I’m just an ordinary 25-year old dude making his dream a reality.
After attending the University of Arizona and achieving a Dietetics degree, I pursed the entrepreneur route right after college. The 9-5 was not for me - I knew I was meant to do much MORE. I was 22 year old with not much to risk and I knew that was the time to do this.
In January 2016, I launched my first business, an activewear brand called Unbeaten Apparel. Fast forward 1 1/2 years - the business wasn’t scaling as I envisioned and I discovered my passion for content creation. It grew every single day and I had a shift in direction for my future. I started my video production and photography business, LYVISUALS, in May 2017 and never looked back.
HOW I WENT FROM A STRUGGLING ARTIST TO SCALING A MULTIPLE SIX-FIGURE CREATIVE BUSINESS
Like most creatives, it started as a side hustle. I grew my portfolio by working for free. As an introvert, I overcame my fear of networking and meeting new clients. After a few gigs, I threw a price tag on my work and was stoked people were actually paying me for it.
My confidence started to build and I became more comfortable charging what I’m actually worth. I knew I was on to something and after seeing consistent income to pay my bills - I went full time.
Being able to create something from nothing and seeing the reactions from my clients looking at the final product was a feeling I never had before. This was a high that kept me going - even when times were tough.
Everything I learned (until this day) was self-taught. From starting a business, to marketing to content creation - if I didn’t know something, you bet I would have late nights figuring it out.
Fast forward to 2020, I was able to scale LYVISUALS to a six-figure business. I’ve been able to work with entrepreneurs, businesses, and brands I could have only dreamt of a year ago.
My goal is to help and educate other creatives turn their passion into their paycheck.
I’ve created a Facebook Community where like-minded entrepreneurs can support and educate each other on business and creative topics and, ultimately, learn to scale a profitable business. I even started the Live to Create podcast where I share proven methods that helped me get to where I am today.
I’ve been through the struggles of finding work, pricing my services, and getting the right gear. I want to share my experiences and help aspiring content creators know that their dream doesn’t have to stay a dream. It can be their reality. I’m living proof of that.
Thank you for following me along this journey and for those of you who are new, I hope you’ll join me - let’s connect and crush our creative journey together!
10 STEPS to $10k A MONTH