Nickola is an online marketing expert, ex-publicist, business coach, newborn photographer, course creator of The ShootBaby Project and founder of three 6-figure businesses. Her entrepreneurial journey began 13 years ago.
She is also the founder of the Newborn Photographers Network South Africa – a closed Facebook group serving her local community of newborn photographers in a space where they all aspire to LEARN | TEACH | INSPIRE one another.
She is a mother of two small children who keep her on my toes and juggling daily – exactly why she believed scheduling and planning for your business is crucial for it’s success!
Nickola has traveled extensively and visited over 26 countries – living in the US for three years and the UK for eight.
Born in Zimbabwe, she immigrated to South Africa in 2004 and started her first PR, marketing and photography business. It was her difficult journey into motherhood that later inspired her career as a professional newborn photographer.
WHAT NICKOLA IS ABOUT…
Nickola is dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs just like you, to grow your business using the right tools and marketing strategies, and to create a life you absolutely love!
With over 20 years of business and life experience as a female entrepreneur, it is her life’s passion to empower, inspire and teach other women the action steps to build out their own dream businesses, while making a real impact on the world.
One of my biggest powers is to create big dreams and draw them out in my head. I literally allow my self to dream BIG each day and then I write those dreams down or I create vision boards that I take a look at daily.
Did you know that this system has scientific proof to back up the results? It’s called Reticular Activating System. Whatever you put in front of your eyes each day will help your brain think it’s a reality and therefore this helps with reaching your goals.
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As a kid growing up, money was a “thing”. As in “never enough” and something that you complain about, be secretive about, be jealous of, feel lacking in. Do you recognize any of those thoughts? And do you know why I want to write about it?
On Thursdays I hold my Thursday Tune Ups. And this Thursday I’m talking about why you should stay true to your message as a professional photographer.
How does this affect your lead conversion rate? Well, I’ve got the tip for you! Watch this video on how you can pre-screen your leads.
Wow, last Thursday 20 photographers visited Studio VaVaVonne.nl in Vught. The atmosphere was AMAZING. Contacts were made, stories shared, we laughed and teared up, and we all felt (yes, me too!) stronger because of our shared stories after that morning.We all did an exercise that morning on Limiting Money Beliefs and how you can flip them….
Yes, that guy in the picture is Dean Graziosi, a very famous success coach who’s so successful he’s one of my inspirations. Just to hear him talk, makes you wanna do better and be a bigger entrepreneur. Wow! This picture came up in my mailbox when I signed up for a webinar he did with…
On Thursdays I’m talking about the easiest way to up your conversion as a photographer. What are the biggest pitfalls and how can you convert your current leads to bookings TODAY?
Last year I have made a health decision: I switched to a plantbased diet. This means eating no animal products and cooking food from scratch. Read below what happened.
I was born I had two clubfeet and my mom got the scare of her lifetime as she thought I would never walk. Then I spent months in full-leg casts and after that years in splints and orthopedic shoes and spent many hours at the doctor’s office.
How do you face your fear as a photographer? What do you do about anxious clients? Unhappy clients? Critique? Special requests/exceptions? Challenging projects that just don’t “flow”? Photoshoots that are true disasters and need serious post-processing or reshoots? What if you can’t pay your bills? What if you fear nobody will book you? What about when you want to raise your prices and you FEAR nobody will book you? What if… what if… what if…? Do you feel PARALYZED? Do you feel anxious? Do you stay where you are, afraid of change? Or do you take a deep breath and go for it? EMBRACE the change? Let me talk to you about this in this blog.
Lots of solo entrepreneurs are afraid of breaks. Afraid of missing out on bookings, leads, possible visibility online, afraid of missing out on money. But when you live from a place of fear, your energy attracts the wrong crowd and you can’t sustain that way of working. The right customer will know that you will call back. He/she is enjoying a nice weekend too.
