Niki Payne is a talented freelance writer with experience writing for newspapers, magazines and mostly the Web. Upon receiving her Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism from California State University, Long Beach in 2008, Niki left a stable career in retail banking to pursue a much more volatile career in Web publishing and digital marketing.
In 2009, Niki started writing for Examiner.com as the LA Singles Examiner covering dating and relationship topics. She was later recruited as an in-house social media specialist by an international training and development company specializing in personality temperament theories. She then went on to work for an Inc. 500 company as a social media specialist and project manager where she had the opportunity to fully explore the realms of digital marketing and dabble in a little of everything from social media, blogging and email marketing to online, television and radio advertising.
In an effort to defer overburdening student loan debt, Niki later received a Certificate Degree in Consumer Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology in 2010 where she learned how to plan, coordinate and implement qualitative market research studies for new and existing businesses. Later that year, she started working for a small Web development company as an SEO Specialist for two years before branching out on her own as a freelance writer and social media consultant.
With her knowledge and expertise in blogging, social media and search engine optimization as well as her passion for relationships and business development, Niki Payne is definitely someone worth having on your team, often times bringing more to the table than you initially bargained for. She is ambitious, energetic and passionate about the work she does. Niki continues to write at least once a month for Examiner.com–now as the LA Dating Examiner–and as a freelance reporter for CBS Los Angeles online.
During her free time, she plays softball, volleyball and ultimate frisbee; sings karaoke; and practices her public speaking skills as president of a local Toastmasters club. Some of her career goals include becoming a
published best-selling author, traveling across the country as a motivational speaker for the college market and hosting dating workshops and bootcamps for singles. You can learn more about Niki Payne and her roots by reading her bio. Before she was a writer, she was actually more of a singer…. (read more)