Tatiana James.


Tatiana James.

I never planned on becoming an entrepreneur.

I’m a Canadian gal who studied in university for almost three years before I discovered the opportunity of selling products on Amazon. My goal was to graduate from university and get a government job that paid a good salary with benefits. Little did I know that I’d trade the security and comfort of the traditional path for the possibilities of the unconventional route.

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At 20 years old, I met the love of my life, Stefan (who I’m engaged to now). He encouraged me to build my own online business so that I could enjoy the flexibility and freedom he experienced as an online business owner. He taught people how to publish books on Amazon, so I decided to give it a try and took his online course. I published roughly five books. I wasn’t making a fortune, but the fact that I could make money online while I was in school, while I was working, while I was sleeping… was incredibly revolutionizing to me. Think about that, making money while you sleep! That’s when I clued into the opportunity right in front of me… the opportunity in front of you. If you’ve got a computer and access to the internet, then it will be easier for you to start your own business than previous generations. There are fewer barriers of entry thanks to the internet.

Soon after, I took a course called the Amazing Selling Machine which teaches people how to sell products on Amazon’s website, with no previous experience. Publishing books on Amazon was a great start, but I knew I could earn more money by selling physical products on Amazon.
I was never passionate about “selling products on Amazon”. I was, however passionate about building my own business and what that could mean for my future. I was passionate about finally having the opportunity to see what I was truly made of. Knowing that as a business owner, the effort I put in is in direct proportion to the results I will see (not necessarily true as an employee). I had a track record of good work ethic and high conscientiousness so I knew that I could achieve whatever I was committed to.
I started selling my first product on Amazon by the end of 2014 and by the end of 2016, I was selling three different products. At some point, I took a semester off of school because I saw how my business was growing and set a goal for myself, if I hit the goal then I wouldn’t go back to school and if I didn’t hit the goal then I would continue my education. I eventually dropped out of university because the income I was making from my online business surpassed the salary I would be earning in my dream career. 

 I started to realize the power of building a real brand as opposed to simply selling products and therefore I started to work on branding my shapewear product. Let me pause here to highlight that I put blood sweat and tears into this business (minus the blood). I worked my booty off because I had a LOT to learn. Only my mom and the baristas at Starbucks could attest to the hours I put into my business. I made many mistakes but I never considered them failures because I learned from them. I’m highlighting this because it’s so easy to think that this was a walk in the park, it wasn’t. 
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By age 24 I became a self-made millionaire. Self-made because I bootstrapped my business with a small initial investment in inventory and then I reinvested all of my profits. I kept my job as a waitress for quite some time so that I didn’t need to pull money from my business to support my lifestyle. I never borrowed money or took out loans, I made sure to pay off my high-interest credit cards each month. I spent countless hours learning both about business and about self-development so I could equip myself with the physiological tools needed to get past many of the challenges that arise as a business owner and to further develop myself as a person.

By age 25, I reached multi-millionaire status and I honestly would prefer to omit “millionaire” from this page, because calling myself that just feels arrogant. But if I don’t share this, I can’t inspire the next young entrepreneur. It’s through sharing the journey that others can benefit from the experience. That’s why I started a Youtube channel in the first place. I wanted to share tips and resources that have helped me in hopes that they can help others. I also started several other businesses along the way to diversify my income. I hired a great team to manage my eCommerce business so that the business could run without me. I then had the time to focus on my other income streams. Now, I’m focussed on making my money work for me which means I’m using the money I’ve already made to create more money through various investment.
I am so grateful for this journey and I thank God for the blessings in my life. I’m grateful that now I can live my life however I choose, without financial limitations or a limiting work schedule. I’m grateful that I can contribute to the causes that are dear to my heart. Although I believe that it doesn’t matter how much or how little money you have…you can always give. If you won’t give a dime out of a dollar, you won’t give a hundred thousand out of a million. I’m also grateful that I have the opportunity to inspire others through storytelling. Entrepreneurship is not for everyone, but you don’t know what you don’t know. I just want to share what I can and leave it with you to decide your path. Maybe something I share strikes a chord in you, and sometimes all you need is that little push to get started. The possibilities are endless. Your success is my success and vice versa. Life abundantly and abundance will flow to you.

 To Your Success & Fulfillment,

Tatiana James

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