Today we are joined by Ariana Marshall to hear about how she started a business with Amazon’s print on demand services. In November 2017, Ariana sold her first apparel design using the Merch by Amazon platform, and a few months later published her first “low content” book on Amazon’s Kindle Direct Publishing.
She had NO graphic design background when she started. She’s learned much from this endeavor, including basic graphic design, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, video editing, Pinterest marketing, and Amazon sales research. She is a stay at home mom with an MBA, PMP and a handful of other pieces of paper, and she says that none of those had anything to do with her ability to grow income online. Persistence and willingness to learn new things (and fail) have been the most important qualities.
Ariana’s other interests are travel (mostly vicariously at this point in life), horses and doing a little more vegetable gardening every year. She’s 44 years old and lives in the suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland. Born in Germany to a Foreign Service family, and serving in the Peace Corps as a young adult, she has lived in several countries and a number of U.S. states.
Before settling into suburbia, she worked in international trade as well as once upon a time was a wrangler on a dude ranch, an independent gubernatorial candidate’s campaign manager, and a traveler on the old Silk Road. She began her online presence with a unfocused attempt at a blog.
While not successful, that led to learning more about ecommerce and online business. Join us today for a great discussion on building income streams through Amazon MBA and KDP, regardless of where you live.
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