some days are more aligned than others [long post]
I did a poll about a year ago asking who was trying to start their own business on Facebook. About 60% said they were, and I’m sure a good amount of you seeing this are doing the same (s/o vaynernation fam 💕)
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I wanted to take a step back, and acknowledge how hectic it can be and how lonely of a journey it is. Since switching to a fully online student during my junior year, I’ve been testing my job interests, seeing which ones I have a burning desire for and ones I’ve hated - and along the way I’ve found some pretty amazing opportunities: working in remote jobs with awesome companies and doing event promotions and content creation in a variety of fields and being able to learn the ins and outs of their businesses and meeting amazing individuals along the way.. 🙌🏼 However, I have also found anxiety and loneliness. ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
For me as an independent contractor, my next paycheck is not always guaranteed or can even take MONTHS to get. You are constantly reaching out and seeking out new opportunities. Networking is something I’ve learned along the way and something I’m still not very comfortable with. I’m still learning how to feel comfortable in sales, because I always viewed it as being that hated pushy salesman. Even when I tried door to door solar panel sales and knew I was potentially saving that person a bunch of money, I felt that anxiety. However, I’ve learned to look at it more from the product or service I’m offering. And in hindsight, I was way more comfortable selling solar panels than I was selling things that didn’t align with my interests or beliefs. That’s part of the reason why you don’t see me promoting a shit ton of products on here trying to get monetized. I’m not in it for the money and I never will be. I’m here because I’ve had people message me saying I’ve helped them in some shape or form, and I want to continue to do that.
A lot of the people I’ve met are just as on-the-go as I am, so in “real life” I spend a lot of time by myself and a lottttt of time online. Just a friendly psa that I am here to chat or hang out or rant with #itssocialmediasobesocial 🤙🏼