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HL 042: How to Pay For College in Advance and Become a Marketing Professional

January 24, 2017

Shayla Price has always loved writing and now it is her career. Before she dove into the lucrative waters of business-to-business (B2B) content marketing, however, Shayla grabbed national attention for paying for her college education before she even started taking classes. As a senior at Thibodaux High School in Louisiana, the two-time alumna of Southern University earned over $100,000 in scholarships. Not only did she pay her undergraduate tuition and fees in full but she earned more scholarship money to pay for her J.D. from Southern. That is how she became affectionately known as “The Scholarship Queen” among other monikers. 

Her path to becoming a B2B content marketer was paved by blogging while in college. While her friends enjoyed college life the way most students do, Shayla invested hours into her side hustle as a blogger for a college website. She joined the HBCU Lifestyle Podcast to talk about her path and how much of a difference great writing can make in one’s career.

The Southernite’s work can be seen in many places on the web. Shayla has written for a myriad of web sites including Entrepreneur, The Huffington Post, Search Engine Journal, Shopify Plus, Marketing Insider Group, and LinkedIn.

Connect with Shayla Price

You can connect with Shayla on Twitter or LinkedIn.