LAID OFF & $25k IN DEBT to SIX FIGURES IN LESS THAN A YEAR.
I was sitting here after reading an article in Forbes about millennials making six figures and traveling the world-- and was thinking to myself, "Why the hell am I not published in Forbes?!" lol
So now you know what led me to writing this particular blog post.....plus we've noticed an increase in visitors on our site and have quite a few new subscribers and followers. So i thought this would be the perfect opportunity to share with you a little more about me and how Ive built GB Graphix.
My name is Sharlotte Bouniol, I'm 27 years old and live in Fort Worth, Texas.
In May of 2015 I was fired from my $30,000 a year job because of a DWI ( of which my blood alcohol level came back under the legal limit 🙄)....So with no job , $25k in debt , and bills to pay; I started my own business. I was at my lowest so my mindset was that I could only go up and that I'd prove everyone wrong. This venture HAD to work- I didn't have any other option.
My business is GB Graphix (previously Girlboss Graphix until filing for my trademark and then getting a cease and desist letter from Sophia Amuroso. Additionally she managed to get my IG and Fb like page shut down with ZERO warning - just one day, gone! Accounts of which I had built to thousands of followers... but that story is for another time)
I build brands for entrepreneurs. From logo design to social media graphics to marketing materials- whatever my clients need designed- I do it. I have an extensive background in marketing so I also have been called the Branding Boss within my niche. I consult with each of my clients to help them position themselves appropriately to capture the attention of their target audience. They tell me their story and then I help them tell it well.
In 10 months I managed to bring in six figures and as of now (about 2 years in) I've grown my client base to 350 clients and did $124,000 in sales in 2016. Oh! And obviously I've paid off the debt! ;)
I've managed to do all of this with just my MacBook Pro and iPhone from all over the world. My husband is a professional golfer on the European tour and my business has made it so I can travel with him. We travel globally on a monthly basis... his tournaments are in a different country every week- so there is lots of travel on the agenda :). Some of my favorite trips from This past year have been Dubai, Mauritius, Puerto Rico, Paris (but my husband is French so I don't usually count France but still who doesn't love Paris?! It never gets old) Ireland, and Spain.
So there's my story! Hope this inspires someone to go make magic happen for themselves and to have the confidence and drive to share their talents with the universe. 💗
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