The global pandemic has affected nearly every industry. Among the most astonishing changes are those in fields related to online shopping. As COVID-19 brought the world to a standstill, many shifted to ordering everything from groceries to electronics over the internet.
It should come as no surprise that sellers on platforms like Amazon have been reaping the benefits. Even as the world slowly opens back up, many have realized the ease of having everyday goods delivered to their doors – and aren’t likely to return to their old time-consuming ways of visiting a list of stores to collect the items they need.
But long before this newest eCommerce boom, Kirk Cooper, author of “Scratch and Claw: The Path to Entrepreneurial Greatness” and CEO of Ecom Automation Gurus, was maximizing his profit on the platform through automation.
“What started off as a side hustle has become a way for me to take care of my family while still enjoying life,” he said. “And now I get to teach other people how to find that same kind of success. It’s an amazing life to lead.”
Learning to Work Smarter
The old adage of working smarter instead of harder was key to Cooper’s success. It had to be, since he hardly had the luxury of extra time and energy in his business’s early days. When he founded his Amazon storefront in 2013, he was still working full-time as a high school teacher and coach. Working on his passion project late into the night was not an option if he also wanted to be his best for his students.
And yet, as his Amazon storefront scaled up to five-figure months, he was doing just that. He couldn’t keep up with the demand on his time, between fulfilling orders, managing distribution, and responding to customer inquiries. He knew he needed to find a solution before he burnt out completely – and so he could get back to spending time with his family. The solution was logical to him: ramp up the efficiency instead of working longer hours.
“I realized it was easy to become a slave to your business,” he said. “And I knew that’s not how I wanted to work. Businesses should work for the owners, not against them.”
So Cooper began exploring automation options that would enable him to keep up with his rapidly-scaling business while also minimizing the amount of time he had to spend working for his money. He was able to put some automations in place that ensured his business would thrive in his absence, and hired virtual assistants to take care of the rest.
“When I hacked the secret to running a thriving ecommerce business, I knew the next thing I had to do was share these hacks with other people,” he said. “And that’s how Ecom Automation Gurus was born.”
Mentoring the Masses
After implementing his automation hacks, it wasn’t long before Cooper was able to leave his school job in favor of a new kind of teaching: full-time mentorship. Ecom Automation Gurus’s services range from setting up ecommerce stores for clients, testing their products, coaching and scaling. Clients are left with a deep base of knowledge and ecommerce stores that nearly run themselves. And if the products go viral? The company assists in quick responses and adjustments to growth booms.
“The services of Ecom Automation Gurus are bespoke and personalized,” Cooper said. “We focus on providing clients with everything they need – and nothing they don’t. The team teaches about passive income and sustainable stores in tandem – leading to calm and collected Amazon store owners who are thrilled with their increased profits and decreased hourly workload.”
Through working with Ecom Automation Gurus, clients have been able to maximize their earnings and ensure they still have the time and energy for their families, thanks to the passive income ecommerce stores can provide, said Cooper. And about his own Amazon store? It’s still thriving.
“It’s empowering to know I can make such a difference by teaching so many people what I learned the hard way,” Cooper said. “For me, this is the true spirit of entrepreneurship: finding better ways to work and care for my family, and sharing that knowledge with others so they can build their own financial freedom and security.”
About Ecom Automation Gurus
Ecom Automation Gurus creates a fully automated eCommerce store for its users to assist in making passive income. Founder and CEO Kirk Cooper has been featured on Entrepreneur.com and Yahoo Finance. To check out their services and book a call, visit their website here.