To create an effective personal brand, everything you do to promote yourself needs to reflect who you are, the values you stand for and what it’s like to work with you. A big part of your personal brand should be your business headshots, which need to perfectly encapsulate your professional life. Here are some top tips to get you started. Continue Reading
In order to stay at the top of your professional game and reach the level of success that you want, mastering productivity seems to be critical. Have you noticed how the most successful entrepreneurs share this trait? They always seem to have more hours in the day. Our photographer and blogger, Lauren highlights how you can too…. Continue Reading
Making a career out of your passion is one of the most challenging yet rewarding things you can do. Here are six of the best podcasts, as recommended by the Hey Tuesday crew, which feature tips for start ups and entrepreneurs so you can get inspired.
How I Built This
Want to hear how some of the most successful entrepreneurs of recent years made their dreams a reality? Featuring business megastars such as the founders of Instagram and AirBnB, this podcast lets you hear from the horse’s mouth what’s really involved when building a successful start-up. Subscribe here.
Although we work with quite a lot of start ups, small businesses and charities, we also work with lots of people who work for themselves and need a cool, dynamic set of photos that they can use to market and promote themselves across different social media channels such as LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook & Twitter. I’ve recently taken up Muay Thai, at a local mixed martial arts gym, and met the lovely Fiona, who runs her own business as a personal trainer. We got chatting and she decided to book us for a shoot as she wants to up her profile across social media. Now this shoot was a lot of fun. We headed down to our gym and I made her work out for real with tyres, kettle bells and boxing gloves. We wanted the shots to be as authentic as possible and believe me those kettle bells were not light ones. I love the results so much I wanted to share them on my blog. And if you’re thinking about doing a martial art, I can’t recommend Muay Thai enough. It’s not only making me physically strong, but also mentally resilient, which is critical for anyone running their own business. Continue Reading
I was lucky enough to spend a week in New York City in September for work. Besides running Hey Tuesday, the best place to come to get business headshots that stand out from the crowd, I also set up Hey Saturday, the UK’s first and coolest dating photography business and as a the leader in the dating photography field in the UK and the US, I get to go to some exciting places. I was invited to be a judge at the US Dating Awards and while I was over there, a lot of the people attending the event wanted to book a social media headshot shoot with me. It was such a great way to meet lots of cool people as, of course, taking someone’s photos is pretty bonding if you do it well. I headed to the Ace Hotel (one of my favourite places) and found this great little spot to get some great headshots. The clients were really over the moon with their final shots. If you like this cool kind of vibe for your business headshots, then hit us up for a shoot. We like to break the mould. Continue Reading
This first appeared here on Huffington Post
I’m into my third year of running my own business, Hey Saturday, and have recently launched a sister company, Hey Tuesday, and a lot of people have been asking me where I got the courage from to strike out on my own and work for myself.
I was pretty scared of giving up a good, steady income to be honest – just like everyone else – and that fear wouldn’t go away. But, I noticed my desire to work for myself wouldn’t go away either, in fact it was growing.