How To Create A 90 Day Plan

I recently published a video all about how to find time to work on your business and not just in it. Today's video continues on that topic!

I'm here to talk to you about how to create a 90-day plan so that you can map out what areas of your business you need to work on, and then you can prioritize them and fit them into your daily or your weekly routine.

It's all fine and dandy freeing up time every day to work on your business, but when you're not spending that time wisely on tasks that produce the highest return on investment, you're basically just busying yourself, you're not really moving your business forward.

Watch the video or read on to learn how to create a 90-day plan for YOUR freelance web and graphic design business. 

How to find time to work on your design business, not just in it

How to find time to work on your design business, not just in it

So you want to spend some time working on your design business, not just in it. But you can’t find the time.

You spend all your time looking for clients or designing for clients, and by the time the evening comes, you’re shattered and just want to watch Netflix.

How do you find time to work on your design biz without giving up your client work (which brings in the money), and your free time, which helps you stay sane?

How To Get Design Clients From Facebook Groups

How To Get Design Clients From Facebook Groups

One of the most popular questions I get is, ‘how can I find and book more design clients?’  

It’s the most important aspect of being a freelance designer: finding clients so you can:

  • Pay bills
  • Live comfortably
  • NOT have to go back to a dead-end day job

Most designers get the majority of clients through referrals. They don’t actively market themselves - they just hope that friends, clients and designer friends will send work their way.

But what happens when they DON’T?

How To Get Helpful Feedback From Graphic Design Clients

How To Get Helpful Feedback From Graphic Design Clients

So you wish your clients would give you clear, organized feedback on their designs. But all you’re getting is one-word or one-sentence answers and unclear feedback like, “could you make the design pop more?” or “it doesn’t quite feel right”.

Sometimes, getting high-quality feedback on your designs is like searching for a unicorn.

Today, I’m going to break down how you can get top quality client feedback.

 

 

I have a question for you: what is the worst or most unhelpful feedback you’ve received?

Someone asked this question in my Facebook group, The Designer Collective, and the unhelpful feedback designers were receiving was:

“I totally trust your design eye, but…”

“I don’t know what I want, but I’ll know when I see it.”

“I want something quirkier.”

Feedback like this isn’t helpful because it doesn’t help us as designers understand what the client truly wants, it’s too vague.

Vague client feedback either leads you to complete revision after revision and still not get the design right, or leads you to ask question after question to squeeze clearer feedback from them, which can take days.

Why do some clients provide vague feedback like this?

How Getting Organized Helped This Designer Double Her Income

How Getting Organized Helped This Designer Double Her Income

At the start of the year, Erin's husband lost his job, she found out she was pregnant and her sister was hospitalized. On top of that, her business was SO unorganized that balancing everything completely burned her out.

But everything changed when she enrolled in Organize & Automate.

Streamlining her design process helped Erin get fully booked, NOT stress about it like she would have before, and double her income.

Listen to Erin's story below!