“YouTube could be very profitable if you’re in line with it,” she mentioned.
That success undoubtedly appeared price capitalizing on – plus, “I grew up within the age of social media,” which is “second nature” to her. That’s how Draper obtained the thought to make a profession out of serving to others with social media.
As soon as she moved to Martinsville, she obtained linked pretty shortly. Metropolis Council member Jennifer Bowles is a cousin, and she or he met Natalie Hodge, who “was actually fascinated about my social media. She helped me do the enterprise aspect to get me up and working.”
Draper had been doing freelance work on graphic design and web site improvement earlier, and in January, Social Butterfly obtained its LLC designation, she mentioned. At that time she expanded companies: “Something consistent with branding, we do it.”
“TaLaya was blessed to me by way of Guided Profession Exploration,” a workforce improvement program funded by The Harvest Basis, she mentioned.
The GCE is run by the West Piedmont Workforce Funding Board by way of a 3-year, $1.08 million grant to attach younger adults to workforce coaching and jobs. It targets residents aged 17 to 24 who’re unemployed, underemployed, not already attending faculty or pursuing a profession path, offering particular person profession teaching and work experiences.
Although new to city, Draper already had been conversant in Millner, whom she began following on YouTube (Talaylee Types) after “Natalie advised me there was one other inventive round right here,” she mentioned.