Interview with Gracey | Amazon Deals and Codes (@dealcheats)

Thank you so much for joining us! Can you tell us a story about what brought you to this specific career path?
I liked saving money on things I buy every day, and I would always search for deals for my friends and family, but they were skeptical about how much money I was helping them save. So I just decided to start making tik tok videos one day to share these deals that I found and hope that I could help other people save money. People started requesting specific deals, and I would have so much fun hunting for the best deals for what people wanted. I felt like a personal shopper. In less than a year, I hit over a million followers on tik tok and have diversified to over seven different platforms. Now I create content, Livestream, and help people save money! I can honestly say that tik tok has changed my life. It’s such a powerful app that people can use to reach millions of new people, create cultural trends, and meet other like-minded people. Everyone has the opportunity to go viral, you don’t need a ton of followers, and I love the culture of the app. It’s brought a new wave of authentic, genuine, in-the-moment content, which is a refresh that I think we all needed. It’s also changed the game of marketing for brands and allowed people to become influencers which they can turn into their full-time jobs. This is why I’m so excited to be a part of the start of a vast industry.
Can you share the most exciting story that happened to you since you started doing this?
After gaining some traction on tik tok, I started live streaming on Amazon Live. Many people haven’t heard of Amazon Live before, but it’s an incredible shopping experience where ordinary people can share their favorite products on Amazon and create a place where their audience can engage with them, ask questions, chat, and connect more than others platforms. People can shop directly from the live streams if they want. I have a show on Amazon live where I feature the best weekly deals, and often I have exclusive promos and deals just for my followers. I never thought I’d ever be live streaming Amazon deals on Amazon. I’m often on the Amazon deal page and Amazon home page when I’m streaming, so it’s cool to meet new people who are shopping around looking for these deals. I’ve made so many new friends on Amazon Live!
Which tips would you recommend to your colleagues in your industry to help them thrive and not “burn out”?
It’s straightforward for content creators to burn out – we’re expected to think of good ideas every day for months or years, so I think taking designated time off is so important. I struggled with this a lot. First, I was working long hours and didn’t know how to take time away from social media, but now I take the time to focus on things that don’t involve consuming, creating, or thinking about content.
None of us can achieve success without some help along the way. Is there a particular person whom you are grateful for who helped get you to where you are? Can you share a story?
I’m grateful to so many people I’ve met along the way. I’ve met some of my mentors, colleagues, and closest friends by being around other content creators and like-minded people. I’ve become friends with the owners of some of my favorite brands, which is so cool that I’m learning more about what goes into the business, the behind-the-scenes, and the struggles. They’ve been able to teach me so much about business!
How have you used your success to bring goodness to the world?
I think I’m fortunate enough to have a large following, which allows me to get exclusive deals for my community by working directly with brands. I can ask for exclusive promo codes or discounts that people can’t get anywhere else for my audience, and it makes me so happy to hear about how people were able to afford Christmas gifts for their kids this year or how I helped a family save money and cook a Thanksgiving dinner. It’s not always about “just saving money on a new TV,” but saving money allows people to afford these priceless memories and experiences for their loved ones.
Do you have a favorite “Life Lesson Quote”? Can you share a story of how that was relevant to you in your life?
“You only have one life to live; make sure it’s yours.” It’s crazy to think about where my life would be if I didn’t decide to start making tik toks one day. If I had told myself, “you’ll never get anywhere” or “people are just going to judge you,” I wouldn’t be able to do what I do today. I struggled with all those fears for so long, but you only need the people who will support you at the end of the day. The other people and their opinions don’t matter.
How can our readers follow you on social media?

My username is @dealcheats on Tik Tok, Instagram, Telegram, and Twitter platforms. I have a fantastic Facebook group community where I post and share deals every day, and I also have an Amazon Live show that I do a couple of times a week. If you like saving money on Amazon, you have to follow me!
Anything specific you’d like to have mentioned in the article?
My amazon live show features deals exclusive to my community, so often, my followers get access to the lowest prices and best deals that they can’t get anywhere else!