Who wouldn’t want to run an advertising micro business from home? Especially at the age of 17! That was exactly the idea of Jacksonville, FL teen Christopher Skraba. One summer a few years ago, Christopher and a friend were thinking about what kind of job they could find. He knew that he wanted to stay in an artistic field. Advertising came to mind, and the idea has taken off. Christopher wanted to design online commercials for companies, a business called Ralston and Anthony Advertising. He offered his talents for free on his first job to gain experience. Now, he has about 8 big name clients, and hires a staff of three. Christopher’s advertising runs exclusively online, but he wants to break into television one day. He earns about $5000 a month from his micro business! As Christopher juggles his time between school and his business, he plans to earn a degree in advertising and continue to grow his business.
Christopher grew his micro business by working for free at first, then charging once his business became known. He has seen the benefits of this! Learn even more tips to running your own micro business in my book, Running a Micro Business.
Courtesy of Jacksonville.com
Carol Topp, CPA