Becoming A Content Creator in 2023

The creator economy is booming, and in 2023, many will either be making the shift to (or considering) becoming a full-time content creator.

In 2020, I quit my job to become a fulltime content creator – teaching how young people can best leverage digital media.

Content creation may seem easy to most, but it takes more than one viral post or nailing the latest TikTok trend. I am creating a new series on Content Creation where I hope to share the things I have learnt over the past 10 years as a content creator.

Entrepreneurship (Digital Media & Business Development)

So You Want to Become A Content Creator?

Content creators, whether freelance or in-house, are in high demand. And there’s no sign of that demand slowing down.

In this video, I discuss exactly what being a content creator means, and the different ways you can apply that title to yourself. I also share a step-by-step process on how to become a content creator – things you should do first; and as the series progresses, I will be sharing in detail which tools you’ll need to get started.

What the full video here.


Speaking of tools to get you started – recently purchased the $499 Sony ZV-1F camera to replace my main vlogging camera.

The Sony ZV-1F is a compact vlogging camera with a Type 1 (13.2×8.8mm) sensor and a fixed 20mm equivalent lens. This is a camera clearly aimed at vloggers, and features a three-capsule mic and fully articulating screen for facing-the-camera video creation.

Watch my full review of this camera here.

Lifestyle (Life Currently & Community Events)

From Blog to $300,000 Business

(In case you missed it) I share on my business journey – what started out as a small lifestyle blog in 2013 eventually turned into a quarter+ million dollar business, that is growing.

Over the past few years, I have learnt SO much about the tech sector, but also the media sector. In this video, I go into detail of how I set up my blog, and how I worked with my friends and colleagues to create what is soon to be one of the most notable businesses in Malawi.

Watch the full video here.

Visit Malawi – Warm Heart of Africa

One of the areas I have worked in as a digital creator is in tourism – creating content promoting Malawi as a destination.

Here is a video concept promoting Malawian Tourism. In 2021, we were requested to pitch a concept promoting Malawian Tourism to the department of Tourism. The concept took years to create – from travelling, filming, and editing.

The video was filmed by Ben Sam, and edited by me. This concept was not adopted. Watch the full video here.

Selfcare (Personal Wellness & Human Development)

What is Selfcare & Wellness?

I still recall experiencing burnout for the first time in 2021. Building a business takes a toll on you in all aspects of your wellness – from physical to mental and even spiritual.

I found myself being endlessly tired, and it got me thinking about being more intentional re my wellness.

Watch the full video here.

Make Time For You!

When I was creating my 2023 vision board, one of my goals was to get more intentional about my selfcare. Someone commented that selfcare is selfish – and that I should focus more on pouring into other people.

But hear me out – you cannot pour from an empty cup! If you cannot take care of yourself, you cannot take care of others. As entrepreneurs, we self-neglect a lot, and I want to urge you to indulge in some selfcare.

Watch the full video here.

Look out for next week’s edition, where I will be going deeper into content creation and digital entrepreneurship. Thank you so much for reading, and until next time, stay kind!

All my love,


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