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How This Novice Photographer Took a Broken iPhone and Created a Business This graphic designer used her tech savvy to create a wildly popular Instagram platform.

By Ximena N. Larkin

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In this video, Enterpreneur Network partner C1 Revolution speaks with social influencer, Elise Swopes. Swopes realized the potential behind hand-held technology (even one with a shattered screen) after picking up her first iPhone 4. She leveraged her skills with her smartphone to become recognized as a photographer and graphic designer.

In terms of advice for her younger self, Swopes would recommend focusing on self-care and exercising patience. When she was 18, she felt extremely overeager but realized she could have benefited from taking it slow and opening herself up to learning. The influencer discusses how her affinity for saying "yes" may have seemed off-brand in the beginning of her career, but eventually led to many formative experiences through which she learned many important lessons.

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Ximena N. Larkin

Writer, Publicist and Founder of C1 Revolution

Ximena N. Larkin is a digital strategist who specializes in using social media for public relations campaigns to create offline engagement. Based in Chicago, she is the founder of C1 Revolution and has worked on public relations, social media and marketing campaigns for companies. 

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