Successful entrepreneurs begin with having a big idea. The big idea to start something new – an idea that certainly works. It is usually something that people need, something that people will desire, and most importantly, something worth investing that helps improve the quality of life.
A lot of entrepreneurs recognize that to achieve their dreams, owning up to the challenges and sacrifices are part of it all. Every successful entrepreneur considers every difficulty as part of what would improve their approach to their goals. This is true for Samir Kahlot, a 21-year old millionaire.
Samir Kahlot began his journey as a college dropout that aspired to become a successful business owner in 2017. He stopped attending school after working for three years at a retail store in Tennessee Mall for one reason: he realized that neither a business management degree nor a retail store job would allow him to have a comfortable life he always dreamed of.
Just like any other young guys, Samir’s desire to live a life comfortably sparked interest in pursuing more significant dreams. With the dream he had in mind, he used his experience in the field of sales and the money he saved to purchase an embroidery machine and begin designing and selling clothes online.
This new journey he started did not make him stop his current job. Instead, he opted to continue working, and 80% of his salary was allocated for his startup clothing brand. During this time, he realized that quitting his only stream of income to pursue something he has dreamed of is too risky. Just like any other entrepreneurs, this is what sets Samir apart – his engagement with calculated risk-taking.
A few months later, he has accumulated knowledge in marketing and design through social media platforms available such as Google and YouTube to supplement his learnings. E-commerce, advertising, and branding drastically improved after hours of absorbing information from everything he learned.
By the end of 2017, Samir became aware that using influencers alone could not consistently generate sales, which led him to start using Facebook and Google Ads. He invested every penny of his weekly paycheck towards advertising his brand on Facebook. In just a month, he was able to pay off debts that he lost from failed influencer campaigns, which used to be effective when he started.
Throughout 2018, Samir continuously exerted efforts in learning has allowed him to generate a monthly income of $10,000 to $60,000 through Facebook Ads, Google Ads, and social media influencers. He has learned that getting a mix of all things to work together puts in exceptional results. Towards the end of 2018, he came across Hayden Bowles on Instagram, earning $100,000 in a day. This encounter inspired him to think more significant than the $2,000 he was making each day.
In 2019, his business grew faster than he could ever have imagined. Once he got the ball rolling, scaling became almost effortless. By the end of 2019, he was able to make his first $100,000 and first $1,000,000 using his branding and marketing strategies. Now, he’s marketed and sold everything from embroidered hoodies, jewelry, fitness leggings, hair products, and skincare products, to name a few.
Over the years, he has shifted to social media to achieve financial freedom and aid anyone that needs his aid. He believes that anyone can start a brand in any niche they have experience or knowledge in “It’s easier to market something one knows about” has been his guiding principle to learn more in his journey.
His story shows how a lot could happen in a month — from being in debt and paying them off, to earning a million dollars. His life is a testimony that whatever one desires to achieve, as long as an individual pours his heart in it.To learn more about marketing, branding, and increasing your income; You can get more information from Samir Kahlot by visiting his website, following his Instagram, and subscribing to his YouTube Channel.