You like how I did that right? It’s so funny. So I did write that post with the full intention of starting back in April, but then I thought about it and knew that I could not start in April with all the travel and personal and work relate projects that I have/had going on. I did want to start in May. Problem is that I already had that piece scheduled to post on April 01 and I totally forgot to take it down. Next thing I know I have people liking the post.
Here’s the thing… I have been mad busy working on my photography business. If you guys aren’t following me on Facebook or Instagram then you aren’t aware that I went to San Diego, California for a week. I went to San Diego for a boudoir retreat the second week in April. Little did I know that this retreat was going to not only help me grow as a business, but on a spiritual level too. However, I will write more about that on my new site.
Now don’t worry I’m not giving up this blog, but I do have a Boudoir centric blog now! Actually that brings me to my next point…
I STARTED A NEW BOUDOIR BUSINESS!
This is why the blog was placed on such a backburner for the last quarter. I have been working on project after project getting this boudoir side of my business ready. Come this weekend I will write a more in-depth article of what I have been doing and some plans that have been made in pencil. However, I have had photo shoot after photo shoot to create promos and advertising. Then before going to San Diego I wanted to update my whole portfolio because I didn’t have any legit boudoir work. So I had to work with models, and MUA, and Hairstylist, and coordinate a location, and times. ON TOP OF having a full time job. On top of managing my personal relationships. If you think this blog was placed on the backburner you should see the list of people that I owe IOU’s too. However, my friend are very supportive and understand.
Quite honestly I am at my tipping point though
To elaborate. I am doing everything from the ground up. Growing this business from a seed and currently I’m anticipating watching it sprout. However, in order for this tree to produce fruit I have to water it, watch it, take care of it, and do everything I can do it make sure it’s healthy.
With that being said I just don’t simply have enough time to hang out. I don’t have downtime because I have a goal. My goal is to be fully self employed by June 2015. In order to do that I have to place me and my needs first.
With that being said I have to start telling people no. “No, I can’t do any free photoshoots for you. No. I can’t do any additional updates. No. I just don’t have time to go drink at a bar.”
Like many people, it’s really hard to tell my friends no. Especially when they do so much for me. Funny thing is… it’s really not the friends that have been helping me out (doing footwork) for my business. It’s the friends that see my work on Facebook or my blog and send me messages that state if I can hook them up with certain types of photos. So my friends who have helped me get this far either physically, mental support (listening to my rant for hours on end), or by referrals yes, I will hook them up. At the same time, those are the SAME friends who still offer to pay me for my services. Funny how that works, right?
I say all that to say that this whole project is a learning experience for me. You can’t make money by giving away too much of your product.
For the month of May I will be creating and building new boudoir sets, buying and creating furniture pieces, and hiring models and MUA for the shoots with pieces. So with this I have another announcement.
I will be creating more YouTube videos! YEAH!
For most of you who have followed me for a while you know I started off in YouTubeLand and blogging just came second nature… then I just started blogging. However, I need to really marketing myself and what I do so YouTube videos it is. To be quite honest I don’t see these videos as being the best, because I will be placing most my money into the business and not the software, but at the turn of the year I will be focusing on creating better content. Right now I just need to get back into the habit of sitting down and creating videos. The videos will be more vlogging style at first and you guys will get to see more of my personality and my activities to get things done.
Another announcement! I have a studio! Yes, I do!
This is why you need to follow me on Instagram because you would have already known this!
Okay. I don’t want to make this blog too long so I will stop right here.
However, I do want to tell you guys some other goals for this month:
- Lose 5 lbs,
- Blog Mon, Wed, Fri on UrbanJungleFashion
- Blog Tues, Thurs on Wonderland
- Have my sets built and on the new site by May 25th.
- Get into at least three wedding shows for the rest of year.
- Start advertising the sets June 01st.
So there will be a lot of content for May that I will be excited to share and I have decided on what my new personal style should be so more about that later! Yes, I know it’s Thursday so consider this a bonus post. I will have a continuation post tomorrow on the blog to further explain what’s going on with my fashion sense!