Essentially Lily Is Relaunching!

After a much needed 6 month break, I am so proud to announce that Essentially Lily is due to relaunch in January 2018!

After a much needed 6 month period of self-care, therapy, and grueling mental challenges, I am beyond excited to announce my little corner of the internet, Essentially Lily, is relaunching on January 1st 2018!

So, what have I been up to? 

Well, late April, I took the plunge and quit my job as an HR Assistant, choosing my happiness over pleasing others in a non-rewarding environment. Don’t get me wrong, I loved what I actually did in my job, but support (especially with my anxiety), staff appreciation, and any kind of incentive (we didn’t even have Christmas decorations!!) was pretty much non-existent. But more on this in another post…

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Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO

Essentially Lily | Beginner's Guide to Wordpress SEO

SEO can be very daunting, especially for newbie bloggers (like me) or those unfamiliar with how the internet works (also me). So I’ve put together a Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO to help you optimise your site.

When I first started out blogging, I didn’t even know about SEO. Let alone thinking it was something I needed to learn and apply to my own site! But I was desperate to improve and after about 6 months, I realised SEO was crucial.

I searched the internet, reading lots of things I didn’t understand and making notes that made no sense! Eventually it started coming together, and I decided to put together a Beginner’s Guide to WordPress SEO to help you optimise your site.

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6 Ways To Avoid Being Scammed As A Model

So you want to get into modelling? I did too when I was about 16, so I set about sourcing local photographers to work with and build a portfolio. In 3 years, I did a few TFP (time for print) shoots, a couple of published fashion editorials for a local magazine, and a handful of catwalk shows – mainly for charity. Not really the model life I had hoped for. When I was 19, I was approach by an “agency”. I was ecstatic! A three year contract with an assigned talent coordinator, an agency who had worked with numerous big, household and high-street brands, and they were looking at me! The only thing was I had to pay around £200 for  “representation and admin fees” upfront to cover the three year period. That’s not too bad if I’m going to earn from it” I thought. Wrong. Fast forward 3 years, my contract has ended, and I didn’t receive a single phone call from them, let alone an assignment.

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