Investigating Peter’s Success
Today, in an interview with dropshipping titan Peter Whitlock, we go over his story, how he became so successful in the industry, and the factors that motivate him to guide others to success. For some background, Whitlock is a digital entrepreneur who has created several 7 figure Amazon stores and currently runs a course where he mentors students on producing the results he did.
What inspired you to start your business or become involved in this industry?
I knew I didn’t just want a job working for someone else’s dream. I wanted to be my boss and make a passive income. Money is necessary for living a good life, and I wanted to get that tool early. The solution was clear: make passive income online in a near-risk-free way.
What challenges or obstacles have you faced in your career or business, and how have you overcome them?
Every business has issues and challenges that come up. We define ourselves by the challenges we overcome. Two events in particular vastly changed the way I sell on Amazon. First, COVID-19 caused a scramble with suppliers, customers, and my personal life. I took it day by day and fixed one problem after another. Next thing you know, I look back, and my business is more significant than ever. Another big problem I had was when Amazon changed its dropshipping policy. In short, they said that you can no longer source from suppliers like Walmart, Target, Home Depot, and other retailers. I had extra pressure because hundreds of students were looking to me for the solution. After several sleepless nights, I found a solution better than the previous method and entirely in compliance with Amazon’s updated policy. I still use and teach this method today.
What sets you apart from others in your industry, and what unique perspective do you bring to this article?
I am not some person selling a pipe dream. It’s not “too good to be true”. I teach something that takes hard work and dedication. Don’t get into my program expecting to see money appear in their bank account the next day. I teach people how to build a business using a method I developed. Likewise, I am very personal with everyone in my program. I don’t hire employees to talk to students for me. I talk directly to students daily and offer guidance along the way.
Do you want to include any personal anecdotes or stories in this article?
My favorite part about this program is hearing how students are doing months or years later. Just a few days ago, I had a student who signed up two years ago reach out to me. He wrote an email explaining how he went from a paycheck-to-paycheck job in a single-bedroom apartment. He and his girlfriend were deep in student loans, living in downtown Cincinnati. He’s living with his wife in a penthouse condo in Miami with their first child on the way. Stories like that are my favorite part of doing business.