797. From Delivering Cookies to Drop Shipping Around the World
“So I think the biggest thing that I would tell people is that if they do feel stuck, if that’s a situation they’re in, then prepare for this to be one of the hardest things they’ve ever taken on. Because this is something that you’ll have to really be able to commit to almost as a second job. And if you’re going to try to condense that into an hour at night or two hours a night, or giving up your weekends to make this work, you’re going to need to find a reason to do that and to break the mold and the norm.”
Anton Kraly is the founder and CEO of Drop Ship Lifestyle & eCommerce Lifestyle. He focuses on empowering people through eCommerce and better marketing. Right after attending college, Anton explored physical businesses like franchised gyms but decided to build a business that delivered cookies in New York. He expanded his cookie business but grew tired of all the problems with a physical business. He decided to go into eCommerce and discovered drop shipping. From there he built his first 7-figure eCommerce store. With his success in eCommerce, he was asked by friends and family how he did it. This gave him the idea to start Drop Ship Lifestyle. After 4 years, he has taught over 5,000 students how to build their own drop shipping stores. Allowing them to live their ideal lifestyles through eCommerce.
The Most Impactful Turning Point?
“A few months after I started my first company, a cookie delivery business, I read a chapter in Tim Ferris’ book, ‘The Four Hour Workweek,’ that explained you didn’t have to be an expert or have a lot of money to build your own website. I’m not technical and didn’t have much money but I decided to try the new service—Yahoo Stores. So, I set up my website NewYorkCookieShop.com, listed the cookies in my inventory, figured out Google ads and made the transition from selling store-to-store to selling online.”
The Most Powerful Lesson Learned?
1. If you do feel “stuck” in your life right now, then prepare yourself for this transition to being “unstuck”. It will be one of the hardest things you have ever undertaken.
2. To truly make this transition work, you need to dig deep and figure out why you want to make a change. There are many reasons—you need to discover the most important motivator for you.
3. Next, utterly immerse yourself into whatever it is you’re trying to get into. Read every relevant blog post, listen to pertinent podcasts, check out any book that relates and dig deeply into this new world you are interested in because that will make you stick with it.
Connecting With Anton Kraly
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