We caught up with the brilliant and insightful Jakia Myles a few weeks ago and have shared our conversation below.
Hi Jakia , thanks for joining us today. What’s the backstory behind how you came up with the idea for your business?
I remember when I released my first book “Bent But Not Broken”, I was either sixteen or seventeen years and so excited of this accomplishment. The ability to take one of the most difficult times in my life and put it into words was amazing to me.
That quickly died down when I found myself reaching out to multiple outlets to share my story and I was faced with rejection after rejection because I didn’t have enough followers, or because I didn’t have a backing of agent etc.
I wanted to create a platform that highlights women from all backgrounds doing extraordinary things in business. We pride ourself in creating opportunities to highlight everyone with a story and business.
When they say “NO”, We say “YES”. Why? Because everyone’s story deserves to be told.
Jakia , love having you share your insights with us. Before we ask you more questions, maybe you can take a moment to introduce yourself to our readers who might have missed our earlier conversations?
Pretty Women Hustle is founded by Four Time Author, Christian Inspirational Speaker and Purpose pusher Jakia Cheatham – Myles. Born and Raised in Clarksville, TN. Moved away after High School and spent six years in Saginaw, MI. We launched Pretty Women Hustle in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic, with the one single mission to highlight women in business.
Pretty Women Hustle offers opportunities to highlight your brand via our digital and print publication that releases monthly, our Online platform that releases features daily and our Podcast that shares tips for women in entrepreneurship.
We are excited for the opportunity to continue growing and connecting with women all over the world starting businesses.
How did you build your audience on social media?
Social Media has been a struggle for us, we have the content but being able to navigate hashtags and understand each platforms algorithm has been challenging. In 2-3 years we have reached a combined audience of 20,000 women in business. We are striving daily to grow on Instagram, Facebook and tiktok to serve as a outlet for women across the world to gain inspiration.
We’d love to hear about how you keep in touch with clients.
Currently we are using our weekly newsletter, private Facebook group etc to keep in touch with our community outside of the initial process of featuring their brand or connecting on social media.
Our community can always expect a encouraging word from us weekly along with updates and new opportunities to share their stories.
- Website: www.prettywomenhustle.com
- Instagram: @prettywomenhustlemagazine
- Facebook: pretty women hustle magazine
- Twitter: pwhustlemag