I was a struggling single mum relying on food banks

A SINGLE mum-of-three who was struggling to get by managed to turn her life around in just a few years – and is now raking in millions from her two successful businesses.

Ten years ago, Rachel Pedersen, a social media strategist and TikTok expert from the US, was relying of food banks and was struggling to make ends meet, and now helps other parents start and grow their companies.

Rachel Pedersen was a struggling single mum - but now has two successful businesses

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Rachel Pedersen was a struggling single mum – but now has two successful businessesCredit: themrspedersen/Instagram

The mum-of-three shares her tips and tricks online and has a huge following on TikTok, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Both of her thriving companies are in the social media space and bring in “multi seven figures”, which she has grown herself from the ground up.

Rachel revealed she had no degree, no qualifications and no savings when she started – but that hasn’t stopped her from being successful.

The savvy businesswoman helps others do the same by offering practical tips, and shares the importance of shifting your mindset.

Rachel was a struggling single mum before she met her current husband seven years ago

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Rachel was a struggling single mum before she met her current husband seven years ago Credit: themrspedersen/Instagram
The savvy businesswomen now helps others start and grow their companies

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The savvy businesswomen now helps others start and grow their companiesCredit: @themrspedersen/TikTok

In one clip on TikTok she revealed she started out as a social media manager and made a whopping £87,200 ($119k) in her first full year.

This amount quickly grew to £63,757 ($87k) a month, and now her business makes roughly double that.

Sharing some of her tips on TikTok, Rachel revealed: “Ten years ago I was a single mum on welfare and food stamps, today I own two companies that do multi seven figures per year.”

1. Dream big

She shares tips and tricks on social media to help guide people in the right direction

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She shares tips and tricks on social media to help guide people in the right directionCredit: themrspedersen/Instagram

Her first tip is to “dream of a different possibility” as dreaming big is how you become successful.

Quoting Canadian self-help author, Bob Proctor she says “if you can hold it in your head, you can hold it in your hand and it is absolutely true”.

2. Use YouTube

The successful business owner insists you don’t need to spend money on expensive courses, instead use YouTube which has everything for free.

She says: “You can learn all of the skills to start your own business or side hustle for free on YouTube, my YouTube channel is a great example of all of the free trainings you can get for free.”

For people who say they don’t have time, Rachel says to “replace Netflix binging and Candy Crush” with YouTube tutorials and you’ll be on your way to success.

Rachel says to read every day and it will help you on your journey

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Rachel says to read every day and it will help you on your journeyCredit: themrspedersen/Instagram

3. Read daily

Another tip from Rachel is to read every single day, “even if it’s just ten pages”, she says.

“If you can’t afford books often times there are books narrated on YouTube completely for free.”

She also suggests joining a book club where you can discuss what you’ve read. She does this herself,…


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