Between the years of 2006 and 2011 the year he hired his first employee, Kevin made 6 figures working in a condo on the beach with very little overhead, just a nice computer, some software, and a suit and tie. He was able to build up a business making over $100,000 a year, something he never saw possible. It was a result of a lot of hard work around the clock, going to meetings, growing his network, doing great work, and getting referrals as a result.
He didn’t seem to have a problem being too small and actually, the downturn in the economy around 2008 helped him to get more work because he was the lower-cost option in an industry that people saw the value in but didn’t want to spend tons of money in. Slowly he raised his prices as he learned more things and added new services. He did anything and everything but that resulted in him getting no time off.
Still it was a 6-figure business built in a short amount of time. It was difficult being so young, people certainly doubted him and while, no, it’s not the easiest thing, it can be done…YOU can do it!
Kevin went in with no business plan or capital or assistance; he just started seeking the work and doing it and that was the best way to learn.
Erik J. Olson is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. The Founder & CEO of Array Digital, he is also the host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.
Kevin Daisey is an award-winning digital marketer & entrepreneur. He started his first company when he was just 23, and is the Founder & CMO of Array Digital. Kevin is the also the co-host of the Journey to $100 Million Flash Briefing and daily podcast, and the co-organizer of the Marketers Anonymous monthly meetups.