Interview with Tiffany Anchondo 04/22/2020
Another San Diego local, Tiffany Anchondo is a social media mogul. She runs her own business (GetSocial with Tiff) where she manages other businesses’ social media pages, as well as creating content for them to get more traffic on the freeway of the internet.
What projects are you currently working on? I am currently doing social media for a restaurant in Chula Vista, a water company, and working with a local business coach. I am also working on building my business Instagram by showcasing how I edit some of my content. It is a cool way to get the creativity flowing as well as creating content that can be useful for others.
How has the pandemic affected or shifted your practice? Since I am a Social Media Manager, a lot of my time is spent taking videos and pictures in person. I typically go to a coffee shop to digress and then I visit the locations I am shooting I have had to shift the content I post as I am a mom to a 9-year-old, so since there was a shift in school, I have to do work and help him with his distanced learning classroom. It has been a challenge because the routine has shifted and has been a bit challenging at times.
What has your journey been like as a content creator? I have been into [art] since I was in middle school. It was a way to express myself since I wasn’t very talented in any other department. I would spend hours designing my Xanga and my Myspace. There was a point where I was designing them for friends of mine and it was such a positive outlet for me. During the time I was working as a Catering Sales Manager, I would take on small projects here and there to sharpen my skills. I eventually decided that it was something I wanted to do for a living. I quit my job and created my own business model. As of now, this has been the best decision I have made.
Do you have any tips for up-and-coming or rising artists? My advice/tips for up and coming artists would be to never give up on what you are passionate about. Use the extra time you have to polish your gift and really think about the spaces you’re in. Surround yourself with other creatives and other people that value artistry as much as you do. You’ll find a lot of inspiration from other artists.