5 Entrepreneurs Proving You Can Make Big Revenues As A Creative

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Jun. 21 2024, Published 8:00 a.m. ET

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In the entrepreneurial field, beginning your own career or becoming self-employed is no easy task. Only 16% of the adult workforce are entrepreneurs, and 45% of women who are part of the percentage do so as a result of job scarcity, per Apollo Technical

These five women, however, are not only walking examples that it’s possible, but they also dominate their respective industries through perseverance and belief in themselves. Take a peek into how they’re proving you can create a high source of income as a creative. 

1. Valeria Lipovetsky

Beginning her career as a model, Valeria Lipovetsky quickly leveraged herself in the spotlight to become a lifestyle influencer in 2017. With her additional background as a Holistic Nutritionist, it sparked her desire to share more of her life online from a health and well-being perspective. 

Lipovetsky’s focus has widened over the years, and she now creates content on various topics like fashion, family, beauty, self-love, and nutrition across YouTube, Instagram, and TikTok. With an audience totalling over 6 million globally, she has developed her life online into a full-blown digital business that has led her to partner with brands such as Dyson, H&M, Stuart Weitzman, and more.

2. Miriam Alden

Miriam Alden got her start in the entrepreneurial world selling pashminas out of her car after quitting her job as a sales representative. From there, her role as an entrepreneur only grew with the desire to start her own brand. Alden is now the founder and the creative director of clothing brand, Brunette the Label with a focus on equine fashion.  

Growing up with horses, Alden has discussed in previous interviews that she learned the discipline as a horse rider and transferred that knowledge into the life of her career. She told the Good Men Project, “If a horse girl applies for a job, she’ll almost be guaranteed to get it. We are built. We have always had to be responsible. When I was younger, there was no going on family holidays when I had horses. We always had to show up.” 

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Alden’s success has led her to collaborate with brands like Girlboss, Benefit Cosmetics, and many more.

3. Joanna Griffiths

After launching the largely successful high-tech intimates company, Knix, Joanna Griffiths created one of the fastest growing clothing brands globally. She’s gone on to be internationally recognized as a marketing disruptor and Knix was named “Brand of the Year” by Strategy in 2020.  

Griffiths also teaches her followers/audience to achieve their own business success in the digital era. Cited in various publications such as Forbes, Fast Company, and The New York Times, she continues to make a name for herself as an entrepreneur in the apparel industry. 

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4. Nancy Twine

Named the youngest African American woman to launch a product line at Sephora, Briogeo, Nancy Twine left her job at Goldman Sach to forge her own career path in the hair care industry. The entrepreneur found inspiration from her family history of creating all-natural hair care products.  

The brand has won several awards— including an Allure Best of Beauty award in the hair care space. Twine, herself, has also received awards for Entrepreneur’s 100 Women of Impact, Inc’s Female Founders 100, and Goldman Sach Builder and Innovators. She continues to provide information, tools, and resources to followers on her social media platforms.

5. Marina Mogilko

Marina Mogilko moved to the US in 2013 from Russia at the age of 23 as an international student, who felt lonely and wanted to connect with similar people. This led her to post her first  YouTube video, which quickly snowballed into her leaving a mark in the influencing space. Having amassed 8 million subscribers across three YouTube channels in two different languages and over 730 million views, she’s now working to launch products in the language-learning industry.   

Mogilko also offers courses on how to achieve the same success in the social media space, and over 5,000 of her followers have taken her classes.

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By: Taylor Bushey

A New Yorker turned Londoner, Taylor Bushey is a motivated business professional who has worn several career hats over the last few years. After leaving her most recent employment journey in the financial industry, she has re-engaged with her roots of writing, marketing, and content creation. She’s now a full-time freelance writer and content creator. Taylor covers lifestyle, careers, fashion, beauty, home, and wellness. Her work has been featured on CNN Underscored, Cosmopolitan, FinanceBuzz, Apartment Therapy, The Kitchn, and more. If she's not sipping an iced latte and writing away in a local coffee shop, she's most likely thrift shopping for a cool, rare find or planning out her next travel itinerary.

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