2019 is begonnen, maar jij hebt nog behoefte aan nieuwe, mooiere fotoproducten. Of je bent onzeker over de juiste pakketten en prijzen? Wil jij gratis advies over hoe je je productassortiment het beste kunt inrichten, zodat je beter en meer kunt verkopen? Kom dan op maandagavond 21 januari naar Studio VaVaVonne.nl in Vught! Samen met…
I was you a few years back: exhausted from working long hours, hardly making any money and missing out on my family time. I knew I wanted to work less and earn more so I could enjoy my dream life.
I hired a few business coaches and transformed my business. And guess what happened: my sales went up ten times! I now work 20 hours a week and have afternoons and weekends off to be with my family.
What I love to do each Xmas break is making a list of my top ten business and personal goals. Stuff I dream about, subjects that resonate with me and just overall ideas or visions I want to put paper, because as it turns out, once you visualize your dreams and put them in writing (and read them over and over during the year) they can come true! It’s kinda like the Universe can hear you and your dreams and materializes them for you. You just have to be crystal clear on what it is that you exactly want.
What a wonderful public speaking event I was invited to a few weeks ago: The 2018 Konpoli Seminar, celebrating the 40th Greek Konpoli anniversary and 5th Dutch Konpoli Nederland anniversary. The company led by the charismatic Greek Joseph and Vaso Konpoli and the two Dutch dedicated business women, Annelies Verbosch and Celica Verbon, organized a party for 200 professional photographers from Belgium and The Netherlands at the Carlton President Hotel in Utrecht on December 14th, 2018.
Two weeks ago I underwent the most mind-blowing experience of my life as I participated at the 3-day Wim Hof Method workshop, lead by Bart Dankers and his wife Tjally Dankers at the Isimila.nl Training Center in Kaatsheuvel. The Wim Hof Method? In this blog I will tell you more about what that is and…
This blog is a bit of a personal share, but hey I’m only human like yourself. So here goes! I have been a bit of a Debby Downer over the past few months. And I am a very upbeat person most of the times, so I thought I’d share this personal bit with you. Things…
Ever heard of the saying “Fall seven times, stand up eight”? It’s one of my favorite quotes as it says what life is all about. No matter how many times you get knocked down, it’s more important that you get back up again that really matters. I’ve gone through all the obstacles of running my…
Are you feeling fit and energetic? Do you use weekends for reloading and relaxing? I do! But… Listen up: I used to feel low on energy, have “weekend” headaches, and just not feel revitalized. Come Monday I would dread the moment that I would have to get up out of bed. Earlier year I made…
Okay, okay, ik geef het toe, ik lijd er ook aan. Maar, jij lijdt er ook aan. Eigenlijk lijden we er allemaal aan! Waaraan lijden we met zijn allen? TWIJFELEN AAN JEZELF! En waaraan ligt dat? Omdat we allemaal mens zijn, en we het in tijden van stress, overvolle agenda’s en onvoorziene omstandigheden gewoon moeilijk…
An eye-opening realization I have to share As my coaching business is up and running, and my online group program and accompanying book and tools are taking shape for this Autumn, I have also realized that since the beginning of this year I am zoning in on one thing that is important for me….
Okay, okay, I admit, I suffer from it. But, you also suffer from it. In fact, we all suffer from it! What do we all suffer from? SELF-DOUBT! And why is that? Because we are all human, and we all suffer in times of stress, overloaded calendars, unforeseen events. Let’s face it, life…
Are you ready to revamp your business? Are you a creative and are you STUCK in your never-ending to-do list? Do you miss out too much on your FAMILY TIME and ME TIME? You have great plans for your business, but never reach YOUR GOALS? You don’t know enough about MARKETING but crave FINANCIAL GROWTH. You want to take back control…
At the beginning of this year my story as a minimalistic mother was featured on the Dutch blog www.moedersminimalisme.nl. This was something I was kind of proud of, because minimalism and time management have really brought my family and me lots and lots of advantages. As the blog is in Dutch and I really want…
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My whut??? Your ADB (a.k.a. Awesome Dream Business)! Yeah, you know what I mean: that photography business that brings in money and runs smoothly!
What would it feel like if you could run a business that makes you money for you to thrive on AND provide awesome customer service at the same time? You can reach this and MORE!
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