Well, lets see, I have been on Social Media since about 2007. I was a bored and lonely housewife in a new city with no friends and family and my only company was a babbling infant who was just learning how to walk. So of course my options for entertainment were daytime television and housework. What i decided to do was take online art classes and I ended up entertaining myself on Facebook and Myspace and websites to connect to people because I spent so much time at home while my husband was working.
So, how did I end up turning my online experience into business?
Well it started with my artwork. I noticed sharing photos of my artwork brought more traffic to my pages and provided me a much bigger audience then my toddler and his stuffed animals. SO i ended up starting to create things with the intention of having people look at it, interact with me because of posts and status messages. Socially it was much easier for a somewhat shy person like myself to connect with people everywhere and be international... Thus Dajavi was born.. (Dawn Janae Vason International) I had a plan to reach out to people in other countries and get my art to every place I could and in 2014, I finally did that! My first international connection!
I have always had a bigger dream of helping people and building a life bigger than I could have ever imagined and the action of doing this made it real for me, finally I can make this happen!
Because of this connection, I also found ItWorks as a business and for that I am forever grateful to Olga (My first International Customer)!
But I Digress... Back to social media... What can I say? For me, as a stay at home mother, and even at the current moment I am unable to drive, but I make a living from home, and its all because of social media and my thirst for knowledge, each day, each week I learn more and more things and I am able to share with others, my gift is to teach, so this way I share what I have learned and I work my business from home and I don't pay for every feature that is offered, I have found ways to make it more affordable for me because at the time, I didn't have much money to work with for extra so I had to make things work!
Social Media is perfect and if you educate yourself and find people who are willing to share information without it breaking your pockets, soak it all in! Interact more and do what you have to in order to learn how to use it so that you can grow from it! Use the FREE functions to your advantage! You will grow! you will figure it out! Fear isn't real and social media can't hurt you, just dive in and try! If you fail, figure out a different way, I have changed up ALOT trying to find my groove still, but when I am consistent, I can get thousands of people to view my pages without paying a penny!
Dawn aka Javi is a Super Cool 32 year old wife and homeschooling mother to 2 young boys and now one new baby girl!!