My name is Brooke Elder, founder of Social Tenacity. I knew from the time I was a little girl that I always wanted to be a teacher. My dream came true and I had my first classroom with 26 sweet 4th graders. When I was pregnant with my second child I decided my kids needed a mom so I quit my job.
I was always a go-getter and couldn’t sit still for very long. A few months after my son was born I started to look for things to do. I mean really, how many times can you clean your house. I tried a few direct sales companies. This was probably the most personal growth I had ever experienced. I have always been very introverted. I wouldn’t even pick up the phone to order pizza because I didn’t want to talk to someone on the other line I didn’t know.
My experience in direct sales pushed me, sometimes forcefully, out of my comfort zone. I knew I wanted to market my business online so I learned everything I could about online marketing, SEO, and Social Media. I found my love of marketing. I stopped doing direct sales to start my own web design and online marketing company. I became successful, but I knew there still was something missing….TEACHING. I was born to be a teacher.
My favorite part of direct sales wasn’t the selling it was teaching new recruits what they needed to do to become successful. I created an online university for a direct sales company. In just a few short months our university grew to over 10,000 subscribers! I loved being able to help others grow their business, but I wanted to do more. I started an Online Business Consultancy. Designing a website was fun, but it was empowering my clients to be able to update their websites themselves and teaching them how to easily market themselves is what I loved and had a passion for.
I have always loved learning, in 2015 I was sitting at a conference full of bloggers that I looked up to. I felt so small and felt like I didn’t even measure up to them. They had been blogging for years and I was a newbie to the blogging world. I was sitting in a breakout session where these bloggers were asking questions about marketing and branding themselves online.
The crazy thing I realized was I knew the answers to all of their questions. Not only did I know the answers, but I had better solutions to some of their questions than the presenter did. That’s when I knew I needed to find a way to teach bloggers and other business owners how to easily and effectively market themselves online. Find out more about Social Tenacity and our mission.
I didn’t feel confident with my marketing knowledge at first, but when I started helping clients I was amazed at the results. I have helped clients go from 200 page views a month on their blog to over 100,000 page views in just a few short months. They even had blog posts go viral and even crash the server. I have helped other clients create their own marketing plan that has increased their email lists, sales, recruits, and paychecks.
I found that most bloggers and people in direct sales are stuck in a rut with the same marketing strategies. I help clients think outside of the box which create amazing results. Using my tried and tested marketing strategies has helped my clients easily automate their marketing systems, freeing up time to spend with their families and increasing their paychecks.