“I’ll be working from home,” I said. “This means I’ll have SO much time to lie around and be lazy!” I said.
Well, apparently I was absolutely CLUELESS as to what being “self-employed” means – especially when one is driven by a huge motor that disallows one to, like, relax. Seriously. Even though I’m home now more than ever, I’m also WORKING more than ever.
This means yours truly can’t remember the last time she sat down to play videogames for more than an hour, or the last time she laid in bed and read a book. It means I (okay, switching back to first person) am putting in 12+ hour days and starting to develop bags under my eyes.
But I’m loving every minute of it.
(Well, besides the whole “not playing videogames” bit. That kind of sucks, but I guess for now it’s a sacrifice that must be made. At least I’m able to pinch off an hour or so of button mashing here and there.)
Something I’ve learned during the past year and a half or so of running BlondeNerd.com and the We’re Not Dead podcast is that I LOVE social media marketing. It’s not something I ever went to school for and studied, but it’s something I sorta-kinda morphed a passion and talent for. I’ve learned and developed an understanding of how and WHY interacting with others via social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Google +, etc.) is crucial to any website or business, and why it’s absolutely necessary to tap into these if one is trying to build a community of any sort. (For serious. Your “I LOVE POOP” Facebook page isn’t gonna gain any fans unless you market that shit!) (Um, no pun intended.)
So, how does this come into play?
It’s still early, but I’m in the process of launching my own social media marketing busy-ness. ;D
CRAZY, RIGHT? But it’s true – this blonde, dorky, perverted, sarcastic and overall weird chick is launching her own business. Like, WTFBBQ. But on the real, I’m SO excited to get this underway. I have a few potential clients lined up (EEK! CLIENTS! It sounds so real when I say that!) and I’m SO STOKED to start doing this for a living. And to be honest, part of the reason I love social media marketing is because it reminds me of a videogame. It’s like you have this awesome THING (whether it’s a website, product, brand, business, whatever) and you have to utilize certain tools (FB, Twitter, etc.) in order to attract and build an appropriate audience. And once you’ve done that you need to keep them hooked and engaged and make loyal customers/followers/fans out of ‘em so everyone can be BFFs.
Yes. Social media marketing should be the newest addition to the immense library of videogame genres.
I’ll keep you guys posted on my crazy endeavors!!!
(Update: I’ve gotten a few questions regarding this, so I’ll just throw it out there — YES, my ultimate goal is still to find employment within the videogame industry. But I’m confident that I’ll be able to deliver favorable results to my social media clients while pursing my dream job. <3.)
Awww, britt’s getting all grow’d up! good for you! :-)
Bahaha. Grow’d up. YEAH RIGHT! ;)
i hope it all works out for you
Thanks Dennis :)
Sounds awesome! I can ‘feel’ the excitement in your ‘voice’. And developing your social media skills further will certainly help you market yourself once you and your dream job cross paths.
Great luck to you. Can’t wait to read all about it.
Thank you SO much!!! <3333
Potential Client right here
”We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
Congrats! I may need some tips with what I’m trying to do too :)
Best of luck to you
This amazing, way to give it all. Best of luck
glad to hear about the new business! Its funny when I find something I like doing more than playing games I also start to relate it to a video game. I.E. Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is like chess, Art is telling an epic story etc. It’s good to see you found something you enjoy so much, cause that other job just seemed like you did it to pay the bills.
The whole social media thing seems very much up your alley. One of the reasons I personally started really religiously looking at your blogs was because you always interacted with your audience/fans/friends. best of Luck to ya Britt!
DEAW. Thank you Derrick! I are percited!!! :D
When you do something that you’re passionate about and enjoy, you can’t fail.
Good luck on your ambitions! Glad to see you going after the passion you’ve developed instead of being a desk jockey forever.
Now, go out there and give them hell. You were born to do this.
My boss recently told me that we might be bringing in someone new and pointed me toward your site (frick.ing.fantabulous btw). On a side note, i just learned that “fantabulous” is an actual word.
Be happy that you are working from home; the commute blows 6 ways from Sunday.
On a sidier note (second side note?), I am saddened to see that D3 is not on your list of games. Wha happen?!
Hahahaha, fantabulous might be my new favorite word EVAR!
And yes, I’m behind on the times. D3 and I need to become besties.
I should have explained that better; i believe you interviewed with us sometime last week which is how your name popped up. I hope we become among the first of your new clients!
OOOOH! Okay, haha, I’m totally on board now! ;D SWEET! That would make me happy! Thanks for checking out mah site!
It is the suckles, but it is rewarding. I will give you a hint, it is much easier to manuver the dangerous seas with a co-pilot. You will be like Sheppard, on your own at first but things get much more fun with a team. Take the right path and you will be just fine.
LOL nice pic you are mature bussiness woman LULz. XD
;D Thanks, Luis!!!
Wait… so you’re going to be spending all day on the internet? And getting paid for it!? Where I can sign!?!?!??!!!111one
But seriously, I hope it works out for you, Britt.
Hahaha! Thank youuuuuuu <3