Jordan Lintz is a 23-year-old entrepreneur and expert in both social media branding and networking. He’s the co-founder of multiple divisions under the HighKey brand, including the first company he started, HighKey Technology, which quickly grew into a seven-figure business within three years. His two other companies, HighKey Agency and HighKey Clout, soon followed, and within an even shorter period of time, he managed to grow both into seven and eight figure businesses.
Soon after starting college at the University of Winnipeg, Jordan realized that he did not need an official piece of paper to achieve what he wanted in his career. During this time at school, he started HighKey Technology, an e-commerce company centered around consumer electronics. The business was growing steadily and made $50,000 selling wireless earbuds in the first three months. That initial success convinced him that leaving school to expand his business full-time was the right thing to do.
That said, Jordan still stresses the importance of education and says that people should base their decisions on what they’ll get out of it. If they need the diploma to be able to work in their chosen career, then it’s obviously very important. For someone like him, college was a great place to cultivate his interests, but ultimately not what he needed to progress in life. He had found the right opportunity to capitalize on, and the timing had felt right, two fundamental traits that define whether a business is going to be successful or not.
Even so, it wasn’t smooth sailing all the way through. Jordan and his team didn’t pay themselves a wage for the first two and a half years while getting HighKey Technology up and running. Instead, they chose to funnel their profits into the business so that it could have the funds it needed to expand. “When starting a business, you shouldn’t be thinking about the money at all. It sounds weird, but it’s true. You have to put yourself in a mindset where you would do what you are trying to pursue for free. Put in the hours, effort, and passion for your dream to have incredible returns,” Jordan explains.
Two years ago, Jordan and his partners decided to expand their business into a different industry: social media marketing. Jordan always felt drawn toward the complex strategies and methods and the creative aspect that went into growing a brand’s following online. HighKey Agency was born from this idea, and has acquired many high-profile clients who pay monthly retainers to manage and create content on their social media platforms along with great press articles to showcase their clients success.
Jordan’s most recent company, HighKey Clout, is also based upon his love for figuring out the best ways to optimize social growth but focuses on influencer management (specifically celebrity giveaways) on Instagram.
One of the biggest drivers of Jordan and his partners’ success is their focus on building a sustainable growth model where one company forms a step on the ladder toward the next venture. This approach may not work for every entrepreneur out there, but it’s certainly paying off for Jordan Lintz. Head over to his Instagram profile, @jordanlintz, for a look into his life and budding empire as well as more info on the high-profile celebrity giveaways HighKey regularly hosts.