around 20%-25%, which ain't too shabby for the first couple of months. My initial income goal is $1,500.00 per month with a 12 month goal of $5,000.00 per month--both of which I feel are realistic and attainable.”
-- M. Kyle, N. Carolina
“I purchase the PAC over a year ago - it's a real life-changer - thank you!”
-- T. Miller
“Believe me when I say that I am not making this post to brag or gloat, I intend it to be serious motivation from other newbies like myself who are having trouble getting started or doubting whether this works. I started with the provenamazoncourse.com course (FBA) less than 45 days ago.I have done most of my sourcing from Craigslist and Goodwill. Up until yesterday, I had sold 61 items with gross sales of $1063.88. Not too bad. Just TODAY, I sold a ****** that I sourced for $80, for $389.99. Sold a Brand New *** that I sourced for $10, for $149.99, and a Lego toy I sourced for $10, sold for $34.99. So my total so far including today jumped to 64 items sold, gross sales of $1638.57.
My wife and I are having a blast. I think we are convinced this works and will be looking into some wholesale purchasing soon. Full speed ahead!”
-- Dave (posted on MySilentTeam.com discussion forum)
“This is unbelievable. Way beyond my wildest expectations for FBA. Just passed $2K for the first time. Thanks to PAC/SAMS and the discussion forums.”
-- D. Courtney, N. Carolina
“After spending a month analyzing the PAC course and every aspect of FBA, I decided to see if this works. I bought 11 toys from ********* and sent them in to Amazon. Within a week 5 of the have already sold. Other than a few clicks of Adsense (less than $5 dollars a month) money that I get from HubPages, this is my only experience an online way to make money and i know that if i had more things to sell the sales would have been a lot bigger.”
-- Member ID: "bigmike" on MySilentTeam.com forum
“I finally started experimenting selling on Amazon in September. I got serious about it starting in November & from that time until yesterday have sold just over $100,000 in gross sales (profit is typically ~25-30%).”
-- D. Haley
“The book "Silent Sales Machine" got me started into my FBA business and have enrolled in your ProvenAmazonCourse.com program. This has help me a lot in my FBA business up until today.Thanks for your book and your PAC!”
-- A. Escalante
“I'm very very very happy with my first real deposit from Amazon.. I'm doing this part time. I got paid last week but today was the real deposit. I can actually say I made my money back and then some...”
-- MySilentTeam.com member "mpresev" as left on the forum regarding the PAC course
“The Proven Amazon Course is wonderful. It propelled my online sales incredibly. My wife and I have 5 children, the 4 youngest are home-schooled. The job market was awful in the area where I was. Working in a warehouse seasonally was not good enough to pay the bills that a family of our size accumulated. Before the P.A.C. we were merchant fulfilling between 20 to 30 small packages every day between Thanksgiving and Christmas of 2011. Then we started with the course. WOW! My wife and I instantly saw the incredible potential of sending in the items to the warehouses so Amazon could ship them professionally all around the globe. We jumped in the first week of 2012 and have not looked back. With the income from selling I am able to be available for my family and do things as a family. We recently were able to purchase a used Ford F150 in full with our earnings. With that purchase and the family car we can now go as a family together places. Before we had to make 2 trips or rent a vehicle. Financially last year was our best year yet and this year is shaping up to be even better. We have over 4000 items in the warehouses now. The Proven Amazon Course has been a BLESSING to our family. Thanks Jim and the PAC team!”
-- M Markuson
“Jim, 1st off Thank you so much for your amazing information that you share. You are my go to person when it comes to the web. I told my brothers 'if it comes from Jim Cockrum or his crew... you can trust it!!! I completed your coaching which was amazing... I'm already seeing profits in my FBA business of around $400 month. And it's been only 3 months. I am now using profits to source more products and no longer need to pull from my paycheck. I have done so many 'get rich crap' programs and to finally get something that works like it says it will is just amazing. Thank you again and God Bless. Always Grateful!”
