Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls. Let me tell you about myself and R3 Social Media.
The year was 2010 when I first stumbled into the job where I worked from home, managing two social media accounts as a contractor for my husband’s new found employer. I was working part time at a clothing retailer, but needed the job. I started at very little pay for this, knowing nothing about marketing, especially social media marketing, at the time. Eventually, though, they offered me a full time position as their logistics clerk A.K.A. “the shipping girl”. I handled shipping and receiving in a dirty little back room, alone with a desk and a computer for the social media marketing work I still did as an addition to my job. Now, this was late 2010. EVERYBODY was still learning about social media marketing for brands, so I was in a small group of progressive small businesses that jumped in head first. And we all learned together.
Let’s fast forward to 2011. My husband and I find out that I’m pregnant in April 2011 and I’m going to have to quit this fairly new job to care for the baby. We simply didn’t make enough for anything else to happen. Unfortunately, we still needed my income. R3 Social Media is born.
We, my husband and I, decided that after the last 10 or so months of learning social media for business, I should be able to do it for myself and do this new thing called “social media consulting”. People on the West Coast had already been doing it for sometime, but let’s get it straight, we’re in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Trends are slow to catch on here. 😉 I already had a brilliant network of people I had met while we were all learning how to use these social platforms for the businesses we worked for, so luckily, I had support!
I began with 1 client at $400 a month and grew my new social media consulting business every year from there. Even being home with the newborn, breastfeeding, cloth diapering, making baby food; all of it. I’ve never been one to back away from a challenge and honestly, I loved social media marketing. (And still do!)
In March 2015, after much success, and while leading the social media team for Social Media Tulsa Social Business Conference in Tulsa, Ok, I met the founder of a company I ended up doing some work for; a digital marketing and PR company in Dallas, called Heroic Search. We worked together for quite a few months and in December 2015, they offered me a job that I accepted; the “Siren of Social”, as I called myself, or the Social Media Coordinator for their company as well as all clients. And I spent 1 year learning more than I ever thought I would.
R3 Social Media is back at it again! I look forward to another exciting chapter of the business as well as all of the opportunities that come with operating a marketing company in a town like Tulsa!
With all of that said, I look forward to hearing from you! 😉
(If that was too subtle, please fill out my contact form and let’s start the conversation about your social media needs! 😉 )