It doesn’t matter if you are working as a full time makeup artist or if you are doing a little freelance on the side, OR if you are primarily in bridal or strictly commercial work, this time of year can be a little quiet. And for creatives, sometimes we get stir crazy!
So what do you with the down time? My suggestion is that you use this time to GROW your business and take it to the next level!
Here are a few things that I am working on now to grow my business.
Work on New Portfolio Images
This time of year is booming with workshops and styled shoots. This is an excellent time to get together a team and add some fresh work to your portfolio. These are the best types of images because you can control the content. Unlike with paid clients, you can choose the model, the wardrobe, exactly how you want hair/makeup, the photographer and location.
Make Friends. Influence People.
It’s easy to hibernate in the winter. I get it, you just want to snuggle up and wait for spring time. But it’s so, so, so important to get show your face…like in real life, not on social media only! If you are new to life as a creative entrepreneur, make sure to get out and connect face to face with other creates.
How? Check out the Rising Tide Society and find a group that meets nearby. I think there are 4-5 groups that meet up the first Tuesday of the month in Richmond, VA. If you don’t know about the Rising Tide Society, look it up, join the movement. #creativityovercompetition
Brainstorm New Services
If you have a busy season and a slower season, you should brainstorm ways to keep the money rolling in year around. At last months Rising Tide Society meeting, my dear friend, Joanna Avant (amazing wardrobe consultant) and I snapped the above picture at the meet up. Can you see the see the sheer excitement on our faces?!?!
Its because we were finishing up the details and getting ready to roll out our new package for Valentine’s Day called the Refresh Sesh. Its a virtual makeup and wardrobe edit! Cool, right? Its a mini version of our services that we are offering via Skype/Facetime and only selling 12 spots this week
. Find out more info on my blog here or buy yours on the website here!
Sometimes I can be a big old nerd. I just love to learn new stuff. I don’t know why, but knowing new stuff is fun to me! Another super cool thing about the Rising Tide Society in addition to the community aspect is their focus on education.
Their blog is a wealth of information on SO many topics that creative entrepreneurs struggle with. For the last few weeks, I have been signing up for their weekly webinars that have had incredibly informative speakers sharing valuable information that we all need. Check it out!
I have mentioned this a couple of times, and it is mostly because I want to make sure that you guys are ready for this……2016 is the year of Refresh for me.
What does that mean? Coming soon, I will be rebranding and fusing together Emily Hudspeth + MMMUA to live under a new brand that is going to be awesome! I have been hard at work with a super talented designer to create a beautiful home for all of this info to live. There will be new resources and guides and I can’t wait to show it to you later this Spring.
- If you have purchased a guide from the Shop, those are getting updated.
- The Instagram page for MMMUA will go away and Emily Hudspeth will change to the new name and all posts will come from there. So join me there and follow along.
- I will deleting this email list and starting over fresh. Don’t worry, you will have a chance to opt in to the new list here before April.
- More to come!
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