Where I Learned Everything
Episode #9 of the course Amazon FBA fundamentals: From no-experience to selling your product by Erik Rogne
If you’ve made it this far, you must be wondering where I learned everything I know.
It wasn’t an overnight success for me, but rather lots of small successes and failures. I’ve been involved in the ecommerce world since I was in middle school using various platforms (eBay, Etsy, Shopify, Amazon, and even personal sites).
With the internet, you can learn almost anything online and read/watch everything you could ever want to get your hands on. That is exactly what I did. I subscribed to blogs, searched for things I was curious about, and just consumed everything.
This was a slow and tedious process, but it definitely paid off. Until recently, I have been learning everything myself, but now I spend much less time manually searching on Google and have been consuming my information from webinars, specific blogs, and lots of courses.
With these courses, I have to pay a small amount of money, and I know that the information is online everywhere for free, but I am paying for the step-by-step process and organization all in one place. I am a firm believer that teachers and these online courses are the future of education technology. They are primitive now, but they are much more organized and quicker to learn rather than searching mindlessly on Google. Everyone is now starting blogs and social media accounts with their own information, but most of the information resides on forums and blogs that haven’t been touched for years—these courses that I choose to partake in have been iterated multiple times and are on reputable platforms.
I’ve been teaching myself additional skills and programming languages, and rather than trying to read the documentation of an engineer, I am listening to these courses to quickly consume the information. The engineers built the applications but never put their heart and soul into the documentation. Documentation is an engineer’s nightmare, and instead these teachers love to put their heart and soul into making it easy for someone like you and me to comprehend.
For you, I recommend a combination of both finding free information online with Google and reputable blogs and also from courses—you will learn a lot faster than if you were to search for everything.
Also remember to bring a friend in the process with you! When you are experiencing the same thing, you can quickly bounce ideas off of each other. With every new venture I start, I always bring a partner into it with me, and I always have someone to go to when times are tough.
In this lesson, we talked about where I learned everything. In the next lesson, we will talk about product number two.
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