Why I chose to quit my 9-5 job and become a full time influencer
So, here we are. It’s the first of March which to most people probably equals the first day of spring according to the calendar year (except if you are from Australia, then the season is the other way arund, right?!) but to me it’s the first day with out a job. Yes, I quit my job about a month ago in order to become a full time influencer, content creator or whatever you want to call it. I find it very scary to say the least but for a long time I’ve felt that if I didn’t do it now, I wouldn’t be able to do it. Ever. The thing is, Mark and I have no real obligations, we have a cheap rent and now have the knowledge to turn what I love doing the most into a business. However, I cried my eyes out yesterday when I came home from my last day at Woomio, simply because I had the best colleagues in the world and I really felt that we were onto something cool in Woomio in terms of disrupting influencer marketing! When I joined, I was ready to become a full-time business woman I actually for some time considered closing my blog in order to focus 100% on my career in Woomio. But along came Mark, and together we found a mutual passion for creating content on social media. That has from day 1 been our biggest passion, simply to take photos, edit videos (there are more videos coming up soon!) and engaging with our community of followers.
With my job in Woomio, it has always been a natural thing to also see that passion as a potential business, and slowly that thought started to grow on me. The thing is, for a long time I didn’t think that I was good enough for being a full-time influencer, but the more I have learned, the more I now know that EVERYONE has the talent to be full-time influencers as long as they want to work for it. Yes, it will be freaking hard especially here in the beginning where there are 1000 things that I need to do before I can get to the point where I feel comfortable “selling” myself to costumers. One of those are to do a spring cleaning here on my blog as well as doing a little redesign on the blog.
This will, without doubt, take some but I feel it’s necessary to get a nicer, cleaner look! I have also chosen to only writing in english. Yup you heard me! It might be a stupid decision because most of my readers a based in Denmark and speaks Danish! However, I feel that I can express myself better in english now that I speak it more or less 99% of the time. Furthermore, it’s also better if I want to attract new readers. Last but not least, it’s just easier to write in only 1 language. You don’t know how often I’ve been cursing at the screen because I just spent hours writing a compelling story in english or danish and then having to translating it (like this post which will be the last one in both languages). Anywho, that will probably be the biggest chance for most people.