Day Jobs



As many of you know, I’m planning a house move in the coming months. I got offered a few weeks consultancy at my old firm and took the opportunity to boost my income for a few weeks. I’m actually enjoying it. With the knowledge that it’s temporary, I can relax more about my commute. I don’t start until 10 am and I leave at 5 pm. My relationship has changed with everyone there too. It’s easier stepping back in 6 months after leaving for a couple of weeks than it was seeing the same people in the daily grind.

Attack of the killer day job. A short life event where the hero will survive.

In the meantime, I have stopped pushing the Little Fears a touch and gone looking on Skillshare for some marketing courses to use a lil info from when I finish at the day job and get back into writing.

Storytelling Basics: How Creatives and Brands Can Build a Following

The first one I tried was a course by Stephanie Pereira from Kickstarter. This is a free course and it’s not bad. She discusses defining your audience and finding them on the net. Something I often forget. I certainly need to look out for reading and writing communities other than those on WordPress.

Instagram Best Practices: Grow Your Community, Work with Brands

The second course I watched was by Tyson Wheatley, a well-known photographer on Instagram. It’s premium, but if you pay as little as $0.99 you get 3 months full access to every course on Skillshare. The guy knows his stuff. He covers apps to use to edit photos, creating a synergyΒ between your images and growing your following.

Instagram is a bit of a sticking point for me. I have nearly 1300 followers there, but I do not post daily and I am always unsure of the best way to link posts there back to the LittleFears.co.uk home. Growing the community isn’t the problem for me there, it’s what to do with it when I have it. I shall be trying a few more courses before the week is out. Would be nice to have a fresh plan for when I return to the Fears next week.

  1. It’s good that you are leaving yourself open to many possibilities, including a brief stint at your former workplace. Isn’t it amazing how your perspective changes depending on your relationship with your employer and the duration of the job? I wish you well in the coming weeks including the house change. That will be a biggie, but hopefully a good one for you.

    1. Hey hey Linda. The perspective change is good. I managed to leave when I really hated the job, but just before I got bitter about it. Going back has been oddly pleasant. πŸ™‚

      Eager for the house move to begin! All the way up to Scotland! πŸ™‚

    1. Hey hey Misha. I reckon both can be pretty hit and miss. There are far more professionals on Lynda and more creatives on Skillshare. Not a bad thing, but when I go looking for marketing courses on Skillshare or painting courses on Lynda, I am usually disappointed heh.

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