-- Tony M. Washington DC
“Last spring I signed up for the jimcockrumcoaching.com coaching program and N.B. worked with me. He was able to help me realize a profit in my online marketing business. Last year I made gross $35,000 selling ***. I just listened to the interview with Brett recorded in early 2013 and I was impressed it has inspired me to take my business to the next level. Earlier last year 2012 I bought about 500 ***** for $250 and I have sold a number of them having cleared probably more than $2,500 and still have about 25% that still need to be processed with 25% of them still available on Amazon. I have one book that is worth $1,000 though it has yet to sell.The Mentoring program has proven to be the best investment that I have made to date. I have found success with eBay and Amazon....”
-- J Rask
“Your PAC is the reason that I can state what follows. The two attachments are screen shots of my Amazon account. My wife and I have been working FBA for a little over 3 months now with approximately $1,500 profit so far on the $2,900 that Amazon has sent us. We went out scouting today and bought $568.91 worth of various kinds of ***** which we expect to make our money back, plus $600. We are also expecting another $700 or so because of your great course. We are well on the way to our financial freedom thanks to the ideas in your course.”
-- D. Harless, Malaysia
“This may be the best OPPORTUNITY I have come across in the 7 years I have been online to make some Real $$ in a relatively short time!!! I am listening to the 1st Audio INTERVIEW & having so many light bulb Moments it is AMAZING!!! I also am so excited because I see some real potential for 'hiring' my 8 & 5 year old granddaughters. Wow...they can help Grandpa (which they already LOVE to do!)...Learn about Entrepreneurship (To me in this economy a MUST learn SKILL) & make some $$ themselves!! I am so excited & Impressed!!
I know I have much to learn...However I know how to 'Eat the elephant'...LOL! BLESSINGS to you & your Family Thank you so very,very much!! I think your course may be worth 10x of what you are charging:-) Sincerely,”
--M. Geib, Seattle
“...my wife and I have been using the lessons you have taught in the PAC and we turned a profit last year! We have tried a couple of different businesses in the past, and this is the first one that we actually made money on the first try! Not bad, but I definitely want to do better. My goal is to make enough to quit my current job and do this full time so I can stay at home with my wife and daughters.”
-- S. Baxter
“Since starting FBA I have seen my sales increase in almost every two-week period. I managed to have great sales for the 6-week holiday selling season. What I've learned from that year will translate into 2-3X that for this year.”
-- Brad K.
“Hi Jim; I took your ProvenAmazonCourse.com course and felt that $200 a month profit would be like Hog Heaven to me. I live in a low income neighborhood where a lot of people have lost their homes. Some have been evicted-talk about heart breaking. Last month alone I had a profit of $10,978.24, before taxes of about 25%, and since 4 months after joining your course-about 2 years ago- have NOT had to take any money out of social security payments or ira monthly payments to pay any bills. We have paid off our solar power installation bill-over $14,000- a year and a half ago. I wasn't doing very good at first but Nathan Bailey would NOT let me quit on myself thank God. The lady who was my trainer at first was a big help and I still refer to her notes for reference. Thank you, thank you for pulling me into this course and sticking with it, Be cool,
ps you have my unconditional permission to this unintended/unsolicited testimonial wherever you choose
psps the IRS loves me because I pay a LOT of taxes”
-- Jim Lowe- Inkster, Michigan
**editor note: Nathan is the coaching director at JimCockrumCoaching.com
“Dear Jim, in November you granted me access to the Proven Amazon Course. I retired on 1 Feb. I have made, gross, $1,500.00 with Ebay. I needed to take my time and start off with something you had suggested in another course of yours. I believe Amazon will be better but what Ebay did was get me motivated. Military collectables are big so I was able because of my many years of picking up old military items, I was able to make a nice profit with Ebay. Amazon is next for me this month. I will write you again to let you know where I am at. I hope you get Bill Gates rich because you have it going on. Thanks.”
“The PAC course has been a great help by the way. My wife and I work it part time (about 20 hours/week on average together) and last year topped 200K gross just selling FBA. I'm seriously thinking of leaving my teaching job to run the FBA business full-time, with an eye on building other streams of income as well. That's why I'm interested in mysilentteam.com as well. Thanks,”
-- G Baird
“I took the Proven Amazon Course, joined some forums and bought a scanner. Today was the first day I went out. I went to an estate sale, thrift store and Big Lots.
