11 eCommerce Coaches to Follow in 2018

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Do you follow any eCommerce coaches?

Having a coach or just staying up to date with a few of them via blogs and socials is a great way to get a ton of ideas for your business. eCommerce coaches have a lot of experience and knowledge to share. The best of them are constantly reaching out on different channels to communicate various tips and events.

The best eCommerce coaches are also great motivators. Keeping your eyes peeled for the latest posts and uploads can help you through some tough spots. It’s always good to get a second opinion to illuminate those blind spots. What better backup is there to have than someone who has been there and done that and lived to tell about it?

Turn your ears to these, our top picks for eCommerce coaches that you should be following as we all get ready to take on 2018 by the horns.

1. Alaa Hassan

Alaa has over 16 years of experience as an eCommerce expert and digital marketer. He works with entrepreneurs on conversion rate optimization, social media, email and other online marketing strategies. Alaa has helped businesses increase their website traffic, sales and profits through PPC, SEO, social media ads, and more. Since 2001, Alaa has helped retailers sell over $150 million online through their stores and on marketplaces like Amazon and eBay. Channel Advisor called him one the most knowledgeable eCommerce experts in the industry. He approaches growth by focusing on the areas of strategy, awareness, conversion and retention.

Alaa is the founder of eCommerceTrainingAcademy.com and is currently the Director of Digital Marketing at Linenchest.com. He has been General Manager of Global Marketplace at BeyondTheRack.com, and Director of eCommerce and Digital Marketing at iNetVideo.com.

2. Ben Cummings

With his masterful eCommerce, Shopify and Amazon strategies, Ben has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs to level up their businesses. Ben is known for his keen way of uncovering truths about business owners and giving insightful advice to propel their businesses forward.

Ben Cummings is the founder of the high-level training program Ecommerce Fast Track Coaching. This monthly program helps people seeking to build their brands and earn an excellent living. Ben is also the co-founder of elite ecommerce mastermind group The $25k Physical Products Collective. His Facebook Live show, Ecomm MiniSecrets, runs daily and access is free.

3. Jordan Malik

With his Amazon Seller Podcast, Jordan has reached hundreds of sellers and guided them to being the top sellers they set out to be. He helps eCommerce merchants remarkably improve sales and profits with his books and software for arbitrage and sourcing. Jordan is best known in mentoring circles for his very honest advice and his genuine desire to help others succeed in eCommerce.

Jordan is the founder of HonestOnlineSelling.com & Cleer Platinum. He is also a bestselling author, award-winning Amazon seller, and one of IMReportcard’s Top 25 People.

4. Jim Cockrum

Jim has been helping entrepreneurs almost since the birth of the internet as we know it. During these 20-odd years, he has held true to his mission. Jim helps business owners not just improve but thrive by building sustainable multiple income streams. He uses tried and tested business approaches along with his own advanced creative strategies. Jim lives what he preaches, having been actively selling on Amazon, eBay and several other platforms since 1997. He already has thousands of happy clients and is a world’s most trusted internet marketer.

Jim is best known for his annual CES conference and his book, Silent Sales Machine, a bestseller since its 2002 first edition. He also runs a publishing company, a consulting company, and MySilentTeam.com among other income streams. Alongside his two closest partners Nathan Bailey and Brett Bartlett, Jim runs a sales empire worth $25 million annually.

5. Jim Bunch

As The Ultimate Life Entrepreneur, Jim has used his philosophy of living the Ultimate Life. He models this lifestyle to guide entrepreneurs in finding their true potential. He has helped some of the world’s top business and thought leaders to launch new businesses. Jim has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. Jim has become a leader in the business coaching and personal transformation industry. He has coached and mentored top companies worldwide. He is a living example of maintaining the Ultimate Life.

Jim has run businesses since his college days, most notably the pioneering virtual tour provider Bamboo.com. He is the founder of The Ultimate Game of Life and CoachGenie.com, and runs seminars and workshops that cater to people and companies around the world. Jim is also a member of the Transformational Leadership Council. He works through this group with other personal and professional development masters to help others bring out the best in themselves.

