Welcome to Episode 058 of Optimized Ecommerce – Behind the Success of BGS First Ecom Insider Awardee. I’m your host, Tanner Larsson, CEO of BGS.
BGS means Build Grow Scale! It is a community that we founded where eCommerce entrepreneurs and physical product sellers come to learn how to take their businesses to the next level.
Ane Susanto is a long-time member of the BGS Ecom Insider program. She’s a rock star mom and an entrepreneur who has engineered her life so that her daughter comes first.
A powerful woman, Ane gets stuff done! In the Ecom space, she is not afraid to help others and share her knowledge—making her a vital part of the BGS family. When you go step into the Ecom Insider world, Ane is one of the first names people mention in terms of who has helped them and supported them throughout the process.
Here’s just a taste of what we talked about today:
Ane shared a little bit about her entrepreneurial journey.
Her talent for doodling and drawing never made her think that she would be building a profitable business out of it. Ane listened to her cousin’s advice to sell her beautiful postcards through a website she built. The business eventually grew but had to close down when she got pregnant.
In 2015, four years after she had given birth, Ane met Matt for some part-time design work and selling print on demand. A couple of months in that business, she was earning $20,000- $60,000 a month in commissions. In the same year, Matt asked her to join the BGS live event and became a member of Black Label Masterminds—now called Ecom Insider.
As a member of the Ecom Insider Program, this allowed Ane to delegate some tasks and grow her business while raising her daughter. During her first year in the BGS ecosystem, she accomplished $10 million dollars in revenue.
And then, Ane shared one of the pivotal moments in her life.
Selling Ane’s art pieces has become a struggle for her—something that she kept for many years. This is because she grew up being told that drawing and art were a waste of time. Though she has made a living out of it, there was a time when she was struggling to show people or sell her art pieces.
During the BGS mastermind at North Carolina, Ane had the courage to show her artwork to the BGS team. It was an emotional moment and a turn of events for her.
“The most important part of being in the BGS sphere is that I’m surrounded by people that really make you feel that you can do this,” said Ane.
We also discussed a few other fun topics, including:
- Ane’s most important lessons she learned from BGS.
- Why do we call BGS a family?
But you’ll have to watch or listen to the episode to hear about those!
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