What it's like to be a content creator in 2021-in conversation with Carrie Berk
Carrie Berk wrote her first book series The Cupcake Club at the age of 8 and it sold over 400,000 copies. However, it was only the beginning of an incredible journey. She started as a content creator in 2017 and is followed by 4M+ people across multiple platforms. Here’s Carrie, sharing what it’s like to be a content creator in 2021 and giving out important tips for all the budding creators out there!
Road to Fame
What if you could be a content creator? Is content creation a good option for you? Do you have what it takes to become the next top creative content creator? Becoming a content creator can be one of the most crucial decisions you are ever going to make.
If you are wondering how to become a content creator, blogger, or freelance writer, you’re going to love this interview with Carrie Berk.
Carrie wrote her first book series The Cupcake Club at the age of 8 and it sold over 400,000 copies. However, it was only the beginning of an incredible journey. She started as a content creator in 2017 and is followed by 4M+ people across multiple platforms.
Here’s Carrie, sharing what it’s like to be a content creator in 2021 and giving out important tips for all the budding creators out there!
Who has been the biggest influence in your life? What lessons did that person or those people teach you?
Like me, my mom is a writer and she always taught me to work hard at what I want! If you set your mind to something and stay dedicated, anything is possible.
Tell us about your childhood, what was the best part? Is there any specific incident that has largely influenced the kind of person you are today?
One of the highlights of my childhood was when my first book series The Cupcake Club was released at age 8! It sold over 400,000 copies worldwide—I couldn’t believe it! That being said, growing up, I was bullied a lot at school.
People called me the “cupcake girl” in middle school and would make fun of me for being “babyish.” It took a while, but eventually, I learned how to embrace my individuality. My book series is an important part of my life, and there’s no reason to be ashamed!
Where is your hometown, and what was it like when you were young?
New York City! I am a city girl through and through. I always like to say the city is my canvas. You can paint it with your unapologetic individuality. There are so many different personalities you come across in NYC, and that’s what I love about it.
How important a role does content play in your life? Are you a full-time content creator? Why did you start creating content?
Content plays a huge role in my life! Every day, I film content, whether for TikTok, Instagram, YouTube, or Pinterest. I’m a full-time student, and sometimes it’s difficult to squeeze in filming every day, but I make it work!
I started creating content in 2017 when I launched my fashion blog. I extended that website onto Instagram, and from there, my page just exploded!
What’s that one aspect of being a content creator no one talks about?
Collabs are a huge part of being a content creator! You have to network with as many people as you can. It’s important because you can help each other grow!
What’s the most satisfying part of being a content creator?
Seeing my supporters’ positive comments. I love making people smile—that’s how I know I’ve done my job.
How much supportive has your family been in your journey?
Extremely supportive! I’m so grateful that they always have my back.
What are you up to currently and what are your long-term career goals?
I’m about to film a very exciting project in California! I can’t say much yet, but it’s unlike anything I’ve ever done before. I’m working with some creative people, so it should be a blast!
What drives you to create content regularly?
I absolutely love creating content. It has become such a passion of mine, my day feels thrown off without it! Besides the genuine joy it brings me, I also love seeing how much of a positive impact my videos have on my supporters.
What’s the most challenging part of being a content creator?
Squeezing in time for self-care! I don’t take as many warm baths or spa days as I should.
How do you make sure that you aren’t affected by nasty comments and negative things said about you?
I just block and delete the negative comments. I surround myself with positive people who lift me up instead of tearing me down so the bullies can’t get to me.
What's success for you and when you would consider yourself to be successful?
Success is bringing joy to others while also being content with yourself. It’s not measured by the number of followers. As long as I’m making myself and others happy, I’d consider that a success.
To every individual who’s planning to start out as a content creator, what would you like to advise them?
Find your niche. What differentiates you from every other influencer out there? Play around until you find a topic that performs best for you on social media, and stick with it! Also, make sure you’re always engaging with your followers to show them you care!
If you have any questions, ask her in the comments section!
Road to Fame
"Tough times never last, but tough people do." Road to Fame, a Publication by Tealfeed, gives a sneak-peek into the inspiring journeys and struggles of celebrities who made it big with their passion and determination.