Turbo Tuesdays Recharged

If you noticed why there hasn’t been a Daily Drive for the past few weeks. Here’s the lowdown. I did attend 2 automotive events last month. The images from the Asphalt Angels Spring Show and Southern High FFA Alumni Car, Truck, and Tractor show are now available online. I did 3 different feature model photoshoots that are now uploaded on the servers, and they’ll be posted by the end of the week. Images of Myrra and Lois are now online for viewing. Now, I found a great way to get to earn more money without putting in extra work. I’ve been making a bi-weekly deposit to my Yotta Savings account, and I won several times. It’s called the fun money account. I also started a spending account with Stash last year. They gave me a reloadable that has a stock back reward. In plain English, I own a piece of stock from a company with each purchase. Therefore, I’ll more financial support to keep new content daily, weekly, or monthly! 

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Turbo Tuesdays Photoshoot Basics

Greetings! I just finished watching the Men’s and Women’s Final Four this past weekend. I also added a new gallery to the Flashback Fridays page. Now, I can shift my focus to photoshoot prep. Here’s the deal! I got back-to-back photoshoots starting April 11th. A good photo shoot involves proper communication and planning. It also involves having clarity in what you need from this photoshoot. However, it’s easy to screw up a potential photoshoot. Here are the 5 areas of a photoshoot you need to address before the 1st image is captured.

  1. Bookings: It’s about finding the right time for all parties involved. You don’t want to schedule anything that conflicts with any other activities. Check your schedule to find the best time available. I look at my calendar to ensure that I’m not booking something that might create schedule conflicts with other commitments. Don’t assume you got the date set in stone until to tied that date up in advance. 
  2. Location: Make sure the location is available. If that location isn’t an option, you need to have an alternative venue available. That’s why I bookmarked PeerSpace. I also had talent used their place in town as a spot for photoshoots.
  3. Budget: You want to avoid being pennywise, but pound foolish. Make sure you have the right amount of money to carry out this project. I also ask about rates, whether it’s paid or unpaid, etc. 
  4. Equipment: Make sure you have all the gear needed for a photoshoot. I recently bought my own lights for venues that don’t supply their own lights. I also had to get extra batteries, a battery organizer, an sd card, or a Compact flashcard.
  5. Wardrobe: What clothes will be a part of the photoshoot? I usually state what type of outfits will be a part of the photoshoot. I also let the interested party know that I might be bringing clothes from the Divas-N-Rides store

That’s just a brief rundown on how Divas-N-Rides get their feature model photoshoots set up. Stay tuned for items we’re sharing from past photoshoot and event coverage.

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The Daily Drive, Turbo Tuesdays 4

Greetings! If you noticed that I haven’t posted anything lately. I’ve been tied up with many things in the past few weeks. This goes beyond March Madness Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. One of the things I’ve been tied up with is photography. I successfully completed 1 photoshoot on February, 3 in March, and 2 H.O.P.S events last week. I also posted new images for 2 new Flashback Fridays that I plan to post this coming Friday. Both involve past photoshoots that will be posted on my Bentbox page (18+). I also will have the latest feature model photoshoot posted before the week is over. I’m also returning to Vanaheim Studio next month because I couldn’t find any open spots at Union 206. However, I did get a timeslot book at Union 206 booked next month. Finally, I got the stimulus check 2 weeks ago, and I used some of it to pay down debt and renewed my WordPress account. I choose to have that part of the website taken care of so it wouldn’t take too much time to resolve. This month, I had multiple weeks of multiple sales on Mercari. I’m adding new items for sale over there and at my eBay store. I got a block of time for new content creation and additions to be shared with everyone before the end of the month. 

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Daily Drive Turbo Tuesdays 3

Here’s an update on the event schedule! This is related to the events at Maryland International Raceway. It’s clear that I have to wait a little longer to see spectators attend those events. Several events I posted are for racers, crew members, and their families. The 2021 rules are similar to the 2020 rules. When I was updating the page, I missed this important detail.It’s clear that until most of the states, let alone the nation, reach herd immunity, it’s clear many of us will be on the outside looking in. That means alternative plans until safe to visit this track or any other tracks in the near future. Until then, I will post new non-automotive content to the website. I also have 2 confirmed photo shoots starting this Saturday. I also plan to add new galleries in the Flashback Fridays and Eye Candy sections. 

