[00:00:00] Hey guys, what’s up. Welcome back to another episode of Hear and Now podcast. I am so ecstatic to welcome Brooke Miccio onto the show today. Hi. Hi, thank you for pronouncing it right. I love all of your YouTube videos, but I’ve been watching your videos for years and I’m so excited to finally have you on the show.
So why don’t you introduce yourself to everybody? Tell us where you’re from, what you do and things you want the audience to know. Sure. so I’m 23 years old. I live in New York city. I am a full-time. I like to say content creator because influencers, not my favorite word, but if that’s what we want to be known as I have a podcast, I do YouTube blogs, Instagram of course, every form of social media.
So that is my full-time job. I’m still lucky. that’s and that’s, I guess a little bit about me. I do like lifestyle stuff. So, really everything in between, like it’s not really one specific category, I guess I showcase just my life, and all of its highs and lows. I love that so much. So how [00:01:00] long ago did you get started on YouTube?
I say I’ve been on YouTube forever. Cause even in middle school, like late elementary school, middle school, I discovered YouTube. So I made a YouTube channel and it was originally gonna like be me and one friend. And then it was like broken her friends, you know, that was like the concept, at least I thought.
And I was like, I’ll do the editing. And like the planning you guys just have to be in the videos. It was fun for awhile. We did like music videos and skits and stuff. but then. Like middle, it was like eighth grade, you know, middle school was kind of like winding down. It just wasn’t as cool anymore. I guess.
So a lot of my friends were like, now I’m kind of done with that. And I was like, me too deleted that channel. And then I started if my, like the concept of this channel was fashion and beauty channel I’m in ninth grade. And. It was a time. I remember it was that your preppy days was that like nine days.
Whereas as the brick X, beauty day is a little cringe, but it’s fine. So how have you seen your channel kind of evolve as you moved into high school and then college and now post-grad life? [00:02:00] Yeah, and I mean, the total, like style of content has shifted, I guess. Like I said first started like fashion and beauty.
And then I went into more, high school tips, which I actually really enjoyed doing those sort of videos, like, you know, showing, I talked about like tips for the sat or like my, my morning routine, my night routine for high school. Like I was super involved in high school. I was always like, not like a crazy high achiever, but, that was like my vibe.
So I talked a lot about that. and then in college I did a lot of like college advice and tips. My first. Two years. And then I transitioned more to like blog style videos. And that’s what I do now. we can my life or just vlogs in general. Yeah. No, those are my favorite to watch especially cause you live in New York city.
how has that been adjusting to content with being in such a busy place all the time? Yeah. Well, it’s weird now obviously. COVID so it’s not the same, but it’s honestly really nice living in a city where there’s a bit more going on and more to do. I feel like I have more content to show and, it just is like, I mean, I mean the amount of messages I get [00:03:00] to people, you know, I’ve always wanted to go to New York or I’ve always wanted to visit New York, whatever it is.
So it’s really cool being in that place. And I feel so lucky that I get to be here. And I remember seeing your move from Boston to New York. So what was it like to kind of move. I think during COVID right. You were kind of trying to get everything situated. Yeah, it was weird. I mean, it was like a situation where my lease was up and I just really wasn’t happy there anymore.
So it was like, why am I going to continue to do this? And I twit around a little bit. I was like, maybe I can move back home with my parents. but I stayed with them for several months during COVID and I just, I love them and we are so, so posed, but I need my own space independence. I just, and I was like, it’s just not going to be a healthy situation for me to be here.
I’ve just lived on my own for so long. I’ve moved out to college really far away, and then I’ve lived on my own for several months before that. So, It was, it was strange, but really good. We had a great, like I had a great movie company come help and my parents were amazing and they helped so so much.
and so I feel like the move overall was [00:04:00] pretty smooth and I feel like it was definitely the right move. So, no, absolutely. No, I love it. and it seems like so cool in New York city, like that’s, everybody’s dream to like. Live in such a cool place like that. but I wanted to ask about college. How was it to move?
So, so far away from home at kind of such a young age. Yeah. good question. I’ve always been like, ah, I just want to do me, like, I want to do something crazy in different whatever person. So I kind of like went into it with those expectations of like, all right, Brooke, you’re going to be far away from your parents and stuff like that.
