We asked Melissa Alam a few questions about her life as the founder and owner of FearlessCon in Philadelphia. Get to know her below!
Tell us about your business!
Melissa: I’m a creative freelancer with a passion for strategy, design, and photo. I help brands and businesses look better online, reach their audiences via social media, or update their overall marketing through design. I also host a yearly women’s empowerment and entrepreneurship conference called FearlessCon, which happens every Fall in Philly!
What accomplishment are you celebrating right now?
Melissa: Getting to over 10K followers for my client Suraya’s Instagram. I worked hard for about a year to create a beautiful and organic social presence for this new restaurant in Fishtown, and it’s been awesome to have been given the creative freedom and direction to grow it!
What keeps you motivated?
Melissa: I love having the freedom to do whatever I want with my life. I love being able to pick up and travel, to make my own work hours and to help my clients and communities get closer to living their best lives as well. I’m also very motivated by my bills and expenses of course, but I wouldn’t have my career be any other way! It’s fun to be able to use your own skills, talents and personality to make money.
What's one tip you want to share with other entrepreneurs?
Melissa: It’s all about progress, not perfection. A lot of people are held back in reaching their goals or full potential because of the very rational fear of failing. Take it day by day and list out your small goals and bigger picture goals. It’ll help you prioritize and tackle your growing to-do lists and get you closer to turning your passion into your dream life and career. There’s no better day than today to launch that great idea of yours!
What's your favorite app or resource of the moment?
Melissa: Unfold (for Instagram stories)
What are you listening to lately?
What are you crushing on?
What inspirational words resonate with you recently?
Melissa: “Go where you are celebrated, not tolerated.”