How did we get to where we are today?
We started with E-commerce in mid-2015 when there was absolutely no one we knew that we could turn to for help and advice. We failed countless times but we believe failure is only the stepping stones towards success. Eventually we figured everything out through trial and error and have paved the way for other entrepreneurs to enter the E-commerce industry. We currently own 7 online brands and have even sold one to an Australian company in 2020 and have gotten to the point where we operate in 5 different countries across 4 continents and ship to over 62 countries worldwide.
What challenges have we had to overcome along the way?
It wasn’t all sunshines and rainbows when we started our e-commerce journey. We have faced thousands of challenges but we believe that entrepreneurship is all about your ability to solve and overcome problems. Our biggest challenge was that we did not have a mentor that could help us, we had to face and overcome each challenge by ourselves.
What do we specialize in?
Within the e-commerce industry we specialize in online store creation, product research, digital marketing, brand building and even software development. We have extensive experience in building online brands from the start up and then scaling them through digital marketing such as Facebook ads, Google ads and the current growing Snapchat and TikTok ads.
What’s our best piece of advice for readers who desire to find success in their life?
Never give up! Believe in yourself, if you don’t believe in yourself how can you expect someone else to believe in you?
Speaking of success, what does the word mean to us?
Impacting someone else’s life in a positive way is the ultimate success in our opinion. E-commerce gave us the opportunity to run a business from anywhere in the world with an internet connection and with our knowledge and tools we are helping others successfully start and scale their online brands through our preaching platform the UpgradedEcom Masterclass.
What’s next for us?
We want to continue helping others start and scale their online business, we will continue to create more brands, more job opportunities and change the traditional way of doing e-commerce through software development. We are currently building a charitable foundation that focuses on feeding those in need in Southern Africa. We are always trying to better ourselves by learning new skills and improving everyday.
Finally, how can people connect with us if they want to learn more.
People can connect with us through www.upgradedecom.com and by following us on social media @ruansquires @normanmey
We also have a private Facebook group where people can ask us any questions. We currently have over a 1000+ clients worldwide that we are helping through our masterclass and e-commerce services.