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Check Out Summer Homayed’s Story

Today we’d like to introduce you to Summer Homayed.  

Hi Summer, thanks for sharing your story with us. To start, maybe you can tell our readers some of your backstories.
I begin catering after quitting my job as a teacher. I would make family meals for working families who didn’t have time to cook home-cooked meals and I did it at a reasonable price. When I would make my catered meals, I would show short clips in my stories on my Instagram. That’s when my audience started to ask me for recipes. After getting so many of the same questions I began writing down my recipes and sharing them on my Instagram. One would say my audience chose me and now I am a full-time social media influencer chosen by my audience. And now I mainstream media my recipes. 

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
It’s had its ups and downs. I’ve been hit with a lot of financial issues on this journey. It’s not easy making cooking videos and not getting paid. Most people think bloggers are Recording what they make for dinner but they don’t understand the amount of time effort and expenses that come with blogging. So, you do get people who are irrational. Being a blogger is like being married to your job and that can also affect one’s marriage. Trying to keep up with your audience and your family is not easy. 

Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
My current status is social media food influencer. One can say I’m a scientist in my own kitchen and that’s what makes me the proudest because I create my own recipes. And even though someone’s parent didn’t make it the way I made it that doesn’t matter. The way that Summer‘s kitchen works are no matter where you are in the world you can remake my recipes because I use a common ingredient found worldwide. And that’s what makes me so proud. 

The crisis has affected us all in different ways. How has it affected you and any important lessons or epiphanies you can share with us?
Covid 19 taught me how to be patient. It also helped me become a better person and a better writer and it gave me time to invest more into my social media. 

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