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Removing Clients from The Inspiration Board Process

Removing Clients from The Inspiration Board Process

Until recently, my clients were always involved in creating the inspiration board for their brand.

It made sense, in theory, that they would be able to share the visual direction they see for their brand and I would be able to curate it to perfection.

In reality, my clients come to me because they aren’t sure the right visual direction for their brand, they don’t have the time to design their own brand and they don’t have the background knowledge to assist me in a meaningful way.

This reality led me to make a change in my design process - cutting my clients out of the inspiration board (also known as mood boards) altogether.

The Importance of Diversifying Your Income

The Importance of Diversifying Your Income

As a service provider, the primary source of your income will be based on your client work. This can be a great thing, but it can also have some downfalls.

For instance, what if a client decides to go in another direction, what if they don’t pay the final invoice, what if you aren’t getting enough inquiries to book up your calendar?

These are all issues that service providers face at one point or another.

So, how do you create a steady income and get the financial freedom needed to take your business full-time?

Diversifying your income.

Diversifying your income is a fancy way of saying, don’t put all your eggs in one basket. It’s important to have multiple steams of income so that your financial well-being doesn’t fall on one thing.

In this blog post, I’m going to share why it is so important to diversify your income, and a few different ways you can start to diversify your income, today.

My Step-by-Step Process for Creating Your First Course

My Step-by-Step Process for Creating Your First Course

Creating a course feels incredibly daunting.

I created my first course just a few short months ago, but I dreamed about it for a few long years first. Although, I find so much value in creating a course when you are an expert, you don’t need to wait years to prove your expertise. You are an expert today.

If you don’t to wait until the time is “right”, this is the blog post for you.

Today, I’m sharing my step-by-step process for creating a course. Let’s jump into it!

5 Things School Doesn't Teach You About Owning a Business

5 Things School Doesn't Teach You About Owning a Business

Most of the people I know, didn’t get into business because they went to school to be an entrepreneur.

They fell into it one way or another. They had a passion, a purpose a path they felt compelled to follow.

For me, I went to school to work in Advertising. I quickly learned that helping huge corporations make more money wasn’t what I had dreamed of doing. I was still passionate about brands, but I felt compelled to help smaller brands through design.

That’s why I started my studio, in starting this studio I quickly learned there was a lot I didn’t know about running a business.