You have to be okay with rejection.
Throughout the past year and a half, I’ve had several oppositions to my prices, my services, my proposals, etc.
I’ve had people try to “negotiate” my prices. And I’m so thankful that I’ve had mentors that taught me to NEVER settle for less than what my work was worth. And to never be afraid to say “no thanks”. The beauty of being an entrepreneur is you can make the rules.
Anytime I’ve gotten rejection or opposition in my business, I stayed STRONG in what I knew I was worth and didn’t cave in to what they thought was “fair” or “right”.
When you stay strong, you’ll be taken seriously. 👌🏼
You’re an entrepreneur. Know your worth and don’t settle for less than you deserve.
Got it? 😉🖤
So… have you ever been “rejected” in business? I feel like this could come up with some interesting stories 😂
Why you should hire a professional photographer for your personal brand/business:
It helps your audience get to know, like, and trust you. You simply cannot hide behind the camera if you want to build trust with your customers online, especially if you’re a personal brand! Get some fun photos and headshots taken that show your personality and the vibe of your brand/business. People will start to associate YOU with what you’re selling, and you’ll quickly become the go-to. 💃🏽
It allows you to BATCH work. We love efficiency. 🌞 Having a bank of photos can allow you to plan ahead with your content creation. Visuals are everything, so having eye-catching imagery that showcases you and your style is NEEDED for your website, social media, email marketing, etc. I mean, how many times have you thought to yourself, “I really need to post on my business pages, but I don’t have any photos!” I know that’s actually a super common hang up.
It eliminates the need to take frequent selfies/self-portraits which means you can spend more time WORKING and doing the thing you’re called to do. 🤙🏼
Have you ever wanted to hire a photographer for your brand or business? Let me know if you think “Tips for a Great Photoshoot” would be a good blog post... I’m thinking YES 🙋🏽♀️✨👇🏼
Wanna build trust with your IDEAL customer so they consistently buy from you?
Well, this must be an important topic because as I was finishing up this blog post, I realized I already wrote a very similar one last year 😂
That’s how you know it’s real and it WORKS.
You HAVE to focus on building trust with your audience if you want them to stick with you for the long haul.
If you’re not sure where to start, go to the link in my bio for the exact strategies I’ve used to gain trust and grow my business. 🖤
Have any questions about this? Leave them here 👇🏼
Thankful doesn’t even begin to cover it 🖤
My dad will give me a compliment every time I see him. He’ll always have a corny dad joke or goofy comment to share. You legitimately never know what’s gonna come out of his mouth 😂🤷🏽♀️ Him (and my mom) loved every second of driving 3 hours to take @damaris.linker and I to club volleyball practices and tournaments several times per week. And he was one of the main reasons I had the courage to “launch” my business and keep going on days I want to quit.
Shoutout to all the dads who are setting an example 🖤 I’m so thankful for mine. #happyfathersday
Simply put, social media is just customer service.
It’s a FREE way to provide amazing customer service to your people.
Create content that inspires them and helps them where they are. Answer questions for them, and don’t let any go unanswered. Send them a voice message or a video message so they feel like they’re getting a little extra love.
Whenever I hear complaints about the algorithm or how overwhelming social media can be, this is what I come back to. Customer service. Think about your customer. Not about yourself.
I actually have an awesome story on my blog about how going above and beyond for your customers will increase sales AND increase brand loyalty. Go to the link in my bio to check it out 🖤
Why you should constantly repurpose your content 👇🏼
You work so hard to create blog posts, social media posts, videos, e-books, tutorials, and maybe even podcasts!
But too many business owners and influencers are considering their content as “one and done” and they go down a constant rabbit trail of having to create something new every single day. Now, should you be coming up with new ideas and fresh content every week? Yep. But, that doesn’t mean you can’t recycle your old stuff, ESPECIALLY as your audience grows.
Your new followers (and maybe some of your old ones!) haven’t read every single blog post you’ve written. The first time you promoted it, they probably got busy and thought they’d come back to it later, but then they forgot to. The sad truth is that it sometimes takes SEVERAL reminders/touchpoints before someone actually reads the post, watches the video, listens to the podcast, etc.
So, if you’re hung up on constantly coming up with new ideas, find creative ways to position your old content in a new way.
Perfect example: @garyvee creates a video or speaks on stage ONCE, but then snippets of that content are dispersed on different platforms in different ways. You reach more people and have more leverage, this way 👏🏼
Need some help figuring all that out? Let me know if you want a blog post with ideas 👇🏼🖤