Update: Instagram, New Offerings, and Podcasts We're On!

Let's catch up! Today we're sharing a few quick updates on what's new in our Space to Face world.

We're talking:

  • Our new Instagram
  • Our epic Phoenix reunite that is about to happen
  • Our episode on Jen Carrington's Make it Happen podcast
  • The new offerings we're creating for you! 
  • Interviews coming up on the Finding Arizona podcast

People + resources mentioned: 

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Episode 017: Portfolio Building to Getting Paid

What We Talked About:

  • Transitioning from portfolio building/spec work to getting paid
  • How we did it, how fast we did it, and how we would do it differently
  • One size does not fit all
  • Don't give your work away for free
  • If people want to pay for your work, let them
  • The difference between practicing & portfolio building 
  • Consider the time, material cost, talent, communication, etc that goes into your work (aka how to set price)
  • Being uncomfortable with your pricing is totally fine
  • Who to portfolio build with in the beginning & why
  • Who to portfolio build with for forever & why (hint: other creatives)
  • Offering a new service does not mean you are portfolio building
  • Practicing is different than portfolio building
  • Being careful with working for "exposure"
  • Working well under pressure & why pressure is not a negative thing
  • Testing the waters with portfolio building
  • Charging your clients means you will serve them better
  • We repeat: Putting a value on your work means you produce better work
  • Be excited for the next phase of your business if you're in the portfolio building stage! It's exciting!

People & Links We Mention:

Our interview on Jen Carrington's podcast Make It Happen!
Paige will be on Finding Arizona's podcast so soon! Check them out in the mean time!
Jamie Hyatt
Miss Mallory Fit

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson
Instagram: @Paigepoppe // @asiacrosonphotography

Episode 016: Jen Carrington: Content Creation, Being an Introvert as a Business Owner, and Standing Out Amongst The Noise

What We Talked About:

  • Interviewing Jen Carrington, content coach & creative mentor & blogger extraordinaire 
  • How Asia started working with Jen, and how her coaching changed Asia's blogging life
  • Discovering you are a creative person, and realizing that "creativity" doesn't have to mean what it means for everyone else
  • Starting a blog about *anything* is a great way to start
  • "You can affect someone with what you create."
  • Finding your strengths & running with them
  • "Coaching isn't telling someone what to do, it's making the space for that person to figure out what they want to do."
  • Giving yourself permission to be good at something
  • The confidence you have to say "I don't know" 
  • The difference between faking it til you make it and only selling what you can deliver
  • Starting a business young & being "ballsy"
  • Not having to use your blog to prove you're an expert
  • Having a voice amongst the noise
  • Not having to be the loudest voice to be heard
  • "When I'm creating content, I'm not trying to be someone else." 
  • "Strong content creation comes from strong intuition with your content."
  • Putting your brand at your core
  • Listening to yourself to lead your content 
  • "It's a muscle you have to work on."
  • Extroversion doesn't equal confidence; authentic doesn't mean outgoing
  • Advice for those of you drowning in noise, or being burnt out in content
  • "Strip it back to basics"
  • "What am I trying to say in this season of life"
  • You stifle your best content by worrying about content strategy
  • You don't have to care about equipment/tech tools/the how as much as you have to care about the why
  • Being an introvert does not mean being isolated
  • For the millionth time, creative friendships are INTEGRAL in the creative business owner's life
  • Writing a blog post for one person
  • Being okay with charging what you know you're worth
  • Good for you, not so good for me. That's okay to say!

Round 2 of this episode will be on Make It Happen podcast!

Check Out Jen Carrington Here:

Jencarrington.com
Twitter: : Jen_Carrington
Jen's Podcast: Make It Happen

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 015: Making a Better Client Experience (and more!) with Jamie Hyatt

What We Talked About:

