Halfway through 2019- how are you pacing?

The second half of 2019 is already upon us! Can’t believe we were just putting away holiday decorations and now we’re making summer and fall plans. Time is flying, I feel it, and I know you do too. The time is now to press go on those goals and dreams that have been at the back of your mind for months or even years that you kept putting off. Maybe you didn’t how or where to start, maybe you’ve already crafted your idea and are well on your way but now you feel stuck on how to market your brand to attract new business? Maybe you’ve gotten started and ran into roadblocks, which took you off course and you’re wondering how to navigate those waters to get back in stride.

I’ve heard from a lot of you who have emailed and DM’d me over the last few months needing guidance, clarity and maybe just an energy boost from a guiding voice. I’ve been listening!

 VJMedia is cooking up a few tangible tips and tools for you to utilize for your own start-up small biz or brand so stay close for details. Heads up- next month’s giveaway is focused on audio creators, podcasters and voiceover actors. Your time to LEVEL-UP with VJMedia is coming soon! Below, enjoy one of my most popular blogs on opportunity and staying ready! 


Cheers to an amazing 2019,

~ Vanessa



  1. Jessica Perez Says: January 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    First of all this is so awesome. I’d be so thrilled to have this 1:1 session with you.
    Business: Industry High TV
    INDUSTRY HIGH- A series of Vlog interviews that gives you instant access into the lives of most influential people withiught focusing on any “industry”, in particular. The purpose of “Industry High” TV is to give viewers the information they need and want from any race who are looking to pursue music, art, fashion, politics, law, or business. The determination is to cover interesting events and promote the DOERS of today!

    IH Goal for this year: To monetize Via YouTube and to authentically reach my nitch audience.

  2. In short, my goals for 2019 include securing brand partnerships with 2 national brands that are helping women in the U.S. level up their mind, body, soul, and/or business. What would I do for these brands? Curate LIVE Influencer experiences and events. While I do have some experience in this arena, I would like to level up my brand, and gain clarity around fee structure in today’s influencer market. Thank you so much for this opportunity, I want to win this!

  3. @MsVanessaJames –
    Ive been establishing my Personal brand since 2010. Decided to build my own Media Platform on 2012.
    My goal for 2019 is to work more from Home & Continue to support my growing family. Im a CREATIVE hustler.

  4. My brand goal for the year is to tell a cohesive story about my work not only for lead generation but to truly enhance the lives of other who simply love well designed spaces.

    • Hi Chanae,

      Congrats on your business! It sounds like your brand is well on its way to exceeding your goals. You have been submitted into the contest. Winner will be announced on Friday, January 25th!

      Team VJMedia

  5. Sarah Wilson Says: January 17, 2019 at 2:59 pm

    Thank you for creating this opportunity. I’m an Interior Designer and my brand is turn-key design that reflects who clients are. My goal for this coming year is to be profitable, make more dreams come true and keep my pipeline full. I want gain a better understanding of getting clients in.

    • Sarah!

      Sounds like you are extremely passionate about your work and helping others which is the key ingredient to a successful business. You’ve been submitted.

      Team VJMedia

  6. Good Morning Vanessa, Hope all is well. This is Samantha Sookraj from South Florida Caribbean Conference. Our mission at South Florida Caribbean Conference (S.F.C.C.) is to raise awareness as well as to educate the American population and the West Indians diasporas about the diversity of Caribbean Culture through events, workshops and community interactions. My goal for 2019 is to improve our marking and to reach a wider audience. I strongly believed what we are doing at SFCC will benefit our local community as well as the islands. Our long term goal is to be in all the Caribbean Islands/nations within the next 10 years.

    Thank you for doing this contest. I strongly believe anyone who win this contest would gain so much from you.

    Samantha Sookraj,
    South Florida Caribbean Conference

    • Hi Samantha,

      Happy New Year! Congrats on your event and your brand thus far! You are entered in contest. Our team will be in touch on the 25th should you be selected.

      Team VJMedia

  7. Create a way to put my creative ideas in action so that I can solely focus on my nonprofit full time. R STARS Project motivates inspires and celebrates deserving youth to shine in the community. Monetize the ideas so that we can expand, delegate what I can, focus where I shine. Learning what tools to use behind the scenes to make this flow and work smarter not harder so that we can put the FUN in FUNdraising. Super grateful that you are opening your heart to helping and honoring one blessed person so that they can manifest and multiply. Keep Shining.

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