trying to balance work and motherhood right now or preparing your business for motherhood, I want to pass along some advice I wish someone would have told me. It would have saved me hours of wasted mental energy trying to please other people and prove that I could become a successful entrepreneur, even with a newborn on my hip.
Just a few of our favorites to share.....
Selecting the perfect photo for your Instagram grid and designing your blog graphics is hard enough already.
It gets even more difficult when you struggle with what to say. I get it. I even struggle with writing captions for our Get Found Stock Instagram feed from time to time.
Sometimes the words come pouring out so fast that creating multiple pieces of content feels easy. Other times I can’t come up with anything, even if my job depended on it (oh wait, it kind of does…).
You don’t have to feel guilty about being in the middle of writer’s block. We’ve all been there! Instead of letting it stress you out, I have a few tips to help you pull yourself out of a bad season of writer’s block.
Collaborating with instagram influencers does not have to be scary and can be a great way to explode your business growth this year! Learn how to easily reach out and work with influencers to grow your reach and maximize your income. We walk you through our simple and easy steps.
Introverted and hate networking? Learn tips on how to network like a pro to put yourself out there without making yourself exhausted. Learn my best networking tips
Where do brides first visit when they’re looking for wedding vendors? Instagram. Brides know that with a quick search on Instagram, they can find dozens of wedding vendors in their area and instantly access their living portfolio (aka Instagram grids!) The real question is, how do you stand out among other wedding vendors on Instagram?
I get it, booking services on Instagram can be TOUGH. I get it. When I first started growing my Instagram, I’d look at my friends selling hand-lettered print or mugs with fun sayings on them and think, Wow, I wish I had an “easy” product to sell too. A $10 print or a $15 mug
Is Instagram your biggest time-suck? What if I told you it doesn’t have to be anymore? All those hours you spent wondering about what to post when to post it, and why you’re even posting it in the first place can be eliminated with simple tweaks to your strategy. You’ll see your follower count grow
Do you feel like when you post an Instagram photo, all you hear is crickets? You may be wondering if your ideal clients are even on Instagram or if Instagram is a good way to sell services? How do you visually sell services? Well, I’m here to tell you they are. You just need an
Creating amazing content is obviously the best way to promote your business online. However, getting it seen can be a little tricky and is also the point. But how do you not only get your content seen with new eyes, but in front of the right ones? The ones who want your services and want to pay your prices?
Social Media engagement is key, but it is getting harder and harder to get your audience engaged with your content because with each websites algorithm they have made a secret social
Part of this secret handshake has to do with the pound sign or AKA # hashtags.
Not only is your ideal client someone you would love to work for and be around, but it is someone who would love to hire you.
But how do you know who this person is and where are they hiding?
When I first started out I was hungry and I took any client I could. I was just so happy someone actually wanted me to take their picture, that I did not care who they were or what they wanted. I even let them negotiate with me so much that I would actually be losing money on the job!
Looking back, not only was this a disservice to me and my son, who also likes to eat, but this was an even bigger disservice to the actual client. I could not afford to take my time and do a good job. I was exhausted and could not do my best work.
If you are walking into a situation where you are not being appreciated, you are not going to be doing your best work either. However, I was not confident enough to charge what I needed to. No one tells you how to do that. They just say, “Identify your target client and go find where they hang out and go do that…” It took me years to truly figure out how to do this, or what this even meant. I understood it in concept, but in reality it was a very vague concept and I was very vague about who I was attracting. Think of asking your 18 year old self what your husband is going to be like….“Well, he is going to be really good looking, make good money, really love me, want to spend all his free time with me, and not complain when I shop to much.” Well, that is a good start, but let’s face it…that is not really exact. I almost fell asleep writing that, so you might even be asleep now!