  • Interviewing Jamie Hyatt, photographer & blogger extraordinaire
  • Why video can make a huge impression & relationship builder (aka it's how we met!)
  • The different paths you can take that all make sense in hindsight (a la Steve Jobs)
  • How to pick out what you love about different career paths (and what to do about it)
  • Quickest way to find what you love: do it all
  • Mentors need to be supportive. Fact.
  • What happens when you put aside your passion, and what it takes to get it back
  • Gaining confidence by playing with your art 
  • Doing NOT what you love is NOT sustainable 
  • "And with photography, there was no wall.. which was a huge inclination.. hello! This is what you're supposed to be doing."
  •  "I will give everything into something, because that's what people deserve, they dont deserve a portion of effort, they deserve all my effort"
  • "Having someone who will push you forward in life is soooo key."
  • The first few years in business = rough for everyone
  • What you're supposed to be doing needs to flow
  • "It hurts more to not do it than to do it"
  • Having a business is much more than the craft 
  • Just TRYING to do what you love, and seeing where it goes
  • The more you fail the better." 
  • "If you fail faster, you grow closer & you're growing quicker."
  • How to rise to the occasion of a new challenge (trust yourself!)
  • Reminding yourself that you're in charge
  • How to hype yourself up (tell yourself you're the best)
  • How to be self compassionate
  • "I want to make sure that everyone involved is having the best experience."
  • Setting expectations for everyone to be happy
  • Putting yourself in the shoes of your client, even when you have never been in their position (photographing brides if you've never been a bride, for example)
  • Everyone is going to be talking when you work with them, so make sure it's good
  • "If they're not talking, it's not good enough."
  • "Do not despise these small beginnings, for the LORD rejoices to see the work begin" Zechariah 4:10
  • "The smallest of actions can reap such great rewards."
  • "People can smell inauthenticity."
  • "You want clients to know who you are."
  • Your work is BETTER when you connect with clients
  • "The reason why social media works is because people are dying to know what it's like to be someone else"
  • Setting yourself up to be creative (schedule it in!)
  • Not having to share your blog posts (newsflash!)
  • Ebbing and flowing between facing and spacing
  • Jamie is now open to international clients!!!
  • Jamie.said.yes.
  • How to put yourself in the shoes of your clients (be the client)
  • Doing well in one field sets you up to be referred for all fields
  • Putting your money where your mouth is

Check Out Jamie Hyatt Here:

Instagram: _jamiehyatt
Snapchat: @jamhyatt
jamiehyatt.com


Mentionables:

http://www.cannibale.ca/
Alex Beadon
http://www.mckinleyburkart.com/

 

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 014: Bringing Your Online Business Local & Starting Small with Paige Shcmidt

What We Talked About:

  • Our second interview ever- and with Paige Schmidt at Healthy Hits The Spot!
  • How sharing what you do IN PERSON makes a more authentic connection 
  • How dropping hints naturally can make all the difference
  • The benefits of having a small clientele
  • How pricing can affect your client experience, your investment, and their investment
  • Pricing & work life balance
  • Living by example for your clients
  • Getting comfortable and confident talking about what you do in person
  • How to use the confidence that you get from telling people about your business
  • Yelp! A Space To Face dream!
  • The pros & cons (there are surprisingly a lot of pros!) of meeting clients via Skype, even if they're local
  • The benefits of being in a small town for Facers
  • Is the whole world your competition?
  • Building trust with your clientele via blogging 
  • What inspires your readers/audience/future clients to connect with you
  • A blog is a place to share soooo much information about yourself and your services
  • Are you comfortable telling people in person what you say online?
  • How to care zero about the haters
  • How doing your best/being yourself helps you care even less about the haters
  • Paige S's favorite books
  • Jen Carrington's season 2 of the Make It Happen podcast is back! (Asia was on last season!)
  • Starting out small without expectation
  • Tumblr- a great place to start!
  • If you have to cry, go outside. 
  • Giving yourself raises

You can tell how you treat your clients by how you treat your readers.

Check Paige Schmidt Out Here:

Healthy Hits The Spot (Paige's blog!)
Services Success Stories
Finally Free Program

Twitter
Facebook

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 013: Focusing On The Personal Part of Personal Branding

What We Talked About:

 

  • Treating your online like audience like people you meet on a daily basis
  • Why you should use the first person on Instagram and your About Page (easy fix!)
  • HOW to get personal on your blog and website
  • Adding a touch of who you are into your business material
  • As well as adding some business to your personal material!
  • Examples of awesome blog posts, Snapchat users, and Instagrams that blend personal & business
  • How you can be personal without being a personal brand

People & Links We Mention:

Amy Young's Video (mentioning our podcast!): Want To Find Your Calling? Pay Attention To THIS Feeling
Asia's Speech On The Power Of Personal Branding
Jamie Hyatt's How To Prepare for Your Photo Shoot Like A Boss Series
Paige Schmidt at Healthy Hits The Spot: Why I Chose To Get Off Birth Control

