Small Girl. Big City. Part III

It’s been a few months since I first wrote about my side hustle. For 7 months, I worked a full-time position while signing and working with new clients. It wasn’t until more recently that balancing both became a bit more difficult.

As I continued to sign more clients, my free time diminished more and more. By the end of June, I was working almost 60 hours each week, splitting my time between three clients, a full-time job and my own personal life.

Even though my free time was extremely limited, the real struggle didn’t set in until I realized I preferred working those “extra” hours, over my full-time job.

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3 Takeaways from Create & Cultivate

After having such an amazing time at School of Hustle, I was seriously craving attending another conference. I stumbled upon Create & Cultivate in Seattle and booked my ticket right away.

I knew this would be an amazing opportunity to join the creative community and to interact with others who shared a lot of the same passions I do. It also didn’t hurt that Seattle just happens to be a place I have yet to explore. A total win, win scenario.

With two tracks during the day, each attendee gets access to a “highly curated, impactful one-day program of workshops, mentor sessions, and panels.” The day included delicious food and cocktails, the trendiest pop-up shops, adorable photo booths, and a gift bag of all gift bags.

Spending an entire day surrounded by like-minded women was incredible, to say the least. Here are my top 3 takeaways from the conference.

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School of Hustle

I recently had the amazing opportunity to attend Hedley & Bennett’s School of Hustle. Yes, a totally free, totally incredible event co-sponsored by Instagram.

Surrounded by 200+ entrepreneurs, small business owners, and hustlers, the day was jam-packed with informational panels, breakout sessions, and summer camp-themed fun. Activities for the day included a social media themed scavenger hunt, a giant ball-pit and yes, s’mores to end the night.

Hello, social media bliss.

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My Top 5 Tools for Freelance Digital Marketing

Since starting work on my side hustle, I’ve been using some new tools to improve my workflow. These tools help me manage my time, finances, multiple social media accounts, and just about everything else.

If you’re looking to get started with your own freelance side hustle, or if you’re interested in switching up your workflow, try out some of my top 5 tools for freelance work. I’ll break down why I like these tools and what they’ll cost you.

 

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Museum of Ice Cream 🍦

Nothing says summer quite like a big bowl of ice cream. If you’re more of a spoon out of the carton kinda person, don’t worry, I won’t judge.

Out of all the sweet treats that make my heart skip a beat, ice cream is always there for me—and yes, if you’re keeping score, cupcakes are still at the top of my favorite treats list. So when the Museum of Ice Cream announced they were coming to Los Angeles, I knew I needed to get tickets.

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