Use Social Media to Jump-Start Your Creative Career

Career Development

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I want to help you turn your creative passion into a career you love!
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Are you excited about going to work today? I am. 

I haven’t always felt excited and energized about going to work—quite the contrary. I didn’t just have “Sunday Scaries” but also “Miserable Mondays,” “Terrible Tuesdays” (these still exist, BTW), and so on. There was a time when, upon waking, I’d sit in bed and debate whether or not I would call in sick (lack of PTO and an obligation to pay bills kept me from playing hooky).

So what changed? 

I stopped thinking about what I wanted to do. I started doing what I wanted to do.  

Nothing happened overnight. Or over a month or even a year. If anything, I worked more. After I put in hours at my “real” job, I’d head home and work on my “little hobby” that was W&D. Soon, I was clocking in almost as many hours on W&D as I was on my paying gig. 

All the work I was putting into writing, designing, and sharing my thoughts started to gain traction. People began to take notice on social media. Through all of my hard work (and a pinch of luck and the right timing), my community grew. And as my community grew, brands and businesses took notice. I had the confidence (and the emergency savings built up) to make running Wit & Delight my full-time job. 

I’ve never worked harder or dedicated more time to anything (except for my family). And I’ve loved (almost) every single minute of it. I feel incredibly lucky to have discovered my passion and to have the energy, opportunity, and good fortune to establish a career out of it. 

Have you discovered your passion? Do you want to learn how to utilize your personal brand to create a career you love? Then this is the class for you.

These are a few of the key points that I’ll cover in the class: 

  • Honing in on your expertise, vision, and community
  • Developing your content pillars and channels 
  • Identifying worthwhile opportunities like partnerships and product lines
  • Honoring your audience as you grow your brand

Ready to turn your passion into a career?

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New to Skillshare? Be sure to check out my previous Skillshare classes—on crafting your social media presence, building your personal and lifestyle brand stories, and making your big goals a reality.

BY Kate Arends - July 16, 2020

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Hi! I wasn’t able to watch the video (twin 3.5 year olds making a ton of noise behind me), so I do apologize if this was mentioned in said video – How long did it take you from the time you started W&D to see a steady stream of income? If you don’t want to answer that I totally understand. I am starting my business and working full time as you described you were as well, I’m just curious how long it took you to be able to follow your passion instead of your full time position 🙂
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I read this article! I hope you will continue to have such articles to share with everyone! thank you!

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