Episode 18 – Instagram: how we rock it.



In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about how they rock instagram and why they love it.  They talk about the different accounts they have and how they use the different accounts they have.  Follow Kelly to see her 100 days of pattern challenge on Instagram .

Managing Instagram for Your Business

  1. Researching and Planning Your Content:  Kelly talks all about how having a plan makes your posting to instagram is so much less stressful!  How do Caroline and Kelly plan for their CBR post on instagram? This planning method will make your instagram more exciting!  This method will help you also plan your photo session as well!  Caroline and Kelly keeps this plan in their Trello Board too!    Go brainstorm and get started on your Instagram posting plan!  Kelly talks about what great research tools will help you understand when to post on Instagram.  Caroline talks about her favorite tools she uses to help her determine when she needs to make a post.  

Squarelovin-Free account for optimal posting times.

Iconasquare- Not free software

  1. Photos; Taking Good Pictures: Caroline and Kelly talk about how they set up their photos and the apps they use to edit their photos. You do not need to have fancy camera to get great photos.  Caroline and Kelly give great tips on how they use their phones for taking photos and making them look professional.  Kelly and Caroline talk about how it’s important to find the best time of day to take photos and what backdrops and props they use for their photos.  Keep your photos looking like a collection!  While out shopping keep your eyes open for props that go with your branding!  

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  1. Schedule Your Post: Kelly and Caroline talk about how important it is to schedule your post to make it less stressful.  How often should you post?  If you schedule your post, you will post more often and get more engagement.  Caroline and Kelly use the Later App to help make their post easier but they still engage with their audience about their post which is very important.  What kind of comments bother Kelly and Caroline on Instagram?!  

Later app

  1. Hashtags: Research the ones you want to use by looking at competitions and people you admire.  Compile a list of them and store then in your phone in your settings-Kelly walks you through the steps for using text replacement for your hashtags.   This will save you tons of time when posting!
  1. Rules For Re-Posting: Caroline and Kelly talk about their views and rules on reposting.  Share photos of stuff that your audience will love.  Make sure you are giving credit to the photos you are sharing, credit needs to be given where credit is due!  Reposting can be very helpful on days when you are stuck and you do not know what to post!

Repost App

  1. Engaging With Your Audience:  Caroline and Kelly talk about how you should engage with your audience and comment back to them.  They talk about how time consuming it can be to reply back to your audience.  You cannot respond to EVERYTHING, but try to find time and reply to them.  When you start engaging with your audience make sure you have a plan in place.  Engaging with your audience can lead to other opportunities!  

Episode 18: We are like podcast adults -Kelly

Don’t be afraid to delete photos -Kelly

If you are not scheduling your post, instagram becomes a second job -Caroline

Instagram is a really great tool for your business -Caroline

Follow us on instagram and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!  

You can find Kelly online at:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

You can find Caroline online at:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from your Rebels!

Happy Holidays Rebels! We are so thankful for you and all of our listeners. This is definitely a special Christmas because of all of you and the success of our podcast. We can’t wait for what’s to come!What do Kelly and Caroline want for Christmas? Reviews! If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

Join our Facebook Group and celebrate all your wins with us!

YOU CAN FIND KELLY ONLINE AT:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

YOU CAN FIND CAROLINE ONLINE AT:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

 

 

Episode 17 – What do Kelly and Caroline Want for Christmas?

What Do Rebels Want for Christmas?

Caroline’s Wish List

  • iPad Pro and Pencil
  • A New Postal Scale
  • Microphone
  • Go To A Conference This Year (someone else pay for it!)
  • Family Vacation
  • More Newsletter Subscribers
  • Take the Pattern Class Kelly Took (Pattern Camp By Jessica Swift)
  • A Door to Her Office
  • Fun Things: New pair of Toms

