THREE Tips to Grow a Six-Figure Creative Business!
hey friend in this video if you're an artist designer photographer even any type of
businessowner or you think you want to start a
businessI am going to give you the actual inside
tipson how I grew my
businessfrom a side hustle you know from my kitchen table hobby type
businessto a thriving six-
businesstwo years into my
businessis the hot word I guess but two years after starting my
businessI was able to scale and make six
figures within my
businessall from these steps I go into way more detail on the steps within a podcast episode that I dropped on my podcast we'll link it below make sure you check it out but the
threekind of to get you started if you're wanting to actually take your
businessserious and hit that next revenue mark for your
businesstip number one for you is going to be master your craft so I know this is annoying people tell you to practice practice practice all of the time but this mainly with when it comes to
businessapplies to your mistakes that you're making so every brand new
businessowner is going to make mistakes I made a slew of them make sure you check out the episode to hear about some but instead of throwing in the towel or saying I don't belong here and giving in to that impostor syndrome voice if you really want to
growyour revenue and stick with this
creativeentrepreneurship thing you've got to take those mistakes as a whole...
essence and those lessons need to apply be applied to your craft so that you master it and refine it over time so every brand new
businessowner is making mistakes every brand new marketer every brand new
creativeetc is making those mistakes the main difference between the people who get a desk job or go back to their day job or whatever and the people that succeed and reach those six-
figuremarks is that they kept showing up so keep showing up master your craft and everyone you know sucks at email marketing at first or is pulling their head ahead and head out it's pulling their hair out when it comes to understanding
businessentities that you should form or if you need a
businesslicense or not or when to pay taxes and how much and all of that we all start there we all have to
figureit out so just remember master your craft and that takes time and it takes applying your mistakes to your
creativeendeavors as lessons instead of throwing in the towel and giving up and then my second tip for you is going to be less is more less is not less less is actually more when it comes to being able to scale your
businessso if you're maybe hovering around the I feel strapped fit strapped thin stretched thin strapped to my desk and I'm working so so so hard on these client jobs or these products that I'm doing whatever but I'm barely making any money like why is this happening probably because it's time for you to go after the...
phrase that lets us more as a
businessowner more is actually not more I mean to a certain extent obviously there's a place in time for hustle there's a place in time for being strapped to your desk because you're building this thing that you built and I'm not saying don't hustle because there is a time and a place for that however just doing the same thing over and over again for 60 hours 80 hours a week and it's not working it's not working it's time to step maybe say no to a few client jobs or say no to doing that thing that isn't working or that you're not efficient in and maybe hiring somebody else to do it if you can but at least scale back when it comes to spending so much time on your client work on your custom work on this or that that isn't actually working for your
businessso that you can get that time back and really assess where your
businessneeds that extra 10 hours or five hours even a week in order to
growand in order to scale to the next level so less is more I directly learned this when I was doing wedding stationery so I grew my wedding stationery
figures because I was able to first of all realize that I was booked and busy definitely booked in busy I had 40 wedding clients my second and third year of
businessI was strapped to my but my desk but I was like wow this is amazing people are booking me but that's not sustainable and my reason for being booked so much was because my prices were a...
very reasonable rate and so if I wanted to actually
growand hit those revenue marks I had to sit back take more time devoted to small a smaller list of clients so that I could raise my prices and provide them with this amazing client experience that I wasn't able to do when I had 40 wedding clients a year because I was so strapped for time already and so I realized that my time that I was able to pour into the client experience for my clients was really valuable and I needed to put a price tag on that and so I increased my prices and therefore I was able to get my time back and spend way I'm strapped to my desk but also do voting and achieving really great results for my clients and so that was a great portfolio builder and just overall taking on less clients per year was something that was amazing for me it was what it was able to catapult me into teaching workshops more frequently teaching online classes and making and generating more revenue because of that as well and so for me and my experience less was definitely more I was able to not only take on less clients and feel less overworked but I was able to provide them with better results a better end product which was wedding stationery at the time and I was able to get more money at the same time so I was raising my prices because my client experience was elevating my third and final tip for you here is don't let your fear make your decisions let it fuel your decisions this is huge this was huge for me when...
growing to that next level in my
businessI was starting to make a viable
businessstarting to make decent money in my
businessand it was just kind of a place where I felt fear of before making that kind of decision to take on less clients I was afraid that if I raised my prices or if I took on last clients that I would go out of
businessand I'd have to go back and get a day job however I let that fear fuel me and I knew in my head that okay if it wasn't working I was gonna come back to the drawing table make some adjustments and keep going but instead of letting that fear hinder me from making my next move or leveling up in my
businessI let it fuel me so that I was more tenacious I was more scrappy I was pitching my work to people I was pitching my work to wedding planners photographers etc constantly and I didn't just let myself stew in this fear of like I'm raising my prices and I'm taking on less clients this is scary stuff I let it drive me and it made me become more scrappy and going after what I wanted instead of letting that fear turn into anxiety and worry I flipped it around and let it turn into drive and hustle quote unquote even though I was definitely working weightless because of raising my prices and taking on less clients so those are my
tipsfor you I've got a full two other
tipson my podcast episode so five
tipsfor you for scaling how I scaled my six-
businessso whether you're an artist...
illustrator designer photographer doesn't matter if you have a stationary