Vova Tess has seen success at a young age. He was born and raised in NYC in a middle class family. He was always ambitious and wanted to experiment and try new things. In high school Vova started to notice that he was always satisfied and comfortable with where he was because he had been comparing himself to the people around him. He said that when you’re in high school everyone is basically the same: average. So the only people he was around and compared himself to were average people. In result, he was going to be average as well. When he started to surround himself with like-minded people through mentorship, books, courses, podcasts, and talking to people that are actually successful in e-commerce that’s when his success started.

Leaving Average Behind = Major Accomplishments 

Some major accomplishments of Vova include being able to speak at his high school about entrepreneurship and give value to the younger kids at his school, giving them advice that he wished he would’ve known at their age. Showing them that making money besides having an after school job from the age of 14-17 isn’t impossible. Some of his other accomplishments include growing a Shopify store from scratch to $230,000 in sales in less than two months.

Important Advice For Entrepreneurs

Vova: The most important thing to do is to invest in a mentor or a coach or someone that has been through the mistakes you want to avoid. Why go through the same mistakes when a mentor could just guide you through them so that you can skip the learning curve.

The Importance of Mentorship

Vova Tess: The first mentor I had was Noah Brewer. Noah taught me to always be 100% transparent. I would like to thank most of my success in drop shipping to Noah because he scaled my first store from doing 300-500 a day to 1500-2000 a day and really showed me advanced Facebook ads along with teaching me how to scale

Focus on Building A Personal Brand

Vova: Building a personal brand was the best thing I ever did. It allowed me to network with like- minded individuals as well as help other people make money through dropshipping by exposing myself and making myself known.

What’s the best way for our readers to find you?

People can find me on Instagram Dm @vova_tess


  • Jourdain Bell

    CEO & Co-Founder at Beast Media

    Jourdain covers success stories of founders and companies who are making an impact on the world. His work has been in The Hustlers Digest, Kivo Daily, Future Sharks, Thrive Global, Awaken The Greatness Within, Buzzfeed, On Mogul and Disrupt. Jourdain also works for one of the most active Venture Capital Firms in the world, Alumni Venture Group as an IRM.