I am often asked how I started Atlys Media, and while I wish I had a well-thought-out master plan the truth is I just dove right in. Working in the marketing world for a few years prior combined with my personal experiences with ATL Bucket List and some freelance social media work, I felt like I had a unique understanding of both Atlanta and social media. And I really wanted to find a way to merge the two.
In August of 2017 I took the plunge and established Atlys Media. Sure it was much different than it is today (a team of one working out of my apartment) but the foundation was laid, I was excited to try something new and – in my mind – there was no turning back.
After a few months of working alone and wondering if I had made a the right call, I finally brought on enough clients to need my first employee. And boy was that terrifying… But also incredible. One turned to two, and two turned to three. And now we’re a team of four full-time team members!
Looking back now – two years and some change after making that leap into “entrepreneurship” – there are a million things I would do differently. But one decision I am beyond happy with was my decision to do it, because I know a lot of talented people with innovative ideas who often get stuck in the “why” or “how” and never actually launch the business. It isn’t safe and it isn’t easy, but I now get to work with amazing clients alongside a kick-ass team doing something I truly love.
So as we move into year three (and get our blog off the ground!), I just wanted to take a moment to thank everyone (our clients, my team, family, friends, etc) who has touched Atlys Media in some way. We wouldn’t be here without you and for that I am so grateful.
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