Kelly’s Wish List

  • All the Paint and All the Brushes
  • Winsor &  Newton Brush Set
  • Winsor &  Newton Paints – Dream set!
  • Kuretake Watercolor Set – Love this one for everyday!  🙂
  • A Fancy Camera
  • Sewing Machine
  • 12 Hour Essential Diffuser For Office
  • Noise Cancelling Bluetooth Headphones
  • Family Vacation
  • Increased Website Traffic
  • The Land of Nod to License one of my Pattern Collections (Target as well)
  • New Floor For the Office
  • Fun Things :(Anything Harry Potter, Socks, Hoodies, Bras)

Other Things we Chatted About

  • Kindle Paperwhite
  • This is the newest version of the camera Caroline has – Canon Rebel
  • The Snowball Microphone (This is the one Kelly has)
  • Going to conferences but trying to find the time with family and kids
  • Kelly and Caroline have never met each other in person!
  • Fun things on their Christmas Wish List

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

Join our Facebook Group and celebrate all your wins with us!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!  

You can find Kelly online at:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

You can find Caroline online at:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

Episode 16 – Shop Talk with OnyxFeather

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Hey Rebels!  So today is our first interview episode and we are so excited!  We will be having interviews every once in a while to chat with other business owners who can help you on your journey.  We hope you get tips, tricks, insights, and above all the inspiration you need to keep rocking your product based biz!  Now to introduce our first guest EVER – Tisa Wills from the Onyx Feather!  

Hold onto your seats Rebels because you are going to love this!

Hi, I’m Tisa the owner and designer behind The Onyx Feather. I have been designing jewelry for the last 16 years. What started out as a personal collection of jewelry designed to suit my desires and the need to be just “a little” different from everyone else quickly became something different. As a designer my designs have evolved into a more personal statement style. I have found many people love this about my designs. They have shared with me “I feel a connection with the pieces I have gotten from The Onyx Feather.”

My designs are inspired by circumstance, sorrow, joy, and most nights by moonlight. My designs lean towards the earthy side of style. I use leather and many types of natural gemstones and I love mixing metals and shapes to add an edginess to my design. In my designs I blend gemstones with different healing properties together for optimal empowerment.

I’m a huge fan of neutrals, I feel they calm the soul and enhance the beauty of the wearer. I believe accessories are meant to compliment the person not overshadow them. My mission is to empower and encourage others to live life to its fullest potential.

When I’m not holed up in my studio you’ll find me chugging coffee and reading. I also love to the tip of my toes going junking with my daughter. Our favorite spot to go junking is downtown KC, where there are blocks of old building full of all kinds of goodness.

If you can’t find me in the studio, chugging coffee, or junking with my favorite person then it means I’m traveling. I love learning the culture of new places and taking photos of beautiful doors, buildings and nature. I’ve been known to chase down a Peacock to get a closer shot.

Things I love …..other than the above mentioned…is to laugh, dance, and see other people shine.

Thanks Tisa!  You are totally rocking it and we are loving it!  Thank you so much for being on the show!

Some of our favorite quotes from Tisa:

“I like to be in style, but I like to be in my style.”

“Just do something, get started, tweak it as you go.”

“Be proud and treat it like a business.”

Where you can find The Onyx Feather

Online | Instagram | Facebook | Contact

 

Where you can find Creative Biz Rebellion

Follow us on instagram (@creativebizrebellion) and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

Join our Facebook Group and celebrate all your wins with us!

 

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!

How to leave a review:  Go to this link:  CBR on iTunes then click on “view in iTunes” and then you can leave a review.  You have no idea how much your reviews mean to us so thank you!  xoxo!

You can find Kelly online at:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

You can find Caroline online at:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

Episode 15 – Celebrate Your Wins

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In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about celebrating your wins!  

Sometimes we fail to do this and put it to the side, celebrate all big and little things!  Caroline and Kelly talk about how important it is to focus on the everyday things and not to get hung up on the big picture.  

Owning a business is a marathon not a race -Caroline

Don’t wait to celebrate, just celebrate yourself -Kelly

So What should You Celebrate?!

Caroline and Kelly talk about what you should celebrate as a business owner!   Wait???? You are already a business owner…..that is something to celebrate!!

From making a to-do list to tracking your numbers for your biz, Caroline and Kelly give great tips and ideas on how to celebrate the positive wins of the ins and outs for your biz.   Kelly talks about what she is planning on doing for celebrating her wins in her business!  Maybe you will do it to!?

