Firing The Man

Firing The Man

Serial Entrepreneur’s David Schomer and Ken Wilson share tips, advice, and insider knowledge about all things Amazon FBA and E-Commerce. Discover how you can create multiple passive income streams by selling physical products online so that you can have the time and freedom to do what you love - whether that is spending more time with family or traveling the world. Ken and David have successfully created several six and seven figure online business ventures. During the journey, they have had major wins, losses, and lessons learned. This podcast will teach you about selling physical products online through platforms such as Fulfillment by Amazon, building a team, outsourcing, listing optimization, pay per click (PPC) advertising, driving traffic to your listings, and productivity tips / life hacks that will provide a path to be successful in building your online business. It’s a mix of interviews, special co-hosts and solo shows from Ken and David you’re not going to want to miss. Hit subscribe, and get ready to change your life.... Show More

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March 2, 2021 48 min

Episode 62


Francois Jaffres is a blackbelt in product sourcing. We have him in today’s episode to talk about his company, Noviland, and learn product sourcing tips that can elevate our businesses. Among other things, we have also discussed China and other potential manufacturers, common mistakes that Amazon sellers make, and the traits that separate successful entrepreneurs from the average ones. 

Let’s listen to Francois and learn f...

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Episode 61


Not all debts are created equal. There's good debt that can grow and scale your business and there's bad debt that can drive it to bankruptcy. David Kennedy of Parkside Financial joins us in this episode to tell us the risks and rewards of debts. If deployed correctly, debt can be a great investment for businesses. They just need to identify what assets they should have and the specific situation they need to be i...

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Episode 60


It’s official. David has fired the man. In this episode, David will talk about his rollercoaster journey in the last four years and the satisfaction that comes with arriving at the destination. This is a must-listen for those still in the “grind stage” and those who have not started their journeys yet. 

This is coming from two normal guys who just wanted to support ourselves and our families. We were also uncomfortable at ...

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Episode 59


In this episode, Kevin Flaherty from Thras.io joins us to talk about how his company acquires third-party businesses in the Amazon space. In 2020, Thras.io was named the “fastest profitable U.S. company to ever reach a $1 billion valuation.” Before joining Thras.io, Kevin worked as an analyst at Advantage Capital where he would work on providing capital to both start-up and expansion state companies to create growth and s...

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Episode 58


Today, we have an awesome guest to talk about his entrepreneurial journey and share the tips that helped him along the way. Joel Bower is the co-founder and owner of Owning the Edge, a high-end consulting and intimate mastermind business, helping established entrepreneurs and executives get personalized advice and training they need to replace cookie-cutter solutions that simply don’t work for growing businesses.

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January 26, 2021 33 min

Episode 57


In this episode, we are going to talk about the goals that Ken and I set for 2021. From 15,000 to 30,000 emails? Why not 50,000? Buying an existing company or starting from scratch? We have set goals this year based on the lessons we have learned and the experiences we have gone through last year. We are sharing all these goals with you to remind us that 2021 is the year of Firing the Man. 

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January 19, 2021 32 min

Episode 56


If you are at the stage of your e-commerce business where you want to talk with suppliers, this episode is for you. Today, Ken and I will drop a lot of golden nuggets you can pick up to turn into a pro negotiator. Based on our experience, negotiations don’t have to be purely business-related. After all, you’re still talking with people who are only living within a different culture and working with their own set of goals....

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January 12, 2021 29 min

Episode 55


In this episode, we review our 2020 goals. If you are a new member of Firing the Man Nation, you might want to check out Episodes 6 and 25 where we set our goals and checked their progress. We discuss the lessons learned in accomplishing these goals, whether we were successful or not, and are able to come up with valuable insights that we will carry this new year, 2021. 

Let’s dive right in and join us in Firing the Man!

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Episode 54


Start the year by turning that idea in your head into a business. Contrary to popular belief, starting a business can be quick and easy. You can even start within 10 minutes. If you’ve been thinking about starting a business for a while now, you’ve probably read this suggestion many times: do your due diligence. However, it’s hard to do your assignment if you don’t know the questions at all. That’s what this episode is al...

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December 29, 2020 17 min

Episode 53


Here’s an appreciation episode for the beloved members of Firing the Man Nation. Today, Ken and I will talk about our top 5 episodes of the year. The top 5 includes two interviews with two amazing entrepreneurs, one book review, and two discussions that will surely add value to your e-commerce career. If you are here for the first time, we suggest that you start with these episodes. 

Let’s dive right in and listen to Firin...

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December 22, 2020 31 min

Episode 52


Today, Ken and I will talk about building an email list. Ken started 2020 with zero emails. Fast forward to Q4, he has 15,000 emails and counting. He used several online apps and services to reach that number, alongside other creative tactics that you can also apply on your business. You will learn about giveaways, lead magnets, email open rates, and more!

Let’s jump into the episode now and learn from this Beginner’s Guid...

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Episode 51


This is Part 2 of our e-commerce coaching call with Kiefer Hogge, a new seller who joins Amazon. This time, we will discuss leveraging social media platforms and photography in the product launch, targeting a realistic best seller rating, and many more!

Listen to Part 1 to know more about Jungle Scout, Fulfillment by Amazon, and packaging and product listings.

Now, let’s jump into the episode and learn with Kiefer how to na...

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Episode 50


This is Part 1 of our e-commerce coaching call with Kiefer Hogge, a new seller who joins Amazon. We will talk about specific Jungle Scout criteria you should consider and why you should not do them first, the best practices to receive a Fulfillment by Amazon, and the importance of packaging and product listings. 

Let’s jump into the episode and learn with Kiefer how to start your Amazon career!

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December 2, 2020 39 min

Episode 49


In this episode, we will interview Yoni Mazor, Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder of Getida, a fast-growing cloud-based technology company that provides state-of-the-art reimbursement recovery solutions for Amazon sellers. He will tell us how Getida started and share with us some tips to be successful entrepreneurs in the e-commerce industry.


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November 24, 2020 14 min

Episode 48


In this episode, we will get to know Getida, a tool that can help Amazon sellers get thousands of reimbursement. Getida takes less than five minutes to set up. Afterwards, you can now enjoy reimbursements you never knew you could have! We’ll discuss how we can leverage this tool...and more in Firing the Man podcast. 

[00:01 - 03:28] Opening Segment

  • We introduce our topic for today, getting reimbursements from Amazon
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    Episode 47


    In this episode, we will talk about the current events happening in the world of e-commerce. We will discuss probably the most significant news in the e-commerce world today. We will also talk about several news related to Amazon and share our insights about turning a famous video platform into an online shopping center. 

    Let’s dive right into this episode and dig into the news articles Ken and I discussed to give you a be...

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    Episode 46


    In this episode, we will be reviewing the book, “12 Months to $1 Million: How to Pick a Winning Product, Build a Real Business, and Become a Seven-Figure Entrepreneur” by Ryan Daniel Moran. Ryan founded Capitalism.com, an online resource to teach entrepreneurs how to build successful businesses and invest the profits. More than 300 of Ryan’s students have now succeeded in building seven-figure companies using his “12 mont...

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    November 3, 2020 45 min

    Episode 45


    In this episode, we will be interviewing the best selling author of the book Buy Then Build, Walker Diebel. He is also a serial acquisition entrepreneur, M&A advisor, and a successful movie producer. Walker acquired seven companies over ten years and co-founded several startups.

    Let’s dive right in and learn how to buy a business without having to have the money that it takes. 

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    October 27, 2020 41 min

    Episode 44


    In this episode, we will be interviewing the Chief Marketing Officer of ShipBob Inc, Casey Amstrong. He is an expert in marketing, fulfillment, and eCommerce space as a whole. We will talk about ShipBob, an end-to-end fulfillment solution that brings the same 2-day shipping from Amazon to a wider array of businesses

    Let’s dive right in and learn more about ShipBob and the current updates in fulfillment during the COVID-19 ...

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    Episode 43

    In this episode, we will be interviewing Cyndi Thomason, the author of the best-selling book, Profit First for Ecommerce Sellers, a Certified Master Profit First Professional. She is also the founder and president of Bookskeep, a U.S.-based accounting, bookkeeping, and advisory firm for eCommerce sellers worldwide. She has a passion for data analysis and process development. She uses that passion for educating her clients...

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