This month we’ve got some new eco-friendly stock photos, spiritual lifestyle stock photos, and rustic work from home lifestyle stock photos. There are also 20 new done-for-you postables up on BBS this month.
This bundle is perfect for spiritual business owners, conscious businesses and anyone who loves morning rituals and creating a mindful practice everyday. There are crystals, journaling, palo santo, white sage, candles, all the things you like already use in your daily practice.
We’ve now got two beautiful bundles on BBS for Eco-friendly, conscious businesses! I’ve got more ideas where these came from and will be getting more eco friendly stock photos in the future, too. So feel free to let me know and send me an email if you’ve got any special requests in regards to these types of images!
Excited to announce that this is our first contributor bundle! Matt Tong, who is another photographer and friend of mine from Samui, (I used to work with him photographing some weddings) has contributed this beautiful bundle to BBS, I have a feeling you’ll love these images as much as I do!
This month we’ve added 20 new done-for-you graphics (ready to post) as well as stickers, so that you can add them to photos or change the colours of the graphics to suit your brand.
Colours: black + white.
I’ve also got a couple of surprises coming this month for our members! If you’re not a member yet, you’re going to want to be soon because we’re adding even more amazing goodies to our membership! Make sure you’re signed up to the Beach Babe Stock email list to be the first to hear about the updates!
The best deal (saving you heaps of money, time and effort) though is with our membership options which have unlimited downloads, as well as access to all the new graphics, and animations that are included each month.
Today I thought I’d write a post about how to quickly search for the perfect photos for your brand, because I’ve had a few questions about this recently.
I recommend first off, having a plan / structure for your content creation on a project or timeframe basis. Now, let’s say, for the purpose of this blog post, you’re creating and scheduling your content one month in advance. There are 6 things you’ll need to have ready in advance to make this work. You can just jot down the answers to these on a piece of paper, or your favourite digital note-taking app.
Am I planning for a timeframe or project?
(Approximately) how many images you’ll need.
Where you’re going to use them.
What colours you want to use.
Any themes / promotions you need specific content for?
Do you need any specific images with technology or people in them?
If you have all of these things ready, then you can log on to your favourite stock provider and use your answers to start searching. This should help make your search process a lot more streamlined and efficient because… let’s face it, looking at pretty photos can easily take you down a rabbit hole.
Here are my answers to illustrate how this would be done:
30 social media posts.
Instagram posts and stories, Facebook posts, blog posts, Pin images and email images. So, I know I’ll need a mix of square, portrait and landscape images.
My brand colours are blue/teal, so I want 10-15 in those colours for my pins and emails, and the rest can be any colours.
May is my Bday, so I want a couple fun/celebratory ones.
A couple of photos with a laptop, and a phone.
Now, when I log onto Beach Babe Stock I have my game plan with me before I start searching (and don’t get distracted) and I can easily + quickly search for them. Let’s start by searching for the specific photos I know I need; the celebratory ones. First off, for Beach Babe Stock, I would go to the shop search page and do a quick scan of the photo sets to see if I can already see something I like. Otherwise, I would type in “cheers” or “celebrate” in the seach bar on that page, or the top right hand corner of Beach Babe Stock website.
Any photos I like, and click the heart to save them. I found 15 images pretty quickly.
Next, I search by my brand colours “teal” and “blue”, and I find another 15 images that I like and save them.
And finally, I click on the “laptop” and “mobile device” sections in the shop search page and find 2-3 images I like.
I’ve now got 35 images ready, I add them to my cart and download.
This took me less than 10 minutes to do once I had my plan ready!
I hope these tips help you next time you need to grab a batch of stock photos for a project.
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I don’t want to sound all somber, but happiness is an elusive thing sometimes… especially for entrepreneurs who usually work at home on their own (solopreneurs!) for most of the day. I heard about this book through one of my idols, Karena (one of the two amazing trainers who founded Tone It Up) and it was on my list of to-reads for a long time. When I did read this it took me SO long to get through… I think this was one of the best/hardest books to read for me.
There is only NOW. By shifting your focus to now, you’re shifting your mindset away from stress-thinking (about the past or future) and BEING and enjoying this moment. For me, obviously that’s this moment of writing these words on Beach Babe Stock. If you think back to when you were a kid, really… weren’t those some of the happiest days you’ve experienced? It’s because you weren’t thinking about future goals or worrying about past mistakes. You were LIVING your life in the moment.
If you’re an entrepreneur who struggles with (let’s be honest) those totally normal stresses that come with being a business owner, then I highly recommend you read this book to help you shift your mindset into the NOW being.
Worth the read score – It’s a hard read… 10/10.
