Jayda Cheaves began her entrepreneurial journey as a social media celebrity. She rose to prominence by posting pictures of her everyday school outfits on social media, capturing the attention of young women who admired her style and appearance.
“I had all of these girls asking me where I got this and where I got that. So that’s when I decided it was time to turn these followers into dollars,” she told Revolt.
“I began using Poshmark. So I started reselling everything I wore to school and on the weekends on Poshmark. And my merchandise would sell out in seconds.”
Cheaves was working as a waitress when she decided to leave in order to fully commit to her entrepreneurial journey. Instead of selling clothes on Poshmark, she decided to launch her own website, which marked the start of her entrepreneurial journey.
She also sold hair in addition to clothes. “From 2016 to 2018, I made $2.5 million on hair alone,” she explained. “It wasn’t my clothing website, other people. My numbers, on the other hand, are constantly changing.”
Cheaeves, who was born and raised in Savannah, Georgia, says she wants to be a billionaire within the next five years.
“I just see a lot of young people doing it.” “I feel like I could really do it if I keep this mindset and this path that I’m on,” she said in an interview with Revolt. “I really see it happening for me because I look up to young people like Kim Kardashian and Rihanna.” They’re not too far off from what I’m doing right now. Hopefully, what I’m doing now will be multiplied by a thousand in five to ten years.”
In a 2018 interview with Rollingout, she hinted at how she plans to become a billionaire. She wants to have stores all over the world, according to her. “I want a hair salon, a store, and a spa all rolled into one.” I’d like it to be two stories. “That way, it’ll be a one-stop shop,” she explained.
Cheaves advises young entrepreneurs who aspire to be like her to be consistent and true to themselves.
“Focus on you and you only,” she stressed. “Don’t let the hate distract you. Don’t even let the positive distract you because sometimes [if] people [get] caught in the positive, they get ahead of themselves. I was at that point one time.”