From one designer to another I say this…
The design part becomes a whole lot less fun when the BUSINESS side of your design business isn’t nailed down.
Trust me, I’ve been there, done it and bought the t-shirt on this one.
You see when I started my design business way back in the day I did it solo, meaning I pretty much learnt how to do everything the hard way (yeah that was fun, not).
And to make things worse, being self taught it also meant I spent the first couple years totally undervaluing (and undercharging for) my work making the thing I loved most in the world (art, design, making beautiful things…) way more stressful than it needed to be.
Luckily for me (and you) though through this whole crazy process I learnt how to create loving boundaries, systems and processes that would actually support me, my business and my clients so much better.
Like, sooooooo much better.
I also learnt how to start seeing the real value of my work and what I had to offer, and then how to then communicate that value so I landed bigger paying clients which (and here’s the really awesome part) saw my income pretty much triple overnight while needing to work with just a handful of super awesome clients to do so.
Anyway the good news for you…
If things have been feeling harder than it should because you find you’re always attracting clients who want things done on the cheap, or you watch your income go UP but then also watch it go straight down again the following month, or you’re just getting pretty frustrated with having to constantly chase your clients to send you what you need…
Then you and me are about to make things a whole lot easier (and way more profitable) for you.