You get to be your own boss, go to fun events and play with gorgeous beauty products all day long!
But it’s not always sunshine and roses, and one of the biggest challenges is undoubtedly dealing with haters online.
It’s something makeup artist and beauty influencer Nikkia Joy has experienced first-hand.
In the latest episode of Girlfriend’s Beauty Boss podcast, the 27-year-old shared how she deals with the backlash.
“It’s a tricky one, and it’s something we all learn early on in the piece,” she told hosts Jacqui and Alanah.
“The thing I’ve tried to remember is usually it’s not personal. This person might be really coming at you about it, but they don’t really know who you are, they don’t know your values, they don’t know what you believe in.”
The Nikkia Joy Cosmetics founder added that she tries to have empathy when dealing with trolls online.
“Usually, when someone saying horrible things about you online it’s because they’re not feeling too crash hot about themselves,” she said. “I try to keep that in mind and keep the sass to a minimum.”
Nikkia said that while she’s often tempted to write sassy comments back to online critics, she resists the urge as it usually does more harm than good.
Instead, she offers three simple options for dealing with the haters: “Be kind back, ignore or delete!”
You can tune into the rest of Nikkia’s Beauty Boss episode below!