23 Year-Old, Edwin Tsang, is a Multi-Millionaire With the Use of the Internet, Resourcing, and Networking
published : 8 Feb 2022 at 09:11
As younger generations are slowly entering the workforce, they are also exploring the different ways in which one can make money. In doing so, Millennials and Gen Z are starting to realise that the workforce has several different forms and realities other than the typical expectation of working in a nine-to-five job.
A particular catapult of pushing those boundaries of money making was the COVID-19 pandemic, where the fears of relying on an in-person or corporate job came out. The idea of experimenting with different work types and the online sphere for income has become more and more appealing due to the flexibility and freedom it can entail.
In fact, according to a CNBC report, “The traditional 9-to-5 office job doesn’t adequately support the lives millennials and Gen Zs want to live,” as they are more “flexible-work natives, raised during and after the dotcom bubble, where the acceleration of technology has sped up exponentially over time.”
Edwin Tsang, a 23-year-old up-and-coming entrepreneur, is well aware of the freedoms that come with an unconventional approach towards work. With his focus in business and the music industry, his path towards becoming a self-made millionaire was not that of a typical high school graduate. Taking a gap year after high school gave him the opportunity to attend tech conferences in order to expand his network and professional presence. Then, despite eventually enrolling himself in college, he dropped out after his third year because he felt he had gained the proper educational exposure by then, in which he was ready to dedicate himself to working his way up. The mentality that helped him make that decision was his confidence in the online sphere to take you where you want to go, as becoming your own boss and making your own hours was worth “the plunge and risk” for him.
However, despite his eventual success, taking this route was not an entire breeze. In fact, it was only after two years of making “little to no money,” paying for expenses and opportunities, and working for free that he was able to finally see the results from his work and dedication. And once he got there, he did not look back, as he felt all the obstacles he encountered were worth the flexibility, the travels, and the financial freedom he gained from it.
Reflecting on his journey thus far, he is most confident in the network he has formed around him, as his versatile experiences and portfolio has continued to make his work life interesting and engaging. In his own words, “I learn the most on the job. I learn the most by meeting people and asking them questions and taking their experiences and using it to my advantage.”
Therefore, it is no surprise that his advice to young students and professionals relates to pushing the boundaries of the life that may be traditionally laid out for you. He endorses the expansion of your mind through learning from the world around you, rather than just educational structures. In doing so, he supports traveling, learning from mentors, and taking on challenges and opportunities that may push you out of your comfort zone.