A 15-year-old Louisiana girl made $10,000 by selling non-fungible tokens (NFTs) of her digital work. Mya Parker, according to The Advocate, began selling her digital work as NFTs as a means to combine her passions for art and finance.
Mya reflected on the day she tore her ACL, saying, “I would never have had the time to do all of this before I got hurt.” “It has enabled me to make a living.” “Well, not quite a living.”
Mya has been balancing her art and investment interests since third grade. She became interested in investing after reading a book about a girl who owned Coca-Cola stock. She was also enthralled by the prospect of becoming a co-owner of the Coca-Cola Company. Her grandfather recently took her to buy gold and stock in various companies as a reward for her good grades.
Mya began hurrying home from school every day to check on her stocks. Mya’s mother, Candace Temple, said, “She’s been able to learn about the economy, learn about finance, and it’s allowed her to use her gifts.”
Mya’s involvement in NFTs has enabled her to make her own independent decisions at a young age, according to Temple.
She’s even gone above and beyond to help her daughter with her side hustle, purchasing an iPad for her as a gift to help her improve her artistic abilities.
According to The Advocate, Mya has made about 100 NFTs in a variety of styles, with some going for as much as $140,000 on the NFT marketplace OpenSea.
“My art comes from two ways. “Every now and then, I have an experience and I create something from it,” the 15-year-old explained. “And when I’m bored, I like to doodle.”
“It doesn’t matter what you are as long as your heart is good,” Mya advises young people who want to follow in her footsteps. “You’ll figure out what you’re good at.”