We love seeing how our members use our styled stock photos and learning more about their businesses! So each month we’re featuring one of our Styled Stock Society members – giving you a little peek at who they are, what they do, and how they are elevating their visual content with the help of their Styled Stock Society membership.
This month we’re excited to feature Jen from Jen Lawrence Admin Services
1) Tell us a little about your business – what you do and who do you do it for?
Jen Lawrence Admin Services is a virtual assistant business geared toward helping female entrepreneurs. I enjoy working with clients who are growing and starting to realize they can’t do everything on their own. And they shouldn’t be! That’s the true value of a VA – taking on all the “stuff” so you can get back to doing what you do best! I also write a blog focusing on professional development topics, such as productivity, networking, organization, communication, and more.
2) What’s one piece of advice you would go back and tell yourself when you were first starting your business OR what’s one piece of advice you would give someone else who is just starting their own business?
Don’t get caught up in being “ready”. I had dreamed of being a VA for years but for many reasons, needed to stay in a traditional corporate job. I wanted to start my service as a side hustle but was worried that clients wouldn’t be keen on someone who wasn’t available during normal business hours. There were also a few things that I needed and wanted to get done – a logo, a blog, etc. I was bogging myself down with being “ready” – having all the time and resources in place.
After mentally torturing myself over it for almost half a year, one day I just started writing and publishing blog posts. A few weeks later, I created a logo. Months later, I opened business social media accounts. Finally, I put myself out there with my limited hours and guess what? It worked out just fine. Moral of the story… don’t wait. Just start. Start anywhere and keep building.
3) What has been your favorite Styled Stock Society collection thus far?
I love the variety of desk/office layouts. It nice to have a collection of consistently well-styled photos with a variety of colors.
4) Tell us how being a Styled Stock Society member has made your life easier.
“SSS has allowed me to have quality, professional images on my website without obsessing over my inability to produce that quality myself. Instead, I focus on the content of my writing and leave the lovely images to those who do it best.”