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Meet Dezarae Davis of DDavis Marketing Services in Chicagoland

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dezarae Davis.

So, before we jump into specific questions about what you do, why don’t you give us some details about you and your story.
I was born and raised in Chicago and the suburbs of Illinois. Never in a million years did I think I would become an entrepreneur. I always thought I’d be working in the entertainment business as a singer, songwriter, or work as a teacher. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon in my mouth, I learned to work hard for everything I wanted in life and I teach my clients the same to work for it. I fell in love with my current career marketing because I enjoy helping business owners get from one point to the next. I was always into sales and marketing from working in direct sales, working with real estate brokers, doctors, accountants, financial planners, colleges, universities, retail, and the list goes on. I discovered that marketing was really my “thing” when I started promoting for some of my favorite artists in the music business, I basically helped teach their fans how to do more than tweeting I love you. They learned how to promote their favorite celebrity and get their music played on the radio and spread the message about their music from radio stations to DJs. I spent countless hours promoting creators or creatives online through social media for years. I’ve been in marketing and sales for over seven years.

Helping others made me realize how gifted I was with marketing and promoting I just knew how to move mountains when it came to writing content, creating content, getting the word out, creating buzz, and making sales. Marketing started out as a passion and one day a close friend of mine told me to stop promoting other people and start marketing and promoting my own brand. In 2016, I had decided to focus more on my brand and getting my name out there more internationally. I have a gift for bringing people together doing what we all love and are passionate about. I started to work with my own clients doing marketing for them such as setting up events, creating websites, sales pages, email marketing, social media management, generating leads, content writing, graphic design, and more. Then, I started to consult small business owners on how to market their brand themselves because as a small business owner I understand that not everyone can afford done for your marketing services. Most of my clients or students have transformed their businesses and or made more money within weeks no more than six months after working with me consistently. Those who work hard and are coachable succeed in my marketing programs and services including those who invest. I am gifted with helping people grow and having a teaching background teaching marketing is easy I have a unique approach to teaching.

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc. – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
Being an entrepreneur isn’t easy I made a lot of sacrifices to get where I am today and still working harder to reach my goals. Having a business isn’t for the weak I gave up so much and invested a lot for my business. In 2016, I officially walked away from my jobs I was tired of working 2-3 jobs plus full-time school, freelancing jobs, and balancing life to still not get ahead. I was tired of being controlled and micromanaged so I finally stepped out on faith and don’t regret it not even through the hardships. Of course, there are doubters and it’s sad that family and friends became not as supportive and even encouraging me to go back to a job when I didn’t need them or didn’t ask for help… I have faced many obstacles and still do.

Please tell us more about your work. What do you do? What do you specialize in? What sets you apart from the competition?
I am a digital marketer and consultant, I teach small businesses how to market their businesses the right way using the latest modern effective marketing trends and tactics. I also do specialize in performing marketing services and management to elite clients. I specialize in content writing, social media management: Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter. I combine visuals such as graphics, catchy presentations or content and blend them with powerful words to help clients attract their ideal buyers. I focus on the targeting and messaging first along with the seven p’s of marketing (marketing mix) if you don’t know what I mean you really need to work with me then or get to know more about marketing. There has to be clarity around the targeting and messaging before clients can get to the tech such as email marketing, website, creating a sales page, and the list goes on.

What makes me different is that I work with clients either privately or in a group setting when I say group setting I mean a small intimate setting. I don’t believe in signing hundreds and thousands of clients for my services or digital products unable to service them properly. I pay close attention to my clients it’s not just about money but seeing them win and move forward in their businesses. I have college degrees in Business Administration, Management, and marketing while most are self-taught digital marketers and business owners. I have a teaching background which has helped me become more strategic, a better presenter, and a better teacher. Again a lot of what I know I’ve invested money and time in my professional development which makes me credible. Plus, I have high success rates I’ve never had to give a client or past client a refund and if I ever had a dispute it was one that I won. Most cannot say this with confidence so I must be doing something right.

While most marketing agencies just provide DFY services, I provide both DFY and DIY services to meet small business owners where they’re at.

So, what’s next? Any big plans?
My plans for the next five to ten years is to earn 10 million dollars or more so I can retire young! I also would like to have a family someday, start a non-profit organization for women since I primarily work with women in business, and go on more vacations! I have big plans for the future, I am confident that my future is bright. I don’t have it all figured out yet, but I know it’s going to be great! I plan to get into real estate investing and focus more on speaking engagements internationally, writing more books, and creating more passive income opportunities because I love making money. I love making money because of the amazing things I can do with it!

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