Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify Oh, the dreaded “code” word. While many Squarespace users shy away from custom CSS, Becca of Inside the Square was hooked after her very first adventure into coding. Who knew coding a single button would change the course of her entire career? What started as a simple tweak turned into a bustling business […]
When she first started her business, Chelsea was just a college senior looking for a fun, money-making hobby. In the years that followed, her little Etsy shop evolved into a custom website design business and booming template shop, all of which she runs while working full-time corporate job. In all of her work – custom Squarespace design, template creation, and even her courses – Chelsea maintains her quirky, one-of-a-kind brand and encourages her clients to do the same. She’s all about creating a business that looks and feels *exactly* right and being unapologetic with your brand. In this episode of the Intentional Creative Podcast, Chelsea and I chat about how she found her unique selling point, niched down her offerings, and created a bustling passive income stream – all without sacrificing the brand that makes her special.
Fellow small business owners, you know the feeling. In the early days, you take on every client that comes your way, say “yes” to projects that don’t excite you, and take on way more than you can handle. It’s a rite of passage that seemingly every creative entrepreneur goes through, myself included. After a couple years, I got so burnt out on client work that I gave it up altogether.
Claire happened upon her first client in a coffee shop, and that single client became her top referral source to this day. Since then, Claire has established herself as a true expert in the web design space, and Blooming Design Co. has proven itself to be a reliable, sustainable business. Listen to us chat about starting a web design business, networking, and landing your first client in this week’s episode of the Intentional Creative Podcast.
When I first started my business, I really struggled to tick off all my to-do list items throughout the week. I’d end up moving tasks to the next week, then the next, and then letting them fall off the list altogether. In the past few years, though, I’ve developed a system that keeps me productive and eliminates the stress of an ever-growing to-do list.