MORGAN MCVAY: Pros and cons of freelance

Tori Green: Who are you? What do you do?


Morgan McVay: My name is Morgan, freelance MUA, lash brand owner, altmodel.


Tori: What was your first business (including running your own business)? My first was growing my freelance business?


Morgan: How long did this last or are you still involved in the same business? Still going! Ever since I left Mac cosmetics( fired lol we can talk about that).


Tori: Biggest challenge? How did you get through it?


Morgan: Biggest in the freelance world is getting clients, having what you need when you freelance especially when you don’t have a lot of money coming in, in the beginning, and invoices.


Tori: What is something that you wish you could go back and tell yourself before starting this journey?


Morgan: You’re doing great, don’t overthink your work, you’re just as good as your peers.


Tori: What did you do before owning your own/running your business?


Morgan: Worked in the mall, webcam girl, slight dom.


Tori: What/who made you take the first leap?


Morgan: Myself.


Tori: Who was the first to believe in you and give you real support (financial/sweat equity)?


Morgan: Best friend Lindsay hearts, owner of Foxblood, myviolet, my investor.


Tori: Was this your dream job? If not, what was?


Morgan: Yes, I love beauty and glamour in general, just made sense to start coming out with products.


Tori: Why did you get into this field?


Morgan: My love for beauty products + feeling good about yourself runs deep lol.


Tori: What is your biggest failure that you turned into a success?


Morgan: Getting fired from MAC and freelancing full time.


Tori: If you could change one thing about your life today for the better, what would it be?


Morgan: To dig deep and take better care of myself when I’m busy/stressed.


Tori: How is your life/work balance? Body, mind, and soul weekly routine?


Morgan: Honestly working on it, when it’s good. I’m meditating daily, working out, on top of my diet. I do keep a journal. I can be a loner sometimes, so if I'm on set a lot, at a bunch of events, parties. I will take myself on a date and just enjoy my own company. And just that day/night to myself does all the good in the world.


Tori: Do you say/write out affirmations?


Morgan: Yes!! Writing anything down is so powerful, an idea, a mindset, self validation, write it down. And if it is something that no longer serves you, like bad habits etc. Write it down, then burn it.


Tori: When was the last time you tried something new/ Stepped out of routine?


Morgan: This past October I started cosplaying.


Tori: Favorite book that changed your life?


Tori: Do you think your gender gives you an advantage or disadvantage in today’s world?


Morgan: Both.


Have you experienced different treatment from your peers of the opposite sex?


Morgan: Of course


Tori: Thoughts on the glass ceiling?


Tori: If you could talk to a young boy/girl from your hometown neighborhood who aspires to have your career/job/focus what would tell them? Advice.


Morgan: If there is something you want to do that doesn’t involve living where you live. And no one around you gets it, supports or understands… just leave. It’s terrifying, but I promise the other side of it is beautiful if you don’t stop.


Tori: Fun fact about you?


Morgan: Halloween,Anime and comics have been part of my life before it was cool lol.


Tori: Number one piece of advice you remember?


Morgan: “It’s never as bad as it seems” - my mom whenever I’m going through it.


Tori: Anything coming up for you that you want to talk about?


Morgan: New products in the new year, not just lashes.


Tori: Where can we find you online?


Morgan: @Lolitadiamond

@Theonyxlashes



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