Business Training for Flexible, Ethical Income

best way to sell on amazon - flexible, ethical, profitable

In 2012 I started selling on Amazon because I knew it was going to be the best way for me to make a good living from home so I didn’t have to go get a full time job somewhere and miss out on supporting my teenagers as they grew up.  

Whether your goal is to simply make a good straightforward income for your family, or like me, if you want to support small businesses, or both, this strategy is the best thing going right now.

 

There are lots of ways sell on Amazon – like by creating a private label product – but that costs more to get started, is more complicated, and carries more risk.  

Instead, this way of selling on Amazon is manageable, can be done part-time, is not hard to learn, and can be done with minimal investment.

At least once a year we have a free masterclass on this. It has just closed, but this is so good, I urge you to sign up now so you can hear right away about the next opening. 

Ethical – Doing the Right Thing, Even When Nobody’s Watching

Ethical is doing the right thing, even when nobody's watching

An ethical person does the right thing, even when no one is looking.

What does that mean in practical terms?  Here are my 9 promises to you:

9. I won’t sell you stuff just to sell you stuff.  We start by creating a personalized Roadmap just for you, so we first find out what you want to accomplish, and then see what will help you get there.

8. I won’t take you on if I think you’re better off getting a solid job. If I can help you find one, I will. Some people truly are not meant to be entrepreneurs.

7. I will tell you the truth.  You may really want to sell on Amazon, but if I don’t think you’re a match for it, I’ll tell you that truthfully. You can do what you want with that information, of course. But I will always lay it out for you.

6. I’ll tell you that truth, even if it costs me.  Let’s imagine I have the perfect Amazon course, and I stand to make money when people buy it.  And I know of another program that costs less, or is even free, in the arena where I think you’re better matched. I’ll urge you to go with that venture, even though I will earn less, or nothing.

5. And even if you don’t like it.  Chances are, I won’t reflect anything back to you that’s a surprise. But if I do, and you don’t like it, I won’t lie to you about it. I’ll tell you the truth ~ even the hard truths.  No one who lies to you is your friend. 

4. Sometimes I might send you away.  If I don’t have the best training or opportunity to help you, and one of my many (also ethical) collaborators has just the thing, I’ll give you their name, free and clear.

3. I honor my time, so I’ll honor yours.  I have two kids, two dogs, a spouse I love, a big garden, and an art studio. My time is precious to me. So I don’t waste it. And I won’t waste yours. I’m not gonna send you emails just to have something to send. Or suggest links or articles just to sound knowledgeable. If I send or recommend something to you, it’s because I think it’s valuable.

2. I will never sell you a back-alley deal.  Everything I offer as a solution to you is either a program I have studied myself, or an opportunity tested and vetted by someone I deeply trust.  Training, course, program, business-in-a-box ~ whatever I offer to you is trustworthy.

1. No magical thinking.  There are literally thousands of “courses” out there, all claiming to make you money while you sleep, turn you into a millionaire this year, and fulfill all your wildest dreams with no effort on your part at all. Hogwash. Online incomes require work. Very different work than when I was mopping floors, grunting out farmwork, or cranking food out in a diner, and with a bigger possible upside. The only thing worse than no job at all is a minimum wage job you think you can’t live without, because it steals your time, as well. Passionately I believe in the beauty of entrepreneurship, the drive to create more value for our customers and more income for ourselves. But it’s not magic. It’s work. I’ll never tell you otherwise.

Choosing to behave ethically is not always easy. 

Sometimes it costs time, and money, and even friendships. But I can sleep at night. Make sure you can, too.

At Z Seekers we are committed to helping you earn a profitable, ethical online income, because I’m committed to doing that for myself.

Yours, Lisa

Lisa Johnson, Seeker at Z Seekers

Book a 60-Minute Personalized Roadmap Session

Z Seekers finds you a path forward creating a profitable, ethical online business

Would you like to be able to say this? And mean it?

I’ve got a Personal Roadmap now for the next six months, so every day when I wake up I know exactly what my focus is – and what it isn’t. I know my skills and assets, and the new ones I want to build. I see my fears and now I know I can walk through them. All I’ve learned from my past failures is guiding me closer to success. Feeling scared, lonely, and uncertain was an okay place to start, because crafting this plan with a trusted guide helped me feel more confident, supported, and focused. I’m building an online income that’s right for ME.

Book your personalized Roadmap session today

I love creating with you:

√  A supportive exploration of the options and how they match with your skills and interests

√  An assessment of your assets for the journey ahead

√  A real Roadmap forward (so you can focus on what’s right for you, and ignore all the noise!)

so you can be on track this year

A Roadmap that is personalized to you, that builds on your strengths and experiences, that charts a goal for your future the way you want it to be. 

Within your budget, creating a 2021 that brings you work you love doing, that earns you a good ethical income, and serves others the way you need to.

Here’s how we create your Roadmap, together. 

