If you’re following the Hey Tuesday blog, there’s a good chance that you might be thinking about starting up your own business and escaping the daily 9 – 5 grind. I’m featured in a double page spread in the fabulous Psychologies magazine this month talking about how I set up Hey Saturday (sister site to Hey Tuesday), the world’s first and coolest dating photography business.
Don’t get us wrong, working from home rocks and there are lots of positives. But we’d be lying if we didn’t admit that there are a few disadvantages too, like less interaction with people, less distinction between your work and personal life, and fewer perks like paid lunch breaks. The good news is there are some ways to stay sane and happy as a home worker – here are a few of them.
If you want to have a kick ass social media strategy which drives traffic to your website, brings in new clients and builds your brand, you’d better start taking your visuals seriously. Photography should be a key part of your social media marketing. Here are some Do’s and Don’t’s to make sure you’re getting it right online.
What it’s really like to work for yourself: the best and the worst
Ditching the rate race and becoming self employed seems too good to be true, right? No boss scrutinising your every move, no dreary office politics, no more having your milk stolen from the work fridge. But are you sure you know what you’re letting yourself in for? Here are the best and the worst bits of life as a freelancer – things everyone who’s already taken the plunge will recognise. Written by our hotshot photographer and marketing superstar, Lauren. Continue Reading
Successful entrepreneur Rebecca Perkins: “my brand image is strong thanks to Hey Tuesday.”
At Hey Tuesday, we know that visual identity is a crucial part of becoming a successful business owner, and we’re not just talking about a logo. Your visuals form a vital part of your overall brand, and that includes your business headshots. We caught up with Rebecca Perkins, The Midlife Coach, to find out how important photography has been to her brand image, as well as her top tips for business success. Continue Reading
Are you one of those people who’s joined LinkedIn, got some contacts, but doesn’t really know what to do next? A decent LinkedIn strategy can help you connect with potential clients and employers as well as helping to build your personal brand. Here are our top tips for becoming a LinkedIn ninja.