🌞 From Tech to Comedy: 3 Lessons Building a 600K+ Following
Hear the story of a corporate comedy brand founder with over 600,000 followers.
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As promised in our last update, we’re revving up the content engine again after a wild six months getting Earlywork Academy off the ground.
To kick off with a bang, we interviewed the co-founder of a corporate comedy brand with over 600K+ followers on social media.
Here are his top 3 lessons on how working in tech helped him build a comedy brand.
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Introducing Ben Gould (Co-Founder @ Corporate Bro)…
Working in tech but want to become a content creator?
The skills can be more transferrable than you think.
We were lucky enough to chat with Ben Gould, a former Silicon Valley tech sales rep turned co-founder of Corporate Bro: a corporate comedy brand with over 600K followers.
Here’s a look at how his career in tech sales set him up for success in content creation, and how it can benefit those who have similar aspirations.
Where did it all start?
Ever since college, I always had an interest in working as a creative, but I never really saw it as a viable long term career path.
After a foray into the world of education post-graduation, I decided to make the move to San Francisco.
However, San Francisco was (and still is) an expensive city to live in, and I needed to find a role that paid well enough and suited my personality.
After the recommendation of a few friends, I ended up settling on tech sales, starting as Account Executive at Yelp in 2015.
It was during this time that I began to rekindle my interest in becoming a creative. Beginning as a simple after work hobby which slowly developed into a fully fledged writing side hustle. Subsequently sparking further interest in a potential career long term.
After two years of building my creative portfolio every day after work, I was fortunately introduced to Ross Pomerantz, who was looking for creative help with his corporate comedy brand, Corporate Bro.
At this stage, the brand had around 15,000 followers on Instagram and I jumped at the opportunity to get involved.
Working with Ross was a perfect match for me. Our similar experiences in tech sales, sense of humour and ambitions for the brand all aligned.
Fast forward 5 years to today and over 250 comedy sketches later, we now have over 600,000 followers across Instagram and TikTok, alongside recently achieving a personal dream of mine to write, produce and release a TV series called S.A.D. (Sales Are Dope).
I used to view tech sales as a stop gap before a full time creative endeavour came about.
However, upon reflection, my experiences were essential in making me a better content creator and played a significant part in the growth of Corporate Bro.
Three reasons why working in tech is a huge advantage for aspiring content creators
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