So I kind of threw myself into like making friends and doing stuff on campus. It was still tough. I think. I didn’t really get in my groove and like get my friend group and stuff until like really later sophomore year into junior year, which is fine. Just like took me a little bit, a little bit longer, I guess, to really feel the full group.
Not that I, I definitely had friends and everything, but I felt. It didn’t really click for me until a little bit later. and then it’s harder to feel like home for me. You know what I mean? Like in the beginning it always felt like I was almost like a visitor. Like I never [00:05:00] really truly was there, but then it became home and I miss my friends.
A lot of them live in the South now. So really, I kind of knew that signing up to go to school there. I was like, all right, I’m sure, you know, these people are going to be from the South and they are my chest. These are from Georgia. So, yeah, no, that, that is so awesome. how did, what was it like to like balance doing this content creation piece while being in school at the same time?
Cause I know that there’s a lot of people who struggle finding that balance. Yeah. Yeah. Good question. it definitely upped and flowed. Like I think there was. Like my, I remember my first semester I was struggling with the balance of college. I was like, wait, college is actually really hard. I remember like bombing a first few, like my first few tests.
I was like, wait, wait, wait, let me process, like, I’m doing something wrong here clearly. and it just takes it. It’s an adjustment period. You know, it’s very different than high school. it’s not so much of a set schedule, like a lot of the studying and stuff like that. I remember in high school, like, you’d get.
Study guides and like help and stuff. And in college, it’s kind of like good luck, like, all right, again, we’re covering everything that sounded in the textbook [00:06:00] from class and possibly from other sources too. I was like, okay, that’s a lot of info. but I felt, I found my group with it. I think. There were semesters where it lacked.
I mean, I studied abroad my sophomore year and I just simply didn’t post for an entire semester just because I was like, I want to focus on me. And, I’m thankful I did that. You know, like that was one of my best semesters of college. And in, from a business perspective, it wasn’t the smartest, but I always knew that YouTube, YouTube was never really my full priority until I made it my priority.
And it wasn’t at that point. so I always focused on school and my social life first. No. Yeah, that’s so good. that’s such a great perspective. and I was going to say, did you kind of anticipate after graduating that you were going to end up doing content creating full-time. I wanted to, it was always like my, my, like a thought in the back of my head, I was like, Oh, I would love to do this.
But, it just didn’t seem like it was the right time. financially I probably could have swung it, but I didn’t even know where to move. I was like, where should I move? You know, should I move to [00:07:00] New York? And then I was like, I don’t really have the money for, like. The type of apartment that I wanted to live in, like rent wise.
and I just didn’t really have like a plan with it. So I was like, you know, if I got a job, it gives me more of like a plan. it also, it seems like it’s the right thing to do. I just graduated with a four year degree. Like, you know, I probably should get a job. Like, it just kinda made sense, like at least.
and I think I’m thankful for every decision I’ve made because it led me here like exactly now. So I think for that, It was the right choice, if that makes sense, like after college. And it gave me more of like a path and a purpose, at least for those few months and like gave me somewhere to go. And, I met all of these like really cool, awesome people and lived in this fun, new city that I probably like won’t ever live in like a different sort.
I don’t know, obviously this around every year, but yeah. I love New York now, and I don’t really see myself leaving. So it gave me a city to try out, like, I, you know, probably wouldn’t have never tried out a city like that. [00:08:00] So impulsively, if it wasn’t for that. No, that’s so awesome. what was it like to make the decision to leave your nine to five?
Because I watched all of those videos. I was like, wow, you go girl. Like that was awesome. Thank you. it was. It was quicker than I anticipated. So I always thought about it. And I remember I visited my grandma and I had like this long talk with her and she was like, you gotta do it while you’re young.
You know, I believe in you, whatever. And then literally like that week, I was like, I’m done, you know, like mentally, once you decide, you decide, I think that’s the problem is like, you know what I mean? Like you can always. Thinking in the back of your head, like, I want to leave my job, but when you mentally are like not doing it, like I just had no motivation for work and stuff like that.
