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Exploring Life & Business with Samantha Shakes of Made by Shakes

Today we’d like to introduce you to Samantha Shakes.

Hi Samantha, we’d love for you to start by introducing yourself
Hello! I am Samantha Shakes, the founder of Made by Shakes. I’m originally from the Bronx, NY – which I partially credit for my work ethic. After moving to and growing up in Palm Coast, Florida, I realized I had to create my own opportunities. After graduating from college in 2017, I had to figure out what career approach seemed the most logical and fulfilling.

Fast forward to 2018, I started doing freelance work for friends and family with small businesses. Then around December 2019, I started working with my uncle providing branding and marketing support for his recording studio and hospitality businesses.

From there, I learned that I could take my skills and passion, and create a business with the goal of helping as many businesses and individuals realize the potential they have. For as long as I can remember, I have always felt passionate about two things: being creative and helping people. I love that I am now able to do that for a living.

Made by Shakes [Creative Agency] was launched on November 1, 2020.

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
Being a young business owner has been very fulfilling, but I have definitely faced some moments of hardship. Unfortunately, during the developmental stage, there were some people around me who didn’t see my vision/thought I should “wait for the right moment”, but I never let that stop me from creating what I knew was possible.

However, the biggest struggle I currently face is working a full-time job while trying to run and grow a business. You learn how valuable your time is when you find yourself splitting up your days more and more as you gain more responsibility. It’s important for me to practice time management and setting boundaries in order to operate as smoothly as possible.

Although I have faced some struggles, and know there will be more in the future, I am grateful for each of them. You cannot put a price on some of the information I have learned from trial and error.

Appreciate you sharing that. What should we know about Made by Shakes?
Made by Shakes, LLC is a Full-Service Creative Agency founded by Samantha Shakes in Jacksonville, FL. Our primary services are branding, digital and print marketing, web design, social media management, videography, and business consulting.

We take pride in our diverse clientele base ranging from start-up small businesses to established businesses in real estate, law, hospitality, culinary, entertainment and so much more. Our goal as a creative agency is to apply our passionate and creative ideas while working closely with our clientele to strategize and execute a unique and innovative approach that produces effective results.

Our motto is to provide brands with the quality creative services they need in order to stay ahead and stand out in their respective industries. We are known for our unique brand strategy, quality client support, and range of services. I feel the most proud of the company when our clients see the potential we saw for their business/brand.

Is there anything else you’d like to share with our readers?
We also partner with other small businesses to ensure we are able to execute as many services as our clients need. Our trusted partners specialize in business consulting, photography, custom vinyl printing, and acting/voice-over talent.

While we are based out of Jacksonville, we also work with businesses nationwide. We love the power of technology! I’m so grateful for everyone who has trusted Made by Shakes to help elevate their company!

Pricing:

  • Web design starting at $325
  • Social media management starts at $399/month
  • Consultations starting at $45/hour
  • Graphic design starts at $30
  • Video and Podcast recording starting at $50/hour

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Image Credits
Samantha Shakes and Chase J. Elliott

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