I am very excited to be talking with Rosemary Watson. This woman is a powerhouse. Continue reading to hear about her passion for Instagram, photography and helping small businesses nail it online.
Hi Rosemary! First and foremost, can you tell us about yourself and your business so we can get to know you?
Hello there! I’m Rosemary Watson, a mother of 6 and a work from home wife who helps business owners to stop trying to do all the things, and just focus on what THEY are good at.
I have all sorts of solutions for my client’s problems, from one on one services, to styled stock photography and courses to help them take shortcuts to more success.
I can only imagine how filled your days must be. Can you talk us through a typical day in the life of Rosemary Watson? (i.e. do you sleep?)
My days are rarely the same- and no, I don’t really sleep a whole lo I haven’t slept a full 8 hours in like a decade, and I’ve used that to my advantage. The middle of the night is when I can actually get the most focused work done.
I spend my early mornings helping my husband get most of our kids out the door to school, and then I usually sit down to do focused work around 8 am. I really don’t have set times I stop working- I just do all the things I need to do in between tasks or while I’m doing other things. It’s definitely not for everyone, but it works for me and my family at this point in our lives. My kids know that they can come sit on my lap while I’m typing up emails or doing a live broadcast, as long as they are quiet. Everyone has really adjusted to this merged lifestyle, and because I work so hard constantly- it’s easier for me to dedicate a couple of hours seeing Beauty and the Beast with my mom and sisters, or take my kids to the pool. The people in my life need attention, just like my work does- it’s just a matter of constantly gauging where I need to focus on that specific day or week.
I’ve actually just lately really embraced Gary Vaynerchuck’s idea of Documenting for content, and I’ve really focused my Instagram Stories content on showing what my day to day life looks like. There’s a lot of clients and meetings, and projects, but there’s also a lot of kids and cooking, and other things I love too. The thing is, I am head over heels in love with what I do, so it’s really easy for me to blur those lines.
To me you are a true boss lady. I think we all want to know: What is your biggest time management advice to get sh*t done?
Let’s talk about your Instagram journey. How long have you been on Instagram and what made you decide to stick to this platform?
You are very passionate about helping business besties nail their Instagram game (I love you for that). Why do you think Instagram is a must-have for a small business?
I know you have put together Instagram courses. And let me tell you right now: I don’t trust many people giving Instagram tips. I’ve seen your live videos. I can honestly say that I would recommend you any day. Can you tell people what approach you take for your courses and what they can expect?
How sweet of you to say! Yes, my Instagram courses are different in the way that (much like CreativeLive’s format) they are all offered for free real time. The Instagram Intensive is a 10 day live broadcast series with worksheets and other resources, and we just hosted a 5 Day Challenge about creating content that is now a part of the paid course. I offer it free first, because I want you to know what you’re going to get and know that while you can get tremendous value if you watch every single live broadcast for free, most people need more time, or more support, or just want to be able to go back to the information. My course is lifetime access, so no matter how much new content is added to it you’ll never pay again if you’ve bought and I have more Live Series and 5 Day Challenges going even more in depth.
I also have a free Facebook Group, The Instagram Collaborative that I constantly do live broadcasts in and share new resources, so that would be a great place to start if you’re new to me and my approach to Instagram.