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YoungJoon Sun – Is This Guy Legit or a Scammer?

Youngjoon Sun

In one of my previous posts about Dan Lok’s High Ticket Closer Program, you must have seen in it where I mentioned that I would be doing Amazon FBA to add as another source of my income.

Well, today is the day that I am going to share with you how I got started in this lucrative business by following Youngjoon Sun’s advice to really understand how to be successful using the wholesale method of selling on Amazon.

Even though this is another great business model, I must also tell you that it is definitely not for everyone.

If you are thinking that it is easy and does not require work, effort and a lot of time, then it is not the business for you.

It will require that you fully understand that it takes a lot of learning, persistence, ACTION, and it can seem to be very frustrating especially if you have no prior experience.

But if you are a very serious business person who understands what it takes to succeed and is able to follow Young’s coaching, then you will be well on your way to being successful at it.

And it doesn’t matter where in the world you are located…

How it all started…

So, before I got contacted on Facebook messenger by Young, I was just getting my Shopify business off the ground.

Things were going decently at that point.

The screenshot you see below shows that I was making sales in just over a month since I started.

Shopify Sales

To be honest with you, Shopify is a great business model that I personally like.

The main issue I had with it is that the fees for advertisement can become quite expensive especially in the beginning.

So let me break down how it works for you in a nutshell:

Basically what I was doing is setting up a store, uploading images/inventory using the Shopify Oberlo app, advertising the store on Facebook – then whenever someone makes a purchase I would then go to Aliexpress, purchase that same product at a lower cost, have it shipped out to the customer, then keep the difference in profit.

It’s quite a simple process once you have the proper education and guidance, have money to advertise and to buy those products from Aliexpress.

And just so you know, I learned everything about selling on Shopify successfully by following Kevin David’s Shopify Course.

Kevin David Shopify

So having said all that, let us now get back to YoungJoon Sun’s Amazon FBA wholesale coaching…

First of all, it’s good for you to know that there are other ways besides Young’s method for you to sell on Amazon…

Private Labeling

You can choose to do private labeling – this is where you buy a product directly from a manufacturer and have them place your own logo/label on it.

This method is also more widely taught by many Gurus out there, and I can tell you that this is the most expensive method of selling on Amazon, with some courses on the market selling for almost $4000 US dollars, and inventory costing at least $2K + shipping.

YoungJoon Sun
Example price of a popular course teaching people to sell on Amazon.

Retail Arbitrage and Online Arbitrage

You can choose to do retail arbitrage – this is where you find low priced items in retail stores such as Walmart, then flipping them for a profit on Amazon.com

Then you have online arbitrage, which is basically retail arbitrage – but strictly online.

Both these two arbitrage methods are less expensive to get into, however, it is not a long-term business strategy, plus there are many risks associated with it which can get your account suspended by Amazon.

Youngjoon Sun teaches the BEST way to sell on Amazon (Online Retail)

In my opinion, YoungJoon teaches the sustainable and most proven long-term way to sell on Amazon.

This method is known as wholesale or online retail.

What you are basically doing is:

  • Reaching out to suppliers who sell name brand products in bulk quantities
  • Setting up a buyer account with them
  • Getting a list of their products with the UPC codes, as well as their wholesale prices
  • Buying the products when you find something profitable using the Keepa Extension
  • Listing those items in your Amazon store and let Amazon handle the selling (FBA)
  • Keep repeating the process to find more profitable products…

Young pretty much shows you step by step how to get set up in the business and I can tell you that what he teaches absolutely works.

Related: Beau Crabill Online Retail Mastery Course Review

Is Youngjoon providing support?

Yes, he does provide support.

Whenever time I have a question and reaches out to him, he has never failed to provide an answer.

He is available on Facebook messenger, Skype and we have also spoken on the phone.

It is encouraging and reassuring to know that he is there whenever support is needed.

He also ensures that he provides me with the right tools and resources needed to succeed with this method of selling on Amazon.

Resources shared by YoungJoon

What I like/don’t like about YoungJoon’s Coaching.

In this section, I will discuss the things that I like and also that things that I dislike about Youngjoon’s coaching.

First I will list what I like:

  • His teaching is clear, to the point, and simple to understand
  • He provides real-time one-on-one support via FB messenger, Skype or phone
  • He provides over 4 methods on how to find legitimate and authorized brand name suppliers
  • He provides expert advice on how to un-gate certain brands on Amazon which result in less competition.

Now, here are some of the things that I do not necessarily like.

This is not a fault of Young, but just a real truth about the wholesale model of selling on Amazon.

