xo, hope

This corner of the website is very important to our owner and founder Hope, as blogging was a huge stepping stone to where she is today. Enjoy our various content about social media, entrepreneurship, and more personal topics from hope.

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I knew I wanted to freelance since I was 16. My favorite subject was art, and while painting was my favorite, I quickly fell in love with graphic design, writing, photography, and all sorts of other ways I could express creativity. What I didn’t know at age 16 was that freelancing was a very viable […]


May 8, 2019

How to Get Clients as a Freelancer

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Full disclosure: I wrote this blog post a long time ago and it was stuck in my Drafts. But I’ve recently had a few questions about my thoughts on this, so it reminded me to share this! Today’s blog post is all about engagement pods! If you’re not sure what an engagement pod is, it’s […]


April 11, 2019

Instagram Engagement Pods: Good or Bad?

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To “create” means to bring something into existence. In the content creation world, this means taking your OWN photos, writing your OWN content, making your OWN videos, creating your OWN designs, etc. To “curate” content means to find, source, organize, and share someone else’s content on a relevant topic. A few examples:– A hair salon […]

business, marketing

January 9, 2019

Creating vs. Curating Content: How to Avoid Copyright Infringement on Social Media

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The internet bombards us with information – and when you’re a marketer, you feel that you’re a part of this problem. I love what I do, but sometimes it can get the best of you. When I look around at a restaurant, and I see friends and families staring at their phones or stopping mid-conversation […]

business, lifestyle, marketing

July 19, 2018

Less social media, more life (from the perspective of a social media manager)

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