Category Archives: interior design business

Success is an Attitude

Success¬†: This is an attitude, I have succeeded in everything I have undertaken. I visualize, I plan, and make it happen. It may not always end up how I first see it, but I have learned to let things evolve and become what they want to be. If I foster an idea and put forth the effort , find resources, plan and adjust, refine, my ventures always come to fruition. I take the same positive attitude when I am ready to ramp a certain aspect up of an existing project. I am sure I have some peter out or completely implode, but I choose to not give them the energy they certainly don’t deserve. On to bigger and better things. Learn what you can from it and move on, never giving up. I remember hearing that Henry Ford filed for bankruptcy just before his great Model T came to fruition.

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Is Success About Learning? Or Are You Already Just That Good?

“Benjamin Barber …. once said,”I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and failures…. I divide the world into learners and non learners.”

I for one like to hire and work with people who are teachable. I always want to be a student. There is always some one out there that knows more than me.

 

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Bravely Blaze into Your Design or Creative Career. 

Gain the Confidence, Knowledge and Systems to Get the Most Qualified, Grateful Clients who Will Pay Well for Your Talent, Service and Professionalism.

I’m excited about this and want to share with you just a little bit. I created a little webinar to get you started really building something great. I really believe that we have Gods potential in us and its our respectability to live up to it. It is also our responsibility to help one another no matter what.

Sharing is caring, so check it out. Quality will get better as I learn and grow, but the message stays the same.

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My Latest Resource Hack: eonfire.com


I drive around in my car a lot. I have changed a worthless habit of watching and listening to news with reading or listening to something educational or inspiring. 

Major technology Hack: listen to eonfire podcasts in your car. 

  • Get motivated
  • Hear what other uber successful people do
  • Hear how they do it 
  • Listen and take notes as they share their hacks 

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http://www.creativelysucceed.com 

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Designers and Multiple ¬†Streams of Income

As a designer it was a hard Lesson to realize I could not make enough simply working for another firm. I had had a business before so it was inevitable that I start my own firm. 

Initially I worked with contractors more than home owners on construction documents. My interiors projects grew in quantity as well as quality. I was busy but out of time and really can only charge so much before I priced myself out of competing for projects. 

I learned the concept of streams of income as an artist, pottery was my medium. We never would have made it if we relied on only one stream. Imagine the power of all the smaller streams feeding the Amazon River. That’s what I shoot for now. We always felt an ebb and flow of income from our sources. Our retail street shows were good in the winter but terrible in the summer. Our wholesale accounts were terrific in the summers but awful otherwise. The tile was still growing. The restaurants would order plates more regularly but not enough to sustain us on their own. 

The design field has so many opportunities to build on and create outreach opportunities as well as income that it’s a no brainer to just keep building them all. They require work upfront and creating good content for your clients to learn from. I always felt my best customer in my gallery was one who took the pottery class, they had been educated on the process and had a real appreciation for the effort and skill required to complete a piece. Same goes for your interiors client. The better educated they are the easier they are to work with. 

Here are a few things I work with to help my clients as well as help me. If I can earn more in other areas then I won’t have to charge more for my time but can still take the time necessary to give them a great end product as well as good service throughout. 

  • Interior design service
  • Purchasing materials
  • Purchasing furnishing 
  • Purchasing lighting
  • Selling cabinetry
  • Scaling advice online 
  • Floor plans and house plans online
  • Writing and selling a book or series of books online
  • Affiliates and partnering online
  • Referral fees
  • Public speaking 
  • Blogging with affiliates

These are all the things I have used to create not only outreach to help more clients but also to fill a need for new designers to learn faster how to become successful.