“We’re not the popular, we’re the offbeat.”

 

I’m Charlie G. A full-time Lifestyle Blogger, Influencer, Influencer Coach, and Photographer. I’m a builder. I build beautiful things from scratch. I enjoy creating beautiful content whether it be for myself, a brand, or others looking to build their portfolios. I’m also an educator who teaches others looking to transition out of their 9-5s into full-time entrepreneurship. I’ve done a series of workshops that provide the skillsets needed to actively pursue your passions full-time from my Blogger Branding Bootcamps to Beginner Photography Workshops. Whether it be in person, via Skype, or with my online e-courses, I love helping people take their goals to the next level.

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Services

Blogger / Influencer

After blogging for 10+ years and being a full-time blogger for over one, I’ve gained experience working with brands I genuinely believe in such as Detroit Institute of ArtsPure Michigan, Grey Goose, and more! If you’re interested in collaborating with me for brand campaigns or sponsoring any Charlie G. content, please feel free to contact me directly below.

E-Courses / Coaching Services

From learning the basics of a DSLR camera to understanding and knowing business basics, I specialize in helping others be the best entrepreneurs they can be with my in-depth online e-courses you can learn on personal time and an extensive one-on-one coaching service for those looking to jump in full throttle.

Photography

Capturing beautiful imagery of others is something I excel in. Because of my natural ability to capture imagery for myself while working with plentiful brands, I’ve been able to understand how to do the same for others as a travel photographer with lifestyle, headshot, portfolio photography and more.

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Interested in learning Photography?

If you’re in the Detroit Metro area, Charlie G and Dre Dotty will be hosting a Beginner Photography Workshop, the EXPRESS Edition for those interested in learning basic photography and how to get paid from it.

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How do you utilize the Direct Message feature on Instagram? Do you use it for leisure? Do you use it for sharing memes in group chats with friends? Do you use it to 'shoot your shot' with a potential significant other?

I'll tell you a secret: it's all I do.

Guys have this interesting theory when sliding into a girl's DMs: "slide in as many as you can...eventually one will say yes," and I've been running with this theory ever since.

Social Media Managers of your favorite brands almost always see your DM even if they leave the message unread in the DM requests. The goal is to give them a reason to respond. If you get a response, they may tell you to reach out to them via the generic email in their profile. However, you don't want a generic info@InsertBrandHere.com. Emails to generic email addresses can get lost on the way to whom you're hoping it'll get to or you could never get a response. You want a specific name to a marketing director that can get you answers to how you can participate in paid collaborations faster.

Why you should start using Direct Messages to reach out to brands: • it's faster
• your Instagram profile serves as an immediate resume so they never have to leave the app
• if they find that you are a good fit (because you've fixed the 7 struggles we mentioned in my previous post), they're more than likely to respond almost immediately
• you can build relationships with the marketing manager faster that will be beneficial to you for future partnerships

Now that we have that understanding, it's important you know what to say to get an answer when you slide in the DMs of a brand. You need to ask for the marketing manager in charge of the brand and you want to give them a reason to give you that person's direct contact. Without that reason, they'll direct you to the generic email already on the page.

The reason that you want to give is that you want to send over your media kit to the marketing manager. Brands love seeing data about how you can bring value to them. When you do this, you will almost always receive the answer you're looking for.

So tell me now, are you sliding in DMs the right way? Comment below. I wanna hear how you slide in✍🏾

How do you utilize the...

One reason alone to cross the border 😋

One reason alone to cross...

Brought to you by the #Under30Summit, I’ve partnered with @forbesunder30 who’s finally made their way to Detroit! 🙌🏾 I’m doing a giveaway for an opportunity to win a free ticket to go to the Under 30 Summit with me October 27 - 30 to see performances from @21savage, speeches from @serenawilliams and more!

Swipe to see details on how you can enter this giveaway. You have 5 days to enter before I announce the winner on Friday!

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PS, gonna buy a ticket anyway? Use my discount code CHARLIE for 30% off the price!

See you there!

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I don’t like wearing pants. If you know me I’d prefer to be bottomless. A uniform of bottomless bottoms that don’t cut of circulations, aren’t trending, and don’t require spanks or overexpose any fupas to come underway would be delightful.  But until then, these fancy ones will do. Link in bio on the blog.

I don’t like wearing pants....

Growing your social media is always a hot topic because it doesn't matter what you offer, what brands/businesses you want to work with, or who views your page if you don't brand your social media properly to get the results you're looking for.

Here are 7 struggles that you may be dealing with that's causing you not to grow on social media.

Struggle 1
Your Instagram feed/grid is disorganized, uncoordinated, and has too many unbranded graphics.

Struggle 2
Your bio doesn't correctly display who you are and what you do.

Struggle 3
You don't utilize your stories, live, or IGTV.

Struggle 4
You're not posting quality content.

Struggle 5
You're not posting consistently.

Struggle 6
You're worrying too much about the algorithm.

Struggle 7
You haven't signed up for my e-courses that can help you with all of these problems! :) Swipe left to learn more and how you can confidently fix these problems and start growing your social media! Head to iamcharlieg.com to learn more.

Growing your social media is...

A  purse made of wood that serves in fashion and as a weapon. #balance 🙌🏾

A purse made of wood...

On my Lenny Kravitz vibes thanks to @hautekinkyhair and @prime_collection 🙌🏾 if you’re looking for curly, natural extensions, use CharlieG at checkout! Link in @hautekinkyhair’s bio!
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PS, have you entered my giveaway for the #Under30Summit yet? 👀 There’s still time before I announce the winner next week! Check out my post from September 30th to enter!

On my Lenny Kravitz vibes...

I FINALLY got my nails finessed by @fanessnails courtesy of @charity who understands how to wine and dine a woman or 50 at her Women First event at @footlockerdetroit awhile back 🙌🏾 💅🏾 👟

I FINALLY got my nails...

Out of office. ✌🏾 #WorldMentalHealthDay

Out of office. ✌🏾 #WorldMentalHealthDay

I’m pretty inconsistent with almost everything my life especially the gym. I hate the weight I’ve gained and I hate that I can’t control my brutal and unhealthy, self-sabotaging eating habits right now. But I plan later in the winter to take my trips to @theviberide Detroit real serious along with a potential gym trainer 💪🏾 What’s something you’re planning to be more consistent with?

I’m pretty inconsistent with almost...

Oh look, a cellphone pic made the grid 👀

Oh look, a cellphone pic...

Universe be like: “Yo, I heard you like growth. So I put some challenges on top of your challenges so you can grow from your challenges while you grow from your growth”. Me: dead.

This is literally the worst time of the year, mentally and emotionally lol. Happy Q4. 😂

Universe be like: “Yo, I...