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?
As a small business owner, I do almost everything by myself. From making my handmade cards to doing the SEO from my website, I do it all. If I don't know how to do it, I have to learn. That's what happened with social media marketing. Now, I recently got busier than ever. With university, Thoughtfully Handmade and my extracurriculars, I got extremely overwhelmed. That's why I decided to hire a social media intern. Longwinded introduction aside, let's get into how I actually hired her!
I've been told by numerous people that I am VERY organized. I mean, I have a Type A personality and include bullet journaling as a hobby. People have often asked me how I run my own business, be a full-time student and still do normal people stuff like shower, eat and hang out with friends. So, I've decided to put together a blog post that shares how I plan out my day. Seriously, I would go crazy by now if I didn't have my system. If you follow these tips, your day will be more productive and stress-free.
Hello everyone! Working from home sounds like a dream come true, but is it really? This week, I’m showing you what a week in my life looks like. Now, not every week is like this, but it’s a pretty good representation of how busy an entrepreneur can get! I actually filmed my entire week (May 27-June 2) and posted it on my IGTV. You can head over there to watch if you would like or keep reading for a written play-by-play of what happened. A little backstory before we get started. My name is Yandy, and I’m the owner of Thoughtfully Handmade, and author of this blog, Thoughtfully Blogged. I am also a full-time university student at the University of Toronto....
You’ve all heard of this new shop local movement, right? I mean I always preach about it but that’s because I’m a small business owner. Why should I, as a consumer care? Well, I wanted to learn more so I spent an afternoon researching. And, I found some answers.