Posts in WORKING GIRL
Money Talk // The Resources That Helped Shift My Mindset and Create a Financial Plan

My relationship with money has been a long and winding journey, but in the final month of 2017, I invested in three resources that changed the course of this relationship for the better and left me feeling like I had finally taken a step in the right direction and gained a little more control in an area of my business that I always felt insecure in.

If we’ve had a conversation one-on-one recently, you’ve likely already listened to me talk about one (or all) of these, but for those of you who haven’t had the pleasure — I wanted to share. Not sponsored in any way, just three resources that I’ve discovered to be infinitely valuable in my own business.

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The Importance of Tracking Your Time (And How it Will Help You Price Your Offerings)

One of the biggest struggles I had when I transitioned to the new Studio Bicyclette was figuring out how to tackle the pricing equation. I had a lot of questions, but the two that held me back the most were whether to charge hourly or on a project basis, and how to actually come up with those numbers. See, I come from a retail background where pricing is relatively easy to figure out based on the cost of the items you're selling, especially when you've been doing it for years. 

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5 Podcasts for Creative Entrepreneurs and Bloggers

Earlier this year, I discovered podcasts. Sure, I was aware of them before, but I hadn't really come across any that spoke to me specifically or felt relevant to what I was doing and what my interests were, personally or professionally. I'm also a serial multi-tasker and tend to get lost in my own daydreams (or brilliant ideas, however you want to position it), so anytime I had tried giving them a listen, I found that I would inadvertently stop paying attention early on and failed to gain anything from the experience.

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How to Create an Inspiration Board

I will never stop singing the praises of the good ol' fashioned inspiration board. Not only is it one of my favourite parts of starting a new project - whether it be a photoshoot, branding design, or a styled party - it's one of the first steps I take to bring a dream to life, and it's the stage where you start to see themes emerge, details take shape and your vision begin to materialize. And there is so much magic in that, especially when you're a bit of a dreamer and visually-oriented. It's one thing to have an idea, but to be able to actually bring that to life, to communicate it with others and watch it transform, that's pretty special, and it's one of my favourite things to do.

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10 Tips for Using Pinterest as Tool for your Creative Business

Not only is Pinterest one of my favourite social media sites to get completely lost on, it’s also an incredibly important tool for my business. I’m pretty intentional with how I spend my time on Pinterest these days, limiting my daydreaming pinning sessions so I don’t get too carried away and it doesn’t eat into my day too much or decrease my productivity. But when it comes to creating an inspiration board, there’s no better place to start, and I’d like to think I’ve mastered the fine art of Pinterest inspiration gathering, and in turn I’ve seen it benefit my business and drive traffic to the blog as one of the top referral sites.

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10 Tips for Increasing Productivity

It's a pretty safe assumption to say that no matter what we do for work, our time is extremely valuable. We've all struggled with the evil temptations of procrastination, and have quickly realized the importance of working smarter and more efficiently. The act of trying to balance everything you're working on on any given day can be a tough challenge for the best of us, and I'm always on the hunt for tips and tricks to learn the coveted secrets of increasing productivity. And though it's different for everyone, there have definitely been some gems I've discovered along the way.

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The Mod Mobile

Whether it's my two day, bi-weekly trip for work or a weeklong vacation, I've gotten pretty good at packing my work bag, and have determined that above all, organization is key. I have two pouches that are always filled with the essentials, and the most recent addition to my organizational arsenal is the Mod Mobile, a customizable leather case handmade in LA by This Is Ground.

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How to Post Instagram Photos to Twitter with 'If This Then That'

I wanted to focus on an issue I've been trying to find a solution to for awhile: How to post Instagram photos to Twitter. Though I'm of the mind that each social media platform should serve a slightly different purpose in terms of the type of content, it's also important to maintain consistency for your brand.

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