It is not too late to start thinking about your purpose in life and getting started NOW.
Terrified? Don’t be, because the sooner you fail the better your chances of winning and making your win last. I’m serious.
This post is an impactful one, one that I hope will get you out of your seat and lalaland and into action. My wish is that by the time you are through reading, you will make the decision to ethically “stalk” them and take massive action to do what you have been called to do.
In no particular order, here are 10 young entrepreneurs who are killing it in the online business world.
Anita is probably the one person who has made me slap myself out of a mixture of anger, excitement and made me go “What have I been doing with my life?” At 24, she is carving a niche for herself in the career and networking industry for millennials who want to start living authentically.
Anita Wing Lee is a transformational coach who guides aspiring changemakers, ambitious students and young professionals to become their most brilliant, fearless selves.
She has successfully guided, coached and mentored a rising generation of millennials to create lives of total freedom, where they get paid for their passion and meaningfully contribute to the world.
She has also landed epic, paid, travel internships in university, where she got paid to work in and travel to 21 countries by the time she graduated university, and she teaches them how to network authentically so that they can land the jobs perfect for them.
2) Tayo Rockson
At 20-something, Tayo is the CEO and president of UYD Media, a media company that encourages people all over the world to use their difference to make a difference while celebrating diversity and educating others.
If you are Nigerian and thinking small, Tayo is everything that will challenge your thinking and almost convince you to re-evaluate your life plans. Okay, I exaggerated. But I have no doubts that he possesses superhuman powers to inspire you to be the change that we seek in Nigeria.
And guess what? I recently discovered that his full name is Akintayo. How sweet!!!
You may know this lady. She once set the Nigerian online community on fire for expressing her views unabashedly. But she’s unapologetic and she’s for real.
Born and raised in Nigeria, Kola Olaosebikan relocated to the United States out of a desire to make a difference. Over the years, she has been involved with orphan care initiatives in Uganda, Congo, Haiti, UAE, Nigeria, and Mexico.
You can read all about her bio on her about page (I promise she’ll make you swoon!) but what’s sweet about Kola is that she is a beautiful writer and she loves playing on Twitter!
4) Mariah Coz
Maria is a rockstar business and blogging coach who delivers nothing short of amazing in her emails and blog posts.
Maria is the founder of Femtrepreneur, a resource for young women pursuing creative self-employment, entrepreneurship, and kicking ass in online business. She’s also a serial entrepreneur, rock star, sustainability advocate, public speaker, and lifestyle architect.
P.S. I recommend her free email course, Build a Profitable Blog. It’s absolutely amazing!
I found Jen first. Then Maria’s blog came later. What attracted me to Jen’s online space was her simple but elegant blog design.
Jen is a 23 year old creative coach based in Manchester, UK. After graduating in 2013 with a degree in Social Work, she decided to pursue a life of creative freedom with a focus on the written word, content strategy, and creative coaching. She works with creative entrepreneurs to help them unlock the potential of their online presence through her coaching programs and value-packed newsletters.
Oh, she has a podcast called Make it Happen where she interviews other creatives like her.
6) Maya Elious
Maya helps passionate entrepreneurs add value and purpose to their business in order to help them earn a consistent income. Her company, BRNDWCH, specializes in design strategy and implementation for bloggers, coaches, authors and speakers who want to increase their income, independence and impact.
In November 2013, she made the biggest and best decision of her life. She went from a part-time employee, a part-time student, and a part-time designer to a full-time entrepreneur.
She just recently launched her new course, Blogademics, an online course for creative women who want to build and monetize an online business/blog. And she has great style!
Amanda started her business when she was 20 years old, in college, freelancing for an online children’s clothing resale shop.
Through her passion for helping women play bigger in business, Amanda Genther helps purpose-driven women entrepreneurs bring their ideas to life by providing personality-inspired design + next-level strategy for their online courses.
Her business and website is drool-worthy but what is breathtaking are the premium packages she offers her clients.
She is also the creator of Irresistible Sales Pages, an online course that teaches women entrepreneurs how to become their own sales page stylists so they can launch with confidence and make more sales.
Felicia is a leadership and charisma coach in her mid 20s. Her clients range from CEOs, top executives, engineers, entrepreneurs, professors, etc. Let that sink in.
She also runs a personal blog and suite of information products to help people master the art of social skills, personal magnetism, and persuasion at work and in their personal lives. She’s the author of the book, Selling for Success, and has been featured on several blogs/magazines.
Fel, as she is fondly called, is amazingly down-to-earth. I have exchanged emails with her and I believe she is well on track to becoming a force to reckon with in professional development world!!
Ashley is awesome. Seriously. Ashley is seriously killing it in a male-dominated field.
Ashley is a Federally Licensed and Bonded Auto Transport Broker with a roster of clientele ranging from corporate executives and real estate brokers to physicians and attorneys.
With a decade of experience in auto relocation and transportation logistics combined, she’s regarded as an industry thought leader and is highly sought after by various auto relocation companies for her consulting services.
In other words, she drives big trucks, makes lots of money doing it, and is respected by big people for that. Big up, Ashley!
She doesn’t know it but she made this list. I know Praise, have dined with her, and worshiped with her. And I can tell you that she is one of the craziest entrepreneurs I have ever known.
At 18, she boldly proclaimed that she will blaze her own path by starting her own nanny and childcare business. Today, she is the founder of Sorock Childcare LLC in Moorhead, MN, a company that promises top notch childcare when you need it. Her business employs people from different backgrounds and her clientele come in all forms and shapes, and I predict that she is well on ground to make 7 figures real soon.
What are you waiting for? I don’t know about you but I am mighty inspired.
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