How To Say No To Clients

As a Coven member, and therefore an automatic BABE, it’s safe to assume you’ve got a track-record of being in the spirit of kindness. As small business owners and freelancers, we generally seek a reputation of being helpful and we’re most certainly not in the market of turning work or opportunity away.

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The Dos and Don'ts of Pitching to Press

Now I know it can sometimes seem bizarre in the era of social media to need traditional press coverage. We are essentially our own PR’s and our Instagram profiles our CV’s. But I think it’s important we don’t undervalue how getting great press can truly elevate our businesses…

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The new Coven pricing, what's the deal?

When we first launched I always thought our thing would be our low pricing. I’d spent eight long months planning and creating The Coven pre-launch, lots of this time was trying to decide on pricing and a business model. Being so inexperienced in membership platforms and subscription businesses I did what I think a lot of people do when they decide to launch a membership: presume costs are low and profit is high.

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Sapphire Bates
What to do when you lose your motivation

We’ve all been there… one day you are buzzing about work and raring to get stuck in, productivity is at an all time high and you just get into your flow every time you sit down to work, which just happens to be every possible moment you can.

But then you wake up the following day and all of sudden you’ve found your motivational tank empty. You just cannot be bothered. You know you should turn off Netflix and do some work but each time you try you just really struggle to stop procrastination and actually get sh*t done.

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Sapphire Bates
Leaving your full-time job, the debate.

Last night I posted an image of a page out of Gary Vaynerchuk’s book, #askgaryvee, you can see said image from my stories posted above.

This provoked a really interesting response from my audience and the reviews were, well, very mixed. The people responding seemed to either really enthusiastically agree or completely and utterly disagree… there was no middle ground and many people took my point of view out of context.

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Sapphire Bates
The CMA and ASA regulatory updates. What's the deal?

I’ve been receiving quite a few DM’s from you guys recently asking about the new updates to the CMA and ASA guidelines. What you guys basically want to know is: what do these new updates actually mean and how do you play by the rules? What’s hard and fast rules? Because I’ve noticed as much as you have that many bloggers and influencers are saying completely different things.

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Sapphire Bates
Monday morning mantras

There’s Hump Day, and Fucked it Friday, but no day matches the hatred that is expressed towards Monday morning! Sometimes Mondays just don’t go our way, or we just can’t find the motivation at the bottom of our third cup of coffee! So here are some Monday morning mantras to get you in the zone!

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