Archive 2021

Leesa Whisker – True Style Coach

Leesa is one of my amazing client since the beginning of my business. I’ve been supporting her with social media, admin and now photography. We had so much fun on this shoot last week! We went around Es Jonquet in Santa Catalina to find the best backdrops and then headed to lunch at Concepció by Nobis where we use there beautiful lobby and terrace to snap some more shots. Read on to discover more about Leesa

A PASSION TO EMPOWER WOMEN

“As a True Style Coach, my passion is helping women to navigate life transitions in an empowered and fun way. I use personal style as a tool to connect with your true self and other women as we journey together. Learn to look at yourself with fresh and loving eyes, understand how colour and style works and then get playful to create your own authentic and unique style for this next chapter in your story.”

“Your style is unique. My joy is to help you find and express it in a way that flatters and fits your life. You’ll be surprised how easy and fun it is and how it can transform more than just your wardrobe. Wherever you are, whatever size, shape, age or budget, I can help you find your true style, feel more confident and realise your potential.”

BECOME COLOUR CONFIDENT

Leesa has a unique self-paced e-course guiding you to discover the beauty of your natural colouring and your best colours – for clothing, hair and makeup. You can learn more about Colour Confidence here. It’s so much easier to shop and choose what to wear since knowing what colours suit me best.

TRUE STYLE JOURNEY

The True Style Journey is an online group journey of self discovery & style empowerment ran by Leesa to feel more confident, more beautiful and more you. Find out more about the True Style Journey here.

REDISCOVER YOUR TRUE STYLE

On top of her Colour Confidence online course and True Style Journey programme, Leesa also runs a free Facebook community to connect to our most authentic selves and style as we grow and evolve, lose our style bearings and find them again. In the group you will find knowledge and guidance to express yourself through your personal style in a way that lifts you up, boosts your confidence and makes you feel whole and happy at every age and stage of life. Click here to join Rediscover Your True Style Facebook community.

“I LOVE these photos so much!!!! You did an awesome job Adele!” – Leesa

I loved this shoot with Leesa and it was nice to connect in real life as we usually speak everyday on Zoom or via WhatsApp. And I’m so glad she loves the photos as much as I do!

Get in touch with me if you’d like to book a shoot!

Adele xx

My Best Business Investments (so far)

It can be quite scary to become an entrepreneur, build your brand and be your own boss. There are many things you can do to help yourself with getting started and growing your business. Today I want to share with you some of my best business investments. Things that have been saving me money, time and sanity over the past two and a half years! 

Smiling entrepeneur, business investments
Photo by Emma Fenton

1. Investing in your Finances

Accounting

Having a good accountant is the first step. Unfortunately on Mallorca it can be quite hard to find a good one. I discovered a year in business that my accountant wasn’t doing my tax declaration (the only thing I was paying him to do) and I had the bad surprise to get a few fines. Not fun. After that I went on the quest to find an accountant I could trust and not double check everything he was doing. I’m still not sure I have the best one so if you have recommendations please do share them with me!

Money, bills, business investments

Payment & Automation Systems

Putting in place a booking, payment and billing system. I’ve wasted so much time sending out invoices, chasing payments and wondering what were the best ways to get my clients to pay me on time. I’ve ended up taking bookings through Calendly and payments through Stripe for clients in the UK. For clients in Spain I prefer to do my invoices through Debitoor as I can add the retencion to the invoice which is not possible through Stripe. Most of these changes I’ve made thanks to Chloe of Pink Flamingo Marketing, she has a great article about automation systems to put into place within your business that you should check out: https://pinkflamingomarketing.com/7-ways-to-automate-your-business/; and if you need help putting these systems into place reach out to her!

Money Coaching

One investment I really don’t regret! You might think you don’t need money coaching or that it’s a ‘silly’ thing but honestly we all have traumas related to money and talking about it and working on it is the best you can do to move to another level of financial freedom. As an entrepreneur it can be very difficult as well to put a price on yourself and your work so it’s very helpful to get a professional opinion on how to price yourself and what you’re worth. Don’t hesitate to book a free discovery call with Jenny to see if she could be a good fit for you. I promise you, you won’t regret it! 
Click here for more information about Money Transformation.
She also offers monthly financial check-ins which is helpful to keep on track with your business finances. Click here for more information about Financial Check-ins. Investing in Jenny was definitely one of the best business investments I’ve made.

Money Coaching

2. Investing in your Marketing

Confident Marketing

Confident Marketing is a programme created by Chloe of Pink Flamingo Marketing to help small business owners to get confident with their marketing and actually promote themselves. I don’t know about you but I have massive FOPY (Fear Of Promoting Your(My)Self) and it’s so hard to tell people what I do and sell myself. I help many small businesses with their social media promotions but doing it for me was so scary.

During the first lockdown I joined Chloe’s programme and it really helped me to be more clear about what I want to offer, get motivated to update my services and website as well as showing up more on my own social media channels. I’ve also met many wonderful fellow entrepreneurs with whom I’m still in contact with or who I now work with.

Chloe is an amazing marketing mentor, she offers many different services (course, 1-1 mentoring…) to help you with your marketing.
You can get a 10% with the code yellothere on your Confidence Marketing Programme: https://pinkflamingomarketing.com/confident/ 

Confident Marketing

We are also running a workshop together on Instagram Content Creation Made Easy; check it out here.

Workshop Instagram Content Creation Made Easy

Nurturing Business

Working from home on your own can get quite lonely, so another great investment is to have a support group. Mine is Nurturing Business, a business group for support, connection and expertise for self-employed people working from home. Founded by Jenny Bracelin and Chloe Morris, it’s great to have a group of fellow entrepreneurs to be accountable for.

