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Aspiring Entrepreneurs is Sophie Howard's podcast where she shows how you can get started in online business. Sophie and her guests discuss the winning business models that are working today and how different personalities and profiles affect which business is best for you. Sophie and her guests will inspire, educate and encourage you on your best path to financial freedom. Head to www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com to take the Entrepreneur Profile test to see what type of entrepreneur you are and start your journey to online success now.

Sophie is a successful online entrepreneur, with a series of six and seven-figure Amazon brands, online education programmes and bestselling books. Sophie's recent move into ebook publishing has hit six-figures profit in the first year.

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Aspiring Entrepreneurs is Sophie Howard's podcast where she shows how you can get started in online business. Sophie and her guests discuss the winning business models that are working today and how different personalities and profiles affect which business is best for you. Sophie and her guests will inspire, educate and encourage you on your best path to financial freedom. Head to www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com to take the Entrepreneur Profile test to see what type of entrepreneur you are and start your journey to online success now.

Sophie is a successful online entrepreneur, with a series of six and seven-figure Amazon brands, online education programmes and bestselling books. Sophie's recent move into ebook publishing has hit six-figures profit in the first year.

    Amazon vs Kindle - Navigating the Ups and the Downs Of Selling on These Platforms

    Amazon vs Kindle - Navigating the Ups and the Downs Of Selling on These Platforms

    As a beginner. Amazon feels like the most attractive online platform to start your online selling business. However, there are actually two ways you can sell on Amazon. The first of these is the classic Amazon FBA which requires you to sell physical goods. The second method is through KDP or Kindle Direct Publishing where you sell both E-books and paperback variants. Selling in either platform is a viable business model that can give huge revenues.

    So which platform has the potential to give you more profits? Amazon FBA? KDP? Or Both?  In today's episode, we are going to talk about:


    Key Advantages Shared by Both Platforms
    My Experience in Selling on These Platforms
    Personal Opinion on Which Platform is More Suited for Beginners

    Let's get started!


    Intro - [0:00]
    Overview Of Topics - [0:58]
    Key Advantages Shared By Both Platforms - [1:20]
    Key Features, And Advantages Of Selling On Amazon - [3:46]
    Personal Experience With Selling On Amazon FBA - [11:57]
    Key Features And Advantages Of Selling On Kindle - [13:12]
    How Kindle Transformed Publishing And Selling Paperback Books - [16:24]
    Which Pays Better?: Comparing Profit Margins [17:43]
    Translating Your E-books To Different Languages To Expand Your Audience - [22:01]
    Downside of Kindle E-books Vs. Products. - [24:15]
    Disadvantages Of Selling Products On Amazon - [27:43]
    Personal Opinion On Which Platform Is More Suited For Beginners - [28:15]
    Final Thoughts - [30:13]

    Resource Links:

    Get a FREE copy of my book 'The Digital Asset Investor: Find and buy profitable online businesses to gain instant cash flow, a passive portfolio of income streams and a lifestyle you love' https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/dai-ebook-optin

    Join my FREE Digital Asset Investors Masterclass:

    https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/dai-webinar-registration

    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/strengths-finder-quiz

     

    About Our Host:

    Sophie Howard is the founder of Aspiring Entrepreneurs, a community designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs build a business and a life that serves them. Sophie began online in 2013 with an Amazon firm, which she sold for more than $1 million in 2015.

    Sophie has lectured on stages all around the world, encouraging and teaching other ambitious entrepreneurs. She has established instructional programs educating thousands of students how to sell online, in addition to releasing over 1000 products.

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aspiringcoaching
    Sophie Howard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SophieHoward.Amazon
    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEWvObGC01Gpq1MbAM8HyQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/


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    • 36 min
    EP 7: Subscription Boxes: Your Financial Freedom In Your Buyers’ Bundles of Joy

    EP 7: Subscription Boxes: Your Financial Freedom In Your Buyers’ Bundles of Joy

    Welcome to the seventh episode of the podcast Aspiring Entrepreneurs with Sophie Howard!This episode is dedicated to an overlooked source of Financial freedom that you and my Aspiring Entrepreneurs community can benefit from;  Subscription Boxes!

    And as I always say in my community: There's no fluff, jet planes, or Lamborghinis - just powerful advice and inspiration on all things related to starting and growing a successful online business.

    Listen to this seventh installment as I tell you all about subscription boxes, including examples of successful subscription boxes and my own experience with them. 

    Let's get started!

