Dream Job: I Have One!

I remember being 25, in the midst of my quarter-life crisis, dreaming of the perfect job, doing what I love and getting paid for it. Only problem was I didn’t know what that job would be. I didn’t know what I really loved. You know, I was all quarter-lifey and conflicted and stuff.

So I would just whine to my friends who lived on my computer (since I found myself half way across the country from “in real life” friends and family) about how I didn’t think I’d ever find my path in life. Oh, so dark and twisty. I was all emo dressed in Ann Taylor LOFT with a few too many first world problems.

6ish years later, and I’ve just secured 2 jobs in the last month that spurred from all those online relationships I started years ago, and from this blog, and mainly from my love for all things that have grown from my accidental induction into the world of social media.

I’m officially doing what I love AND getting paid for it. Take THAT, quarter-life crisis.

Granted, I’m sure that money will go toward paying for my social media/photography/blogging addiction that got me in this mess in the first place, but at least this “hobby” is finally paying for itself.

I’m so excited to announce that I’m now in charge of Blog Relations for Clickin’ Moms! I’ve seen so many of the friends I’ve grown up with online blossom as phenomenal photographers over the last few years (like Ariana, Megan and Mollie), and many have gone on to work with CM. It’s serendipitous that I am joining them in this way, and it feels like a perfect fit.

I’m coordinating an awesome new Blogger Ambassador Panel for them, consisting of some AMAZING bloggers who are well on their way with their photography journey, and I know they will thrive with the help of all the Clickin’ Moms resources.

Casey from Moosh In Indy
Jacinda from Prudent Baby
Mandy from The Haps
Beth from I Should Be Folding Laundry
Jessica from Momma’s Gone City

You should definitely check them all out and follow them to see the progress they’ll make in their photography over the next few months. Our goal is to make the blogosphere a little bit prettier by mastering our fancy cameras and using them to help us tell heartfelt stories, and we want to teach you great things with visually inspiring tutorials.

And, we want you to learn with us! We’ll be sharing our aha! moments and any tricks we learn along the way, but we’d also LOVE to get to know you more over on the Clickin’ Moms forums. They’re not just for aspiring professional photographers. They’re for moms and non-moms, hobbyists and bloggers, and anyone who wants to enhance the way they document their lives.

www.ClickinMoms.com

Want to see what it’s all about before you commit to a membership? Try it out for FREE for 7 days with the code BABYRABIES. Ready to jump in? Save 20% off your membership with code BABYRABIES20 (starting at $30 for 6 months or $50 for a year). In my opinion, the cost of membership is worth it based on the free tutorials, alone.

And, and, AND… I get to go to Blissdom in Nashville next week on behalf of Clickin’ Moms! So if you’re going to be there, find me, let’s talk pictures! And probably kids and sleep and wine while we’re at it, not gonna lie. I’m happy to take you on a little laptop tour of the forums and answer any questions you have.

Hooray for getting paid to play on the internet and take pictures! What more could a girl hope for? Well, I mean, I would also love this job…

… just, you know, in case anyone you know is looking to hire a professional, wine-drinking pinner. I’m happy to add that to my growing list of responsibilities. I’ll even work for minimum wage with no benefits.

 

  • molly - OMG! So excited for you! I really need to get on that site again. I did the free trial and was fairly overwhelmed with all the info on the forums. I didn’t know exactly what area I was supposed to be in! But I need to try again because I know it has helped you!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - Congratulations!! I love Clickin’ Moms! I didn’t renew my membership when it ran out a few months ago, but I’m tired of still not loving my pictures! I think this was the encouragement I needed to get back on the wagon. :) ReplyCancel

  • Jess - How long is the code good for (both the one-week trial membership and 20% off)? Getting my computer fixed this week/weekend, so wouldn’t have access. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Tracy @ Liberating Working Moms - Congratulations momma! And now I need to warrant the purchase of a fancy camera and I’m in ;) ReplyCancel

  • Devan @ Accustomed Chaos - Congrats Jill — they are lucky to have you!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana Falerni (aka becomingmom) - So, SO thrilled for you Jill! It gives me big warm fuzzies to see two things that I love combine! CM+Babyrabies = AWESOMENESS :) ReplyCancel

  • Veronica - I am so happy for you and proud of you. Do the damn thing!ReplyCancel

  • Beth Anne - I keep telling myself to MAKE TIME FOR CLICKIN MOMS. I keep promising that I will.

    I need you to get my butt on there & make me do it because dude, I have no idea what I’m doing with my camera.ReplyCancel

  • LaShawn - Yay! Congratulations!!!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - YAY! I was just thinking about getting a trial membership to see what it’s all about. So excited to explore the site. And CONGRATS!ReplyCancel

  • Kim @ Dirty Diaper Laundry - You are good at what you do- you got me to join! I haven’t had the time to get into it very much and I may never but that is my life with most things.

    Big congrats on the job!ReplyCancel

  • TheNextMartha - Yeah! That is fantastic.ReplyCancel

  • Carrie - I love that you and ClickinMoms joined forces. You will do GREAT and it makes me so happy to see both of you succeed! Cheers and have fun at Blissdom!ReplyCancel

  • MomEinstein - Congratulations! So happy for you.

    Now I need to see what this Clickin Moms thing is all about…ReplyCancel

  • Corinne Reese - Yay!! That’s so amazing! If you need a place to stay in Nashville, hit me up ;) ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - Maybe I’ll finally take the leap to CM…. congrats, Jill!!!ReplyCancel

  • Good Girl Gone Green - WOW, that is such great news for you! Congrats, this really inspires me to know that I took can eventually work from home spreading all sorts of green goodness!!! And I am going to look in to CM and perhaps sign up! :) ReplyCancel

  • Megan - YAYYY!! JILL! That’s so awesome, I’m so, so happy for you. I’ll just say “ditto” to Ariana’s comment too, I love it!ReplyCancel

  • ashley - way to go! and yay for a free trial! i’ve been wanting to scope it out but didn’t want to pay to scope it out cause i’m cheap like that. :-)

    soooo excited for you!ReplyCancel

  • Michell B - Congrats! That’s so exciting!
    I just got a fancy camera that I’m learning to use. It’s a Nikon P500 so it’s not fancy fancy but it’s fancier then the point and shoot I had. I was actually over at their site today to check them out. Do they have tutorials for people with cameras like mine? I really want to learn how to take pictures where one object is focused and the background is blurry.ReplyCancel

  • Morgan {The818} - So happy for you Jill! Well deserved and we’ll drink to that at Blissdom!ReplyCancel

  • jennifer - YAY! Congrats Jill! CM is definitely my happy place…ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - that is awesome Jill, I’m so happy for you!!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Congratulations, that’s wonderful!! Livin’ the dream!!ReplyCancel

  • Kimberly - WHoohooo! So happy for you!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - Congrats! Sounds like an awesome job.ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ HaHas for HooHas - CONGRATS JILL!! It’s like you’re Captain Planet and all your awesome powers are combining into one super cool reality. :) ~JenReplyCancel

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