It is not a fast method to start earning money online.

For me, it took over two months before I got my first winning product shipped over to Amazon’s Warehouse.

It takes a lot of time to research, find and create a list of authorized distributors/suppliers to contact. (Young recommends a list of 200 supplies to start)

What’s also important to understand is that you are building relationships with these companies/people so that you can potentially get the best and lowest price deal possible.

This is by far the most frustrating part for me so far in this business.

That is why I will be outsourcing this part of the business and making sure to maintain a positive mindset along with patience.

This is key to the success which I am projecting for the coming months and years ahead.

And one other thing…

Youngjoon Sun’s mother tongue isn’t English, so in the beginning, I found his grammar a bit difficult to understand as well as his spelling.

I had to call him on a couple of occasions to clarify what he was saying in a particular video.

Just giving you a heads up here so that you will know what to expect if you were to let him coach you personally.

Do I Recommend Youngjoon’s Coaching?

I do recommend Youngjoons’s coaching to anyone who wants to be successful with the Amazon FBA business using the wholesale method.

Young is a patient, honest and detailed coach who provides in-depth training, resources, and support.

I am happy that he reached out to help.

If you are skeptical about him, I can assure you that he is a real person who is always there.

He has never left me alone since I started my journey and I would encourage you to follow his advice.

Conclusion

If you have been through Youngjoon’s coaching like myself, It would be helpful if you also shared your experience so that others will be able to learn about your journey and see if it is for them or not.

If you are here doing your due diligence because you may be skeptical about Youngjoon Sun’s coaching, feel free to leave a question/comment below and I will get back to you with an honest answer and/or feedback.

Thanks for taking your time to read and I hope you will find success in whatever business you choose to pursue.

I am always looking to help out others as much as I can to earn income online.

Feel free to connect or send me a message on on my Facebook page.

I always respond.

Create your destiny

Your friend,

Jason Foster – Founder: (Smart Human Blogger)

26 thoughts on “YoungJoon Sun – Is This Guy Legit or a Scammer?

  1. Just wanted to say your review & your replies to the comments/questions have been insightful, professional, and helpful in making my decision to join Youngjoon Sun coaching program. Thank you for taking the time to write this. It is appreciated.

    1. Hi Jasmin,

      I appreciate your comment here.

      I think you have made a good decision to join Youngjoon Sun. Just take action on what you learn and you will be successful with this business model.

      Feel free to reach out if you need to.

      Kindest regards,
      Jason

  2. Hello Jason,

    I am already an Amazon FBA seller and already making some progress. What I need to do is take it to the next level and for that I need a mentor. This course is, in my view, more geared towards people just beginning. What is your opinion on Young’s course in terms of being perhaps time wasteful for someone who already knows all the basics and is actually making consistent income monthly (not enough to quit my 9 to 5 yet)?

    And one more question… What is the cost of the course?

    Thanks in advance,

    JV

    1. Hey JV,

      Thanks for stopping by to ask your question.

      Since you’re not new to selling on Amazon and is already earning a consistent income, I don’t think Youngjoon will be the coach to help you.

      Beau Crabill’s course goes into more advanced selling using the online retail method.

      See if it’s right for you. He covers topics such as Selling in international Markets and Multi-Channel Fulfillment which will help you to scale.

      Young is charging $950 for his course and coaching.

      I hope this helps you and let me know if you have any follow up questions.

      Jason

  3. Hello Jason,

    I appreciate your honest review and insight into Youngjoon Sun and his coaching. Like you and a few others who have left comments on here, I too was contacted by Young Sun via Facebook messenger after joining an Amazon FBA group. I’ve been doing my research and due diligence on several different coaching/courses for a little over a month now. I was just watching a 1 hour video of his about making money with Amazon FBA and I was pretty hyped about the few nuggets of information I learned just watching that video (looking up the ranking of a product & finding out how many units a month that product is is selling in said category) and I think I’m ready to take the plunge, and finding your review of the coaching/course just reaffirmed my thinking. Thank you for posting this review, very helpful information. I wish you continued success on your Amazon FBA journey and many blessings along the way.

    1. Hi Luis,

      You’re welcome. I’m happy to know that you’ve decided to start your FBA business. The method is really a good model and many successful sellers are using this strategy.

      All the very best to you as we get ready for 2019!

  4. Hi Jason (SHB),
    I appreciate your reviews and comments to various queries raised by members about the Amazon FBA Course. I came across the following course in UDEMY which has a very good rating of 4.5 out of 5 rated by 9,266 students with 37,294 students enrolled.

    How to Start an Amazon FBA Store on a Tight Budget

    https://www.udemy.com/sell-on-amazon-as-small-start-up/

    This course is much more affordable as it is priced very low at AUD$26.99 only!

    It appears this course is covering everything for a Newbie to start Amazon FBA business from scratch.

    I would greatly appreciate your comments on this course when compared to Amazon FBA Mastery by Young Joon Sun, Online Retail Mastery by Beau Crabill, The Wholesale Method by Eric Lambert & Dan Meadors and the Proven Amazon Course by Jim Cockrum etc

    1. Hi Sukar,

      Thank you for dropping by to ask your question.

      Since I did not personally go through the Udemy course that you mentioned, I am not able to give you any comments on it.

      If I enroll in the course I would be happy to share my experience.

      Thanks.

      1. I would appreciate if you could enroll and provide your feedback. As you have already done couple of Amazon FBA courses, you can easily complete this course within a day. Moreover the price is almost negligible

        1. Sukar, I appreciate your suggestion, however, I won’t be enrolling with that course at this time – it is not on my list of things to do.

          As I said, if I enroll in the future, I will review it on this blog.

          Thanks.

          -Jason

        2. Hi Sukar, I am not sure if you have already enrolled in the Udemy course you speak of but I thought I’d let you know that I have done this course last year, around November.

          If you have any questions I’m happy to help. I will say this, however, after this course, I also purchased the course by JT Franco & Nicholas Bosch – Amazon FBA Empire Academy, and I’m still here looking around for something that hits home with me.

          Both courses, both teach Private Labelling business model & like all, offer access to an exclusive members Facebook page. The Empire Academy course offers email support too.

          As I live in Australia, the time delay between responses can be really frustrating, not to their fault, just a logistical thing really.

          I am after more consistent and convenient mentoring, like Skype or phone option. Email assistance is a good idea if you have time, but if your’e like me…time is of the essence…always!

          1. Hi Carrie,
            I’m so glad to have come across your comment. I’ve been thinking about purchasing JT Franco and Nicholas Bosch’s FBA course, but I still have not quite made up my mind just yet. Would you mind sharing your review on the course (is it the same to what they refer to as the ‘boot camp’ as well?)? How useful has the course been for you? How much success have you had since you received the course and joined in the Empire Academy? Thank you much and hope I’ll be hearing from you.

  5. Hey Jason, Young Joon wrote me on Facebook and wanted to know how my previous experience in FBA and whether I’m interested in a functioning system. But I am always curious about why someone like him is communicating with someone like me or us. He is saying there are Products which has a potential of a 9K Profit per month. So he could just do his thing and get fkn rich but instead, he is teaching his methods and maybe “losing” some kind of products and money through that.

    So does anybody could explain to me the reason for that?

    Kind regards

    1. Hey Moritz,

      Thank you for reaching out with your question and point of view.

      I used to wonder the same thing you are wondering so I can understand what you mean.

      The thing is that this is what any entrepreneur or business person will do when they find a method which works for them. They will then share that same method with others and usually charge a fee for their services which adds to their income stream.

      It’s quite normal in this industry.

      The method which he teaches is legitimate and is the oldest form of selling online or offline.

      You don’t need to take his coaching, however, I am just letting you know that the method which he teaches does work and he is not the only one who teaches it.

      Other courses such as Online Retail Mastery by Beau Crabill, The Wholesale Method by Eric Lambert & Dan Meadors and the Proven Amazon Course by Jim Cockrum are all related courses which you can check out if you’re interested.

      I hope I have helped to answer your question. Let me know if you have any other concerns.

      -Jason

    1. Cameron, thanks for your question.

      No, I am not being paid to promote Youngjoon Sun.

      This is an honest review of his course, based on my personal experience.

  6. Hey Jason,

    I share a similar story to you. I first started off with Shopify drop-shipping, but Facebook ads and advertising in general just became super expensive and I ended up selling both of my stores. The effort I was investing nowhere equaled the effort that I constantly put in, so it no longer became worth the loss of money I was starting to experience.

    I ran across an ad for Amazon FBA and it quickly caught my attention. After further research, I started a seller account. In my first month, I have already generated over $300 via the private labeling method from only purchasing a small order of products from Alibaba. Yesterday, I joined a sellers Facebook group and Young Sun reached out to me.

    I have watched multiple of his videos, and I see how wholesale brand name products is a very effective way to sell products through Amazon. I am struggling with this though: I have already built on knowledge of how private labeling works and have garnered a small amount of success, but am also interested in investing my time and money into brand name selling on Amazon. Do you have advice on which one to do? Do I continue to build on my private labeling success, or do I just drop that and jump onto selling brand name products on Amazon?

