4 Creator Stories You Should Revisit While Preparing for 2024

As we approach the end of the year and reflect on the past twelve months, it’s natural to start thinking about what the next year will bring.

If you’re looking for some inspiration and motivation to kickstart your creativity and productivity in 2024, consider revisiting these four creator stories. 

These stories showcase the journeys of individuals who overcame obstacles and challenges to achieve their goals. It also serves as a reminder that with hard work, dedication, and a positive attitude, anything is possible.

So take some time to read these stories and let them inspire you to take action and pursue your passions in the upcoming year.

1. Phidelia Imiegha

Phidelia Imiegha is a writer, digital creator, and communications strategist with a unique perspective on content creation. She is a very creative person with a flair for storytelling.

During COVID, she suffered from an outbreak of acne and started looking for answers online. Eventually, she came across some online creators who discussed skincare solutions on Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.

She was instantly hooked, and she started consuming their content. Before long, she developed a passion for skincare and started making videos on the topic, which got her a following on Instagram. 

However, she got bored and stopped enjoying it as much as she used to. She also didn’t want to feel boxed in, forced to share only an aspect of her personality when there were so many other things she was passionate about.

So she asked her followers whether they wanted to see different types of content, even suggesting they unfollow her if they didn’t want to, but she received an overwhelmingly positive reaction and started creating lifestyle content, too. 

Things to note

  • When you get your first taste of success as a content creator, you may feel pressured to stick to what you have tried, but Phidelia didn’t do that. She chose to be authentic and prioritized being herself over chasing the latest fads or hopping on the latest trends.
  • We asked her if she had any advice for creators and she said, “Stay true to yourself and stay authentic, and the people who like you will find you.”

This and her unique outlook on content creation make her interview worth revisiting. 

Read her story below:

2. Aisha Owolabi

Aisha Owolabi is a content marketing manager based abroad. She has worked with many well-known brands across various industries over the years, simplifying complex ideas into easy-to-understand content.

Despite studying Pure and Applied Chemistry, Aisha became interested in the idea of monetizing social media content and decided to learn more about it.

She took courses, conducted research, and taught herself everything from email marketing to SEO, content marketing, and Google Ads. Through this process, she discovered her passion for content and began looking for content-related roles.

Initially, she started as a social media manager but later transitioned to different roles within several agencies. Eventually, she wanted to challenge herself and her skills on a global level while also observing how people from diverse backgrounds collaborate.

She started applying for international jobs while continuing to work. It was a difficult process, but she persevered for roughly eight months until the VP of Marketing at Wizeline was impressed by her and offered her a job.

Things to note

  • As individuals and content creators, we all have unique aspirations. What set Aisha apart was her determination to actively pursue what she wanted. She didn’t give up in the face of adversity and continued to work hard until she achieved her goals.
  • Her Creator Stories interview is also very practical, as there’s loads of advice there on how to get remote jobs, that may be useful to the creator or freelancer seeking to earn more next year.

For that reason, revisit Aisha’s story. 

3. Olamide Femi-Taiwo

Olamide Femi-Taiwo, also known as Media Answer Online, is a content creator and graphic designer. She designs and creates content for brands.

When she was younger, she didn’t know what to do with her life after high school. She listened to her parents, wrote the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) exam, and applied for pharmacy.

However, she got chemistry instead, which she didn’t find very interesting and didn’t do well in. She couldn’t see herself doing chemistry after graduation and grew worried. So, she turned to prayer for answers.

One day, she saw a friend designing an e-flyer through an app on his phone. This intrigued her, and she downloaded the app, which marked the beginning of her journey.

She started exploring the app, creating designs, and volunteering her skills to polish them. Once she had improved, she started charging between N500 – 1000 for her designs.

Eventually, she came up with the idea of selling design courses to people who didn’t understand how to use their designs, helping them comprehend and use their designs as an additional source of income. The idea took off, and now she is enjoying the results.

Things to note

  • Olamide’s story is inspiring, especially for people who may not have a clear picture of what they want to do with their lives.
  • By recognizing and nurturing her talents, she was able to build something for herself in a world full of uncertainty.

Read her story to find out how she did it.

3. Success Mba

Mba Success Oluomachukwu is an online course creator and trader who trades crypto, forex, and funded accounts. He prides himself in being a pro trader and has taught several people to replicate his results, but it wasn’t always that way for Success.

He graduated from the University as a Petroleum Engineer in 2018. As he had issues in school, he was delayed by two years and couldn’t even get his results or go to service.

Then, COVID came, and he hit what felt like his absolute lowest. Feeling stuck, he stayed at home jobless until he came across Affiliate Marketing in March 2021. 

Eventually, he started making money from it and began investing his funds into crypto and forex trading. People were impressed by this and started asking him how he did it.

So many people started asking that he felt it was inconvenient not to have his knowledge in an organized format, so he created a course and started teaching other people how to trade as effectively as he did.

Things to note

  • Life may push you around, but it’s not until you push back that you start to see any changes.
  • Success applied himself and learned income-generating skills that today make him over a million a month.

You can learn about his story in greater detail and discover useful course-creation tips by revisiting that article. 

Key Takeaways

As the year comes to a close, it’s natural to take some time to reflect on the events that have transpired over the past twelve months.

This period of introspection allows us to consider the implications of our experiences, both good and bad, and to consider how these experiences can shape our direction moving forward.

It’s also a time to start thinking about the goals we want to set for ourselves in the coming year and the resolutions we hope to make.

This is a beautiful process that can be facilitated by looking to those around us who serve as inspirations and role models. 

From the above stories, we can learn the following things:

  • Be authentic, and stay true to yourself. 
  • Go the extra mile. You would get there if you’re resilient enough.
  • Lean in on the things that come easy to you. 
  • Apply yourself. Learn income-generating skills. 

By learning from the examples set by others, we can gain new insights that help us grow and become better individuals and content creators.

Whether it’s by emulating the successes of those we admire or learning from their challenges and failures, there is always something to be gained from others.