Meet Louise Pentland
- Louise Pentland
After experiencing mundane office jobs, Louise realised there were career options that she hadn’t been made aware of. She now runs a blog with over 140,000 readers, and a YouTube channel with over 1.8 million subscribers. Her story shows how circumstance, personality and creativity can be used to hit the big time.
It’s not unusual to feel pressured to go to university. Some enrol with a dream career in mind. For others, university is a way to buy a little more time whilst enjoying the student lifestyle. And if anyone made the most of the student lifestyle, it’s Louise Pentland. In her own words, aside from studying psychology and biology, she also “studied shopping, bars, vodka, boys, cheese toasties and sleeping til noon”. And like many graduates, her decision about what to do after university wasn’t easy.
After graduating and experiencing a general dissatisfaction with mundane office jobs, Louise realised that there were career options that she hadn’t been made aware of before university. So she decided to take control of her own destiny by setting up a craft-and-interior DIY blog, which not only became a hit with readers, but advertisers too. Her online presence has quickly evolved into a beauty and fashion blog with over 140,000 readers, and a YouTube vlog with over 1.8 million subscribers. Those are some huge stats for a stay-at-home mumpreneur.
Louise is proof that you don’t necessarily need a grand plan or a blueprint for success, and that university isn’t the right option for some – no one wants to feel like they’ve made the wrong choice. Her story is an example of how circumstance, personality and creativity can be enough to hit the big time. It’s about making the most of the situation and tools around you, and how by tapping into modern platforms and audiences, a successful business could be at your fingertips.