Become a Virtual Assistant (VA) on Amazon
What is an Amazon Virtual Assistant?
In Amazon terms, a Virtual Assistant (VA) is someone who works remotely in your Amazon business. They can either be employed full-time, part-time or on a casual (e.g. per task) basis. There are many tasks a VA can do, from admin to content creation, product sourcing and whatever your creativity stretches to.
How to work as a Virtual Assistant on Amazon.. ??
Amazon is growing super-fast for the last couple of years and providing huge opportunities to the sellers and buyers, as well as the freelancers who are managing other’s businesses on amazon.
Some of the famous business models on Amazon
- Private Label (PL)
- Wholesale FBA
- Retail Arbitrage
- Brand Building
The top 5 most popular categories to sell Amazon:
- Home & Kitchen
- Sports & Outdoors
- Health, Household, & Baby
- Beauty & Personal Care
- Kitchen & Dining
To manage such huge marketplace Amazon sellers are looking for Amazon virtual assistants who can manage their accounts from keyword research, listing creation, to inventory management.
Here are the major skills that you need to adopt to become an Amazon Virtual Assistant and to create a new revenue stream for yourself
- Amazon Product Hunting & Research Tools
- Sourcing and Logistics
- Listing Creation
- Advertisement (PPC) on Amazon
Amazon Product Hunting & Research Tools
Amazon Product Hunting or Research is all about analyzing current and last three months’ market trends to choose a winning product – something that can generate a good sale with good trends. The whole work of product research is to find a product with a competitive price with a good profit margin in return.
What is the check list you should follow while choosing a product!
Although you can sell any kind of Amazon’s approved product, but it’s not easy to sell everything. If you are looking to sell anything or as an Amazon VA you will have to suggest a product to your client you can follow the checklist below.
- Huge demand with Low Competition
- Decent profit margins (Min 25% to 30%)
- No legal issues
- Lightweight items
- Small items
- Product prices that fall between the range $10 and $30
- Products that make at least 10 sales a day
- The top 3 related keywords have 50,000+ monthly searches on Amazon
- Not seasonal products. They can be sold year-round
- 2-3 products with less than 50 reviews on the first page
What kind of tools you should learn to use to get such product insides?
There are many tools that you can use to identify a winning product to sell. Here are the common tools you can use for product mining and extract market insides.
- Jungle Scout
- Helium 10
Sourcing and Logistics
It is the best situation if you are selling your own manufactured products, but not every seller is manufacturing their own products, therefore it is the need to rely on a trusted supplier for getting products. You can source from China or somewhere else. The best platform to find a sourcing partner is Alibaba. They will also help you to get deliver your products to Amazon FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) warehouse or your warehouse.
After finalizing the sourcing and shipping now you have to create a real listing for that product on Amazon where people can purchase It. This is a very simple job that you can offer to amazon sellers on Freelancing portals.
How to set up your Amazon product listing
To get some ideas about product listing creation and optimization you will have to go through the amazon Seller Central. Make sure to use VPS to access your clients’ accounts specially when you are using the main account.
Advertisement (PPC) on Amazon
The most demanding skill on amazon is advertisement (PPC) experts. What is PPC on amazon?
Amazon PPC is an advertising model in which advertisers pay a fee to Amazon when a shopper clicks on their ad that is also called pay per click. Charges depend on the keyword competition and search volume. JS, H-10 tool mentioned above will help you to get some ideas about CPC (Cost Per Click) There are three advertisement types available on Amazon: Sponsored Products ads, Sponsored Display Ads and Sponsored Brands.
Happy Earning… 🙂
* This article has been created with the help of web articles and people already working with amazon…