Woman, 21, earns six figures less than a year after leaving college to run her own business


A 21-year-old woman has made six figures in less than a year after dropping out of university to become an entrepreneur. Olivia Crabtree started a small business to pay for her grocery shopping while she was in college – but the business proved a huge success, giving her a full income in just three months.

Olivia was hoping to make £40 a week selling handmade gifts on Etsy. But trade was far busier than she expected, meaning she felt ready to drop out of York University.

But her feelings changed after she took the plunge, live in yorkshire reports . “I started my business for financial reasons — I didn’t really have a passion for it, so I lost my love for it when I was working full-time,” said Olivia.

Though dissatisfied with spending her days running an Etsy business, Olivia discovered that she had a knack for helping other people in their endeavors. “Because it was such a success in such a short amount of time, I passed on advice and tips to other Etsy sellers, who got back to me and said my help had massively increased their sales,” she said.

“It was 11pm on a Friday night when I spontaneously decided to create a small business tips Instagram page to help others. After about a month of sharing free tips, someone suggested I write an Etsy eBook – which I did eBook and made more in the first 24 hours than I’ve ever made from any other job.”

Eventually, Olivia closed her Etsy shop to turn a profit “The Handbook for Small Businesses” started to grow. Since then she has published a number of magazines and planners designed to help people navigate the world of business.

One of their bestsellers is the planner “Dream, Plan, Do”, which covers areas such as USPs – Unique Selling Points – as well as search engine optimization, branding concepts and target market definition. Olivia also leads ‘master classes’ – which are sessions designed to educate people about business leadership, from sales generation to social strategy.


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