Amisha is one of the most inspiring people I’ve come across since I started dropshipping. We started interacting early last year (2015) and she’s always been there to help me whenever I was confused or looking for an advice. No better way to start the blog’s new segment – E-Commerce Success Stories than with her interview.
Occupation – Entrepreneur/eBay Dropshipping Coach/Internet Marketer
- Tell us something about yourself?
I’m a 34 year old, mother of a fabulous 8 year old boy! He’s the joy of my life and everything I do, I do for him. i’m a perfectionist at heart and a self-proclaimed nerd and I’m okay with that.
- How did you get started into e-commerce?
I got started in e-commerce 3-4 years ago. Mind you, it was something that I had looked into when I graduated high school back in the year 2000, but at the time there were no widely available training, etc. I had, at that time, stumbled upon Doba which is like a dropshipping aggregate of suppliers, and at that time it was pretty costly. So my dreams of becoming a dropshipper fresh out of high school faded quickly. I just couldn’t afford it so I let that idea go. Later on in life, there was a company that had put forth some training, so I took the training and started listing on eBay. I made one immediate sale and it took me a year to make another. But that’s because I found that the teaching was a bit off for my tastes and had me focusing on the wrong things at the wrong time. At the time, I was still working a full-time job, but the job was physically killing me. I ended up with 15 hospitalizations in a year and a half! Everyone wanted me to apply for disability, but I was young, and I didn’t want my life to be limited like that. I had a job that continued to abuse me and exploit me for my talents, while at the same time, not allowing proper accommodations for my disability. Don’t get me wrong, I did fight for 2 years and was finally granted the ability to work from home, but still was not given the proper equipment to use and I was forced to do things that no other employees (even those who worked from home as well)…somehow I was different even though I had given this company 13 years of my blood, sweat, and tears. Once I stepped out, researched more about dropshipping on my own, and tested some of my own theories…that’s when I really took of for me. I retired myself from work in January 2015 and there is no looking back. Now I am at a point in my business where I am in a position to help others as well. I was inspired to create my own course and have my own coaching clients as well. Life is good.
- What / Who inspires you?
I think that my son inspires me the most. He’s not in e-commerce (yet) but his love for life and his desire to just live and be carefree excite me all over again, just as if I were an 8 year old little girl. His desire to help mommy in her business gives me all the push I need to keep doing this to show him that it can be done. You don’t have to work a normal job if you don’t want to. You can build your own empire. And that’s just what I’m doing.
- What keeps you motivated on rainy days?
Ha! Those cha-ching sounds and my son’s smile keep me motivated on the rainy days. Also receiving compliments from the students in my Drop Ship Evolution course as well as coaching clients who have said that I have opened their eyes and helped them in so many ways…that is gratifying to me.
- What are you passionate about?
I’m passionate about being free and living a life where money isn’t a concern. I’m passionate about helping and inspiring others and I’m passionate about eBay and e-commerce in general.
- What advice would you give to those starting or wanting to start an e-commerce business?
The advice I would give to those who are just starting out or contemplating starting an e-commerce business would be to stick to it. Many people jump into eBay business thinking it’s going to be a get rich quick type of thing and it’s not. It’s just like building any other business, you have to lay the foundation then build it brick by brick. Stick with it, get yourself some good training, once you’re ready to scale up, invest in tools that help you automate your business and leverage your time. The key is duplication, consistency, and scaling up.
- Which is your favorite quote?
You can’t have the life of a Boss, without accepting the grind of a Boss. – Taliah Reene
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