 

Instagram ladies:

meandering_mari
houseofhipsters
ihavethisthingwithpink
alishylishy

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson
Instagram: @Paigepoppe // @asiacrosonphotography

Episode 012: Being Authentic AF with THE Amy Young

What We Talked About:

  • Our very first Interview - with Amy Young!
  • Why being *you* online helps your clients
  • You *DON'T* need to have everything figured out (most likely, quite the opposite)
  • Being "real" makes you relatable- and relating to your clients is where it's at
  • Building trust by showing how you *fix* problems, not that you don't have any
  • Not knowing way you want in the beginning is.. totally fine, very normal, and maybe even better
  • You should start doing what you do *anyway*
  • YouTube being a VERY powerful platform
  • Ignoring the numbers, do what you do because you loveee it.
  • When you're not authentic, people may come but they may not be a good fit for you
  • Why you have to just START doing what you want to do
  • "The things you are passionate about aren't random, they are your calling."
  • Pay attention to what feels good and to what doesn't
  • Follow your bliss
  • Why it's so important to move from the space world to the face world (preach!)
  • Who wants to live behind their laptop?
  • These two golden nuggets from Amy: 
  • "People want to hire you for who you are first."
  • "Usually that's when my business is soaring is when I have a really awesome life."

Check Amy Out Here:

Amy's YouTube (new videos every Monday & Friday!)
http://amyyoungcoaching.com/

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson
Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 011: How We "Fit It All In": A Week In The Life of Two Entrepeneurs

What We Talked About:

  • How we "do it all"
  • What our weeks look like day by day
  • How we fit in meeting people face to face
  • Why nose to the grindstone should not be the goal
  • Why chunking up your day makes things more sustainable
  • Why scheduling systems are so important
  • Knowing yourself & how much alone time and/or social time feels good for you is a big part of the spacer/facer life
  • How to be efficient in your "gap time"
  • Napping is good for you!
  • Why transition time is necessary
  • What to do when you have "no time" for the important things
  • How making time for exercising makes the rest of your day (and life!) more productive
  • Google Calendar = life
  • How routine can keep you on point with the things that you want to make sure you fit in
  • Reflecting on how you spend your days can allow you to see where you'd like to make change (IF you'd like to make change)

Links/People We Mention:

Alex Beadon's Monday Mantra "I spend time on what matters to me"
Paige's blog post on Making Space For Creativity
Miss Mallory Fit
A
my Young
Day Designer Planner
Timetrade
Calendly

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 010: Refreshing, Recapping, Re-inspiring: Episodes 1-9

What We Talked About:

  • Nothing that we talk about is one & done- everything is a journey!
  • It's okay to have focused solo time
  • Paige & Asia are reunited in less than 2 months!!
  • Playing volleyball is a great way to be a facer ;)
  • It is imperative to get out of the house and talk to people about your business
  • It might be uncomfortable at first- but you are planting seeds for exponential growth and joy in life and business
  • Knowing yourself & how much alone time and/or social time feels good for you is a big part of the spacer/facer life
  • The more you talk about your business, the more confident you become
  • Never undervalue the benefit of connecting with people and building relationships
  • Snapchat: A spacer/facer goldmine (Are we friends? @asiacroson & @Paigepoppe)
  • BUT Snapchat can't be the only thing you do to consider yourself a spacer or a facer
  • A website is an ongoing love affair, it is not something you can just put up & be done with
  • Starting a relationship with people online who you could meet up with locally is a great way to ease into relationship building!
  • How quickly new friends can make a huge difference in your life
  • Starting to become a facer in a new community
  • How important it is to rehash hat you are working on in your life
  • We hope you are reinfected with the Space to Face cause!

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 009: 6 Keys To Making The Most Out Of Your Slow Season

What We Talked About:

The 6 keys to your slow season:
Key #1: Have faith the slow season will end. DO NOT PANIC.
Key #2: Take a break.
Key #3:  Be grateful.
Key #4:  Get ready for the busy season.
Key #5: Be where you can’t be during the busy season (get online or get face to face!)
Key #6: Get creative with other creatives.

