Daily Archives: March 3, 2015

Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

You know that sentiment about how good things are worth the wait? Well, that’s exactly how I felt about our Sydney Blogcademy class. We’d been wanting to take the workshop to Sydney since the very beginning but the scheduling never quite panned out. This time around, we were pumped to finally have the opportunity.

We kicked off class at the beautiful Studio Neon in Surrey Hills after a delicious breakfast each morning at Orto Trading Co. (Australia, you truly have some of the best cafes).

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Because we’d never taught in Sydney before, we had no idea what to expect but the class was off the hook from the moment we said our hellos. As usual, our group was quite eclectic and as you know, variety is the spice of life! In attendance, we had two men (a record?!), five energy healers, a handful of pregnant women, professional athletes….you name it. And of course, the more varied the mix of folks, the better the stories!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

With bright colors swirling around coupled with smiles radiating from every corner, our Sydney group turned on the charm big time.

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

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Note-taking in our class is no joke — when we recently boiled down our two day workshop into a transcript for Blogcademy Online, it clocked in at 60,000 words. That’s a whole lot of info jammed into 18 sections!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

The majority of women who join us in class already have thriving outside businesses and careers but are ready to transition into running their own businesses. There’s a point most of us reach where the money and recognition isn’t enough — personal satisfaction takes precedent. Learning how to sell your expertise, services and products online in a non-sleazy way opens so many doors to success on your own terms.

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

I’m always happy when we get to the second half of day two and get to put our still life skills into practice. In every day life, most of us feel the push towards selling, promoting and building in our careers — rarely do we get the opportunity to just be creative for creativity’s sake. Our still life activity is that chance — creativity is a muscle that needs to be exercised like everything else!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

With the right tools and the mindset, it’s possible to carve out a career you love.

Sponsors

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

We design a custom-branded tote for each class and this time, our attendees received greeting cards from Love Ideas Ink, branded colored pencils and mugs by Brand Me, Fizzy Bunting confetti, adorable tattoo transfers from Pepper Ink, Violent Maiden eyeshadows, Crown and Glory sparkly ears and Reeta Krishna’s awesome WordPress for Beginners book.

Class Photo

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Just look at this gorgeous group! Smiles for days!

Nubby Twiglet | Sunshine, Surf and Smiles at Blogcademy Sydney!

Join Us!

If you’d like to join us in-person (and get tons of personal feedback), please check out our upcoming dates here. If learning from the comfort of home is more your style, our full workshop is now available online. Woohoo!


Photos: Janneke Storm.
Venue: Studio Neon.