Business consultant Sam Ovens may not have the years of experience that other consultants do, but this accomplished millionaire has already shown the world just how capable he is. By the time he turned 26, he is now making more than $10 million per year in his consulting business and helped countless professionals find the success that they were looking for.
While it may seem like his success came early and easily, it wasn’t a clear path for Ovens to reach this success. Setbacks and several failed business ventures came first. However, his passion for starting a business came early. At the age of 21 when his peers were ready to enter into the 9-5 work scene after college, Ovens knew this life wasn’t for him and he knew he needed to be an entrepreneur.
After three failed businesses, which included a reverse online job board, it all clicked to Ovens. He was focusing on what he thought people wanted, instead of asking the market what it really needed. He quickly realized that there was a real need among today’s businesses and that many of them were struggling to get new customers in the digital marketing age. This is when he decided to start his own consulting business.
The first year, he made $100,000 helping other businesses. He grew that into $500,000 the next year and by the fourth year, Ovens was earning $2,400,000 per year. This all comes from a man who not only had to combat being young in a market where experience is often seen as value, but someone who openly states he has a very big fear of rejection.
Ovens overcame this fear and today he is consulting some of the fastest growing companies in New Zealand and Australia. An entrepreneur himself, Sam is also the CEO and founder of SnapInspect, a property inspection app for management companies.
Looking to mimic his success?
There is no denying that Sam Ovens has a few things figured out. This 26-year-old consultant hasn’t just found his own success, he has helped countless others in the process. Looking to mimic his success? Well the entrepreneur is quick to tell others some of his key lessons on how to get your own entrepreneurial efforts off the ground.
Build a personal brand.
If you want to give your new company some credibility, then you need to start with a recognizable personal brand, before you focus on your company’s brand. This will help the public trust you and help you get a wider personal audience. How does Ovens suggest people do this? By booking speaking engagements and developing a strong social media following right away. Set these two things up and you have a strong foundation to build on.
If you really want to be the best, then you need to constantly be learning and taking in as much information as you can. The more you read and the more you learn, the better off you will be. According to Ovens, thanks to all of the information that is out there in the world today, any entrepreneur can teach themselves just about anything. In fact, Ovens credits his marketing success to reading hundreds of books on the topic and teaching himself how to market like a pro.
The result of these efforts are of course, one of the most impressive young careers in the consulting business. Today, Ovens uses this success and what he has learned in the market to help today’s most promising companies leverage the power of digital marketing and find the growth they have always wanted to have.