With the advancement of technology, came new, simpler and better ways of making money. Millennial entrepreneurs are tapping into the online market and changing the game overnight. The internet is now becoming a preferred choice as compared to pursuing professional careers and working for the government as our parents did.
Josue Artega, the vice president at Disrupt, an expert in personal branding and venture capitalist, is a classic example of modern-day entrepreneurs who have taken advantage of the vast online market.
Artega went through hard times as a teenager but used the challenges to fuel his success. At only 19 years of age, Josue was earning an annual income of $144,000. He did not stop there. By the time he was 20, he owned an asset valued at $1 Million, managing $3 Million in wealth, and retired his parents.
So how did he do it?
Josue Artega’s Journey as An Entrepreneur
As mentioned earlier, Artega’s journey had a sad beginning. Between the age of 16 and 17, his mother needed surgery but his father had lost his job. Despite being a teenager at the time, Artega leveraged the situation as motivation to begin looking for money to help his parents and himself. That is how he started learning about SEO, website traffic, articles, and converting clients from Neil Patel while still in school.
His initiative, however, did not go so well with no work-life balance.
Artega then spent a year and a half marketing for a local bar without much to gain from the effort. At some point, he tried selling his friend’s garage and barbershop walls as advertisement space for local businesses and it still did not work out. The only thing that worked out was selling t-shirts online, he made $50 the first day but had to give it back due to copyright issues.
Another year and a half later he sold an email list for $300 and later went into writing for blogs with a friend. The blogs then turned into high-end publications and they liked his work. After being on the publications, he consulted other clients to do so too and charged $5,000-$10,000 for it. Artega started his company and went from making $17,000 a year to $144,000 the following year.
Helping Entrepreneurs, Millionaires, and Celebrities With Their Personal Branding
In an interview Artega says, “I believe that personal branding is the biggest growth hack to an entrepreneurs success”. He adds that entrepreneurs have to do more than just ads to gain the client’s trust. Entrepreneurs, on the other hand, are usually too busy managing their businesses or spending money and don’t think much about building their personal brand.
Artega helps these millionaires, celebrities, and entrepreneurs get featured in podcasts, press and also speak on stages. This way entrepreneurs can gain credibility. When they share their visions and passions online it reaches millions of people. This turns into sales and an entrepreneur easily achieves a six or seven-figure personal brand.
Artega is already an expert at what he does and is aiming to disrupt how personal branding is being done in social media platforms, podcasts, and press. He has worked with clients worth over $100 Million, celebrities, and the worlds biggest entrepreneur influencers like Ed Mylett, Julius Dien, Sam Bakhair, Com Mirza, Tonio Skits and others on their brand.
The first business that Artega invested in was a Mexican meat and grocery market that belonged to his friend’s dad. He saved up for nine months and put $60,000 into the business. After becoming a partner, Artega studied the business and connected with top-notch corporate CEOs. He learned everything about it from a man by the name Tom M and now wants to open three or four more locations by next year. This will add three to four million dollars to his revenue.
Currently, Artega manages $2 Million in revenue per year in meat markets. Clearly, the sky is the limit for him as he is expanding to 1,000 meat markets to make $1 Billion in revenue every year in the next seven years.
In Josue Artega’s world, making money is not rocket science. He advises that if you really want to make money online, just learn the ins and outs of the industry. Also, learn how to create and run a business. As soon as that is one, you will be on your way to unfathomable riches and wealth.