Life admin is colliding with biz admin today. I know multi-tasking gets a bit of a bad rap but when you’re trapped under a heat lamp (bliss on a shitty cold Melbourne day) and your ears are covered with glad wrap there’s only so much staring at myself I can handle. It’s such a fabulous workspace, the Gosh angels keep bringing me coffee, tunes are amazing, the WiFi is strong and the inbuilt massage feature on point #pampered#goshhair#todaysworkspace
Sending big love to all the Senior Citizens out there today, especially the ones that use social media 💗✅⠀
Today is #SeniorCitizensDay ⠀
It’s a special time of life: plenty of wisdom and plenty of daily aches and pains! 👴👵 It can be a challenge to get to appointments and get care when you need it. That’s why I’ve developed an online teledentistry platform 🖥 You can discuss you dental needs from the comfort of home, via a WiFi connected smart device ⭐️ So easy! Check out the FaceWell website for more info and to book a consult (Link in bio). Now you can have your cake and eat it too! 🍰 ⠀
Lovely 📷 of a much appreciated Grandma by @marycostaphoto #befacewell#lookwellfeelwellbewell
Copywriter. Whenever I utter that word I’ma greeted with glazes. Blank stares. Confused looks. You can just hear the other person thinking ‘WTF?’.
‘The other person’ is anyone who is confused by what a copywriter actually does. Which then leads me to launch into an elevator pitch... 'you know, writing for websites, writing brochures, radio ads – purely for advertising/marketing purposes...' blah blah blah.
More blank stares.
Okay so let’s rephrase that.
A copywriter is someone who writes copy (words) for the purpose of advertising or marketing. And these words are meant to persuade you to take action on whatever the call to action is.
EDMs (electronic direct mail), radio ads, web copy, social media posts and even some blog posts are all considered copywriting. Although let it be known some social media and blog posts also fall under the ‘content writing’ category [as its purpose is not ultimately promotional] but that’s another story. So - now you know WTF a copywriter does✌️📷 @pinterest
I believe there is infinite power in storytelling - a topic and technique that I believe is truly fascinating. ✨ //
After the event on the weekend, where storytelling was incorporated for the first time, I feel so inspired to further develop this meaningful way of social connection. I’m hungry to learn more, and to understand how this ancient art form can continue to inspire, empower, educate and inform. And of course flex and finesse my own storytelling abilities - from speaking my truth to hosting a space where others can freely and safely share. ⚡️ //
I want to thank these two motivational women @by.ashleigh And @wordfetti for candidly sharing their stories with us on the night. Thank you for your vulnerability, insight and impact! 💕 //
A couple of days post event, and I’m in a deep state of reflection and introspection - how can both this small idea and myself (together and separately) grow to serve at a higher and greater level?! I don’t have the answers yet, but I’m excited for the journey - wherever it may lead. 💭 //
A whole lotta love for the peeps sharing this space and this journey with me. 💖 Thank YOU!
Your style is what make you so Y O U. So let your uniqueness shine and don’t pay any attention to Instagram likes - they don’t tell us how good you are at what you do. Use your voice, have faith in your skills as a business owner and give yourself permission to be free. 💫 ⠀
⠀ 📷 @stacieswift
Wouldn’t we all love to be on holidays again?! It could be done quicker than you think by checking out the below...
Does your bank take tax out of any interest you earn on your bank account? ~
This is usually because you haven’t provided your tax file number to the bank.
The tax withheld should be included as part of your tax return and offset against your tax payable or refunded if you have paid too much tax.
Rather the bank didn’t withhold any tax? Give them a call today and have your tax file number handy #taxtip
Please note the above is intended for general information only and is not tailored tax advice. For more information, feel free to contact us via the link in our bio.
What a biz!
I’m so proud to working with @mabelandwoods •
If you’re near Spotswood (or even if you’re not) call into this incredible shop. The atmosphere is so welcoming. The service is exceptional and the clothes! Holy MUM BALLS... the CLOTHES! •
Affordable, cool, comfortable and best of all... generous sizing so an F cup, 16-18, almost 6 foot tall amazon like me can find LOTS of options to fit.
