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#40 The Naina Redhu Experience : Business & Wearing My Heart On My Sleeve

A fellow-entrepreneur, solo independent contractor recently reached out to me to ask me business was faring considering how open I was about the challenges I faced. They wanted to know how asking for a 100% advance, for example, had affected my business. How was the #WTFNaina column affecting work, etc. There’s no way to tell because if someone is NOT…
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#39a The Naina Redhu Experience : Monetizing Blogs #SpecialEdition #NAINAxSuryagarh

This special edition of #TheNainaRedhuExperience comes from the deserts of Rajasthan. I recorded this atop the roof of my room at Suryagarh, Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. A bunch of questions and emails and messages received on various social networks led me to believe that a number of aspiring or existing newbie bloggers want to know how their blogs can be monetized. Having…
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#39 The Naina Redhu Experience : Photography Assignment Pricing, Contracts, Etc.

Talking about a photography gig, how it started, contracts, negotiations, pricing etc. Somewhat like a case study, without giving away confidential details of course. Will give you an insight into how I work – maybe you’ll find something that’ll work for you too? Could be useful for bloggers too – or any independent contractor who deals with prospective clients and…
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#38 The Naina Redhu Experience : Business Platforms For Bloggers

In this episode of the podcast, I talk about blogger platforms that claim to get business for bloggers and influencers. Some of the ones I’ve mentioned are FohrCard, BlogMint and Get Evangelized. Also check out FohrCard’s podcast about blogging and influencer marketing : A Drink With James. Download Audio-Only here : #38-The-Naina-Redhu-Experience-Blogger-Platforms I’m happy to answer questions about photography, blogging,…
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#37 The Naina Redhu Experience : More Blogging Meetings, Tourism & Street Style

Download Audio-Only here : #37-The-Naina-Redhu-Experience-Tourism-Street-Style-Blogging I’m happy to answer questions about photography, blogging, the industry and about my experiences. You can ask me by leaving a comment here or my emailing me on blog@naina.co iOS Subscribe on iTunes Others Subscribe via RSS YouTube Channel : YouTube.com/NainaRedhu All Episodes on the blog : naina.co/tnre
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#36 The Naina Redhu Experience : Blogging Meetings

I’d planned to upload this one as a “special” over the weekend but couldn’t get around to it. Recorded this one right after a lovely meeting with Nisha of Covetlo.com I’d done a couple of meetings last week and felt hopeful about positive changes – mainly because the people I’d met are great people. People make all the difference. I’d…
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#34 TheNainaRedhuExperience : Photographers & Social Media

Wanted to talk about how professional and non-professional photographers can put social media to good use. Ended up talking about a bunch of other stuff too. If you are a photographer and you have an online portfolio website, a blog is a no-brainer, in addition. It is easy to come up with a strategy to share your work across platforms…
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#TheNainaRedhuExperience Episode 32 : Marriage, In-Laws & Fashion Blogging

Notes I made before starting to record this episode of the podcast : – more important to ask if you think being a fashion blogger makes you unfit to be a “bahu” – What’s your definition of being a “bahu” and does your decision to be a fashion blogger clash with that? – find your center first – this is…
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#31 TheNainaRedhuExperience Why is a Blog More Important Than Other Social Channels

In this episode, I’m talking about why I think a blog is more important than any other social media channel – for an “influencer”. You see, YOU own the blog, which reduces it’s chances of suddenly going away, leaving you bereft of all the wonderful images and text you’ve created over the years. What would you do if Instagram decides…
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#30 TheNainaRedhuExperience Naming & Shaming, Unprofessionalism

Well hello! And Happy New Year! 2017 is here and the first episode of The Naina Redhu Experience – in 2017 – is about naming and shaming and unprofessionalism. Someone – anonymously of course – left a comment on one of my WTFNaina.com blog posts. I don’t engage with trolls – definitely not anonymous ones – but they did present…
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#29 #TheNainaRedhuExperience Social & Professional Life

Once in a while, I receive questions about life, in general. I am as qualified as the next person about answering these questions – so please take them as my opinion based on my own personal experience. What worked for me, might not necessarily work for you. Circumstances differ, as do personalities. But keep those questions coming! Download Audio-Only here…
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Is It Too Late To Become An Influencer? #TheNainaRedhuExperience Episode 28

After receiving more than a few questions on similar lines, I decided to record a podcast episode to address it. In short, the answer is, “No, it is not too late to become an influencer.” But the nuances within that question, I believe, need to be addressed more urgently. “Influencer” is not really a “profession”. If you already have a…
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