Posts tagged ideal client
Copywriting tips for your website

Hi babes, happy Monday! Did you have a wonderful weekend? Feeling refreshed for another kick-a$$ week? I know I am!

WELCOME BACK to Day 11 (!!!) of the Live Video Training Extravaganza, we’re at it again with another week of free live video trainings and I am so excited to continue sharing this content with you! Week 3, hot dang.

Quick summary: every day for the past 2 weeks, I’ve hosted a free live video training over on my Youtube channel and shared those replays here on the blog. And honestly, it’s been so much fun that I wasn’t ready to stop quite yet… so I decided to continue these live video trainings into this week too! LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!

So we’re back for more and you can watch even more of these daily lessons as I keep creating content for you!

Today’s video was a blast, obvi, and we talked all about a topic that is often a hangup for many of my clients and audience. That’s right, the joys and woes of website copy

In this video training, I talked about copywriting tips for your website.

From page goals & CTAs to ideal audiences to content formatting to writing for conversions, we cover it all!

Alright, that’s enough intro for one video… let’s get to the goods.

Click the live video training replay below to watch now!

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4 things I've done differently to improve client communications in my business

Many freelancers/small business owners/entrepreneurs go into business thinking that doing the actual work will be the most challenging part of their job. But in many cases, it’s actually client communications and management that can be the scariest or hardest part of their day. Who’d have thought that?!

Client communication can have its ups and downs, there’s no denying it. Anytime you’re dealing with people and their businesses, there’s an emotional component that can’t be ignored. But now that I’ve been in business for several years, I finally feel like I’m getting a handle on things.

Since I started my business, I’ve made countless changes to my process and learned a LOT about the best way to work with clients. Sometimes that means retraining my brain on the type of language to use, other times it means implementing new organization strategies. I can anticipate what various pushback points might be and I’m able to get ahead of the situation and keep everyone happy.

I’m not saying that I’m perfect or that I’m an expert in client communications, but I’ve definitely learned a lot and want to share those lessons with you today!

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How to turn down freelance clients in a way that won’t break your business 

Believe it or not, there will come a day for every freelancer, solopreneur or business owner where they receive more inquiries than they can take on. As much as you’d love to accept every project that comes your way (hello, bottom line?!), you will eventually find yourself having to turn down potential freelance work. 

This can a blessing in disguise but it’s still a hard skill to master - especially if you’re still in the scrappy, roller coaster, early stages of your business. 

Now that I’ve established my web design business, I am thrilled to find myself in this position. It took some time to get here and I had to figure out turn down work and projects in a “smart” way, but now that I’m here I want to share how I say no in a way that doesn’t come back to bite my business in the butt.

Saying No isn't easy and rejection ain’t fun for anyone but there’s definitely a ‘right’ way to go about it.

Let’s dive right in!

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Five foolproof steps to getting projects you actually want to work on

A few days ago I was flipping through my calendar and all of a sudden it hit me : I've officially been running my own web design/development business for over a year now. Wow, what a feat! 

It's a depressing fact that most businesses fail yet so far, I've been successful and I'm proud to say that I plan to keep it that way.

My business has been successful thanks to a combination of luck, hard work, perseverance and a willingness to approach my business strategically.

Here's the thing, though. A lot of it is replicable which means that YOU can start or grow your web design/development business too!

This article is going to walk you through the five foolproof steps that I use to get the web design/development projects I actually want to work on. By following these steps, I am confident that they can work for you too! It's not rocket science but it will take time and effort. But trust me, it's worth it.

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