Can’t make it in store? Hello ONLINE SHOPPING 🛒. And... 10% off your first order when you sign up as a Mabel Babe. ✉️ •
Ingrid and I had a CrAzY creative 📷 day yesterday while Anna was shopping 👗 up a storm to keep you ladies stylish this Spring. Stay tuned for all the newest arrivals and a familiar mum face featuring on the @mabelandwoods socials. •
"It was great to receive such practical, ready to implement advice with terrific resources to boot. Thanks guys!'" - no, thank you Kellie @bethechief - not only for this awesome review of our Social Media Content Strategy, but for taking all that we chatted about and integrating it straight away into your strategy. We LOVE it.
If you've been thinking that your 'content' needs a little resuscitation or perhaps just another set of eyes, you can book in a free discovery call today - to chat about how we can help you to build a strategy to attract and convert your ideal client.
📷 by @bethechief
Running your meeting ... sometimes you can focus too much on you ... When you do talk about YOU ... makes sure what you talk about has relevance to your client.
So if you have listened well to your client and done some preparation ... this is where that attention shines.
When you catch yourself saying “yeah don’t worry it’s not due until the end of August”.
It IS the f*cking end of August this week 🙀 how the hell did that happen? Come on!
*reaches for that brown paper bag with my VB at 9am to drown sorrows 🤦♀️
Hey, friends! 👋🏼 I'm Julia, but you can call me Jules
I'm 23 years old. Currently living in Lethbridge Alberta. Born and raised in London, Ontario.
I lived in the West Kootenays in British Columbia for 3 months. I regretfully changed my phone number so now everyone thinks I'm from BC
I'm outgoing, creative, passionate, a workaholic and very right-brained (aka I hate numbers)
I have the cutest 6 year old American Eskimo mut, Micah. #adoptdontshop
I've known my entire life that I wanted to be in the public eye for a living. Maybe that's my middle kid syndrome? I like to think I have a killer and infectious personality that can change lives
I love learning things the hard way. If you say "Julia, you probably shouldn't do that" there's a 99% chance I'll do it
I have music playing all day, every day. Yes, even when I'm sleeping. Music is the key to my soul. Premium Spotify is definitely my most used membership
I'm rebellious. I love pushing the boundaries. I love finding loop holes. I love debating
I've been a competitive cheerleader for 11 years. I've coached for 4, and judged for 2
I can make a conversation with almost anyone. BUT if I become uncomfortable in a situation, I cannot control my emotions on my face.... and I don't really want to
It's pretty rare when I get angry, I just get HANGRY.
I'm not money driven. I'm PASSION and FREEDOM driven. Living on my own terms and creating content that I am insanely proud of every single day is the damn dream
My main goal is inspire men and women to be confident enough pursue their 'crazy' dreams and be unapologetically themselves
aaaaand that's me!! Tell me a lil somthin' somethin' about yourself? 👇🏼👇🏼
“Breakfast is the most important meal of the day!”
We were all taught that by well-meaning mothers and high-school health teachers, am I right?!
But really, unless you nourish your brain and body right throughout the day, your energy, focus, and productivity ✨and more are going to suffer…
It’s not enough to slug down a cup (or three) of coffee ☕️ and call it a morning if you’re covering up your hunger and subbing a sub-par form of energy called adrenaline for true, sustainable nourishment.
Even if it takes two minutes to make, a nourishing breakfast is possible.
Like this fab stack of frozen whole grain waffles quick toasted, then slathered in some thick + creamy whole milk Greek yogurt and berries 🍓. Fiber, protein, antioxidants, and healthy fat to keep me going all morning long!
And… if you want an even quicker way to boost that brain 🧠 of yours, check out my stories today: I’ve got a FREE brain-boosting smoothie guide just for you!!! (A full week of quick + easy, done-for-you ideas... see my stories for more or nab it in the link in my bio!)
In about a week our ALL NEW cleanser bars and shampoo bars will be ready to post!! Which means you can PRE ORDER 🙌🏻🙌🏻
We will have SHAMPOO BARS available in:
Ylang Ylang, Patchouli and Cinnamon (OILY)
Lemon Tea Tree, Eucalyptus and Mint (COMBINATION)
These can also be used as a beard bar, shaving soap and normal soap!
