Entrepreneurship is not limited to age and hence, young successful business people can be found all over the globe with their hopes set on making it big in whatever they’re trying to market. According to the Small business and Entrepreneurship Council’s website, there were 5.6 million employer start-up firms in the United States in 2016.
Sam Jacobs, 18, is one of those individuals who is making a name for himself and helping other entrepreneurs get on the map to success. The New York native who attended Mesivta Yesodei Yeshurun High School is one of seven siblings who decided to specialize in e-commerce, marketing, and personal branding.
“I chose to be an entrepreneur because I want to go where I want when I want, and how I want. With the online world, it’s me and my laptop, so age or anything else doesn’t interfere. I now live the location-neutral income life I want,” he said.
In the last 6 months, he has been able to generate more than $1.5 million revenue in an e-commerce business which has allowed him to help people to become their own entrepreneurs. With his success, he has been contacted by individuals around the country to speak about entrepreneurship and he has also featured in numerous publications.
He has the support of some big names and has been endorsed by Grant Cardone, Tai Lopez and more. Additionally, Jacobs currently has thousands of students of his own whom he guides on how to create an online income using his tips and strategies. Some of his suggestions for making it as an entrepreneur include mastering the proper mindset of an entrepreneur.
“I told myself no matter what, I was going to reach the top. I was going to be like the people I always dreamt of becoming, so I went for it. No matter how many times I fell, no matter how many times I felt like giving up, I told myself if I stop now, I would never reach my goals. I would never accomplish the thing I wanted from the very beginning, financial freedom and happiness,” he said, in the BuzzFeed.com article.
Jacobs believes that one of the best ways to stay motivated while trying to become an entrepreneur, is to have faith in yourself, because if you don’t, you just won’t make it. He also believes that one must be strong, relentless, and stay the course when going after your dreams.
Jacobs said, because his parents didn’t force him to go to college, he was inspired to do it alone and became his own boss. He has made his dreams a reality and said you can too, with perseverance, motivation, and a strong commitment. These aspects, Jacobs said are the key to getting yourself on the entrepreneurial road map.