  • Taking advantage of your slow season instead of trying to pretend it isn’t happening.
  • Don’t just try to fill your slow season with stuff. It’s okay to slow down & be intentional with your time.
  • Preparing for the busy season is sooo nice to your future self
  • During your busy season, what do you wish you would have done before busy season started?
  • They can be personal things: visiting family, relaxing, exercising, scrapbooking
  • Or business things that make the busy season run smoother: organizing files, deleting files, implementing systems, or practicing new techniques and experimenting with new skills, doing administrative work/planning for future travel or other plans
  • Building habits during the slow season- starting new habits is hard!
  • Slow season is a time of investment
  • Preparing for the busy season is good, but you can also prepare for the slow season!
  • Give yourself projects!
  • Start stockpiling on your blog posts, video posts, Instagram content, etc.
  • You do not have to post Instagram in real time. Mind blown. Thanks Paige.
  • Using the slow season as a time to work out kinks in new long term projects, products or services
  • Everyone loves cacti. Fact. (Ps Paige has a new collection for Valentines Day: Desert Candy!)
  • Slow season is a great time to get photos done, headshots done, personalized stock photos done!
  • Portfolio building time!
  • Starting and investing in new friendships & relationships takes time, and the time to start is now!
  • Think about planting seedssss
  • Learning how to distribute your finances over your slow season
  • You live and you learnnnnn 
  • Run through flowers with other creatives. To the Rocky theme song.

Links/People We Mention:

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 008: How To Start (And Continue) Dropping Hints About Your Business

What We Talked About:

  • Putting yourself out there- super important to those of us who are online & offline (crossovers)

  • No one is talking about your business unless you are

  • How to weave in what your purpose in life is into normal conversation

  • What to say when people ask "How's your day going?"

  • A huge part of building relationships is sharing your life

  • How to drop hints about your *side hustle*

  • You can't just mention what you do one time, you have to continuously mention it

  • Using your personal Facebook as a continuous hint dropping machine

  • The Rule of 7

  • Telling stories is good!

  • Tell ten people what you do. Easy!

Links/People We Mention:

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 006: Setting Boundaries With Friends When You're Self-Employed With a Flexible Schedule, Not Feeling Guilty & Prioritizing Your Flexibility

What We Talked About:

 

 

  • How lucky we are to have flexible schedules
  • Appreciating that we are our business’s everything: janitor, accountant, marketer, etc, etc
  • Being at home isn’t the same as having a day off
  • How to manage boundaries with yourself & other people
  • When transparency is your enemy (SNAPCHAT!)
  • You’re allowed to go to the beach even if you own your business
  • How to check in with yourself to make sure you’re working when you’re working
  • A huge thank you to The Spark Lounge for your opinions & experience!
  • How to take your friends’ perspectives: they’re not trying to bother you
  • Taking break makes work life so much more productive, so take them & take them when you want
  • You don’t need to feel guilty about the ways you spend your free time
  • How to be clear with your friends about the boundaries you need form them
  • Knowledge is power: keeping track of your hours can do wonders for you
  • How to casually say “no” even when you want to say yes to mid work day fun invitations
  • What to do when you suck at boundaries but realize you need them
  • How to enlist your friends to help
  • The importance of creative friendships (just to reiterate for the millionth time)
  • Not forgetting to take advantage & be grateful for our flexible schedules
  • Finding the confidence in your work & the confidence in your decisions to take your own free time

 

 

Links/People We Mention:

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson

Episode 005: The Anti-Sweatpant Episode, Dressing To Impress Yourself & Putting Your Best Foot Forward

What We Talked About:

  • Looking more professional at all times
  • Putting the same amount of effort in your in-person appearance as you do in your online appearance
  • Being a student is an excuse to wear whatever you want and this is a fact
  • Dress one step above the job you're looking for 
  • How your appearance affects your confidence 
  • ow confidence allows you to blossom in any situation (networking, approaching prospective clients, etc)
  • You'll hear ten no's before you hear a yes: People need to touch base with you 7 times before they take action to hire you
  • Dressing for your brand, your audience, and yourself (slacks & high heels, not necessary)
  • You are a walking advertisement for your brand
  • Your appearance is more than your clothes; your composure is super important
  • A little bit of social media pep talk
  • Wear jeans if you want to wear jeans

Links/People We Mention:

Check us out here!

www.paigepoppe.com // www.asiacroson.com

Periscopes: @paige_poppe // @asiacroson

Snapchat: @paigepoppe // @asiacroson