 

1. It starts with you becoming a Seeker (green button above, enter your email and name)

2. Send me an email, to Lisa <at> ZSeekers <dot> com. Let me know you’d like to plan a Roadmap together

3. I’ll email you your Baseline questions. This is how I understand who you are, where you are now, and where you want to go. This means we can make best use of our 60 minutes together.

4. Once I have your responses, you can schedule on our calendar for your 60-minute live personalized Roadmap session with me. Easy!

 

This highly personalized approach is the best way I’ve found to really get at the best match for you and your life. 

Automated quizzes and figure-it-out-yourself info dumps, hours on YouTube wading through random tactics… it’s exhausting and always seems to be meant for someone else. 

This is for YOU. 

See you soon!

Lisa Johnson, Z Seekers

So many capable women are discouraged

Lately I’ve had a lot of conversations with women who are done. Their jobs are bleak, desolate places where the pay is scant, the demands are ratcheting up, confusion reigns, and the wrong things seem to be driving everything.

These are smart, capable, brilliant women who — if I were managing a staff — I would hire in an instant. 

How is it, I keep wondering, that these talented people feel so discouraged and lost? And what can we do about it?

I believe the amazing, brilliant, capable, ethical women I know will make the internet world a better place

This is what Z Seekers is about for me. 

I know the online marketing world has a pretty sleazy reputation… well-deserved, if you ask me. Sometimes when I spend time in internet marketing circles I get that creepy feeling, like I’m suddenly at the frat house basement party, wondering if my missing friend is okay. It feels slimy and selfish and greedy, and like no one is safe.

But there are other people among the internet who are classy, ethical, brilliant, and creative. And profitable. I know some of those people. I only work with these people. They give me hope and a lot of inspiration.

Another thing I’ve noticed is that the online business world is mostly made up of men.

Now, men are great. At least the men I know. Really great, and I’m privileged to know them. 

But it’s my particular interest to bring more women into the internet marketing world, because I want women to benefit from this frontier as well, and because I believe the amazing, brilliant, capable, ethical women I know will make the internet world a better place. 

I hope you will join us.

Why Z Seekers?

Why Z Seekers?

I’ve been asked repeatedly what’s behind this name.

First, why the Z?

The letter Z has a great sound. zzzzzzzeeeeeeeee. Strong. Clear. Not floofing around. Present. Solid. You make a commitment when you say this letter. Business requires commitment ~ a brave stance ~ being willing to speak up, even if your voice shakes. Saying yes to one thing requires a hundred no’s. You need a voice to say yes, and to say no no no no no.

Also, it has a solid base. Straight, strong line at the bottom. A good foundation to build from. Business should have a strong, solid bottom line ~ financial planning and performance that you can rely on, sitting squarely grounded in facts and proven relationships.

But on top of that groundedness, the Z pivots. It changes direction not once, but twice.  Those two pivots represent a lot of what happens in business in my experience. You start out with a solid base, and a direction, and things unfold. Adjustments need to be made. You need to start again, or change concepts, or try it a new way. This pivot often looks entirely different than the direction you thought you were headed, so it’s tempting to think (or for other well-meaning people to say), Mistake.  But no, it’s just a pivot. Smart adventurers pivot when the trail does.

It’s what’s next. I’m always asking, What’s next?  And after having a business with four “Y”s in the name, what would be next after that?  Z, of course.

Z is the ultimate letter in our alphabet. After we’ve dutifully tried everything else, been good girls and boys, if the “safe” job didn’t stick, and the years of college didn’t pay off, and the connections didn’t pan out, and we weren’t cut out for robbing banks, if we’re lucky enough to still be curious and adaptable, we end up at Z, at the ultimate.

I have been a seeker all my life. I didn’t know that was at all unusual. I don’t surf in the ocean (does boogie boarding count?), but I am exhilarated to ride the waves of building a business: meeting and exceeding the needs and desires of the customers,  curating a strong staff, providing meaningful solutions, and seeing proof of all that in customer’s faces and exponentially growing numbers. I seek internal peace, systemic equity, friendship and laughter, family health, transformation, redemption, creativity, and wonder. And I am most at home with fellow seekers, friends who reach upward with physical, spiritual, emotional, financial aspirations.

But it’s not Z Seeker. It’s Z Seekers.

Because it’s a We thing. I’ve done plenty of solo adventuring, and it’s its own kind of thrill. I’ve named this journey Z Seekers, though, because we’re going together. You will have your own unique path, as do we all… and that doesn’t mean we have to struggle in a room by ourselves. Together we can do what no one can do alone. It works cuz we’re not all broken down on the same day. We can encourage and lift each other up when we fall, and when you’re ahead on the trail, you can look back and shout with joy about the treasures you’ve found, encouraging the rest of the party. We don’t invite just anyone to this expedition. Seekers. Seekers, all. 

So, this is why Z Seekers.

This is my ultimate business, the one that will use everything I’ve learned from every business I’ve worked in, managed, and owned. It’s  my chance to help you build something with a solid base and ambitious plans. Sharing what I’ve learned to help you joyfully claim your voice and focus, pivot instead of break, and set out on a joyful hunt for treasure, instead of settle.

I can’t wait to see where we go, together.