E70: Cody Hawk on How to Become an Online Reseller Using Amazon FBA & Ebay

Cody Hawk

      Cody Hawk is an Entrepreneur, Marketer and Reseller, He’s an Expert in Selling Products On Amazon and Ebay

Cody Hawk on Be Efficient Tv with Ahmed Al Kiremli

Video Interview

With English and Arabic Subtitle



So what do I do?

Well I’m a Entrepreneur, Marketer, Youtuber, Consultant, Podcaster, Reseller, website creator of sorts! Hmmm well when you say it that way……Maybe that’s why when people ask what I do my stock answer is, umm I’m a consultant. Uhh what kind? Business development! Oh ok…….Hey its true, I am a consultant and I do work with business and other entrepreneurs. Gone are the days where you define yourself by what you do! Well at-least for me they are.

How did I get started?

Well I’m from the pacific northwest, I grew up loving the outdoors and working with my hands so construction seemed like a good option. I got started in construction working part time and summers at 14, by the age of 17 I was working as a carpenter and building cabinets. By 21 I started my first “REAL” business as a contractor. The business quickly took off and with in a year I had over a dozen employees, my first company and my first big success. As much as I love working with my hands I knew I did not want to be a contractor my whole life but construction was all I knew. I decided to make a shift and get in to Marketing and consulting after the meltdown in 08, as I did not want to spend $1 to make $.25 cents and struggle to keep the lights on like many other contractors I knew. I ended up working for two different company’s over the next two years in a marketing firm and doing some consulting and advertising. I also started two businesses, Both businesses failed and both positions where not for me so I moved on. Going from success at a young age to back to back failure is never easy but I knew I had to find my niche. Having one kid and another on the way I decided to take a job as a consultant with a national consulting firm, unfortunately with the economy still in the gutter this position was shaky at best and performance based. With my office about to get shut down the company ended up firing everyone after my first year, however I stayed on to rebuild the office by myself. A HUGE challenge but I knew I could do it and was worth the reward if I succeeded.

It was this time in Late 2009 early 2010 I got interested in web design and auctions, both storage and auction houses. What started as a hobby grew in to a passion. I love finding cool, unique, rare items. While I sell both on Ebay and Amazon FBA, I also dabble on Bonanza and other small platforms as well. I decided I didn’t want to be a web designer for a business overall, I love building websites and building personal projects on the side but it was not my career of choice so I worked as the General Manager at this consulting firm while going to auctions on the side, weekends, nights, when ever I could. I ended up re building my office to a multi million dollar operation, the highest numbers that this specific location has ever done and building an amazing team along the way, however I was building someone else’s dream not my own.

For me I have built a six figure company, I have had six figure jobs and built a multi Million dollar office but the thing that matters more then anything is TIME!

To me the most important thing is spending time with my wife and two daughters who all also enjoy working with me and having fun doing what we do.

So what do I do now?


I am building my little Media/Marketing company with Video based Info products and Internet marketing

I run a few Niche websites

I also enjoy pod-casting on my podcast at freelancewrangler.com and making my YouTube videos

I sell on Amazon FBA

– See more at: https://www.freelancewrangler.com/about/#sthash.vFApFOLX.dpuf

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Interview Questions

  • From construction to Internet Marketing, Why and How?
  • Active income Vs. Passive Income Vs. Semi Passive Income?
  • Step by step how to build a niche site? And share with us some examples please?
  • Amazon Vs. Ebay and which one you prefer to sell or buy and why?
  • What’s Amazon FBA? Vs. what’s is Amazon Associates?
  • What’s amazon seller account vs. pro seller account vs. merchant fulfilled?
  • How to create an amazon FBA account and how much it cost?
  • Which tools or things we should buy to start selling professionally on Amazon FBA?
  • How do you create and sell Physical Products on Amazon?
  • Is reselling works for the people who lives in another countries to sell outside their countries weather they have or not amazon in their country?
  • Best types of products to sell and scale on amazon and why?
  • What’s Retail Arbitrage and why you buy products at night?
  • What’s your advice for Sourcing products For Amazon FBA and Ebay?
  • How much dead inventory of products you have now? And if you don’t how do you deal with dead inventory?
  • Why, what and how Kindle Publishing works?
  • Do you publish ebooks to amazon directly or you recommend using ACX or other distribution platforms?
  • How to become a reseller online?
  • What’s project reseller?
  • How do you monetize your podcast?
  • What’s the mobile click code Course?
  • How do you launch and promote your products efficiently? Step by step what you do?
  • Don’t you think that the endless process of creating and selling new products over and over again is kind of ruining the automation concept itself and the passive income concept in terms of efficiency?
  • What’s your views on off page and on page SEO, which tools do you use and recommend?
  • How much money you made in 2012, 2013 and 2014 from your online business and how it’s distributed?
  • How do you manage your time and stay focused, productive and motivated?
  • What do you outsource in your business and the things that we spoke about?
  • Best amazon plugins for wordpress?
  • Best plugins to sell products from audible on wordpress?
  • Tell us more about your other projects that you are currently working on or planning for the future?
  • How much do you charge per hour?
  • Share with us some of the tools or software that make you more efficient?
  • What’s your daily life and work routine looks like? 
  • Which company, product or service made you most of your money?
  • What are your other hobbies?
  • Who are your top 3 mentors?
  • If you are just starting today in your field, from where you will start and what are you going to focus on to be more successful?
  • The most important factors for success in 3 words?
  • What’s the biggest failure moment in your life and what did you learn from it?
  • What are the Top 3 apps that you use on your smart phone?
  • What do you do to change your mood when you are depressed?
  • What’s the best advice that you ever received?
  • What’s your favorite quote?
  • If you have the chance, what would you say to advice your younger self?
  • What are your top 3 favorite books?
  • What are the top 3 people that you are inspired by? 
  • Do you listen to any music when you work?
  • What makes you really happy?
  • How people can contact you?