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341 : CJ Johnson – Becoming a Digital Nomad is kind of in his blood – Helps to have Amazon Merch too!
24th September 2018 • eCommerce Momentum Podcast • eCommerce Momentum Podcast
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You have to love the dreamers! They put an image into the universe, sets their heights to the heavens and find a way to exceed them. Yes they see full glasses everywhere. They see a way when no one else can. You see there are non-negotiables when you have the “Dream”. Have you ever heard of a “Digital Nomad”? Did you know there are meetups in Vegas and Chiang Mai Thailand? Go and meet your fellow dreamers, who know they will fulfill their dreams.


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Transcript: (note- this is a new tool I am trying out so it is not perfect- it does seem to be getting better)

New Speaker:                   [00:00:00]               If you, if you’re on that mindset where you’re not tied down to a place that you can move around and you can also make money and you know, you don’t have to actually just make money online. You could go travel, do, do a Gig, do something, you know,

Cool voice guy:                  [00:00:11]               welcome to the ECOMMERCE, but we focused on the people, the products, and the process of ecommerce selling today. Here’s your host, Steven Peters in.

New Speaker:                   [00:00:25]               He wanted to talk a few moments about some sponsors scope from seller labs. Um, when’s the last time you created a listing? Right? And when you create that listing, you’ve got to come up with the keywords, right? It’s all key word dependent. I don’t care if it’s a private label or wholesale. You’ve got to get it right. Well, what’s the best way to get it right? If you’re selling a similar product that’s really successful, you go and you take and use their keywords and that’s what scope does for you. So phenomenal tool brought to you again by seller labs. The leaders in technology, when it comes to Amazon right now, they are just crushing it with all their products, but scope allows you to get that listing right, get ranked for those key words as fast as possible. Therefore you get the sales. So go to, forward slash scope.

New Speaker:                   [00:01:14]               Use the code word momentum, save a little bit of money, get some free key words to test, try it out and see if you see an improvement. If you don’t adjust, what’s cool about what I love about a seller labs is that you then message and say, Hey, I didn’t get this right tyler. Hey Jeff, this isn’t working right. What am I doing wrong? And Boom, you’re going to get the help you need and that’s what you’re going to get from sellerlabs. And, and it’s a very special group. Had been very. I’ve been very fortunate to be connected with them. And again, I look over time they’ve delivered every single time, you know, same thing I can say for Karen from solutions for ecommerce. I mean, she’s been carrying my account for a couple years now. Um, and our account, my wife and I, and she really does handle things for us.

Stephen:                             [00:01:55]               Um, I mentioned, uh, just last week we created a new listing with, I forget how many variations, but again, all the flat files uploaded done as I needed. I pop in, so she’ll send me a template, I pop in some information and then boom, it’s handled, await. These pictures weren’t done right, blah, blah blah. This UPC, Nita poom modified, adjusted and again, the communication been phenomenal too. I get an email saying, hey, this was done or this, you’re missing this Steve. Hey, you got to do this. So, you know, we have those challenges too. And that’s why I like working with somebody who’s been doing it. I’ve been doing it for a long time to do, you know, Karen also does listings for Ebay. Yep. Lots of them. So if you want to build out that channel, which of course you should, it’s q four, you should be selling everywhere.

Stephen:                             [00:02:39]               You can, um, Karen can help you with that too. So you gotTa tell her I’ve sent you. So you’re going to go to solutions four ecommerce forward slash momentum. You’re going to save 50 bucks every single month. You’re going to save that $50, but more importantly, you’re going to get an inventory health report. Um, did you just get hit with monthly longterm storage fees? Well, guess what? If you haven’t, they’re coming. You want them to get that inventory right and she can help you with that. You gotta tell her I sent you again, solutions the number for ecommerce forward slash momentum will get you into that. Save the 50 bucks. Get that inventory health report though. That’s really, really important. Get that going right away and I don’t want to miss my coach when it comes to retail arbor online or when I have a question and I do.

Stephen:                             [00:03:19]               Not that we don’t, we don’t really do much of it anymore, but when I do have a question, I go to Gaye Lisby’s because why? Because she’s really. She is a coach. I mean she’s really phenomenal, but she also puts out a daily list and you’re going to get that list five days a week. You’re going to get tons of leads, the number of, uh, agreed to amount that you’re supposed to get. She at least she usually gets to those in the four days and then the fifth day seems to be a bonus most of the time. Phenomenal Group, small amount of buyers where this list is going to. And the best thing is the nuggets that you learn. Hey, why is the red one better than the blue? One? Gaye can help you with those questions. I saw. Hey, I got, um, I got to the dreaded letter about a brand.

Stephen:                             [00:03:58]               Here’s the, here’s the way you approach it. Hey, receipts, um, how do you, what’s the best practice? I saw her leaving instructions, teaching me the accountant how to do a better job with it. And it’s phenomenal. So it’s Gaye Lisby, um, made a million dollars selling. Um, I’ll have the link in here. You’ve got to use, um, the, my, my link and it does help me. I don’t want to say it that way, but um, it’s part of amazing freedom with Andy slamming, Iran Hirsch corn and nate’s lamins. So, you know, you can trust. Okay, so come out to the website, take a look at it, and you will get a savings and you can get two weeks free right now only through my link. You get two weeks free. Try it. You don’t like it? I get it back off, but right now is the time to make money.

