From Civil Engineer to Successful E-commerce Entrepreneur: A Kibo Code Success Story

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Your background

Live in Sacramento, CA, USA

28 years old

Civil Engineer

Why did you decide to join Kibo Code?

Steve and Aidan were not preaching a “get rich program” and provided way more value than what I initially signed up for with additional training and updates throughout the year as I built my business.

Were there any roadblocks for you? What did you do to overcome these?

Yes, I had plenty of struggles from finding time to work on my business (work full time as an engineer) to getting distracted with other online business models. By following the training step by step, I began to see result much quicker than trying to jump ahead and try things on my own

Your tips for choosing winning products?

Google is your friend when finding/searching for winning products. Use Think with Google and Google Trends to pick up on trending and up and coming products for your store. Using other marketplaces such as Amazon, Ebay, FB Marketplace, etc. while doing research is also a very good option when determining what is popular/selling.

Your top traffic and advertising tips?

I am no expert advertiser, but the most important tip I can give is to constantly be testing and refining your listing images, titles, descriptions, etc. to optimize your winning products.

Your top 5 recommendations for building your ecommerce business?

  1. Set realistic goals for yourself and your business
  2. Create a weekly business work schedule – Be consistent working on your business whether it be 30 min or 8 hours per day.
  3. Set your priorities before starting your business and understand you will have to give your business time and effort.
  4. Always be testing new products in your marketplaces.
  5. Have two computer monitors – Trust me, it will save you time and hairs on your head

A day in the life of a top-selling Kibo Code student

I wake up early (4:30 AM) and go for a run to clear my head. Then, I begin preparing my listings that I am going to test on FB Marketplace. I try to average around 10-15 listings a day and once my listings are completed, I begin responding to customers interested in my product listings. The products that receive interested customers and sales are typically added to my Cartzy Store and tested on other marketplaces. By 8 AM, I am starting my day job and message customers on my breaks throughout the day. After 5 PM, I continue messaging interested customers and perform most of my product research to begin preparing for my next day of listings.

Your best Sales Day, week, month…and how did you achieve these?

I achieved these sales by just following the training and putting my head down and working (listing products). By doing so, I began to pick up on patterns for which products sell and which do not. Over time, I learned how to edit my listings in a way that my sales began to increase.

What advice would you give to someone interested in joining Kibo Code?

It is well worth the investment and truly provides a great platform to jump into ecommerce with little to no risk. The drop shipping model was perfect for me, as I did not have the funds available to purchase my own product.

Our Objectives – 2022 & Beyond

My goals for 2022 are to keep learning and building what I have created from the Kibo model. My personal goal is to replace my day job income by the end of 2022 and begin hiring out the majority of the day to day tasks. I love traveling and plan to begin traveling to at least 2 new countries each year as we move into 2022 and beyond.

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