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.
Unfortunately when you run a service based business a few not-so-ideal clients come your way. Here are a few tips to guide you through these tricky situations.
How to make sure your portfolio attracts your clients and encourages conversions on your website.
I’ve pulled together three times a client is most likely to book your services, so you can better prepare to capitalize off of these times and not be left wondering where they went.
This past year we increased repeat client work significantly — and you know what? It just felt right.
Another year in the books, and many lessons learned! Recapping my 2017 year (good and bad), and looking forward to what 2018 has in store.
Keep it simple. Let’s protect our businesses from burnout, unnecessary complexities and tasks that shouldn’t take priority.
A roundup of tools, software and designer must-haves for running a freelance business.
Are you a chronic multitasker? I’ll admit, I used to take pride in my ability to “multi-task,” until I recognized its downfall. Now I have an iron-clad plan to creating an annual freelance strategy that works.
There are so many components to launching a successful freelance design business. What should you focus on first? I’m dishing one of the biggest lessons I’ve learned in my years of freelancing in the start of a new series called “studio of one.”
Getting vulnerable over here, and sharing designs that you’ll never find in my portfolio. I’ve come a long way in just a few years in freelancing. It’s taken a lot of mistakes, hard lessons learned and a healthy dose of humility to fine tune the Spruce Rd. process into a well-oiled machine.
As a freelancer, it's tough enough getting out first inquiry. But once we get our inquiries, the next hurdle is converting inquiries to clients.