If you are looking for a social media manager or media services, look no further than Iman Eli. She has extensive experience creating brand experiences and identities.
What is your freelance service?
Consulting, Social Media Management, Copywriting, Events, and Creative Direction. I also model as well!
Briefly share how you became a freelancer.
After graduating from school, I didn’t know exactly where i would land in radio and television after earning a degree in Electronic Media and Communications. I worked for a few radio stations and a low-powered television station as a reporter. I found that I had a passion for digital marketing and wanted to explore each aspect of the industry. This has led to me working as a publicist, social media coordinator for a boutique agency in Houston, copywriter, and digital strategist.
What has been your biggest win as a freelancer?
My biggest win as a freelancer is my ability to do a variety of things. I currently have a full-time job, so the flexibility really isn’t there as much. However, I’m able to explore opportunities outside of my field.
What are some of the hurdles you’ve overcome as a freelancer in Houston? Do you think this hurdles are indicative to Houston or to the freelancer profession overall?
No one ever really tells aspiring freelancers the truth about the availability of work in the city without the proper network. And even when you finally tap in to a few opportunities, sometimes you’ll have people knocking your door down for your services, and other times you’re sitting by the phone waiting for it to ring. It was these types of experiences that I learned great lessons about entrepreneurship/ freelancing.
What advice would you give to someone just starting out as a freelancer?
Never lose faith in your ability to succeed & all of your goals are attainable.
Let’s say I’m a client that’s looking to hire a freelancer that does what you do. Why should I hire you?
I have experience in maintaining and enhancing a diverse list of business and brand identities across various industries. My clients’ needs are first priority and I ensure that each one is met. I truly enjoy creating brand experiences that leave a lasting impression on all who are involved. Whether you need social media management, creative direction for a photoshoot, local media features, an audit for your business’s brand, or seeking contacts for media services, I’m the perfect fit.