A few years ago we were broke university students. Living in a place of Eastern Europe nobody knows - Lithuania. Fast forward a few years, we’re founders of AdKings Agency. An industry-leading boutique eCommerce growth agency responsible for one of the fastest-growing US eCommerce brands and taking it from $0.5M to $26M in a single year without any external funding. Now we’re working on helping to grow and scale a dozen other eCommerce businesses to 8 or 9-figures. Managing over $18M in paid media ad spend a year and delving deep into sophisticated eCommerce exits, investments, and acquisitions world. Our world is intense, crazy, ever-changing, and challenging. This podcast is simple. Every week we, Darius, and Justin are going to open up our & our agency lives. We’re going to share behind the scenes insights about what makes our clients' businesses grow at the speed they are growing. We’re going to share our best-learned marketing methods, channel insights, and growth hacks that took us millions of dollars to figure out. And we’re going to open up insights from our client's business development strategies from operations management to raising capital that supported this growth. Nothing held back to help you transform your business into an 8 or even 9-figure powerhouse. Are you ready to click play? - Darius Kunca & Justin Gecevicius 👉 We're releasing new episodes every Monday, Wednesday & occasionally Friday.
Monday Apr 26, 2021
Monday Apr 26, 2021
In this episode, I’m sharing a personal story about how I built my first successful eCom business. This business quickly became one of the biggest businesses in its category, but that all went away within two years. Let me explain the situation to you so that you can avoid anything like this happening to your own eCommerce business.
On this episode:
- The value of the lessons I learned through this experience.
- A little bit about my past experience in school and university.
- What I had when I started my first business.
- What the first eCommerce business that I started was.
- Where I invested my time in this first business.
- When I got my first sale and how it felt.
- How long this business took to become one of the biggest in its category.
- What happened when the business gained traction and started getting results?
- The main lesson that I learned during this time.
- Why I decided to start another business, and what happened with it.
- The vicious cycle that kept my new business from growing.
- What happened with the first business I started while my focus was elsewhere?
- Why I finally understood the value of focus at AdKings.
- Our goal at AdKings this year.
- Where I see my place in AdKings in the future and why.
- Why education in the eCommerce space is even more important.
- The two key lessons to take away from this episode.
- Tips on building a business that is resistant to trends.
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