It doesn’t matter what you, do there will be someone who doesn’t like you -Kelly

How did kelly handle going from a positive win to a terrible review in just a few hrs in one day??  Kelly talks about one of her bad reviews she received from a customer.

How Can We Generate Wins?

Caroline and Kelly talk about the many different ways they celebrate their wins!  Set yourself up to accomplish wins.  Do not set yourself up for failure.  Your wins do not have to be huge, celebrate by yourself, use a jar, or your biz bestie!  Join a facebook community to help yourself celebrate and share your wins and  better yet, join the Creative Biz Rebellion Facebook Group! How do you celebrate your big wins!  Be sure to share them with us!  

Get it done, put it to bed, and celebrate that big win -Caroline

Examples of Little Wins:

From hearing that Chi-Ching on etsy to posting on social media, Caroline and Kelly talk all things they celebrate as wins in their biz!  There is no reason to be upset, we are all crazy rebels and we need to be happy where we are.  Caroline and Kelly still struggle with it as well.  Celebrate where you are and you will get where you want to be!  As business owners we have all been there.  How was this podcast a win for Caroline and Kelly?!

Follow us on Instagram and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

Join our Facebook Group and celebrate all your wins with us!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!  

You can find Kelly online at:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

You can find Caroline online at:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com

Episode 14 – International Shipping

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Do you ship internationally?  Is the price holding you back?!  In this episode Caroline and Kelly talk all about international shipping! Stop holding back, people will pay to have items they love shipped!

Tips to Get Started!

Maybe you do ship to a few countries, maybe you are looking to ship to more, or maybe you are leary about shipping to other countries!  Kelly gives so great key tips on how you can start or find ways to make this process easier for you!  

Step 1: Start Simple!

Ship to those countries where they make it easy!  Start Simple, pick countries that are quick and easy to ship to!  How many countries has Kelly shipped to?!  Check out Etsy’s cool feature to see your stats for shipping to other countries!

You’re Global Baby, you’re global -Kelly

Step 2: Get Your Pricing Right From the Beginning

Kelly Shares great advice, tools and websites to use to help you calculate the cost for shipping to other countries!  Know your ounces when shipping!!!  Kelly also shares how you can set up etsy for shipping to other countries!

USPS.com has a great international shipping calculator, easy to use, and very accurate!

Step 3: Customs and Duty Fees

Who is responsible for covering these costs?  Kelly talks about how she has this set up in her etsy shop and who should cover this cost.  Do you have this set in your policy yet??  Be sure to get this included to cover it under your policies!

You are going to win some & you are going to lose some -Kelly

Kelly’s International Shipping Policy

We are happy to ship all over the world! Please understand though if you are in another country other than the US that you may be responsible for any taxes, customs fees, or other amounts levied by your home country. Please check with your customs office/or postal service if you are concerned about possible tariffs. Hello World Paper Co. is not responsible for these fees or if your package gets held in customs because you haven’t paid your fees.

If your package is in customs and not picked up by you within a reasonable amount of time they will ship it back to us and you will not receive a refund if your item was personalized. If you would then like your package shipped back out to you, you will need to pay for shipping again.

Step 4: Research Your Product

Can your project be shipping all over the world? Some countries do not except certain products and will not clear customs!  Be sure to research your products you are selling!  Listen for the great shipping tip Kelly gives for your Etsy Shop.  If you are not sure about something….Google it!!

Etsy is great, I love doing international shipping on there -Caroline

8 ounces, 8 ounces my friends -Caroline

Follow us on Instagram and interact with us for a shop shout out!!!

Join our Facebook Group and celebrate all your wins with us!

If you have a second please jump over to iTunes and leave us a review!  

You can find Kelly online at:

www.helloworldpaperco.com
www.kellyparkersmith.com
www.helloworldstamps.etsy.com
www.helloworldpaperco.etsy.com

You can find Caroline online at:

www.carolinecreates.com
www.carolineannhull.com
www.carolinecreates.etsy.com