Freelance Income & Traffic Report: August 2018

Hey guys! Back at it again with my freelance income & traffic report. Happy to say I had my best month of traffic (again!!) in August. I feel like I’m not putting in as much work as I thought I would to get my traffic up, so it’s nice that it has happened somewhat organically. I think starting my newsletter (you can subscribe here) and adding some free products has definitely helped to increase traffic. In August I also had my best month of leads! I…

Girls’ Staycation at the Mountain Shadows in Paradise Valley, AZ

WHAT A WEEKEND!!! Omg you guys, so this past weekend some girlfriends and I stayed at the Mountain Shadows (it’s a brand-new boutique resort in serene Paradise Valley, AZ) and we had such an amazing time! I had been to the property several times before to use their pool,  but had yet to stay the night. The hospitality the entire Mountain Shadows team showed during our stay was impeccable. If you guys who are local are looking for a luxurious staycation without breaking the bank –…

How To Manage (& Find) Unpaid Interns As A Freelancer

I’m just wrapping up my first week with my new fall interns! And I’m exhausted haha. I now have 2 interns from the fall plus my part-time assistant Haley who was my intern this summer. While I’m excited to have a growing team, managing 3 people at once (2 of which had to be taught a lot) is very tiring haha. Managing interns as a freelancer can feel weird,  but I have to remember that I am a small business and that my business is more than…

My name is Becca Booker - I live in sunny Phoenix, Arizona and I own According To Bbooks a lifestyle blog focusing on life running my business, Homemade Social, skincare, tips, book recommendations, and more! I love my dog Jojo, brunch, podcasts, and a good glass of Zinfandel.


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  • it’s Friday and I’m in the mood for some pizzaaaa 🍕😛 t god @saucepizzawine brought back their summer sampler special where you can get a salad, pizza, and 2 glasses of wine for $22 🍷 so you can either grab a friend or enjoy the special solo lol until the end of August 🙌🏻 #myphx
  • when jojo wants in on my pic 🥰 swipe for the progression hehe. this was me (impatiently) waiting for my door dash chic fil a order at the office bc my new Mac is supposed to arrive today and I wanted to be here to sign for it. it still hasn’t come yet 😅😂 rockin this new jumper from @target that’s like $20 and super comfy and reminds me of Burt & Ernie 🙃 #liketkit #LTKunder50
  • hey @chelseaaaelizabeth can you pls move back to AZ? I hear SF is a lil spendy. so good seeing you 🧡☀️ #clingy
  • just making ourselves at home!!!!!! #hotelslippers #myphx #liketkit
  • *not just a pretty beach pic!!* did you know 26 billion pounds of plastic enter our oceans each year from land-based sources 😬 makes me so sad for our beaches & the ocean wildlife 😭 tomorrow on #worldoceansday, @lovebeautyandplanet has teamed up with @surfrider for their #smallactsoflove campaign - if you’re near the beach this weekend, check out @lovebeautyandplanet‘s IG stories to learn more and find one of their 27 nationwide beach clean ups happening tomorrow!! #lbppartner #lovebeautyandplanet
  • just me in my natural habitat at our last @damescollective.phx morning mindful 🤓🥂 join us for our next panel THIS Friday at @theemeraldaz from 8-10:30 am to learn about eliminating the jumble and instead focusing on the main needler-movers in your business! panelists include @little_k_kata, @lalahighlights, and Angela Muniz of Tin Can Marketing. come join us for mimosas, meet some awesome female leaders, and learn a bit about progressing your business. get your ticket in my link in bio!! #damescollectivephx pc: @meganclairephoto
  • mornings with jojo 💘  #liketkit
  • such an honor speaking at the @prssanational conference this morning!! I spoke on my tips to create a “self-made” career and gave the students tips on personal branding to set themselves up for the career (freelance or not) that they want!

It was one of my goals this year to speak at more events like this, and I took @timferriss ’s recommendation and started out by just emailing the @asuprssa chapter to speak at one of their meetings, which then lead to this speaking opportunity! Sometimes we just gotta put ourselves out there so the next door will open up 🤓 thanks so much for having me today!! 💘 #PRSSA (p.s. my new strapless bra hasn’t come in the mail yet so I had to wear the old one and it was so uncomfortable I took it off the second I got in the car 😅)
  • Sephora math is hard bc sometimes $15 + $40 + $32 = $212 BUT as some of you may know, Sephora recently launched a #SephoraCollection of their own skincare line which makes it easy to find affordable clean + cruelty free products! Check out the link in my Stories to score a FREE @SC clay mask sample for a limited time only and see for yourself! #BeautyUncomplicated #Sponsored

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Freelance Income & Traffic Report: July 2018

Happy August friends! I feel like July literally went by in a heartbeat. I FINALLY launched my weekly newsletter (you can subscribe here if you missed out) where I call myself “The Social Media Doctor” and dish out “Prescriptions” ;). I got my inspiration from The Skinny Confidential and Becca Tilley’s podcast “Scrubbing In”. And I had my friend Morgan at Lagom Creative do the design for me! She is super talented and worked really fast so I’d definitely recommend her if you need a Mailchimp…

5 Pool Day Essentials

It’s August in Arizona which means it’s been pool season for about 6 months straight now lol. In my 7 years in Arizona I’ve become a pro at scouting the best public pools in Scottsdale and getting the best self-tanned glow. As I’ve gotten older I’ve become much more aware of the damage that the sun can do to our bodies, so I’ve done quite a bit of research on sunscreens and the best ways to use them. BUT I also believe your pool bag should…

Places To Look For Internships, Jobs, & Freelance Gigs In Social Media

Hi friends!! I have a quick & easy blog post for you today on the best places to find social media internships, jobs, and freelance gigs. Some are better and more reliable than others, so I put a * next to my FAVORITE source in each category for getting jobs. The great thing about social media jobs is that there are PLENTY. The bad news? There are usually tons of applicants for the good jobs because it is a saturated market. Here are my tips for…

Freelance Income & Traffic Report: June 2018

Hi guys!! Doing a bit of an update here on my June income & traffic report. June was great because I was able to go home for two weeks to visit my parents AND I moved from Scottsdale to Phoenix, so I was a bit busier than usual on the personal side of things. However, like I mentioned in my report about May, I new there were going to be changes coming in June with a bigger client pausing my services due to manufacturing issues. At…

Now Hiring: Social Media Interns Fall 2018

It’s that time again! Internship app szn!  It has been such a pleasure working with my interns for the last 2 semesters and I’m ready to hit the ground running for the next group! Things to note: the internship is unpaid and must be based out of Scottsdale, AZ. More than likely, you’ll be required through your school to receive school credit for the internship, which will determine the number of hours you’ll need to work each week (approx. 8-15). However, some of the work will…

Freelance Income & Traffic Report: May 2018

Whoops! May or may not be writing my Report for May in July… lol. I’ve been busy and when I’m busy I neglect my own content and prioritize my clients’ lol. MAY WAS HARD.  I had such a great month in April, and then one of my clients notified me at the beginning of May that they were putting in their 30 days notice to “pause” my services. Long story short, they had switched manufacturers and wouldn’t even have enough product to sell anything, so if…

5 Hacks To Scheduling Instagram Posts For Multiple Accounts

So one of the first purchases I made when I started doing freelance social media full-time was a really good scheduling tool for Instagram. So many clients focus their social media strategies on Instagram (whether we as managers like it or not lol) that I needed an easy-to-use AND affordable platform that would save me time and make it easy to manage multiple accounts. My favorite Instagram scheduling tool to use is Later! I currently use it to manage 4 of my clients’ social media accounts…