10 Secrets For Starting A Successful Ecommerce Marketing Agency

Want to start your own ecommerce marketing agency? Here are 10 tips you should know.

We've interviewed thousands of successful founders at Starter Story and asked what advice they would give to entrepreneurs who are just getting started.

Here's the best advice we discovered for starting an ecommerce marketing agency:

#1: Tudor Cioltea, founder of Black Goat Media:

We chatted with with Tudor, founder of Black Goat Media ($50K/month). In our interview, Tudor says:

Most initial ideas are destined to fail. Small wins can move you forward to actually getting where you want.

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#2: Zac Cherin, founder of Sidekick:

We chatted with with Zac, founder of Sidekick ($36K/month). In our interview, Zac says:

When you’re just starting out, it’s pretty much impossible to turn down a potential client. However, as your business finds its feet, it is crucial to be able to say no. Not every client or project is a good fit.

Additionally:

It can be incredibly difficult to admit that what you’re working on isn’t working out. It is so important to be able to take an objective view of your business and be honest with yourself.

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#3: Greg Shuey, founder of STRYDE:

We chatted with with Greg, founder of STRYDE ($180K/month). In our interview, Greg says:

Just because there’s money in the bank or available from a lender, doesn’t mean you have to spend it. I probably could have done things a lot leaner and smarter in the initial months of getting started.

Additionally:

I always encourage my employees to start side hustles while working for us and investing time and resources into building something they are passionate about.

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#4: Lani Eirini, founder of LV8:

We chatted with with Lani, founder of LV8 ($20K/month). In our interview, Lani says:

Always clearly describe what you are planning to deliver as a project, including time estimation and deadlines.

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#5: Akhil Suresh Nair, founder of Xena Intelligence:

We chatted with with Akhil, founder of Xena Intelligence ($25K/month). In our interview, Akhil says:

The biggest lesson I learned was that the growth of the company is directly proportional to the ability to gain clients at a fast pace and show revenue. This has a domino effect on morale as well as attracts good capital - further fueling the growth.

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#6: Lani Eirini, founder of LV8:

We chatted with with Lani, founder of LV8 ($20K/month). In our interview, Lani says:

Do not lose time and take care of your negative thoughts. Be conscious and when you catch yourself having a negative thought reject it right away.

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#7: Tudor Cioltea, founder of Black Goat Media:

We chatted with with Tudor, founder of Black Goat Media ($50K/month). In our interview, Tudor says:

There are a lot of ways to optimize costs and serve the customers better by having a well-optimized warehouse.

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#8: Zac Cherin, founder of Sidekick:

We chatted with with Zac, founder of Sidekick ($36K/month). In our interview, Zac says:

Double-down on the relationships with clients and partners that work, be quick (but respectful) to end the ones that don’t.

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