The hardware and software behind a successful book sourcing mission. Go behind the curtain and see the inner-workings of a $1,000 Amazon sourcing trip.
The architecture of my $1,000 book sourcing day
Recently, I documented a $1,000 book sourcing trip in 6 hours of raw footage, released as my course Book Sourcing: 1k In A Day
There was an insane amount of knowledge packed into this footage. But even so, after the course got finalized, I realized there could still be some unanswered questions. Specifically: What happens before you go out book sourcing?
- What hardware equipment do you need to find profitable books?
- What software do you need to find profitable books?
- How do you find sources of books to sell?
I’m talking about the “groundwork” of a successful book sourcing mission – the work that must be done before you hit the streets.
Infrastructure: The parts left out of most book sourcing videos
You know when you read a book or watch a video about Amazon selling, and it sounds/looks so easy, then you go out and try it yourself and don’t get nearly the same results? It seems like some Amazon selling “gurus” give the impression their courses are some sort of magic wand that you wave and money pours out of your computer.
I realized when I filmed my $1,000 book sourcing day that there was a risk of this. The below was created to remove any questions about what it takes to get a mountain of books to resell on Amazon in a single day.
While the course shows everything frame by frame, this is what happens before the camera starts rolling.
So here’s my free report: “Blueprint of a $1,000 Day.” (PDF: Download here)
Epilogue: My girlfriend reviews the course
I asked my girlfriend to review the final edit of Book Sourcing: 1k In A Day. My specific request was: “Please tell me if there’s any parts you think I should cut out.”
The following are verbatim quotes she gave at various points watching all 6 hours.
- “PLEASE redo this part. You look so fake. This is not you.”
(Regarding the introduction to the first module. In my defense, I was really sick.)
- “Everyone is going to hate you if you leave this in. This is terrible.”
(Regarding a part where I admit I’ve almost never had a real job, and don’t know what minimum wage is currently.)
- “PETER. Take that out. It’s not funny. Did you sell that book?!”
(Regarding a scene at the first source, where I find a very non-politically-correct book worth $17.)