I always sucked at school, which probably has something to do with being dyslexic. So after some convincing in 2009, I convinced my parents to let me do online school.
That was a bad decision on their part but really worked out for me.
I continued to create videos and work with brands on top of that I became obsessed with DailyBooth, Facebook, and Twitter. During that time I started to see blogs take off and decided to start my own blog. After a few months, I was making$1000 per month.... until the ad company realized I was 12.
Around the time the ad company realized I was 12 my parents realized I had stopped doing school and was only focusing on my online side hustles.
So they sent me back to public school. Which put my internet side hustles on hold for a while. I still blogged and used Pinterest but for free in my free time cause I liked it.
In the time from 2012-2015, I got a real job working retail. It taught me that if you work harder than everyone else you will move up faster than everyone else, and get more say than your peers.
In 2014 I met a boy who lived in Nebraska, and at 18 in 2015 I decided to marry him and move across the country from Florida to Nebraska for “college” with roughly $100 in my pocket and a plane ticket.
Well I quickly realized I needed to get a job so I found a job working at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the dining hall and that really sucked.
So I decided to use what I had been doing my whole life and use blogging, and social media to find my way out. So after trying to convince my husband I would know what to do if I started a self-hosted website for a few months he reluctantly gave me his credit card and said: “fine, if you think you can do it just do it but you better be successful.”
So I jumped right in and started SmartAndSimplistic.com. In my first month, I made $300 talking about college and being married young. 4 months later I had saved 6 months of all our expenses and quit my job. 8 months later my husband left his job.
In 2017 I started Too Influenced Media a media agency that creates first-class media for companies so they can gain attention in the ways that work today.
Lets build a community of real people building real success. Let’s not be fake perfect entrepreneurs.