In 2015, we ran a story about Julia Kelly, an entrepreneur who makes a six-figure income as a caricature artist.
Where is she now?
We decided to follow up her story. How sustainable is her business? How passive is her income?
Here’s Julia, with a follow-up in her own words. Take it away, Julia!
The following is written by guest contributor Julia Kelly
When we left off, I was running JK Expressions and I was a couple of months away from finishing my degree. I was beyond excited to be done with my degree and focus on the business full time – I was pretty sure I would be living the dream!
I was in for a disappointment. About eight months after graduating and focusing on nothing but the business, it was hitting record revenues but I was dissatisfied, bored, unmotivated and thinking seriously about getting a “real” job.
I was confused. Everything looked great from the outside: I was my own boss, had a super flexible schedule, tons of time for hobbies, and good money.
What was the problem?
It probably would have worked for a lot of people — there’s tons of advantages to running a business like that: