Dave Supinger was not your typical teenager. While other kids his age were playing video games and going to parties, he was making money by running an eBay business. It eventually led him to discover Amazon and their renowned FBA program, which lets businesses and sole proprietors sell and ship their items through the Amazon platform.
“I have been an entrepreneur since I was little,” said Supinger. “Fast forward to today, and I am now selling on Amazon. Over the last few years, I have closed over four million in sales while learning the secrets of the Amazon FBA system. I have also launched through Walmart and have closed over $1 million in sales on their marketplace too.”
However, Supinger’s entrepreneurial journey has not been all sunshine and rainbows. He has encountered numerous speed bumps along the way from his competition in these two marketplaces. On top of that, many of his suppliers failed to provide enough inventory to satisfy all the demand for his products. One of the products had achieved a best-seller ranking on Amazon. But then, he could no longer sell it because he didn’t have any more of the product left to sell.
“It was a devastating blow to my business, to say the least,” said Supinger. “I thought about switching business models by selling a new type of product, but I decided to go in another direction. Now I am teaching other young entrepreneurs how to build profitable Amazon FBA businesses of their own. That way, they can leave their 9-to-5 job and enjoy financial independence as I have enjoyed.”
Supinger founded the Amazon FBA educational program called “Seller Academy.” It offers one-on-one Amazon business coaching for 90 days to all students who sign up for the course. The students are taken through all the steps of running an Amazon FBA business, such as how to source a product, how to brand a product, and how to launch the product on Amazon.
“We don’t just show students a bunch of tutorial videos,” said Supinger. “We give students individualized training from our expert coaches and mentors. Each student will have weekly accountability, weekly one-on-one coaching calls, and mini-training to complete their homework during the week.”
The Seller Academy markets itself as the solution for 9-to-5 workers who want to quit their jobs and run a profitable Amazon business for themselves. “Many of these 9-to-5 workers have more free time these days because of the coronavirus situation. Now they have a chance to spend that free time wisely by training for a business that will eventually earn them passive income. If they are successful, they’ll never have to depend on a job ever again. They can be their own boss and work when they want to work.”
The Seller Academy is only open to people who qualify for the mentorship. The application process involves a telephone call with Supinger himself. If the applicant does not seem like a good fit for the program, then they will be denied. “We only want to work with people who have the right mindset. This isn’t all about making money for us. This is about helping people who want to be helped so that they can make their dreams come true.”