It was so easy to just scan products and know before I put them in my basket that I was going to make money with my purchase. I felt like I had an unfair advantage by doing this. But it is totally fair. I invested in a good course, spent time in the forums just to get some beginner information and inspiration. I bought a scanner, which will be paid for in one weekend with the profits. Comparison: you can't duplicate the Amazon business model on eBay.”
“I spent the day today helping my Aunt set up an FBA business at her house. I have been on the crash course with her the last few days giving her rank suggestions and some ideas on what types of products to buy. She signed up for PAC also and I expect that she will be joining the forums soon. We just put her first two shipments together…It's been very fun and quite fulfilling being able to teach someone else how to make another income stream. I wanted to pass this on to the forum because if it wasn't for the PAC I would have not known about FBA two and a half short months ago and I wouldn't be able to share this great opportunity with those that are close to me. So, "Thank You" to all of the support people and also everyone that has been using the forum to ask and answer questions as they arise. This has been a fun trip so far! Best,”
-- R. Anderson
“One thing I love about FBA is that I don't need a niche and don't have to worry about building repeat customers... FBA has become the core of my business for the last year and my sales have more than doubled from where they were when I was fulfilling myself on AZ”
“We signed up for Amazon FBA seven months ago, and so far we have completed a little over 4,100 orders on Amazon. I consider this VERY successful and based on our sourcing criteria of 1:3 (buy for $10, predict we can sell for $30), we have had good profitability.”
-- Denny Basham
“If you know anything about Jim's reputation, I'd suggest giving a serious look at his brand new Amazon course. You could be one of his many new success stories that will pop up due to this course. If you're on the fence about purchasing this course, don't hesitate, just do it. I promise you won't regret it.”
-- George, georgenieves.com
“I have taken several of Jim Cockrum's classes and, just like the other classes, the Proven Amazon Course is outstanding. Jim and his team of experts are thorough in their explanations for this non-techie person and the follow-up customer service is top-notch. Thanks, Jim, you've done it again.”
-- Susan Mueller, EducatingToday.com
“...My head was spinning after listening to the first interview. And it gets BETTER! It's already far exceeded the price of admission! ”
-- Carol S.
“Having been a Power Seller on eBay for 9 years I can see how PAC will be a welcomed additional income stream. The information for this course is 'first class' and it is going to be mostly hands-free so all I have to do is source products (which is the easy and fun part.) Thanks Jim, for another 'Great Course' - they are always a Winner!!”
-- Wayne Stanila
“Just wanted to send you a quick note & let you know that I have been working on my Amazon business and going all thru the PAC course since I got it last month.
I have been going out and sourcing alot and sending in shipments by the end of this week I will have sent in 9. I sold 5 things yesterday and I was at the hospital because my niece was having her baby and then today I wasn't able to work because I'm taking care of my sick G-son but when I opened my e-mail I had 5 e-mails from Amazon saying I had sold 5 things...lol. That was a great feeling!! I love this Biz. Anyway I just wanted to let you know how I'm doing ...one of my friends said oh ..you let me know how that Amazon thing works out for you and if it pays off..I said ok and its going too because I'm not quitting I said hunny it's not a get rich quick scheme it's a business. Thanks so much Jim for everything you do...”
-- R. Johnson
“Karen and I have been selling on Amazon for the past four years and doing pretty well, but once I adopted the methods used in this course and moved my inventory to FBA our sales more than doubled and now equal our sales on eBay. A few weeks ago we went to Las Vegas for a trade show. In the past I would have to take down my eBay listings and suspend my Amazon listings since we would not be there to ship our goods. Now, I use FBA to fulfill both our eBay and Amazon sales. The little bit I pay in extra fees is made up by the savings in boxes and packing material and the discounted shipping rates I get from Amazon.”
-- Skip McGrath- mcgrrrrr on eBay and Summerdale_House on Amazon