Posts tagged Business Tools
My One-Stop Shop For All Things Design

If you’re a creative and you haven’t heard of Creative Market, I’m here to ease you out of that rock you’re living under! Just kidding (kind of), but this is one of my favorite resources to use when I’m stuck spinning my creative wheels.

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Why Sticking to a Timeline is Key to Your Business’ Success

Here’s why you need to have a timeline: it creates a synergy between you and the client. Not only does it allow you to plan better but you can also deliver your services on time and communicate correctly so the client feels involved and follows through on their side of the deal.

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5 Questions to Ask a Web Designer Before You Hire Them

Hiring a web designer is a huge step for your business, not to mention a significant financial investment. There’s a strong possibility you have several options of people to work with, and it’s important you find one that fits the needs of your business. One of the biggest decisions you’ll make is improving your online presence, so let’s set you up for success with these 5 questions!

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How To Determine What To Charge For Your Services

When it comes to figuring out how much you should charge in the first place, the formula is actually quite simple! I like to calculate a range of how much I need to make in the year all the way to how much I’d ideally like to make in the year. I do this by following a simple formula.

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My 3 Favorite Contracts For Designers

When people ask for advice about how I handle a client problem, I always ask “What does your contract say?” It’s so crucial to be upfront and communicative when starting a relationship with a client, but you have to have everything on paper to refer back to.

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4 Simple Ways to Surprise and Delight Your Clients

As I’ve continued to grow my business and learn from the process, one thing I’ve always made sure to implement is little ways to surprise and delight clients. You can leave a lasting impression (aka a referrer for life) by simply serving your clients throughout every stage of your process.

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5 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Quit My Job

They say that you learn the most about yourself the second you step out of your comfort zone. I’m going to be honest, guys—I thought I was already in a comfort zone when I left my full-time job, but I didn’t know how much I’d learn about myself in the process. Here are the 5 things I wish I knew before quitting my full-time job.

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How I Pull Together Client Contracts in Less Than 10 Minutes

I purchased my first Contract Shop bundle during a Black Friday sale when contracts were 40% off. Well, friend, it’s Black Friday in May because I got an email last week that they are having a 40% off sale this week! Read on to see what products I recommend.

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The Most Frequently Asked Questions I Receive (Both Business + Personal!)

I’m getting down and dirty and answering the most frequent questions I see between social channels, talking to you in the DMs and just about anything in between.

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The 1 Resource I Use to Legally Cover My Business’ Butt

I’m super excited to share The Contract Shop's FREE Client Mindset Workshop video series, where you can learn how to protect yourself without scaring clients away. I've used The Contract Shop as a resource since day one and have saved thousands of dollars while still getting sound legal advice that covers my bum!

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Why I Use Affiliate Links in My Business (And Why You Should Too)

I loved the idea of sharing the things I was already sharing in an organic way but allowing people (and myself) the opportunity to help support me in something they may have already done. The easiest thing about affiliate links is that the process only takes about 2-5 minutes.

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The 3 Podcasts That Will Change Your Business

It’s no secret that podcasts have ramped up the way we consume content over the last 10 years. As a pretty (self-proclaimed) efficient multitasker myself, podcasts allow me to keep my brain “on” and learning while knocking items off my to-do list. It’s a win/win!

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How I Manage My Time As An Entrepreneur (Plus a free Calendar printable!)

Whenever I'm talking to new clients or friends that have a side hustle, it seems like time management is everyone’s biggest struggle. There’s so much to do in a day, not enough time to do it and it can be really overwhelming. I knew I needed to figure out my time management when I had quit my full-time job and was still working 10-12 hours a day.

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Introducing the Resources Page (Plus a Peek at my Favorite Branding Designers)

Today, we’re talking all things resources! It’s recently come to my attention that we’re all in the same boat here—somewhat guessing as we make decisions for our business and future of our business while writing down half sentences of ideas and trying to dissect them later.

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