I had reservations before I launched the DIMELO MAMI blog earlier this year. As a matter of fact, I almost didn't go live the day I scheduled to launch the site. However; I considered the feeling of excitement and fear to be a sign. It was time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings...
Stepping out of your comfort zone isn't easy. It's..uncomfortable. Then when you finally do there's a long road ahead that requires so much self love and confidence. Whether you're about to take on a new passion project or feel overwhelmed with the one you already started...then this is for you!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF & YOUR PASSION PROJECT
As simple as that may seem...it's easier said than done. Especially on days that it's challenging to create content from A to Z. Creating content is a process. There's so much that goes into a picture, post, or video. Putting in the work and not seeing it thrive right away or sometimes at all is frustrating. However; when you believe in yourself and what you're doing you will see every step as a milestone. You have to be your biggest fan even before you have any fans.
I knew that I wanted to create content about my lifestyle and motherhood, specifically. Before I came up with a name, logo, or theme of the blog I focused on WHY I wanted to do this. Once you figure out all the reasons why you want to become a content creator, whether for fun or to create business opportunities (or both), it's important to be realistic on how much you can take on.
PUT YOUR WORK OUT THERE
Launching a blog or channel and publishing posts/videos isn't enough to get your project moving. You have to put yourself out there. For me, it was turning to social media. Before the blog I only had a personal Facebook account. I opened another Facebook page and my very first Instagram account for the blog specifically. The goal is to promote content, connect with other creators, brands, and your audience. Side note: appreciate that little tribe that supports you while you are still small. Look to other creators for inspiration, advice, and even to collaborate. The same goes with brands. Reach out to them. The worst you'll get is no response or a no. Eventually they will reach out to you.
IF IT MAKES YOU HAPPY...KEEP GOING
Creating content is not easy, especially if you are starting from scratch. There was a time that I felt limited in so many ways. I doubted my creativity. I blamed not having the picture perfect space or professional equipment. I used not having enough time as an excuse. In the end, it took realizing that I was in my own way of learning and growing. Don't do something for numbers. Work with what you have. It challenges your creativity and pushes you a little more each time to work even harder.
Every content creators journey is
different. It's easy to feel discouraged when you put so much effort into a post/video only to see that it didn't do as well as you hoped it would. . Go back to your WHY and stay focused. Every post and video is a stepping stone throughout your journey. Whether it does well or poorly it's part of the learning and growing process.