Rachel Ritlop


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Rachel Ritlop is an American entrepreneur. Rachel started The Confused Millennial in 2016 and is based in Boca Raton.[1]

Rachel Ritlop, founder of The Confused MillennialRachel Ritlop, founder of The Confused Millennial

Company

The Confused Millennial

Twitter

@tcmillennial (11.1K followers)

Instagram

@theconfusedmillennial (20.2K followers)

Career

Early Career

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The Confused Millennial

Rachel started The Confused Millennial in 2016. They detail the beginnings of their company in their Starter Story interview: [1]

Q: How did you get started on The Confused Millennial?

The idea of The Confused Millennial happened at the height of my quarter-life crisis and on a whim.

About 2 years before I launched my blog, I had been fired twice in a month. I had just turned 25 and finished my master’s degree in counseling, but was miserable in my career. Each day I found myself crying and backsliding into a depression that I had worked so hard to overcome.

I had to take a step back and re-evaluate what I wanted. I couldn’t go back to a 9-5 so I decided to monetize my existing skillset at the time and fill a need I saw as a mental health and substance abuse counselor by writing a 200+ page life skills curriculum.

It focused on all the things I saw my peers and patients struggle with: vocational skills, financial literacy, sustainable health and wellness tips, etc.

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From there, I let my existing network know what I was doing. Local treatment centers started asking me to consult on their life skills programs and others asked me to run a weekly group on the subject.

I did that for about a year and received so much amazing feedback and insight that I decided to move things online and become a digital career and business coach to millennials. A lot of the early content you see on TCM, and the categories all stemmed from that year and life skills curriculum.

> I had reached my limit of being spoon-fed what to do and think by others and just needed an outlet which is why The Confused Millennial was birthed in 48 hours.

As I started that process, I realized it felt too niche and wasn’t for me. I found myself crying on the couch one morning saying, “I’m just another confused millennial with no clue what I’m doing with my life!” And just like that, lightning had struck. I grabbed my laptop, bought the domain, and 48 hours later had a live blog.

You can learn more of my best tips for starting a non-niche blog with my free 5-day course here.

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