Over the past 5 years I’ve tested services + products for Spruce Rd. behind the scenes. Some “tests” resulted in zero leads, but I’ve finally found a method that booked 100% of my open spots (and then some) and generated $10k in just a few days work. Here’s a case study of our most recent test including emails we sent to book the new service.
What do you do when you have a flood of project inquiries coming in and they all are a great fit for your freelance business?
What do you when you have many project inquiries and yet none of them is the right fit? This is one of the harder seasons of business because it looks like everything is working when the leads are flowing in, but you know better.
Does it feel like no matter what you do, your website still won’t bring in enough client leads? Today we’re kicking off our “project inquiry” series with resolving this exact need in your business — attracting more inquiries.
There are a lot of tactics, strategies, and factors that go into attracting clients, but in this series, I wanted to focus on how to respond in various seasons of your business.
We all go through them — zero inquiries, too many good inquiries, and too many "not the right fit" inquiries.
Let’s dive into the tools we use as designers. I’m opening the doors to share the stage with my fellow designers to share their process and allow you to snoop behind the screen :).
You’ve done the 100’s of thumbnail sketches, and landed on the perfect design for your client. As you’re about to press send with the first proof, you say a little prayer that the client likes it, all the while a little fearful voice in the back of your head says “hope they like it!”
I’m sharing 3 uncommon tweaks we’ve made to our client presentations that squash this fear and allow us to present with confidence.
Diving in to how things shook down in 2018 — what went well, what I didn’t enjoy, and what I’m looking forward to in 2019!
30 gift ideas for graphic designers — from the nerdy products that run our business, to creative inspiration.
Ever gone down the research rabbit hole trying to decide which client onboarding software you should use? Thought so :). I’ve created a simply 9-question quiz to help you discover which software is perfect for your business. Enjoy!
The final invoicing platform I’m reviewing in our series! Take a look through screenshots, what I think Bonsai does best, and where I’d like to see improvement.
My honest review of 17hats — the quote, contract and invoicing software that I’ve used for my business for nearly 4 years. Take a look through screenshots, what I think 17hats does best, and where I’d like to see improvement.
As a business owner, I’ve found myself going down the endless research rabbit hole often. You’ve been there… What bookkeeping software should I use? How should I send invoices? What’s the best project management software?
Over the next few weeks I’m reviewing my top 3 recommended client on-boarding softwares. Up first, Honeybook!
Simply put — the experience your clients have when hiring your services reflects the quality of your work. Though you may have stellar design chops, if you don’t meet your client’s expectations you’re doing your business a huge disservice. I’m sharing 3 top-notch client/customer experiences that you can swipe and implement in your own business!
There’s this weird thing that happens with online businesses. We look at someone’s instagram feed and we think to ourselves “dang… they’ve got it all together!” And thus starts the dreaded comparison game. Today I’m sharing 3 ways I’m failing, and what I’m looking toward instead.
Client presentations are KEY in creating a red-carpet experience for both you and your client. Here’s a few “do this, not that’s” for you to follow so you can create a winning presentation process for your clients!
If you’ve ever looked into how full-time bloggers “make it,” you’ve likely been introduced to the idea of affiliate/partnership marketing. In this post I’m diving into how we can take this concept and benefit from it in our own small businesses.
Wrapping up a client project isn’t something to brush off. If you’re exciting to potentially keep working together, click through to read all about how to encourage support beyond your initial services.
How to leverage your marketing and diversify your income through educational products + content.
How to supplement your services through selling products.