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Daily Drive, Throttle Thursday 2

Happy Birthday! I spent most of the week away from the computer working with Task Rabbit and processing sales on my eBay store. I’m also doing post-production work on the 1st photoshoot I completed last weekend. I plan to have the 1st batch posted before Sunday. I also booked 2 photoshoots for next month in Baltimore, and 1 photoshoot was booked 2 weeks ago. I also showcased some new designs on the Divas-N-Rides store. I’m planning to showcase some of the designs posted online in 2 of the feature model photoshoots. I also plan to get in touch with other creatives, models, and more for future feature model photoshoots. 

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The Daily Drive: 12/29/2020

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Happy Tuesday! We’re just 2 days away from New Year’s Eve and 3 days from New Year’s Day! Hopefully, we’ll put 2020 in the rearview mirror. The focus in 2021 is restarting after the big pause. From my end of things, I was able to persevere in this chaotic period. I’m also making a few pivots along the way. I just got an email from Bent Box that 1 of the boxes is now a feature box (18+). It’s clear all the hard work and promotions are finally paying off. I also plan to add new galleries to the Flashback Fridays section. It’s clear it’ll be a few more months before we return to larger gatherings without fearing about our health and the health of others being in jeopardy. 2021 is a time to get your finances fixed. 1 way to do that is to set up an account with the online bank Yotta. Every deposit you make automatically enters in their weekly contest where $15 million in prizes are on the line (use promotional code, Aaron174).

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Xmas Holiday Drive: 12/24/2020

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Happy Christmas Eve! I got 2 back to back weeks of 2 days off! It’s necessary because it has been a hectic few weeks despite changes made after seeing Covid-19 numbers going the wrong way. I got my Christmas shopping done. Therefore, I can focus on the rest I needed from the Christmas Holiday rush! I’m also starting the process of cleaning my house. I plan to take the boxes and bags to either Goodwill, Value Village, etc. I plan to make more room so I can actually create that true home office experience. It also means I can be more organized as I did see an increase in the sales on my Mercari page this month. It also means I’ll have more funds to create more content in the next few weeks. I’m in the process of setting up new feature model photo shoots for the website in 2021. I already found a way to share the new boxes I created on Bent Box (Must be 18 years or older). I’m also excited to see the potential winning I’m close to earning with my online Yotta bank account. They also gave me a promotional code, Aaron174. Can you think of any other ways to jump-start your financial goals for 2021?

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The Xmas Holiday Drive: 12/22/2020

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Greetings! There are 3 days left before Christmas! I’m almost done with Christmas shopping. My shopping plans have been overhauled due to the global pandemic making people rethink their travel plans. Therefore, it’ll be an intimate Christmas celebration. In the meantime, the long-overdue covid-19 relief package finally passed Congress. It also means local music venues in the DC region can finally get the financial relief they called for since March. I lost track of the number of events I had to reschedule or cross off the list as a result of this global health crisis. It also caused me to focus more attention on my reselling side business on eBay and Mercari! I have seen revenue from sources outside of the ones I mentioned hit dry spells. That means I have to push feature model photoshoots back to January. However, I did post a new gallery this past weekend. An early gift for those who stayed with me during this chaotic year!

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The Daily Drive: 12/15/2020

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Greetings! Today, you got 10 days left until Christmas. That means you still have time to finish your Christmas Holiday shopping plans. However, the major shipping deadlines for the carrier of choice will be here sooner than you think! If you’re wondering what’s been up with me, I’ll make it short but sweet! My Mercari page has seen an increase in sales after I competed in their listing contest. I got a $10 coupon for posting 15 listings on my account! In addition, I also sold 6 items in the last 2 weeks. This helps out the website as the revenue streams are going through ups and downs. I also just finished creating a new box on the website Bent Box (Must be 18 years or older to login)! I’m also putting the finishing touches on last month’s feature model gallery. I’m also looking for a new space for the end of the year photo shoot. I was able to complete one last year! So, there’s a good chance this can be done!

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The Daily Drive: 12/01/2020

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Happy Tuesday! There are 24 days until Christmas. And 30 days until we enter the year 2021. I’ve been working on securing a site for a photo shoot this weekend. I’ve also used Peer Space when I couldn’t find an available time slot at Union 206. Any future photoshoots for the month of December will be limited due to timing, but it’s not out of the question if circumstances change. The last thing I need is to have available resources not being available immediately. I also made some changes to my funding sources. I just joined the online bank Yotta, and I entered their weekly contest where you can win prizes including $10 million. You get a ticket for every deposit you make. The more money you add, the more tickets you’ll enter. More money means I’ll have Christmas Holiday shopping money and future events to attend in 2021. They also gave me a promotional code, Aaron174. What a great way to get a start on your New Year financial goals.

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