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Why I Almost Quit My Web Design Business

Let's rewind 6 years ago. I was a year into my design business, things had finally picked up and I was fully booked. It was great! But it was also OVERWHELMING.

I had never taken on more than one client at a time until then. My idea of project management was back-and-forth emails, my work days went into the evenings and weekends, and my social life had pretty much disappeared.

My friend once said to me ‘we never see each other anymore’.

Here was my problem:

I knew that setting up systems to organize my client process would speed up my projects and free up my time, but I thought I didn't have TIME to set up systems.

Top 3 Project Management Tools For Freelance Web Designers

Top 3 Project Management Tools For Freelance Web Designers

You know you should use a project management tool, but you don't know where to start.

But there are so many out there. How do you choose which one to go for? How do you choose the best one for your business?

Well, you don't need to stress anymore because I'm going to show you the top three project management tools for freelance designers.

The Ultimate 5-Step Client Onboarding Process

The Ultimate 5-Step Client Onboarding Process

So you want to clean up your client onboarding process because it’s unorganized right now. You feel like you’re in a total mess, and you KNOW that if you’re feeling confused by your process, so are your clients.

You’re in luck, because by the end of this post you will know my ultimate 5 step client onboarding process and you can implement it in your own design business, so that you can stop stressing about every new client you take on and start wowing them instead.

Your 10-step Plan To Organize Your Freelance Business

Your 10-step Plan To Organize Your Freelance Business

When I first started my design business, I thought the only thing I had to do was design (and be good at it).

Boy was I surprised when I realized everything else I had to do to keep my clients happy and keep myself sane.

There's so much that comes with running an online business! The key to running a profitable & enjoyable business that doesn't take over your life and drive you crazy?

Streamlining your business as much as possible.

Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Web Design Business?

Are You Self-Sabotaging Your Web Design Business?

You started your creative business because you wanted to do creative work. You wanted to make things, design things, code things and get PAID for it. When your first started your business, the prospect of getting paid to do what you love was suuuper exciting, right?

What's not so exciting is realizing that your usual business day will be about 30% creative work, 70% business tasks.

For weirdos like me who geek out over systems and tools, the techy-admin side of business is actually really fun. (I know- I'm crazy!)

But for the majority of creatives and designers out there, doing all the business-y stuff like replying to emails, writing blog posts, scheduling social media and organizing the client process is hard work.