Being a nurse is certainly not an easy profession, and the process of becoming one is equally grueling.
Stephanee Beggs, an emergency room nurse from California, found a way to capitalize on the similar struggle all RNs go through — she made over $2 million in one year by selling her study guides and notes on Etsy to others. who go through the same schooling. .
Beggs gained viral fame on TikTok, where he has over 653,600 followers and has received over 8.9 million likes on his videos, where he gives easy-to-follow lectures and reviews study sheets and notes for nursing students who are tackling their frames.
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“I was studying for the board exam, what we call the NCLEX for nursing. And it was right when the pandemic hit, so I didn’t have anybody to study with,” Beggs explained during an interview on Fox’s “Varney & Co.” . earlier this week. “I would teach myself on the wall and record it. And then I would post it on social media and people would love it.”
RN then began selling her study sheets through Etsy, in a store she called RNExplained, which provides her fans on social media with tangible and hard copies of the same lectures and subjects she teaches in her videos.
The key to Beggs’ success lies in the affordability of its products. Instead of hiring a private tutor or paying for extra study classes, aspiring nurses can purchase Beggs sheets for as little as $2 a piece, class-specific subject packs for $30-40, or $150 for a pack which covers almost everything a student would do. need to know for their plates.
“I passed the boards a long time ago and now sell them to students who are approaching the board exam and taking tests in nursing school,” explained Beggs.
She was named to Forbes 30 under 30 North America in 2023 thanks to her lucrative side hustle.
“There are times when it can feel overwhelming because I know hundreds of thousands of people are coming to me for videos and I want to show up for them,” Beggs said. Insider in an interview earlier this month. “It’s also heartwarming to see how many people have gravitated towards my TikTok videos and study sheets.”
Last month, the average salary for an emergency room nurse in California was $85,282.