Can you believe it’s August already? We’re officially closer to Christmas than we are to the start of 2018!
Before that piece of information properly settles in and ruins your day too much, I’ll distract you with an introduction to my July favourites – a roundup of the blog posts I’ve found really helpful business-wise over the last few weeks.
I’m thinking they’ve got a lot to do with the fact that I recently finished reading Emma Gannon’s The Multi-Hyphen Method. I’m planning on writing a full review of the book and how it has changed my approaach to my business but in the meantime, I’ll say it’s definitely given me a kick up the derriere and straight into the following helpful advice.
Instagram Photography Tips – Simple and Season
This post from Simple and Season made me think about photography in a way I hadn’t really done before. Trying to grow my Instagram account over the last year has meant I’ve put a lot of pressure on myself to take regular photos and post every day. Inevitably that has meant that what I’ve created over that time hasn’t always been as good as it could be. This post was a very welcome reminder that my content should have a purpose and creating it is something I should enjoy, not feel burdened by.
How to respond when clients think you are too expensive – Janna Hagan
Setting fees as a freelancer is an eternal struggle. What you know your work is worth and what people are willing to pay for it can be very different things but this post is about not calling it a day when the two don’t align. Instead, it’s full of ideas for conversations to have if and when that happens.
How I went from zero clients to fully booked for six months – Nesha Woolery
Finding clients to pitch to in the first place is another freelance nightmare. It can be isolating working for yourself, never really knowing if you’re going about it the right way, (oh hi self-doubt) but Nesha’s post was the perfect mix of ‘what you’re doing is valid’ and ‘have you tried this as well?’ I’ll definitely be putting some of the newer processes into practice in the near future.
How to write Instagram captions that engage your audience – Simple and Season
Can you tell I’ve been enjoying Kayte’s blog posts this month? I can’t say I particularly struggle with writing Instagram captions in general, writing is after all my job, but it’s always helpful to get a second opinion and I can definitely see this post coming in handy on those days when Writer’s Block sets in.
5 tips for Twitter to help you grow your brand – The Fresh Exchange
I’m not new to Twitter exactly, I’ve just been so obsessed with Instagram that I haven’t really given it the attention it deserves. It’s something that’s been on my to-do list to work on though so I’ve done a fair bit of reading on it over the last few weeks. This post from The Fresh Exchange was one of the stand-out finds from my research.
Have you read any blog posts you’ve found helpful for your business this month? Link them below.