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Why Join The Kiwi Social?

At the Kiwi Social we realise running your own business can be a lonely affair - especially if you are working alone from your kitchen table.  Here at The Kiwi Social we are building a community to help you to bounce ideas, talk with, and learn from other like-minded people.  The Kiwi Social community will be your office and the members will be your colleagues - but with a lot more fun involved and a lot more relaxed and informal.

Our aim is to build a friendly, safe, non-competitive and affordable community, both online via our forum, various Facebook groups and offline at our events.

The Kiwi Social fosters and encourages everyone to take part, from our session leaders to members themselves.

You can expect to have:

  • Guidance
  • Support
  • Continuity – A lasting community which builds strong relationships, personal and working collaborations
  • Sharing - of knowledge, resources and skills
  • Networking

There will be a "Focus on Social" Academy Evening - held on the FIRST Thursday of EVERY Month and held at the Chester Crowne Plaza.  Previously these have been our Welshot Biz Bloggers Academy Evenings.

There will always be THREE "Focus On" sessions at these events:

  • Focus on Business & Personal Development - Presentation from an industry expert
  • Focus on Technique - "How to..." learning a technical, technique or software session
  • Focus on Imaging - Practical photographic "How to…” session and creating images that will be useful for you and your marketing

A "Flat-lay" set-up with lighting that you can use to photograph your props and business products will always be made available for your use - guidance, support and help if required will be provided.

The full day events will be more intensive – focusing on specific topics/genres – from Marketing & Promotion to MailChimp, Software, Technology and Technique, photography (seasonal and stock) – the list is extensive.

Social Media platforms include, but are not limited to - The Kiwi Social Website and Forum, Facebook (including Groups), Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Pinterest, Snapchat.

Technical and Software platforms include, but are not limited to - MailChimp, WordPress, Adobe (Photoshop CC, Lightroom, Elements, Spark) Canva, Typeform, iMovie, Snapseed and other various photo editing and sharing apps.

The cost of this Membership package is £180.00 for 12 Months.

The Kiwi Social is a private membership organisation, we welcome visitors to all our events and visiting delegates will be invited to join.  Visitors may attend two events before Membership is required. Events for Members will always be at least 20% cheaper.

Benefits include:

1.   Professional headshot for social media, including website & blog usage 

2.   1 x Focus on Social Academy Evening

3.   1 x Focus on Social full day event

4.   1 x Half a Day -  One to One session - Learn your camera / Use your camera

5.   1 x 1hr One to One sessions for each of the following:

  •        Brand Review
  •        Social Media Review - Reach & Strategy
  •        Website, Blog, Technical and/or Software Review
  •        Business Coaching and/or Personal Development
  •        Which camera / What lens is best for me

6.  Invitation to a Facebook LIVE in The Kiwi Social Members Only Group (Technique and Support sessions) - Last Monday of the Month at 8.00pm (BST) with the ability to watch it on catch up if you can't make the live session

7.   Free quarterly photo-walk meet-ups - no camera needed, bring only you and your phone

8.   Monthly Email Newsletter

9.   The Kiwi Social Community:

The Kiwi Social website - regular articles helping you to keep updated with best working practices, latest trends, technology, software, business, marketing and promotion and social media

  •  Members Directory - Promote your business / blog
  •  The Kiwi Social Forum - Members only - with access to a growing library of online tutorials, product, technology reviews and "How to sessions"
  •  The Kiwi Social events - Academy Evenings / Full Day Workshop / Free Meet-ups
  •  The Kiwi Social Facebook Group(s) - Members only and Open
  • Facebook / Instagram / Forum photo-challenges

10.     Access to our Sister Organisation - Welshot Photographic Academy:

  •        1 x Half-price Welshot Photographic Academy Evening - Worth £17.50
  •        20% off all Welshot events
  •        Welshot Focus Magazine - With the Kiwi Social section
  •        Support and guidance from London Camera Exchange in Chester
  •        Welshot Photographic Academy – Open Group(s) on Facebook

Terms & Conditions / Explanations:

  • Held in a studio environment prior to an Academy Evening - by appointment only - email for further information
  • Focus on Social Academy Evening - £30 Members - £40 Non-Member.
  • You get 1 x Focus on Social Academy Evening included in your Membership
    Spaces are limited for each event
  • Focus on Social Full Day Event - £144.00 Members - £180 Non-Member.
    You get 1 event included in your Membership.
  • Spaces are limited for each event
  • Half Day One to One Session:  North Wales / Chester region - arrangements on application - email for further information
  • 1hr 1:1 sessions by various industry experts - time and location and preferred method (Phone call / Skype / Person to Person) to be confirmed on a personal bespoke basis by person undertaking the review.  Contact lee on for further information or to arrange
  • Free Meet-ups - To be held in Chester with other regions to be added
  • The Kiwi Social Website – Content will build over time
  • The Kiwi Social Forum - Content will build over time