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Hi guysssss! How are we doing today?? So last Week, I got a message from WordPress saying I registered my account 4years ago. I honestly thought it was longer than that Lol usually I say I started blogging 2-3years ago because I like to see the first few years as a learning process, I’m still learning till this day but it wasn’t like the beginning.
I was thinking about my journey so far and things I’ve learnt, things that worked, things that didn’t. I got the idea to share but through other people. It has been a long ride. If you follow my Instagram @ore_k you’d know.
Content Creation and being a creative in general genuinely isn’t as easy as people might think. It might look nice on the outside, following creatives that are doing well and steady giving hot content but it takes so much more than that. Everyone has a growth process, for them to have gotten to the “hot content” stage, they must have learnt and tried different things out in the past. Some of those things worked and some didn’t.
In the spirit of sharing knowledge I’ve invited 15 of my favorite creatives/friends to give their hottest tips and advice on being a creative in order to help you…New-Upcoming-Old, Any creative or anyone that reads this really. I hope you pick a tip or two to help you grow even more.
Alright let’s get into it :
Always pray about your brand, creativity and ideas. The truth is we all need God in whatever we do. As a person, I’ve enjoyed God’s Grace & Love. I know his Grace is sufficient for all of us but The truth is as creatives, we all are not on the same level. What really sets you apart from other creatives? I’d say God , Consistency and Hard Work. Once God is involved, he beings amazing opportunities your way , he gives you ideas you would never think of on your own.
Bukky – @Prettyfaze
I’d say never underestimate the power of engagement, engagement is as good as networking. Engage with the people ahead of you in your field and even with your audience, you never know the opportunities merely “engaging” would expose you to. Never be too proud to drop comments, reply comments, stories, and all that.
Tamara – @tamara.aig
3. Wumi Tuase
I feel like so many people will have said this but my top tip is “Stay Original and Be Consistent” . Find your unique style (any type of content you create) and show up everytime
Wumi – @wumituase
4. The Fine Styler
If you’re not genuinely passionate or enjoying what you’re currently doing then it would be another boring and stressful day
Just enjoy the process
5. Funke Olotu
Know why you’re starting. Define your why. What are you sharing and why. Once you’ve done that, work on your how. How do you want to share it. Also Give it time. Rome was not built in a day.
Funke – @olotufunke
Content doesn’t have to be extreme. Focus on you and the right people will find you . Your story is important.
Valerie – @valerieegbuniwe
You don’t want to get lost in the crowd, Identify what sets you apart from the crowd and embrace it . Stay true to yourself
Tijesu – @tijesu.o
The ideas you think are the stupidest/weirdest are usually the best. Every idea is a good idea, even if it starts out fuzzy. Give room to different concepts and ideas that will allow you stand out from the rest . Test out new content and see what the reaction is. You’ll know from your audience if it works or not. That feedback is important because it allows you shape your future ideas into contents that both you and your audience love.
Deola – @d3ola
Write meaningful and relatable caption. Caption are a good way to connect with your community so make good use of them. Here you can provide value or evoke memories/emotions by sharing something personal your followers can relate to thereby sparking up conversation without you necessarily having to ask questions on every single post (for engagement) which can come off forced and become tiring for your audience.
10. Styletitude By Ada
Your content is what will make or break you so you have to makes sure your content is Bomb and by that I mean Valuable (educative, entertaining or factual and relatable). Always bear that in mind when creating content.
Ada – @styletitudebyada
Dear Creative, Welcome to this journey that you’ve decided to embark on. Let me give you some spoilers , you’ll have really great days, bad days and even horrible days. One day your creative juice are so fresh and ready to follow. Other days, they will dry up like the desert. You will make friends in your industry (Wait, Please do! You’ll need the support). Some will be extra supportive, some will be straight up mean to you . They will steal and copy your work but you know what, you’ll protect your mind and enjoy your journey. Why? Because Growth is in your journey. This journey is the new destination. Don’t be in a hurry to get to a particular goal and you forget to learn the ropes of the season you may be in.
12. Mofe Ade
Exposure is Important. Not for every creative though. If income is the only reward you seek and/or if you do not want to be in the spotlight, never short-sell yourself for the dollar. On the other hand, if you want a bit of the fame and connect, know when to strike a balance, how to adjust the sliders between exposure and your pay. Use your 39th sense always.
Mofe – @mofe_ade
Passion. You must have passion and genuinely love what you do. It’s not going to be rosy all the time. It’s not even going to be lucrative and fancy sometimes, infact sometimes the behind the scenes can be messiest ! You may become frustrated, you may have to go out of your comfort zone. It’ll get difficult and in those times , you must remember why you started and realize it’ll all be worth it
13. Tuke Morgan
I’ve been on this creative hustle for about 6 years and I’ve learnt that it is necessary to keep at it even when it seems like you’re not growing or getting clients. The truth is people are always watching and there will be high seasons and low seasons . Just keep on creating, keep on honoring your craft, keep on building your portfolio, keep on putting your work out there ! It’s only a matter of time before all your dreams become a reality . If you notice that there is a lot of stagnancy, analyze things holistically, get feedback from people around you and tweak your strategy if possible .
Tuke – @tukemorgan
Invest in yourself and be on top of your game. The creative industry is constantly growing and quite demanding but investing in the right resources, tools and people would make your work a lot easier and better
Meedah – @meedah.sf
Embrace yourself . Don’t forget to pat yourself on the back and tell yourself well-done. Don’t wait for anyone to do it for you . Do it yourself!
Mowa – @mowaglint
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