It's crazy how things can all happen at once. The last time I wrote anything on my blog and business was before my family holiday and that was already 3 weeks ago (or was it 4 weeks ago?). It's gone so quickly that I haven't even had time to breath and settle back into work/life. I guess that's the reality of a side hustling business owner with a family. I'm not complaining at all but just sharing why I have been MIA for a while.
I have lots of lovely updates to share and also lots of new things to reveal in the next few weeks so keep your eyes peeled for lots of interesting emails coming your way!
In the meantime, here's the super-duper down low on the latest on things going at the KSD headquarters! :)
Although more of a personal update, we had our first family holiday with my little one and husband this year. It was much needed and rather delayed but awesome. I was rushed in preparing my business and my working life for the break and I have learnt the hard way again. I say "again" as it wasn't long ago that I suffered from bronchitis and promised I would do better to prepare myself for such things like illness. The problem was I literally ran out of time the run up to holiday and so had a million things to do on my return! - In fact, I'm still catching up!! - Lesson learnt for the future!
Mobile App Design:
For the last few months, I have been working on designing a mobile app. The mobile app is for the WellbeingZone, which is a white label wellness platform. It may ring a few bells as I have previously worked on the WellbeingZone project. I created the brand identity, website design, iPhone and Andriod app icon and Facebook graphics. This is a project close to my heart so I am truly grateful that I have been given the opportunity to work on the UX and UI for the mobile app. More details coming soon!!
Website Audit Team:
Just before I went on holiday I had the pleasure to be asked to join a Website Audit Team for a fellow side hustler and friend, Tracey "Shakira" Minutolo. Tracey reached out to me after I become a member of her Facebook group "Side Hustlers & Financial Freedomfighter". The group is full of side hustlers who share their stories and their struggles in a community where we can "do more with the support of others who get it".
The Website Audit Team is comprised of myself, Tracey and Jessica May Constable. The idea behind the "showdown" is for group members to submit their website, along with some other details, and "The Team" will audit the website and social media providing awesome tips and advice on how to improve, update and better the design.
We are yet to audit our first website, that is planned for this week, so another one to keep your eyes peeled for!
Last but not least some exciting news! Whilst trying to get into the swing of things and catching up I checked my email late one evening - school boy error as I could not sleep after reading the email! - In a nutshell, my side hustling freelance business has been nominated for the Cambridgeshire Digital Awards 2016. I'm in the category for Marketing and Creative and am up against 6 others websites/agencies/businesses. Epically excited and thankful for this, but also very nervous as the other nominations in the category are bigger businesses.
For now, its's the waiting game and to keep my fingers crossed. (Wish me luck folks!!)
- Find out more about the awards at: www.thedigitalawards.co/cambridgeshire
Etsy Diwali cards:
Finally, something that has been on my mind for ages, well since I started my Etsy Printables Shop is printable cards. I missed the boat this year to create Raksha Bandhan cards, but figured I would test the waters on the Diwali card front. I'm not sure it will work, but no harm in trying. I have some awesome plans for more printable cards in the near future as well, especially for Christmas so keep an eye out on my Instagram and Facebook for more details on this!!
So, there you have it. Literally a summary of what has been going on and going down in my world.
Feel free to share your busy moments and how you have dealt with them too, it's always a good thing to share!