Do you ever wish you could clone yourself? Who doesn't want and need more time? Maybe you have an assistant or even a full staff. Have you ever thought of hiring a virtual assistant? Being a one woman business owner I've always felt like I couldn't afford to have an assistant. Between raising twin six-year-old girls, running my business, and starting a new business, I definitely have my hands full. Recently I've felt overwhelmed and exhausted with all the tasks I have to do on a daily basis. As a small business owner I’m “wearing many hats” and am inundated with the variety of aspects of operating an office. I needed help. I wanted a solution. Although it never seemed feasible to hire a full time employee, I knew an assistant would relieve some stress, as well as help take my business to the next level. I heard about virtual assistants and decided to investigate that option as well as look into hiring a traditional assistant.
What is a virtual assistant? A virtual...
Confession time; I sometimes take terrible before and after photos. Photos are a crucial
part of our business because they are the first things clients look at to decide
whether or not we are the permanent cosmetic professional for them. Yet many
of us never really think about how we are taking photos. I decided to examine
the gallery of my work and look for ways to improve the quality of the photos. There are many things that contribute to great before and after photos, but the main three are: the client, lighting, and tools.
The goal is to reveal the best angle of the client, as well as the best angle of the procedure. Most
of us were taught to take photos with the client looking directly at the camera.
While taking photos straight on may be the best way to exhibit symmetry and
an even design, it is not always the best way to represent your work. If the
client looks to the side or an oblique angle, the photo will show the arch
and tail of the eyebrow, or the subtle wing/clean...