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My Top Ten Influencer Resources

July 9, 2018

Social media, blogging, working with brands and being an influencer in general often times feels like the wild west. There’s SO much information out there when it comes to what to post, when to post, what to talk about, what not to talk about and how to better curate your brand that I know I at least feel overwhelmed all the time.

I’ve always loved sharing my personal insights with you guys and the articles I find beneficial, but I figured I would put together ten of my all time favorite influencer resources. These are the podcasts, creators, methods and mentors that I look to when I personally need guidance on building my brand and thinking about the bigger picture when it comes to my business.

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Building Household: Quitting Your Day Job Isn’t Always the Answer

July 3, 2018

On this episode of Building Household with Hailey & Amy we share some of the realities of being a freelancer and how quitting your day job isn’t always the answer. We are both beyond grateful for our businesses, but working for yourself isn’t always as easy as it seems. We chat about what we miss about working for someone else, why it might be the right choice for you and your life to keep a traditional job and ultimately why we continue to run these businesses of ours! Download, listen and subscribe here.

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Building Household: All About Our Working Relationship

June 28, 2018

After a necessary week off to nurture our friendship we are back at it and we’re talking all about our working relationship. We get questions from you guys all the time about how our dynamic works and today we’re breaking down everything from payment to trade to communication to finding the balance between a healthy friendship and a working relationship. We’re not experts, but we like to think we’ve established a pretty great set up! Download, listen and subscribe.

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Building Household: Social Media & Mental Health

June 13, 2018

After last week’s devastating news about Anthony Bourdain and Kate Spade each taking their lives, we felt like it was really important to take the time to sit down and discuss social media, mental health and how we can all attempt to keep things in perspective on this episode of Building Household with Hailey & Amy. We chat a lot about each of our whys’, staying authentic, finding happiness outside of material success and the ways in which we can make social media a positive place and encourage each other to seek help when it’s needed. Download, listen and subscribe here.

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One Goal I’m Convinced Will Change My Business for the Better

May 29, 2018

This post was sponsored by Intuit Quickbooks.

Lately, I’ve caught myself really taking the success of this little business of mine for granted. We live in a culture that constantly pushes for more of this or more of that. More money, more clients, more followers, more likes, more recognition, but I’ve been making an effort to take a step back and express gratitude for just how far I’ve come and the ways this business has truly changed my life.

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Ten Podcasts to Get You Out of Your Funk

May 28, 2018

If you’re an avid listener to either Building Household with Hailey & Amy or Mom and Dad Made a Podcast you know we skipped releasing episodes last week. Sorry guys! We ended up making our way to Rhode Island last Monday to meet and snuggle two of our friend’s newborn baby, introduce Owen to some of Zack’s extended family and eat all the traditional New England foods we could. Needless to say it was a much needed little getaway and a chance to breath in some fresh air in the midst of what feels like a crazy and busy time for us. Regardless of our hectic days, I’m feeling extra grateful that our schedules allow us the flexibility to do trips like this.

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Building Household: Failure, Fear & Vulnerability are Part of the Creative Process

May 28, 2018

Each of our career paths include a whole lot of failure, fear and vulnerability. Hate to break the news, but we’ve learned that it’s just part of the creative process whether you like it or not and that it never, ever goes away! Tune in to this episode of Building Household with Hailey & Amy as we dive deep into each of our career paths, how we’ve tripped, fell, picked ourselves up again and found our way to where we are today. Download, listen and subscribe here. Andddd, pretty please rate & review the podcast. 

Also, oh my goshhhhhh, I had to throw this old photo of Owen in here.

Photo by Amy Frances.

Best Practices from the Pinterest Team (+ a new episode from Building Household)

May 15, 2018

After three of the busiest weeks I’ve had in a long time I’m finally taking the time to sit down, on a Saturday night (mom life), and truly process everything everything I’ve learned. You see, a few weeks ago I had the chance to fly to San Francisco and visit the Pinterest headquarters to teach employees at their annual conference, Knit Con. I know, my jaw is still on the floor.

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Building Household: Everything You Need to Know About Your Finances as a Freelancer

May 8, 2018

On today’s episode of Building Household with Hailey & Amy we’re sharing everything you need to know about your finances as a freelancer with our first ever guest, Krystin Boylan. Krystin is a financial advisor based in New York City offering services throughout the United States. Zack and I have worked directly with Krystin with such success that we had to bring her on the podcast. Tune in as we discuss budgeting, saving, transitioning into a full-time freelance career and so much more! Download, listen and subscribe here

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