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Last night, a Youtube ad came on as I was trying to get my youngest child in bed. She was watching Kale & Taylor explain their free online course for Amazon FBA. She insisted I watch them because she was drawn in by the excitement that they produced during the video. So, I watched them & signed up for their webinar.Austin Distel

I didn’t pass their survey, but I still was given access to their webinar.

I was amazed by their “Boost Nine” product, which would have been free via sign up to the Nine University. However, being like most people looking to make money online, I just couldn’t manage forking out $2,400 on the university & another couple of thousand on buying a product to have it sitting in my back bedroom in mass quantity & possibly be stuck with it for GOD KNOWS how long.

My review of K & T’s free webinar:

When I went into the webinar, I was 15 minutes early. Yes, I was an early bird. I got my pen & paper ready to take notes.

Kale happened to be the speaker moderating the webinar.

The actual webinar for Amazon FBA was inspiring, and to be honest I would have purchased access to the Nine University. However, four payments of $599 or a one-time payment of $1,997 seemed awfully steep plus the cost of purchasing products to send to the Amazon com warehouse to then be purchased by Amazon shopping.

After listening to Kale’s speech, sure I wanted it & the fast money pitch was definitely arguably as accurate as you can get. Here is why. They give you facts based on their experiences as Amazon com vendors.

As they explain their experience, you can gain an understanding that they have a true mentorship quality & really want to help people earn the money that they are worth. They are not a fly-by-night, seat of your pants, mentoring program. These guys know their ROI, margins & other business languages.

They know what to teach, show you how each factor affects your business and your bottom line. They teach you how to use their software and it takes so much guesswork out of picking a product in your niche of choice. I’m not saying that you don’t need to do your research, but I am saying that it makes it a lot easier.

Do They Have The Tools For Success?

Absolutely. I know that with the proper tools and mentorship if your dreams are making six to eight figures a month, you can do anything. The tools that they give you help you to get products to Amazon com shopping.

I am not an affiliate of NineUniversity, and no one is paying me to do this review. I am, however, an affiliate of Wealthy Affiliate University. The difference between the two is important to note. At Wealthy Affiliate University, the mentors teach you how to build your own website domain and promote products in a way that you cut out the middle man.

Kale did touch on this subject in the webinar. He basically stated that the majority of shopping that is done online to date is on Amazon com official site. This may be true, however, there are business laws in place that keep businesses from monopolizing any market. These laws are in place to keep the smaller niche businesses from being destroyed by the larger monopolizing companies in any niche.

That being said, I would rather find a product that has a $5,000+ ROI and sell it on my own website. I know that I will need to build trust with my audience in the demographic that I choose to sell to, but that is part of building a business. From the perspective of the make money fast view, yes, Amazon com has been around for a long time and already has built that trust.

However, if I am working directly with a supplier of the product that I find and can offer it for a price that will beat my competition and give me a 99% profit margin versus a small commission, I would choose the 99% profit margin over the small 13% commission.

With that being said, I like the thought of fast money. But at the same time, I also like the thought of a 99% profit margin.


5 thoughts on “Kale & Taylor’s vs. Wealthy Affiliate University”

  1. Coralie says:

    Wow this sounds really great. I have never heard of nine university before, but up until 2 mos ago I had never heard of wealthy affiliate either.
    I also did my research and I 100% agree that you get some very good mentoring and a great teaching platform at wealthy affiliate. Sure seems to me that the low cost also helps regular people learn a new skill. Great job.

    1. Kalaya says:

      Thank you. I think that you are right. Wealthy Affiliate does have a great mentoring program. I agree with your findings in your research. I am not shocked though that there are great mentors like Kale & Taylor out there that want to get what they know they are worth. I think that Kyle & Carson are thinking in terms of the long run and not just a short burst. I don’t think that Kale & Taylor realize that not having their own website and actually taking the time to develop the trust with shoppers is holding them back from the potential that they’ve already lost by leaning on the apron strings of Amazon’s relationship with shoppers. They are getting 13% of what their value could have been if they would have taken the time and built that trust. With having your own store and your own domain, it takes the middlemen out that apply their fees to your products. Also, I don’t think that they realize the opportunity that they have with their software. If they actually had their own domains and ditched Amazon, they would be making that 99% ROI.
      Thanks again for reading and commenting.

  2. Derek Marshall says:

    Actually, an amazon FBA business is something that has been interesting me for a while, mostly to add an extra feather to my cap and online business interests.

    I do have to say that Wealthy Affiliate is more passive once established – a lot of work to get started but it is something that gets easier and reduces. With Amazon FBA and online retail there will always be a lot of work..

    1. Kalaya says:

      I’m not saying don’t do it. I am saying be aware that even though it looks great & can be fast money on a product with a $5,000+ ROI market. Just know in advance that you are looking at a 13% maximum commission after Amazon fees versus having a 99% Return on investment (99% after tariff taxes). It looks like you would be making money through Amazon, but do you even reach the breaking even point? If you start out establishing trust as a vendor through Amazon and then redirect to your own domain, it would give the “reputation point” and a better ROI in the long run.

    2. Kalaya says:

      If you do decide to get into FBA, do take the time to purchase the Boost Nine ($297) and it is well worth the cost. It will help you find products with the highest demand and you can set your ROI to get the profit. You still have to do the research, but the Boost Nine makes the research process move much quicker.

      Like I said in my post, I was very impressed with the product that Kale & Taylor had. It takes the guesswork out of whether or not your product will move off the shelf. Plus with the Boost Nine, you can adjust the ROI in your favor. If you start out with a slightly higher ROI, but competitive to the competition, use packaging that will not allow your product to be broken in shipping, your reputation increases. When you switch to your own domain, you can set your ROI to be the elite model via your brand on the box. If you get a jump start on this with the supplier, you are setting yourself up for private label for the long haul and it can be rewarding.

      Recapping, if you set your ROI slightly high but competitive & offer better packaging & labeled vs. generic, you set your self up in a branding position on Amazon and you are then able to play the numbers game of adjustments to your ROI. A superior product vs. a generic product via branding the generic & going private domain sells after making a profit with Amazon, you set yourself up for success using the Boost Nine. Lastly, when you work directly with the supplier, you can build a relationship with in order to get variations on the product.

      For example, your product is an ottoman tray, your supplier sells it in a dark stain only. You ask if you can modify it to have a macrame center of your design. You send the supplier the design you want the macrame to look like. You pay the supplier for the modification and now you have a branded product. Slap a label sticker on it, offer it in different stain colors or high gloss finish & you now have a one of a kind specific to your label product.

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