Ian Anderson Gray on social media presence, life of a freelancer and being an introvert
In this episode I am joined by Ian – who makes a return to the New Media Europe Show, season 2. Ian is a Manchester based digital marketing consultant. He runs a popular social media blog called Seriously Social.
We talk about social media gurus (do they even exist?) Judging people by the Twitter and Facebook cover and whether this is right in the first place?
Who Is Ian Anderson Gray?
Ian is a founder of Seriously Social; a blog focussed on social media tools. He’s speaker, trainer, teacher, web developer and social media consultant. Rather unintentionally, he’s begun to be called The Tools Guy, often speaking on the topic of social media and marketing tools and has a passion for turning the techno-babble of social media & marketing into plain English.
A Digital Marketing Consultant
Ian shares with me what does it mean to be a digital marketing consultant and how he landed where he is today. As many entrepreneurs, Ian also struggled with overcoming the fear of success.
Does Work Life Balance Exist?
Can the idea of work life balance exist in the real life of an entrepreneur? Ian shares how this is a road full of “hard slog” and learning along the way how to make the right sacrifices. Finding the right people and space where you can be honest with your struggles and challenges – that’s the recipe to success!
Ian’s Top Tips and Recommendations
Ian suggested this book by Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking
Ian’s top tip: Be vulnerable – others are more likely to share their vulnerable points and you are more likely to connect and make a good friend as a result.
I would love to hear your thoughts, feedback – good and bad. Twitter is the best place for it @izabelarussell.