FAQ : Behind the Scenes of My Business

I am really excited to give a behind the scenes glimpse of my business. I really love and enjoy what I do, and I hope I can inspire you to do what you love. Many of you probably know that I recently quit my day job and that I’ve been working for myself. I’ve been loving it. If you’d like more on that, go here.

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Question 1: What’s your two to three sentence bio? 

Devin Joubert is a multi-passionate creative. She is a creative fiction writer and blogger, website designer, as well as an Independent Beauty Consultant with Mary Kay. Family is extremely important to me. I love creating stories to change lives. I am working toward agent representation.

Question 2: What’s the favorite part of your job?


I love that I get to sip a chai latte, while focusing on building a story that readers will be able to relate to.

Mary Kay:

Honestly, I really love encouraging women and showing them how to feel better about themselves inside and out. I believe we need community.


Another thing I really enjoy is having the freedom to choose my schedule. No more time restricted lunch breaks or asking to get days off for things. I feel so much freer and happier than I did before. Besides, I’m doing what I love!

Question 3: What’s your least favorite part of your job?

I have a few of these:

  • Not having enough hours in a day.
  • Running to the post office.
  • Buying groceries.
  • Making food.

Guess this just told me I should hire a maid and a person to run errands for me.

Question 4: What are the top three tools you use the most in your work?

I love using Scrivener, the notes app on my Iphone, and good old fashioned notebooks & pens.

Question 5: What business goal would you love to reach before the end of the year?

  • I plan on having my WIP edits done by the end of December.
  • I’d also really love to reach 800 followers on Instagram. If you aren’t following me, please come join me.

Question 6: What do you listen to (if anything) while you work?

While working, I usually don’t listen to music, but if I do listen to music it’s definitely classical music or voiceless soundtracks.

Question 7: Morning person or night owl?

I am definitely a night owl. I’m working on this post at 11:52pm. Maybe, I’m too much of a night owl!

Question 8: What’s your favorite social media platform?

I would have to say my favorite at the moment is Instagram. I love how positive it is compared to other social media platforms. It makes me happy!! I also love my blog platform too.

Question 9: What’s your least favorite social media platform?

I’d probably say it would be LinkedIn. I don’t really know how to use it.

Question 10: What works best when it comes to marketing your business?

  • Sharing quality content to build my email list. 
  • Being real and showing my life on Instagram and Instagram stories.
  • Sharing my blog posts via social media when they publish!

Question 11: What’s one thing about your business that your blog readers probably don’t know?

I schedule all of my blog posts a month out in advance.

Question 12: What’s your top tip for someone who wants to do something similar to you for a career?

Start. If you don’t, you never will. Look at your schedule and block off time to work on your business. And set realistic goals so you meet your deadlines.

7 thoughts on “FAQ : Behind the Scenes of My Business”

  1. Hi Devin
    I just found your blog today and I love what you do! Really investing to read your answers for this tag and by the way when it comes to music I am the same way and also with audio books I really struggle to concentrate on my work when I am listening to either. Most of the time I have to replay the tracks of my audiobook (because I just blocked out the last 30 minutes of it :D) or turn off the music. That’s why I sit in a quiet atmosphere when I am working. My husband thinks that’s weird 🙂 so glad that I am not the only one who gets easily distracted. Looking forward to you next post.

    1. Hello Carroll,
      Lovely to meet you! I am so happy you enjoyed the post. Also glad to know I’m not alone when it comes to concentration and distraction. haha… and it’s so funny you should mention audiobooks!! YES, I know exactly what you mean about that and am the same way! If I try multitask while listening to a book, I also have to replay everything that I listened to, because I didn’t catch everything. haha… You aren’t weird. haha… It’s normal! At least, I think so! 🙂

      Thank you for reading and commenting.

      Totally looking forward to getting to know you!

  2. Hi Devin. I really enjoyed reading your post. I found it through the hashtag on facebook – I also publsihed a post as part of this tag. I agree with you about listening to music – I don’t listen to anything when I’m writing. I had to give up when I was studying as my brain couldn’t cope with too much input at one time! I do listen to talk radio when I’m sewing though. You sound like a busy lady with so many strings to your bow, good luck with it all!

    1. Hello Lucy, Thank you for reading the post and commenting. I always love getting to know new people. What is your blog url? I would totally love checking it out.

      I am so happy to learn there are more out there that can’t listen to music while writing or working.

      Thank you for your kind words. Look forward to getting to know you better. Have a great day!

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