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Sonia Teach, (yes, that’s her real last name) is a former special education teacher who left the classroom for health reasons. In search of a way to use her love of teaching while still keeping her health a priority, Sonia started her own online business as a YouTube strategist at SoniaTeach.com. Over the past four years, Sonia has grown her YouTube channel to over 11K subscribers, and as a result, has had over 400 customers make a purchase from her online digital product shop. She now helps other business owners use YouTube to market their offers and generate multiple income streams. Over to you, Sonia!
My Maven Superpower is … Resilience! Finding a way to make the most of my situation as someone with chronic health conditions in order to start a business.
A fun fact about me is … I have a flip phone as my primary device. Since I run an online business, I try to limit my internet use where I can.
The best book I’ve read lately is … “Grown-up Pose” by Sonya Lalli.
The skill I most want to learn is … How to take professional looking photos!
My first job was … Girl Scout camp counselor.
Self-care habit I swear by is … Weekly massages.
My favorite non-profit to support is … Grace Care Center.
The best career advice I can offer is … I had a mentor tell me, “Instead of thinking about what you want to do for ‘the rest of your life,’ consider what would be fun and interesting for you to do next.”
A purchase I’ve been loving lately is … Sleepwear from Printfresh.
I feel most confident when … I get my eyebrows done.
My favorite local restaurant dish is … Mimi Blue’s vegetarian meatballs!
The thing I’ve been binging lately is … “Ellie Talks Money” on YouTube.
A Maven you should know is … Starla Kay Mathis.
The thing I’d like to celebrate with the Maven community is … I got my first client for my new “done-for-you program” where I help business owners plan their next four videos.
What’s next for me is … I imagine my business will continue to evolve as I’ve changed my focus multiple times over the last few years. What’s next is that I want to start meeting more people in person after working from home the last four years!
Stephanie Groves is the Executive Editor of Indy Maven.
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