Here’s a bit about me!
I’m Jess! A digital and social media marketing freelancer, part-time blogger and full-time ENFJ (in other words, there’s a lot that I am passionate about).
Here are some random things about me! Let’s see if we have any in common…
- On a scale from gourmet to burns toast, I am most definitely the latter.
- I‘d take winter over summer any day. (There are only so many layers of clothes you can take off before it becomes socially unacceptable, if you get what I mean…)
- I am convinced that the sky is my love language. I’m a stop-the-car-to-take-photos-of-the-banger-sunset type of gal.
- I don’t like coffee, but love to make multiple cups of tea per day and forget to drink them while they’re hot.
- I treat dogs like they are humans. I have this weird thing where I automatically yell ‘doggo’ while I point at them if I see a four-legged friend in public.
- I love to travel, socialise with people and write on my blog.
- My initials (Jessica Emily Shipton) also spell my nickname, hence the business name: JES Solution Marketing.
However, I have realised that there’s yet another thing that I am passionate about.
I have an interest in business and being able to help people achieve their goals.
When I reflect on growing up, it’s easy for me to recognise that I have always had some sort of entrepreneurial flare.
Both my parents work from home as accountants, and my younger sister owns her own cake decorating business Bare & Berries.
Growing up, I created multiple ‘side hustles’ for myself. From a massage company for neighbours down the street and a newsletter for my family sent every fortnight, to paying my parents $0.50 a week to ‘hire’ the study where I forced my sister to run JITS Society with me. ‘Jobs in the Study’ included roles that we were *obviously* very skilled in, such as a (temporary) tattoo artist, doctor, psychologist and masseuse.
There were many other little projects that I managed to convince my family to join me in. From makeshift at-home ‘Gold Class on Rollerblades’ and piano concerts to public speaking or computer lessons with Jess – it’s pretty clear I’ve always had some spark of entrepreneurship within me.
I graduated from the University of Technology Sydney at the end of 2017 with a Bachelor of Communications. I completed a double major in Digital & Social Media and Public Communications (Advertising).
Around the same time, I did something that I never thought I would do.
With the industry experience that I had gained working in a marketing agency and the qualifications I received from university, I started up my own business as a digital and social media marketing freelancer.
It began as simply helping out an old workplace of mine advertise on Facebook.
However, over the months that followed, the number of clients I was working with grew.
If you had told high-school Jess that she would be her own boss at 21, she would have laughed right in your face.
I have completed various industry-specific certifications, including HubSpot Inbound Methodology, Google AdWords Fundamentals and Google Mobile Advertising. I am continuing to grow and develop my skills further, while I implement the knowledge I have of digital and social media marketing.
Most self-employed people would say that the beginning of the business journey isn’t easy. Can confirm.
Growing a business is hard work and it takes a lot of investment, but here’s something I’ve learnt:
If you aren’t willing to struggle for it, then you’re not passionate enough.
As my client, you will not only be receiving a digital and social media marketing freelancer, but you will have a full-time cheerleader on board your team!
I can guarantee that I will be equally passionate about growing your business online as you are. I want to see you succeed and I want to help in any way I can.
So if you’re looking at growing your business’ online presence, then let’s chat!
How Can I Help?
Search engine or social media marketing, platform audits, strategy consults or 1:1 Facebook Ads training. Read more about how JES Solution Marketing can help you.