As a creative and business owner it can be hard to balance client work and everything else you have to do. But we tend to put off a lot of it while we focus on our clients. But we forget to work on the tasks that will help us grow our businesses, bring in new clients, and let us start hiring and outsourcing. It’s the difference between working on and in your business. In this post I’m diving into 4 tips to help you find time to work on your business.
Hiring doesn’t have to be scary. Sure it can be overwhelming at times, especially if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for (or who), and letting someone into your business on such a deep level can be intimidating. I get it, I really do, it’s a huge step to take in your business, especially when it comes to hiring an OBM. I’m diving into 3 of the myths behind hiring an OBM — so get ready!
There's going to come a time in your business when it’s slow. No matter what the reason, everyone has slow periods. It's what you do during that time that will make the difference between you and another business like yours. In this post I’ll be diving into 9 things you can do, plus tips from other business owners!
So you’re ready to start automating and creating processes for your business. But you’re using too many programs and nothing talks to each other. There’s a better, more efficient way to do things. I’ll cover why you only need Dubsado and Asana to manage your clients and projects and how they work together.
If your desktop or downloads folder is the place where things go to collect dust, or you’re struggling to find anything that you’ve downloaded, I’ve got 4 tips to help you get your desktop and downloads cleaned up and organized.
If seeing all of your tasks in Asana feels daunting and you don’t know where to start or what you should work on this week, a This Week board might be for you. In this post I’m diving into what it is and how to setup one up.
If you’ve been looking to figure out how to organize the tasks that have been assigned to you in Asana so you know what you need to do today, this week or next week, the My Tasks feature is a great option. I’ll dive into how to use this feature so you can start tackling that to do list.
As entrepreneurs we struggle to plan and get things done. From lack of goal setting to making time to write content, there’s a lot of problems we face. In this post I’m sharing 3 things you need to get more done today.
Excited to launch the Squarespace website for Perspectives Coaching! Perspectives Coaching is holistic life and wellness coaching team based in Dallas, Texas. Perspectives is for those who feel their best life is yet to come.
You know you’re in the right job when you enjoy cleaning up your files on your days off. I know, I know it sounds like work but I find it relaxing actually. I mean I spent an entire Saturday organizing all of our paper files. Voluntarily. So I figured I’d write a post sharing the details about how I clean up my files. In the post I’m gonna cover the 8 places I do my virtual clean up and what kind I do for each of them. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to clear stuff like your downloads folder and desktop get ready to get organized!
Before I can start planning for a new year, I knew I needed to take a look back at the previous year and see what worked and what didn’t work. After reviewing 2018, I started planning out 2019. I’ve got a short and sweet list of where I’m preparing and planning to help me get 2019 to be the best year yet.
I’m not really one for setting goals in my personal life, but I’m all about it for my business. Throughout the month of December and January, I got newsletters talking about annual business reviews, as well as how to set goals for the new year. All of that got me thinking...how do I review my year and what I can do better to learn from the past year to set goals and priorities for the coming year.
Creating an email signature is something I get asked about a lot actually, a lot of people want to know how I created my email signature because it’s got my photo in it. So here’s a quick tutorial on how to create a custom gmail signature. Having a customized email signature is a great way to show more of your personality, give those you’re emailing a peek at your beautiful face, and share a little bit more about you/your business.
I love seeing inbox zero or almost inbox zero, it brings just that much more peace of mind to me at the end of the day. And honestly, it’s actually not as hard as it seems. If your inbox is currently overflowing (I’m talking to you over there with the 365+ unread emails) I’ll be honest, it will take a little bit of time to clean everything up, but not as much as you’d actually think if you follow some of the tips below.
It can sometimes be controversial, the whole inbox zero concept. When it’s done not in a stressful or obsessive way, it can be really good. I’m a huge inbox zero (or almost zero) fan and love the peace of mind and the amount of stress it reduces seeing how little there is in my inbox.
One of my first blog posts was about how to use Linktree for your Instagram bio so that you could have multiple links in your bio. After a while, I realized that I didn’t need to use a third-party program to do this...I could just use my own website! What do I mean by that? I could create a page on my website that wasn’t linked anywhere on my site where I could add whatever links or information to that page I wanted and design it specifically to be viewed on mobile (since that’s where we all check our IG).
One of the first systems I recommend clients get setup is their CRM (client relationship management). This is where they’ll be able to keep track of their leads and current and past clients. One thing that a lot of people don’t fully realize is how much time and work it takes to get a CRM set up. A lot of people get overwhelmed when it comes to setting up a new program, but today I’m walking you through the very first thing you need to do to setup Dubsado!
Excited to share the new Squarespace website for The Graceful Host! The Graceful Host is wedding planner and event design studio based in Charlotte, North Carolina. TGH is for clients who expect creativity and high-touch service for their wedding or event.
By now you've probably realized I'm a bit of systems nut, which is fantastic for you because you get a first hand look at how I use it and if it could be a good fit for your business. In addition to loving systems and programs, I love sharing what I use with others because I know how hard it was when I was first starting out trying to figure out which ones would work for me and even more, how they could work together so I could work less.
Over on the Copper Kettle blog I'm diving deep into content creation — more specifically about the 5 steps you need to take to define your 3 content themes so that you're never stuck with what to write about on your blog. Or social media. Or to your email list.
Welcome sequences are huge—it’s your chance to set the expectations for what your newest subscriber can expect from you in the future. There’s a ton of ways you can do a welcome sequence, but I’ve found that starting small is the best option especially if you haven’t made a welcome sequence yet.
Updating your website tends to be at the bottom of your list as you’ve got a lot more to do than to update some of those pesky details on your site. I'm going over 5 things you can update on your site in 10 minutes or less.
Excited to share the new Squarespace website for Kayla Mattox Photography! Kayla Mattox Photography is wedding and couples photographer based in Yuma, Arizona. Kayla and Eric’s passion is to capture the connection between couples.
If you were able to save even an hour every day from having to be in the weeds of your business wouldn’t you want to know how to do it? Think about it, that one hour you could spend with your family, friends, on new hobbies, or (shocker) on your business. Let’s talk about one thing that you can be doing to save yourself some time on. Email marketing.