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Meet Deja McGhaw of McGhaw Social Media Consulting Services

Today we’d like to introduce you to Deja McGhaw.

Hi Deja, it’s an honor to have you on the platform. Thanks for taking the time to share your story with us – to start maybe you can share some of your backstories with our readers?
In 2009, while pursuing a degree in Broadcast Digital Journalism, I developed a passion for social media.

My goal was to become a news anchor, but God led me in a different direction. During my senior year of college, I recall my professor telling me “you are going to be a social media manager.” This was before many brands, businesses, and even churches used it in its capacity, so the idea sounded silly. This was not even considered a job back then!

On my personal page, I would always share things such as church updates, and encouragement. My church noticed this and they ask me to serve as a social media manager. I remember back then my Pastor at the time Apostle Larry J. Baylor told me, “You know you could go around to all churches and help them set up their social media. He said, “It could be your business!”

At the time honestly, I thought the idea was silly. The reason being, that I didn’t have the mind to charge people for something that I loved, and I thought was really easy for them to do. As time passed, my skills advanced, and I had more people tell me to make this a business! Shantell Behnke is one of those people. She asked me time after time to manage her social media for her cleaning company. In December 2019, I agreed! Before I took on the task I had to make sure I was legal to take payments and do business!

It’s pretty wild the Lord allowed me to do so right before the pandemic. On January 6, 2020, my business became an official LLC. in the state of Missouri. In February 2020, the world began to shut down and more businesses and churches especially flocked to social media to stay connected during a time everyone was isolated. Since then I have trained churches out of state on how to have a successful social media presence.

Large organizations have sought my services and from that, we produced live virtual conferences that tripled the attendance they would have had in person. I’ve gained clients both in state and out of state ranging from a cleaning company to non-profits helping minorities get into medical school! (The list goes on and I’m so grateful!).

I always thought I was holding myself back from starting a business helping people with their social media, but I understand God had everything come forth in its timing! McGhaw Social Media Consulting Services is nothing without Jesus! He is our CEO!

We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
Has it been a smooth road? I would say yes! Clients literally flocked to me because of such a great need! I would say the only struggles along the way were ones of not being confident that people believed in me!

There are so many social media managers in the field now, I’ve had many days where I didn’t feel good enough, or like my work matched someone else doing greater.

I know now that God would not allow my business to start if I wasn’t capable to handle the daily task! I now walk in greater confidence and stay far away from the comparison factor. If anything, I look to someone else to see how I can do something more efficient, and I look to myself to see what I can do better!

I’m so grateful also for my AMAZING and handsome husband! His encouragement, support, and love help me get the job done!

Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your business?
At McGhaw Social Media Consulting Services (McGhaw SMCS) our goal is to help churches, brands, and small businesses build their social media presence.

We have strategy sessions, and consultations to educate you, and your staff on how to get the most out of social. If you desire for us to manage your social media, while you run your business, we will do that too! We hope to help bring your vision to life and do so with ease.

We also create websites, host live-streaming events remotely, on location, and so much more!

What sets us apart from others is our Christian foundation. We create positive only content. Our motto is “Social Media Management with the Kingdom of God In Mind!” We seek also to make brands, small businesses, and churches shine, knowing that their social media is taken care of! This gives them more time to focus on more business matters.

If you are struggling on social media, please consider either booking a Social Media Coaching, or Social Media Management.

What do you like and dislike about the city?
What I love about St. Louis, is the support! Most of my clients are local, and do business with me because they saw what I could do even before becoming official! Some of them I’ve known since childhood!

Outside of business, I love STL culture. The way we say “here and there,” the beautiful parks, and good food!

What I like least is the division, and discord in some areas and how some neighborhoods are like night and day. Greater unity, love and better resources are really needed.

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