Anyways, I was like, I don’t want to be here. I don’t enjoy this, this isn’t going. and so it was a thought that I had for like weeks and months and stuff in advance, but I kept. Pushing off the date, you know? So I was like, okay, I’ll, you know, I’ll at least stay a full year. And then I was like, no, okay.
I’ll stay until my birthday, which was April. And then I [00:09:00] was like, no, I’ll stay till the end of the year. So that at least it was like a perfect six months or whatever. And then I was like, you know what? I keep pushing this off and pushing off. But I just, this is. I like this is dumb, you know, I just don’t, it’s like this isn’t for me.
and for me it turned out to be a really good decision. I mean, I know I got really lucky and stuff, but I was a prep myself ahead of time financially. And just like, I was like, you know, this is your new life now. Like if you fail, it’s all on you. Like whatever I’ve had that conversation. So a lot went into it.
Yeah, no, absolutely. when did you kind of finally decide that you were making enough from content creating to sustain yourself, to make that break from your job? Yeah, it really, I I’m really thankful everything kind of picked up at once. Like I feel like I moved to Boston, I graduated college, moved to Boston, and then I started doing all these like workweek in my life videos that were performing super well.
and then my podcasts, we actually like. It’s kind of interesting. We signed with our podcast network in April, so we were kind of like back logged on [00:10:00] payments. So I didn’t really start getting paid. For, from all of that until like July, August. So then I was finally getting paid from that and I was like, Whoa, okay.
Like pretty good right now. and the YouTube stuff, of course. and I actually ended up like switching my management teams, like kind of as I left my job. And, just with that whole thought process, like the prom, like I’m still with them and they’ve literally changed my life. So. That whole, like the alignment of everything just kind of lined up.
So I guess like later summer, I realized it and it wasn’t even a moment like, Hey, I could quit my job, but I was like, Oh, I’m doing pretty well from that side of things right now. but my rent and stuff in Boston, I would’ve never been able to afford if it weren’t for YouTube, like YouTube was primary source of my income.
Like the, the job stuff was kind of secondary, especially with how much of my, paychecks and stuff I was investing and whatnot. but it was nice to have two incomes for sure. No, absolutely. and I was gonna ask, like, if you wanted to talk a little bit more about like, you know, brand sponsorships and [00:11:00] stuff, so what has been the process of, you know, you reaching out to brands and then kind of making them the break of them, reaching out to you and coming to you.
It sounds like such, such a fun thing for people to do. and what are some of the favorite brands that you’ve worked with so far? Oh my gosh. I’ve been so lucky to work with such awesome companies. I mean, a recent favorite. We did podcast, ad reads for ABC and the bachelor. So that was huge. I was like, wow, this is I’ve made it.
Like, that was like, I’ve made it moment. for sure. I mean, we did a lot of work with bud light seltzer, which I thought was cool. Cause I that’s a product that I genuinely use. it’s really, we’ve worked with like such awesome companies through the podcast, but even on YouTube, I am so fortunate to work with such awesome brands.
I mean, I work with like, hello, fresh and case to buy every month right now. I love them. Like they’re great. and companies that I truly authentically use, I think that’s amazing. and I’ve done stuff before with like target and, I, I just, I guess it’s hard for me [00:12:00] to like cite favorites. Cause I feel like I’m lucky what you said about working with them.
but now, I’ve always, I’ve been with a manager since about like halfway through college. And that is kind of like when the things started, like ramping up for me because when managing it on my own, it was just very overwhelming. It was tough. Really know what I was doing. but then working with people who helped me and guide me through.
Really changed the game for me. Yeah. So what’s the process of working with a management company? Cause I know that there’s a few of my listeners who are in the same game, who are looking to grow like you have. So, yeah. I personally, in my cases it was reaching out via them to me. I think there’s nothing wrong with you reaching out to a company if you’re really passionate about it, you know?
But these were companies. So basically what I do, my managers panels everything from brand integrations. Like you’ll get all of my emails for, you know, companies that want to work with me and stuff like that. That also helped me with content ideas. connecting me with people, you know, that are growth [00:13:00] specialists on Instagram or on Twitter or whatever.
