May 30, 2021 | The Entrepreneur | 0 comments


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So..2 years ago i started my online business not knowing if it will even work. I used my last salary , bought a few sets of extensions, advertised them and the first client arrived at my house, because i didn’t really have a page with reviews, only photos of the actual product. After she felt the quality she loved it and posted it on Facebook saying how affordable and soft the hair feels. After that post I received a lot of interest, buying more and it really exploded… After 1 year it went bigger, and I began to sell wigs as well. I already have a client base that orders regularly. 111

In 2020 when Covid started I got sick, felt like I was busy dying , it came out of nowhere. I was in bed for 4 to 5 months, nauseous every single day, couldn’t eat, I got so depressed… i really wanted to end my life, because i suddenly couldn’t work, i have bills to pay, i have to ask people for help etc. So my depression and anxiety was so severe. I could not even eat, work, exercise, or enjoy a normal social gathering. I wanted to stop my business, I cried every time I saw my products or even just getting a message from my clients that wanted to order something. Then I got agoraphobia, I couldn’t leave the house. 

I don’t have much support regarding my business… But this year I got through it day by day believing that I will be able to do what I love again. I’m on antidepressants now, I was also diagnosed with a hiatus hernia and Gerd, and I had breathing problems , but it’s not that bad anymore. I just decided I can’t give up a business I built on my own, all the301 hard work and tears_ my love for people to feel confident and happy about themselves, even if it’s just wearing a hairpiece. It builds your confidence and you feel beautiful.

I’m still on the road to recovery, I’ve been to multiple doctors, specialists, gastroenterologists etc and I found a doctor that wants to help me (Zelda Smook). She changed my life_ and it’s the first doctor that really wanted to help me. the371

I’m forcing myself out of bed every day, I started working, I started to embrace my anxiety and depression and I’m starting to learn to love and to get the passion back for my business. Everyday is not easy, but you have to be around people that really care for you, you have to force yourself, you have to pray and ask God to just to help you through the day even if it feels like you can’t.

This was the hardest year of my life… one person believed in me, and that was my boyfriend. He supported me throughout my whole journey and if it wasn’t for him I would have probably not been here.

I’m trying my hardest to get my business back where it was_ and I want to encourage anyone that’s going through the same thing, things will get better, you need to accept, take it day by day, take your time. Don’t let people get inside your head, especially the ones that think you are lazy or the ones that say there’s nothing wrong with you. You got this!

I’ve always wanted to be an entrepreneur. I love working with people and you even make friends throughout the process, strangers that encourage and motivate you. 

I still have a long way to go… if you believe in yourself and have faith_ nothing is impossible. And even if you fail, keep on trying to be the best version of yourself.

There’s nothing more satisfying seeing entrepreneurs supporting and motivating each other. A simple like, share or comment on social media goes a long way and that also gives our businesses more exposure. I love seeing people succeeding!

Karen Fourie


Karen Fourie

Entrepreneur selling wigs.

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