I'm answering some frequently asked questions on the blog today that you guys asked! If you have another, just comment it below and I'll get back to ya in a jiffy!
What the heck is a blog content shoot? If you're not a photographer, you probably struggle to find pictures to go along with your blog posts...
I never knew these existed until I was taking a picture of something random every time I went to post a blog. I learned quickly that each blog post should have at least one picture but dang, I was getting tired of my self-timer on my camera and awkwardly posing for me, myself and I.
think when it all boils down to it, money is just sometimes an awkward topic. We either feel like we have to much or too little, we're charging too much or too little.
But know this: we as designers or bloggers and creatives, we are not selling fish. We're teaching people how to fish. Meaning, we're selling our ideas. How much are your ideas worth.
When people asked me when I was a little girl what I wanted to be when I grew up, I had three answers: 1. A barbie 2. a firefighter and 3. an artist.
The journey becoming a Barbie came to a quick end when I realized it wasn't an option. I highly respect firefighters but realized that that wasn't a calling I felt like I had. But, the artist...oh the artist stuck around. I thrived in art class throughout school, really loved it but never fully committed to the idea of it. In college, to make a little money on the side, I painted acrylics for friends and started a small business painting watercolors of houses. I loved it, but the monotony of painting houses and the vulnerability of paint canvases for clients didn't seem to be right with me. I was frustrated. I loved art behind a camera lens, with a pen in my hand going across paper, paint brush with paint at the tip but I wanted to know how to combine them all into one.