Teen mum and high school drop out’s $1 million business
AS A teenage mum and a high school dropout, Noosa's Jana Kingsford wasn't expected to achieve much in life.
The only problem is someone forgot to tell Jana.
Now 37, Jana is a happily married mother of three.
On the surface it looks like the Kingsford's live an average Aussie life, but the reality could not be further from the truth.
This is in part thanks to Jana's successful online business, which is on track to make one million dollars in the next year.
"I never thrived at school, I was never very academic," she said.
"As a teen mum and high school dropout, I thought I am either going to be a statistic or I can do something really special with my life."
The inspirational social media personality has come a long way in a relatively short space of time.
"When I started online seven years ago, my friends thought I had lost the plot," she said.
"When I first started posting photos of my food it was really frowned upon.
"But now it is so normal, that's what we do."
Through her popular online courses, books, and mentoring, Jana recently had a six figure month, and more impressively a $14,000 day.
A far cry from her first online payday seven years ago when she made $97.
"I was a mum with three kids, I had just finished wedding make up business," she said.
"I created an e-book and made $97.
"Then I created a course and sold 11 of them.
"I was able to paid our electricity and our water bill with it."
In 2014, Jana enjoyed the first sunset of the year on Sunrise Beach and created a vision for the year.
"I said I'm going to launch a course every month and I'm going to make $1000 each month."
Jana ended up making over $100,000 that year.
Being an online business, Jana quickly realised that meant she has the flexibility to work from anywhere in the world.
"I wanted to home school my kids, but I didn't want to be stuck at home," she said.
"I want us to have adventures learning through life.
"I thought, I have an online business, why do we need to stay?"
The family are patiently waiting for the borders to reopen so they can set off on their third trip around Australia.
From the back of the family camper van, Jana is taking the online business world by storm.
She offered this advice to anyone else contemplating a career online.
"Embrace social media," she said.
"Look at social media as a modern-day investment."
"Invest in your own personal brand," she said.
"One day it might be an asset."