Adventurous Mama

5 Secrets to Cold Emailing {#mondayhustle}

When I made my first cold email, I was terrified. Putting yourself out there is not an easy thing to do. I did not have a huge following and was pretty new to this blogging world, but I was determined not to let that stop me. You shouldn't either.

What is a cold email? A cold email is when you have never had contact with a brand/company before, and you send them an email asking to collaborate together. This is usually with a business that you have wanted to work together with previously and already have a knowledge of what they do/sell.

I want to encourage you to put yourself out there. Every time I get nervous I always tell myself, "What is the worst that they can say, no?" In the end, if they do at least you will have their contact information for later down the road when you have grown a bit more.

Here are some of my little secrets that I always include when I send out cold emails.

1) Be Personal

You want to make a really strong introduction. Grap their attention right away and be personal. There is nothing worse than sending a generic email to a company. It shows them that you don't want anything more than just a product. This is about creating a relationship with the brand in hopes of an extended collaboration if it's possible.

I like to include my full name, where I am from and what I do. Explain in one sentence

5 Item you Need When Camping with Infants

Summer isn’t over yet, and there is still time to squeeze in one last camping trip. Camping has always been a huge priority for us as a family. Regardless of the challenges that it brings at the end of the trip, we are always thankful that we went.

As each summer passes, we always find different items that truly help camping with children a little easier. Because we had our four-month-old with us this year, we found a few items that extremely helped us.

Here are my top 5 items when camping with infants.

Dock A Tot

I have talked about how amazing our  Dock A Tot has been here. But bringing it camping gave me a whole new appreciation for it. 

I loved the fact that I knew she was safe when sleeping at night. It was also something that was familiar to her for comfort. Because of its lightweight and portability, we bought it to the beach with us where she was able to take a nap while we were down here. 

Light Speed Sun Shade

When we went camping a few years ago, we borrowed a Light Speed Sun Shade from friends of ours, and it was perfect. We wanted to make the most out of the private campers only beach area and stayed there all day.

Having a covered shaded area is extremely important when camping with an infant. Most sunscreens recommend not to be used on infants. This allows you to have an all day beach day and keep baby safe from the sun for most of the time.

Monday Hustle: Top Podcasts and Webinars You Need To Listen To Right Now

When you are growing a business, it is imperative that you continue to cultivate your knowledge along the way. One of the methods that I love using are podcasts and recently, webinars. The beauty of these two resources is you can do it from home or on the go. 

Being a mom to four, this is a great way for me to get some fresh new ideas and inspiration to get my hustle on when I’m feeling a little burnt out. 

I stumbled on the Goal Digger podcasts by Jenna Kutcher because of Danielle of Vancity Business Babes. Here are the podcasts by Jenna that have a ton of information for you.

Goal Digger: 5 BIG Secrets to Boosting your Instagram Engagement

We all want to master Instagram, don’t we? With the changes to the alorgram, it has become extremely difficult for authentic brands and influencers to grow. Jenna gives you easy and practical ways to help. 

You can listen here.

Goal Digger: 10 Ways to Create Content Calendar

The key to not being stressed out as a blogger is being prepared for the months and year ahead. Set time aside to create a content calendar. Jenna gives you ten methods to achieve this in an easy and successful way. 

I’m still working on this! Tune in here.

Webinar: Hilary Rushford: Instagram with Intention

Yes, another Instagram one. I LOVED this webinar.