Today we’d like to introduce you to Caitlyn Scott.
So, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
My story is long and can be found in more detail on my blog but for now, here’s the short version. I’m one of those girls who doesn’t stop, I’m constantly on the go, creating, planning, organizing and wondering what’s going to be next. When I was a senior in high school, I knew I wanted to use my social media platforms, specifically, Instagram to be my creative outlet, so I deleted my Instagram and took a year and a half to decide who I wanted to be on my blog and what kind of content I wanted to create. In that year and a half, I moved into my sister and brother inlaws garage in Fullerton, CA where we transformed it into the most adorable studio. In this space, I found myself and figured out as a young woman who I wanted to be, where I wanted to go and what I wanted to represent. My sister @amandarachelle_photography was and is the most crucial being in my creative goals. She encouraged me to start my blog back up, she captured all my photos and read/edited my post and till this day she is one of the most amazing beings to capture beautiful things through a lens. From the time I lived with my sister to the place I am now, I have met photographers and creatives that have helped me develop my brand as caitlynbarbaramarie. I now live in the beautiful city of San Francisco where I thrive more than I ever have.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
Is there ever a smooth road? Absolutely not, but these are the roads that lead us to success. The thoughts in my head are the most crippling ones that continue to define my work. Is this outfit cute? Is this look photo worthy? Can I create content in it? Will my photo get any likes? Why isn’t this photo getting the engagement I thought? Should I even continue to do this? Why do I even spend my time curating content? These are the questions that are constantly running through my mind, but these thoughts are my competition to make me better as a creative. My only advice to women is to work together, build each other up because the only person critiquing your work at the end of the day is you.
Please tell us more about your work, what you are currently focused on and most proud of.
When you look at my blog post or my Instagram content, you’ll find a short haired gal who is nothing but real with you. I love what I do and share on my social media platforms but there’s also another side to it. I am a full-time college student who graduates in three weeks and a part-time server who has her own business selling a luxury hair care line called MONAT, this hair product has been a life changing opportunity but also product, and I don’t say this lightly! I am known for #caitlynsclosetsales, styles that I form through many different brands, for being real and transparent and ultimately someone who creates beautiful things all around me. I always tell myself your content is something special and you have a following as small as 500 to 10K to 15M for a reason, you either purchase a following, you network with others or you become famous. The followers you have do not define you as an individual and today’s society makes it seem like it does, but all in all your content is your life’s work, own it and be proud of it because it isn’t easy to curate or to network with people all over the world!
It would be great to hear about any apps, books, podcasts or other resources that you’ve used and would recommend to others.
Apps I use for curating: Colourtone, Unfold, StoryArt, Preview, and Pinterest.
Books: “InstaStyle” by Tezza
- Website: http://caitlynbarbaramarie.blogspot.com/
- Phone: 6612408070
- Email: Caitmscott2@gmail.com
- Instagram: caitlynbarbaramarie