    Best regards,
    Alexander

    1. Hi Alexander,

      Thanks for reaching out and sharing your story.

      Both private labeling and selling wholesale brand name products are proven ways of selling on Amazon.

      I wouldn’t suggest you just drop PL abruptly…you may want to put one foot into the wholesale method and compare to see if it is the best option for you before switching over.

      Personally, I see the online retail method as a less risky method of selling on Amazon and following a good mentor like Youngjoon who knows this business model inside-out is a smart move.

      When I do the comparison between both, my recommendation is going with the retail/wholesale method as a more long-term, sustainable business strategy.

      Furthermore, you won’t be emotionally attached to the products that you sell because they are not your personal brand. Also, no need to spend money on Ads, waiting weeks for your products to be shipped from China, PL certificate, barcodes, etc.

      Honestly, I see it as a better model but you decide what’s best for you.

      -Jason

  7. Hi Jason,
    After reading all this and having tried everything in every way to start an online business, you can imagine just like all the rest of the stories here where I stand.

    I too am looking for an online business to start and have been duped several times. Not only that like you mentioned above some are thousands of dollars to start.

    I just want to know since you started, where do you stand now and how successful have you been since then? How are your sales? do you still connect with Young Sun? How many hours a day did you put in when you started and how many do you put in now?

    I can’t just quit my day job and start expecting to make an income right away. this will help give me an idea of what to expect to accomplish in a said period of time.

    1. Hey Gus,

      I do understand where you stand and I was in the very same position when I started my online business back in 2014. Didn’t know where to go nor who to trust.

      It can be really frustrating, but once you find the right ethical people online who knows about business, then this will set you up for success.

      As it relates to my Amazon FBA business – it is coming along quite steady.

      The products which I have sourced are making multiple sales each day and the good thing is that I know before I buy the product that it will make profits.

      I still do connect with Young Sun. In fact, we have a phone call set up for today.

      When I just got started in this Amazon FBA business, it took many many hours to get it all set up properly.

      The hardest part for me was creating the list of suppliers, sending out emails and making phone calls to develop business relationships.

      However, I find that the more I did these things, the easier it becomes.

      Still…I am not an expert as yet and have a lot more to learn in this biz.

      I do still put in as much time as is required to do what I have to do to make this a success. It is not like I say that I will do 2 hours and stop…I have to keep going to get more results.

      As it relates to your last point about quitting your day job. I would not suggest you do that at all!

      You will not make income right away. That would be naive to think.

      What you have to do is make sure that you have the capital to invest in products and training.

      But most important of all, you have to have the right positive mindset.

      You have to expect that it is not easy. That there is a lot of work to be done before you will be able to get your first profitable product that fits the right criteria.

      And I would also suggest that you not only depend on one source of income.

      I have multiple sources of income because I never know which income stream can dry up at any time, plus it just makes life much better for me.

      Consider doing affiliate marketing following a legit training or do some Shopify Dropshipping, but expect to pay the high cost of Facebook ads if choose to do the second option.

      Feel free to contact me via email here if you need my help.

      I wish you all the very best as you start your online business.

  8. Hi Jason,

    I actually was approached by YoungJoon as well. From your reviews, I find that his coaching could be very useful to me. But before I march ahead into the sunset, I would love to know how much he charged you for his coaching. As well, what is the start up capital you needed to get the first winning product over on Amazon?

    Thanks,
    Jay

    1. Hi Jay,

      Thank you for reaching out…

      I paid YoungJoon $750 for his coaching/mentorship, however, the price is now at $995

      For startup capital, it depends…I would say you want to have at least $500 and then reinvest as you start making profits.

      Most important thing is that you treat this as a business which it is.

      I hope this helps you out.

      -Jason

  9. How much money does he actually make from his FBA business? I have watched his YouTube video’s and he’s very vague. Is he making $3k/mo, $30k/mo or $300k/mo? He doesn’t really show any screen shots of his Seller account or any real stats. He seems like people should just take his word?? Really??

    1. Hey Tony, thanks for stopping by to ask your question.

      I have no way of knowing how much money Young Sun earns from his FBA business and this is quite frankly none of my business.

      However, I can tell you is that I have been able to leverage his knowledge and experience to now propel my business.

      I am working on my second shipment as we speak 🙂

      The point is that what he earns or doesn’t earn, does not affect what my business earns – I am using his personal coaching & support to my advantage.

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