Who is Jessica Steddom?
Jessica Steddom is a lifestyle and portrait photographer as well as product stylist and social media manager. Her incredible work has been published in Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Nashville Business Journal, and The Tennessean. She has created images for brands like Coach, Radio Disney, Country Nation, Nashville Entrepreneur Center, and Megan & Liz just to name a few.
With the mission of helping others tell their stories, Jessica focuses on capturing those in between moments of life that bring her clients to life through her images. I can speak from personal experience, Jessica is a one of a kind photographer. Her raw talent is so apparent. It’s an honor to bring my good friend on the show today! I can promise there will be some laughter and jam packed with value for entrepreneurs just getting started in their journey.
In this episode, you will learn the art of navigating a full time job while having a full time side hustle, time management as a freelancer, having confidence in your experience and craft, and how to start a photography business.
“Getting outside of yourself can put things in perspective and allow you see the world is bigger than you and your inner doubts.” @JessicaSteddom
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- I taught myself to pick up the camera every day and shoot, no matter what. That’s how I learned photography.
- A full time job can a blessing to an entrepreneur because it gives them time to prepare while also creating tension to work harder on their side hustle.
- If you don’t ask for what you want, how can you expect anyone to give it to you?
- There is nothing wrong with subsidizing your income with a full time job, while you’re creating a business on the side.
- Time management can make or break your productivity as a freelancer because you’re the one creating the deadlines.
- Just because you’re your own boss, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t set firm boundaries for your time.
- Only surround yourself with people that are life giving and foster positivity in your life.
- Getting outside of yourself can put things in perspective and allow you see the world is bigger than you and your inner doubts.
- It’s hard to experiment with your craft when someone is paying you. You need to practice on your own first.
- Find a way to create reoccurring, retainer income to give you stability so you can still take on different projects that build your brand.
- Hard work isn’t always glamourous.
- You have to find value in what you do and be comfortable and confident to charge for your skill.
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Jessica is a digital storyteller who’s not afraid to take risks to capture the perfect shot. She is an artist. She is a girlboss and has an incredible soul. I’m lucky to know her and to bring her on The Laptop Lifestyle.
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