Jamie Stone of Honestly Jamie
Meet Jamie Stone, a beauty blogger, writer, and digital marketing consultant. In addition to her blog, Honestly Jamie, she does a lot of celebrity and brand ghostwriting, social media content creation and strategy and a few other various marketing projects that are based on brand needs.
Jamie got her start doing traditional beauty PR. and was tasked with managing bloggers for the brands that she worked with. She realized that starting a blog would be an amazing creative outlet for her and started out by writing a few posts here and there on the weekends and after work, but once the market for blogs began to grow, Jamie moved to Los Angeles and realized that she had a big opportunity in her lap.
Jamie works from home most days, which, though she loves, has forced her to learn how to instill self-discipline. Jamie wakes up and meditates for 10-20 minutes using a guided meditation app, she then checks her email and works for a few hours before taking a break to stretch, go for a walk, or go to a meeting. She tries to schedule at least 3 meetings a week, to get out of the house and interact with others. Jamie has found that she works best in the afternoon/early evening and tries to get most of her work done then.
Though Jamie loves working for herself, she notes that hustling is essential to survival and receiving a paycheck. She hardly gets days off and works through the week and cannot just shut off after 9-5 hours. She often receives emails from readers asking for beauty advice and tips, and finds that to be one of her favorite parts of her job. She started a Reader Question series where she helps her audience and offers advice. She also enjoys the freedom she's afforded to choose who she works with on marketing projects and values being able to surround herself with smart, respectful clients and brands.
She hopes to continue doing what she's doing and growing at a steady and stable pace.