Growing up, some of us were taught that we couldn’t make money by creating art, making music, writing, or even speaking. We were expected to earn degrees and have traditional careers to be considered successful.

But that’s not how it works in this day and age.

You can build your business out of a passion project and enjoy being a CEO in the comfort of your own home. With the perfect balance of side hustle and hard work, everything is possible.

In this week’s episode, I am joined by International Speaker & Award-Winning Entrepreneur, Koereyelle Dubose. She is the living testament that you can become anything you set your mind to with hard work and consistency. Koereyelle is taking us along her journey and tells us more about how and when she started her very first business. Listen as she shares how she went from a teacher salary to building multiple six-figure businesses.

We also discuss her multiple income streams, how she invests her earnings to build more wealth, and how she helps people turn their skills and talents into dollars.

Koereyelle’s work impacting and educating the Black community has led her to business success. She shares the many lessons she learned along the way in this episode. Listen in to learn more!

In this episode, you will learn: 

  • Why mindset work is necessary to earn more
  • Top 3 lessons from a serial entrepreneur
  • How to create strategies to turn your passion into profits
  • 3 steps to help you start a side hustle
  • Benefits of having multiple streams of income
  • Why investing is beneficial for you and your business
  • Tips for those who want to start their own Airbnb, Turo, Travel agency, or other businesses

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Dreamer’s Wealth of Wisdom:

  • My father showed me the importance of being responsible and of double-checking. All of those things definitely give me something to pass on to others. 
  • You need to make sure that you get out of that mindset and belief system that you can’t make money out of something, and understand that you can profit off of the things that you’re passionate about. You just have to have a strategy behind it.
  • Figuring out what you want to do is usually more difficult than actually making money off of it.
  • Everybody’s not going to understand what you’re doing. Everybody is not meant to understand that and you do not have enough time to slow down to try to explain yourself to people who aren’t going to get it anyway. 
  • You don’t have energy or time to waste trying to convince people who probably aren’t going to be your customer anyway.
  • There’s always someone surrounding you, whether it’s just the one who might have seen you on social media, or a friend of a friend, or someone at an event, someone heard you speak, someone heard you on a podcast.
  • There’s someone within the range that has the key to open that next door for you so make sure that you nurture the relationships you start.
  • You have to make sure that you are focusing not only on making the money but how the money is working for you.

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More about Koereyelle Dubose:

Koereyelle Dubose is an International Speaker & Award-Winning Entrepreneur who’s been recognized by Forbes, Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, NBC, Fox, Essence, and more for her service to women around the world. In 2019, Koereyelle retired from empowerment to focus on teaching women how to get PAID.

She’s the Founder of WERK University – tShe First African American woman-owned online trade school. She’s on a mission to connect women of color to the resources they need so they can save themselves, stop living paycheck to paycheck, and start living the life of their dreams.

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