Time to Adjust
Who would have thought that this time last month we would all be facing a lockdown of some sort for the next few week?
For a small business like myself this has been hard as most of my work is face to face. I can't cuddle newborn babies and I can't get to meet interesting people who have their own small businesses themselves.
Everyone has mentioned that now is a time to use this time to update your website, write blogs and catch up on all the work you have put on hold. These have been steadily ticked off on my list but we're now in this for the long haul.
Fortunately for me I have older children who can take care of themselves so I don't have to sit with them and help them with their schoolwork. My eldest is at University and is now safely home and my youngest is all set with Google classroom and we just get daily updates of schoolwork to be completed which I trust she gets on with.
What to do next?
There will be a while before paid work starts. After consultations with some fantastic small businesses who were and are still offering a support network, I realised what I could you me skills for.
We are still working and updating our stock library of images. You will be able to use them for your social media contents. Look out for some spring images which you can download and use straight away. Other images we are adding; working from home, gardening, exercise, food & cleaning.
Stock Images coming soon.
For the family, there is an April challenge which kids and parents can participate on a daily basis following prompts set out each day. A fun and entertaining creative challenge that will get everyone to appreciate their surroundings nearby. Join the Facebook group here.
April Photography Challenge
Another useful exercise that we can offer is how to take selfies with your phone. Hit the button below to get a pdf on how, when and what to do with your photos. There is a basic guide but if you join my group there will be tons of tips and ideal phone apps to use for editing your photos.
Some useful dates in April where you can take photos for the challenges are listed below that can be added to the group.
1st - Fools Day
1st - National Pet month
2nd - Autism Awareness Day
4th - Pillow Fight Day
5th - Education and Sharing Day
7th - World Health Day
8th - First Night Passover
9th - Maundy Thursday
10th - Good Friday
10th - Sibling Day
12th - Easter
20th - National Stationery Week
22nd - Mother Earth Day
23rd - Shakespeare's Birthday
23rd - World Book Night
24th- National Skipping Day
27th -National Gardening Week
29th - International Dance Day
29th - Stop Food Waste Day
Use these dates and combine with the April Challenge list above and really get creative. I can't wait to see what you do?
Have a safe month and comment below if you have any ideas of what photo tips you would like with your phone?
Remember to flatten the curve and stamp out the virus, stay at home and keep safe.