Like he works with me for all platforms, kind of, he’s just like my biggest advocate. I like to say. And he’s truly a friend at this point. But I don’t think it’s necessary right out of the gate. I don’t even think, you know, I think give it time. there’s definitely, I also didn’t really know what I was doing when I was doing it for myself.
So I’d recommend if you are doing it for yourself, take the time. Do the research, you know, watch YouTube videos if it’s like on Skillshare or like learning about it. learning about how to put together a media kit or even just like. General which they don’t teach in school enough, which they need to email etiquette.
I had it, I read my old emails. It’s so cringe. I had, you know, like in high school and stuff, I was like, what? And you always see like your parents emailing and stuff, but you never are taught like, Hey, like probably don’t put like smiley faces in your emails. I still do that. But like, whatever. it’s not like the most professional thing to do.
I mean, whatever, but. I think it’s very, very possible to teach yourself how to do it and stuff. I just think you need to, put the time in and truly do [00:14:00] it. and I wouldn’t jump for the money like right away. You know what I mean? Even if you’re on a path where you’re like, Oh, this could be something like, time is always better.
Like in terms of like putting in more time to your content and like maybe putting out more content before, just like jumping to like. Hey, I gotta like make money, you know? Yeah. how do you, you keep coming up with so many different video ideas and so much content. Cause I feel like there’s so many people who are just stuck and kind of finding that inspiration.
Yeah. Well you caught me at a good time. Cause right now I just had this conversation with someone last night. What do I like friends from you too? I was like, I am so dry. I feel like I’m just doing blogs and for somebody, like, I always find a topic and a blog to talk about if it’s like something personal or something I’m doing or like making that the focus of it.
But for some reason, like a more structured video I’m really struggling with right now. because I just feel like really unenthused. I’m like, okay, I can do a Q and a or like favorites or whatever, but it is a lot of seeing what’s trending, like generally taking inspiration from other people, keyword, inspiration, not like ideas.
[00:15:00] you don’t need to copy any, like you should definitely do. Like, I try to put my own twist on whatever the trend is. Right. And doing things my own way. Yeah. How has it been to kind of roll with the punches of social medias, I guess, like influx and what’s trending right now or what’s controversial right now.
how does that like affect you personally? And how do you kind of keep this barrier between your social life and your personal life and all of that? Yeah, it’s hard for sure. Especially when you’re like a blogger, like, or it might. Angle. I like to say is that I’m like very real and like raw and honest, whatever.
That’s, it’s hard to draw that line or that barrier between like what’s work and what’s, I don’t know. It can get kind of tricky, I guess. So, I’m not the best person to ask for that question. I struggle with this all the time, which is show, not show and I’ll be like, Oh, I’m not going to talk about that.
And then I’m like talking about it, you know, but I’m trying to learn. What’s appropriate to share and what’s not appropriate share. And I’ve definitely had my fair share of like, [00:16:00] Lessons learned along the way, but that’s for the process, you know? Yeah, yeah, absolutely. that was kind of the big question.
It’s what’s it like to put your whole life on the internet when you’re kind of susceptible to hate comments and negative comments there? Yeah, you too. I mean, you have to go into it with the skin, like, not every comment is going to be a you’re beautiful. I love you. But. There are a lot of those, you know, so I’ve just learned to take things with a more neutral lens.
If I get a good comment, I’m not going to like, let it make my day. But if I get a bad comment, I’m not gonna let it break my day. Yeah. So kind of taking everything with more neutrality and then in terms of hate comments, being able to read between the lines and see, you know, is this something true? Is this something that I need to work on or is it just.
Someone’s having a bad day in their lashing out, you know? Yeah, absolutely. yeah, there’s, it feels like the air in social media right now. It’s just kind of like very weighted with everything going on. Oh yeah, absolutely. but on a more positive perspective, what are some, like the coolest most life-changing things that [00:17:00] you’ve gotten to do?
Because you’ve been a content creator for so long. Oh my gosh. Literally everything in my whole life, like directly from social media, it’s from. My lifestyle now from social media, you know what I mean? So of course my travels, I even think back to like junior year of college, I got to do like all these fun travels with my best friend, Danielle, who I with, we went to New Jersey, we went to Dallas, Texas.
