Melissa Brown

Melissa Brown

Social Media Manager

Copper Sky Social Media

Tolleson, AZ USA

Get help. Get support. If you just stay in yourself, you can’t see things—you can’t see the forest for the trees.


By Roadtrip Nation

Melissa Brown


My road in life has taken me all over.
It had always been expected of me to go to college but I couldn’t afford to go to a university right away, so I took community college classes until I was able to transfer to Arizona State University.
After graduating, I worked as a development coordinator for Phoenix Art Museum, a sales associate for Kate Spade, and then an account representative for a vitamin manufacturer.
While working for the vitamin manufacturer, I felt bored and unfulfilled, so I took on the opportunity to manage social media for a friend’s small business for fun.
Six months later, I realized that social media was actually something I could do as a side hustle for other businesses.
I set up my social media business and began networking—I eventually found myself managing social media for a handful of clients while still working full-time for the vitamin manufacturing company.
While working, I took social media marketing classes to bolster my skills and make sure I was giving my best to my clients.
When the company I worked for was bought out, I was laid off and given a severance package, which I used as start-up money to progress my social media marketing work to a full-time career.
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Social Media Manager

I help entrepreneurs and small corporations show up consistently online for their clients.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Working with Others

Day to Day

I go over my schedule for the week every Sunday to see where I have gaps. I often get asked for last minute meetings so it's helpful to see where I have availability. I start work each day at 9 or 10 a.m. I do social media work for a few hours and then have lunch. Some days I'll have lunch meetings. Then I do client work and talk with my assistants and freelancers. I like to time block and spend a few hours on one task rather than multitask. I typically attend networking events in the evenings.


The Noise I Shed

From Myself:

"Maybe I should go back to working a 'normal' job."

Challenges I Overcame

Work Stress
Imposter Syndrome