Business

The Reality of Maternity Leave as a Freelancer

August 1, 2019

As my due date rapidly approaches I’m finding myself buried in work as I plan to take what on the surface will appear as no time off from my site and social channels. The world of freelancer maternity leave is one that even I know very little about, but after experimenting with a couple months of downtime after my miscarriage last year I learned the harsh reality that this business simply cannot pause or stop. Two months of not staying consistent with content meant nearly six months of unpaid time as I rebuilt – something I’m not interested in doing for the second time in less than twelve months, even if that’s more of what a true maternity leave would look like. 

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Building Household: Re-Learning and Holding Your Worth In Business

May 20, 2019

If I’ve learned anything in my almost four years of business it’s that I am constantly cycling through bending my pricing and time and re-learning and holding my true worth. In an ever-changing industry it feels almost impossible to ever feel grounded in my direction, workload, pricing or the quantity of time I spend throwing it all together. I ebb and flow between taking a step back and not taking social media so seriously and putting more effort into my posts. I wonder if my best efforts are spent blogging or creating long form Instagram posts that my followers can view within the app or if at the end of the day it’s just important to listen to what I want out of this business and hope that the rest falls into place.

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Knowing When It’s Time to Pivot With Your Business

April 2, 2019

I’ve been feeling the push for quite awhile, but a few weeks ago it really hit me that it was officially time to pivot with my business. I have been disenchanted with social media for months, if not longer. I know a lot of you share the same discontent with the way you personally interact with these apps that we put so much time and energy into (and clearly we’re not alone, welcome additional apps to help you manage your usage). But as a business owner and one who despite my best efforts, put too many eggs in the old Instagram basket, this weight has felt unmanageable.

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Building Household: 30 Lessons We’ve Learned That Every Freelancer Should Know

March 11, 2019

Today, on Building Household with Hailey & Amy, we’re celebrating our 30th episode by sharing the lessons we’ve learned since starting each of our businesses. These have helped shape how we run things, how we manage work-from-home life, how we create work-life balance and so much more. We believe these are lessons every freelancer should know and since we don’t keep secrets here, we wanted to share them all with you guys!

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The Reality of Working at Home with a Three Year Old

February 26, 2019

I’ve attempted writing the first word of this article five times but have been interrupted by my sweet three year old who is asking for help with each marker he wants to open. He’s coloring while I type away, but even this is a generous glimpse into what working at home with a three year old is actually like.

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How I Increased My Instagram Engagement Using iPhone Photos

January 14, 2019

The term Instagram engagement is honestly one of my least favorite combinations of words. It plays into the idea that likes mean something big and that you need them to succeed. Wrong and wrong. Instagram can clearly shape your business (hello, I probably wouldn’t even have mine without it), but depending on what you do, Instagram engagement is only a slice of the pie.

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Building Household: A Ramble of New Year’s Resolutions

January 8, 2019

On this episode Amy and I are both rambling our way through each of our New Year’s resolutions and the ways we want to shape and change our businesses this year. But lets be honest, the rambling comes mostly from me. With so much change in my personal life lately, I’ve had to really take stock of my business and assess how I want to move forward. Make sure to listen to this one friends! Download, listen and subscribe here.

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Building Household: Forget the Money & Reignite Your Creative Spark

October 11, 2018

 

Forget the money, forget the numbers and think back to why you originally started your business. It’s so easy to misplace our passion when we are caught up in hustling but today on Building Household with Hailey & Amy we’re getting real honest about each of our creative realities and how we reignite our creative sparks! Download, listen & subscribe here.

Building Household: Re-Prioritizing Your Life To Make Room For Intentional Creativity

August 30, 2018

In a culture where more is more it can feel nearly impossible to pause, take stock of what’s important and take a slower route than you originally planned when it comes to your business. Today on Building Household with Hailey & Amy we are sitting down with Shannon Althin, the co-founder of Natti Natti, about re-prioritizing to make room for intentional creativity that supports a life you love. We dive into Shannon’s backstory, balance, what she’s learned this past year after having no choice but to slow down and what’s in store for Natti Natti this fall. Download, listen and subscribe here!

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