Serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of building businesses. 7-figure Amazon expert, who sells products into over 30 countries through Amazon. He has been featured on Fox Business News, Inc Magazine, USA Today and dozens of podcasts around the world. His book "Primed - Your guide to building a thriving Amazon business", will be released later this year.
Entrepreneur / Company Founder (multiple companies)
Adam Hudson is a serial entrepreneur who has built several multi-million dollar companies in Australia and the United States. In 2005 Adam co-founded one of the first crowdfunding platforms in the world, which went on to raise in excess of $100M for start-ups and early stage businesses.
Adam currently owns a cloud software business, an Amazon promotions company, a homewares brand that sells its products exclusively through Amazon, and Reliable Education (an online education company that teaches students in 14 different countries how to build a profitable Amazon business via the Reliable Income Academy).
In 2012 Adam learned about the opportunity to sell on Amazon. Living in Los Angeles California at the time, he was accustomed to seeing Amazon parcels being delivered all over town and he was a big user of Amazon services himself. It was during this time that he learned that anybody could sell physical products on Amazon and that Amazon would handle all of the warehousing and fulfillment for him. Once he understood that, he soon launched and grew his own private-label brand on Amazon (all the while working full-time). Today Adam has a seven-figure Amazon business that sells products in 8 countries with no employees, no warehouses and most of his sales are made while he travels or builds his other businesses.
Adam launched Reliable Education after identifying a gap in the market to deliver hype-free business training. In his view, too many online business courses are full of false promises and half-truths – both of which sell-short the real value of building an Amazon business for the long term.
Adam is a serial entrepreneur and Amazon expert, who sells products into over 30 countries through Amazon. He has been featured on Fox Business News, Inc Magazine, USA Today and dozens of podcasts around the world. His book "Primed - Your guide to building a thriving Amazon business", will be released later this year. Adam travels extensively using profits generated by his Amazon business.
In addition to his core businesses, Adam is an active angel investor and currently holds early-stage equity in various startups.
Entrepreneurship; Global Travel; Helping aspiring entrepreneurs get started in business; Fascinated by Amazon and the fact it is likely to become the most valuable company on earth, as it simultaneously disrupts transportation, logistics and retail.
This is my story about how I built a multi-million dollar Amazon business in 3 years starting part-time around another business I owned.
California Dreaming In 2013 I was living in Los Angeles running my own fast-growing animation company in the heart of Hollywood. The business was doing great and I had a wonderful team of talented people that I genuinely enjoyed working with every day. Life was good but like all traditional businesses, it had it’s draw backs. First of all, it required people. People are expensive and they need far more than a salary to make them thrive. In order to get the best out of people, you need to invest time into training them, money into creating a nice environment and a genuine dose of love that will make them do the little things that really make a difference when nobody is watching. I was doing all that and still making a profit but I knew early on that the business would never give me the thing I craved most – total time and location autonomy. For me, owning a Ferrari was never that exciting, but having a solid cashflow that followed me around the world really got my juices flowing.
Opportunity Boxes While in LA I lived in a high-end apartment building on the border of West Hollywood and Beverly Hills. My building was full of doctors, lawyers and entertainment people – well to-do folks who were cash-rich and time-poor. Almost everyday when I got home from work I noticed boxes outside of every second or third door that had the same black packing tape emblazoned with the Amazon logo. Upon further inquiry my neighbors they told me that they bought from Amazon because it was way easier than going to the shops. These guys were getting laundry detergent, consumables for their pets, clothing, homewares and just about everything in between. As an Australian (one of the few developed countries where Amazon doesn’t have local distribution centers), I had no idea how big Amazon had become or that you could buy more than books. What I was seeing was a massive shift in the way that people buy things, but that was just the tip of the iceberg.
$100 Billion Dollar Business Partner Here’s the most exciting part about Amazon that many people are still unaware of. Anyone can sell on Amazon in America (the largest Amazon market in the world) and Amazon will allow you to ship your inventory to their warehouses and then they’ll do all the shipping and fulfillment for you. Wait – what? Yes, that means that you can live in Australia, Singapore, South Africa, England or anywhere else on earth and be selling products to American consumers, getting paid US dollars and you don’t need to touch your own inventory at any point in the process. Then once you’ve got your products selling from Amazon’s US warehouses to it’s American customers, you can send your products to Amazon’s UK warehouses and start selling to Amazon’s customers in the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. In 2015, Amazon surpassed $100 Billion in sales and according to Macquarie Research they were solely responsible for 50% of all ecommerce growth in 2015. One company responsible for 50% of ALL ecommerce growth? That’s truly remarkable.
From Zero To $1,000,000 When I first understood the massive power of this opportunity I decided to jump in with one product, a simple item in the home and kitchen category. I have it made in China and shipped directly to one of Amazon’s warehouses in America. I messed up a bunch of stuff in the first year but despite that, before long that one item was averaging about USD $15,000/month in sales at a 35% net margin. I couldn’t believe it. I then expanded, product-by-product, to where I am today. Today I sell 9 products on Amazon’s websites in America, Mexico, Canada, the UK, Spain, Italy, Germany and France. All of them are warehoused and distributed by Amazon and every single customer comes from Amazon. I do no marketing at all outside of the Amazon eco-system. Those 9 products are on track to generate in excess of a million dollars in sales this year and I don’t touch a single one of them. I simply maintain 9 listing pages on Amazon’s website. =========================================
Adam Hudson Bio Adam is a serial entrepreneur and Amazon expert, who sells products into over 30 countries through Amazon. He has been featured on Fox Business News, Inc Magazine, USA Today and dozens of podcasts around the world. His book "Primed - Your guide to building a thriving Amazon business", will be released later this year. Adam travels extensively using profits generated by his Amazon business.