Well, here we are. It’s April.
I can hardly believe that we’ve entered the second quarter of 2018. Between some incredibly exciting client bookings and getting all my ducks in a row for the start of a new financial year, I’ve barely had time to breathe, never mind share a new blog post.
Having said that, the dreaded seasonal lull has arrived and for once I’m enjoying the pace of a slower diary. I’ve taken time to realign my goals for the quarter and for the year overall, as well as fine-tune some of the underpinnings of my biz.
Our new Instagram page
First up, let me introduce you to the Tartle Copywriting Instagram page! After 2 years in trade, I finally opened up an Instagram for the business not only to reach out to fellow entrepreneurs and creatives, but to share a snippet of what we do as a business and engage with who’s actually out there. I’m especially excited about this because my love for the platform has truly been reignited lately and I’m bursting with ideas for the grid. Instagram is truly where it’s at on social and I’m inspired daily by the accounts that I personally follow, never mind in the small business squad! If you hadn’t already spotted it, come and join me over at @tartlecopywriting.
Now that we’ve moved into the next quarter of the year, I feel encouraged to drill down a little further in my goals. I closed my books for the previous financial year on an incredible high, helping to quell much of the classic freelancer anxiety about whether or not this [i.e. leaving full-time employment to set up shop alone] is a financially viable decision. Once again, it is of course a shout-from-the-treetops ‘yes!’. So, here are my goals for the next 3 months:
- On-board some local small business clients to create inspiring content with a heart.
- Mix up my workload with short- and long-term projects.
- Reach out to fellow creatives to identify collaborative leads and opportunities.
Before I end this post, I also wanted to share some highlights from the first quarter. Whether to slightly show off to you as a potential client and get that aggressive hard-sell or to inspire you as a fellow creative to reflect on your own successes, I find that reflection always pays off.
- The success of introducing Slack channels for my clients. How awesome is it to have a ‘coffee break virtual table’?
- Meeting my desired income three months out of three.
- Delivering a set of product descriptions for 6IXTY8IGHT’s latest lingerie drop.
- Nailing the social collateral for ITV2’s ‘Survival of the Fittest’ launch with my awesome client, JustPose™.
How was your Q1? And what do you hope to achieve in Q2? For a free 15-minute call to chat about what you need next in your business, get in touch and let’s book in.