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 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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4 steps to becoming a full time traveling creative boss babe


If you’re dreaming of working from the beaches of Cancun or from an artist’s flat in Montreal, you’re not alone. The wanderlust is real and believe me, I’ve been bitten by the travel bug just like you. Working while traveling full time is a totally doable thing. If you want to make it happen, go for it! If being a digital nomad is #goals, you’ve come to the right place. Let’s make your wildest wishes come true.

Being a full time traveling boss babe will take a bit of start up work at home, so hold on before booking your one-way ticket to Thailand. Here are 5 things that you’ll need to do to set up the foundation of your business:

 

1. Master the business stuff

If you’re going to make a living off of being your own boss, you should probably know how to do everything that a boss babe. (Just saying.) Owning a creative business isn’t just the fun pretty stuff, it’s also the nitty gritty of accounting, proposals, invoices,...

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How to be a badass boss babe when you’re an introvert

Being an introvert has its challenges for sure. I used to be super shy (actually, I still am from time to time) partly because of my upbringing and partly just because of the way my brain is programmed. Being an introvert isn’t bad in itself, but it can make going into client meetings and social situations a bit more stressful than it should be. If you’re like me, the more you practice communicating with people, being more social, or even presenting, the better you’ll be at getting over your introverted tendencies. For those of you who are introverts and think that you cannot become a designer because of it, here’s some good news: that’s totally not true.

Here are a few tips that can help you combat your introverted tendencies and be the best designer you can be:

 

Solo Traveling

Now, I’m not saying to spend big bucks on traveling (unless you want to, in which case I totally support your decision), but if you’re the kind of person that...

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