Karyn: i love that you’re willing to try new things and take risks. A lot of us see cool facebook advertisements or we may know people who have amazing success but we still say “well. I could never do that!” or “i can’t find the time…” we always have a million excuses not to do something. You took action and said “if they can do it i can do it… i’m gonna make the time around my schedule.” i really applaud you for that. Christina: i think a big thing too. Was i made a really big commitment to myself that i wouldn’t quit. Typically. You start these little adventures and then it gets hard or you have a setback.
Many people just decide to give up. But with this. There was something different. I just made a really strong decision that no matter what happened. I was going to keep going. Still feel that way today – i still feel like there’s a lot of challenges on amazon – things are very dynamic and changing. No matter what happens. You just have to keep taking small steps of action. Karyn: so do you feel like that comes naturally to you – this persevering quality? Christina: that’s an interesting question. I don’t know – i think i’ve always been driven. When i like something. I tend to go all in. So. Yes.
I Also Have Lived
A lot of my adult life in fear. So i think that there are Chad email list some self-limiting things that i had to get over. Once i started and realized that i actually could do this… i think it gets easier the more you move forward. Karyn: can you tell me how you found your first product? How did you go about that process? Christina: finding my first product was challenging. I don’t think i realized how challenging that piece of the puzzle was going to be. Spent probably two solid weeks – i didn’t leave my house – i had a lot of time off at that point. I wasn’t looking at things people were commonly looking at. Really just started looking at a few different categories that i liked personally. I knew that if i had interest in it. That may possibly help me.
That’s basically what i did for two weeks solid. Finding a community karyn: you’re in canada? Which part? Christina: calgary – western canada. Not vancouver. But one province over. In alberta. Karyn: is there a pretty good amazon selling community where you’re at or does it feel isolated? Christina: it feels a little bit isolated. Interestingly enough. I have run into the odd person here and there who sells on amazon. But they don’t necessarily brand-build… they just sell products. So it was a little different. But i have been fortunate enough to meet people through amazon communities.
That’s Been Really Nice
Karyn: do you feel like connecting with the community has helped you? Do you feel like it’s essential or do you feel like it’s not really necessary? Christina: definitely. I feel like it’s really important to get involved. As much as we want to get something out of business. I think it really has a lot to do with what you put in. Those connections that you hone in on. The amazon groups have really transformed not only my business. But my personal experience in life as well. So it’s been really great. Karyn: it’s really interesting you mention that. I think a lot of people who gravitate towards becoming an amazon brand owner or are selling on amazon… they tend to be more introverted and isolated.
Which is tough! There are so many things that change. So many frustrations that come up. If you don’t have that community connection. It’s game over. It sounds like you have a great community that’s helping you in all aspects of your life. Christina: it’s been pivotal. E-commerce can be a lonely experience – i’m single. I don’t have kids. You know. It can be a little bit of a grind on my own. But with that community. I don’t feel so alone anymore. Everyone is going through the same thing – you’re constantly learning and trying to evolve your business and throwing out ideas.