SKYYWAY Member Feature: Ernest Mojela My Story
When I started Mini Me Large Lifestyle I never imagined it growing into what it is now and so fast. In the beginning, for me it was just a platform...
When I started Mini Me Large Lifestyle I never imagined it growing into what it is now and so fast. In the beginning, for me it was just a platform to mess around and post my favourite pictures and trends. As my final year of high school came to an end I started learning more about blogging, following other more successful bloggers/influencers to see what they are doing and attending events to meet and engage with people in the industry. As I attended these events I slowly came to the realization how scarce young creatives (around 18) are in this industry and most are +-25 and up. So I quickly came to the conclusion that if I made something out of this site and used social media to my advantage, who knew what it would be one day.
After months of conceptualizing and getting as much help as possible and mentorship, I released my official site. Since the release in June, we have grown an unforeseeable amount and have experienced opportunities which I would have never imaged of had I never taken this risk.
The journey is only properly starting now and so far it has had its ups and downs but I would not trade anything for what I have learned so far, the people I have met and the opportunities I have in the pipeline. There were times I just thought this was a waste of time and I should just do something more “attainable”. During this journey I have learned not to ever rely on people with your dreams, get out there and do what’s got to be done, you may hit rock bottom and want to give up at times but that’s part of the journey. You will always have people hating on you for being different and not following the normal trend.
If I could give startups one piece of advice, it would be that no dream is too big to dream if you really want it. If you are willing to put in the time and effort, there’s nothing that can’t be done. That’s why i’m really excited about SKYYWAY. Already we’ve met some amazing people who have shared some great tips and suggestions on how I can improve and grow – I hope it does the same for you.
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