Have you ever thought ‘I wish I had a £ for every minute I spent on Insta?’ Do you wonder how you can use social for good, or to turn a passion into a paying project? Or do you spend hours lusting over your favourite influencers’ lifestyles?
Well, we can’t promise to turn you into a social superstar overnight but what we can promise is a stellar line-up of women who have made a pretty picture out of social, whether as a social media manager, influencer, small business owner or blogger.
And who better to host an event all about making money on social, than pioneers in social media training and flexible work champions, Digital Mums. Digital Mums specialises in digital education programmes that equip mums with in-demand social media skills so they can find flexible and rewarding work around their family. They’ve trained over 1,250 mums to date and 7 in 10 of those have found flexible work just three months after graduating.
Digital Mums’ co-head of storytelling and journalist, Rachel Mostyn, will be chairing the following panel of social stars to reveal the secret sauce to making the pixels pay:
Nicola is a tea-loving lapsed reader whose love affair with social media started in 2015. Instagram, Twitter and Facebook are now firmly in place as the third, fourth and fifth wheels in her relationship, and as the founder of TM[M]I Social she pretends it's all business whenever her long-suffering Mr casts a sidelong glance her way. Nicola also blogs about stuff she cares about, is Chief Servant to two small people, is the co-founder of Make Motherhood Diverse and a Digital Mums graduate.
Jo Love is the founder of Lobella Loves, an online marketplace packed with beautiful treasures for your little people. But behind the digital shop front there is much more, Jo has successfully used social media to rapidly build a thriving business designed to make a difference and support mums suffering with mental health issues.
Vickie is the fantastically funny @inpolife on Instagram which stands for In No Particular Order. Every day is a different juggle in no particular order with four children, a growing business, two labradoodles and one husband. Please note not in order of preference. That changes daily. As well as keeping her fans entertained with hilarious insights into her world, including her January #inporun where she ran with a different influencer every single day - yes, EVERY day - Vickie also finds time for her beautiful business #justaline prints.
Anna is a Birmingham based mum to Martha, 4 and Olive, 2. She’d worked in the field of Communications for around ten years and loved her job. After her first maternity leave, she coped with fitting being a mum into the mix but after her second child, she just couldn’t make it work. She felt she was trying to fit the square peg of her old job into the round hole of her current life. So, in April 2017, she started training with Digital Mums on their Social Media Management Course. Anna graduated in October, adding her up to date social skills to her former PR experience and has now launched a successful freelance career - matching her former pay.
What you’ll get out of it:
Rare opportunity to ask stars of social exactly how they’ve made the pixels pay
Inspiration for how you can make a business out of social
Advice on where to start your journey to becoming a salaried social media maven
A chance to network with like-minded mums
Some ‘you’ time at a fantastic London venue - although children are of course welcome if you have no childcare!