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.
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
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
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