There are many people out there who can help you build a website or develop your online persona (brand), but few of them have the expertise and exuberance that Kimberly Mays does. And what makes her an even better fit for you is that she’s a member of the Happy Black Woman community. Kimberly is a web developer turned entrepreneur and she helps women get their online persona dialed in, their website optimized and functioning well, and their business rolling. You can hear Kimberly’s story and how she got to the place she is, as well as her best tips for those just starting out, on this episode of Happy Black Woman.
If you’re ready to begin building your online persona, you need to hear this conversation.
Building an online persona is not about coming up with something new or innovative, it’s a process of discovering who you really are and what you bring to the world. That’s the approach that Rosetta’s guest on this episode, Kimberly Mays takes to help her clients understand how to position and voice their personal brand. And one of the things that make Kimberly unique is that she’s not only able to help you with your online persona, she can also put her web development skills to use to help you create the perfect website to portray your brand. You’ve got to get to know this incredible lady, and you can by listening to this conversation.
Tips for personal branding (it’s more than logos and color schemes).
Many people who speak about personal branding immediately go into choosing color schemes and creating logos. That’s fine. But it’s NOT what a brand is really made up of. Branding is the art and craft of discovering and describing your online persona, the idea people get about who you are and what you can do to help them. Kimberly Mays is an expert at helping women like you discover exactly who they are and what they offer the world, so if you’re curious about how to develop your online persona you will want to hear what she has to share on this episode of Happy Black Woman.
Why weekly planning is better than daily planning.
When you live day by day you have to deal with things as they come – which means you don’t get to prepare or think ahead. As a result, you can find yourself emotionally and mentally stressed simply because you haven’t had time to prepare yourself for the future. On this episode Rosetta’s guest, Kimberly Mays points out that organizing her schedule around weekly goals has enabled her to work intentionally toward specific projects and timelines without feeling the overwhelm and stress that can be so common among entrepreneurs. If that sounds appealing to you, it would be a good idea for you to hear what she shares on this episode.
Identify ways you can serve as you are now rather than focusing on what you don’t know yet.
When Rosetta asked Kimberly Mays for her best advice to women in the Happy Black Woman community who are ready to get their online persona and business rolling, Kimberly said the first step is to realize that you already have something valuable to offer, as the person you are right now. The online space can be a bit overwhelming, with many voices telling you what you need to learn and what you need to do in order to be successful. But Kimberly’s advice rings true: Just get started. You’ll have a much better chance of figuring out how to do business in a way that fits you if you clear your head and figure out how you can help people now.
Outline of this great episode
- [0:29] Rosetta’s welcome and introduction to her guest on this episode, Kimberly Mays.
- [5:08] First steps and tips for those who are ready to get started.
- [9:01] Tips for personal branding (it’s more than color schemes and logos)
- [12:27] What Kimberly does to stay on track personally.
- [17:39] Things that inspire Kimberly to keep going in her business.
- [21:41] Kimberly’s best advice for women who are at the beginning of their journey.
- [26:31] How you can connect with Kimberly.
Resources & Links mentioned in this episode
- Kim on Facebook
- Kim on Twitter
- Kim on Instagram
- BOOK: The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People
About Kimberly Mays
Kimberly is a web developer, brand builder, and self-proclaimed geek from New York City. With over 10 years of web design and development experience, Kimberly created Foolishly Creative to help other entrepreneurs create professional online personas. Her mission is to partner with solopreneurs, coaches, authors, and small businesses to build their websites and to sustain their online brands. Kimberly has a deep love and passion for small businesses. She believes that there is an abundance of creative individuals all around. Kimberly is fueled by her desire to use her talents to create opportunities and to help others be successful. When she is not working, Kimberly enjoys watching anime, traveling to other countries, attending live theater, and learning new technologies.