Favourite quotes / ideas :
There is literally only now. Righ now, this very second. As soon as it’s passed, it’s gone, it’s in the past and what’s going to happen tomorrow or one year from now, hasn’t happened yet (and it might not… I mean, just look at this covid situation we’re all in right now… who actually had plans for this?), so there’s no point thinking too much about it and worrying y.ourself for now reason.
If you’re afraid of missed opportunities, of not living your life to it’s fullest there’s SUCH an easy fix. Be in the NOW. When you master this technique, nothing is missed. No moment is taken for granted or passed over as your body is physically in one place and mind in another.
Have you read The Power of Now? If you have, what were your favourite parts and key takeaways? Let me know in the comments!
It was sometime last year that I found out which podcasts I think are the best podcasts for female entrepreneurs.
Living in Thailand, I have to do a ‘border run’ which is basically a day and a half in a minivan to the closest bordering country to get my passport stamped. I’m not 100% sure when I actually started loving on podcasts, but I do remember that most of last years’ border runs (one every 3 months) were literally hours of consuming podcasts.
I actually only started listening to podcasts not that long ago, about a year or so ago is when I started to get into them. Before that, I’d heard a lot of the hype around them and how everyone seemed to love them, but I didn’t see the point, and to be honest, I didn’t feel like I had the patience to sit down and listen to something.
So without keeping you here too long, these are the 8 best podcasts for female entrepreneurs:
1. Haley Burkhead’s CEO Vibes and The Scalability Show.
I probably love listening to Haley the most… there’s just something about her vibes and passion about business that I really love and can feel when I’m listening to her. Have a listen:
2. The Angie Lee Show.
Angie’s show is soooo addictive. It might be something about her voice (how much I love it!?), but there are so many other reasons. She dishes out really actionable advice on her personal episodes, and I just think she sounds really FUN which I love and find really inspiring.. because I love being around that kind of energy. Listen to a good one below:
3. On Purpose with Alex Beadon.
I’ve been in Alex’s audience for at least 6 years, I’d say…. all the way back to her youtube days. If you haven’t heard of Alex, now is the time to get in on her amazing knowledge and courses. She’s the self-professed Instagram Queen and you’ll love her podcast:
4. Work Less Earn More with Gillian Perkins
I found Gillian Perkins one day searching youtube, and I ended up loving her videos. She’s recently launched her own podcast and it’s just as good and is FULL of actionable tips and advice:
5. You’re Welcome with Hilary Rushford.
Hilary came out with her podcast last year (2019) and I have to say, it’s SUCH a breath of fresh air. Hilary is an entrepreneur & stylist and she has a multiple 7 figure business by running a couple of online courses. That’s why I definitely have her as one in my best podcasts for female entrepreneurs list. I love that her podcast is less about business and more about LIFE in general and learning to be a better human being and run a business the smarter way at the same time.
Feel free to listen to a really juicy episode below:
6. The Marie Forleo Podcast
Marie Forleo. I look up to this woman in every way. She’s hilarious, she’s smart, she has a muli-million dollar business off of two products that she sells ONCE a year. Enough said. If you haven’t heard of Marie Forleo or MarieTV then you need to start today:
7. The Glow Life Podcast with Martina Fink
Martina first hired me the photographer on her first Glow Camp on Koh Samui, and we’ve stayed friends since. I love her podcast, have a listen:
8. Manifestation Babe with Kathrin Zenkina
Another entrepreneur actually recommended me to Manifestation Babe & I got hooked. So I’m passing it on to you, definitely worth a listen:
9. The Bossbabe Podcast with Natalie and Danielle
The BossBabe blog is one of my favourite blogs to go to for an awesome business-related read, so naturally I love their podcast as well:
If this is your first time hearing about any of these beautiful babes, and you become a die-hard fan… let them know by sharing our graphic and tagging us both in an Instagram Story!
I hope you enjoyed reading this blog post about the 9 best podcasts for female entrepreneurs. Did you find a new podcast to listen to? Let me know in the comments what your favourite podcast is.
Hey loves. I know March has been a little crazy with covid-19 and everything going on. You’re not alone, we’re all struggling, we’re all going through similar emotions and thoughts during this time. I know I personally had to take it easy for a couple of weeks and just let things be. I hope you’ve been able to take some time (and space) to do what’s felt right for you too.
This is a set of images captured on my travels in Bali… One thing I LOVE about Bali is the LUSH greens everywhere you go once you’re inland. Think waterfalls, rice fields, hikes, even the pavement has moss or vines growing on it almost everywhere!
The best deal (saving you heaps of money, time and effort) though is with our membership options which have unlimited downloads, as well as access to new graphics and animations that are included each month.
Hey, I'm Cherry. The creator + photographer behind Beach Babe Stock. I'm a puppy mum to two adorable dogs (it's been verified and apparently I'm not biased, they are cute!) and live in Thailand with my fiance. I love all things tropical, travelling, making new friends and adventures.
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