11: Riley Bennett on Building a Business on Amazon

Riley and I first connected in mid April of 2016 when we met to do an interview after I discovered Riley through his YouTube channel.

The young, always excited Riley now lives his dream as a location independent entrepreneur after successfully building an Amazon business with his friend and business partner Parker Morris. Listen as Riley divulges over an hour about his own story as well as a wealth of tips and knowledge for starting your own successful business on Amazon.

To learn more about Riley’s method, check out his course, “The Amazon Method“.

Talking Points

[1:51] Visiting home and avoiding tax & exorbitant expenses by being in South East Asia
[5:04] Discovering his adventurous side, a trip to Phuket, saving up for his first business with partner, Parker Morris and moving out to Chiang Mai for the first Dropship Lifestyle Retreat
[15:11] Catching the travel bug in Phuket, Thailand
[17:49] The decision to pursue working online as a means to move back to Asia and the experience of blogging about online business before he even had his own
[22:39] Why drop shipping didn’t work for Riley but Amazon did
[29:54] How to deal with risk as an entrepreneur and the mindset it takes to succeed
[36:54] How Riley learned the business of Amazon and how you can do it too
[40:29] The Amazon Gold Rush
[46:15] The work it takes day-to-day as an amazon seller
[54:46] How Riley and his business partner share responsibilities
[57:52] Riley’s favourite locations: Ho Chi Minh City & Chiang Mai, Thailand and his experience in the Philippines
[1:04:52] Chiang Mai vs Saigon (Ho Chi Minh) for digital nomads

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About the Author

Hi, I'm Chris. I'm a self-taught web developer, YouTuber, Blogger and Digital Nomad.

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To read my full story on how I left my corporate career in Accounting to pursue Location Independence, check out my book 'How I Learned to Code'


2 comments

  1. Christ:

    I’ve seen some of your videos and you mentioned you were self taught in various online discipline.
    Question: Do you edit your own videos or have someone else edit your videos. I am asking because I am considering learning more about editing videos and wanted to learn how you went to bring to speed your video editing skills. ?

    What video editing software do you use and how you went about learning that skill set?

    Much appreciate your help.

    1. Hi Wil. I definitely edit my own videos. It’s something that I absolutely love doing. I’ve been making films since I was a small child and therefore the skills come rather naturally to me. Not sure I could recommend any particular resources for newbies, I’m afraid. Btw: I use Final Cut Pro X to edit my videos.

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