    Episode Highlights: 

     


    Intro - [0:00]
    What Are Subscription Boxes? - [1:56]
    Examples of Successful Subscription Boxes - [3:14]
    My Personal Experience with Subscription Boxes - [4:38]
    Advantages and Disadvantages of Subscription Boxes - [7:33]
    Subscription Box Ideas - [8:27]
    Subscription Boxes: The Gift That Keeps On Giving - [12:54]
    Expectations for Subscription Boxes - [14:04[
    Book Recommendations On Subscription Businesses - [14:54]
    Things that Make a Huge Difference - [15:31]
    Tips on Setting Up Your Subscription Box Service  - [15:55]
    Final Thoughts - [17:53]



    Resource Links:

    Get a FREE copy of my book 'The Digital Asset Investor: Find and buy profitable online businesses to gain instant cash flow, a passive portfolio of income streams and a lifestyle you love' https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/dai-ebook-optin

    Join my FREE Digital Asset Investors Masterclass:https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/dai-webinar-registration

    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/strengths-finder-quiz 

     

     

    About Our Host:

    Sophie Howard is the founder of Aspiring Entrepreneurs, a community designed to help aspiring entrepreneurs build a business and a life that serves them. Sophie began online in 2013 with an Amazon firm, which she sold for more than $1 million in 2015.

    Sophie has lectured on stages all around the world, encouraging and teaching other ambitious entrepreneurs. She has established instructional programs educating thousands of students how to sell online, in addition to releasing over 1000 products.

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/aspiringcoaching
    Sophie Howard Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/SophieHoward.Amazon
    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsEWvObGC01Gpq1MbAM8HyQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/


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    • 19 min
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    Amazon has definitely become a major platform for doing business today. Among the various modes of earning money in Amazon, which ones will give a clear path to financial freedom?

     

    In this episode, I introduce you to two models that you should really consider if you want to put up a profitable Amazon business - selling physical products through Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) and selling books through Kindle Publishing (KDP).

     

    I share tips on how to get started with FBA and KDP. I also cover the two models’ various advantages along with some minor challenges and ways to overcome them.

     

    Tune in now and find out which between these two will work better for you!

     

    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [00:00]
    The biggest positives of both FBA and KDP models [01:56]
    The incredible cash flow FBA provides [3:47]
    A downside on Amazon products and how you can cover it [6:54]
    The fulfillment by Amazon and you [8:02]
    What entails doing KDP with Amazon? [12:50]
    The amazing difference between KDP and traditional publishing [16:03]
    Some minor issues with the KDP and FBA [23:45]
    Tips for getting started with KDP and FBA [27:33]
    KDP vs. FBA: Which works better for you? [29:28]



    Resource Links:


    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Get a copy of my book ‘Aspiring Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Finding Your Best Path to Financial Freedom’ https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sign up for the Freedom Navigator Workshop https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/courses

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV7xz4RSPa8_pxDcXDJ83uQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/
    Sophie Howard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiehowardnz/

     

    Thank you for tuning in! If you found this episode valuable, please be sure to subscribe so you can stay updated whenever I post new episodes.
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    • 35 min
    Ep 6: Selling on Amazon via FBA and KDP: Weighing In On Their Pros and Cons

    Ep 6: Selling on Amazon via FBA and KDP: Weighing In On Their Pros and Cons

    Amazon has definitely become a major platform for doing business today. Among the various modes of earning money in Amazon, which ones will give a clear path to financial freedom?

    In this episode, I introduce you to two models that you should really consider if you want to put up a profitable Amazon business - selling physical products through Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) and selling books through Kindle Publishing (KDP).

    I share tips on how to get started with FBA and KDP. I also cover the two models’ various advantages along with some minor challenges and ways to overcome them.

    Tune in now and find out which between these two will work better for you!

     

    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [00:00]
    The biggest positives of both FBA and KDP models [01:56]
    The incredible cash flow FBA provides [3:47]
    A downside on Amazon products and how you can cover it [6:54]
    The fulfillment by Amazon and you [8:02]
    What entails doing KDP with Amazon? [12:50]
    The amazing difference between KDP and traditional publishing [16:03]
    Some minor issues with the KDP and FBA [23:45]
    Tips for getting started with KDP and FBA [27:33]
    KDP vs. FBA: Which works better for you? [29:28]

     

    Resource Links:


    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Get a copy of my book ‘Aspiring Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Finding Your Best Path to Financial Freedom’ https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sign up for the Freedom Navigator Workshop https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/courses

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV7xz4RSPa8_pxDcXDJ83uQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/
    Sophie Howard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiehowardnz/

     

    Thank you for tuning in! If you found this episode valuable, please be sure to subscribe so you can stay updated whenever I post new episodes.
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    • 35 min
    Ep 5: Software as a Service - Is It the Ultimate Business Model?

