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Meet Cody Jay

Today we’d like to introduce you to Cody Jay. 

Hi Cody, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
My business focuses on social media marketing and advertising. I am both my own brand and business and utilize that to create advertisements for companies around the world. I have spent the last decade growing my experience and knowledge base when it comes to all thing’s social media and marketing in order to be able to continuously elevate my own business as well as others. In addition to being able to work with global companies as well as social media platforms themselves, I teach other social media creators and small business owners how to utilize social media in order to significantly elevate their own businesses. I’ve gotten to the level of success I have today by working on always elevating my quality of content as well as my social media content strategies and always working to raise the bar for myself as well as my industry. I take risks and I’m always open to new opportunities if I feel they will have a benefit to my future and my business. I am known for working exceptionally hard at what I do and not taking no for an answer. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
It definitely has not been a smooth road. When you are self-employed you always have this hustle mentality because you are not guaranteed a paycheck. So that has always pushed me to work as hard as I can in order to secure myself financially. Besides that, I, like many others have had a lot of opportunities that were not able to come to fruition and it does create a lot of self-doubts. I use those failures if you will to essentially fuel the fire of my business and work even harder to make opportunities happen for myself. I don’t really look at things as failures but more as learning opportunities in order to make changes necessary to succeed. 

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know about your work?
I am first and foremost a certified professional makeup artist. Over time I evolved into a social media content creator which is what I do full time and I create makeup and skincare reviews and tutorials and more. With that being said, I work with global cosmetics brands creating advertisements for them based on products that I use and that they have available for sale. I love what I do very much because I run my social platforms with honesty and integrity which is something that is very important in this world and I’m able to create content that consumers can utilize in order to make educated decisions on whether or not they want to spend money on products to use in their daily routines. Additionally, an expansion of my business is called Cody’s Creator Academy, where I teach other creators of all levels as well as small business owners how to utilize social media to increase their personal and business revenues and that’s something I’m very passionate about. I’m essentially providing all of the information I wish I would have had at the beginning of my career to these individuals in a fully comprehensive course. It allows them to save so much time and really get ahead of the game. 

What do you like best about our city? What do you like least?
When I love most about my city is the accessibility to do things. Every restaurant or store or fun activity you can think of is within just a couple minute drive from where I live. What I like least about the city is probably how people drive. Everyone seems to be in such a hurry to get somewhere and it causes a lot of incidences sometimes. 

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