Logo Nurturing Business: a support group for entrepreneurs. Great business investments.

What do you get when you join Nurturing Business?

  • Weekly online meeting to set your goals and co-work on your business.
  • Monthly workshop to inform, inspire and motivate you on the topics of business, marketing, money and personal growth.
  • A personal goals, finance and success tracker for accountability.
  • Private Facebook group to share successes, gain feedback and tech tips. 

Have a look at Nurturing Business or other business support groups, it might really help you to get more things done with your business and feel less lonely as a small business owner! 

I’ve put it in the ‘marketing’ section because I personally use the co-working time to plan out my social media posts and work on my marketing.

3. Investing in your Branding

One of the other amazing business investments I would recommend is to invest into branding. Branding is a way of identifying your business. It can include your logo, branding colours and font as well as merch. It’s important for a consumer to recognise your brand as soon as they see it, so the photos you use are very important as well.

Branding Photo Session

A branding photo session had been on my vision board for two years before I finally committed to it, and I wasn’t disappointed with the results. It definitely took my business to another levels. It’s what motivated me to update and relaunch my website as well as be more active on social media and promote myself as I actually now had photos to share my work and who I am. Most photos on my website are by the talented Mallorca-based photographer Emma Fenton. Couldn’t have been happier with the result! An investment definitely worth it!

Photo by Emma Fenton

Check out my Business Photography portfolio as I’d love to capture yourself or your business: https://www.yellothere.com/business-photography/

A tip I have for you prior to doing your branding photo session is to make sure to wear the right clothes and colours during your photo session. For that you can get the help of a stylist. I personally took Leesa Whisker’s Colour Confidence online masterclass: a self-paced masterclass to discover the beauty of your natural colouring and your best colours for clothing, hair and make-up. Check out Colour Confidence via this link and get a 10% with code YELLOTHERE10.

Photo by Emma Fenton

Brand Identity

Having a brand identity is key for your customers and followers to know that the post, offer or product they are seeing is from your brand. The basics you need are a logo, brand colours and brand fonts. You can find a lot of fonts that you can commercially use for free on Google Fonts.

Logo Yello There
Yello There Logo
(designed by me, optimised
by Elizaveta Tarasova)
Logo Palma Insta Tour
Palma Insta Tour Logo
(designed by Ilona Van Eyseren)

What I would recommend is to work with a graphic designer to define your brand identity and have a professional logo made. I have a few I can recommend to you so pop me a message at adele@yellothere.com if you need a recommendation.

In terms of social media visuals, if you want to do them yourself you can use Canva which is a great graphic design platforms where you can find already made templates to use or create your designs from scratch. If you need help getting started with Canva or want a few templates customised to your branding, check out my content creation services: https://www.yellothere.com/content-creation/#visuals

Woman working on laptop making visuals with Canva. Great business investments.
Photo by Emma Fenton

I hope this was helpful. Let me know what are your best business investments!

Almond Blossom Magic on Mallorca

The winter season has to be my favourite on the island: perfect weather to go hiking and the almond trees in the fields are blossoming. I just love the pink flowers growing on almond trees between January and March.

“When an almond tree became covered with blossoms in the heart of winter, all the trees around it began to jeer. ‘What vanity,’ they screamed, ‘what insolence! Just think, it believes it can bring spring in this way!’ The flowers of the almond tree blushed for shame. ‘Forgive me, my sisters,’ said the tree. ‘I swear I did not want to blossom, but suddenly I felt a warm springtime breeze in my heart.” ― Nikos Kazantzakis, Saint Francis

Share your almond blossom photos with us on Instagram by using #palmainstatour

Discover the Cactus Paradise on Mallorca

You may think these pictures are from the Sonoran Desert in Arizona 🏜 or another far away place, but no, it is really from the most beautiful cactus garden of Mallorca.

Located near Ses Salines, Botanicactus is the perfect half-day getaway: bring your picnic and get lost between the hundreds of cactuses around you.

And of course, don’t forget to snap away

Opened in May 1989, Botanicactus is divided in 3 different zones:

  • The Mallorquin garden (25 000 m2) in which you can find typical plants of the Mediterranean climate, a flower garden, the picnic spot and a kid’s park.
  • The cactus zone, a 40 000 m2 desert with 8 000 different cactus species!
  • The humid garden with tropical vegetation and a lake.

The most impressive zone is obviously the cactus desert. There are many different paths, so the best is to just wander and enjoy the moment.

As a cactus lover, strolling in there was my kind of paradise! It’s quite impressive to see cactuses that are twice your size. And what a joy to discover the flowers…

Useful information

  • Price: 10€ pp.
  • Location: Carretera, 07640 Ses Salines, Illes Balears
  • Opening hours: Monday to Sunday
    January to February from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    March from 9:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
    April to August from 9:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
    September to October from 09:00 a.m. to 07:00 p.m.
    November to December from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • www.botanicactus.com

Be aware that in summer it gets very hot in the garden, so wear a hat and bring water! There are picnics tables so you are welcome to bring your own food – as long as you don’t leave anything behind you!

Let me know if you’ve been to the gorgeous cactus garden on Mallorca or if it’s on your list 🌵

Adèle xx

Morning Stroll around Palma Cathedral

The best time of the day to go for a walk and watch the gorgeous cathedral is definitely at sunrise.

Sunrise cathedral Palma de Mallorca

I can’t get enough of the sky turning all shades of orange and pink.

No one in the streets, just you and the beauty of nature.

Such a peaceful moment.

“Ô, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”
― Roman Payne

And soon after, it’s Golden Hour…

Oh, I miss it. I can’t wait to go on a morning walk again when all of this is over (aka COVID-19 lockdown).

What’s the thing you miss the most about having to stay at home?

Adèle xx