I Never Thought I’d Want To Be An Online Content Creator

I love to write, but I’m really starting to enjoy creating content for social media as well


I was anti social media (also just anti-social) for a long time. I’ve always had social media accounts, just the basics, for keeping in touch with friends and family. We moved provinces 15 years ago, so it was a way to share memories and updates.

Then I started my own business, and an online presence became essential. My business doesn’t really require an Internet connection to run successfully, but in order for new clients and customers to find you, one must have a strong online presence.

Over the past year and a half, I’ve worked really hard to increase my following, as they say (do they say that?). When Covid took a serious toll on my business, I turned to Medium, and began writing in earnest.

To help my articles get seen, I started creating cool content for social media to go along with the stories I share. I got a Canva premium account and started making infographics, reels, and even memes (do people still share memes these days?).

I’ve been getting a lot more traffic on my Facebook page, and am receiving a lot of comments and messages complimenting my work and the content I’ve shared.

That got me thinking

I’m really enjoying making and sharing this important information, helping people better understand and appreciate neurodiversity, could I possibly earn a bit of income from that as well?

Why not give it a go?

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Apparently I need at least 1,000 followers for a minimum of two months in order to qualify. I am so very close to this goal: I currently have 967 followers on my Facebook business page — only 33 more to go!

So here I am, unabashedly asking for social media followers, something I never thought I would ever do.

October is ADHD Awareness Month, which means there’s going to be a lot of fantastic ADHD-related content coming up, so stay tuned!

About the author

Jillian has been a Neurodiversity advocate, ADHD coach, and tutor in Manitoba since 2017.

Jillian holds a Social Services diploma, a degree in Psychology, and more than 20 years of experience in the social services and mental health fields.

Jillian has been providing private advocacy, tutoring, and support services since 2017, and writing on Medium since 2019.

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Jillian has Child and Youth Work diploma as well as a BA in Psychology. Jillian worked on the front lines of Social Services agencies from 2003 - 2012. Jillian has taken numerous continuing education courses and has attended various workshops focused on supporting neurodiverse children, in particular children with ADHD.

One thought on “I Never Thought I’d Want To Be An Online Content Creator

  1. Content creation really is rewarding once people tell you that they enjoy your work. But before you get to that level, it can be pretty lonely though. Anyway, you look like you’re right on track, and I’m wishing you all the best for 1,000 followers!

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