Years in St. Pete
Social Media Marketer
What do you do?
I run social media accounts and paid advertising efforts for local Tampa Bay Area companies.
Why do you do it?
I do it because I love helping people. I love seeing their reactions when I bring them new leads and new business. I also just love marketing, I think it’s fun.
What was your Catalyst? (How did you get started?)
I hated working a 9 to 5 and wanted to build something from the ground up.
What’s a common misconception or unknown aspect of what you do?
It’s way harder than it seems. A lot goes into social media. It just seems easy because it’s such a normal part of life, but it’s way harder from a business standpoint.
What’s the most challenging part of your Hustle?
My biggest challenge is finding a balance to stop working. When you’re running your own business you feel like it never ends.
What’s the most valuable piece of business advice/insight that’s helped you?
Give more than you take. When you care more about the other person more than yourself, you will always win in the long term game. I also learned that going “all in” without preparation is crazy. It took me 3 years of side hustling 6pm-11pm to make enough money to quit my 9-5.