hey,
I’m Jess!

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.

But here I am. Still kind of laughing, but having a lot of fun along the way.

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 business has grown, I have quickly realised that my passion for helping people has also. Being able to play a small part in seeing other’s achieve their goals is so rewarding. I want you to believe in the potential that your business has.

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 marketing, social media marketing, copywriting and 1:1 Facebook Ads training. Read more about how JES Solution Marketing can help you.