57: Maia McDonald Smith on Growing 1.6M Pinterest Followers, Rue Mag + Her New Shop Bitte


If there’s one thing I hope you walk away with from today’s show, it’s this: your one thing – that thing you pour your energy into and focus on completely and build a creative and entrepreneurial life out of? You know, that thing – well, it doesn’t have to be one single thing. In fact, as the career path of today’s show guest and Bitte co- founder Maia McDonald Smith illustrates, there is wisdom in variety – and sometimes, for some creative professionals, choosing variety may be the best path not only for the day to day, but also for the business bottom line. Along with talking multi-tasking, which Maia has mastered and then some, this episode delves into one social media savvy entrepreneur’s experience getting in early on a platform and watching her numbers soar.

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Listen to Maia’s journey from big name ecommerce to social media success and onto landing plum gigs at one of the most popular digital publications around and – more recently – her own shop curating thoughtfully made apparel and accessories for kids.


Bitte: bitteshop.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bitte/1750207725204287

Twitter: @shopbitte

Instagram: @shopbitte


Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/bitteshop/

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