Learn How One of Our Ecommerce Empire Academy Students Generated $100,000 in Just One Month of Sales

Empire builders, are you ready to absorb some insider secrets of the ecommerce industry? I sat down with an Austin Eckman, one of our Ecommerce Empire Academy students. I asked him what his secret to success has been with creating profitable ecommerce dropshipping businesses. Austin was able to generate $109,000 from his sales funnel in just a month’s time and has graciously let us in on his winning formula to success below. 

Getting Started in Ecommerce 

Austin started his first ecommerce endeavor in November 2017. He launched his first store using Shopify and did pretty well. In the first two months with his Shopify store, Austin generated $10,000 in sales. He had a 9% conversion rate, which is extremely impressive for a Shopify store. However, after about three months, the traffic and sales started to taper off significantly. 

After his first ecommerce endeavor fizzled out, Austin went back to focusing on his original career of website consulting, as he is a web designer by trade. It wasn’t until a year later, in November 2018, that Austin decided to give ecommerce another shot after being inspired by Ecommerce Empire Builders YouTube videos. 

After watching Ecommerce Empire Builders on YouTube, Austin decided to give the ClickFunnels platform a try. Austin has found a ton of success through utilizing ClickFunnels and has achieved a 33% conversion rate on his order form. After generating over $100,000 in sales in just a month’s time, Austin has not looked back.

Choosing a Profitable Niche 

During my interview with Austin, I asked him how he went about choosing a profitable niche. Austin told me that he dove into his passion when it came to choosing a niche for his ecommerce business. I was thrilled with Austin’s response, as I encourage all of my Ecommerce Empire Academy students to go into a niche that they are genuinely passionate about. Being passionate about your business makes it so much more enjoyable. 

Austin advises everyone getting into the ecommerce industry to choose a niche that they are passionate and knowledgeable about. He has seen how his passion and knowledge about his niche has given him an advantage over his competitors. Because Austin truly understands the products within his niche, he can see problems that exist within the space and come up with product solutions to these problems. This first-hand knowledge also allows Austin to create well-rounded offers that customers simply can’t pass up. 

How to Pick the Right Product Niche

woman working on her ecommerce dropshipping business that sells dog products

My advice is to pick a niche you’re passionate about and figure out how you can provide value to your customer through a physical or digital product within the space. Austin is an entrepreneur who understands that you have to really understand the psychology behind why a customer wants your product and then fulfill that “why” through an exceptional offer. 

Every product out there, no matter how small, solves some sort of problem for a person. Austin likes to solve customers’ “why”s through an offer that combines both a physical and digital product. Austin’s strategy for getting digital information products is through working with content creators. Austin has actually paid creators on Udemy to produce information products that teach customers how to use the physical products that he sells. 

Ultimately, combining a physical and digital product together in your offer is a great way to set yourself apart from competitors. To be successful in the ecommerce industry, you have to create exceptional offers. You have to give customers a significant reason to buy from you rather than from Amazon or Walmart.  

Advice for Ecommerce Empire Academy Students and New Ecommerce Entrepreneurs 

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Towards the end of our interview, I asked Austin what his advice would be for those just getting into the ecommerce industry. Austin’s first piece of advice is to keep your ecommerce business simple. The most profitable funnels are the ones that keep the buying process simple and easy to follow. Austin created his first funnel from our Ecommerce Empire Builders sticker template. This template is a straightforward funnel that allows us to:

  • Hold the hand of our customers.
  • Walk them through the buying process.
  • Provide an overall excellent customer experience. 

The second piece of advice Austin has for newbies in the ecommerce space is to be passionate about the products that you are trying to sell. If there’s no passion behind your business, it won’t be sustainable. It doesn’t matter what your passion is. Within every niche, there is a way to frame an offer that provides value to the customer. You just have to be willing to put the time and effort into your market research to create a winning offer. 

Tip: Build Reading Into Your Schedule

man reading books about ecommerce and dropshipping

Austin’s final piece of advice is to invest a ton of time into understanding buyers’ psychology. He suggests that all ecommerce entrepreneurs dive deep into books on the subject and read every day. 

I couldn’t agree more with this piece of advice. I truly believe that reading has become a lost art. If you’re looking for a mentor in this space, then there is no easier way to find one than through a book. If you’ve been struggling to figure out the why behind your business, a great book to invest in is Expert Secrets by Russell Brunson.  The book provides key insights into choosing a profitable niche. It also explains how to market your products in ways that are proven to generate sales.

Consult With the Pros and Join Our Ecommerce Empire Academy Students Today

Austin presented some useful nuggets of information for Ecommerce Empire Academy students and new ecommerce dropshippers. It’s my hope that you will be able to take this information and implement it into your own ecommerce sales funnel. Do you feel like you need a little more guidance in setting up your own profitable ecommerce business? If so, then feel free to reach out. We can help our Ecommerce Empire Acamdey students build, launch, and scale a profitable dropshipping business.

To get the ball rolling, sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping industry. Remember, your empire starts now. 

