📰💥NEWS FLASH: Facebook business pages are a thing of the past! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ C’mon, you knew that algorithm destroyed your page years ago… it’s just been lingering in a slow and painful death ever since. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All those followers you got? Welp, they don’t see your posts… ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Which got me thinking—is it even worth building your audience on Facebook? 🤷🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I reached out to my good friend [and award winning portrait artist… #NBD] @shannonsquiresphotography — who has used Facebook GROUPS to build a large and loyal tribe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ready to start making Facebook work for YOU again? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well check out my interview with Shannon, where she shares: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💖 How she’s grown her audience with not one, but TWO successful Facebook groups 💖 How she uses her groups to make money 💵 💖 Her top tips for maintaining a high quality group and building community 💖 And more! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Click that link in my bio [» @moriahriona] and hit ‘play’! ▶️
➡️Swipe to see @shannonsquiresphotography's top 3 tips for growing a successful Facebook group for your business! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎥Then check out her full interview: How To Use Facebook Groups To Grow Your Small Business! ✨ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🏆 Shannon is an award winning Children’s portraiture artist—and when I say awards, I mean some of the most prestigious in the industry! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📸 She’s also a highly sought after educator and a partner in @summeranactions which creates tutorials, overlays and Photoshop actions for photographers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shannon's sharing her experience and advice on how she's grown her business, brand, and influence with not one, but TWO Facebook groups! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So click that link in my bio (@moriahriona) and hit play! ▶️
I actually did my whole “Social Media Detox Experiment” in baby steps... 🚫📱⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And the first thing I did was turn off all of the noise—meaning I turned off ALL notifications. 🤫⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s actually amazing to me how much this seemingly little step reduced my stress levels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I don’t think we’re aware of the constant noise and distraction that surrounds us. If we don’t take control of it, there’s always some “ding” going off, a message popping up, and another notification that’s screaming for our attention. 🗣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s a lot to process, and more importantly it can distract us from the things in life that are really important—like our children and our spouses, our family, and our friends—the people who truly deserve our attention. 🥰⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👉🏻 Wanna learn more about my social media break? Check out my video:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎦 How To Unplug From Social Media: Self Care For Entrepreneurs (link in bio >> @moriahriona)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤷🏼♀️ So I’d LOVE to know: what are your own rules when it comes to social media and personal time? Let me know a comment down below!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 💋
I’m gonna be honest: I don’t like sharing the real life, hard and yucky bits.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I prefer to just keep it to myself.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I’ve realized that when you do that (only share the “highlights”) it actually really isolates you from others.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So here’s the truth: it’s been a rough couple of weeks.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ve been realllllly sick for the last few weeks. Nothing serious, I just can’t seem to get over this thing. So tons of doctors visits (and I really hate going to the doctor 😭)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And in the middle of it I got into a car accident with my kiddo. (No body got hurt, and it was the other driver’s fault). But I think my little car is DONE.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyway, it’s just been A LOT. Ya know?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And really I’m bummed because it’s meant a lot of unexpected time away from work. Which means I’m behind (because, as you know, when you’re a solopreneur, nobody’s there to pick up when you need a break). ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So I haven’t posted a new video in a couple of weeks (which broke my perfect record of posting every week since I began)... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I guess that’s just life 🤷🏼♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ All that to say... if you’ve been waiting on an email from me, it’s coming soon (I promise!). And new videos coming very soon too!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I actually spent all day with @jessicavalliaphotography shooting my next 5 videos!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyway, if you’ve read this far, thanks for sticking with me! 😘⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And hopefully you’re doing alright, friend. I know it can just be a little tough sometimes. So here’s a little virtual hug if you need it 🤗 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ p.s. Check out my “stories” for a behind the scenes look at today’s video shoot! 🎥
Say hello to my office mate, foot warmer, constant companion, furry bff, and this brand studio’s mascot—Brandy!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [Brand-y, see what I did there? 😂]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well, she’s actually named after one of my favorite “guilty-pleasure” songs…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎶Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, two questions: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ① Do you have a furry office mate, too? What’s their name? 🐱🐶⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ② What’s your go-to “guilty pleasure”/karaoke jam? 🎤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [I guess that was really 3 questions… but who’s counting?] 💋
💃💃💃Working from home, blasting my music as loud as I want, while *not* wearing pants…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s my #EntrepreneurLife⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That’s the dream. The dream that I’ve worked hard to achieve. [Yup, no pants 🚫👖]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But I’m gonna be honest… it’s not all roses and sunshine everyday.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sometimes it’s hard. Like reeeeeally hard.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The worst part? For me, it can get pretty lonely.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And as an introvert, I have to really push myself outside of my comfort zone—to put pants on and walk among the living every once in awhile!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Anyone else struggle with that too?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s okay, we can struggle together. 💖⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So, tell me, what’s the hardest part of entrepreneurship for YOU?
Speaking of forgetting to tell you things…⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I found out [months ago… eeek!... I’ve been bussssy, girl!] that my work was once again selected to be featured in Spark!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Spark is @showit’s annual design anthology where they feature the BEST designs created on the Showit platform. 💻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To say I’m honored, is an understatement. 💞⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I’m super happy for my sweet client, @erinjachimiak—because it was her website that was featured!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just loved working with Erin to give her brand a total makeover, which included a custom Showit website, of course!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you haven’t seen it yet, hop on over to Erin’s profile [@erinjachimiak] and check out her website!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [BTW… she held a contest shortly after her new brand launch, to name the lamb from her logo… and her name is 🥁…. Poppy! Isn’t that just so perfectly presh?? 🐑❤️]
Have courage, sweet friend. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Your story + your gifts were meant to be shared.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And the world is a better place because of them. 💖
She said, “Would you be willing to work with us…. A husband-wife team?” 🤷♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And I said, “Heck, yes!”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Then I had to laugh a little… my brand messaging is clear: Powerful branding for creative female entrepreneurs. [#girlpower baby!]⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But when it’s a good fit—creative entrepreneurs who are as passionate about serving their clients as I am about serving mine—then it’s a definite ‘Yes!’ 🙌🏻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ And that was Melanie and Tyler.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I just love their passion for their craft, their business, and serving their clients with their whole hearts. So it was an absolute honor to work with these talented wedding photographers on their recent rebrand! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Here’s a little peek at what we created together. I’ll be sharing their whole rebrand on the blog soon! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Be sure to show @melanieandtylerphoto some love! 💖
Oh my goodness… this actually happened MONTHS ago (and I’m so bad at sharing). 🙈⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But yeah, I got featured in @voyagedenvermag. 💃💃💃⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was pretty cool. So go check it out [link in bio » @moriahriona] 💋⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ —⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ p.s. Thanks for the nomination @erinjachimiak!