We had the good fortune of connecting with Bailey Baker and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Bailey, every day, we know about how much execution matters, but we think ideas matter as well. How did you come up with the idea for your business?
I came up with the Media Medic when I was 21 years old and nearing graduation. I applied for hundreds of jobs with no luck in sight. The more positions I applied for, the more my hope began to fade. I didn’t want to continue bartending so I came up with different options for me to kickstart my passion as a social media manager. The best idea I could think of was to start a freelance business with a focus on smaller companies that need help gaining and keeping traction on social networks. After this idea, I immediately pulled out my phone and created an Instagram and Facebook account. I wanted people to see my personality and skills firsthand. As I was creating the accounts, I thought to myself, “what could I possibly call this to grab people’s attention?” Instantly, the Media Medic came to mind, and the slogan, “revive your social media.” Since then I consistently post and stay persistent in spreading the word about my freelance work.
Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
My art is social media management and digital design. Whether it is designing graphics, a logo, an Instagram feed, or a business card, I see my job as my creative outlet. Since I began exploring my creativity, I have noticed a few traits of my work that stand out from other media managers. The main one I discovered is that I check up on clients consistently during and after working with them. Another one is that I adapt extremely quick. If my client throws a last-minute post at me, I can incorporate that post into what I previously had planned within a few hours with no issues. Lastly, I run multiple accounts for different companies at once while maintaining an increase in social media insights. I run seven social media accounts for personal use as well. Those accounts are the Media Medic’s Instagram and Facebook, my makeup Instagram account, and my personal life accounts.
Since I decided to pursue my art as a full-time job, I’ve had many trials and tribulations. My proudest moment is when I landed my first job with a realtor after months of no luck with a degree in my hand. On the other hand, my biggest downfall was accepting a job from a company that did not select me for the media manager position at first. I learned quickly to not give a company the power to tell you no twice. That advice goes for love, friendships, or anything in life. Know your worth and morals with complete confidence.
This journey is one full of tears and cheers, but what journey isn’t? I hope my story inspires you to commit to your dream 100 percent. That is the message I want to convey to my clients. I commit to them and their cause completely. I am “reviving social media” as the Media Medic one client at a time.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
If we were to hangout out in the DFW area for a week, I have the best itinerary! Hear me out…
Monday, we have brunch at Mash’D in Fort Worth and have some mimosas! The environment and surrounding area is gorgeous. Then head to the Fort Worth Zoo to get some animal therapy.
Tuesday, take a trip to my college town, Denton, Texas. First, show you around The University of North Texas, then to LSA Burger on the Denton Square, and at night visit Fry Street to go barhopping.
Wednesday, hang out in Downtown Dallas. There is so much to do. Maybe go to an event at the American Airlines Center, go to SkyBlossom to view the city from the rooftop for lunch, or go shopping at the Galleria Mall.
Thursday, go donate snacks to schools with Helping Hands for Little Hearts, a non-profit organization.
Friday-Saturday, sing some karaoke at the Deep Ellum Bars. The Punch Bowl is my favorite spot.
Sunday, finish the week with a day in a Dallas park.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I want to shout out my parents, Cody and Amanda Baker, for teaching me to be an independent boss and calling me with a million ideas for my business. Not a lot of kids say when they grow up they want to be a social media manager, yet they have never doubted me once. I want to recognize my best friend, Carlie Spurgeon, as well for helping me push my limits and keeping my head up when I didn’t trust myself and my art. This group always tell me how proud they are of me and always support me. I know that is one thing a lot of people do not receive in this world a lot of the time. Yes, this is cheesy, but I genuinely would not be where I am today without their love.
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