CLEANSER BARS will be available in:
Rose + Kaolin Clay (DRY/SENSITIVE/NORMAL SKIN)
Activated Charcoal + Brazilian Clay (OILY SKIN)
I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at the Marketing Conversations online summit on Wednesday September 19th!
The theme is Digital Marketing and I'll be talking about all things websites and thinking outside the square when it comes to building an epic website for your business! 🌐💻
It's FREE to register, so if you're keen to learn more about all things digital marketing and hear insights from some pretty awesome speakers then sign up now! Link in my bio! ⤴
Luxury brands are are always looking to create and innovate in their designs to offer new options to their clients. It’s an essential part of the luxury branding strategy. It’s about being different and producing amazing new designs and sometimes designs that ruffle a few feathers for good measure.
You may think this is true of all brands. They evolve right? Of course! However there is a huge difference in the execution of this evolution when it comes to luxury brands. They must ensure that their designs are fresh however still true to the tradition and heritage of the brand.
Any wavering of brand personality can destabilise the brand and lose brand equity substantially. This is why the House of Chanel’s Creative Director Karl Lagerfeld, generally ensures that his shows for the House of Chanel will still capture the essence of what Coco created...
Today he made a huge mistake!
Yes, there, I said it. Karl Lagerfeld has clearly let down the Chanel brand and Coco’s legacy.
Is it just my opinion? Nope!
Last count, there were over 2K avid Chanel lovers disappointed with the latest release image of “bikinis”.
#ThebacklashIsREAL people!! 🔥
What do you think about the latest image posted by Karl on behalf of Chanel?
Do you think it’s true to the Chanel brand?
Feel free to take part in our Insta Stories poll and share your thoughts below 👇🏻
Luxury brands are all about consistency of their brand spirit at every touchpoint. Without their tradition and heritage, their story is lost.💫
That feeling when you set your out of office ON!!! 💃🏼 ✈️ 😊
We've hunted down the best active & lifestyle holidays to match your travel dreams. Travel experiences to suit every level of activity, from yoga to surfing, fitness to wellness and more. We have something for everyone. Find your perfect escape ➡ www.theactivepassport.com.au⠀
📸 via @virginaustralia
Could two books be any different yet sat next to each other on a store shelf? 🤔😳🤷🏻♀️ My yellow Travel Buddy friend sitting oddly next to @simone_bub_bennett’s Retro Jumpers, featuring cover model and designer extraordinaire @andydodesign 👌🏻
How do people feel when they see your brand online?
It’s not always an easy question to answer, but understanding and using colour psychology can go a long way towards influencing the response illcited from your online presence, whether that be a landing page, Instagram feed or contact button.
Here’s a super quick run down of what a few key colours mean:
RED: Exciting and bold
ORANGE: Friendly and confident
YELLOW: Clarity and optimism
GREEN: Health and growth
BLUE: Trust and reliability
PURPLE: Creativity and wisdom
GREY: Calming and balance
Where does your brand sit? 📷 @studio_ampersand
Have you checked the search terms in your AdWords account recently?
If it's more than a month ago, you might be wasting budget on totally irrelevant keywords.
Check your search terms regularly and watch out for those that are not related to what you offer.
Add these as negative keywords, so that the next time someone googles something you don't offer, you won't waste money on their click.
“We had a fair bit of fine tuning at the start finding a consistent brand and aesthetic message across all of our channels. We found that the more we could provide a consistent brand presence, the more brand recall and engagement we received. We became an identity where someone could say…oh that’s from The X Cartel”. @cassiesnelgar shares why consistency is key in building her digital platform @the.x.cartel. Tap the link in bio to read the full post. #itsthenow
Is your social media performing?
Not sure if you brand and business is heading in the right direction and attracting the right audience?
Maybe it's time for a social media audit!