    Ep 5: Software as a Service - Is It the Ultimate Business Model?

    If we’re talking about business models that can give us huge profits in an instant, Software as a Service (SaaS) is surely among those at the top of the list.

    So what makes SaaS such a supreme business model?

    E-commerce Expert Aidan Booth joins me once again to discuss how SaaS can bring you financial freedom. Aidan and I chat about the pros and cons of doing SaaS, how SaaS generates recurring revenue, and ways that you can get better in the industry.

    If you want to find out whether SaaS is the perfect business model for you, tune in to this episode!

    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [00:00]
    Aidan’s experience in doing SaaS [01:51]
    How Aidan’s team builds software solutions [4:45]
    Aidan’s preference between web software and mobile app [5:46]
    Risks and rewards of starting a SAS business [7:27]
    Aidan’s tip to go big in SaaS [11:22]
    Why SaaS isn’t as complicated as it seems to be [14:57]
    How SaaS is a self-sustaining business model [18:32]

     

    Resource Links:


    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Get a copy of my book ‘Aspiring Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Finding Your Best Path to Financial Freedom’ https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Join the Freedom Navigator Waitlist and my 1:1 Coaching Waitlist https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/

     

    About Our Guest:

    Aidan Booth is an internet marketer whose team offers online marketing training & consulting services, niche website & e-commerce store setup, support to small businesses, their own physical product brands, software as a service, and hosting & domain registration.

    Connect with Aidan Booth:


    Website: https://www.aidanbooth.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aidanboothonline
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aidanboothonline/
    Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aidanbooth09

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV7xz4RSPa8_pxDcXDJ83uQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/
    Sophie Howard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiehowardnz/

     

    Thank you for tuning in! If you found this episode valuable, please be sure to subscribe so you can stay updated whenever I post new episodes.
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    • 21 min
    Ep 4: Business Model Breakdown - Selling Physical Products Online

    Ep 4: Business Model Breakdown - Selling Physical Products Online

    When we think of how online shops have become a major need today, it really won’t come as a surprise how Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, became the wealthiest man in the world.

    Anyone who tries online selling and does it the right way has a big chance of making a fortune for themselves. But what is the right way?

    E-commerce Expert Aidan Booth joins me in this episode to give you insights on how you can set yourself up for success in the business of online selling.

    Aidan and I touch on subjects such as the process of selecting a product to sell, the pros and cons of using the online selling platforms Amazon, Shopify, and Facebook Marketplace, and a lot more.

    Tune in now and attain financial freedom from selling physical products online!

    Episode Highlights:


    Introduction [00:00]
    How Aidan got into selling physical products online [01:16]
    Dropshipping as explained by Aidan [4:37]
    Choosing the right products to sell [7:06]
    Knowing when to and when not to outsource [8:42]
    Being analytical and creative in e-commerce [10:18]
    Aidan’s thoughts on Amazon, Shopify, and Facebook Marketplace [12:05]
    The platform with the least risks according to Aidan [16:23]
    How Aidan builds his list of customers [22:26]
    Aidan’s recommended product categories [24:39]

     

    Resource Links:


    Take the Strengths Finder Quiz and discover what kind of entrepreneur you are: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Get a copy of my book ‘Aspiring Entrepreneurs: A Guide to Finding Your Best Path to Financial Freedom’ https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Join the Freedom Navigator Waitlist and my 1:1 Coaching Waitlist https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/

     

    About Our Guest:

    Aidan Booth is an internet marketer whose team offers online marketing training & consulting services, niche website & e-commerce store setup, support to small businesses, their own physical product brands, software as a service, and hosting & domain registration.

    Connect with Aidan Booth:


    Website: https://www.aidanbooth.com/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/aidanboothonline
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/aidanboothonline/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/aidanbooth09

     

    Connect with Aspiring Entrepreneurs:


    Aspiring Entrepreneurs Website: https://www.aspiringentrepreneurs.com/
    Sophie Howard YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV7xz4RSPa8_pxDcXDJ83uQ
    Sophie Howard Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/sophiehoward_amazon_seller/
    Sophie Howard LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sophiehowardnz/

     

    Thank you for tuning in! If you found this episode valuable, please be sure to subscribe so you stay updated whenever I post new episodes.
    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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    • 28 min

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