Today we’d like to introduce you to Morgan Wilson.
Morgan, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
As a simple beauty lover, I’ve never been too into makeup but I’ve always had a passion for lashes and lip gloss. I started obsessing over lashes in college once I started getting individuals and the passion just stuck with me ever since. So I wanted to create a line that catered to other girls like me. The idea of my business came after consistently listening to Nipsey Hussle’s debut album Victory Lap. I was so inspired by him as an artist and how he just moved as a businessman. I wanted to create my own legacy for myself and my kids.
We launched last year in 2018 as Hot Gossip Minks where at the time I was solely focusing on 3D mink strips. The strips had did really well for us and we went into 2019 with a following and some exposure on social media. To me, the goal is always to get bigger and better, so coming into 2019 I knew it was time to expand but I felt as though the name of my business had limited me to just dealing with lashes alone. So that’s when we revamped into Hot Gossip GLAM for ALL things glam. This summer we launched our glam glosses and they have also taken off. Luxurious lashes and bomb lip gloss is our specialty.
And boom, here we are today. A year later and flourishing. I always knew I wanted to work for myself and here I am taking the steps in the right direction to make that dream a reality.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
By all means, it has not been a smooth road. Especially just jumping fully into something with no help. I’ve made so many mistakes, lost a lot of money and stay on an emotional roller coaster. Majority of the time you are your own worse enemy when you are running as business alone with all the self-doubt and worrying. If anything goes wrong or you make a mistake it all falls back on you, you have no one else to blame. That can be a lot of pressure. But on the brighter side, the same can be said for when everything is going really well. All praises go you, you alone. It’s a dope feeling.
Alright – so let’s talk business. Tell us about Hot Gossip Glam – what should we know?
Hot Gossip Glam is a black-owned small business that takes pride in high-quality & affordable products. Currently, we specialize in lashes and lip gloss but we are expanding this upcoming year and adding on some DOPE accessories, so make sure you’re on the lookout for that.
As a company, we’re very proud of how far we’ve come in just a year’s time and all the reviews and feedback we’ve gotten on our products. They’ve been great and everyone loves them, so that makes us super happy. Right now, what sets Hot Gossip Glam apart from others is our willingness to go above and beyond for all customers. I’ve been in the customer service industry for over eight years so it’s something that I pride myself on. We believe every customer should have a personable experience and not just be treated as an order number.
Any shoutouts? Who else deserves credit in this story – who has played a meaningful role?
I give all the credit to my friends and family for being supportive since day one. And also my followers on social media, people that don’t even know you tend to be the biggest cheerleaders, it’s so crazy to me. From the motivational texts to the check-ins, literally, none of it goes unnoticed.
- Glamglosses $9
- Regular Mink Strips $15-$18
- 25mm Mink Strips $20
- Website: hotgossipglam.com
- Phone: 770-990-5629
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/hotgossipglam/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/hotgossipglam
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/hotgossipglam