D.I.Y. Your Career!
Starting a career is a different experience for everybody. Some study the practice of their career for years under the guidance of those who’ve already mastered it. Some find their career out-of-the-blue or accidentally stumble upon it. Others sharpen their skills on their own whether by choice or due to limiting circumstances. With the help of the internet, people are able to study countless skills and become experts in just about anything! All you need is a determined mind, motivation to work and improve your skills, and passion for the subject you’re studying. There are a lucky few who become so skilled in their work that they, eventually, make a living and a career out of it! And that’s the dream, after all, isn’t it? So, let’s take a look at some people who should get that chance, too!
Leanna Earnest – Independent Makeup Artist
When I met Leanna, we were both assigned to the Clinique counter at a Macy’s department store. While I was getting acclimated with the various products not only at Clinique but, at the other counters, she was constantly drawing face charts, pulling clients in to practice new looks and sharpening her skills.
By the time she left the store, she had developed insane artistry skills and was dead-set on doing makeup on her own terms. And now, she most definitely is.
She pairs up with various photographers and uses her many tools to make all of her models absolutely gorgeous. If you want to see for yourself, check her out on Instagram or visit her website LeannaEarnest.com.
Sofia Libreri – Independent Younique Consultant
Sofia is a stay-at-home mom for three adorable children and has recently partnered with the cosmetics company, Younique. Younique is an online cosmetics and beauty company that makes shopping for your makeup and skin care such an easy experience!
Sofia goes live online each week to show real-time tutorials for different looks with various Younique products. Only moments into one of her videos, you’ll find that you’re getting much more than a simple makeup tutorial. You’ll get stories about her life, funny jokes, the most positive energy and a smile that just doesn’t quit. Her bold and hilarious personality to not only insanely entertaining but contagious, too!
If you want to see what she’s all about, check out SofiaChella.com!
And to watch her fantastic livestream tutorials, go to her Facebook page: Younique Yourself With Sofia!
Chris Longino – Illustrator and Concept Artist
Chicago artist Chris Longino has taken to the internet to showcase his insane animations, cartoons, characters and other pieces for artists and potential clients everywhere.
With his constant habit of drawing on every paper tablecloth he happens upon or using art as a unique and thoughtful gift for many occasions, there was never any doubt that he would go on to launch his own website, ChrisLongino.com or gain his own small cult following on Instagram. On his website, you’ll definitely see more of the professional side of Chris. If you want some laughs alongside some awesome sketches and new original works, you definitely need to follow that Instagram account. On occasion, he’ll upload hilarious stories to his day and videos to his feed. If you’re looking for an artist to craft your new company logo, help you conceptualize a new project, etc., Chris Longino is the dude to call.
Tyler Amm – Independent Filmmaker (Beard in Charge Films and Hometown Hero Productions)
Located in Ottawa, Illinois, Tyler Amm started his small filmmaking career the same way everyone in this generation does it: Making weird and funny videos on YouTube!
He started investing his money in the proper equipment and premiered his first film, River City Panic (pictured to the right) in 2015! He began his own production company with some others called Hometown Hero Productions, who’ve continued to create and conceptualize many more productions for the years ahead.
Three movies later, he’s hopeful for a movie number 4 and many more projects on the side. When he’s not making feature films, he’s helping others by making videos for their companies and various projects.
He just finished directing the Sonnet 43 Official Music Video for up and coming band, Aterra Tale! And take a look at the two trailers for the latest H.H.P. movie, Butcher the Bakers!: Trailer #1 and Trailer #2, which is due for dvd release in the near future. For more information about his films, check the Hometown Hero Films website, or follow them on Facebook!
Sophia Wojcik – Independent Watch Repair Service
This lady has got a real knack for that entrepreneurial lifestyle. Having gained skills in just about every reputable job market you can imagine, Sophia has now found herself to have a talent for watch repair, of all things!
Earning her credentials to fix and modify basic-luxury watches, Sophia’s got a loyal and expanding clientele list. Using her skills, she’s taken to the internet to earn her extra income by offering her services in an unexpected way, a mail-in watch repair website aptly named Watch Rescue!
I brought in three Michael Kors watches, which were returned in impeccable condition. Believe me, you will NOT be disappointed. And the reviews from her other clients say nothing but the best about her work. Go to her website and send in any questions you might have about the services she offers.
Contract Vanity Crafter
Aside from her work on Watch Rescue, she also runs a made-by-order service in which she builds vanity mirrors for her clients like the one in the picture to the right. She’s already built and sold 9 of these mirrors and would love to make the perfect one for you! To contact her for YOUR mirror, you can reach her through her Instagram and she’ll help you get the mirror of your dreams!
All of these people are incredibly talented and deserve SO MUCH MORE attention than they’re getting! So, be sure to follow them on the social media and websites that have been linked above. Who are some awesome entrepreneurs that you want more people to know about? Are YOU an entrepreneur that we should know about? Who knows, maybe you’ll end up in an article like this one! Don’t be discouraged if you don’t know what you want to do right this second. Sometimes, inspiration comes completely out of the blue and takes you by surprise. And when that happens, go for the gold with all of your passion.
Work is never really work if you’re doing what you love.