Success does not come easy. The most successful people have all faced major challenges and fallbacks but the important thing to learn is to overcome these challenges in order to achieve that success.
Dan James Clarke has become extremely successful in social media marketing but he made many mistakes and had to overcome plenty of setbacks on the way. Dan got involved in social media marketing from a young age. At just 14 years old he was promoting and marketing brands using social media, but it wasn’t so easy. He faced major bullying as a child which set him back severely in reaching his goals.
Dan says “I didn’t have a lot of friends as a kid and I think this is what drove me to find success in social media. I thrived off the idea that people I didn’t even know online were supporting me more than the people I spent every day with.”
It was only recently that Dan found the most success with his social media marketing and PR business. He provides targeted growth and PR to many types of clients including models, artists and brands who wish to market themselves more to the public. He says “PR is vital when you own a business. There are lots of other brands to compete with so in order to have the most success with your brand or persona its important to market yourself out to as many people possible.”
Not only does Dan use social media for business purposes but he loves getting involved with charity work and helping to raise funds for multiple causes. Dan travelled to Kenya to support the charity ‘Harambee for Kenya’ who has built multiple safehouses across Kenya for street kids to provide them with a home and education so they can succeed.
He is currently in the process of writing his book which he says is aimed for young people in order to encourage them to reach their goals and gain the most success. “I want to inspire young people to go out and achieve. I hope that I can show people that mistakes and setbacks are completely normal but as long as we push forward and learn from them, we can achieve whatever goals we set ourselves.”