13-year-old Alina Morse is not your typical acne-face-filled teenager. She is a self-made millionaire who created a healthy lollipops brand that has seen her rise to become one of Amazon’s top sellers this year.
When I was 13 years old, like most adolescents, I could barely tell my armpit from my elbow and struggled to function as a human being. Alina truly breaks the mold.
Life Doesn’t Suck for Teenage Self-Made Millionaire
Alina was already thinking like an entrepreneur when she was just 7 years old. At the time, her father took her to the bank where the teller offered her a lollipop. She pondered on the sweet sticky stick for a while and had a brainwave and asked dad:
“Why can’t we make a healthy lollipop that’s good for me so I can have candy and it won’t be bad for me?”
Definitely not the normal thinking of a child!
That visit to the bank changed her life forever. She went on to create one of the most popular lollipop brands in America called Zollipops. This brand of lollipops are sugar-free and are actually good for your teeth as opposed to obliterating them like standard lollipops.
Taking Top Spot on Amazon
In the week leading up to Halloween, Zollipops became the number-1 seller on Amazon for both standard lollipops and sugar-free lollipops. Sales of Zollipop outsold major brands such as Blow Pop, Tootsie, and Dum Dums over the lead-up to the ghoulish festive period.
When talking about the success of Zollipops over the past few weeks, the teenage entrepreneur Alina said:
“It was very exciting because obviously, online shopping is so popular. Obviously, Amazon is the leading online retailer. It was really exciting to produce something we use in our everyday lives.”
The method for finding the right ingredients for Zollipops was straightforward as you would expect from a child. She went online to find out what would be good for people’s teeth that also tasted good. Simple is always the best way. Less is more. She even went as far as talking to a local dentist to get some valuable advice.
They found the right ingredients and took them to a factory where they ran some trials and concocted the recipe as it is today. You can buy Zollipops in a variety of flavors that include grape, strawberry, orange, natural peppermint, raspberry, cherry, and pineapple.
Alina’s Zollipops can be found not only Amazon but also in Walmart and Kroger. It is believed that before the year is finished, Alina Morse will clear $6 million in sales. This is a self-made millionaire that is sassy, smart and sweet, without the sugar.