Former TVB actress Vivien Yeo (楊秀惠) is earning millions through her e-commerce beauty business, and she’s more than happy to offer her secrets.
Vivien shared her experiences of building up her entrepreneur career on YouTube, sharing the sales programs she’s used over the past four to five years, and how she’s saved enough money to buy herself out of her TVB contract to earn enough money to purchase three live-in properties in Hong Kong.
In the video, the 35-year-old encouraged her fans and viewers to wait until they have earned their first “gold mine” before investing in a career they enjoy pursuing. She shared, “I turned down many lead roles [from TVB] in the past. I saved up my salary advance from TVB and paid it all back. To be honest, I didn’t need to return the money as long as I continued working for TVB, but I really wanted to start doing what I wanted to do.”
Reporters reached out to Vivien to ask her about the advance salary amount. She responded, “We’ve made a verbal agreement to not share that amount in public. I can only say that both parties have come up with a very satisfying arrangement, and I am grateful for TVB’s understanding.”
Pointing out that the money she’s earned from the ads posted on her online store is enough for her to purchase three properties, Vivien said, “I’ll go over that in more detail in my next video. I don’t want to share everything too soon. All I can say is that it’s an eight-figure sum. The reason why I’m sharing these numbers is because I want to share my experiences and stories with everyone.”
Over the past five years of her entrepreneur career, Vivien has sold clothes, jewelry, and quality goods. It wasn’t until recently when she decided on the beauty industry. “I’m always using different sales platforms. It’s not because I wanted to, but because I have to consistently keep up with the new technology. It’s an IT issue. I’ve definitely accumulated a lot of experience in this department.”
Vivien debuted in 2004 in the TVB idol drama Sunshine Heartbeat <赤沙印記＠四葉草.2>. Her last drama before leaving TVB was Brutally Young <十八年後的終極告白>. Playing a deaf role, it was also her most famous role to-date. Vivien quietly welcomed her first daughter earlier this year in Malaysia.
This article is written by Addy for JayneStars.com.