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EVERY OPPORTUNITY ISNT GOLD.

« Love yourself enough to set boundaries.« 

Being a content creator is one of the hardest jobs out there, your brain has to be working 24 hours, you aren’t just creating content, you have to come up with marketing strategies, and constantly thinking of how to generate engagement without caving only to the pressure from outside.

As a content creator your heart has to be in sync with whatever you are doing because creativity comes from within, so when you only cave to the pressure from outside your content begins to lose originality, and that audience that is there because of your originality would lose interest.

So it gets annoying when brands belittle you, or propose a offer with little or no pay and it is even more annoying  when they offer you exposure in return for your services and because it is a little hard to say no, you take up a job that you have no interest in, 

As a content creator, collaborations are a major source of income, and every opportunity seems like Gold, but you don’t have to say yes to every job.

In fact if your values and a brand’s value contrasts with that of the brand, you don’t have to do the job, because you content is a representation of who you are, what you put up on your platform is what people will identify you with.

Would you rather deal with the awkwardness of saying no or be known as someone who supports a brand that’s a scam?

Saying yes to a job that you don’t really want to do can cost you a lot because you would lack enthusiasm and when you eventually get the work done, you’ve probably done nonsense or something below your standard, your audience will notice and when other brands look through what you’ve done, they’d see that work that is below your standard.

Don’t soil/ruin your career trying to please others.

By luvlysimi

My name is Soremekun Jesutofunmi Similoluwa
I'm a graduate of Covenant University, i have a travel blog/website (www.travelwithsimi.com)
I'm very passionate about travelling, i love fashion, pictures,reading writing, talking and creating ideas.
I strongly believe in God, He is a major part of who i am.
I am a freelance model, writer, Content creator and above all i'm a brand

I love being independent, i love making people happy, i love meeting new people and making new friends.
I'm a strong believer of killing people with kindness
And my advice to everyone is to never be scared to fail

It's better to live with the regret of "failure" than the regret of "if only".

16 replies on “EVERY OPPORTUNITY ISNT GOLD.”

This was a beautiful read. It’s actually one of the best decision I’ve made, setting boundaries when working with people or brands.
It’s not perfect yet because many times it’s not easy to recognize when an opportunity is really gold or not but we learn everyday 🤗

Thank you Joyce, in truth it is not easy to recognize when an opportunity is gold but that is why as a brand you know what you stand for and if it isn’t in accordance with your values then it really isn’t worth it.

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