WHO IS TAMARA?
Tamara Bradshaw is a professional dancer from NYC. She has traveled to over 80 countries dancing for artists including Diddy, Missy Elliot, Gwen Stephani, Sean Paul, and Toni Braxton to name a few. The list goes on! She has taught master classes in many countries, and now owns a Dance Workout called Brukwine. Her class has been featured by many magazines and write ups, including In Shape, Essence Magazine, and The New York Times. Tamara has always had a passion for fashion and Home Decor. After she and her husband moved to Houston 2 years ago, they built their home. This is where her passion really took off! It has now become her second career. Her style is everything glam, but not overdone. Tamara hopes to continue and work towards starting her own decor line.
WHAT’S TAMARA’S BEST PIECE OF ADVICE?
“Running a business is really tough, so you have to love what you’re doing to keep going” Tamara told me. Though there are amazing and rewarding times in owning a business, the rough patches still come. Questions like “do we want to continue this business?” and “what are we doing?” will happen. Have a passion for your niche. The more passion you have, the more successful you’ll be.
TAMARA’S SECRET BEHIND RUNNING 3 INSTAGRAM ACCOUNTS:
“My best friend and I started our very first account on Instagram together called @brukwineaddiction.” She says they were wary and nervous at first, but soon realized they needed to just go for it! “Having a business partner makes it easier” she admits. I couldn’t agree with her more! Instagram can be overwhelming at times, so two is better than one.
In addition to her Brukwine page, Tamara has a fashion account (@tamarabradshaw_) AND a home décor account (@tamarabradshaw home)… she’s basically superwoman, right?! She mainly focuses on her home decor page and says though it’s tough to manage all three at times, her secret is to never give up and love what you do!
“As far as planning content, whatever comes to mind that day is what I post about!”
Tamara says the only time she truly plans ahead is when she has an upcoming collaboration. As we all know, COVID quarantine stuck around a little longer than any of us thought, so planning content involving home decor was pretty tough as all home stores were closed!
As far as shooting videos, Tamara says she normally does one video at a time, whereas I personally try to shoot all of mine in one day! There are so many different ways to plan and different strategies work for different bloggers when it comes to creating content!
TAMARA’S INSTAGRAM TIPS FOR NEW ACCOUNTS:
“I get messages all the time from people who have questions about Instagram and how to grow.” Tamara believes that in order to grow consistently as a business account on Instagram, clear pictures and clear videos are key! Putting your best foot forward and creating clear and interesting content for viewers is super important. She even admits using her iPhone over her expensive camera to take all of her photos and videos because it’s simple and the pictures turn out just as good! “Make your content really enjoyable for your audience.”
She also highly recommends consistent and genuine engagement. This is so important! Getting to know your Instagram followers by communicating, replying back and supporting one another is a must! “Social media is way more time consuming than people realize.”
WHERE CAN YOU FIND TAMARA?
@tamarabradshaw_ Instagram Fashion Account
@tamarabradshaw_home Instagram Home Decor Account
Bruckwine.com Caribbean Inspired Dance Workout
TikTok Tamara Bradshaw