Stephen:                             [00:04:41]               Get cashflow going right now and so join you. Get two weeks free. The only way you’re gonna get the two weeks for if you use my link, it’s on this episode. Come on out and give it a try. You will not be disappointed again. You’re going to see me in there, so reach out if I can help you too. Let’s get into the podcast. Welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast. This is episode 341. Cj Johnson. Alright, dreamers, this is your podcast. This is the one where you’re going to sit back and say, man, I could feel the breeze in my hair. I can. I could. I could hear the surf at the water. I’m in Thailand. Now. Picture that. Wait, I just heard elephants. I was just feeding them and I heard him. Yeah, that Cj’s life right now. Cj is on track a work in progress, a digital nomad in training might be a fair way to say it is life.

Stephen:                             [00:05:32]               Um, these college educated got a master’s degree. I mean, this is not somebody who’s just can’t figure his life out. He just realizes that that’s not his life. It’s his life for now and he has a job, but he got a taste of what it can be growing up to be free to be location independent. Perhaps the ability to go and see the rest of the world to go to pools. You were a kid when you didn’t have one and now it’s completely in him. It’s in his blood. It’s is. There’s no way he’s not going to do it. And so cool. This nomad, some of the digital nomad. It’s nomad is what I’m talking about, but it’s so cool because it’s a whole group of people that are likeminded and um, I loved the way he describes the, the way they share the collaborative effort, um, and the success they’re having and they wish upon you and how infectious that is.

Stephen:                             [00:06:25]               So again, this is for the dreamers, this is for somebody who’s saying, I want something, I’m missing something in my life, my soul hurts. I would love to go repair it. I think this might be something that’s good for you. Let’s get into the podcast. Alright, welcome back to the ECOMMERCE momentum podcast for excited about today’s guest. I’m, it’s sexy. He sexy, uh, in a couple ways. Not In the way you’re thinking. Don’t go there. I’m talking about the way he’s designing his life. Um, it’s intentional. Um, sounds like it was necessary. Needed to make a change. And I think I applaud that. And Man, I respect him already. I’m very, very excited to hear her story. Cj Johnson. Welcome cj.

CJ:                                          [00:07:10]               Hey, how’s it going everybody? It’s ycs young chief in, also in cheese taxes though. A 200 in from Dallas, Texas. How’s it going?

Stephen:                             [00:07:18]               Oh, Whoa, okay. Didn’t expect that. That was a, that was a pretty good intro. You, you, uh, you have said that once or twice avenue.

CJ:                                          [00:07:25]               Yeah, I’ve said it a couple times. I do some spoken word poetry sometimes. You know, go to a, you know, speakeasies and stuff,

Stephen:                             [00:07:32]               you know, uh, hope you weren’t offended by my sexy term, but it’s true, I think. I think, uh, how old are you? Twenty seven, 27. And your goal is to be a complete digital nomad. Do you want to hang your hat wherever it lands?

CJ:                                          [00:07:50]               Exactly. Is that fair? Exactly. Exactly. I want to be a location independent and pretty much remote entrepreneur, um, that can run his own business online and then travel the world. You know, who doesn’t want to travel the world and see all the sites.

Stephen:                             [00:08:03]               Well, I think that’s, that’s what makes it sexy. I think a lot of people want that life. A lot of people desire that life, but for most people it’s completely inaccessible. It’s foreign. It’s like, what are you talking about? Nobody does that. There’s nobody who sells tee shirts on Amazon. What are you talking about? Nobody does any of these things. Cj. That’s what most people, when you tell that to, right? If you had an elevator speech and you told that to them, they’d look at you like you’ve got a third eye, right?

CJ:                                          [00:08:29]               Yeah, a lot of people don’t think the same way, you know, some people are only thinking to that nine to five, they’re confined within their own cubicle prison pretty much. And that’s in their mind to. And I was there as well when I had my first corporate job and that is kind of what pushed me into finding out about Thailand and digital nomads as a whole.

Stephen:                             [00:08:48]               Well, I can’t wait to talk about digital nomads it, that again is very attractive, especially at, you know, it’s funny as I get that becomes more attractive. You would think I’d want to settle down more than that. No, man, I want to see the world because you realize that your life is limited, your time is limited, so it’s very attractive to me. Okay. So let’s go back though. You come from, and this is your quote, very humble beginnings. Is that a fair statement?

CJ:                                          [00:09:14]               Yeah, that’s a fair statement. So I was born on a reservation in Florida, but I was actually raised and we woke Oklahoma, which is the capital of the seminar nation of Oklahoma and um, seminar. And my dad has a tribal leader achieve similar nation and yeah, uh, so that’s Kinda like the humble beginnings. Before he was chief, you know, I was the first person in my family to go to college, so I graduated high school with a four point, oh, GPA, a Valedictorian. And I went to college at the University of Oklahoma. I always wanted to go to the University of Oklahoma since I was a kid. Uh, you know, we’d Watch the game with my dad and my grandpa and my uncle and things. And I watched the game back in 2000 when they won the championship. Um, and they played against Florida state seminoles, oddly enough because that’s, those were both our teams, you know, University of Oklahoma is our team because we’re in Oklahoma, but Florida state seminars, you know, that’s our, that’s our, that’s us. That’s you. So yeah,

Stephen:                             [00:10:10]               that doesn’t fit the, you know, to be honest with you, what you’re describing doesn’t fit my image of what I’ve been led to believe. I did ask cj that I can ask a couple of uncomfortable questions up front because I want to be respectful. But that’s not the image that I’ve been led to believe about living on a reservation and growing up on a reservation. What is, what is that like today? And what was it like? How different is it today than what it was when you grew up? Um, and I’m sure it’s significantly different than your parents.