Today we’d like to introduce you to Dorche Harris.
Hi Dorche, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
I actually first started my Content Creator/Influencer journey in 2020 when the pandemic started. I was trying to get my small business off the ground but it slowed down once we were on lockdown.
I already had an Instagram set up where I posted pictures occasionally and decided to really dive into it. Once I started posting more photos and connecting with my audience, my Instagram grew rather quickly. I gained over 10k followers in my first year.
I connected with some other mom influencers and worked towards working with brands to bring in income. And I’ve been doing it ever since. In 2021, I managed to bring in over $20k from brand partnerships. My goal for 2020 is $40k.
I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
It definitely wasn’t a smooth road.
I had to learn a lot behind the scenes about what it meant to be a content creator. Tech, algorithm, editing, invoicing brands, negotiating with brands, keeping up with making content and so much more. Plus, I’m still a mother. I had to learn how to manage my time and work from home.
I would say one of the biggest struggles for me is time management. I want to be present for my kids but I also had to make sure I was getting my work done on time.
Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
Being a content creator, I am able to work with brands but that’s not why I started. I love being able to share my journey as a mother who battles depression and anxiety.
I love being able to connect with other moms who are on the same journey as me. It brings me so much joy to get messages and comments about women relating to my content.
Any advice for finding a mentor or networking in general?
I would say, no matter what industry you’re in, find a mentor.
Network. Get your name out there but also be willing to learn at the same time. There is ALWAYS room for growth. In my industry, there is always something changing.
By taking the time to learn and network with others, I’ve been able to stay on top of it and not fall behind.
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