I’m Ellen Lin, the founder of Ellenpro. I live in Los Angeles and I’m a Taiwanese American. I know I look a bit young to be convincing, I’m actually 36-year-old, and I co-founded my business selling online since I was 29 (Back in 2011).
If you want to start your first entrepreneurship in e-commerce and not exactly sure what to do, or if you are an online store owner who is struggling to boost up your sales, you will love the sales techniques I offer. In my weekly newsletters, I’ll show you why e-commerce is one the quickest ways to make money, how to find your niche products to sell, and how to boost your sales number to 6 or 7-figure. I will reveal EXACTLY how I built a million dollar e-commerce business from $600 in 4 years.
Before I stepped into the e-commerce world, I was in the game development industry. I loved video games since I was little, I was very passionate and satisfied with my $47,000 salary as an Environment Artist making AAA title games. I was only 25, I thought $47,000 was a lot of money. And it was my dream job because I got to create video games the way I wanted. The position was very competitive, I considered myself very lucky to be able to land the gig.
But 9-5 job is repetitive. I got bored and lost my passion after 2 years. I no longer loved video games because it became a job for me. In 2009, the studio laid off almost everyone when the economy crashed, including myself. At the time, my father’s wholesale business was also in a very bad shape and he wanted me to help him out. I decided to help him while I was waiting for my next interviews with other game studios as I had no interest in business at all. At that time, I was also teaching 3D Modeling in a local art school on the weekends. However, the wholesale business doesn’t seem to get any better. In 2011, we decided to turn this disadvantage into an advantage- We started selling online from our garage with our first batch of inventory which costed us $600. I had no e-commerce background and no business knowledge at that time. After 4 years, we became a million dollar business. As of 2018, we have a 9,200 square feet warehouse in California.