How I Generated $1,800 In Sales on Amazon in 30 days. The Step By Step Guide!

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Okay, in this blog posts I am going to show you how I generated $1,885.01 in sales on Amazon…… HOW?

By selling cool coffee mugs!.

At the end of the post you can get a free DVD training class to get you started on selling color changing mugs on amazon.


At the end of this blog posts you’ll have all the tools to be able to do the same if you take action.

How to sell mugs on amazon


DOWNLOAD this guide to help you stay organized.


First let me tell you why I wanted to get into the Amazon market place.


In 2015 amazon generated total of 15 billion dollars in sales.

That means that if you only get .01% of their total sales you would get a total of …….

I don’t really know…. a lot of money ok!


What would an extra $1,800 dollars a month for you?


Would you be able to take more vacations?

How about pay some bills?

Or simply not have to take on an extra job?


Imagine being able to get an extra $1,000 or $2,000 dollars a month……

Would that be something that could change the way you live?


Of course it would….


Only recently did I discovered that anyone could sale on Amazon.

The only things you need is an amazon account (costs $30 per month)

And merchandise to sell……


My goal to be able to create an online business that is mostly passive.


What does passive mean?


An online business that create passive income means that you work hard for a few months Setting up the systems and those systems will generate monthly income for you.


One of my Life long goals is to be able to make documentaries in order to help people become aware of  our social problems.

I also love wildlife so to be able travel the world and photograph the amazing diversity of species around the planet would be pretty amazing.


In order to be able to do that, I can’t have a 9 – 5 job where I am trading my time for money.

Amazon its the perfect opportunity to create an online business which will fund my adventures across the planet.


ok, enough about me….


lets go over how I created a product to sell on amazon and how you can use my guide to do the same.

The first I needed was an audience.

An audience? really?

yep….if you don’t have an audience to sell to the products that you have don’t matter.


luckily for me, I have plenty of things that i’m passionate about, one of those things is the universe!


the universe


If you know who Brian Greene, Michio Kaku, and Neil Degrasse Tyson are we just became best friends!

but enough about me….


like I said before the first thing we need to find is an audience and right now there is nothing like Facebook to find a group of people with the same mindset.

I searched for groups and found many of them.


What I wanted to know is what type of images, quotes and graphics these groups would respond to.

I already knew I wanted one of those awesome color changing mugs for myself so I wanted to know if the people in the groups also wanted one.

I searched Pinterest for images and quotes about the universe and found this one!


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How perfect! So now I just needed to test a design for the mug.

I came up with this one by combining the photo of a nebula and the quote.


smell of the universe


If are not good with design (lol 98% of the population) you can hire a person on for $5.oo bucks … (No Excuses!)

ok so next I needed to get a sample of the mug with that design and see if the people who LOVED the universe and drank coffee or tea would buy my new mug.

I could not test it unless I had a sample so I order one from china! (Pretty easy to do if you have $35 dollars)

My sample came in about 9 days and now my main goal was trying to see if people would buy it.

To do this I took photos of my mug sample and created videos of it. (Using my iPhone)


I took this photo with my iPhone so you don’t need a fancy camera to take product shots.

Now that I had a product all I needed were people who wanted to buy it. (The hardest part of any business)

If I couldn’t find people who wanted to buy it now how would I find them when I order 100 or 200 mugs?

I shared my video with different Facebook pages and groups and for the exchange of an email address (Important) I would give $5.00 off to anyone who signed up…..

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Because I didn’t have any in stock I let people know that they where sold out and if the wanted to buy one they could just sign up for to my email list and I would give them $5.00 off when they were available.

Two things about that…


1 – Is not really a lie..They were all sold out lol well, not really sold out, there were unavailable lol

2 – Telling the audience they were sold out so it created urgency and scarcity…..the two most powerful words when it comes to selling.


How many times have you because it was on SALE (Scarcity) for THIS WEEK (urgency) only?

I’m guessing many times…..


back to my story….


So my goal was that if I collected 200 email address I would order at least 200 of the mugs….

I used mailchimp (FREE up to 2000 email subscribers) to collect the emails.

I also created an instagram page.

Click on the image and go follow it if you love the universe 😉

universe mugs

The goal of the instagram page was to get their email for an exchange of a coupon code and provide people with awesome content about the universe.

Before I order any product I needed to capture enough emails to sell my product as soon as it arrived.

After collecting enough emails I ordered 250 mugs using the same manufactor that created my sample mug.

you can easily find one using

The process took no longer than 14 days to get the mugs from china to my home.

Now I needed to list my mugs to amazon, setting up an amazon account to sell on it its pretty simple.

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After I had my mugs in stock all I had to do is send an email to the people who were interested in one!

After that its basically trying to get more customers to know about your mugs.

I used instagram and Facebook to drive traffic to my amazon page.

you can do that by simply posting awesome content on your social media account 😉

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ok so now I showed you exactly how to start selling on amazon…

Pretty simple right?

The funny thing is that must of us work really hard for 8-10 hours a day for someone else but don’t take the time to work for ourselves,….

it took me a long time to figure out the steps myself but one i put in the time it was pretty simple and actually fun to post on my Facebook and instagram pages about the universe!

do you like disposable income?

of course you do!


well you have two choices…..


1 – You could do what you have been doing all these years and continue the same habits.

2 – You could make your money work for you and say goodbye to old habits!


The choice is yours….


If you want to continue and learn more about how you can achieve the same success on amazon in 30 days or so…..

Get this free DVD video course 



Its a step by step check video course on how to go from no idea to finding an audience and a design for your mugs.

Module 1-3 FREE


Information alone won’t get you anywhere….you NEED to take action… if you didn’t download the guide, scroll back up and do it now!

  • Jack

    Great article Darwin! Curious if you could recommend how I can best find a supplier to purchase coffee mugs from? Keep up the interesting articles and thanks again!

    • darwinleonardo

      Hi jack, you can actually do a quick search on for “color changing mugs” you’ll get a bunch of manufactures to choose from! i’m going to create a video tutorial soon, i’ll make sure to give you the link!