@just_social_media will conduct a full audit of your existing social media platforms (max of 3). This includes; strategy, performance, design and recommendations. -
This week we are offering the first 3 audits booked a special rate of only $79.00. (Normally $129.00)
Your audit will be completed within three business days and a full report provided. -
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It sure has been a busy year! I’ve been MIA on my socials lately because I’m inundated with work and study. How exciting to have a full life. I’m very grateful. I do however promise to update my own business content more regularly. Who else is so busy with client work you don’t have as much time for your own business social accounts? 🙋🏻♀️
| SMALL BUSINESS LOVE |
Honestly, the morning this photo was taken, I was so disorganised about it that I hadn't booked any hair or makeup appointments, I was running around with the little ones, took my little man to swimming lessons. I decided at the final hour I'd get my makeup done by someone (because by day, I don't do makeup, EVER) which then left me a grand total of 10 mins to run a straightener through my hair before having to get to the shoot. This my friends is work from home small business life as a Mum. It's hectic, busy, ever changing and yet I wouldn't do it any other way. And you know what, that's part of my small business story and I'm so honoured I was chosen to share it along with 99 other Queensland small business owners. There's so many different stories out there - pop on by to the website to check them out - business.qld.gov.au/100faces
Dreamscape: Australian Boulder Opal. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
These colours 🧚🏻♂️🐬🦄⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I have been crushing on one of @imakestagram tinsel jackets for months and months... ✨💞🔮⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Finally, over the weekend I got to place an order for one... I AM SO EXCITED!
“I could never make money in this online world!” - is what I literally said to myself in my early 20’s. TAKE THAT PAST AMANDA, LOOK AT ME NOW GIRL!⠀
But seriously, I had a MINDSET block🤦♀️! I was brought up to think I had to go to uni, do a fancy degree💻, find a career and stay there for the rest of my life. ummmm...NO THANK YOU🙅♀️!!⠀
Our generation is the turning point. We’re creating this NEW norm. The norm of going out and making our own god damn money & doing what we’re freaking passionate about. 💕To me, THIS should normal. Being able to live a life where our time isn’t dictated by someone else.⠀
I was going to say I’m nothing special. But you know what? I am special! I think we need to realise we ARE special so we can make the decisions we need to in order to live our OWN lives.⠀
Don’t let your own mind and beliefs about our society stop you from going after what you want. Are any other girls with me on this one?! ⠀
Self Care, it seems to be the first thing that slips for a lot of small business owners. I know it's the first thing out the window for me when I'm busy.
So why is self care so important? Simply, you can't fill from an empty cup. When you don't look after yourself and re-charge your batteries, you can't be the best version of you.
Yesterday after I dropped the kids at school and child care I went and got myself a massage and had some me time before I got into my work day. Yes it meant I was 2 hours down on an already short workday, but that massage made me feel relaxed and rejuvenated and I was able rl concentrate better and stay focused through my day 💕
What is something that helps you relax and unwind? What can you add into your routine once a week, once a fortnight, or even once a month to encourage you to focus on your self care? Mines a massage every few weeks 💕
Pic cred @maxvdo_
I’m back in the office today after a long weekend in #Melbourne . It’s such a vibrant, bustling city (how cool is this street art). However I’m happy to be home and back to creating awesomeness for my clients when it comes to #SEO and #GoogleAds 🙌 Have a great Tuesday everyone!
🎁 BIRTHDAY GIVEAWAY 🎁
Enter to win Food Cocoon wraps!
🥂It’s my birthday today and I’m giving YOU the gifts! 🥂
1. Follow @foodcocoon
2. Tag a friend who would ❤️ a set of wraps too!
Prizes to be drawn on Friday 24 August at 9pm central 🥂🎁💝
📸 @sonny.lynn #portraitphotography#shotbysonny 📸 #glamourphotography
I recently got to work with this lovely lady in doing some updates for her social media. @brookeeybaby is a trained dancer with an athletic body. We had a fun 📸 shoot.
I didn’t know she drove from Brisbane just to work with me - feel blessed.
I think she is helping me gain followers 😱😱😱
SPOTTED - the comfiest pants in town.
The Stevie Slouch pants from @blossomandglow.com.au Slip these babies and you'll never want to take them off again.
AKA your new comfy pants. Soon to take over from the yoga pants.
Take advantage of our EXCLUSIVE offer using the codeword babyberry10 for 10% off storewide 💥