I love working from coffee shops. Even in college, I was more of a cafe worker than library girl! I think I need the buzz of productivity surrounding me as I work. The one pictured is Happy Bones in NYC, and they make a great latte.
It’s true I’m self-employed. When you hire me for social media, I am the only one you’re dealing with. However that being said, I cannot do what I do for you, without the people I’m about to introduce you to, and the programs I rely on. Whether you’re thinking of starting your own business or have never thought about behind-the-scenes life help before, I recommend taking personal inventory and seeing where you can outsource for more streamlined processes.
It also goes almost without say that all of my people are fantastic, come with my highest regards and are open to a conversation with any of you.
Financial Advisor – Andrew Nickoletos is my financial advisor. He helps me with my long-term money goals, such as managing my 401K, savings and weighing in on investments, and he also answers my random money-related questions regardless of what they may be at any given time.
Accountant – Nicole Indiviglio is my accountant for day-to-day financing. She helps me with my taxes, expense reports and handles the more short-term side of my finances.
Photographer – Victoria Galvin is the girl who takes your photos. When I have photos of me here on the blog (not outfit selfies, of course), they’re by her. If you’re my client and I handle content creation for you, she’s behind the camera taking your shots. Located in Brooklyn, she’s available for work!
Blog Mentor – Brittany Grace of Not Another Blonde is my blog mentor. I cannot tell you how many exciting things I have in store for you now that she is in my life. She helped me narrow down the blog’s focus, develop a marketing strategy and ultimately, is working with me on the goal to make this blog a successful leg of my business.
Trello – I only recently learned about Trello, and I’m already in love…it’s an organized girl’s dream. On this desktop site/app, you can create work boards to track your different tasks. For example, I have a board for client work, one for my daily schedules, for overall goals (2019) and then the general one: Business HQ. As you think of a task, you can add a notecard, and move it along your processes. I’m also storing my passwords, templates, documents and deadlines in here so no matter where I am, I literally have access to anything I may need.
Sign up for Trello here. It’s free!
Photo Apps – I think I use too many? I don’t know. I start all of my photos out with a preset I made in VSCO. Then, I export the photo to A Color Story for a few last minute adjustments. I use Plann to literally plan out my IG grid, and I use Over and Unfold for IG stories. I haven’t fully committed to either yet – but I want to choose one so you guys will know what to expect when I post! I’ll make a decision soon.
Buffer – Buffer is how I stay connected to my clients’ social accounts. It’s a social scheduling and listening plaform, which means I can log into everyone’s various accounts from the platform, and schedule their posts in advance. I can also track their analytics to adjust future campaigns and show case studies of growth to current and perspective clients.
Mailchimp – This is the website I use to formulate my email newsletters for both myself and my clients. I was considering weekly newsletters for a while, but after my session with Brittany yesterday, we decided a monthly newsletter would benefit you most as consumers. It’ll be sent out on the last day of every month – don’t forget to sign up!
PayPal – PayPal is how I invoice my clients and partnerships. I love how automatic everything is so I can avoid those awkward, personal follow-ups when I have to chase down a payment. It also keeps a running record of my payments and invoices, so I can always go back and be sure everything lines up.