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Seven New Year’s Resolutions to Ensure Career Happiness

Kat

We Are Bubblerock

January 13, 2015

A new year is upon us so it's the perfect time to clear the decks and start to make plans for progressing your business. The "new year, new me" mindset will only get you so far though. You have to set some goals and have some plans, but then you actually have to go out and make them happen too. It is in no way easy to make radical life (or career) changes, but it certainly can be done. So here are seven resolutions you can make for yourself right now to help you completely dominate the year ahead.
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My Top Five Books To Help You Dominate With Your Online Business

Kat

December 9, 2014

I'm not a bookworm by any stretch of the imagination. You're much more likely to find me with my head in a laptop that the latest bestseller. So when it comes to recommending business books, believe me when I say these really are the best of the best. Most books (business or otherwise) lose my attention after the first few chapters, but these five paperbacks are all amazing. You should definitely check them out!
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Do I Really Have To Blog?

Kat

Florian Klauer via Unsplash

November 11, 2014

As a small business owner utilising visually driven social media platforms such as Pinterest, Instagram and Facebook is undoubtedly important. However I've started to notice a massive decline in the one thing that started it all; blogging. While I used to love reading my favourite business owners blogs, these days more and more of them appear to be neglected. Their owners have abandoned them for the bright lights and instant gratitude of social media.
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How To Deal With People Who Want to ‘Pick Your Brain’

Kat

Val and Sarah

October 21, 2014

Dear Kat I understand the irony of my emailing you about this, but I need your help! I'm a wedding photographer and my business is going pretty well. I've been shooting full time for two years now and I'm really proud of how much I've achieved. It's taken a lot of work, but it's been worth it! My problem is, I'm now starting to get a lot of emails or private Facebook messages from friends and strangers asking if they can 'pick my brain'. Sometimes they fire questions at me, but most of the time they're asking if we can meet for coffee or if they can come and see how I work at a wedding! While I'm honoured that people think I'm worthy of asking advice, I can't help but feel annoyed about it. I've worked my BUTT off for the past two years to get to where I am, and these people seem to want me to give them all the answers for free! Don't they realise there's no quick answer and that hard work and time is really what it takes? You must get a lot of this too so I was just wondering if you had any advice on how I should deal with it?
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How to Get Started in the Wedding Industry

Kat

Ella Uzan

September 23, 2014

I got an email last week from a reader who wanted advice on how to get started in the wedding industry. "For as long as I can remember, I've wanted to be part of the wedding biz", she wrote, "But where do I begin? I am pretty crafty and I just love all aspects of weddings. I must spend most of my waking hours sifting through your website, Etsy and Pinterest. I've saved thousands of pictures of bouquets, d├ęcor of every theme, you name it. I want so desperately to be a part of it, I just don't know where to start."
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How To Sell Your Own Products On Your Blog

Kat

August 26, 2014

One of the things I learnt pretty early on when I started to monetise this blog, was that having multiple income streams was a good idea. While I continue to earn the bulk of my income from banner advertising and sponsored content, only relying on this every month wouldn't be that smart. I mean, what if all my advertisers suddenly decided to go elsewhere? Around mid-2012 I started to brainstorm other ways I could make an income from this site. One of those was selling products. I dabbled with a number of things but the most significant for me have been The Blogcademy, my print magazine and my headpiece collection with Crown and Glory.
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Perspective & Dealing with Mid-Season Burn Out

Kat

Jessica Withey

August 19, 2014

It's the height of summer and wedding season is in full swing. Everywhere I look my wedding industry friends are lamenting about how busy they are, how tired they feel, and just how much they're really looking forward to winter... and a well deserved lie in! Whatever industry you're in, there are likely to be particular times of year that are much busier than others. So how do you survive, no thrive, when you feel in completely over your head?
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