We had the good fortune of connecting with Whitney Huff and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Whitney, can you tell us more about your background and the role it’s played in shaping who you are today?
Growing up with parents that barely got through high school, but are such hard workers truly motivated me! I was always really good at school, so my parents used that and my love of reading to reward and encourage me. They helped me dream my big dreams to get my master’s degree after being the first in my family to graduate from college and then soon after start freelancing as my side hustle. From there, it has just grown and continues to grow. I’m so grateful for my parents for teaching me how a great work ethic can help you reach your goals and dreams!
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
My business is Words with Whitney. I do all things marketing, social media, and public relations for small businesses! Honestly, I kind of lucked up to start with! I had a full-time job right after grad school to do social media and public relations for a small school. A year or so into that, I wanted more and started freelancing. I got my first client and continued to slowly build from there. I met potential clients over social media and in person, and just built my client base from there. There have certainly been challenges and learning experiences along the way of learning what I enjoy doing, my ideal client, and so many other things! I just continue to learn and grow! One thing I would want the world to know about me and my small business is I’m driven and loyal! I will forever be on my client’s side to help them market and grow their business to its full potential.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
Personally, I would take them to the North Georgia Mountains. It is a bit outside the city for sure, but it is my second home. My Granny lives in Blairsville and I have so many fond memories there. There’s so many great places to eat and things to see! I’m a by the water kind of gal, so I would definitely spend my day on or by the lake, a good dinner, with some putt-putt and ice cream after! It might sound silly to some, but that is definitely my speed!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I honestly have so many people I could truly give credit too, but it all comes down to my parents. Being an only child, I have always been close to both of my parents in different ways. My mom has recently passed, but our relationship as I grew up and caregiving for her throughout her sickness really was somewhat of an awakening for me to live my life and go after my dreams like she would want me to. My dad is a man of few words, but is the hardest worker I know. When I was two, he’d wake me up every morning saying “MDP,” which stands for motivation, determination, and perseverance. I was probably the only two year old that not only knew those words, but could tell you what each of them meant. My dad instilled a work ethic in me from a young age that I will forever contribute any and all of my success to.