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.
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
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
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
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.