Q and A with Vanessa from Barranquilla, Colombia
“As cliché as it might sound, you really should never give up. And if you keep trying the same things over and over, try something new, try a new technique, educate yourself, learn, grow, and you’ll achieve your dreams.”
Q: What are you passionate about?
A: My number one passion is spending time with my nine-year-old son, which is what led me to Pinterest marketing. When I became a mom, I knew I wanted to stay at home with my son, so I decided to start my own business. I initially wanted to do copywriting, but I saw the high demand in Pinterest marketing and decided to focus on this. I never thought that I would LOVE doing Pinterest marketing so much! I’ve learned so much and met so many amazing business owners. I am currently working on creating my own Pinterest course to teach people how to use this amazing platform for their business.
Q: What were your younger years like?
A: I grew up with two older sisters and a single mother who moved to the U.S. from Colombia, South America. I watched my mother work multiple jobs while learning the English language in order to provide for us. She went from multiple jobs to finally getting one great position as a bilingual representative in a great company where she could finally make a decent income. My mother wanted me to attend college, but I couldn’t quite place my finger on what kind of job I wanted to study for. Eventually, I realized I was an entrepreneur at heart and that I didn’t want a job…I wanted my own business. I think my mother’s strength and resilience made a huge impact on me as a business owner.
Q: What is something valuable you’d like others to know?
A: One of the most important things I’ve learned is that you can’t succeed in business if your mindset isn’t right. You have to be confident in what you’re doing, set your fears aside, and see the value in yourself. The wrong mindset can hold you back in all aspects of life. Always make sure you love yourself and take care of yourself first, and then you’ll succeed in everything else.
Q: What does feminism mean to you?
A: To me, feminism is more than just having equality and the same opportunities as men. It’s also feeling powerful inside your own skin, being confident in yourself, and loving yourself wholeheartedly.
MORE FROM VANESSA: When I first started my entrepreneurial journey, I failed repeatedly. I was clueless about marketing, I lacked confidence, and I really struggled. However, I never gave up. I started educating myself, got marketing coaching, took courses on all kinds of topics, and changed my life around. When I finally lauched my Pinterest marketing business, I succeeded and was making a full time income within three months. As cliché as it might sound, you really should never give up. And if you keep trying the same things over and over, try something new, try a new technique, educate yourself, learn, grow, and you’ll achieve your dreams.
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