I never imagined that people would take an interest in my day to day life. But as my social media presence has grown, so have the amount of questions I receive on a daily basis about, well, all the things. So, here we go. Let's dive in.
Q. How did you get to where you are today as a social media influencer?
A. Consistency is key. My goal was never to become a full time social media blogger. My goal was to make an extra $100-$500 a month to help pay off the thousands of dollars of debt I had accumulated in my early teens and twenties. I jumped into the network marketing field in 2017 with zero expectations. All I knew was that I had to try something because the money I was making was hardly enough to cover my bills and food, much less pay towards credit card debt I was accumulating all the while. I re-downloaded the Facebook app after having it deactivated for years and did my first live video. I was petrified. There were maybe 5 people watching and they were all friends of mine that I texted beforehand to PLEASE jump on and say hi. Fast forward to 2019. I was STILL going live at least 3-5 times a week and had up to 1,000 people at a time watching my videos! WHAT! I made it to the top 2% of the network marketing I was with and left my full time job in March of that year. CONSISTENCY. Fast forward to 2021. I am now going on a year with a different network marketing company and have about 8 different streams of income a month between that and the affiliate marketing I do. I bring in monthly at least 10x that amount of money I was making work full time at my old job. I still do the work. I show up. I learn from others. But above anything else, I brig my followers VALUABLE content. Instead of trying to SELL SELL SELL to them all the time, I incorporate things like fashion and beauty tips, cooking, cleaning hack and exercise. Most of these do not bring in a dime but they keep my followers. coming back because they are learning something new, laughing with me or trying a new way of do something!
Q. Why aren't you married?
A. This one always stumps me because I don't have much control of it. Haha. But that being said, I was married and divorced at a young age and am no rush to do it again. The time will be right when I feel it and when Cole feels it. In my personal experience and opinion, I think a lot of young adults think of marriage up to the point of the wedding. There is SO MUCH MORE to consider after that magical day is over. I want to be 100% ready and don't want to rush Cole into making a decision before he is ready either. There is no need to rush it.
Q. But don't you want kids?
A. To be honest, I have no idea. I think that in my experience, the idea of a baby sounds great when I just focus on the pregnancy and beautiful moment of birth. After that uhhhhh..... haha. I am undecided. I do know that today, at this moment in time, having to share my money, space, time (or Cole's attention lol) does not appeal to me. That could change in time and if it does then I'll follow that feeling, God willing. If you would have asked me about kids at age 18, I would have said that by age 28 I would already have one or two of them. But things happen, we change and grow. I don't want to pursue pregnancy unless the idea absolutely excites me without any doubts.
Q. How do you deal with trolls, haters and cyber bullying?
A. As my influence and following grows, so do the haters. There are times it starts to wear on me a little but I'd say thats about 2 days out of 365. I honestly have so many other things going in my head at all times that I simply cant dedicate anytime to these people or what they think or say about me. What other people believe about me is non of my business. It literally has nothing to do with me and everything to do with them. The people I love and respect know who I am. I know who I am. I know my heart and thats all that matters to me. Like me or don't. I have enough friends and good acquaintances surrounding me that it really doesn't matter to me either way. Even growing up I was picked on by mean girls and I just simply remained unbothered 99% of the time. I had other things I was focused on then and its still the same today. Jealousy is a very real thing and there is no other reason that people would pursue such intense hatred unless they are jealous. If they truly didn't care about me or thought I was a truly bad person, they wouldn't give me the time of day. But here they are, showing up daily to bash me. It makes them look bad, not me.If only that put all that energy into things that really matter, the world could change in so many great ways!
Q. Do you follow a certain diet?
A. I don't. I have found that when I limit myself to certain foods or a certain number or carbs/fat/calories etc. it doesn't work for me. One slip up and I come down hard on myself and start binge eating like a wild animal until I feel sick and hate myself. It just isn't healthy for me. I do log most of my food in the myfitnesspal app just so I can stay accountable and have an idea of what I'm putting into my body. If I went crazy with carbs and sugar one day, I'll really lay off those things for a few days afterwards. I also rarely keep snacks foods in the house to prevent myself from bored snacking. If I'm hungry, I have to take at least 5-10 minutes minimum to prepare something so it makes me really think before eating if I'm actually hungry or just bored. Water water water. I drink about 100oz a day. Rarely ever eat fast food or drink sodas unless I'm traveling or celebrating!
I hope you all enjoyed this! I would love to start doing this monthly! To submit questions, visit the message box at the bottom of the main site page! xoxo Marni