#145 – For this Former Lawyer, a Costa Rica Move Was Her Path To Children and 7 Figures Selling on Amazon

Episode 145 of the Serious Sellers Podcast hosts a former lawyer who left London to open a hostel and soon tripled her salary with an Amazon business.

I think that almost everyone has those moments when they’re tempted to throw it all away and run off to a tropical beach town. When you’re throwing away a six-figure salary, it requires a different level of commitment.

Today on the Serious Sellers Podcast, Helium 10’s Bradley Sutton interviews a lawyer who left the world’s top grossing law firm to open a hostel in the Costa Rica jungle. Anne Ferris was at her limit. Billing 3000 hours a year in between calls to the firm’s emotional support hotline; something had to give.

It did, and after a Google search of “Hostels for sale in Costa Rica,” Anne left London with two suitcases. Now she’s already tripled her lawyer’s salary selling on Amazon and says she’s just getting started. 

In episode 145 of the Serious Sellers Podcast, Bradley and Anne discuss:

  • 04:00 – “I’m Good at School, I Guess I’ll Become a Lawyer”
  • 05:55 – Billing 3000 Hours a Year and Managing Extreme High Stress
  • 07:30 – Women Working as If They Didn’t Have Children Wasn’t What Anne Wanted
  • 09:00 – “If You Could Do Anything, What Would It Be?”
  • 09:30 – Looking on Google for Hotels for Sale in Latin America
  • 11:00 – Moving to Costa Rica with Two Suitcases to Open a Hostel  
  • 13:50 – Anne’s in Paradise; Why the Pivot to Amazon?
  • 16:40 – There Are Many Different Ways to Be a Successful Amazon Seller
  • 19:45 – Finding a Niche by Choosing a Sample that’s Twice the Price
  • 23:00 – Tripling Her Lawyer’s Salary on Amazon
  • 25:30 – “That Last Year Was Fun; Now it’s Time to Level-Up”
  • 28:00 – Starting Off with High ROIs Was Helpful  
  • 30:00 – Controlling the Content with Lifestyle Images
  • 33:00 – Social Media Cadence – “Say What?” 
  • 35:20 – A Good Relationship with the Supplier Really Helps  
  • 40:20 – Anne’s 30 Second Tip
  • 43:00 – Anne – “Don’t Let Yourself Get Stuck”

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One response to “#145 – For this Former Lawyer, a Costa Rica Move Was Her Path To Children and 7 Figures Selling on Amazon”

  1. Hello !!
    Some time ago, all the podcasts were transcribed in full. For French Helium 10 subscribers this was often the only way to understand them. But this is no longer the case now. Why isn’t it now? I’d like to be able to enjoy the advantages reserved for subscribers. Please, think about it (quickly 🙂 )

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