We went to LA series of times. We got to do it all together and we just have so much fun when we traveled together. It really is like such a fun time. Like no drama, like just genuine, just gals. so all the travels, all the people I’ve met, I had like three circles of. I have like my spheres of friends and like my YouTube, social media friends is like one of my biggest fears.
Like I say that, but they really are like family to me. Majority of them are, you know, no, my parents are like, no, my brother, like, whatever it is, it’s, they’re very, very involved in my life, but I just can’t imagine if I hadn’t met them. Like, it’s like crazy to me to think about that. [00:18:00] and then. Obviously just like the crazy opportunities, things that I’ve always dreamed of.
You know, I saw like an old tweet of mine. That was something like, Oh, I can’t wait till I’m older. And like, I live in like a big city and like, life is better. Cause I went through some like tough times in high school, which we know, but, I’ve just always like dreamed of this life and like, what are we living in?
Which like, it gives me the chills because like I could cry thinking about younger me and like how, I’ve just never. Thought this was possible. Yeah, no, absolutely. That is so cool. Such a cool story. and I love like seeing people living out their dreams. And I think I talked about this, with another friend of mine that like, you don’t realize it in the moment, but like when you kind of go forward and looking back, you’re like, wow, like, look at how much has changed and how much you’ve achieved.
Like, yes, no matter what you’ve achieved in your life, like, it doesn’t need to be these like, Oh, I want a trophy. It’s celebrate the little wins. Like make a list, like reminding yourself how much you’ve done. I’m big on that right now. That’s like, yeah, no. [00:19:00] How does you kind of try to stay positive, especially during COVID when you kind of rely on other people to give you this content and stuff, how did that, how did you make it through in such a big city?
yeah, he like once I moved to New York, I mean, yeah, definitely. Well, I think when I first moved to New York, I was lucky because I had all the moving content to do. And like those generally like jolt on my channel and stuff. Like, I think now that I’m kind of adjusted here now, it was kind of the slow down and it’s tough because COVID obviously does limit what I can do and like how many people I can see.
And like, even just the feedback on that, all, you know, go get lunch with two people and I’ll get comments like. Oh, you really shouldn’t be doing that. I’m like outdoor dining is open indoor dining. You know, like my state is telling me that I can do that. Yeah. I feel safe here. The infection rate is so low, so it’s, it’s the challenge of like walking that fine line between like, what do I feel comfortable with?
What does my state tell me? I feel comfortable with, what should I show? What should I not show? Because I’d never want to piss anybody off or be like, Hey, I’m doing all these cool things. Like you’re not, I, and I, I never [00:20:00] want it to come across that way, but I know that it, yeah. Yeah. So the balance of it all.
No. Yeah. How, how do you decide what you’re going to show in a day and what you’re not going to show in a day? It’s really like quick decisions. It’s not really so much as like, I try not to like, let it go in my head too much and be like, Oh, but people will say this about that. Like, whatever. But it’s, if you think about it, even if it’s a weekly blog, it’s 30 minutes of my week.
That’s like 30 minutes collected over five days. Like not much time at all, you know? when is that? That’s literally, is that 60 minutes a day? I’m so bad at math. Yeah. Seven. Yeah. Six minutes a day. Like that’s so brief when you really break it down. Think about it. so it’s more like quick decisions.
And if I have something interesting to say or do, or thought that comes to mind, I’ll be like, Oh, I should talk about this. But, and then there will be times like, obviously in post-production and I’m like, eh, probably should edit that out. Like I don’t like, it could come across as, yeah. Offensive or it could insensitive or something like that.
even though I [00:21:00] know how I meant it, it could be portrayed a certain way. if I’m like ranting to my camera or whatever. Yeah. that’s such a funny plate, but I wanted to ask you more about Gals on Go, to talk about that. So how did you guys get your start and how did you guys come up with such a fun title for the podcast?
Thank you. I’ll take credit for the title. and I remember I brought it up to my parents and they’re like, that’s terrible. Like you can do better here we are. Yeah, I know. I saw the podcasting was becoming popular in like 2017 and I think I brought it up to Danielle. I was like, Hey, we should do a podcast.
