Who is Famous Ashley Grant?
Well, I’m guessing at first blush looking at the name “Famous Ashley Grant” you have some preconceptions- but I didn’t name myself. 😉 This site and my nickname started after I began working a lot in the Tampa Bay area as a photographer for one of the news sites I was a content creator for.
A man that I lovingly called Ron from the Don at the time dubbed me Famous Ashley, and I thought it was funny. So, I bought the domain, and ordered business cards that said I was Famous Ashley Grant. That year was the first year I made full time income as a content creator for hire – as a result I decided that I would keep the name.
Now when I introduce myself as Famous Ashley Grant people either laugh or roll their eyes, but they never forget me. And to me as a content creator – that’s a HUGE win!
How did I come to be a content creator though? Here’s the Reader’s Digest version of the story:
Since 2007, I’ve been a writer and photographer for hire. I graduated from the University of South Florida where I majored in Mass Communications. Go Bulls! I did my first internship for a magazine, and had my first article published in the newspaper in 2007 – and from the first time I saw my name in print, I was addicted to the world of content creation.
I have written and/or taken pictures for such publications as Tampa Bay Times, Tampa Bay Metro, Tampa Bay Weddings, Style Magazine, Focus Magazine, Real Health & Image, About.com, Channel 10’s former website Metromix, USF’s Oracle, Young Money Magazine and so many others.
These days some of my writing doesn’t get published under my own name as I’ve been doing quite a bit of ghostwriting since January 2014. I ghost write for small business owners providing their websites with blog content, white papers, case studies, about pages, services offered pages and more.
But, I still get my name in print as often as possible. In fact, since 2014, I’ve been a Godaddy blogging expert writing all about blogging, social media, and content creation. I LOVE writing all the things for them. Check out my stories I’ve written for them here.
I mentioned I have been a photographer for hire since 2007, and while I still do some photography gigs, my main focus has been on the writing side of my business.
When I’m not writing or taking pictures, I love doing crafts and DIY projects, exploring new places and traveling as much as possible. You can find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and of course, right here at my internet home base!