Stephen Evans Turns Gaming into Business!

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Stephen Evans

VICTORVILLE — Stephen Evans remembers printing labels, making boxes, and running back and forth to the post office to get his product to customers while still working 90 hours a week at Walmart. The owner of We The Hype gaming headsets now enjoys working full-time selling headsets while expanding his business.

“My girlfriend was an entrepreneur. She would come over and say you should do something with that game, since I was always playing,” said Evans. “At the time I was working at Walmart 90+ hours a week and I wanted to spend more time with my son.”

Evans played basketball at Hesperia High School and Victor Valley College before he went on to play at Cal State Stanislaus. He says he wasn’t able to finish college after he had his son and he came home to take care of him. It was while working during the beginning of the pandemic that Evans came up with the gaming headset idea.

“Around March the pandemic hit and everything was selling out left and right in the electronics department,” said Evans. “I figured I can do something with a game, so I came up with headsets. I didn’t want to do a console because Soulja Boy already had his.”

Evans was able to get his headsets — which can be used for gaming, Zoom calls, and online schooling, in June.  He put ads on the Shade Room, Baller Alert and Hollywood Unlocked. They were sold out within three weeks.

“I reinvested back into the business and kept selling out every month,” said Evans. “I now have help — a Black-owned fulfillment center in Atlanta processes all the orders. All my products are in a warehouse now.”

Evans says young people looking into entrepreneurship shouldn’t be afraid to take risks since there may be greater things on the other side of that risk. He also feels young people shouldn’t limit themselves.

“A lot of people think you have to be an NBA player or rapper to be accomplished, but there’s more,” said Evans.

You don’t have to be a rapper or ball player to be successful in life.

Stephen Evans

For more information about We The Hype gaming headsets visit www.wthgamers.com.

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