And then. And she was coming to Georgia at that time. And like you’re doing all of our traveling and stuff. And then, 2018. So I was a senior, she was a sophomore. We, I was like doing an internship over the summer and I remember one day she texts me and was like, let’s actually do the podcast thing. Like when we get back to school, Like let’s do it.
And it just became kind of quick from there. Like literally she made the podcast art. I did like research on like how to upload a podcast. We like found this like upload your service there. I don’t even think anchor was a thing back then. We didn’t [00:22:00] even know like, you know, how to really start really like, okay, what, And we got a mic and we started recording together at school and we were like, let’s do this every week.
You know, it’s super fun. I get to, like, I got to go to her apartment and she had like a little desk nook area. It was super fun. and the topics came pretty easily to us at first. And it just, was it really, I think another thing similar to YouTube, it started just out of fun, which is the best way to start, because then you don’t put these expert high expectations on yourself.
Like yeah. You know, we’re going to do all these things and make all this money and achieve and, you know, grow in the charts. But like naturally we kind of did. And I think we started a really good time. I give a lot of our credit to that. we started really at a time where it was just at the cost of a lot of people entering the space and podcasts becoming more popular.
Like for a lot of people, they tell us like thousands. That was the first podcast I listened to one of the first that got me into podcasts. Which I think is so cool. So I, I’m glad that we get to be that like podcast for people who leads them somewhere else. so [00:23:00] it was really just fun. And then I left.
So then we started doing it from a distance we signed with our podcast network, because I graduated college obviously, and we just hit two years. and it’s been a lot of fun along the way. That is so cool. I know, I would say, Gals on the Go was probably the first podcast I listened to, that kind of introduced me into starting my own, which is, which is so cool.
yeah, no, it’s, it’s been so fun. So how do you guys keep coming up with topics now that you guys are in kind of different stages of life? That’s the hardest part now, because I think back when we were in school, you know, as easy as like, Oh, I have a test this week, I’ve tested week. Let’s talk about like school stress or like whatever it was.
and then in the beginning, when we were at different stages, it was kind of fun. Cause it was like, Hey, like, this is what I did at work this week. Like whatever my thought processes are. And now as we, I think it becomes more difficult also because we’re like, You know, we have a hundred or something episodes up.
And like, I feel like we’ve covered every topic under the sun, which we have not, but it feels that way sometimes. Yeah. [00:24:00] So I think that’s the toughest part. Or even just deciding what content I’m going to put on YouTube and what content I’m going to put on the podcasts. You never want to see too much at the same, because it’s just boring to the listeners if they watch both.
So. Not too. but it really is just like a brainstorm process. We have a running list too. and we try to get a lot of feedback from our audience. Yeah, absolutely. I was going to say that, Oh, I just lost my question. Hang on. I’ll come back to that, but how did you guys celebrate so many of these accomplishments that you’ve made?
over the years, it seems like, you know, two years being really big, you know, this podcast and charts, have you hit any significant achievements, that you want to share about? Yeah, I mean, we’ve been, well, I guess it’s like, not necessarily like numerical, but we’ve been in the charts. Like I said, like a number of times I think signing with podcast one was a huge achievement for us because when we originally reached out to them or even just, they were really the only network we really considered.
And it wasn’t a [00:25:00] no, but it was kind of like a, you need to grow more, cause they didn’t want to just, you know, take any sort of podcasts. Like they were like, you know, prove your, prove yourself, whatever. And we did it and we’ve grown so much with them and they’ve been such a tremendous help, but it’s also like thanks to our own doing for sharks before so much of our.
heart into that podcast. And, I think it’s also just a really cool way to track our own personal growth. Like, let’s see my first episodes versus now. So cool. No, absolutely. I’ve done the same thing. And, I was just like the shy little girl, like sitting in my basement floor, like recording, and now it’s just like, kind of exploded.
So what have been the biggest opportunities to come out of doing a podcast specifically? Yeah, well, we were going to do a live show like March and it sold out so quickly and we were so excited. but unfortunately, because of the situation of the world that got canceled, Well, originally, we were like, let’s postpone.
