Empowering Affirmations for a Successful Business

Did you know that you have a certain power inside of you? You do! It’s not just a bunch of hocus pocus either! Listen up, because you have the power to change your life, and to manifest the positive outcomes that you want for your business. Through empowering affirmations you can change your mindset, and how you respond to the world around you. You are able to create the reality that you desire by creating a more positive mentality. If I do say so myself, that’s a pretty amazing power to have! Especially in a world where people tend to be negative about their money, their work-life, or being crazy busy. They live in a world where they are caught in the addictive mindset of negativity, therefore that is what they tend to receive. You may be wondering, “what is an affirmation exactly?” An affirmation is used by stating a positive phrase that represents what it is that you want to manifest. Some examples of positive affirmations: “Money comes my way...

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How to find clients on Facebook Groups


Finding clients on Facebook groups is a great strategy when you are trying to find paid work. The bread and butter of your online creative business is YOUR clients. How else would you be able to make a living if you don’t have paying clients? I get a ton of messages from my boss babes asking me where their potential clients are hiding. Where can the right clients be found?

A few pointers on how to find clients on Facebook groups

NOTE: This is applicable on whether you’re building your business from scratch or you have a business now but looking to find more clients using Facebook Groups.

Use the Facebook search field to find jobs related to the field that you are in

Here’s an example of a way in which you can find a client in a Facebook group. Notice how typing in just a few simple keywords such as, “Graphic Design Job” you see a list of other keywords.



Other keywords that you can use on your search for clients include, Freelance Jobs, Work from Home...

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How to work on your business while having a full-time job



I know exactly where you are in this moment of your life, you have a full-time job that you don’t have the luxury of leaving right now, but you are trying to successfully run your business on the side. You dream of a day where you will be able to walk out of that 9-5 with confidence, owning your boss status, and you’ll never have to return! You’ll be able to say that you have created a career that makes you happy, pays your bills, and provides the independence you have been craving! Let’s be real though, you have to work your boss lady butt off to reach those dreams while making sure the rent is paid! I totally understand where you are coming from because I have walked in your shoes. I am here to tell you that you CAN do it! You just have to make the right choices for your life, choices that may or may not require sacrifices of your free time. Listen up ladies, nothing is impossible if you use your time wisely, and understand that you have the power inside of...

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How to not let clients take advantage of you

Every boss babe will run into difficult clients from time to time, but as a new business owner, you’ll probably run into them more often than not. You may have a client or two that doesn’t respect your boundaries, puts incredibly unrealistic expectations on you, or creeps on the scope of the project like crazy. What are some of the warning signs that a client may not take you and your business seriously? Here are 6 ways that clients may try to take advantage of you and how you should handle the situation so that doesn’t happen:

They’re being increasingly difficult

Not all of your clients will be the dream client you’ve been waiting your whole career for. If your client seems perfect at first and then starts to ask for revision after revision in a short period of time, unfortunately, your client may not be so perfect after all. Difficult clients may need to get proofs and artwork signed off by at least 5 people, 4 of which you’ve never met...

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Unique places to work while building your online creative biz

Building an online creative business is hard work. If you’re working from home, staying in your pajamas and responding to emails from bed may seem like the best way to spend your Saturday morning. This work strategy might even work for a day or two. After the first week, I can assure you that working from the comfort of your own bed is the absolute worst way to get your work done. There are too many temptations around including (but not limited to) playing with your pets, reorganizing your books by color, and washing your sheets for the second time that week. To get your creative business off the ground, you’ll have to get out of the house and head to a unique place to do the foundational work you need to get done. The only question is, where should you go to do it? To all you wanderlustin’ ladies out there who cannot focus and get SHIT DONE in the convenience of your own home… this article is for you. I’m totally GUILTY of not being able to work at...

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How to set-up your online creative business while traveling the world


So, you’ve decided that you want to be a digital nomad + entrepreneur - Congrats! I’m sure you’re now wondering: how exactly does one start their own online creative business while traveling the world? Starting an online business is probably harder than you think, but no worries! I’m here to guide you toward the path of success. With a bit of dedication, you’ll be on your way to securing design clients in no time.

Here are 6 things that you’ll need to do to get your brand new creative online business off the ground while traveling the world:

Come up with your business name

Coming up with your business name is the first thing you’ll need to do before setting up your business up legally. As far as names go, here are two easy ways that you can come up with a business name: 1. Use your name - Some creatives want to make things easy and use some variation of their name in their business name. Many creatives choose to add...

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Start Your Creative Biz Faster: 6 Essential Productivity Hacks


If everyone only has 24 hours in a day, how is it that some entrepreneurs get super human amounts of work done daily? How do you make the time to juggle a full-time job while building up your side hustle? Productivity, my friends. Managing your time effectively is the key to making it all happen! Before we go into more detail on how to be more productive and start your creative biz faster, you should keep this in mind: Some of these tips you have heard before. If you have heard a tip before, there’s probably a reason you keep seeing the tip over and over again. If you’re thinking “I've heard that advice before, let's move on to the new exciting stuff!”, here is the truth: it doesn't matter if you’ve heard the advice before, it only matters if you are actively applying the advice to your life! If you know an apple a day keeps the doctor away, but you still pick up a Snickers every chance you have… well, you get the point. Without further ado, here...

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How to build a close relationship with your client when you're abroad

Having a creative online business is an introvert’s dream; no dealing with commuting or the ins and outs of small talk with co workers, and you can take calls in your pajamas. But it’s important to keep a relationship with your clients, even if you rarely see their faces (and only through a computer screen). Close relationships with clients builds trust, and trust is important in letting you do your work on your own without feeling like a client is always looking over your shoulder or needing reassurance. But to build that relationship, it’s going to take effort on your part even more than on theirs. So how do you build a close relationship with your client when you're working remotely?


Here are my top 3 tips on how you can build a close relationship with your client when you're working remotely:

Check In, Even When Something Isn’t Due

Checking in during a project is common sense; asking questions and getting clarification lets the client know you care about...

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7 types of difficult design clients and how to work with them

Building your online business is a process and so is learning to deal with different types of clients – it’s certainly not easy!

As a designer, you’ll get different types of clients with different kinds of personalities: you have the needy ones, the ones that have super high expectations, the ones that always think they are right… you get the point.

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by having to deal with a difficult client for the first time, you’re not alone.

Here’s your in-depth guide on how to work with 7 of the most difficult design clients you’ll ever meet:

1. Your guide to needy clients:

These are the types of clients that need a ton of hand holding and want you to keep them in the loop for every design decision that you make. Your client may not be hovering over your shoulder as you’re trying to crank away on your design work in a coffee shop somewhere, but it sure feels like they are! You seem to spend a ton of time trying...

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5 ways to easily get clients to communicate their requirements



Do you get frustrated when you’re on a call or at a meeting with your client and they’re just not giving you the answers you need? You’re trying to understand your client's project goals and requirements so you can start creating design concepts, but with the unclear answers you’re getting, that seems like an absolutely impossible task. I’ve totally been there. There’s nothing more infuriating than sitting in on a call, taking notes, and realizing that they make no sense whatsoever when you re-read them after the meeting’s over. The requirements that you got from the call were confusing and vague, leaving you in the dark. Your client knows more about the project than you, so why are you working overtime in an attempt to read their mind? It’s your client’s job to effectively communicate to you their end goal and the requirements to meet that goal. You’re probably wondering: how do you prevent your client from giving you...

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