I graduated into the Great Recession and couldn’t find a job, so I created my own.
I graduated into the Great Recession and I couldn’t find a job, so I decided to create my own and become self-employed.
I went to college the first time without a clue as to what I wanted to do and so I chose a liberal arts degree in Modern Languages and Culture, Spanish.
Then I bounced around in retail jobs for a year or two.
I never wanted a cubicle job, but now it was all I desired.
So I made the tough decision to go back to college for a “traditional” degree.
I chose a degree that I expected would pay a bit better, Finance.
I had no idea that the country would enter the greatest recession since the Great Depression by the time I graduated.
It took me 11 months to secure a full time job.
In the meantime, I moved in with my parents and suddenly, I found myself working retail, again.
How had this happened?
This time I had two degrees but still, no way to fully support myself.
One day, on the way to the kitchen, I overheard my mom on the phone with a relative.
“I don’t know what Tisha’s doing,” she said. “She has two degrees, but she’s not using either one of them.”
I was crushed.
But that moment fueled my passion.
I was determined to show her and everyone else that I did have something to offer.
That was the first time I took a skill that I had and offered it as a business owner.
I started a blog and even when I finally got a job in the finance industry, I continued to work on my blog.
I built my platform as a millennial personal finance expert and I spent 6 years growing an online business.
I was making $1,000 per month on average selling other people’s services as an affiliate marketer.
My monthly expenses were about $1,500 per month.
When the opportunity came for me to quit my job, I took the leap.
I did everything I was supposed to do.
- I had 6 months of expenses saved.
- I had a proven source of income.
But what I didn’t have was control over that income.
A few months into self-employment, one of the most profitable affiliate programs that I was a member of closed the doors.
My income instantly dropped.
In a matter of days, everything I worked so hard for was gone.
After a few months of desperately trying to get by, I had to get another full-time job.
I was bringing home about $2,200 per month.
But it was too late for me.
I had already tasted the freedom of entrepreneurship.
I knew I had to do everything possible to control my income and get back to entrepreneurship.
I started making phone calls and reaching out to old connections.
This time I understood that I needed to offer my skills directly to earn a living, instead of selling someone else’s products and services.
I needed to control my income.
After a few phone calls with one of those connections, I secured my first client at $2,500 per month.
I had done it!
I continued to secure clients and I started to teach other business owners who wanted to build an online platform the same way I had.
Back into self-employment and earning anywhere from $5,000 to $10,000 per month, I had finally figured it out.
I had to use my skills to create a consistent source of income!
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LaTisha Styles is a business coach helping clients take an existing skill and turn it into an online business.
She built her platform as a nationally recognized millennial personal finance expert with a combined social following of 40,000.
As a result of building her platform, she has had the privilege of working with brands like Progressive Insurance, Chase Bank, Discover Financial Services, Fidelity Investments, and the National Association of Realtors.
A highly sought after speaker, trainer, and millennial influencer, LaTisha has spoken to various groups of young professionals and entrepreneurs on the topics of personal finance and marketing.
She regularly contributes to national media outlets and offers her expertise in workshops and trainings.
She has been featured in The Economist, quoted in Forbes, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report as a top personal finance expert to follow on Twitter.
When she’s not helping her clients improve their online presence, she can be found at her favorite Crossfit box working on her cleans, deadlifts, rope climbs, box jumps, and burpees.
With a heart for children and a passion for the Spanish language, LaTisha has served in Costa Rica and Mexico volunteering her Spanish fluency with children in both countries, and while building homes in Mexico.
LaTisha Styles is a business coach helping clients take an existing skill and turn it into an online business. She is the founder of YoungFinances.com and President of Financial Success Media, LLC.
Through her signature training programs, LaTisha helps service based entrepreneurs build an online presence that serves one clear purpose, helping them gain more clients. She has been featured in The Economist, quoted in Forbes, and mentioned in U.S. News and World Report as a top personal finance expert to follow on Twitter.
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