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Unbiased Ecommerce Empire Academy Review 2020

Empire builders, have you been wondering what benefits you could gain from joining our growing Ecommerce Empire Academy? Well, I sat down with one of our Ecommerce Empire Academy students and asked him for his candid opinion of the program: both an honest Peter Pru review to assess how my experience has helped his business strategies and an Ecommerce Empire Academy review to see how our overall program helped him drive growth. Check out everything he had to say in an honest Ecommerce Empire Builders review. 

What Does a Real Ecommerce Empire Academy Student Have to Say? 

I sat down with Ecommerce Empire Academy student, Favour Johnson, to get an honest Ecommerce Empire Academy review. Favour actually found out about our program when he stumbled across one of my Peter Pru — Ecommerce Empire Builders YouTube videos. Favour had been trying to make it on his own in the ecommerce industry, but unfortunately, he wasn’t having much luck. After seemingly getting nowhere with his efforts, Favour decided to take the plunge and become an official Ecommerce Empire Academy student. 

Favour’s experience is one I see with many of our Academy students. The ecommerce industry and business, in general, is a cycle of peaks and valleys. What discourages most people from continuing their pursuits with ecommerce is their inability to stick with it through those ups and downs. Favour and many other students have been able to overcome these hurdles by becoming official Ecommerce Empire Builders. Our program and mentorship equip aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs with the right mindset, tools, and skills to make it through the highs and lows of business. 

How Can You Handle Highs and Lows in Your Business?

Favour’s number one piece of advice for other Ecommerce Empire Academy students and beginner ecommerce entrepreneurs is to, “Believe in the process and journey.” Favour shared with me that he struggled at the beginning of his ecommerce endeavors because he did not have faith in his abilities or the overall ecommerce process. When Favour adopted a new positive mindset and started acting the part, his ads began performing better, and his funnel started to generate more revenue. 

Favour also noted that the Ecommerce Empire Academy helped him stop making emotionally-based decisions in his business. He used to go through a cycle of making ad sets and then killing them before he had a chance to collect data because he got too nervous and emotionally invested in the process. Making emotionally based decisions will almost always negatively impact your ecommerce endeavors. It’s easier said than done, but you have to separate your emotions from the business. Training yourself to make data-based decisions is your key to success in business. 

What Is Favour’s Recipe for Success? 

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During this Ecommerce Empire Academy review, Favour let us in on what his recipe for success has been in the ecommerce industry. After becoming an Academy student, Favour ditched the Shopify platform and opted to utilize Clickfunnels instead.

Favour started selling one product and came to understand that you have to focus on presenting customers with a unique offer, not necessarily a unique product. Every Ecommerce Empire Academy student begins to learn that it’s all about presenting the customers with an irresistible offer in your funnel. 

Mastering Facebook ads have been another key to Favour’s success in ecommerce. Favour’s strategy with his Facebook ads is to present quick, quality video ads to potential customers. He creates his ads to have a nice overlay photo on the video that grabs a prospective customer’s attention. Then he presents a quick video that highlights the product. 

After creating these quality video ads, Favour advises beginners to simply let the ads run their course and collect the data. You have to give Facebook enough time to optimize the algorithms so your ads can reach the prime audience. If you get emotionally invested or nervous and pull the ad too soon, all your data goes out the window. Even worse, you don’t get to learn how to make your ads more efficient. 

Create Rules So Data Drives Your Decisions

After Favour has a successful ad and collects enough data, he scales the ad to reach a bigger audience. Favour’s advice to beginners in the ad scaling process is to have a base foundation of rules for running ads. This can help you avoid shelling out more and more money on an ad that doesn’t yield results. This goes back to being data-driven rather than emotionally driven. 

In Favour’s rules, if he doesn’t get an ad click at $3 invested, he pulls the ad. If he doesn’t get an add to cart at $10 invested, he pulls the ad. Finally, if he doesn’t get a purchase at $20 invested, he pulls the ad set. 

This foundation of rules let Favour focus on the data rather than on his emotional ties to the ad set he has created. Understanding the ad process and running successful ad sets ultimately determines the success of all ecommerce entrepreneurs. 

What Should All eCommerce Beginners Know?

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At the end of our interview, I asked Favour what his biggest piece of advice is for beginners breaking into the ecommerce industry. What Favour wants all aspiring ecommerce entrepreneurs to know is that “Mindset is key.” Favour had his own series of peaks and valleys he had to work through before he found success in ecommerce. However, joining the Ecommerce Empire Academy helped Favour to adopt the right mentality. It also equipped him with the tools needed to create a successful ecommerce business. 

Favour continually speaks his own success into existence through positive affirmations and encourages everyone to do the same. If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will either. The only thing that will keep you from success is yourself. You can’t give up on yourself or the process if you want to be successful. 

I couldn’t agree more with Favour’s advice at the conclusion of his Ecommerce Empire Builders review. At the end of the day, you are the only one who is in control of your success.  

Consult With the Pros

So, are you ready to take the leap and become a member of the Ecommerce Empire Academy? By taking this chance on yourself, you could become a successful ecommerce entrepreneur just like Favour. If this Ecommerce Empire Builders review has helped you think that you’re ready to become an ecommerce entrepreneur, sign up for access to our exclusive free webinar today. Be sure to check our YouTube channel for even more free resources and insights into the dropshipping industry. Remember, your empire starts now.

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