MARKET hours in the booming digital marketplace of mindy Mae’s Market are packed to capacity.
With her online presence already in the billions, the 28-year-old New York native has built her career on a formula of “marketing through photos, videos and social media.”
Mae’s Market is a social networking and advertising platform for the food and beverage industry, offering consumers an opportunity to shop and find products from brands they love.
It has a user base of more than 35 million users who spend more than $4 billion a year on the site.
The day I started at Mae’s, I had a ton of questions, said Mae, who declined to give her last name.
I had this feeling that I could never be comfortable being here.
I thought, It’s a little hard to stay here.
I know it’s a very busy time in my life, but I’m going to try.
I was surprised to see the kind of harassment that was being done on me, Mae said.
I didn’t even know what that was.
When I went to the office one day, I was being asked, ‘What are you doing there?’
I told them I was doing a photo shoot, and they were like, ‘Why?
Why are you shooting photos at the office?’
It was just like, this is really strange, this isn’t something you should be doing at your workplace.
I had a lot of conversations with my manager about it, Mae recalled.
I thought, I should have been working in the office or something.
I have a lot more support from my managers now, Mae told me.
I think that’s really important to me.
The company is really supportive of me and I don’t want them to think I’m a bad person for not being here because they are.
I think it’s just a small part of the job.
But I’m so grateful that they are supportive and that they care about me.
I just feel like I’m here to do a job, and I want to be here for the long run, Mae added.
Mae has worked at Mae for three years.
She had a long-term relationship with the company before she joined, but she has since moved on to other ventures.
Moe has been in the media for about two decades, and her Instagram account has more than 17 million followers.
The photos she shares on her site are mostly about her career and personal life.