Today we’d like to introduce you to Anastasia Holt.
Anastasia, before we jump into specific questions about the business, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
Growing up in Topical North Queensland, Australia I have always been heavily influenced by a strong sense of community. I’ve carried that with me throughout my travels and various chapters of life which included living in the Canggu, Bali.
After spending two weeks in Bali on holiday I returned home, sold everything I owned and packed up what was left before moving to Bali just five weeks later! Whilst I was living in Canggu my eyes and heart were opened to this intense, creative, innovative and addictive world saturated with millennials making their mark in the online industry via various mean but, what had my attention the most was Digital Media and Marketing.
I quickly latched on and began absorbing everything I could from my peers, professionals, business owners and everyone in between. I aspired to create a lifestyle where I would no longer have to work a mundane 9-5 job, with the same tasks and the same surroundings. I wanted my life to be a direct reflection of my personality and that is fun, bubbly, idea-driven, hard-working but most of all flexible and diverse. I returned to Tropical North Queensland in May 2019 and shortly after launched what is now Mini Spark Media.
It is my mission, through Mini Spark Media to supply small businesses’ with tailored marketing strategies, personalized digital media services and creative direction and in just six months Mini Spark Media has expanded faster than I could have ever imagined and I am so excited to see what the New Year has in store!
Has it been a smooth road?
No not at all! One of the biggest struggles I have faced is my Mental Health. Just after launching my business I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). BPD is a mental health illness characterized by unstable moods, behaviors and relationships. Living with BPD is a struggle in itself each day so, with the added stresses that come with running your own business, it does get really difficult. The biggest thing I think my diagnosis has taught me is to slow down (even though 9 times out of 10 I don’t).
As a business owner, I always wanted to get the job done as quickly as I could for my clients without giving myself enough consideration. Essentially I was burning the candle at both ends. It’s now something I can recognize and slowing down and taking my time with things has made such a positive impact!
Also just talking about my diagnosis and maintaining that transparency has created a platform for an “open-door-policy” that extends outside of my business and I couldn’t be more grateful for that.
Please tell us about your business.
Mini Spark Media is a Digital Media and Marketing Agency working with small businesses’ all over the world but, most predominantly in Australia. We specialize in Website Development, Graphic Design, Social Media Management, Marketing and Content Creation. It is our mission to supply small businesses’ with tailored marketing strategies, personalized digital media services and creative direction. What I am most proud of is the drive and passion that has gone into creating this business and the ongoing effort to see it grow and do well. The onset of that is then the response I have received from the community and my clients. It’s honestly been a wild ride!
- eCommerce Website Development via Shopify – $1500 AUD
- Social Media Management – $300 per week AUD
- Graphic Design – $80 per hour AUD
- Phone: 0432499956
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/__analouise/?hl=en
- Other: https://www.pinterest.com.au/MiniSparkMedia/