While most 18 year olds are thinking about their foray into the working world, Reece Larkin had already founded his first business, a software reseller company which helped businesses buy bulk licenses for operating systems like Microsoft office. Reece was never like your average 18 year old and now, at 24 years old, the self-confessed workaholic and serial entrepreneur has built a business empire which includes multiple business ventures across the social media and marketing spectrum.
Following the sale of his company, Reece tried his hand at university, but a structured learning environment wasn’t for him. He discovered Fiverr, the online marketing platform specifically for freelancers and his journey towards the bright lights of success started to twinkle. His expertise in digital marketing and SEO services saw him establish himself as one of Fiverr’s top sellers in two years. He clocked up clients in the UK and internationally resulting in a staggering 14,000 clients across 78% of the globe, and impressively was turning over $1,000,000 in two years.
The ever-changing digital world keeps Reece occupied and it’s the ever-changing aspect that inspires him. Ambition is his middle name and despite his tender age, he has never shied away from having an ambitious mind-set or been afraid of the risks that often come with such a burning desire to succeed. Living by his daily mantra, “the moment is now, so take a risk, work really hard to create your idea and follow your dream”, has seen Reece climb his way to the top of the digital marketing ladder.
Getting to the top hasn’t come without pitfalls. Yes, mistakes have been made along the way but the one thing that has never faltered is his passion to realise his dream. “Passion for what you do is key. Without passion you have nothing. I am passionate about my love for work, and passionate about my client’s work – I want to see them succeed and am passionate about being part of their journey. Whilst I haven’t always been successful, work is my first waking thought and the last thing I think about at night. I never stop thinking about ways in which I can develop and grow; both as a person and as a business”.
The hustle was real, and the success was deserved! Reece now heads up Blackcorn, a global digital marketing agency, specialising in social media and PR in 2016. His tireless work ethic sees him constantly thinking about the next big thing in the social media world – it is his drive and what he simply loves to do. Reece believes that the world of digital marketing now revolves around social media and that the most successful agencies/brands will be the ones that really know how to use it to their advantage.
“When used correctly with the right strategy and messaging, social media is a gold mine. It is one of the best tools for marketing in this digital age and without a social presence people can’t talk positively about your business online, share with others and of course gain business through these social channels”
He leads by example and his team of experts know how to best leverage their collective extensive experience to create thought provoking, go-to-marketing strategies that command success. For brands and personalities that work with Reece, it is a relationship whereby he is an invaluable asset to establish fool-proof campaigns that work.
However, whilst work is very much a central focus for Reece, he is now starting to combine his passion for work with his love for travel. Since having the ability to work and travel he relishes the opportunity to learn and experience different cultures, which in turn, give him the head space to conjure up fresh and edgy new ideas.
To find out more about Reece and see first-hand how hustle and hard work equates to success, follow his social media journey on Instagram.