An interview with Christoph Filgertshofer from Ecom Launch Academy:
Christoph, what was your background before starting into eCommerce?
I started a YouTube gaming channel when I was 11 years old. In the beginning, it was just for fun on the side, but over the years it turned into a real passion. With 16 years old, I crossed the 100,000 and 200,000 subscribers milestones. I worked with a lot of eCommerce companies at the time and promoted their products to my audience. But Gaming didn’t really fascinate me anymore, so I wanted to move on to a different venture. I decided that eCommerce would be perfect as I already knew how to use social media to sell products.
In the beginning, it was very hard to gain traction. It took a couple stores and countless different marketing campaigns to generate my first sale. But after that, it really took off. My first “really successful” store sold woman accessories – we were able to generate over 8.000€ in our first months. That was a huge success for me and my business partner at the time.
Over the next year, I gained a lot of experience with stores in multiple niches. In the end, I killed or sold most of the stores to focus on one single branded store now, which is now generating 50.000€+ per month and is highly profitable.
Christoph, what are your plans for the future?
I want to focus on building long-lasting eCommerce brands which will be remembered in hundreds of years. In addition, I want to help as many people as possible to start their own business. Trying new verticals, like SaaS is another thing I’m getting into.
What inspired you to start the Ecom Launch Academy?
Getting into eCommerce can be very tricky… There are a lot of things you need to know to get your store up and running. Personally, for me, it was a huge barrier to find the right product, build up a high converting store around it and market the store properly. When I started there was no complete step-by-step course out there which could help me.
How does Academy work?
The ELA is an online training platform with 100+ videos which show you how to build up an eCommerce store step-by-step. I don’t just teach the theory but also show how the process works in practice. In addition, we offer unique expert support and monthly live Q&A sessions.
What are the benefits of using Ecom Launch Academy?
Starting without any knowledge or a mentor can be really tough. You will definitely lose way too much money and time in the process. With the ELA you get a proven system that has worked over and over again. Additionally, you have a whole team behind you which supports you if there are any obstacles stopping you.
What are your plans for the future development of Ecom Launch Academy?
We are consistently working on improving the academy. My goal is to make it the best eCommerce training platform on the market. That will be accomplished by continuously looking for new ways to support the members and creating up to date content with new learnings and strategies. My number one goal is to bring the ELA members real results.
Thank you Christoph for sharing your thoughts!