Sometimes, I play hooky.
This past Friday afternoon and evening are the perfect example. Being able to take a nap on a stormy afternoon when the most pressing deadline is sending out a weekly roundup is one of the perks of owning my own business. So I took advantage of it.
Hit reply and let us know one of your favorite things about owning your own business!
P.S. We're introducing a new weekly feature in the Design+Style Club on Friday, June 1st. Stay tuned for more details about Cocktails+Connections!
Rachel's obsessed with these Tamarind Margaritas!
Get the recipe here>>>
Our Pro Tip of the Week
Free GDPR Webinar
Whether you think the GDPR will affect you or not, it's better to find out for sure before it goes into effect on May 25th. This free webinar replay from GDPR lays things out in an easy-to-understand format and comes with a handy checklist.
Sign up for it here>>>
Our Favorite Finds of the Week
List-Building Is Dead! Long Live List-Building! In Praise Of The GDPR - "'List-building' as we know it is about to change. While I never advise freaking out about regulatory, network, or market changes, the imminent arrival of the European Union’s new privacy regular, the GDPR, will fundamentally change the way we approach finding and communicating with new potential customers for our businesses. And, I’d like submit that this will be good for business."
One Step Ahead Live with Mark & Yian - "One Step Ahead LIVE with Mark & Yian is a weekly power hour of tech & technique to market your design business. Grow your design business by staying one step ahead of your competition."
The Design Blog Laboratory - "A group for interior designers to learn, inspire, and share interior design blogging techniques, ideas, and motivation."
Headshot Tips for Freelancers - "I’d love to tell you that no one judges a freelancer’s professional capabilities based on their outward appearances, but that’s not entirely true. When engaging with prospective freelance clients, your business profile picture has the power to win them over — or turn them away."
People Are Sharing Hilariously Bad Stock Photos Of Their Jobs, And You'll Laugh Out Loud When You Find Yours - "The hashtag #BadStockPhotosOfMyJob, originally started by scientists, has been going around and it is a perfect collection of the times when stock photographers clearly had no idea what they were doing. The fails, along with the inherent cheesiness of the photographs and the indignation of those whose jobs are woefully misrepresented, combine for a perfect storm of hilarity!"
You've Signed up for TDN. Now what?
Come join us on Tuesday, May 29th at 12:30 PM Eastern / 9:30 AM Pacific when we're hosting a webinar with special guests from The Design Network to show you how to optimize your profile for the best visibility possible.
(By the way, this is the second in a series of webinars designed to help you become more familiar with TDN, optimize your profile, and gain valuable visibility.)
In case you missed it...
Coffee Talk - One of the best ways to see what we're up to for the current week is joining us on Coffee Talk! Best way to start off the week if you ask me!
Design+Style Celebrates Allergy Awareness Month - Did you know that May is Allergy Awareness Month? We explained why it's important to us in this short video.
On the Podcast
Tuesday - Visibility Pro Tips with Dayna De Hoyos - What you don't know, CAN hurt you.
Wednesday - Visibility Stories Episode 11 - Alberthe "Albie" Buabeng - One of the best things about the Design+Style Club is getting to hear about our members' visibility journeys. Today, we're talking to Alberthe "Albie" Buabeng of Albie Knows!
Design+Style Book Clubs
Speaking of books, we've got two book clubs - one for business books and one for fiction books. Come join us!
Design+Style Business Book Club
Currently Reading: Building a StoryBrand: Clarify Your Message So Customers Will Listen by Donald Miller
Just Finished: Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert
Next Meeting: June 21st at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific
Design+Style Fiction Book Club
Currently Reading: The Alice Network by Kate Quinn
Just Finished: I Am Watching You by Teresa Driscoll
Next Meeting: June 14th at 8 PM Eastern/ 5 PM Pacific