How To Know When To Quit The Day Job (and Stop The Side Hustle)

The side hustle. Aha. We’ve all heard those words and, more than likely, we’ve all been there. Or perhaps you are there right now, side-hustling hard. It can feel like mission impossible sometimes, right? Working full-time and side-hustling together. It takes A LOT of sacrifice, patience and faith not to give up.

But it also takes courage to take that all-important leap: turning your side hustle into your main hustle. 

Just how on earth do you do it? And, more importantly, how do you know when to quit the day job?

I’ve been there, done that and got the T-shirt and there are a few things I wish I knew before I took that leap of faith! Let’s have a look at some of those things together. I want to make it as easy as possible for you when you decided to take the leap.

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5 Ways To Post Engaging Graphics on Social Media

Us business babes are always seeking ways to engage our followers on social media. We’re constantly looking for the next marketing tip, the next secret hack or the best hashtags to explode our growth. In truth, we make it way more complicated than it needs to be.

All we need to do is learn how to post engaging graphics on our social media. Once you’ve learnt how to do it, growing your tribe on social media will become a breeze. No more hunting for the latest tricks and trends. No more spending hours and hours trying to edit a photo to make sure it fits with your brand.

The answer? Feast your eyes on these 5 easy tips and start posting engaging graphics on all your social media accounts.

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When Enough is Enough: Am I Using Too Many Apps for My Business?

Most of us use about 5 to 15 apps that help us streamline our business and make our lives easier. We spend time researching, downloading and using these apps in order to keep track of our spending, to communicate with our clients and to organise our workflow.

All in all, these apps are great! And, in themselves, they are harmless.

But what if I told you that using too many apps may actually sabotage your biz?

Sounds a little backwards, right? Let’s have a look at the facts.

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Your Face is Your Brand: Which Side of Ourselves Should We Show?

Ever wondered why the pictures you post of yourself on Instagram receive more love than a still life shot? Or why biz owners who share who they are on their website and social media platforms tend to be more successful than those who don’t?

It all boils down to the fact that us humans are very visual - we are just born to be nosy!

When presented with information, we prefer to see colours, light and life. In fact, around 90% of the information we take in is through our eyes.

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BrandingJesseca Stewart2019
How To Protect Yourself When Skill Swapping

The freelance world has a new-found fling: Skill Swapping. That’s right. Many of us have joined the skill-swap bandwagon, enlivening our business while not spending a penny in the process. Definitely part of the entrepreneur mindset.

But it wasn’t that long ago when skill swapping was the done thing. Flashback to the 1900s and you’ll find that people used to barter their skills and services all the time. Now, it seems that we have gone full circle and we are adopting the same practice in our digital era.

While there are many pros to skill swapping, there are a few things you need to be aware of. I’m going to let you in on a bit of advice on how to protect yourself when trading your skills with other freelancers.

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Planning Your Workday & Staying On Track + Free Printable Worksheet

We all know how hard it is to plan our work week and stick to a schedule. Little things can come up, something in our personal life can grind us to a halt, or we can feel so stressed and unmotivated that we can’t bear to look at our overwhelming to-do list.

But what if there was a simpler way to plan your work week and not become overwhelmed? I’ve come up with a solution that works for me, and I really want to share it with you!

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The Importance of Branding In Business

As creative business owners, we need to set ourselves apart. We need to vocalise who we are and what we do, and we need to do it well.

People get a sense of who you are and what you do for your brand. Your brand draws in clients and builds a solid foundation with your target audience. And it is not a one-time makeover. In order to amplify your business, you need to keep your brand consistent, engaging and energised.

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DesignJesseca Stewart2019
What You’re Doing Wrong on Social Media

Social media is one of the most effective tools we can use to market our brand and build our business. It helps us stand out online, and gives us the opportunity to express who we are as a brand and how we work in the real world.

With such an amazing tool at our fingertips, why is it that so many of us struggle with growing our tribe on social media?

The reality is that so many of us are not using social media the right way. The result? We start losing followers and losing faith in our brand.

Guys - let’s stop that from happening. Let’s look at some of the things we may be doing wrong on social media so we can start taking action.

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4 Things They Don’t Teach You At Design School

No matter how much time you spent studying how to become a graphic designer, there are just some things lecturers don't teach you at school. I know. Shock horror, right? Aside from learning the ins-and-outs of design, you’re pretty much left in the dark when it comes to running your own design business.

I came fresh out of University with ideal dreams and ideas of what it would be like to be a freelance designer; to be my own boss and watch my business grow. I knew how to design, of course! But what I didn’t know was how to run a successful design business.

In reality, I was a complete novice. Even though I had the practical skills needed to design, I knew nothing about the business world. I came to realise that there are just some things they don’t teach you in school, and being a successful freelancer is one of them.

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DesignJesseca Stewart2018
Master The 7-Day Digital Detox

If you don't think that social media is taking over your life, you're either in denial or you don't have a smartphone. Let's face the facts, we've all become addicted to being connected online. For most of us, it seems as though social media has been around since the dawn of time, and you'd be right, for us millennials, it was.

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