6. Ellen Lin

Ellen Lin is a million-dollar eCommerce entrepreneur and bilingual coach, an author and international speaker. She has coached over 170 clients from 10 different countries. She has also worked with Fortune 500 companies like Electronic Arts. Moreover, Ellen has been invited to work with one of the original sharks from the Shark Tank TV show, Kevin Harrington. Her core mission is to use her eCommerce knowledge to empower other entrepreneurs so that they, too, can create the lifestyle they want.

Ellen built her 7-figure success in 4 years, starting with only $600. She now runs Ellenpro.com, her coaching site. She has been featured on ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, Huffpost, and Grant Cardone TV.

7. John Lawson

John is a sought-after keynote speaker and best selling author. He has helped thousands of business leaders and small business owners to learn all about profits and growth. As an entrepreneur, he has gained the reputation of being a power seller. Fox News dubbed him the king of eBay. In addition, he has been a Small Biz Trends small biz influencer of the year. John is a multiple award-winning social commerce strategist called the savviest of social media marketers by Mixergy. He is also a commercial television personality and a regular digital conference panel member and moderator.

John is the founder and president of consultant agency ColderICE Media and founder of successful online multi-channel retailer/wholesaler 3rd Power Outlet.

8. Jay Baer

As a famous speaker and author, Jay has become a great influencer in the arena of online marketing. His digital marketing adviser group Convince and Convert has the top ranking for Content Marketing Blog awarded by the Content Marketing Institute. He still writes for the blog, and also has several books and podcasts. Through these publications, he teaches entrepreneurs how to provide excellent customer service and how to use the latest innovations to convert more site visitors into happy customers. On top of that, Jay actively Tweets his expertise in customer service and gives insightful overviews on the latest online marketing trends as well.

Jay is currently the President of Convince and Convert. He is also the author of Hug Your Haters, one of Strategy: Business Magazine’s 3 2016 top business books, and New York Times Bestseller Youtility: Why Smart Marketing is About Help not Hype, and more. Jay also co-authored The NOW Revolution: 7 Shifts to Make Your Business Faster, Smarter and More Social.

9. Chad Rubin

Chad is all-around eCommerce. He is an active entrepreneur, investor, author and speaker. Chad is the founder of Skubana. This eCommerce automation tool allows sellers to connect their business shipping process and data- or action- based events on their stores. Skubana was created to solve the real problems that he and many other entrepreneurs have encountered while building their eCommerce businesses.

Chad owns and operates his home grown business CrucialVacuum.com. Moreover, Chad runs the Skubana E-commerce TV channel on YouTube. He uploads his interviews with eCommerce experts and influencers who share their best marketing tactics and other tips. Chad also guests on other online selling channels such as Amazon Sellers Group TG.

10. Chris Brogan

Chris has published eight books on eCommerce and is a renowned speaker with more than 1000 completed engagements. His drive is to encourage people to focus on doing what they love. Moreover, he urges people to make the necessary changes to get there, no matter the opposition.

Chris is the CEO of Owner Media Group, a coaching site dedicated to helping businesses handle the challenges of modern business. He guides business owners on this channel with expert strategy and skills training.

11. Pat Flynn

Pat Flynn has become a passive income genius. He guides other entrepreneurs through his experiences of building a multi-million dollar empire from nothing after being fired from his job. Pat focuses on helping other entrepreneurs to stop the daily grind. He uses his own experiments to guide them to starting their own business that works for them. Pat is different from most other eCommerce coaches. He is very transparent about his own business profits. He shares monthly updates on the blog that show the details of his earnings.

Pat runs The Smart Passive Income Blog where he shares tons of useful tips on SEO, Facebook landing pages, and so much more. The best part about his posts are that they are full of motivation for the struggling entrepreneur.


If you don’t follow any of these eCommerce coaches, start today! You will gain more valuable insights from them in a day that you could possibly process in a month. I challenge you to take just one of them on for starters. See how their energy and wisdom changes the way you look at your life and positively impacts the way your business performs.

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  1. Stefanie Wolf

    January 17, 2019 12:59 pm Reply

    I’m surprised that 11 of your top 11 eCommerce coaches are men! Please share info on top female mentors, I guarantee they are out there.

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