Career Profile - Entrepreneur, Blogger & Website Designer
Growing up, Kyla never thought she would be running her own business and blog, but today she is the successful owner of kylaroma.com.
Kyla began her career journey by first graduating from Balmoral Hall School and then the University of Winnipeg focusing on political science and theatre. She decided to pursue a career in new media. “I was intrigued by the concept of online businesses and the number of bloggers who seemed to be doing it full-time,” said Roma. “I knew if I was going to be successful I had to focus on my online career full-time so I quit my day-job.”
Kyla knew it would not be easy to earn a living online. “I made it my mission to learn from leaders in the field and knew I had to work hard and be persistent,” she said. “It was also important to discover what my unique qualities, skills and ideas were in order to be successful. You need to offer your audience something uniquely you.”
Even without a formal business background, Kyla has been able to thrive in her career as a website designer and blogger. A typical day entails blogging, coordinating social media updates, as well as project management and completing design work for clients. The highlight of Kyla’s career is working with people all over the world and the flexibility and creative freedom that comes from self-employment.
Kyla’s advice to budding entrepreneurs is, “Focus on what you’re interested in and talk to others who share your passion. Stay inspired and amazing things will follow.”
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