Dave Lukas Chats with Kirk Cooper
274: From Teacher to Millionaire, How Kirk Cooper Built His Dream Life and Created an Amazing Business in the Process
This week’s Misfit Entrepreneur is Kirk Cooper. Kirk is the founder of Ecom Automation Gurus, a company that creates turnkey Amazon stores for entrepreneurs. He is a former high school teacher who looked to entrepreneurship to fund his dreams. He loved teaching, but it wasn’t going to pay him what he knew he could be worth.
In 2013, after succeeding in flipping some real estate, Kirk started investing time in Amazon and selling online. He spent his evenings tinkering and eventually created an almost $50k per month business on Amazon. He perfected his model over time and started Ecom to help others do the same. And now has done so with clients all over the world to the point where his business is now worth over $50 million.
I bet you can guess why I asked him to come on the show. I’m excited for him the share his secrets and process of how he built his business and create a fully automated online business.
@KirkCooperCEO on Instagram
Kirk loved teaching and coaching. He came from those roots. Many family members were teachers, and it was what he knew. He enjoyed it, but it wasn’t fulfilling his entrepreneur spirit. He wanted time freedom. He also wanted to help others grow and succeed. And doing what he does now, he is still teaching, coaching, and inspiring.
What did you figure out on how to succeed on Amazon?
At the 12 min mark, Kirk takes us step by step through how his business works.
Talk to us about selling on Amazon, what should people know? And what is the difference between drop shipping vs. Fulfilled by Amazon.
What is it that a client is responsible for in working with you and Ecom?
So, what is the risk? There has to be some.
Can you explain the benefits of buying an existing store?
Anything else on the topic of selling online?
How has your teaching/coaching background helped you succeed as an entrepreneur?
At the 31-minute mark, we discuss the little things being done in the business and how they allow it grow and scale.
Principles to build a great business?
Craziest thing you’ve seen on your journey?
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