I run a small photography business and thought I would put my hat in the ring for this write up! I started my business just over 2 years ago, when after many years of photographing friends/family I wanted to start photographing businesses and products. I signed myself up to a social media workshop (the digital picnic – they are awesome!) and I just took the plunge. I never could have imagined how successful I could be so quickly. Within 6 months I was consistently booked out 2-3 months in advance and in my first year I earned more working 3 days a week than I did working full time. And in my second year I have cracked a 6 figure income. I have had many obstacles to overcome (like most business owners) juggling family, life, and work. I ran myself into the ground many times, but over the last 12 months I have been working really hard on putting rules in place for myself and creating balance. I am the happiest I have ever been, and I still get to spend huge amounts of time with my children.