A 28-year-old lady, Kat Norton popularly known as Miss Excel, has narrated how she quit her job after making over N400m teaching Excel on video sharing platform, TikTok.
Speaking in an interview with CNBC News, Kat disclosed that the COVID-19 pandemic affected her badly and she had to move in with her family.
“After a few months, though, I grew bored and restless. I wanted something different; my job was getting me by financially, but it wasn’t lighting me up,” she said.
She said the idea to start teaching Excel online came to her mind while brainstorming side hustle projects with her friend. According to her, she figured that she could use her four years experience teaching Excel as a consultant on TikTok.
“I posted my first video on TikTok in June 2020, then began posting once a day. I didn’t tell a soul other than my mother and my boyfriend. But things caught on fast. A video where I explained Excel’s new data-searching XLOOKUP feature to DMX’s song “X Gon’ Give It to Ya,” surpassed 100,000 views in just a few days.
My followers increased and the CEO of an IT company sent a message saying he loved my fun teaching style and wanted to pay me to create Excel training videos for his clients. Next thing I knew, I was in business,” she said.
She revealed that she had quit her job when she became a viral internet sensation and decided to become a full-time content creator.
“Since leaving my job, I’ve made more than $1 million in sales. And in October 2021, I crossed a major milestone: I made $100,000 in sales — in just one day,” she said.