Raise your hand if you’ve ever paid for a gym membership, used it once or twice, and then stopped going because it was a lot of effort for not a lot of results (at least not a lot of results right away). It’s ok to admit it; we’ve all been there.
The people who get the most out of their gym membership are those who go on a consistent basis over an extended period of time. They put in the hard work, week in and week out, and over time they see amazing results. Sometimes folks can see awesome gains or losses (depending on what they’re aiming for) in the first week or two, but typically it takes a bit longer to see the pay off.
In several ways, using a complicated software like Tactical Arbitrage can be similar to using a gym membership. Tactical Arbitrage (TA) is online arbitrage software that allows you to scan an entire category of an online store’s website to find matches in the Amazon catalog, either by UPC or by product title. I won’t go into too many details in this blog post about all of the bells and whistles TA comes with, mainly because I already did an in-depth review in this blog post. In short, if you know how to use it, TA can save you hours of time each day in online arbitrage sourcing, and it can help you find profitable leads for your Amazon FBA business at hundreds of online stores. Save time, make money, good deal.
So how is using Tactical Arbitrage similar to a gym membership? You would be surprised how many people sign up for TA, use it once or twice, and then give up. Sometimes people keep their TA subscription for months without ever really figuring out how to use it; rather than try to learn, they just pay their monthly fee and let TA sit idle. Or they attempt to use it but don’t ever really take the time to learn the finer details of how it works, and they end up missing out on so much of TA’s potential. It’s like a complete novice walking into the gym and deciding to lift weights, without bothering to read up or ask questions about the right ways to lift.
I (Rebecca) had been using TA for over a year when I decided to go through Tactical Arbitrage Academy, a video-driven training course designed to cut the learning curve of TA dramatically. As I’ve discussed in a previous blog post, I’m always looking for ways to get more out of my online arbitrage subscriptions. To my great delight, with Tactical Arbitrage Academy I found myself learning things about TA that I never picked up on my own…even after using it daily for a year! More than once I heard myself say out loud, “I wish I had gone through this training before now.”
As I was going through Tactical Arbitrage Academy, I made some notes about what I liked the most so that I could share my thoughts with you:
Tactical Arbitrage Academy has over 8 hours of video content showing walk-throughs of how to use TA in screen-capture videos. You will see the instructors’ (Chris Grant and Nate McCallister) computer screen demonstrating step-by-step how to set up scans of products, how to filter the results, and how to begin analyzing potential buys. It’s a valuable peek into the work process of expert users.
Stephen and I both say it over and over again on this blog and in our Facebook group – paid training is more than worth the investment if it is organized well and helps you cut out time spent sorting through free content. You could end up watching hours and hours of free videos without finding the exact nugget of info you need, while with Tactical Arbitrage Academy you can go directly to the module you’re looking for. Time is money, and I love saving time by being able to cut straight to the chase in a well-organized training program.
The modules in Tactical Arbitrage Academy cover everything from the basics of how to navigate the dashboard and set up a product search, to viewing your data and adjusting your settings (and with software as powerful as TA, adjusting your settings can be more complicated than it sounds!). The training goes in-depth through each type of search available through TA, including regular searches, Amazon flips, reverse search, library search, and wholesale search. Once you’ve gone through these basic modules, you can get into the meat of the training program: “Tips, Tricks, & Tactics.” You can also check out modules that are added to the training when TA releases new features.
Like I mentioned before, I had already been using TA for over a year when I went through Tactical Arbitrage Academy. At that time, I felt like I was very experienced with online arbitrage in general and somewhat experienced with TA in particular. I mean, I had been using TA daily, but I’m by no means a technology expert. The modules for the training helped me see and understand TA features that were hiding from me in plain sight. Honestly, TA is so powerful that it can be overwhelming – the number of features is tremendous, and it’s growing all the time. With Tactical Arbitrage Academy I was able to learn more about features I had been ignoring, as well as benefit from glimpsing the work flow of an expert user and refining my own processes. I found myself cutting out even more time and finding even more leads on profitable deals.
5. Includes advanced training for Storefront Stalker Pro and for using VAs
Along with the Tactical Arbitrage Academy comes valuable training for folks who wish to use the Storefront Stalker Pro add-on to TA. Tactical Arbitrage Academy also includes an excellent set of modules for hiring and working with virtual assistants (VAs) to expand and streamline your online arbitrage sourcing. Once folks learn how to effectively use TA for profitable sourcing, often the next question they ask is “how can I hire a VA to help me do this even more effectively?” Having this VA training included with Tactical Arbitrage Academy is a huge plus.
Back to my gym membership analogy…
Can you go to the gym and work out and see results without a personal trainer or without reading up on proper techniques beforehand? Probably. Maybe. Some people can. But it could lead to injuries at the worst or a wasted gym membership at the least.
Not taking the time to educate yourself before using TA can also be costly. Sure, some folks can pick up TA intuitively and not need to take any training. But if you’re not one of those lucky few, Tactical Arbitrage Academy is an excellent way to prepare yourself for great success with online arbitrage through TA. I highly recommend using Tactical Arbitrage Academy as the most efficient way to get the most out of your monthly investment in TA – you will see huge returns on the time and money you spend up front learning the right way to use this powerful tool for making online arbitrage profits in your Amazon FBA business.
Now I’d love to heard from you! Have you ever tried TA and treated it like an old gym membership, not really using it to its full potential? It’s ok to admit it. Or maybe you worry that TA will be too hard to understand or use? Do you have any questions about Tactical Arbitrage or Tactical Arbitrage Academy? Let us know in the comments below.