As Black Enterprise prepares for its 20th Annual Entrepreneurs Summit, May 13-15 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta, we honor those who’ve paved the way for others to follow in small business success.
Turning her blog into a celebrity site back in 2005, she now boasts more than 600,000 page views daily, more than 15 million monthly, and $1 million plus in annual income. After leaving law school and blogging for fun, her first $10,000 in ad sale profit opened her mind to the possibilities. “Start it without intentions of becoming so big. Be in it for the long haul,â€ says Eubanks when giving advice to those who want to follow in her footsteps. “The making-money aspect of it is a whole other beast. I work 24 hours and I sleep with my laptop. If you build it, they will come. Have a passion for it, and be willing to do it for free.â€
These days, as her site’s name rings bells in households who love to dish on the latest celebrity news, Eubanks boasts ads from major brands including Head & Shoulders and Suave, along with companies like the Ad Council. “I’m working toward become a household name. I’m working with brand strategists to correctly position myself to do that. I want to do it correctly, whether it’s TV, doing some different things in radio,â€ she says. “I just want to expand my brand.â€
The Black Enterprise Entrepreneurs Summit hosted by Nationwide is set for May 13-16, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta. Expect innovative sessions, high-powered speakers, and an early peek at the products, trends, and services you’ll need to stay ahead of the curve.Â To register and find out more, visit www.blackenterprise.com/es/. Join us at the Entrepreneurs Summit, Where Innovation and Capital Meet.