Nov 2, 2022
My guest today is Kyla Scanlon (@kylascan). Kyla is a prominent TikTok and YouTube financial analyst, and also a good mate. I’ve known Kyla for a few years now so today’s chat is a good exploration of creator life and her growth over time. Fun fact: when I first started speaking with Kyla, we both had around 1,000 followers on Twitter. Since then, Kyla has skyrocketed to 140,000+ with me not far behind on 4,000!
In this conversation, we cover creator life from starting out to now, dealing with brands and sponsorships, and staying mentally healthy with a life online.
I had a blast, and hope you do too, so please enjoy my conversation with Kyla Scanlon.
For the full show notes, transcript, and links to mentioned content, check out the episode page on https://compoundingpodcast.com/ep39
[00:00:31] - [First question] - Introduction
[00:02:02] - When did things start to gain traction?
[00:03:25] - Which social media to focus on?
[00:06:53] - Outsourcing work?
[00:08:17] - Switching off from Social Media
[00:09:34] - Experimenting with content as you grow?
[00:12:21] - A day in the life of Kyla Scanlon
[00:14:00] - Monetisation approaches
[00:15:19] - Dealing with brands
[00:19:37] - Do market swings affect Kyla’s content?
[00:21:15] - Dealing with unsavoury comments?
[00:24:30] - What Kyla wishes more people knew about her work
[00:26:38] - Importance of writing
[00:29:28] - Adopting long-form content into short form?
[00:31:16] - Getting young audiences to care about complex stuff?
[00:33:48] - Kyla’s company Bread
[00:37:25] - TikTok preferences
[00:38:58] - Influential people on Kyla’s journey?
[00:41:27] - Undervalued life experience?
[00:44:23] - Plans going forward and wrapping up
Connect with Kyla:
Kyla’s Website: https://kylascanlon.com/
Follow Kyla's TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@kylascan
Follow Kyla on Twitter: https://twitter.com/kylascan
Follow Kyla on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/kylascan/
Subscribe to Kyla’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/KylaScanlon
Kyla’s Newsletter: https://kyla.substack.com/
Moontower Meta: https://moontowermeta.com/
Kyla on Infinite Loops podcast: https://www.infiniteloopspodcast.com/kyla-scanlon-cultivating-vibes-ep125/
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