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Community Highlights: Meet Stephen Johnson and Stephen Blackburn

Today we’d like to introduce you to Stephen Johnson and Stephen Blackburn.

Thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
We started out as independent music artists struggling to support our passion. We were roommates and both worked multiple jobs to pay rent and fund our careers.

We then stumbled upon the world of online marketing. This was 2014 and initially, we dabbled around but didn’t really take it seriously. Then around 2017, we decided to open up our own eCommerce brand and sell products online.

Initially, we struggled, until we learned how to run paid advertising. We got really good at it! 7 months later our brand had done about $209,000 in revenue!

We used this marketing skillset to help grow other brands as well as our own. We started selling out events and helping other musicians and eCommerce owners make great money!

We then decided to create an agency dedicated to helping entrepreneurs grow through our coaching services. We have a service focused specifically on educating eCommerce brands on how to build a 6 figure brand.

Alright, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall, and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Our biggest struggle came in 2018.

We thought we had made it, things were flying high, and we both quit our jobs. We’d just accepted a position to work with an eCommerce brand in Miami. Our job was to train their marketing department. One month into our job the company ran into some issues and had to be dissolved.

Once this happened we knew we had to make a move. I vividly remember our business bank account had about $5 in it!

As you know, we’re big fans of Rich From Anywhere/Vamp Live Marketing. For our readers who might not be as familiar what can you tell them about the brand?
Our company goes by “Rich From Anywhere”, (our umbrella company that deals with everything marketing). We are a consulting/coaching company. We coach people with eCommerce stores looking to amplify their branding and sales.

We’ve had some amazing stories! People that come to us really struggling are now able to do what they love for a living. From $0-$40,000/month, $3,000-$30,000/mo, $5,000-$40,000/mo, etc. We’ve even coached brands doing over $100,000/month.

Most times when brands are struggling they seek ad agencies that you can pay to do the work for you. The issue that a lot of our students have had with ad agencies is that they are blind to what the agency is doing, and oftentimes do not learn much of anything. We’ve heard some horror stories.

What we do is different. We are not a traditional ad agency, our focus is coaching through 1 on 1 session. We’ve found that our students get better results, are more appreciative, and are learning at a much higher rate.

If your readers are interested in more information about our program please visit us online. Website: richfromanywhere.com/go.

Our TikTok page is @richfromanywhere.

If you had to, what characteristic of yours would you give the most credit to?
Truly caring about the success of the people we work with is very important. We always go by the saying “We change lives for a living.” And that’s a great feeling to have.

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