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How Much Money Do I Need To Start An Amazon Business?

Updated: May 1, 2019

How Much Money Do I Need To Start An Amazon Business?
How Much Money Do I Need To Start An Amazon Business?

Well, if you have a computer and a credit card you can pretty much "start" and Amazon business for $0.

If you want to start the right way, you will probably want at least $2,000 and up to $10,000 would be a good starting amount. Remember, you're starting a business that should produce income for you greater than your investment... this is not a hobby!

  • $40 per month (optional)- Professional Level Amazon Seller Account (optional as Amazon has a pay as you go plan but we recommend professional)

  • $120 per year (optional)- Amazon Prime Membership (optional but good for research purposes)

  • $100 (required)- State Re-Seller Licence (required to buy products from authorized US suppliers)

  • $500 (optional) - LLC (optional but highly recommended if you want to make this a business and not a hobby)

  • $1,000 to $10,000 (required) - Inventory

  • $1,000 to $5,000 (required) - Specialized tools and training

  • $0 for advertising, $0 for warehouses, and $0 for employees!

So you need a Total of $2,000 to $10,000 to start a proper Amazon business.

For more info on this topic, check out this video on YouTube:

Compared to franchise opportunities (like McDonald's, Subway, or Dunking Donuts ) where you leverage a proven business model and brand to build a your own business, an Amazon business is by far the most cost effective option. While traditional franchises can cost $100,000's to start, you can build a proven business model leveraging Amazon's brand and infrastructure for just $2,000!

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