Since the emergence of social media, there are countless possibilities to develop individual talents and even make money from them. Some people even leave their regular jobs to dedicate themselves completely to content creation on these platforms.
Carli Nicki is one example of this, since she is dedicated to the modeling industry in addition to also being an influencer on social media. She started her path four years ago when she used to work as a personal trainer.
Since then, she started posting her workouts through Instagram where she garnered a large following. Once she got some considerable amount of followers, she focused her page a little more towards bikini modeling and selfies.
Once she did that, her followers grew at an exponential rate allowing her to monetize her content. She then decided to make that her main source of income.
“When I realized that I could monetize my social media platforms, I quit my job at the gym and started using social media as my full-time career.” Carli shares.
It’s not easy for anyone to leave their comfort zone. However, there are situations in which life puts people to weight as if it were a scale of what would be the most convenient thing to do at some point. For that it is important to have a strong mindset.
“Mindset is the most important aspect when starting a business. You have to go in with the mindset that you’re not going to give up no matter what. It’s very easy to give in to that voice in your head that tells you that you’re not good enough or that you won’t make it. But if you have the mentality that you’re going to succeed no matter what it takes, you will.” Carli explains.
Carli has now opened a space on Onlyfans with the intention of finding a better way to connect with her thousands of fans in a more personal way.
“I love being able to talk to my fans one-on-one, to really get to know them.” She adds.
Her current lifestyle has allowed her to travel the world and meet many people she would never have met otherwise. Moreover, Carli is her own boss. She works according to her schedule and uses her cell phone as one of her main working tools.
“I started traveling the world, working from my phone, working with different photographers and meeting new people that I would never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. I started living the life I dreamed of. I am very fortunate and grateful that I believed in myself and didn’t let anyone’s opinions stop me from pursuing a career that I love.” Carli states.
In the industry Carli is in, there is no competition as many people actually help and collaborate with each other so the only competition is herself.
“I only compete with myself. Being better than yesterday is what drives me and helps me reach higher levels in my career. No matter what happens, I don’t give up and adapt to whatever it takes to reach the next level.” She says.
Everyone regardless of whether they are in business or not usually faces obstacles. In Carli’s case, one of her biggest obstacles was the way social media can easily affect mental health.
“In this industry, it’s hard not to compare me to others. There’s always someone who looks better or works harder or does better than me. There’s a voice in my head that tells me I’m not good enough or that I should do more. But once I got past that and built my confidence, I realized that I can only be myself and I love who I am. There’s only one me, and that’s my advantage.” Carli shares.
In the near future, Carli is focused on investing the money she has made from her modeling career and OnlyFans. She would like to launch her own products such as calendars, phone cases and sweatshirts.
Learn more about Carli Nicki here.