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Hidden Gems: Meet Yakol Whitney

Today we’d like to introduce you to Yakol Whitney.

Hi Yakol, so excited to have you on the platform. So before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
For me, my business was born out of hardship. I was working a traditional job in an office setting that was super stressful. Also, I was trying to navigate being a new wife and mom and I was burned out from the commute, going into the office every day and dropping my baby off with the caregiver.

My breaking point was when I suffered a miscarriage. It hurt so bad, but it helped me realize how precious life is. So I made the decision to quit my job and figure out a way to generate income from home. I also had a five-month-old baby who I missed during the day and after having the miscarriage I really wanted to be home with him. I started researching ways to generate income from home and if something worked I kept doing it. After a while, other people would ask me what I was doing to make money from home, so I started showing them how to find legit remote work and how to create a side hustle income. After a while, I was like more moms need to know how to generate income from home so about three years ago I officially launched my business, Work from ANYWHERE with Yakol Whitney.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It has not always been a smooth road. It was the hardest when I first quit my job. I went from a decent salary to zero dollars, and it took some time before I was able to generate a consistent income from home.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
At Work from Anywhere with Yakol, we teach women how to make money by securing legit remote employment with Fortune 500 companies and we show them how to use the skills that they already have to generate side hustle income.

I am different from others because I don’t follow trends, I show up as myself and offer my clients a lot of support and encouragement during their work from home journey.

My proudest moment was when I helped a mom who was at a low-paying job and suffered from anxiety. We were able to help her transition to a remote position with higher pay and less stress. She told me that I changed her life and I was so overjoyed for her. Moments like that when I am able to help change someone’s life for the better are priceless.

We offer services that help people get started making money from home. We offer ebooks, courses and one on one coaching to help you achieve success on your work from home journey. The link to get started is www.workwithyakol.com.

Can you talk to us a bit about the role of luck?
I don’t know about luck, but I would definitely say the FAVOR of God has been on my life. I am grateful for every part of my story, good and bad because it all somehow worked things out for my good and pushed me closer to my purpose. If that makes me lucky, then I’ll take that also.

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