How can you turn your creative passion into a lucrative business?
Over 700,000 fans follow her on social media, and this is your chance to get to know her personally! Turn up this episode as we get one-on-one time with mega music influencer Maria Ferrer AKA Your ’90s Homegirl and Maria Bone! In this episode, Maria, a vocal coach turned social media sensation, talks about reimagining social media and carving out a unique niche that resonates across generations.
From viral TikTok fame to impactful collaborations with music legends, Maria’s story is a masterclass in pursuing dreams and creating a brand that truly speaks to the heart. Learn the secrets behind her success as an in-demand influencer and how she balances her thriving online business with motherhood. This episode is a treasure trove of motivation for anyone looking to blend creativity with practical business savvy, all while staying true to themselves. Tune in now and get ready to be inspired by the queen of ’90s nostalgia herself!
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- Inspiration for realigning your social media channels to better reflect your true interests and passions, creating content that resonates with both you and your audience.
- How to make your social media platforms a genuine extension of your personal and professional brand.
- Insights into the process of discovering a niche that sets you apart in the market.
- The art of balancing your creative instincts with audience expectations to create engaging content.
- About the importance of persistently chasing your dreams, regardless of your age, and the transformative power of not giving up on your true calling.
- The keys to building meaningful collaborations that resonate with your brand, including the importance of professional communication and mutual respect in partnership.
- The ways your creative output can inspire and empower others, and recognize the broader impact of your work on the community.
- How to maintain an authentic voice on social media while protecting your personal privacy.
- Practical lessons on starting and growing your own business, focusing on resilience, innovation, and the value of a supportive network.
- How to leverage podcasting as a powerful tool for connecting with your audience, discussing relevant topics, and building a sense of community.
- Insights into evolving and maintaining an inspiring brand, staying energized, and keeping your content fresh and engaging across various digital platforms.
0:01:55- How Maria Ferrer started creating content on social media
0:03:42- Maria discusses going viral for the first time with her 90s music videos
0:05:59- Maria talks about committing more fully to creating content after initial success
0:10:28- Maria shares about finally meeting Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
0:13:02- Maria discusses expanding collaborations with artists like Xscape and Silk
0:15:36- Maria shares her experience collaborating with Rock the Bells festival in New York
0:20:54- Maria discusses her approach to social media and boundaries
0:23:11- Maria provides advice on entrepreneurship and creating opportunities
0:26:32- Maria talks about her podcast, The 90s Homegirl Podcast, and finding inspiration for topics
0:30:30- Maria gives advice to other mothers on designing life with flexibility
About Maria Ferrer
Maria Ferrer is a multi-hyphenate entrepreneur and content creator based in Los Angeles, Calif. She began her career as singer and songwriter. Later she launched her own company, Queen Vision Entertainment, and transitioned into a professional vocal coach and artist developer, teaching music lessons for over 15 years. In 2021, Maria went viral on TikTok and other social media platforms under the handle @MariaFerrerCurves, for her nostalgia, comedy, and skit videos celebrating 1990s/ early 2000s R&B and hip hip music and culture. She’s known as “Your 90s Homegirl” and, due to her lifelong passion for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, “Maria Bone.”
With over 700,000 followers across Instagram, TikTok, YouTube and other channels, Maria has established herself as the premier online personality bridging generations through music. Her authentic enthusiasm and admiration for ‘90s artists from her youth and collaborations with legends like LL Cool J, EnVogue, SWV, TLC, Xscape and others have introduced millions to iconic songs and artists. Beyond entertainment, Maria’s podcast, “The Maria Bone Podcast”, provides inspiration on all things levelling up.
Driven by her creative spirit and love of music, Maria continues to elevate her brand through hosting, new content ideas, and inspiring others to dream big. She remains dedicated to uplifting her community through authentic connection and living intentionally on her own terms.
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Noteworthy Quote From This Episode
“Don’t ask, ‘What’s the worst that can happen?” but “What’s the BEST that can happen?’ What’s the best outcome that can happen?”Maria Ferrer
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