the friday edit + my first Q&A video (including my biggest social media regret!)

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Happy Friday, you guys! With the 5 Questions challenge floating around on Instagram, I got a new idea: what if I shared a Q&A-style video with questions submitted by you?? This is my first time asking you guys if you wanted me to answer anything and I was blown away by how many questions were sent over… so I will definitely be doing another Q&A video soon. Most of you submitted questions about blogging and social media, so this video is definitely geared toward that. Going forward, I plan to change it up with the topics and answer all types of questions, so if you’ve got ’em, send them in!

Some of the questions I answered this week include…

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the official Jojotastic bloopers of 2017!

the official jojotastic bloopers of 2017! a true and real behind the scenes peek into the blogging business

Following the tradition I started last year, it’s time for the official bloopers! And what a year it’s been… Who would have thought I’d have a major accident in May which would turn my entire year upside down?! I definitely didn’t. But that didn’t really seem to stop business for me (as you’ll see). I know you guys love a peek behind the scenes, so here you go!

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we’re hiring! (closed)

I'm on the hunt for a Seattle-based intern to learn about styling, photography, social media, blogging, and running a small business! apply to the job listing via jojotastic.com

Things are ramping up and getting downright busy around here in preparation for the holidays, so I’ve decided to expand the Jojotastic team again and search for an editorial intern here in Seattle!

Here’s a bit of what I’m looking for:

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The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: Top 10 Business Tools for Creative Entrepreneurs

Run your own creative business? 2 creative entrepreneurs are sharing their must have business tools that help them effectively manage their businesses. Find the list at jojotastic.com

Instagram. Blogging. Facebook. Email newsletters. Pinterest. Invoicing. Webinars. Bookkeeping. 

When you run your own blog or business, the list of things to do feels endless and it’s easy to feel constantly behind. The good news is, there are some amazing tools to stay organized and get things done. Joanna and I are sharing our favorite tools to help us rock our businesses, save time and make more money!

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how I maintain my photoshoot props (and find new ones!)

This post is sponsored by eBay. All opinions are my own and always will be! Thanks for supporting content that keeps Jojotastic going.

I have a confession to make: I’m a hoarder. There, I said it. The truth is that my studio is practically overrun with photoshoot props that I simply no longer use. Recently, I decided it was time for some serious decluttering and went through every. single. one. of my props. One of my ultimate styling tips is to sell the pieces on eBay when I’m through with them to help me recoup those expenses and put the money toward new props. eBay also makes it super easy to list the items and then package and ship each piece. And, again, here’s where eBay really comes into play: it’s my ultimate source for finding new photoshoot props!

Keep reading for tips on how to sell on eBay, details of an awesome giveaway, and tips for finding new styling props.

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The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: working from home vs. a studio space

The Business of Being Creative Double-Take: working from home vs. a studio space. Advice for small businesses, boss ladies, and creatives — more tips on jojotastic.com

I launched my business, Katie Williamsen Web & Social Media Consulting, LLC, in January of 2016 while working a 9-to-5 in a traditional office setting. Although I enjoyed my day job, I wished my schedule had more flexibility. When I went full-time in August of that year, I loved having the ability to schedule my day and work at the times I had the most energy. On top of that, working from home was a perk for sure! Now that I’ve been working from home full-time for almost nine months, I’ve found that it really works for me. I’m not going to lie, I can certainly fall prey to distractions, but I love having the flexibility to work early in the morning and then head to a 9 am yoga class.

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