And then we’re like, Oh, this is going to be for awhile. I know we definitely are interested in doing live events, and seeing how fast those tickets sold. I would assume that that would be really cool [00:26:00] to do. And I know Danielle and I love a good like meet and greet situation, but like I said, that will have to be.
While in the future, just by the standard world, obviously our merge, like it’s so cool seeing how many people wrap gals on the go literally in other countries. and just how awesome our audiences and connecting with them on so many different levels. Yeah. What’s the number one message that you want to share?
behind being a gal on the go. Yeah, well, it, that goes just a working title. You know, we never want to preach like hustle culture or like super productivity, like, and stuff, because we believe in like, there’s so much more to life than that, but that was just like a work. It’s a, it’s a, it’s a title that at the time.
It was, it was really authentic to our lives. you know, we’re both students, we traveled a lot for our YouTube stuff and we were genuinely, busy cause we were running basically a full-time business on top of being a full-time student, not top of, our social lives at school. And then, we thought that it’d be interesting to share that sort of story, but now Gallison goes like we joke like scowls on the [00:27:00] couch, but I think our message, which doesn’t really relate to the title is just.
Being yourself and being true to yourself, which, we’re both are huge on. I love that so much and I can definitely feel that from watching your videos and seeing the podcasts and all that stuff. So that’s amazing. and so I wanted to ask, do you have any advice for somebody who is maybe looking to start being a content creator, or maybe looking to grow that platform?
Yeah. I always say, just start. because every day is just another excuse, but also start for you. Don’t do it with the promise of fame or money or because you know, it looks easy or whatever, like whatever reason is your reason, unless you are genuinely interested in like a topic or, you know, you’ve always wanted to like, whatever your story is.
I think you got to go into it for the right reasons because people see through that, Don’t make it focused on the money. Especially at first, I would say, give yourself six months to a year of just working and then, you know, figure out if the financial piece like where that kind of fits in, if you’re interested in, you know, making money from it, [00:28:00] but that doesn’t need to be your main priority from it.
I think for so many years, you know, I think of like Danielle and I, even with the podcasts, like how we were making money on it for awhile or. And we went into it with a following too. So like that’s, you know what I mean? Like we each had our own followings. You brought to the podcast, we still didn’t make money on it for a while.
Cause we were just like, let’s grow this thing and it worked. I’m trying to think of what other tips I have. Cause I like could go off on all of the tips. I just had lunch with someone and she was like trying to, she was like, I really want to start. And I was like throwing out the tips, but be consistent, you know, if you’re gonna start don’t post one video a month.
unless, I mean, if that’s all you can do, I guess. Yeah. But try to post once a week, try to do some sort of consistency because people want. To go back to your channel or your Tik TOK or your Instagram and see content. They don’t want to see just one post. So that too, that’s amazing. I’m definitely a big, you know, preacher of consistency and just being constantly [00:29:00] engaging with your audience as well.
which I think is like such a rewarding piece of doing what you get to do is engaging with people. And seeing what they have to offer. Cause you know, you never know what kind of story they’re going to inspire you to talk about the next time. It’s so cool. So, where can people connect with you talk about all of your socials and all of that stuff.
Yeah. Well, my podcast we talked about is gals on the go podcast. It’s every Wednesday you can just find it on like Spotify, Apple podcasts. me personally, I’m at Brook Michio, M I C C I O I know it’s like a confusing class. and you could. Find me on Instagram, Twitter, Tik TOK. And then my blogs are also under youtube.com/brookemiccio
I’m like branded on everything and keep up with me. It will be fun. It’s always interesting. I always say it’s fun to keep up with me cause I don’t know what’s coming next either. So I love that so much. So I’ll book socials. We’ll be down in the show notes below book. Thank you so much for joining me this week on here in our podcast.
I’m so excited to have you. [00:30:00] You too. Thank you so much. You guys, and join us next time on Hear and Now podcast for more inspiring content without further ado, I’m going to close out this episode. Don’t forget to leave a rating review and stuff. Describe also to all of Brooke’s social media is down below.
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