Taking risks can seem a lot easier if you have a safety net.
For Tori Dunlap, founder of the women-focused financial education company Her First 100K, that security came in the form of $ 100,000.
Dunlap, 26, landed an entry-level marketing job after graduating from college and quickly learned that corporate work was not for her.
She started a blog and has set a goal of saving $ 100,000 by the time she turns 25. His subscriber base grew with his savings, and the entrepreneur hit his goal shortly after his 25th birthday.
Then Dunlap decided to quit his job and focus on his first full-time 100K. She now has nearly a million followers on Tik Tok and has helped thousands of women straighten their finances.
In March, Her First 100K made more than $ 100,000 in profit, Dunlap said.
Watch this video to learn the four steps the entrepreneur suggests everyone should take to create their own safety net.
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