We reached out to over 50 of our favorite photographers, bloggers, shop owners, designers, letterers, and artists to found out how they became so successful. And WOW did they deliver!
We've broken up their answers into 5 Different E-Books, plus our BUNDLE BOOK, and we couldn't be more THRILLED!
The end result are 5 incredible guides filled to the brim with advice, insight, mistakes they've learned from, tools they've used, and so many more brilliant tidbits that are guaranteed to help you take your business to the next level, AND save you a ton of money by not repeating their mistakes!
Collect other books from the series:
Show Me The Money, A Brand To Remember, Advice From The Trenches, and Blogging 101!
OR, BUY ALL 5 IN OUR BACKSTAGE PASS BUNDLE E-BOOK!
Check out the questions that are Answered in THE NITTY GRITTY!
The information & wisdom contained in these pages could literally change your business & financial situation, and your life! You owe it to yourself to glean from these amazing women!
THE NITTY GRITTY - INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE
- What should I include in my contract & proposal?
- Do you use an accountant or bookkeeper?
- How much should I save for taxes?
- Is your business covered by insurance? Why/Why not?
- Do you have a business plan? What does it include?
- What is the best method you have found to manage your bookings and your time?
- How do you ensure that you get paid?
- At what point do you feel it is time to hire extra help?
- What type of business setup are you? Sole Prop? LLC? S Corp?
If you LOVE what's above, you're going to adore the questions in our other books in the series! Read below to see what else we have available in our shop.
SHOW ME THE MONEY - NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE
- How do you manage finances when seasons are often inconsistent?
- What is the best way you have found to manage getting paid on time?
- How do you handle billing?
- Do you have sales goals? Client goals? Number of event goals? Or just go with whatever comes?
- How do you manage price quotes?
- What are 3 great sales tactics you have used to gain new clients?
- What are the absolute best ways you have found to market and advertise?
- How do you get new customers?
A BRAND TO REMEMBER- NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE
- How Important is branding?
- How do you brand your business?
- Who did you use to design your branding?
- How do you use social media to promote your business?
- What website company do you use?
- What social media scheduling tools do you use?
- What are some successful ways you’ve found to grow your newsletter list?
ADVICE FROM THE TRENCHES - NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE
- What are your core values?
- How do you handle copycats?
- What are some of the most important things you’ve learned as you started your business?
- What are some of the biggest mistakes you’ve made?
- How do you compete with hobbyists who give things away that your business charges for?
- What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?
- What are 3 things you wish someone had told you before you started your business?
- As creatives, we love SO many things. How do you choose what to focus on, and what to say no to?
- How did your business start?
- Have you ever had to fire a customer?
- What are some of the most important things to ask a client from the start?
- What advice do you have for working a destination wedding?
BLOGGING 101- NOT INCLUDED IN THIS PURCHASE
- What are the top 3 ways you make money from your blog?
- What are the most important skills a blogger should be
working on developing?
- How do you get paid to endorse products or services?
- How do you decide what to post each week?
- If someone is looking to take their blog to the next level, what top 3 things should they focus on changing or implementing?
- How do you separate yourself from other bloggers out there?
- Advice for those wanting to start a blog
- What is your blogging schedule like?
- Do you sell products through your blog? If yes, what & how?
- Do you use any scheduling software? If so, what?
MEET OUR CONTRIBUTORS
Matt & Carissa Kennedy
Rachel Bridgwood & Lauren Anderson of Sweet Root Village
Lauren Wiebe of Stonehouse Weddings
Tiffany Siladke of Foraged Floral
Janna Allbritton of Yellow Prairie Interiors
Courtney Hamby of Hamby Home Decor
Gretchen Saffles of Life Lived Beautifully
Melissa Camilleri of Shop Compliment
Valerie Woerner of Val Marie Paper
Lindsay Hopkins of Pen & Paint
Jess Connolly of Amen Paper Company
Michaela Warner of Michaela Noelle Designs
Ashley Malone of Ashley & Malone
Rachel Greene of Intentionally Designed
Kelly Zugay & Andra Barkey of With Grace & Gold
Kelsey Baldwin of Paper & Oats
Bonnie Bakhtiari of B is for Bonnie Design
Kathryn Duckett of Creme Brands
Promise Tangeman-Wurzell of Go Live HQ
Angel Swanson of Love & Splendor
Lacoya Heggie of Hello Love Events
Karen Stott of Intentional Home & Adventures With Archer
Elena Balkcom, Kaley Wallace, Michaela Pollock of Laurel Avenue
Anissa Zajac of House Seven Design
Jessica Turner of The Mom Creative
Valerie McKeehan of Lily & Val
Jordanne VanWert of Jordanne Marie Artistry
Jenny Sanders of Graceline Art
Jessica Peddicord of Simply Jessica Marie
Blakely Little of Blakely Made