The 570 Blog Showcase - Featuring Sarina Newton / Entrepreneur
Social media is a huge part of modern society, and it has been for well over a decade now. With the 21st century rise of Twitter and instagram, it has become even easier to market a business. Take us here at Mod570 for example, we communicate through Facebook on a weekly basis to bring you our story and the story of other young creators and business owners. Though some people have discovered how to utilize social media at younger ages, which gives them a huge advantage. Introducing Sarina Newton, a social media influencer and marketer.
“I remember growing up I could never imagine myself leaving for work every morning then returning after. That sounded, quite literally, like an eternity of misery. I always had very big dreams but growing up I never fathomed how they could become true," said Newton.
“It all began when I sold nearly everything I owned at the age of 17 and moved across the country to land an opportunity as a Loan Officer Assistant. For the first few weeks I was expected to completely focus on Marketing and particularly on social media,” said Newton. “Eventually I fell in love due to being gifted in social media and knowing nothing about loans at the time. At this point in my life, new opportunities started arising and I got offered two jobs revolved around social media. I was unprepared, but I finally took a leap of faith and said yes to the unknown.”
Taking a leap of faith in the business world is not something too uncommon. We hear stories all the time about investors trusting small companies with their money and leaping into the unknown. But it is a little different when you are leaping from something secure, like lending assistance, to something like social media. But Newton says that the freedom from the every day normal was just what she needed.
- How did you convince yourself to leave stability? What were your thoughts?
“I said yes to not letting myself fall victim to life and allowing my hardships define me. I decided to become the author of my story, fulfill my burning desire, and break free from financial prison,” said Newton.
Now I know what some of you are thinking, ‘how hard can it be to run social media’? Well to put this in perspective, businesses across the world spend millions, if not billions, each year to reach out to customers on social media. Why do you think we now have ads of Youtube or retail suggestions on Facebook? While Newton works primarily on Instagram, she does so by assisting others to properly manage and maintain their online businesses, which is key for business development.
“I run my own business within Modern Nature. I influence vegan cruelty free beauty products while mentoring and empowering others to do the same. I utilize my social media platform to make an income using Social Media Marketing,” said Newton. “I am also an Account Executive at QuickJumps. We scale brands on Instagram and offer Influencer Management. My position involves creating custom curated Instagram feeds and mastering our clients vision by bringing their dream feed to life. I’ve been in business for nearly a year and it has been the fastest year of my life.”
- What advice would you give to aspiring entrepreneurs? Even for those that may not be going into social media or marketing.
“When I began I wish I would’ve gotten out of my own way and stopped self sabotaging. If there was one piece of advice I could give to upcoming Entrepreneurs, it would be that you must believe in yourself. If you don’t believe in yourself, how are you supposed to influence the world to believe in you,” said Newton. ”Being in business has always been my passion, so having the opportunity to make an impact on another's journey to success is what sets my soul on fire.”
Follow Sarina's journey on Instagram below: