Hey Creators! One day it just clicked for me. Super long post coming in 5 4 3 2 1….💥
You read the title correct. 10 days before being fired from my Corporate America job, I built a profitable Social Media company called Keepin It Social. The day I got fired just so happened to be 2 days before my birthday😂. Talk about when it rains it pours lol. I was so thankful to be fired bc if I was still working for that company, I wouldn’t be living out my dreams which is living where I want to and working when I want to😜.
In 2010, I felt like the Lord was telling me Facebook (social media) was my platform.. to share about Him and my journey. So since 2010, I have always posted with a purpose! I have been consistent easily bc I was posting with an unshakable purposeful foundation that was always motivating me.
This year I became more strategic in my approach to Social Media Platforms because I started to get paid for it. I am so thankful for Tevah the idea man with Nspired Media who saw my worth and literally NSPIRED me to charge my worth and that quadrupled my sells 🤯. I didn’t start at the level that I am on now however I came to this point and this exact moment because of consistency and a strong determination to be on top.
Yup the little ole’ humble church gal is determined to be the BEST. And I’m okay with that and I hope and believe God is okay with that too. I’m depending heavily on Him with my business and day to day practices to the point I see how faithful God is with giving me ideas for my business. Hence the reason why I’m up BEFORE the crack of dawn typing this😆.
Let’s talk about strategy. I have learned that to be the best, one must be willing to learn, ask questions and listen, and hear from people you think have nothing to offer you. Yesterday I hired my first employee and the ideas she gave me was amazing. She is an 18 year old Mexican native and ignorantly I thought I would just need her services for the tedious tasks that will allow me to free up time for more building. But day 1, she showed me that she is capable of critical thinking, invested in my brand, provided a tool that will level up my management skills of my employee(s) [I plan on hiring much more people] and willing to work smarter not harder. She offered help in areas I didn’t know I needed and for that I am grateful. I have over 18 years of training skills so it’s easy for me to train a person to do exactly what I’m doing if they are willing to learn but it was amazing to experience on day 1 one she was teaching me some things. I’m excited to see how this admin will continue to bless my business.
Back to strategy! I’ve learned that with Social Media, I need a strategy and for years I saw strategies being implemented on Social media but didn’t use them. Why?! Because I didn’t care to put much strategy into practice when talking about the Lord or myself so I didn’t use those strategies. But my God is a redeemer… and that also means He is a redeemer of time. So I reviewed my life while using Social Media and went back in time (spiritually speaking) and downloaded a lot of those best practices, I saw over the years. My Social Media business is prosperous on the level that it is bc although I’m starting at square one, I’m really not. I have a social account on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Tiktok, LinkedIn, Twitter and Snapchat (@keepinitsocial). Not because I personally desire this but bc my business calls for this. I’ve learned the basics to all of these platforms and some advanced best practices for most of these platforms bc the strategy remains the same across each platform- be consistent with the content I share! It’s quite simple. And apps like Canva, Business Suite, and a plethora of other scheduling apps are making it easier to make one piece of content and spread it amongst several different platforms.
Sticking with one platform just doesn’t make sense… to me. All of these platforms are FREE. So if I can make one piece of content, why not spread it amongst several platforms. Today you will see this. I am writing this on my blog site and will promote it on every platform and/or recreate this content (record a video) to fit my YouTube platform and then repurpose that content. Then I will have a video and written form of “Why I built Keepin It Social”.
One day it clicked. This business is a money maker. Go check out the top corporations. What do they need? In fact EVERY business needs a content creator, social media manager. Check out THEIR salaries. I saw one recently offering $85,000 and can work remote for a content creator/social media Manager position. It really blew my mind that all this time what I was doing for FREE (for myself) people can get paid $85,000 per year for it! 🤯🤯🤯
To wrap this up bc at this point I believe I’m babbling. I had a desire to travel the World and teach. And it looked like that dream would never be. I’ve been to Jamaica and taught for Spirit Airlines and now I’m in Mexico teaching Social Media best practices from my phone😂. All because I was faithful to a call. I was faithful to hearing the Lord say, “Social Media is your platform to share about Me (God) and your journey!”😍
What do you use your Social Media Platform for? If you don’t know what to use it for, I can help with that. Leave me a comment below or visit my website Www.keepinitsocial100.biz to learn more about the packages I offer. OAN (oh and) I designed my OWN website bc Keepin It Social will be more than a Social Media Agency one day- and I’ll offer website building 😜 (If the Good Lord allows be to continue to build here on this Earth). 🙌🏾
Aht aht! Don’t be shy. Let me know your thoughts in the comments. Also follow me on Social Media @Keepinitsociall on IG, FB, Snapchat, Twitter, Pinterest & Keepin It Social on YouTube and LinkedIn.
Thank you for your time reading my blog post. 😌
The One and Only,
Sherry T 😘
P.S. With no clue about SEO (until now) google me- Sherry Thorpe. I’m at the top.😜 Because of what?! Posting C•O•N•S•I•S•T•E•N•T•L•Y. Shout out to Shaw Drake and Black Travel Gram for giving me amazing inspiration to dream BIG! And thank you to #ShersZoomZoomRoom for all of your support.