Long time no blog! Hi everyone, it’s been a while since I was feeling inspired to sit down and write a post.
I have been loving working on my Patreon, it is so fun to coach other women and see them grow! I have two tiers depending on what everyone is needing. The first tier is $35 and has the ebook, example email pitches, brand contacts every month and a lot more! The second tier is $65 and has an added coaching session for 30 minutes every month!
If you have been wanting to grow your Instagram and start making money working with brands, Click here to join! I am available to chat with any of the ladies who join and answer any questions they may have.
I also have my business account @ thebusybco for anyone who wants to follow along on there.
Since I started dating again, trying to figure out what to do for a date night/day is always hard! I’ve been asked so many times for recommendations and here are some of my favorites that I’ve done recently and in the past!
Day date outdoors– There are so many great options to do here in AZ! When the weather is nice going hiking and getting to explore new trails is always a lot of fun. There’s also golfing, going to the lake, and horseback riding!
Fun activities– Going bowling, to top golf, or an arcade are always good options.
Bars- Old Town and Cave Creek are always fun on a Friday or Saturday night. There are tons of things to do such as karaoke and watching live music.
Restaurants– Scottsdale is know for its dining! There is a variety of amazing restaurants to choose from and I will be writing an updated blog post next week on all of my favorite places!
Hi ladies! I have been loving all of the outfits I have purchased recently off of Amazon and I thought I would share some of my favorites! If you already follow me on Instagram you would have seen these.
This look is one of my favorites I’ve worn recently! I have multiple colors in both the bodysuit and the skirt! Click to shop!
This dress would be perfect for Valentine’s Day! It is definitely a possible look for me to wear out. Shop the look here.
This western inspired look is so fun and I am obsessed with this jacket. Shop on Amazon!
This outfit is a combination of two of my favorite pieces from my most recent haul! The bodysuit with these pants are so good. Shop here.
I will share more of my favorites in an upcoming haul. You can always shop my Amazon storefront and see all of the new items I add to my storefront!
Hi friends! I know I have a lot of fellow creators that follow along, who want help on all things blogging! This post is a little different than my typical advice, but so practical for those of us who spend so much time on our computers!
Solve iQ is an amazing software for your PC to help keep things running like you need them to! If you are tired of your computer running slow or lagging zoom calls, you need this!
I know personally I always have a lot going on, on my computer! I end up with multiple pages open while I’m working and I need them all to be able to keep up.
I recently took my PC on a trip, I stayed in and Airstream and thankfully I had Solve iQ to be able to get work done! Slow internet wasn’t a problem!
Anyone who spends time on their computer working absolutely needs to get Solve iQ for their PC! When you are using the Productivity Software, it’s so helpful to know what could possibly be causing any slowness in your PC!
For my gamer friends this software would also be so helpful! I have so many people in mind who could benefit from using Solve iQ. If you are like me you will also probably love having the 24/7 support! I seem to always have technical trouble and knowing I will be able to get help when I need it, is key for me!
Hi friends! I just got in a new planner to help me keep all of my collabs and social media content straight. I love that there is also space in the planner for me to write down goals and plan out what I am working towards for the month.
This is what the planner looks like. It is from Pose Planners. They have different versions for whatever you need. The pages in the planner are great quality and I am loving having something that is dedicated specifically to social media.
You can check out all of the different planners from their sister store here.
Coming up with a great bio on Instagram can be difficult! When I am coaching women I see them struggling with what to include. My number one tip is to include searchable information with your name.
You can see I have my name and I included AZ blogger because I wanted it to be searchable for anyone looking for bloggers located in my state! This has helped me get lots of great opportunities. Then I talk about what it is that you can expect from me on my page. I also use beacons for all of my links, which is incredibly helpful!
If you are looking for help getting companies to work with you be sure to reach out to me, or purchase my ebook!
This one was hard to title. One thing about putting little parts of your life on social media and the internet is you never know who is watching. It is probably my least favorite part. Occasionally I will get a rude comment here or there but I also get people who just want to creep.
The creeps are the worst. I hate seeing people looking at my stuff who are not looking with positive intentions. Anyone who creates a fake account for the purpose of looking at your stuff needs some serious help! Especially when it comes to my blog. My blog is a place for me to really talk about the things I like and things that I don’t necessarily put on Instagram. I first started a blog when I was in middle school. Nobody ever read it and it was basically like having an online diary. Now I have more of an audience and I have to be more careful about what it is that I’m posting.
Dating someone and having their exes like to look at my stuff will never not be beyond weird! Or someone who knows someone I know but doesn’t personally know me but just wants to look at my stuff…will never stop being strange to me.
If you feel compelled to keep track of people constantly that you don’t even know, I feel like it’s time to evaluate your own life. It’s still hard not to let it bother me. Thankfully the majority of my followers follow me because they like my style and product recommendations, or they are just other bloggers that are super supportive.
It got me thinking about who it is that supports our content. The other day on my stories I asked my fellow bloggers if they felt supported by the people in their life and if not who. It made me sad to see how many people said their partners, partners families and their friends didn’t support them. A lot of people could relate to it. My mom and friends have always been supportive of me and think that I work so hard on my content. Then there are other people who don’t understand and think it’s not a “real job” or like to make fun of it. It definitely hurts not getting that support and I know a lot of people give up on blogging because of it.
I like being able to tell the women who need it that if they don’t have a single person in their life who is supporting them, me and so many other women will be there to cheer them on. That is what I’ve found in my community. I have made great friends because of it. So it’s not just a job, it’s so much more.
To all of my blogger and influencer friends- Saying no to a brand can be hard! It is totally okay to set the boundaries of what you want. Don’t be afraid to walk away if they are not meeting your requirements!
It can be difficult to say no or to push for what it is that you deserve. I hear bloggers all the time saying they don’t know what they should be paid and there are a lot of brand that take advantage of that. I have worked with tons of different kinds of companies and one thing I have not been afraid to say is- no.
But how do you politely say no? If you want to work with a brand you don’t want to just automatically say no but you can negotiate for what it is that you want.
Here is an example of what to say to a brand-
Thank you so much again for being open to a partnership with me. At this time my content calendar only allows for guaranteed post spots for paid campaigns. Photoshoots, editing, writing captions, engaging with my audience & answering questions all takes time and talent and I want to make sure my content is as high quality as possible.. Like any business it is very hard to work for free. I’d love to continue this discussion so we could come together to make a great partnership happen.
This is a great way of saying- I am also a business. Please pay me for my time and work I am putting into this.
As a full time creator I take negotiating my terms very seriously! I need to be able to support myself financially, so I have no problem turning away collaborations that don’t want to pay me for my time.
If you want to know how to find paid partnerships and grow your audience I have an ebook on how I grew mine. Click here for the ebook ! It is currently on sale for only $20. If you are needing help coming up with content I also have a content idea planner to help! Grab now for only $7!