Bowling Green, Kentucky (WBKO) – This 11-year-old boy is showing others what he can do if he decides to do something.
Jockeys by JW Founder JW Hardin said:
Hardin is a typical 11+ and already running a business.
“JW told me it was just the beginning of summer and maybe he wanted to make money for himself,” adds Amy Hardin, JW’s mother.
After speaking with his mother and discussing what he could do, they decided that JW would use his artistic abilities to showcase his talents.
Hardin’s father lives in Paris, Kentucky and helps JW with his business.
“So my dad cut out 20 ornaments and I thought JW would be very happy if we sold 20. So I put a little video up on my Instagram and Facebook pages and after 8 hours there were over 57 I had an order for the ornaments,” recalls Amy.
“Well, I actually made over $500 in Round 1,” says JW.
The amount JW said made him so excited to continue.
“Money is great for him because we can teach him about saving. If you really want something, this is how you make money.” It’s great how he works and shows people in the community that nothing is impossible,” adds Amy.
For his mother, Amy Hardin, she takes pride and joy in letting her son express himself, but also knows that JW helps raise awareness.
“When JW was diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder at the age of 4, he was unable to hold a conversation and answer open-ended questions. I was able to see that he was not only having conversations with me, but he was taking this initiative, selling his artwork, and actually promoting it. It’s a lot of work, but it’s incredible when you see the future payoff,” she says.
You can order from @jockeysbyjw on Instagram.
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