In 2014, I was fresh out of college and thought I had my life all planned out: Go to medical school, get a six-figure job as a doctor, and make my parents proud.
None of that worked out. I realized I hated blood and needles, and got rejected from more than 15 medical schools. My parents weren't so happy.
From 2014 to 2019, I took on tutoring side hustles, did some modeling gigs, started a drop shipping business, and even worked as a real estate agent. But nothing was consistent in earning me a steady income stream.
After several business attempts, I finally found something that worked: Posting financial advice on YouTube, Instagram and TikTok. In 2021, my content creation business brought in $1.5 million in revenue — and my mom stopped sending me job listings.
I had been posting on YouTube since 2006, but the content was random and inconsistent. So I decided to stick with the topic that excited me the most: money.