Updated on September 7th, 2021.
Hello to everyone reading my story! My name is Victoria. I am a full-time content marketer at a UX agency, a blog post writer, and a founder of selfmademillennials.com.
The purpose of this story is to give you a better sense of who I am, what I do, and how I spend my free time apart from work.
I have already published over 150 posts on Medium. These are my top-performing stories:
How Drinking Matcha Every Day Will Make You Live Live a Longer Life — 55k views.
How Lululemon Increased Their Brand Value by…
Friedrich Schiller is one of the legends of German 18th-century literature.
He is an artist, poet, writer, philosopher, historian, and romantic playwriter remembered primarily after his “An die Freude” (Ode to Joy). It was set to music by Beethoven in his famous “Ninth Symphony,” according to British Library.
Freidrich Schiller’s legacy consists of numerous theoretical, philosophical, and artistic works, including well-known plays such as Don Carlos (1787), Wallenstein (1799), Maria Stuart (1800), and Wilhelm Tell (1804), to name a few.
Imagine you’ve launched a blog.
You’ve dreamed of sharing your message with the world and attracting like-minded people to your website. You did your best to make it beautiful and started publishing articles, one after another.
There was no visible progress, but you diligently worked on it and hoped readers would come soon.
“Soon” is a vague term, though. It may happen in a few days, months, or years. You never know when success will come, but you live with hope day by day.
In time, your self-confidence goes down. Your blog does not seem to grow despite having a…
Open your LinkedIn feed and scroll it down.
What are your observations?
You and I will see different content, but the post types will most likely be the same. Someone shares their career wins and gets lots of supportive messages in the comments. At the same time, others post their life lessons, professional content, and job search requests.
Let’s step back for a moment and turn to the platform’s origin. For years, LinkedIn’s vision has been the following:
“Create economic opportunity for every member of the global workforce.”
According to research studies, Linkedin users are between 25 and 34 years…
How would you feel if a single blog post could turn into a profitable business one day?
As a content marketer, I never thought it was possible. The content creation process looked like a rat race at some point. You don’t have a right to stop. You have to keep producing content to get noticed. Otherwise, your competitors will outperform you right away. It’s challenging, expensive, and time-consuming.
The “publish more” approach only generated a so-called “spike of hope.” A newly published article immediately gets views from the existing audience and social media. However, it does not last long. After…
The side hustle culture is booming like never before these days.
Some people lost their jobs during the pandemic and had no other choice than side gigs. In contrast, others realized how flexible the home office could be and started cheating on their jobs.
According to the recent Zapier study, one in three Americans (34%) have a side hustle. In comparison, over 24% want to start side hustling in 2021. It’s almost 50%. Think about it! Something drives those people to work in the afternoons, on weekends, and sacrifice relationships.
If having a full-time job was considered normal several years…
“An established marketer should be responsible for the whole website creation process. From the idea and strategy to post-launch and optimization. It’s the only way to measure the impact and know who’s responsible for it.”
I’ve heard these words from one of my former employers. Back then, I could not believe my future marketing job would look this way. It seemed too much of pressure and responsibility. I was scared and reluctant to kick off my marketing career.
It’s ridiculous how a single comment from a random person can leave such a deep footprint in the memory.
“How come I…
If you want to build your marketing career but haven’t found the right place to do so, it’s not your fault.
Many people believe they can make money fast by deceiving search algorithms and posting retouched photos on social media. If only that were so easy. Don’t be fooled by the success stories which aim to sell you something.
There is no fast and easy way to become somebody.
If you are motivated by money, fancy corporate life, and all those benefits big companies usually offer, you are guaranteed to fail—no matter which career path you choose.
When I became…
As a marketer and blogger, I produce content daily. It’s my job and hobby at the same time.
I create every content piece with a purpose: to persuade, sell, subscribe, inspire or help. I want a reader to feel differently or experience an “aha” moment upon reading my pieces. It’s challenging, but this is what a writer’s job is.
It’s shocking that 90% of all digital data was created in the last two years, according to Bernard Marr & Co! Exposed to too much information, readers become more selective in their choices.
Someone put time and energy into creating content…
Running a business is like a fortune wheel. You have expectations but no power to predict the future.
Someone gets their lucky number and successfully moves on. In contrast, others end up losing money and getting out of the business.
It’s life. No one is better prepared than the others.
Grace Bonney, the book author of “In the Company of Women,” asked a hundred female entrepreneurs about their journeys to success. What they regret not knowing before and what they would share with their younger self if they could.
As a young millennial looking for my purpose, I read, listen…