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7 Reasons Why I Love Tailwind for Social Media

For those of you who have been following me for a while, you know that I post 2 times a day on Instagram. What you might not know is that I also pin 5-10 times a day on Pinterest! Now, you're probably wondering, "How does Yandy do all of that?!?" Well, I don't. I definitely have some help! While my social media intern does so much, I also rely on Tailwind to schedule all of my posts and pins. I know some of you are also thinking about scheduling your social media. So, I thought I'd write up a little review of my experiences with Tailwind. That way, you can decide if it's the right tool for you!

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5 Things to Give: Valentine's Day Edition

Valentine’s Day is coming up, and you need a present! But, you’re stuck on what to give to your significant other. Well, you’re in luck because I’ve curated a fantastic list of gift ideas featuring products from other Canadian small businesses. From cozy robes and pretty jewelry to handmade dryer balls, wax melts and cards, this guide has you covered! If you’re interested in what Hillcroft Housecoats, Gu+Ava Design Studio, Marashi, Suspicious Package Handmade and Thoughtfully Handmade have to offer, keep on reading.

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3 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Social Media Intern

Back in September, I started my second year of university. Balancing Thoughtfully Handmade and school became harder and harder to do- especially social media! That’s one reason why I hired my first social media intern. Back then, I made a blog post sharing how I did it. It’s been 3 months, and a lot has changed. Since I know many of you solopreneurs are interested in outsourcing your social media marketing, I wanted to give an update. In today’s blog, I’m sharing how I split the work between my intern and me, and my experiences working with an intern. Hopefully, this gives you more information for you to act on. So, should you hire an intern?

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5 Things to Give: Goal-Setting Edition

If you or a loved one loves planning, this is the perfect time to do so! That's why I've put together a gift guide featuring Canadian small businesses that have products perfect for goal-setting.⁣⁣Today, I'm featuring Mugging Whales Premium Coffee Co.’s premium coffee beans, Blondie and the Beard’s custom pens, Minima Basics’ desk organizers, Prairie Chick Prints’ ceramic mugs and Thoughtfully Handmade’s handmade bookmarks.⁣Since it's the beginning of a new year, what better time to help someone achieve their resolutions? Although, I wouldn't blame you if you decide to gift these items to yourself!⁣Continue reading to learn more!

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Craft Market Review: Trinity Bellwoods Flea

As a vendor, I understand the worries of selling at a market that you’ve never sold at before. I’ve heard about other vendors getting ripped off, and I’ve personally sold at unsuccessful markets where traffic was low. Little to no marketing was done to promote the market nor its vendors. But, I've also heard of awesome markets where they were well organized and had a lot of traffic. I know some of my fellow vendors have participated in The Trinity Bellwoods Flea before, but many haven't. Since I've sold there a couple of times now, I thought I'd write up a review of my experiences over on my blog.

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