Angelina from Asiara Media is our ultimate biz bestie and she is one of the most genuine, heart-warming and supporting biz babes you’ll ever meet. We clicked over Instagram and grew an instant bond. We’ve shared clients, projects and even hired each other because we believe so deeply in each other’s talents. She is a mega talented artist and an outside the box, creative thinking photographer that we LOVE to work with!
Question 1. So tell us, you’re an amazing multi-tasker who studies at Uni, owns a business and Mum bosses a little tribe. How do you find the energy to do it all?
Oh honestly I wish I had the perfect formula; I have two energy modes that seem to be rather sporadic and never planned.
Entering 2019 I am setting realistic goals to make multi-tasking a little bit clearer (and choosing to do more early meditating and yoga).
What I learnt in 2018 was to allocate time for each thing and to stop underestimating the time you expect to spend on them.
Question 2. What have been your biggest struggles, and your biggest accomplishments with owning your own biz so far?
My biggest struggle has been my mindset and not acknowledging my daily accomplishments.
My biggest accomplishment so far to date is hard to choose, now that I am learning to celebrate the little things as much as the big things.
Question 3. What is something that you wish you could tell young, blissful early in the biz days you? Something other biz owners could learn the easy way!
|You are more than capable of reaching your dreams, you are capable of turning them into reality.|
Never disregard the power of your mind and putting it on paper!
Question 4. What would you say makes your brand stand out from the noise?
I’d say that I stand out because I seek to encourage, collaborate and offer as much free advice first before jumping into what a customer thinks they may need for their business.
It’s my job to know what a brand needs to reach its target audience and to seek out an audience that they have not yet acknowledged.
I now know, never to take on a photoshoot, video shoot, branding or illustration job without questioning what the visuals are really going to do for the client and their business.
So I guess it is my advanced knowledge not just in visual communication, photography or design but it is my creative direction and business skills that helps me stand out.
Question 5. Now we specifically LOVE your creative photoshoots and original artwork that you produce. Are there any tips of the trade that you’re willing to give away that might help others nail their branding or photography too?
Yes, Don’t ever think the tools you use make you a professional. You don’t need to jump into business with all the right tools. It is always your knowledge and natural talent that will help you grow.
Grow your mind around a concept and research (I personally love youtube and Lynda.com, but apparently, skillshare is great too).
A tool is nothing without knowledge on how to use it or talent to create beyond it.
Question 6. Holla to some Instagram accounts that you admire and why? We love to look for new inspo!
For the BEST social advice, copy and branding I go to you ladies @ohmydigital first and always when I get on my insta!
For my personal business branding admiration;
@Jason_asiara *Insta newby*
Last of all for photographic reasons…
Question 7. What’s something that triggers you about social media?
Well because of recent events I’d have to say copyrights… just because it’s on the internet doesn’t mean it’s free. People work hard on poems, quotes, imagery and all that is posted online and all too often it is stolen without credits.
Other than that bots… what idiot created that! (hahaha so much bottled anger).
Again it is because I stress that people work so hard and put real time and care into each interaction to use social media for ‘real’ and good purposes, and others fill the net with uselessness or disrespect.
Question 8. You do a lot of INCREDIBLE photoshoots, what would you say are the best times of day for lighting to shoot? And how do you draw your inspo?
|It depends on the look you are going for, but if you want less fuss and easy quick solutions for content, just before sunset has a beautiful glow about it.|
Always think about where the sun is and where the shadows are. You definitely don’t want a selfie at the beach standing straight up at midday (think about the shadows under your eyes (oh those bags).
When it comes to my illustrations inspo it’s definitely straight from the heart (or the cravings hahah I love a good food illustration).
Question 9. Empowering your biz besties is another thing we admire about you, what are some of the groups you participate in and how do you find your little tribe?
Well as you know I started Asiara Media’s first facebook group to share genuine support only a few months ago (You & Your Business – by Asiara Media). And knowing the businesses and entrepreneur members I had I knew we could not continue without you ladies and your business because business success is really just networking in different forms.
But I was very inspired by The boss babes project FB group ‘boss babes mean business’ Because she was about building a safe place for women.
I also love The Friday Ruffle, it’s all cocktails, and meeting your new best friend pretty much instantly and no biz talk (which is honestly a sigh of relief when you live and breath in your entrepreneur mindset).
Question 10. Video is something that people are often TERRIFIED of doing but your creative video frequently, and very well. What are some tips you could give readers to help them concur that fear?
First of all makeup or no makeup, great soft lighting will always make you feel good about yourself (remember those lighting tips in question 8).
Be real, you will have good days and bad days. Obviously, don’t glorify the bad days, but don’t be fake.
KNOW that it is ok though to choose a kind approach online even if you did just raise your voice at your child for their tantrums. You aren’t angry at your viewers or upset with your viewers so you are not actually being fake by keeping your personal life PERSONAL. Hahah yea I have gone from taming a tantrum to treating my audience like nothing just happened, but that’s because my audience is not watching me for the drama, they are there for the support, education and visually pleasing aspects.
SO in a nutshell… start videoing once you have…
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Thank you for your time and as always, being 100% real!