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Ellen Yin Media LLC
Ellen started Ellen Yin Media LLC in 2018. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: 
Q: How did you get started on Ellen Yin Media LLC ?
My own journey from "Cubicle to CEO" began when I quit my corporate marketing job at the end of 2017 at age 23, without a backup plan. That’s where I got the inspiration for my brand name!
I was in a very fortunate financial position where I could afford to take a massive risk like that because I had six months of expenses saved in an emergency fund and I had graduated college-debt free after paying off $19,000 in student loans during my senior year of college while working 3 jobs and going to school.
I describe myself as an accidental entrepreneur because my intention was never to start my own business. when I left my corporate job Ironically, a coworker at the company I had just left became my first client when he reached out and asked if I could help launch and grow the Instagram channel for his local coffee stands. It was only a $300 project, but it gave me the proof of concept I needed to have the “aha” realization that I could monetize my existing skills into service and go find bigger client accounts, instead of continuing to apply for jobs.
I didn’t draft up a business plan or wait until I had all the steps figured out, I just leaned into this curiosity and ran with it. My focus was immediately on “let’s secure that next client account” and evolve the business naturally as we learn from experience. As a service-based solopreneur at the time, my business expenses and startup costs were extremely low, so there wasn’t anything holding me back from diving in headfirst.
By pre-selling my program to a few beta students before I created any content, I was able to test and validate my offer.
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