You guys!

Thank you from Natterjack Marketing

For the first time in my life I’m speechless! Last week I was terrified to press go on my Facebook post, telling the world I was going freelance, but I honestly can’t believe the number of message of support I’ve received. It means a lot, so to each and every one of you, thank you, thank you, and thank you!

So my first public week has gone okay, nobody has died just yet – so I think I will make another week! It’s been a bit of a busy old week leading up to the Bank Holiday, I attended the World of Work day at Netherhall School on Tuesday where I bumped into some old school friends and made some new friends too! Growing up I didn’t know that my career existed, all everyone seemed to want to do was either work at Sellafield or be a teacher and I was left stuck in this weird situation knowing that I didn’t want to do either of those things but not knowing what it was I wanted to do!

Sharing my marketing knowledge and experience with Year 8’s was an something I hope to repeat in the future. They were an absolute credit to the school. Polite, courteous and full of the joys of spring, they asked a load of questions about my job, what marketing actually means and did I earn lots of money!! (HA!) It was really great and honestly, if you’re thinking about giving a bit back to your community, I would recommend it to anyone!

I was on a bit of a high after the World of Work day so what better way to channel that energy than into design? The time has come for business cards. Love them or hate them, they do come in handy and are always a nice way to break the ice at a networking event.

I’ll be honest with you, I’ve gone for quite corporate to start with to get me going, but I’m hoping to get something a bit more quirky as the brand evolves. Of course I will be designing more marketing collateral in the coming months, both for myself and for you lovely lot! Anyways, I am hoping that the business cards will be here in the next day or two, so keep your eyes peeled – they will be coming to a newsfeed near you soon!

It was also a week to do some life admin. I’ve registered officially with Companies House and done all of that important stuff, so I thought it was best I got myself an accountant. I’m not ashamed to say it, I am sure that there are many of you out there like me, but I just DO NOT have a clue when it comes to tax and all of that sort of thing. I figured I could really do without a hefty tax bill at the end of the financial year so why not just get organised from the off. They were lovely people and it wasn’t half as scary as I thought it was going to be so I’d say a success all around.

All in all, week one was a bit of a whirlwind! You’ll be pleased to hear that I haven’t eaten as many biscuits as last week and I think it’s fair to say it’s been quite a productive one! I have some cool projects coming up that I hope I will be able to share with you all [red tape depending] and give you an insight as to how a marketing campaign shapes up!