ED Snelson dropped out of university and now owns a seven-figure business at the aged of just 27 – thanks to a little help from Love Island.
His firm, which prints names on products, has made the tycoon a millionaire – as the demand for personalised water bottles skyrocketed because of the popular TV show.
Ed Snelson has become a millionaire at the age of 27 after dropping out of university in 2013[/caption]
The businessman, who left university in 2013 to start his company Signature Printing, now drives a £62,000 Audi RS5 and regularly enjoys exotic holidays.
He told The Daily Star: “I’ve quite high ambitions about what I want to earn.
“My business brings in seven figures a year, this year it will make £1.5million and next year, £2.1m.
“Things like Love Island definitely have an effect on what consumers want.
“A couple of years ago the demand to have your name in a certain font on a plastic water bottle was super high and we got loads of orders to do them.”
On the dating show where singletons bask in the Spanish sun hoping to find love, contestants all have their very own personalised water bottles.
Love Island has become one of Britain’s most-watched shows, with this year’s final reaching over 3.8 million viewers.
Contestants on the show are usually expected to be millionaires once they leave the villa- and Snelson has also followed in that financial direction.
If you want to go into business and have success at a young age it’s not going to be an easy journey.
The millionaire, from Chester, says he’s always been business-minded, even in his school years.
He said: “It started in school – every year the school ran a young enterprise project to give the students a taste of what it was like.
“I put myself forward as managing director and we created a business selling personalised hoodies and t-shirts.
“We ended up doing really well and making a few grand out of it.
“I knew I could move forward with it.”
He started his printing business in a bedroom at his parents’ house while working for aerospace company Airbus.
However, despite his overwhelming success – Ed makes it clear that there’s no tricks or secrets to being successful.
He says putting in hard work while you’re young instead of partying and drinking is the key to success, but he admits it’s not an easy journey to take.
He added: “If you want to go into business and have success at a young age it’s not going to be an easy journey.
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“It’s going to take years of putting in hard work at a time when your peers are probably at university and partying or in the early stages of a career and not taking it seriously.
“I’m a very sociable person but I would happily sacrifice going out drinking to stay in and work to progress my business to the next level.”
Love Island caused the demand for personalised water bottles to skyrocket, making Snelson a very rich man[/caption]
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