*In this immediate gratification – digital world we live in, the modern-day gal with bright eyes and vivid dreams may not have the time, resources or be fully motivated to dedicate years of schooling to develop her brand and business model, so cue former stripper-turned business woman Amber Rose with what we’re going to call the cliff notes version of how to get rich… maybe not quick, but Amber is here to set you on the right path with her new book, “How to Be a Bad Bitch.”
First up, Amber explains why she’s in the position of to offer financial advice to young business hopefuls.
“I feel like I’m in a position to give advice to women because I’ve made all of these mistakes,” Rose tells TIME. For instance, she says, “one of the biggest financial mistakes that I ever made was making a lot of money—I wanna say I made $1 million in 2011—and I spent all of it. And then after that, I had to pay taxes, and I did not have money for the taxes, and I was like, ‘I cannot believe I did this.’ And I really had to start over … I know a whole lot of people that don’t pay taxes. And it comes back to bite you in the ass. Trust me. So I did pay all my taxes off, and I feel amazing now, but it took a lot of hard work.”
Amber’s tips for young entrepreneurs: set specific goals, factor in whether or not you want to have kids and when, and most importantly – get a mentor to help guide your career.
“Really, fully research every aspect of the business that you’re trying to get into,” she says. Explain to your friends that you won’t always be able to hit the club with them when you’re trying to save money. “If they’re your friends, they’ll respect it. Tell them that you’re trying to save up for whatever it may be, and if they want you to come out with them then it has to be their treat.”
“As women, we’re fortunate enough to use our seductive skills in order to be able to get money from our significant others. I also talk about seduction in the book. A lot of women don’t know how to seduce a man. It is extremely easy once you get to that point, and you can get anything you want out of them. And I know it might sound messed up, but once you get to that point, it’s not using. It’s not using a man, it’s literally getting what you want by any means necessary.”
Read more of Amber’s chat with TIME, here.